The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging theater, dance, and film artists who are at the beginning of their careers or an early stage of professional development.
The foundation is currently inviting nominations for its 2017 Theater Grants Program. The annual program provides financial assistance in the categories of Scholarships and Apprenticeships/Fellowships.
1) Scholarships: Tuition assistance will be awarded for the last year of professional training at a nonprofit school located in the United States. Grants are based on tuition costs only; no other expenses (i.e., room and board, materials, books, etc.) may be included.
2) Apprenticeships/Fellowships: Financial compensation will be provided to an individual artist (exclusive of benefits) nominated by a professional nonprofit theater company. Nominees may not have worked with the company for more than five years at the time of application. The strength of the partnership between the company and the artist is taken into serious consideration during the adjudication process.
To be eligible to nominate, professional nonprofit theater companies must employ professional artistic and administrative staff; have been in continuous operation as a nonprofit professional theater company for a minimum of three years; and have held a total of twenty weeks of rehearsal and performances for the current and previous three years. In addition, theaters must have demonstrated the ability to raise public and other private funds.
See the Princess Grace Foundation-USA website for complete program guidelines and nomination instructions.