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Princess Grace Foundation-USA Seeks Nominations for 2015 Theater Awards Program
Princess Grace Foundation-USA

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging theater, dance, and film artists  at the outset of their careers or who are at an early stage of their professional development. The foundation is currently inviting nominations for its 2015 Theater Grants Program in the categories of Scholarships and Apprenticeships and Fellowships.

Scholarships: Awards in this category are meant to provide tuition assistance 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.

Apprenticeships and Fellowships: Awards in this category provide compensation for 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.

Apprenticeship applies to an individual who is “learning the trade” under the mentorship of a skilled staff person. The apprentice will work closely with the artistic director or a senior artist on the company’s mainstage production(s) during the grant period (e.g., as an assistant director, designer, or actor in a supporting role). The apprenticeship should also include the opportunity for the nominee to do his/her own work in a workshop or second stage venue.

Fellowship applies to an individual artist who will have a substantial relationship with the nominating company. The artist will assume significant responsibilities on one or more production(s) in the company’s mainstage season during the grant period (e.g., director, lead actor, or primary designer on a production). Significant responsibility for a second stage season will also be considered (e.g., director, lead actor, or primary designer).

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 over the current and previous three years. In addition, theaters must have demonstrated the ability to raise public and other private funds.

Visit the Princess Grace Foundation-USA website for complete program guidelines and nomination instructions.

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Deadline: 03-31-2015

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