February 01, 2008

upcoming deadlines for grants

Foundation for Jewish Culture Invites Applications for New Jewish Theater Projects Program
Deadline: March 24, 2008

The Foundation for Jewish Culture ( http://www2.jewishculture.org/ ) is accepting applications for the New Jewish Theater Projects program. The program provides grants of up to $5,000 each to national nonprofit theater companies for the commissioning of new plays, musicals, or multimedia works of Jewish significance. Grant funds supports play or performance development, which can include commissioning fees, playwright's residency expenses, and research or workshop costs. Unless special arrangements are made in advance, awards are distributed directly to the venue where the work is to be presented.

Applicants must be a nonprofit organization with federal tax- exempt status; have completed at least two seasons of public performances (student productions are not eligible); and commit to presenting the proposed play to the public within one year of receiving the commission. A workshop production, staged reading, or first production is acceptable, and must include a forum for public discussion. Each application is reviewed according to the following cri- teria: clarity of artistic vision; qualifications of the play- wright/creative team; significance of the play to Jewish history, life, or culture; and feasibility of the theater company to manage the commission and produce the proposed work.

Complete program information is available at the Foundation for Jewish Culture Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10011101/jewishculture


Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces Availability of Applications for 2008 Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance, Choreography, and Film
Deadline: Various

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA ( http://www.pgfusa.org/ ) has announced the availability of applications for the 2008 Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography, and Film. The foundation is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging artists in theater, dance, and film and awards grants to individual artists across the United States.

Theater Awards take the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. Grants are awarded based on the quality of the emerging artists' past work, their potential for future excel- lence, and the impact the collaboration between the nominating organization and the artist will have on the individual's artistic growth. The Playwriting Award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. ( http://www.newdramatists.org/ndhome.htm ) in New York City. Individuals may submit an unproduced, unpublished full-length play for consideration. (Deadline: March 31, 2008)

Dance Performance Awards take the form of scholarships and fellowships. Awards are based on the applicant's artistic merit, significance of the award to her/his current artistic development, and the potential for future excellence and impact on the field. Choreography Fellowships offer emerging choreographers the opportunity to create a new work with a company with which they have little experience. (Deadline: April 30, 2008) Some theater and dance companies who host apprenticeship and fellowship recipients receive an additional grant to be used for general operating expenses.

Film Scholarships, awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students, are by invitation only. Universities, colleges, and schools are invited to submit applicants via their department chairs, deans, or professors. Film scholarships provide funding toward the filmmakers thesis film. A complete list of accepted schools is on the foundation's Web site. (Deadline: June 2, 2008)

All Princess Grace Awards applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status. In addition, all applicants (except playwriting) must be nominated by a nonprofit organization (school or company) with which they will be affiliated during the grant period (September 2008-August 2009).

Full guidelines and applications are available at the foundation's Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10011102/pgfusa

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

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