Awards Program for Study of Theater, Play Writing, Dance and Choreography

Funding Agency:
Princess Grace Foundation--USA

The Princess Grace Awards is a national program dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging theater, dance, and film artists who are at the outset of their careers or at early stages of professional development. Working in conjunction with nominating schools and non-profit companies, Princess Grace Awards recognize the talent of individual artists in theater, dance, and film.

This unique collaborative process fills vast voids in the artistic community: scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships give emerging artists the financial assistance and encouragement to focus on artistic excellence; monetary support for the nominating organizations eases fundraising challenges, directing resources toward the creative process.

Awards are available in the following creative areas:

  • Theater: Scholarships for students at non-profit schools; apprenticeships and fellowships for artists at non-profit theaters. Deadline: March 31, 2020.

    • Please note, grants are not currently available for composers, lyricists, dramaturgs, managers, or music directors; self-nominations by an artist are not accepted; and an organization or school may submit only one nominee per category (scholarship, apprenticeship or fellowship outlined in the PGF guidelines).
  • Dance: Scholarships for students at non-profit schools; fellowships for dancers at non-profit companies. Deadline: April 30, 2020. 

    • Scholarships and fellowships are available through a nomination process for individuals affiliated with non-profit schools and dance companies. Nominations for dance performance grants are invited from the Artistic Directors of dance companies and Deans or Department Chairs of professional schools in dance.

      Please note, self-nominations by an artist are not accepted; an organization or school may submit only one nominee per category (scholarship or fellowship outlined in the PGF guidelines).

  • Choreography: Fellowships for collaborations with non-profit dance companies. Deadline: April 30, 2020. 

    • Fellowships are available through a nomination process for individuals affiliated with non-profit dance companies or organizations. Nominations for a choreography fellowship are invited from the Artistic Directors of professional dance companies and Directors of organizations/festivals hosting residencies for emerging choreographers that culminate in a public performance. University residencies are not eligible.
  • Playwriting: One fellowship for an individual playwright, including residency at New Dramatists. Deadline: March 15, 2020. 

    • Eligible playwrights must not have had any professional full-length productions other than those using the showcase code or in an off-off-Broadway theater with 99 or fewer seats.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • All nominees must be U.S. citizens or have obtained permanent residency status.
  • All nominees (except playwrights, who may apply individually through www.newdramatists.org), must be nominated by a school department chair/dean or company artistic director. Self-nominations are not allowed.
  • The nominating organization must be a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization for at least three years.
  • Scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships must be completed in the United States.

Amount

$25,000

Amount Description

Award amounts generally range from $5,000 to $25,000 each, based on expenses for annual salary or artistic fee, tuition, or thesis project costs.

Funding Type

Fellowship
Grant
Scholarship

Eligibility

Faculty
Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty

Category

Arts & Humanities
Community Outreach and Engagement

External Deadline

March 15, 2020