The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has announced the availability of applications for the 2009 Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography, and Film. Founded in 1982, the foundation is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging artists in theater, dance, and film, and has awarded grants totaling over $5 million to nearly 500 individuals 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 excellence, 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. in New York City. Individuals may submit an unproduced, unpublished full-length play for consideration. (Deadline: March 31, 2009.)
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, 2009.)
Film Scholarships, awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students, are by invitation only. Universities, colleges, and schools are invited to recommend applicants via their Department Chairs or Deans. Film scholarships provide funding toward the filmmaker's thesis film. A complete list of accepted schools is in the FAQs of the Grants Program section at the foundation's Web site. (Deadline: June 1, 2009.)
Award amounts generally range from $5,000 to $25,000 each, based upon expenses for annual salary or artistic fee, tuition, or thesis project costs. All award applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of application. Additionally, 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 2009 to August 2010).
For further information and applications, visit the foundation's Web site.
Link to Complete RFP