Creative Capital
Offers grants to individuals in the Performing & Visual Arts, Film/Video, Literature, and Emerging Fields. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $40,000, for a total commitment of up to $90,000 per project.
Creative Capital 15 Maiden Lane, 23rd Floor New York, NY 10038  Phone: (212) 598-9900  Fax: (212) 598-4934  Email:  Website:

Theatre Communications Group

  • NEA/TCGCareer Development Programs for Directors and Designers - Exceptionally talented early-career artists travel, research, observe, assist and/or direct or design under the guidance of one or more designated mentors.
  • Fox Foundation Actor Fellowships -Two-year pilot program established to support both emerging and established actors.Observership Program -Key staff at TCG's member theatres apply to observe the administration and artistic work of other theatres and meet with colleagues. TCG/ITI Travel Grants Program - The Theatre Communications Group/InternationalTheatre Institute Travel Grants support cultural exchange and artistic partnerships between professionals in the United States and their counterparts in Russia and Eastern and Central Europe.
  • Alan Schneider Director Award - For talented mid-career, freelance directors nominated by artistic leaders of TCG theatres. $7,500 award may be used for travel, research, or other professional development opportunities.
  • American Theatre Affiliated Writers Program -Designed to stimulate high quality cultural reporting, feature writing, and theatre criticism that breaks past its own boundaries.For residents of New York City and Minnesota only.

Theatre Communications Group 520 Eighth Ave., 24th Floor New York, NY 10018  Phone: (212) 609-5900  Fax: (212) 609-5901  Email:  Website:

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP)
Online resource for women playwrights that runs two funds for members (membership ranges from $15 to $100 per year, depending on level).
Email:  Website:

The Puffin Foundation
Grants up to $2,500; average grant is approximately $1,250. Applications will be available September 1, 2016, for the 2017 grant cycle for artists in music, photography, theater, and public interest. To receive an application packet for the 2017 Grant Cycle please send a SASE (#10 self-addressed stamped envelope) between September 1st and December 6th, 2016 to the address below.  We do not provide applications via email or via download.
The Puffin Foundation 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ 07666  Phone: (201) 836-3400  Email:  Website:

Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art
Awards grants between $2,000 and $10,000 to performance artists, allowing them to produce major works anywhere in the State of New York. Artists from all over the world are invited to apply.
Franklin Furnace, Address can be found here.  Phone: (718) 687-5800  Fax: (718) 687-5830  Email:  Website:

Ella Lyman Cabot Trust
Grants to individuals for projects (sometimes involving a departure from one's usual vocation or a creative extension of it) with a promise of good to others. Awards are usually made on a one-year basis and are not renewed.

Princess Grace Awards for Theater Artists and Playwrights
Dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging young artists in theater to realize their career goals through scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. Awards are based primarily on the artistic quality of the artist's past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the appropriateness of the activities to the individual's artistic growth.
Princess Grace Awards 150 East 58th Street, 25th Floor New York, NY 10155 Phone: (212) 317-1470 Fax: (212) 317-1473  Emails:  Website:

National YoungArts Foundation
The foundation aims to identify and support the next generation of artists, and to contribute to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of talented young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts.  YoungArts provides emerging artists with life-changing experiences with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding emerging artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts.
National YoungArts Foundation 2100 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33137 Phone: 1-800-970-ARTS (1-800-970-2787)  Email:  Website:

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Director/Choreographer Observerships
Offers young, early-career directors and choreographers the opportunity to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create new productions on Broadway, off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres, primarily in New York, Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Observers often have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal to opening night, and receive stipends of $250-$1,000. (The foundation has other programs as well. The link below will take you to a comprehensive list.)
SDC Foundation 321 West 44th Street, Suite 804 New York, NY 10036  Phone:(212) 391-1070  Fax: (212) 302-6195  Email: Website:

United States Institute for Theatre Technology
USITT is dedicated to actively promoting the advancement of the knowledge and skills of its members. Member grants and fellowships are available in performing arts design and technology.
USITT 315 South Crouse Ave., Ste. 200 Syracuse, NY 13210 Phone: (800) 938-7488  or (315) 463-6463 Fax: (866) 398-7488 Email: Website:

CEC ArtsLink Inc.
ArtsLink Projects provide support to US artists, curators, presenters, and arts organizations undertaking projects in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic countries, Russia, Western Asia, Mongolia, and Egypt.  Applicants must be working with an artist or organization in that region and projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both the US and the host country. CEC ArtsLink can assist interested applicants in identifying contacts in the region. Funds are also available for artists from the region to pursue projects in the US.
CEC ArtsLink Inc. 291 Broadway, 12th Floor New York, NY 10007  Phone: (212) 643-1985  Fax: (212) 643-1996  Email:  Website:

U.S./Japan Creative Artists' Program
A partnership of the NEA and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC), allows American artists to live and work in Japan for five months.  Architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists and solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists) are encouraged to apply.  Artists who create original work in a multidisciplinary form are also eligible.
Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission 1201 15th St. NW, Suite 330 Washington, DC 20005  Phone: (202) 653-9800  Fax: (202) 653-9802  Email: Website:

Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship Program, Arena Stage, Washington, DC
Established to increase participation of people of color in professional theater. Fellowships require a 40-44 week commitment and are available to work with seasoned professionals in the areas of artistic and technical production, arts administration and Community Engagement. Arena Stage provides a modest stipend and may assist in locating housing.
Fellows and Interns Program Coordinator Arena Stage 1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024  Phone: (202) 554-9066  Fax: (202) 488-4056  Email: Website:

National Alliance for Musical Theatre' National Fund for New Musicals
Through the National Fund for New Musicals, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) supports collaborations between member theatres and musical theatre writers. Through a competitive submission process, NAMT’s National Fund provides grants to support new musicals at all stages of development, at theatres of all sizes, with the goal of bringing quality new musicals to audiences across the country. The National Fund for New Musicals provides grants to NAMT’s U.S. not-for-profit theatre members in three categories, which together reflect a musical’s trajectory from early development to full production: Writers Residency Grant, Project Development Grant, and Production Grant.
National Alliance for Musical Theatre 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 301 New York, NY 10018  Phone:( 212) 714-6668  Fax: (212) 714-0469  Email:  Website:

The Kleban Foundation
In honor of Edward Kleban, this award is given annually to both a librettist and a lyricist. The award will be in the amount of $100,000 to each recipient and will be payable in two annual installments of $50,000.
The Kleban Foundation c/o New Dramatists 424 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036  Phone: (212) 757-6960Website:

Jim Henson Foundation
Awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. Production grants of $7,000 are awarded for the development of new works, and Workshop grants of $3,000 are made for pieces in the earliest stages of creation. Family Grants of $4,000 fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers.
Jim Henson Foundation 37-18 Northern Blvd., Ste. 400 Long Island City, NY 11101  Phone: (212) 439-7504  Fax: (212) 439-7452  Email: Website:


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