Children’s Theatre Foundation of America: 2018 Project Fulfillment Grant
The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America (CTFA) will support a ground-breaking theatre project that demonstrates diversity, racial equity, and inclusion and promotes the involvement of communities that have been historically disadvantaged and socially and politically excluded based on race. The supported project must be at a point of culmination where it is ready to be shared with the public through a theatrical production, public display or publication.
Specifically, CTFA will fund a creative and visionary project that will advance the field of theatre for young audiences and serve as a model to address issues of social justice and inclusion. The supported project will make a difference in the field of theatre for young audiences and will produce outcomes that can be applied nationally. The grant must be for a culminating public theatrical production, public display, or publication.
The supported project should go above and beyond traditional concepts of theatre for young people in terms of:
- Content: Subject matter, themes explored, non-traditional characters, etc.
- Methodology: Scripted plays, devised works, immersive experiences, etc.
- Community Interaction: Partnerships, ancillary events, community engagement
- Evaluation: Concrete ways to measure impact and success
Amount: One grant of up to $30,000 will be awarded. A 50 percent funding match must be provided (salaries and in-kind services may be included within the match).
Eligibility: Nonprofit theatres in the U.S., established for at least five consecutive years, with a public record of artistic quality in creating work for young audiences and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in leadership. Theatres not previously known for producing work for young and family audiences may apply, but the specific project under consideration must serve children, youth, schools, communities, and/or families. Teams formed by theatres, which bring together theatre artists and outside collaborators from a variety of disciplines seeking to explore new approaches to form and content in theatre for young audiences, may also apply through a qualifying theatre.
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