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Children’s Theatre Foundation of America: Founders Fund Projects of Excellence & National Significance for Young People

Deadline: January 16, 2018

The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America (CFTA) challenges and supports theatre artists to achieve excellence in service to young people. CTFA is seeking applications from not-for-profit theatres for theatre projects/productions that focus on dismantling racism. The Foundation will support a ground-breaking 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. This 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.

Funds may be used for:

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.

A project that goes 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

A project that will make a difference in the field of theatre for young audiences, not only in one community or one theatre, and produces outcomes that can be applied nationally.

Production costs including but not limited to script commissions, artist fees, innovative design applications, new uses of technology, partnerships between theatres, schools, universities and diverse communities, travel, extraordinary educational or outreach opportunities.

Amount: One grant of $30,000 will be made.

Eligibility: Not-for-profit theatres in the United States, 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.

Link: http://www.childrenstheatrefoundation.org/page9/page11/

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