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Jim Henson Foundation

Deadline: March 13, 2017

The Jim Henson Foundation awards three types of grants for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater:

  • Production Grants are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in the coming year.
  • Workshop Grants are for the development and workshopping of these pieces. Workshop Grants and Production Grants can be combined over a two year period for the greatest benefit to the piece; however, a Production Grant does not need to be proceeded by a Workshop grant and a Workshop Grant in no way ensures a future Production Grant.
  • Family Grants fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers.

Live puppet performance needs to be an integral element of any proposed project. While the Foundation will consider productions that utilize other media and genres, a substantial portion of the piece must feature puppetry that is well-executed in both design and performance.

Amount: Varies by type:

  • Production Grants: $7,000
  • Workshop Grants: $3,000
  • Family Grants: $4,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Artists may apply using a fiscal sponsor.

Link: http://www.hensonfoundation.org/index.php/grant-application/guidelines

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