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Funding Update: December 2018

Welcome to your new funding update! Funding opportunities, from grants, to scholarships, to fellowships, to anything else you can imagine, will be shared here.


Want to see more? Check out our Database of Funding Opportunities to see even more funding opportunities for Queer Youth Theater and beyond.



Arcus Foundation: United States LGBTQ Social Justice

What: Grant

For: Nonprofit Organizations

Location: Arizona, Central Valley (CA), Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina

Deadline: January 22, 2019

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The ultimate goal of Arcus’ Social Justice Program is to achieve dignity, safety, inclusion, and opportunity for LGBTQ people (i.e., people discriminated against based on actual or perceived Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity, also referred to as SOGI) in the U.S. and around the world, especially those most marginalized. While not specifically noted in “LGBTQ,” support for intersex populations can be included in concepts under this call.


New York Foundation for the Arts

What: Artist Fellowship

For: Individual Artists working in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Choreography, Music/Sound, Photography, and Playwriting/Screenwriting

Location: New York State

Deadline: January 23, 2019

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NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. These fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.


Point Foundation

What: Scholarship

For: LGBTQ Students enrolled in an Undergraduate, Graduate. and Doctoral program

Location: USA

Deadline: January 28, 2019

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Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.


MAP Fund

What: Artist Grant

For: The creation and development of new live performance.

Location: USA

Deadline: February 15, 2019

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The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining — and ultimately co-creating — a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States.


National Endowment for the Arts

What: Project Grant

For: Small and mid-sized organizations

Location: USA

Deadline: April 11, 2019 (make sure to register in March and prepare materials beforehand!)

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The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present.


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The Pride Youth Theater Alliance is fiscally sponsored by The Theater Offensive in Boston, MA whose mission is to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.

The Pride Youth Theater Alliance is generously supported by the Mukti Fund, a small private foundation established in 1983 to support cultural heritage, environmental projects, and Queer Youth Theater.