The Mukti Fund Production Grant (MFPG) is a mini grant for members of the Pride Youth Theater Alliance. The Mukti Fund is providing up to $5,000 in funds for Productions Grants to be distributed among PYTA members interested in investing in the artistic areas of their productions. As a production-specific grant, MFPG funds should be used to strengthen the artistic quality, and support artists implementing innovative ideas into an upcoming production. Proposals of up to $5000 will be accepted, but priority will be given to proposals of $500-$1000 in scale.
Applications due on December 5, 2017 by 11:59PM
Grant recipients announced December 22, 2017
Funds distributed early January 2018
Final Reports due December 21, 2018 by 11:59PM - this will include a description of activities and photo/video documentation
To be eligible for the MFPG an organization must:
Name of Organization
Program Name (if applicable)
Grant Amount Requested
Please describe your upcoming production and how you will use the Mukti Fund Production Grant funds to enhance the artistic quality and innovation of your QYT production. (1000 words max)
If you became a member of PYTA after January 1, 2017, please also include the following:
Organization/Program Mission Statement (100 words max)
Organization/Program Description (i.e. context of your work) (500 words max)
Description of Population Served (250 words max)
Submit an online application form HERE
Applications due December 5, 2017 by 11:59PM
What is the Mukti Fund?
The Mukti Fund is a small private foundation established in 1983 to support cultural heritage and environmental projects on St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. Since 2010 they have focused in Queer Youth Theaters(QYT) and have provided funding to over 20 queer youth theaters and programs across the United States and in Canada. In 2012, this group of funded QYT’s became known as the Pride Youth Theater Alliance and has since expanded.
What is the Pride Youth Theater Alliance (PYTA)?
The Pride Youth Theater Alliance -- a group of directors, educators, and activists -- works collectively to raise awareness and place institutional unity behind the work of individual QYT programs, the field at large, and the needs of communities where QYT groups exist.
What are the PYTA values?
YOUTH VOICE: Youth voices are necessary for Queer Youth Theater leadership. We collaborate with youth to create opportunities for them to become advocates for themselves and leaders in their community.
LIBERATION: Dismantling oppression based on race, gender, age, and sexual orientation to achieve justice for intersectional queer identities.
QUEERNESS: Reclaimed from its discriminatory roots, we use this radical self-identification to honor complexity and intersectionality within and beyond an LGBTQQIA+ spectrum.
ARTISTIC EXPRESSION: We value artistic expression as a vehicle for youth to understand the complexities of personal identity, build community, and inspire meaningful systemic change.
COMMUNITY: The impact of our work is strengthened by sharing our skills, knowledge, and experience through creative partnerships in the network.
If you have any questions about the Mukti Fund Production Grant or PYTA membership,
please reach out to PYTA Manager, Vic Quintanar: Vic@prideyouththeateralliance.org