Funding Update: January 2019
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.
For: LGBTQ Students enrolled in an Undergraduate, Graduate. and Doctoral program
Deadline: January 28, 2019
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.
Third Wave Fund: Mobilize Power Fund
For: Coalitions, informal groups, and nonprofit organizations
Deadline: February 5th
(multiple deadlines, applications accepted at any time)
Third Wave Fund's Mobilize Power Fund is a rapid response fund that supports the leadership of young women of color, trans, gender non-conforming, queer, and intersex youth under 35 in social movements.
What: Artist Grant
For: The creation and development of new live performance.
Deadline: February 15, 2019
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.
Princess Grace Foundation-USA: Theater Grants
What: Scholarships, Apprenticeships, and Fellowships
For: US Citizens in their last year of theater education or working with a non=profit theater company
Deadline: April 1, 2019
SCHOLARSHIPS for tuition assistance for the last year of professional training at a non-profit school located in the United States. Please note, grants are based on tuition costs only; no other expenses (i.e. room and board, materials, books, etc.) may be included.
APPRENTICESHIPS and FELLOWSHIPS for artistic compensation for an individual artist (exclusive of benefits) nominated by a professional, non-profit theater company. Nominees may not have worked with the company for more than five years at the time of application. PGF-USA seeks to foster relationships that nurture and support the applicant’s artistic growth during the grant period.
National Endowment for the Arts: Challenge America
What: Project Grant
For: Small and mid-sized organizations
Deadline: April 11, 2019 (make sure to register in March and prepare materials beforehand!)
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.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
For: Youth, ages 8-18
Deadline: April 15, 2019
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.