Resources for Theater Artists

Statewide Service Organizations

The mission of the North Carolina Theatre Conference is to improve and enhance the environment for quality theatre in North Carolina.
 

National Organizations

Offers a number of different programs and opportunities to individuals and organizations. NEA/TCG Career Development Programs for Directors and Designers, NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program, New Generations Program, Observership Program, TCG/MetLife Foundation Extended Collaboration Grant, TCG/ITI Travel Grants Program. The ArtSearch is one of the premier listings for jobs in the performing Arts. Fee.
 

National Funding Resources for Organizations and Individuals

The leading online resource and learning center for foundation grants and information. The website has a number of areas that are extremely valuable to any grants writer. Some aspects of the site are fee based, but there are also listings of Foundation Center Libraries per state. Some of these libraries even have the FC Search CD-ROM program available. Be sure to check out the Learning Lab menu button. Within the Learning Lab there are three sections: Virtual Class Room, Online Librarian and the Online Bookshelf.
 
NYFA Source is the most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists. Listings include over 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists across the country.
 
Listing of Theater funding opportunities, guidelines and application forms.
 
Clearing house for all federal grant listings.
 
ArtsLink Projects support U.S. artists, curators, presenters and non-profit arts organizations undertaking projects in Central Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Awards are made in a given discipline on an alternate-year basis: 2006 Performing Arts and Literature. Click on Grants & Opportunities, then Arts Link Projects.
 
The Fund for Southern Communities is a public foundation that supports and unites organizations and donors working to create just and sustainable communities that are free of oppression and that embrace and celebrate all people. Through grant making and related activities the Fund fosters social change initiated by community-based groups in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
 

Grants for Individual Theater Artists

Offers a number of different programs and opportunities to individuals and organizations. NEA/TCG Career Development Programs for Directors and Designers, NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program, New Generations Program, Observership Program, TCG/MetLife Foundation Extended Collaboration Grant, TCG/ITI Travel Grants Program. The ArtSearch is one of the premier listings for jobs in the performing Arts. Fee for ArtSearch.
 
Awards grants of $2,000-$5,000 to performance artists, allowing them to produce major works anywhere in the State of New York. Artists from all over the world are invited to apply.
 
Grants to individuals for projects (sometimes involving a departure from one’s usual vocation or a creative extension of it) with a promise of good to others. Awards are usually made on a one-year basis and are not renewed.
 
To provide encouragement and financial assistance to composers, lyricists and bookwriters as well as nonprofit producing companies with a commitment to supporting the work of new musical theatre projects and musical theatre artists.
 
Dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging young artists in theater to realize their career goals through scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. Awards are based primarily on the artistic quality of the artist’s past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the appropriateness of the activities to the individual’s artistic growth.
 
The foundation aims to identify emerging artists and assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development, and to raise the appreciation for and support of the arts in American society. Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS): Through this national program, 15 to 18 year-old artists may apply for college scholarships. 
 
Sundance Institute’s artist programs provide support at every step of the creative journey for individuals with distinct voices in film, theatre, film composing, episodic storytelling, and emerging platforms .
 
Offers young, early-career directors and choreographers the opportunity to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create new productions on Broadway, off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres, primarily in New York, Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Observers often have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal to opening night, and receive stipends of $250-$1,000.
 
USITT is dedicated to actively promoting the advancement of the knowledge and skills of its members. Member grants and fellowships are available in performing arts design and technology.
 
ArtsLink Projects provide support to US artists, curators, presenters, and arts organizations undertaking projects in Central Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Applicants must be working with an artist or organization in that region and projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both the US and the host country. CEC ArtsLink, can assist interested applicants in identifying contacts in the region.
 
A partnership of the NEA and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC), allows American artists to live and work in Japan for six months. Artists from the visual, media, performing, literary, and design arts are encouraged to apply.
 
Established to increase participation of people of color in professional theater. Fellowships require a 40-44 week commitment and are available to work with seasoned professionals in the areas of artistic and technical production, arts administration and Community Engagement. Arena Stage provides a modest stipend and may assist in locating housing.
 
Awards grants for the development and creation of new works of puppet theater by American artists. Awards can only be made to IRS tax-exempt organizations. Individual artists are encouraged to apply using a fiscal sponsor.