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Opportunities: Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography, and Film (USA)

Opportunities: Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography, and Film (USA)

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The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) announces the availability of applications for the 33rd annual Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography, and Film.  Founded in 1982, in memory of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, the Foundation identifies and assists emerging artists in theater, dance and film and has awarded more than $12 million to nearly 800 individuals nationwide.

“We are looking forward to selecting the next group of outstanding artists from all across the country to join the ranks of our illustrious alumni who are creating groundbreaking work in their fields,” says Executive Director Toby E. Boshak. “Non-profit schools and companies, focusing on all genres of theater, dance and film are invited to nominate candidates for the 2016 Princess Grace Awards.”

They are pleased to introduce our new, two-minute informational videos about Award opportunities in each discipline. Narrated by PGF-USA Arts Advisory Board member and opera star, Renee Fleming, these videos highlight the outstanding and diverse artistry supported by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA.  Click here to watch videos.

Theater Awards are offered via scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships.  Awards are based on the quality of the emerging artist’s past work, potential for future excellence, and the impact the collaboration between the nominating organization and the artist will have on the individual’s artistic growth. DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2016.

The Playwriting Award includes a residency at New Dramatists and opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published bySamuel French, Inc. Submission window: March 1-March 31, 2016 through New Dramatists’ website at

Dance Performance Awards are offered via scholarships and fellowships. Awards are based on the applicant’s artistic merit, significance of the Award to current artistic development, and the potential for future excellence and impact on the field. Choreography Awards offer emerging choreographers the opportunity to create a new work with organizations with which they have little experience. DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2016.

Film scholarships, awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, are by invitation-only and support the filmmaker’s thesis projects.  Approved film programs are invited to submit applicants via their Department Chairs or Deans.  A complete list of accepted schools is in the FAQ section under “Grants” at  DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2016

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status.  All applicants (except playwriting) must be nominated by a non-profit organization (school or company) with which they will be affiliated during the grant period (September 1, 2016August 31, 2017).  Visit


SOURCE Princess Grace Foundation-USA

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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