Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group established the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships as a two-year pilot program to support both emerging and established actors.

The Fox Fellowships program seeks to further an actor's artistic and professional development, to deepen and enrich his/her relationship with a not-for-profit theater, to ensure his/her continued professional commitment to live theater, and to encourage actors to work outside their comfort zone.

The fellowships are awarded to actors in two categories — Extraordinary Potential, for early to mid-career actors who have completed their training within the last fifteen years; and Distinguished Achievement, for actors who have demonstrated considerable experience in professional theater, with a substantial body of work.

The program will bestow a total of five fellowships per year in both categories. Recipients in the Extraordinary Potential category will receive $15,000, with an additional $10,000 available to relieve student loan debt. Recipients in the Distinguished Achievement category will receive $25,000. The host theater will receive $7,500 to be applied to costs incurred in the actor's residency activities.

Date due: June 11, 2010

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Film Festival Grants

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for its Film Festival Grants program for nonprofit film festivals in the United States that will take place during the 2011 calendar year. Film festivals are encouraged to submit proposals that make festival events more accessible to the general public, provide greater access to minority and less visible filmmakers, and help strengthen the connection between the filmmaker and the public.

Only festivals based in the United States that have held at least five festivals as of December 31, 2009, are eligible to apply this year. Individual festivals are not allowed to receive grants in successive years. Festivals that do not screen films in a theatrical setting are not eligible to apply.

Eligible film festivals may apply for grants at four funding levels ranging from $2,500 to $30,000, depending on the cash budget of the festival. Grant requests must target one or more concrete elements within the festival. No grants will be awarded for general support.

Date due: July 1, 2010

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