Winthrop University: Grants and Sponsored Research Development - Private Sponors Theatre and Dance

Private Sponsors Theatre and Dance


American Society for Theatre Research

The American Society for Theatre Research sponsors or coordinates several awards, grants, fellowships, and prizes to support and recognize outstanding scholarship in theatre and performance studies


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Dizzy Feet Foundation

To provide year-round dance education programs to children in low-income areas and disadvantaged communities


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Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation

Art Spark Grant ($1,000)

  • Inspires creativity among artists involved in the fine arts or those involved in teaching creativity or fine arts (not limited to art teachers)
  • Artists or art programs that need a small grant to pay for the production, publication or exhibition of their works.
  • Artists or teachers who need art supplies or additional tools to support the completion of their creative works or to enhance creative opportunities for their students.
  • Artists or teachers who are working with geriatric/hospice support programs involving painting, sculpting, writing or music to benefit the lives of their patients.
  • Artists or teachers or artists who are developing creative programs or projects that use elements of the fine arts to benefit returning military personnel.
  • Teachers or artists who need "micro-grants" to develop artistic and creative programs to meet the special needs of developmentally delayed children.


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Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund

  • The MAP Fund supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry.
  • MAP is interested in supporting artists that question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the current American landscape.


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Princess Grace Foundation-USA

  • Dedicated to Identifying and Assisting Emerging Artists in Theater, Dance, and Film
  • Scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships give artists, who are at the outset of their careers or early stages of professional development, the financial assistance and encouragement to focus on artistic excellence
  • Monetary support for nominating organizations to ease fundraising challenges, directing resources toward the creative process


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South Arts

  • Support the artistic and professional growth and success of artists in the South
  • Support impactful arts-based programs that recognize and address trends and evolving needs of diverse communities in the South
  • The Performing Arts Touring program is an opportunity for presenting arts organizations in South Arts' nine-state region to receive fee support to present Southern performing artists from outside of the presenter's state. Touring support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, and dance projects that contain both a public performance and an educational component


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Yip Harburg Foundation

Funds new projects:

  • Action-oriented projects with small operating budgets which, due to the controversial, risky or innovative nature of their work, have little access to traditional funding
  • Mass media and theatre projects which educate and inform about serious issues
  • Projects extending over a specific time period, with a focused, concrete goal and clear social impact
  • Social and Economic Justice
  • Educational Opportunity
  • New Works of Political Art
  • First submit a brief e-mail of inquiry


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Last Updated: 1/12/23