Princess Grace Awards - Dance

Scholarships and Fellowships to USA Dance Students and Dancers
for Professional Training and Workforce Development

GrantWatch ID#: 180035
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Princess Grace Foundation (PGF) - USA

05/01/17 11:59 PM PT

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Scholarships and fellowships ranging from $7,500 to $30,000 to USA dancers for professional training and salary assistance. Scholarships cover the costs of school tuition for dance major students at a nonprofit school, and fellowships provide salary assistance for a new artistic employee of a dance company.

Grant amounts generally range from $7,500 - $30,000.

The grant period will run from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2018.

Students must have been a dance major at the school for at least one year. Please note, grants are based on tuition costs only; no other expenses (i.e. room and board, materials, books, costumes, etc.) may be included. Students enrolled in dance education or graduate programs are not eligible for scholarships.

For fellowships, nominee must have been under contract with the company for at least one year, and not more than five years at time of application.

To apply for a Dance: Performance Scholarship, you DO NOT have to be enrolled in a degreed program. However, you must be studying full-time at a non-profit dance school.

You may not apply for a Princess Grace Award to attend short training programs, intensives, or film festivals.

Dance grants can only be used in coordination with organizations located IN the United States. American university satellite campuses abroad do not qualify.

To apply in the categories of Theater, Dance: Performance, Dance: Choreography, or Film Scholarship , you MUST be affiliated with a school or organization.

Universities and training programs:

- Must be independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations, and have maintained that status for a minimum of 3 years.

Professional Non-Profit Theater and Dance Companies:

- Must employ professional artistic and administrative staff
- Must have been in continuous operation as a professional theater company who has held 501(c)(3) status, in its own name, for a minimum of 3 years
- Must have a total of 20 weeks of rehearsal and performance for the current and previous 3 years
- Must have demonstrated the ability to raise public and other private funds.

Organizations holding 501(c)(3) status through a fiscal sponsor or related party (e.g., pass-through foundation) are ineligible to apply.


Application instructions:

Notification of the grants will occur by July 31, 2017.

Applicants must be nominated by the dean/department chair of their academic program (if applying for a scholarship) or the artistic director of a company (if applying for a fellowship).

All grants are given directly to the organizations, not the individual. The organizations then disburse the money to the Award Winner. Each school/organization manages this differently based on its own internal system. However, the school itself may not take any administrative fees from the grant.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Diana Kemppainen, Program Director

150 East 58th Street, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10155

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