NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princess Grace Foundation-USA announces the availability of applications for the 2010 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 grants in excess of $7 million to nearly 500 individuals nationwide. Full guidelines and applications are available at www.pgfusa.org.
Executive Director Toby Boshak notes, "The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is committed, particularly during this difficult time, to continuing its strong support of emerging artists in America."
Theater Awards take the form of scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships. Grants are awarded based on the quality of the emerging artist's past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the impact the collaboration between the nominating organization and the artist will have on the individual's artistic growth. The Playwriting Award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.
THEATER & PLAYWRITING APPLICATION POSTMARK DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2010
Dance Performance Awards take the form of 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.
DANCE/CHOREOGRAPHY APPLICATION POSTMARK DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2010
Film Scholarships, awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students, are by invitation-only. Approved university, college and school film programs are invited to submit applicants via their Department Chairs or Deans. Film scholarships provide funding toward the filmmaker's thesis project. A complete list of accepted schools is in the FAQs of the Grants Program section at www.pgfusa.org.
FILM APPLICATION POSTMARK DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2010
All applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of application. Additionally, 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 2010 – August 2011.) Please visit www.pgfusa.org for applications and more information.
SOURCE The Princess Grace Foundation-USA