NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) announces the availability of applications for the 2012 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 $8.5 million to nearly 600 individuals nationwide. Full guidelines and applications are available at www.pgfusa.org.
Executive Director Toby Boshak remarks, "In our 30th anniversary year, the PGF-USA celebrates the vital support it has lent to emerging artists. These artists have and continue to change the dynamic landscape of the arts in the United States."
Theater Awards are offered in 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. POSTMARK DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2012
Dance Performance Awards are offered in 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. POSTMARK DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2012
Film Scholarships, awarded to 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 FAQ of Grants Program at www.pgfusa.org. POSTMARK DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2012
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 2012 - August 2013). Please visit www.pgfusa.org for applications/information.
SOURCE Princess Grace Foundation-USA