Theatre & New Forms supports projects jointly collaboratively envisioned by French and American theater professionals and institutions that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to its dynamism.
Creative Grants support the development of French-American productions, encompassing both text-based theater and forms such as puppetry, contemporary circus or street theatre.
Creative Grants are intended for:
— Productions of text-based projects of contemporary French or francophone playwrights translated into English. The production may include the invitation of the play writer to the United States to direct the American actors.
— Productions that include the invitation of a French or Francophone director (theater, puppetry, contemporary circus, street theater) to a production in the United States.
— Production projects involving playwrights whose work has rarely been seen in the partner country.
— Only non-profit organizations are eligible. American organizations must demonstrate their 501(c)(3) status granted by the IRS. French organizations must provide proof of equivalent nonprofit status for eligibility.
— American organizations must present a project that involves French or France-based artists.
— The organization (presenter, university…) must show a clear financial and artistic commitment towards the project.
— Productions of classical French repertory theater are not eligible through this program.
— No grants are awarded to individual artists.
— Theatre & New Forms don’t support publications.
— Theatre & New Forms support up to 50% of the expenses related to the artistic project such as housing, per-diem, travel, visa expenses, equipment rentals, related to the production, but cannot exceed the amount $20,000.
— Theatre & New Forms does not cover the operating and front of the house expenses of the presenting organization.
THE 2024 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS OPEN
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25, 2024FOR PROJECTS TAKING PLACE BETWEEN MAY 1, 2024 & AUGUST 31, 2025
Please note that prior to the deadline, applicant organizations are encouraged to contact a Theatre & New Forms representative to confirm the eligibility of their project and address any inquiries.