Aurand Harris Theatre Grants & Fellowships Fund

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These grants are designed to benefit the field of theatre for children & youth in local communities. To provide opportunities for small and mid-sized theaters to develop new, creative projects for youth as well as theater artists developing work for the young in concert with the mission and values of CTFA, and to honor the intentions of Aurand Harris.
2022 AURAND HARRIS Special Initiative Theatre Grants Focus and Application Instructions - for Small/Mid-Sized Theatres

The 2022 Aurand Harris Special Initiative Theatre Grants will fund small and mid-sized theatres for anti-racist/equity initiatives that directly move Equity/Diversity/Inclusion (EDI) practices forward in the organization or creative work of the applicant.

In 2022, the Childrens Theatre Foundation of America (CTFA) will award Harris Special Initiative Grants, up to $3,000 each, to small/mid-sized theatres that serve young audiences. These grants are intended to benefit the field of theatre for children and youth, to support the mission and values of CTFA, and to honor the intentions of playwright Aurand Harris.
READ MORE: Open Download- GUIDELINES Aurand Harris Special Initiative Theatre Grants-2022… CLOSED

OPEN DOWNLOADS - Prepare your Application Worksheet and Budget Template before you begin your Electronic Application Submission.

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2022 Application Submission DEADLINE: CLOSED
Completed applications are now CLOSED as of March 6, 2022
FUNDING PERIOD: The 2022 Aurand Harris Special Initiative Grants will fund projects beginning no earlier than July 1, 2022 and completed by August 15, 2023.

CLOSED -The Electronic Application Submission button (below)
January 3, 2022 through March 6, 2022.

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Aurand Harris (1916–1996) is one of this nation's most published and performed playwrights for children and youth. Harris had a deep concern for artists, particularly playwrights, who devoted their careers to creating quality theatre for young audiences, and for theatres who produce theatre for children. Through the generous donation of Aurand Harris’ author royalties, CTFA is able to support the work of American theatre artists.
MORE about Aurand Harris & List of his plays
Photo: From the cover of Aurand Harris Remembered edited by Orlin Corey -Anchorage Press/Dramatic Publishing.