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AURAND HARRIS Theatre Grants Focus for Small/Mid-Sized Theatres and Individual Artists
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AURAND HARRIS THEATRE GRANTS supporting PEOPLE, TRAVEL, EQUIPMENT. The 2023 Aurand Harris grants and fellowships are designed to benefit the field of theatre for children & youth, to provide growth opportunities for theater artists developing work for the young, to support the mission and values of CTFA, and honor to the intentions of Aurand Harris.

Mission: The Childrens Theatre Foundation of America challenges and supports theatre artists to achieve excellence in service to young people.

A major priority of CTFA is supporting theater for youth which clearly recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusion that is important to the future of TYA.

WHO MAY APPLY: 501c3 IRS certified nonprofit theatres in the United States, who have held that status for at least three consecutive years, possessing a public record of artistic work, with an annual operating budget of under a million dollars, and the ability to provide a one-to-one funding match. In-kind salaries and services may be considered for matching funds.

This grant can also fund individual artist fellowship awards.

Applicant theatres without their own non-profit status may apply under another organization’s 501c3 IRS certified nonprofit status if that organization is an active partner in the proposed project.

MORE INFORMATION - HOW TO APPLY: AURAND HARRIS ONLINE Submissions 2024: Grant Period February 1, 2024 through March 31, 2024. CLOSED
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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.