Aurand Harris Grant - Instructions and Request to Submit - 2014 (Deadline Passed) NEXT GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE will be January 2015. (RTS Instructions will be updated late 2014.)

CTFA - AURAND HARRIS Grants Application Form 2014 (2014 Application is now out of date. Please check back later in the year for Harris Grant Application-2015 with updated information.)
For Small and Mid-Sized Theatres
- Theatre for children and youth.
- The utilization of drama or theatre in education for children grades K-12.
- Development opportunities for theatre artists working in the area
of theatre by, with, and/or for children and youth.

Aurand Harris Children’s Theatre Grants
Aurand Harris Theatre Grants, as Mr. Harris intended, fund not-for-profit small and mid-sized theatres in the United States.

Who May Apply
Small theatres, established for at least three consecutive years, possessing a public record of artistic quality and with operating budgets under $250,000.
Mid-sized theatres, established for at least 10 consecutive years, possessing a public record of artistic quality and an annual operating budget of not less than $250,000 and not more than 1 million.

What We Fund
Harris Theatre Grants have served a wide variety of needs such as:
--- The premiere of an important and promising new play for children/youth, including: the costs of fees and expenses of a noted guest artist; expenses to enable a playwright to participate in rehearsals and attend the performance of his/her play; and/or special production needs.
--- Performance expenses of a children’s theatre in the United States to send a new play to a regional, national, or international festival or convention.
--- Support for the establishment of a special production project or program of children’s theatre such as a touring program, a children’s theatre playwriting program, or a production related symposium for a new work.
--- Assistance in securing scripts, supplies and equipment for the production of a premiere of an important and promising new play for young audiences

--- CTFA will consider requests up to $5,000. Note: recent CTFA Harris distributions have ranged from $1,000.00 - $5,000.00.
--- Only one grant proposal per year may be submitted to the Foundation by an applicant.
--- Priority consideration will be given to applicants not funded by a CTFA grant during the previous two years.
--- Applications WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED for:
general operating support such as support for regular and usual season productions or projects that are part of the ongoing work of the applicant
free performance subsidies OR
activities undertaken for academic credit..
--- GRANTS REQUIRE a one-to-one cash match. Salaries may be counted but not in-kind services.
--- Recipients of any CTFA grant must include the CTFA logo in all official programs, publications and marketing and the statement: “Funded in part by an Aurand Harris Theatre Grant from the Children's Theater Foundation of America.” The CTFA will provide you with information regarding Aurand Harris for use in all official programs and publications .
--- Theatres that commission and then retain the work created in part by the grant must make that work publicly available for use by other producers within three years of completion of the grant.

Request to Submit (RTS) Process
CTFA requires a two-step grant application process, which will assure that applicants are eligible and the proposals are appropriate to the guidelines.
STEP ONE: REQUEST TO SUBMIT -- This step is open to all applicants who fit the grant criteria. This Request to Submit must include all of the information requested in the application materials, and must be received by January 15, 2014 via e-mail attachment in MS Word format: “.doc” only to: Mina G. Halliday Casmir at to be eligible for consideration. The subject line should read “Harris Grant RTS.” E-mail confirmation will be sent on receipt of the application. The Request to Submit applications will be reviewed by our committee and a limited number of applicants will be invited to the second step: The Full Grant Application. Those applicants chosen to proceed to STEP TWO will receive the Full Grant Application materials via e-mail communication no later than mid February with instructions on completing and sending the final application.

STEP TWO: FULL GRANT APPLICATION -- Those invited to submit a Full Grant Application will be sent a list of additional required information, which must be postmarked by April 9, 2014.

CTFA – AURAND HARRIS GRANT- Small to Mid-Sized Theatres
Request to Submit Application FORM

All information on this Request to Submit Application should fit on a maximum of 3 pages

Organization: ___________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________
Phone Number ( ) _________________________________
Website: __________________________________________
Name of Individual responsible for this Application: __________________________
E-Mail address of this individual (required)__________________________________
Date that your organization began operations: _______________________________
Are you an IRS certified not-for-profit organization? ___ (yes) _____ (no)
The most recent annual operating budget for your organization totaled: $___________________
If you are a part of a larger organizational budget, please explain:

Date and Title of last CTFA grant received: __________________________________

GRANT AMOUNT REQUESTED $_________________________
Beginning Date of Proposal: ____________________________
Completion Date of Proposal: ___________________________
(We will only fund projects that will begin no earlier than September 1 of the submission year and be completed by July 15 of the following year.)
Exceptional projects extending up to 2 years will be considered. Specify proposed dates of longer projects here:

CTFA-- Grant Project Request SUMMARY:
1. Begin with a ONE SENTENCE PURPOSE STATEMENT for the specific project you are proposing for funding giving a concise and explicit description of your project.

2. Write an artistic statement in one paragraph written by the artist in charge of the proposed project explaining the artistic goals/purposes of your project.

3. Elaborate on your purpose statement to support your proposal. (Total limited to 30 lines of text at minimum 10 pt font.) You may include website URL links as supplement to your description. We need to see a concise and explicit description of your proposal. Address each of these criteria:
Significance to your community and to theatre for children and youth in your community
Relevance of the CTFA funds. Explain the need for funding. If this is a partnership project with another organization, identify that organization and summarize the responsibilities of each organization in realizing the project.