Which Grant Should I Choose? Comparing Basic Criteria for CTFA Grant Applications

Are you having trouble figuring out where to start? Begin with answering a few questions and then look at the summary descriptions of grants, below.
Each CTFA Grant, Fellowship and Award has different criteria that must “fit” before you take the time to fill out a grant application. Select LINKS to each for full grant criteria information.

Who is Asking for a Grant? -An individual? -A small not-for-profit theatre? A mid-sized not-for-profit theatre? A large not-for-profit theatre? A Collaboration between an individual and a not for profit organization?

What Are You Asking For? -For what part of a project or plan do you wish to use CTFA grant money?

When Does Your Project/Plan Begin? -CTFA Grants have begin-end dates. See Grant Application Information

Is your organization or group a tax registered not-for-profit organization? Organizations applying for a grant should have documentation of their not-for-profit status. Individuals applying for grants and awards, specifically funding individuals, are not required to be not-for-profit.

Read the summary descriptions of the grants, below, and see if there is a “fit”. Then CLICK the “READ COMPLETE INFORMATION” link for the details about that grant.

ALL CHILDREN’S THEATRE FOUNDATION GRANTS are concerned solely with:
  • 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.
  • Excellence and equity

The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America (CTFA) values children and youth, the art of the theatre, innovation, excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion.
All Foundation funding is guided by these priorities, and each application should explain how the project, for which you are requesting funding, reflects and promotes these values.
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FOUNDERS FUND GRANTS -(Photo-Washeteria, SohoREP, Art of the Matter-Founders Grant)
  • SUPPORTING EXCELLENCE & EQUITY WITH NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE
READ COMPLETE INFORMATION
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AURAND HARRIS FUND GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS (Summary)
Grants = Small to Mid-Sized Theatres, or a Collaboration
Fellowships = Individual Theatre Artists
(Photo-Devil’s Arithmetic by B. Kornhauser, PRIME STAGE Pittsburgh)
HARRIS Grants & Fellowships Support People Travel Equipment

READ COMPLETE INFORMATION…
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REBA R. ROBERTSON AWARD
INDIVIDUAL TEACHERS nominated by someone else (Summary)
Recognizes EXCELLENCE in the important work of public high school theatre/drama teachers throughout the United States of America.
Biennial - recommendation

MORE Information…
(Photo: Recipients 2012-Kristi Fuller, 2002-Jo Beth Gonzalez )