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The Jim Henson Foundation
Grants of $3,000, grants of $4,000, and grants of $7,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and artists for the development and production of creative theater performances. Applicants are required to submit an online LOI prior to a full grant application. Funding is intended for productions in which the main element is puppetry.
The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative excellent works of puppet theater. Production Grants are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in the coming year. Workshop Grants are for the development and workshopping of these pieces. Workshop Grants and Production Grants can be combined over a two year period for the greatest benefit to the piece; keep in mind, however, that a Production Grant does not need to be preceded by a Workshop Grant and a Workshop Grant in no way ensures a future Production Grant.
Family Grants fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers. Please keep in mind that Family Grants will be evaluated by the same high artistic standards as works for adults.
The Foundation would like to emphasize that live puppet performance needs to be integral to the proposed project. While the Foundation will consider productions that utilize other media and genres, a major portion of the piece must feature puppetry that is well-executed in both design and performance. The mission of the Foundation is to fund excellence in puppet theater. The Foundation funding decisions are based on the quality of the puppetry.
Please note that the Foundation will prioritize work that can continue beyond a premiere. The Foundation looks for shows that will live on through multiple performances with the potential to tour both nationally and internationally.
GrantWatch ID#: 178153
-Production Grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in the coming year.
-Workshop Grants of $3,000 are for the development and workshopping of these pieces.
-Family Grants of $4,000 fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers.
Workshop Grants and Production Grants can be combined over a two year period. Grants cannot be applied retroactively; substantial portions of a proposed project must take place after the funds are awarded.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application: https://spaces.hightail.com/uplink/HensonFoundation
Queries: 212.439.7504 or email@example.com
The Jim Henson Foundation
37-18 Northern Blvd., Suite 400
Long Island City, NY
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