Grant Programs at a Glance

Alan Schneider Director Award

This biannual award is designed to identify and assist exceptional mid-career freelance directors.

Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships supports actors and their artistic and professional development.  Awards to actors are in two areas: Distinguished Achievement grants of $25,000 for actors with a substantial body of work and Exceptional Merit grants of $15,000 plus additional support for established actors. Host theatres receive $7,500 for costs associated with residency.

Leadership U[niversity]

Leadership U[niversity] prepares professionals from all areas of the theatre for greater leadership responsibilities and long-term careers in the field. The program awards grants in two different initiatives: One-on-One grants of $75,000 plus additional support for rising leaders and Continuing Ed grants of up to $5,000 for mid-career and veteran professionals.

SPARK Leadership Program

The SPARK Leadership Program will provide rising leaders of color with the opportunity to participate in a 9-month curriculum that will focus on Knowledge and Skills-Building, Networking and Professional Connections and Self-Awareness and Inclusion.

Audience (R)Evolution

In Round 3 of the program, TCG will award $1 million via two initiatives: Exploration Grants which allow individual organizations the ability to observe best practices in audience engagement, and Cohort Grants that implement collective strategies for audience engagement among teams led by TCG Member Theatres.

Global Connections

Global Connections supports geographically unrestricted travel to foster international collaborations between US-based artists and their colleagues around the world. The program offers funding in two different categories: On the Road travel grants of up to $5,000 each and In the Lab project development grants of $10,000 each.

Rising Leaders of Color

RLC develops and highlights exceptionally talented early-career leaders of color across the U.S. The program offers a year-long professional development curriculum designed to deepen the participants’ analysis of equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as develop a strong set of leadership tools.

Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship

The scholarship offers undergraduate and graduate students up to $7,500 to be used towards tuition, registration, and/or supplies for supplemental training in hand drawing and/or painting for costume design.

Photo Credits: From top left, Di Zhu as Lucia in Another Life, by Karen Malpede, Global Connections, photo by Beatriz Schiller; Pearl Khuu, Grace Nevarez-Ortiz, Annabel Brain Hope, Celeste Zuleta, Brianna Robert, Alasia Waters, and Lewana Kidane in Artist-Investigator Jo Kreiter’s GirlFly, MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program, photo by Rapt Productions; Bruce Turk at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow, photo by Tan Chui Mui; Mark Kidd, Megan Sandberg-Zakian, Ashley Davis, Jason Goedken, Herbert Siguenza, New Generations Future Leaders, photo by Michal Daniel; Bart DeLorenzo, Alan Schneider Award, photo by Michal Daniel.  From bottom left, Amanda Delheimer Dimond, Quentin Talley, Maureen Towey, Matt O'Hare, Diana Buirski, Leadership U[niversity] Mentees, photo by Michal Daniel; Fernando Córdova and Artús Chávez Novelo in Guerra by Seth Bockley and Devon De Mayo, Global Connections, photo by Ernesto Muñoz; Andre Lancaster, Young Leaders of Color, photo by Michal Daniel; Laurie McCants in Industrious Angels, Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow, photo by Cindy McBeth Collins.Top of page