BOLD Ventures is a new program funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Pussycat Foundation to offer grants to artists to develop new and innovative work for the American theater. Proposals for grants will be accepted beginning October 1, 2020 for the 2020-2021 and beyond theater seasons (we recognize timelines are longer due to COVID-19.) The grants are in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 per project.
If you have received this application form you have been invited to apply for a grant for the for the 2020 and 2021 theater seasons. BOLD Ventures will support innovative theatrical projects by new and emerging talent that answer any of these prompts:
Take risks in form or content (site specific, new use of technology, combine forms)
Are told from the heart and reflect community and/or our times
Make theater accessible to much wider audiences
Proposals must include a project timeline and a public showing or reading of the project within two years of the grant approval.
*Please note: Independent artists may apply, but grant funds can only be disbursed to independent artists through a non profit organization or a fiscal sponsor.