Henson Foundation Offers Grants for Puppet Theater

Posted by on May 20, 2005

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Henson Foundation Offers Grants for Puppet Theater
Deadline: June 1, 2005 (Letters of Intent)

The Jim Henson Foundation (<a href="http://www.hensonfoundation.org/">http://www.hensonfoundation.org/</a>) awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater.

Project grants of $5,000 are awarded for the development of new works, and seed grants of $2,000 are made for pieces in the earliest stages of creation. While the foundation’s primary focus is contemporary puppet theater for adult audiences, the organization also encourage applications for new works for families and children.

Grants are made only for the development of new works of live puppet theater. The foundation does not award funds for the presentation or remounting of existing work.

Awards can be made only to IRS tax-exempt organizations. Applicants without 501(c)(3) status must apply through a fiscal sponsor. Applications for international collaborations are accepted, but the primary artist and fiscal sponsor must be American. Projects that will only take place outside of the Unites States are not eligible for funding.

The foundation has instituted a new policy in order to more evenly distribute its funds among the many artists worthy of support. Artists who received a project grant in the previous year are no longer eligible to submit a proposal in the current year. Artists who received a seed grant in the previous year are eligible to apply in the current year, but only for a project grant to further develop the previously funded piece.

For complete program guidelines, application procedures, and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the foundation’s Web site.

RFP Link: <a href="http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/1748/henson">http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/1748/henson</a>

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: <a href="http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml">http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml</a>

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