Vanguard Arts Fund / Deadline: May 12

The Vanguard Arts Fund provides development support to diverse teams of artists interested in creating works—especially works that cross artistic disciplines—in a collaborative environment. From the seed of an idea for a new play, to a concept for a classic adaptation, to a first draft or first song of a musical, the Fund provides intensive workshop time at various stages of the development process. 

Please send the following information as a single pdf to Applications will be accepted until May 12, 2023, and announcements will be made in June. Please include the following in your application: 

  • Project point of contact information (pronouns, email, phone number, city/state)
  • In 1-2 pages:
    • About the Project
    • Point of View
    • At what stage of development is this project currently, and what is the project’s development history? 
  • In up to 1 page:
    • What are your goals for a Vanguard Arts Fund workshop? How will this workshop support the development of this project?
    • How much time do you think you need to explore this project? 
  • Please also include:
    • The names and bios of the artists/collaborators involved in this project
    • Number of performers or other types of artists needed for a workshop (if known)
    • Any supporting materials (script draft, up to 3 song recordings if necessary, synopsis, orchestration, etc.)

Support for projects has ranged from $2,500 to $15,000.  However, support of up to $25,000 will be considered.  

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