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GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Guest Artist Initiative Request for Proposals from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces a call for proposals for the SDCF Guest Artist Initiative Program, a grant program for American colleges and universities to fund and facilitate the hiring of professional stage directors and choreographers as Guest Artists. Through this program, SDCF has funded six productions across the country and has facilitated an additional four productions.


Interested schools may apply by submitting a completed application form for a production to SDCF. An SDCF panel comprised of professional directors and choreographers, arts administrators, and college educators will select the productions to be awarded grants. SDCF will furnish up to $6,000 to be shared by at least two schools.


To be eligible for this grant, the project must be produced by an American college or university located in the United States, be mounted by December 31, 2013, and be fully funded. It is not required for the producing school to have hired guest artists in the past. Projects for which the Guest Artist has already been selected are ineligible.


Eligible schools interested in applying for the SDCF Guest Artist Initiative Program can download the Guest Artist Initiative Application and Guidelines at and beginning March 9, 2012. Submissions will be accepted anytime thereafter until May 14, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. We encourage early application as no applications will be accepted after this date. The selected schools will be notified by June 19, 2012. If requested, basic feedback will be given by SDCF staff on any proposal draft received by April 30, 2012.


For further information on this program and other SDCF programs, please visit at and Contact Ellen Rusconi, Director of Programs, with any questions regarding eligibility, guidelines and application process at or 646-524-2226.

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