grants

Do you want money to make art? pw will give it to you! Applications for each grant are accepted on a rolling basis and can be sent to production.workshop@gmail.com; the grants committee will respond to all applications within a week after submission

Click on a grant name to see details and application information. An FAQ about grants @ pw is to come, but in the meantime, please reach out to the grants committee (found on the jobs page) with any questions!

grant for a future generation

"We’re tired of seeing white art. We want a space for us, by us."
-- Marissa Aguilar, founder of of Color Artist Collective (oCAC)

In an effort to provide a platform for work made by artists of color that reflects the world around us, the Grant for a Future Generation – established in 2019 by an anonymous alum - is awarded to works written, devised, choreographed, or generally created by people of color.

The work should speak to or represent the experiences of people holding marginalized identities, and can be an existing/previously-published piece or an original piece by a Brown community member. It is important to note that this grant is awarded to works specifically created by people of color – not directors. (Sorry, Long Day’s Journey into Night.)

The grant will be available for work being presented within pw’s production/facilitation schedule (Downspace seasons, TWITS, WITS, and the Upspace Lottery).

We encourage all members of the pw community who believe their proposed work fits the criteria of this grant to apply! In addition, we hope this grant encourages anyone—especially people of color—to explore and propose work that does not usually receive as many opportunities to be seen, heard, and engaged with.

application

check back soon for application questions

pw new works alumni grant

Wrote a new play? Devised a new theatrical project? Have an idea for something that involves in some way theatre and want the funds to produce it? The PW New Works Alumni Grant is awarded to new work written or devised by undergraduate students.

The grant is available for new work produced independently or by any student theatre board, so long as it’s written by a Brown undergraduate. The work must be produced before the end of the semester in which the application is submitted, and photos of the project (2-4) must be submitted to the Grants Committee upon its production.

We encourage all members of the pw community, especially students of color, who believe their proposed work fits the criteria of this grant to apply!

application

In addition to responses to the script below, please include a script (or proposed script) and a detailed proposed budget.

Name:

Phone number:

Year:

Working name of project:

Do you have a venue to perform in? If so, where?

Please give us a brief description of your vision for the project.

How would your show benefit from a budget? Please, again, include a proposed budget. Be specific and justify your costs!

Are you applying for / have you received any additional funding for this project?

the open jar upspace grant

Working on a project in the PW Upspace? Started by a generous bunch of Brown alumni, the Open Jar Upspace Grant is awarded to support production costs for Upspace projects.

The grant is available for student performance work of all kinds that takes place in the Upspace; the work must be produced before the end of the semester in which the application is submitted.

We encourage all members of the pw community, especially students of color, who believe their proposed work fits the criteria of this grant to apply!

application

In addition to responses to the script below, please include a script (or proposed script), if applicable, and a detailed proposed budget.

Name:

Phone number:

Year:

Working name of project:

Please give us a brief description of your vision for the project.

How would your show benefit from a budget? Please, again, include a proposed budget. Be specific and justify your costs!

Are you applying for / have you received any additional funding for this project?

not currently accepting applications

mess* with the audience grant

Are you making a piece of theatre/performance that engages with its audience in an unconventional way? Margaret Maurer '13 liked doing that and she wants you to do it too! The Margaret Maurer '13 Mess* With the Audience Grant is COOL, it's BEAUTIFUL, and it wants you to get weirder.

The grant is given to projects that are innovative in their form, rather than their content or process. The project should explore theatrical form, push the bounds of performance, and be an experiment in what a theatrical event can be. It should aim to redefine what an audience is and what the relationship(s) between performers and audience members are.

The grant is available for work produced independently or by any student theatre board; the work must be produced before the end of the semester in which the application is submitted.

We encourage all members of the pw community, especially students of color, who believe their proposed work fits the criteria of this grant to apply!

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application

In addition to responses to the script below, please include a script (or proposed script), if applicable, and a detailed proposed budget.

Name:

Phone number:

Year:

Working name of project:

Do you have a venue to perform in? If so, where?

Please give us a brief description of your vision for the project.

How does your piece engage with the audience in a f***ed-up/unconventional way?

How would your show benefit from a budget? Please, again, include a proposed budget. Be specific and justify your costs!

Are you applying for / have you received any additional funding for this project?