The point of entry for artists in the spheres of film, theater, and dance is a narrow one. There are so many Black and Indigenous and People of Color with profound ideas and powerful voices that are left unheard due to inequality and a lack of access. But art, in whichever form it takes, does not provide an accurate narrative of our times until it includes more BIPOC creators.
In an effort to jumpstart the career of BIPOC creators, this grant will be awarded to an up-and-coming artist(s) of color to create a short piece that exists at the intersection of dance, theater, and film. We hope that the work you create from this grant will be something that you can have forever, and use as a tool to begin your journey as an artist.
To apply, candidates will submit a proposal for a project that they would like to create. Winners will be chosen based on their creative vision and expertise. We will accept proposals that are collaborations between multiple artists.
The grant recipient(s) may use the funding for physical production costs, space rentals, equipment rentals, permits, and to pay any professionals involved.
The grant recipient will also be able to work directly with the Artist Director and creative team at Grind Arts Company, who will guide you along the way as you bring your vision to fruition.
At Grind Arts, we are dedicated to innovating where and how theater and dance take place in an effort to keep the performing arts thriving and reaching new audiences. We create work in the film sphere, leaning heavily into theater and dance on film, as well as live performances within and beyond the proscenium, ranging from immersive theater to reimagined classics.
We are hoping to work with applicants who similarly look to innovate, and discover new approaches to theater, dance, and/or film, and the intersectionality between mediums. If you have a strong vision for a project, we’d like to hear it.
Please describe the project you would like us to help you produce. Tell us about your passions as an artist, and what you hope to achieve with your piece in the minds and hearts of others. Please also submit links to any videos, images, and recordings of you and/or your team's work that help us understand you as an artist.
The application deadline is Apr 2, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 5, 2021.
The scholarship award is $2,500.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 5, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
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