Make Your Mark BIPOC Arts Scholarship

1 winner$2,500
Application Deadline
Apr 2, 2021
Winners Announced
May 5, 2021
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners

While this scholarship has already been awarded, we have lots of other available minority student scholarships.

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.

Selection Criteria:
Creative Vision
Published October 19, 2020