Café Royal Cultural Foundation

 
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“Theatre is a voyage into the archives of the human imagination” - Natasha Tsakos

Sometimes a specific work of art created by a dancer, a musician, an actor, a writer, is unfinished unless it has one more added and important piece… an audience. Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC awards performance grants to individuals and groups focused on the production of theater, music, dance, and performance art.

Description: Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC will award a performance grant to individuals / groups focused on the production of theatre, music, dance and performance art.

Deadline: December 16, 2019. The award for our August 1st deadline will be announced mid - September 2019.

Amounts: Up to $10,000.00  


Eligibility: Performer(s) of theatre, music, dance and performance art.

Grants awarded in this category do not fund costs associated with the creating/composition of new work.

Performer(s) applying must be a current resident of New York City and have lived there for a minimum of one year prior to applying.

The processing time of application can take up to three months. Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project. 


Review Procedures: Funding decisions will be made by the Café Royal Cultural Foundation executive committee. The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals. The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:

  • Quality of the performance and the importance of the project to performance.

  • Artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievements in performance arts.

 

Application Requirements: 

  • Up to and no more than 5 videos links of works/performances to Café Royal Cultural Foundation to view and download.

  • If available, letter of intent from the venue with a date of planned performance. Please note that you do not have a commitment from a venue.

  • A short description of the performance / project.

  • A short artistic biography of the person(s) involved.

  • List of costs that the grant money can be used for:
    Production fees
    Actor fees
    Director fees
    Venue fees

    Must not exceed the amount of $10,000.00. You cannot pay yourself artistic fees, if you are the producer, director, or an actor, you can not include any fees related to the applicant in the project budget.

 

Click on the apply button to download the application. Once completed, please e-mail application to performancegrant@caferoyalculturalfoundation.org.
 

We accept applications all year round. Applications will only be received by e-mail. The processing time of application can take up to three months. Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project and please refrain from inquiries in the meantime.

Applications for our next round will be available soon, until then feel free to sign up below information on our upcoming performance grant and we will contact you when the new application is available.