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Grants for Individuals


Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group award grants of up to $25,000 to support both emerging and established actors.


Alan Schneider Directing Award

Talented mid-career freelance directors who have established local or regional reputations are nominated by artistic leaders of TCG theatres.

Theatre Professionals

Leadership U[niversity]

This new initiative prepares recipients from all areas of the theatre for greater leadership responsibilities and long-term careers in the theatre, in two areas: One-on-One for early-career leaders and Continuing Ed for mid-career or veteran professionals.

Global Connections

Global Connections offers funding in two different categories: On the Road, travel grants of up to $5,000 each; In the Lab, project development grants of $10,000 each. These grants support geographically unrestricted travel to foster international collaborations between US-based artists and their colleagues around the world.

Rising Leaders of Color

RLC provides theatre professionals who self-identify as leaders of color with professional development and networking opportunities at TCG’s National Conferences and beyond, including periodic webinars, group teleconferences, and introductions to recipients and alumni of TCG’s grant programs. In addition, participants will engage in dialogues about the next generation of theatre leadership, sharing their goals, challenges and insights to better shape TCG’s programming toward advancing a more interdependent, inclusive, and sustainable theatre field.

SPARK Leadership Program

The SPARK Leadership Program provides rising leaders of color with the opportunity to participate in a 9-month curriculum that will focus on Knowledge and Skills-Building, Networking and Professional Connections and Self-Awareness and Inclusion.d.


American Theatre Bay Area Commissioning Fund

Supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, this opportunity is aimed at developing in-depth professional relationships between American Theatre magazine and established theatre journalists in the San Francisco Bay Area. This program is only open to San Francisco Bay Area residents.

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