New troupe charter grants

Troupe Grants

Need-based International Thespian Society troupe grants were created to expand access to ITS honors, recognition and opportunities for theatre students and provide support for their teachers. ITS is an honor society, and a troupe is made up of the students who have earned induction through quality work in the theatre arts. Membership in an honor society instills students with pride and confidence, affirms the value of their work, and inspires them to continue their efforts. Having an international honor society adds to a school's stature and leads to increased awareness and support for its theatre program.

New Troupe Charter Grants

Troupe Reinstatement Grants

Induction Assistance Grants

Questions?
Contact us at troupegrants@schooltheatre.org.


New Troupe Charter Grants

New Troupe Charter Grants are awarded to qualifying schools to fund the first-time charter of an International Thespian Society troupe plus induction for up to ten students.

Criteria

  • The school must have school-wide Title I status in the U.S.
  • The school must have produced at least one show in the school year preceding the year of the application.
  • The application requires:
    • A statement of 150 words or fewer summarizing why the school wants to charter a troupe and how it will benefit their students, theatre program, and school.
    • A principal’s signature supporting chartering and maintaining the troupe.

How it works

  • Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and all applicants will be informed of the results within 15 days of receipt.
  • As long as funds are available, qualified schools will have their troupes chartered and students inducted as soon as possible following grant approval and notification.
  • If funds are not available at the time a school is approved for a grant, the school will be notified and added to a waiting list until funds become available. The school will be contacted at that time.

Applications

New Troupe Charter Grant Application - Middle School, Grades 6-8

New Troupe Charter Grant Application - High School, Grades 9-12

The New Troupe Charter Grants program is sponsored by:



Troupe Reinstatement Grants

Troupe Reinstatement Grants are awarded to qualifying schools to fund the reinstatement of an International Thespian Society troupe that has been lapsed for a minimum of five school years plus induction for up to ten students.

Criteria

  • The school must have school-wide Title I status in the U.S.
  • The school must have produced at least one show in the school year preceding the year of the application.
  • The application requires:
  • A statement of 150 words or fewer summarizing why the school wants to charter a troupe and how it will benefit their students, theatre program, and school.
  • A principal’s signature supporting reinstating and maintaining the troupe.

How it works

  • Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and all applicants will be informed of the results within 15 days of receipt.
  • As long as funds are available, qualified schools will have their troupes reinstated and students inducted as soon as possible following grant approval and notification.
  • If funds are not available at the time a school is approved for a grant, the school will be notified and added to a waiting list until funds become available. The school will be contacted at that time.

Applications

Troupe Reinstatement Grant Application - Middle School, Grades 6-8

Troupe Reinstatement Grant Application - High School, Grades 9-12




Troupe Reinstatement Grant program is sponsored by:

Induction Assistance Grants

Application

Induction Assistance Grant Application

Description

Induction Assistance Grants are need-based grants available to qualifying schools and students to reduce the cost of induction into the International Thespian Society. The grant offsets $15 per Thespian induction and $7 per Junior Thespian induction.

Criteria

  • Any troupe director of an active troupe may apply.
  • The application requires:
    • A list of the names of the students for whom assistance is being requested.
    • A statement of 150 words or fewer describing the financial barriers to ITS induction faced by the students.
  • May not be combined with other types of troupe grants.

How it works

  • If approved:
    • The troupe will receive assistance for each student on the application.
    • The troupe director will receive instructions and an approval code.
    • Within 15 days, all students listed must be submitted for induction in one transaction using the online induction process.
  • Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and all applicants will be informed of the results within 15 days of receipt.
  • If funds are not available at the time a school is approved for a grant or the inductions are submitted, the school will be notified and added to a waiting list until funds become available. The school will be contacted at that time.

The Induction Assistance Grant program is sponsored by an anonymous friend of EdTA.