Grants

The Educational Theatre Association offers several options for financial aid to individuals or troupes wanting to partake in our organization as well as our national events. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year must be received be February 15, 2017.

The Doug Finney Festival Grant is a need-based grant given annually to four high school juniors or seniors who are inducted members of ITS. The grant covers the basic Festival registration fee and reimburses travel expenses up to a dollar amount set at the beginning of each school year. Deadline: February 15, 2017.

The Ronald L. Longstreth International Thespian Festival Grant is a one time grant for students who are not United States citizens, who reside in a foreign country, and are inducted members of ITS in a troupe in a foreign country or are active participants in a United States troupe if they are exchange students. Deadline: February 15, 2017.

The Linda P. Wise Grant for Theatre Educators is awarded to EdTA professional members and theatre educators for an in-class program in need of financial support. The grant award may be used for supplies, guest speakers, and additional in-class programming to supplement and expand on the instructor's current practices. Deadline: November 1, 2017.


The Educational Theatre Association National Conference Grant for Theatre Educators is presented annually to up to four EdTA members who are currently pursuing a career in theatre education. This grant covers the basic Conference registration fee as well as one professional development institute session. Deadline: July 1, 2017.

The Educational Theatre Association National Conference Grant for Pre-Professional Members  is presented to up to two EdTA members who are currently pursuing an undergraduate theatre education degree. This grant covers the basic Conference registration fee as well as one professional development institute session. Deadline: July 1, 2017.


The Send a Troupe to Thespian Festival Grant is presented to up to two Thespian troupes that have not previously attended the annual International Thespian Festival and can demonstrate financial barriers to attending. Deadline: February 15, 2017.


For more information about grants, please contact Diane Carr (513.977.5526).

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