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Princess Grace Awards Opens to 2011 Performing Arts Applicants January 13, 2011

Posted by jonathanwarren in Consul of Monaco, Las Vegas.
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Princess Grace and Prince Ranier of Monaco, 1956.  www.pgfusa.org

Princess Grace and Prince Ranier of Monaco, 1956. http://www.pgfusa.org

The Consulate of Monaco in Las Vegas hopes to have a strong showing of applicants for grants, apprenticeships, fellowships and scholarships in the performing arts, from Southern Nevada.  Applicants from Nevada, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming please let us know when you have applied!


Official Press Release: 


NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) announces the availability of applications for the 2011 Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography, and Film.  Founded in 1982, in memory of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, the Foundation identifies and assists emerging artists in theater, dance and film and has awarded more than $8 million to nearly 500 individuals nationwide. Full guidelines and applications are available at www.pgfusa.org.

Executive Director Toby Boshak notes, “Throughout the difficult economic climate over the past few years, PGF-USA has proudly maintained the same level of support to deserving artists around the country.

“Theater Awards are offered in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships.  Grants are awarded based on the quality of the emerging artist’s past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the impact the collaboration between the nominating organization and the artist will have on the individual’s artistic growth. The Playwriting Award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.

THEATER & PLAYWRITING APPLICATION POSTMARK DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2011Dance Performance Awards are offered in the form of scholarships and fellowships. Awards are based on the applicant’s artistic merit, significance of the Award to current artistic development, and the potential for future excellence and impact on the field.  Choreography Awards offer emerging choreographers the opportunity to create a new work with organizations with which they have little experience.  

DANCE/CHOREOGRAPHY APPLICATION POSTMARK DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2011Film Scholarships, awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, are by invitation-only.  Approved university, college and school film programs are invited to submit applicants via their Department Chairs or Deans.  Film scholarships provide funding toward the filmmaker’s thesis project.  A complete list of accepted schools is in the FAQ of Grants Program at www.pgfusa.org.  

FILM APPLICATION POSTMARK DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2011All applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of application.  Additionally, all applicants (except playwriting) must be nominated by a non-profit organization (school or company) with which they will be affiliated during the grant period (September 2011August 2012).  Please visit www.pgfusa.org for applications and information.Media Contact: Chris Kite, Communications Manager- 212.317.1470 – ckite@pgfusa.org

Grants Contact: Diana Kemppainen, Program Manager- 212.317.1470 – dkemppainen@pgfusa.org 

SOURCE Princess Grace Foundation-http://www.pgfusa.org



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