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Grant 2019: BondIt Grant Fund

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Every 6 months, up to two filmmakers will be awarded the BondIt Grant Fund of up to $30,000 in production funds. They announce the winner(s) 6 weeks after each final deadline, which is June 30. See Application Guidelines below for all deadlines and more info.

Whether you have a simple screenplay or a film that’s already in production, we want to consider it for our grant program. We consider a range of projects, from standalone screenplays, to fully packaged projects seeking finishing funds.

If your aspirations are solely to become a produced screenwriter, you can rely on ScreenCraft and BondIt to package the winning script with a talented director and in-house production resources with up to $30,000 in cash financing, judged on a case-by-case basis, depending on each project’s budget and needs as determined by our internal jury of industry professionals.

In partnership with BondIt Media Capital, a film & media fund based in Beverly Hills, ScreenCraft is offering two production grants per year to talented filmmakers for narrative features, short films and TV pilot series scripts and documentaries that display originality, vision & exceptional potential. Grant amounts will vary from $10,000 to $30,000 depending on the scale and merit of each project. This program includes creative development from the ScreenCraft team and production guidance and resources from BondIt Media Capital and Buffalo 8 Productions.

To apply you will need:

  1. A Script —  this doesn’t have to be a completed screenplay if you’re applying for a documentary or if your film is already in production. It can be a treatment, a PDF with links to footage, or any other pitch document that shows the project’s potential.
  2. A Cover Letter —  A letter that expresses your vision for your project. Help the judges get a sense of your creative vision and professional experience. Let us know if you’ve begun production and what you’d be able to use the funding for. We recommend 1-2 pages in length.

You can find out more about the grant here.

International Scholarships 2019

* Scholarships for Performers’ Professional Developmet:
June  10 – June 17, 2019 | Leibnitz, Austria.
Deadline: April 1
Details: http://artuniverse.org/news

 

* International Physical Theatre Residency “Physicality in Acting”
July  9 – July 14, 2019 | Berlin, Germany
Program details: http://www.iugte.com/projects/summerschool

 

* Special Vocational Training: Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab
August 26 – 31, 2019 | Berlin, Germany.
Program Details: http://www.iugte.com/directing

 

* International Workshop for Choreographers, Movement Directors & Directors of Physical Theatre
22 – 29 November, 2019 | Ragnitz, Germany
Program Details: http://www.iugte.com/projects/choreographer

 

* International Physical Theatre Workshop and IUGTE Conference
December 12 – 20, 2019 – Laubegg Castle – Ragnitz, Austria
Program Details: http://www.iugte.com/projects/physicality

 

* International Physical Theatre Workshop: Biomechanics. Psychological Gesture. Physical Action
24 – 31 January, 2020 | Laubegg Castle – Ragnitz, Austria
Program Details: http://www.iugte.com/projects/russiantheatretradition

 

* Call for Workshops : International Conference “Performing Arts between Tradition and Contemporaneity”
December 16 – 20, 2019 – Laubegg Castle – Ragnitz, Austria
Program Details: http://www.performingartsconference.org

Scholarship 2019: Impro Theatre – Ellen Idelson Diversity Scholarship

Impro Theatre in Los Angeles is now offering the Ellen Idelson Diversity Scholarship for those who wish to study our specialized brand of improvisation. The Scholarship helps expand the diversity of the improv and unscripted theatre community because we believe that a diverse community of performers is essential to artful and meaningful storytelling. The Scholarship helps us bring new voices, opinions, and experiences that enrich our community and our stage by cultivating a varied community of improvisers.

The Scholarship covers tuition for one year of classes at the Impro Theatre School in Los Angeles. All levels of experience are welcome to apply. Application deadline is February 25 at 10pm.

To apply or learn more about the Scholarship, go to:
http://improtheatre.com/ellen-idelson-diversity-scholarship-info-application/.

Impro Theatre is at www.ImproTheatre.com.

To apply or learn more about the Scholarship, go to: http://improtheatre.com/ellen-idelson-diversity-scholarship-info-application/.

For additional information, email: rick@improtheatre.com

Merit Scholarships and Experiential Learning Scholarships 2019

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Merit Awards and Experiential Learning Scholarship applications are due on Friday, February 15! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity for funding!

*Experiential Learning Scholarships are taking the place of Fulton Funding and you should fill out an Experiential Learning Scholarship application form for any of the following opportunities and more:

  • Internships
  • Conferences
  • Capstones
  • Mask Clubs
  • London Study Abroad
  • TMA 536
  • Professional Development

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Grant 2018: Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration BYU

DUE DATE: September 27, 2018

DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE

The Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts provides project funding to College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) faculty and students who:
• Foster opportunities for faculty and students to develop as creative collaborators and excel in collaborative arts and communications environments.
• Promote mentoring relationships in which students have the opportunity to grow as creative leaders, problem solvers, and collaborative innovators in arts and communications contexts.
• Nurture creative relationships on campus across disciplinary boundaries.

CRITERIA FOR PROPOSALS
1. Who may participate in projects? Successful proposals will require primary involvement of CFAC faculty and students. Other non-CFAC BYU personnel, and people from other professional or artistic entities, may be included if they work directly with CFAC faculty/students.
2. Who may submit proposals? Proposals for the project funding must be submitted by CFAC faculty or students.
a. Faculty must discuss their proposals with their department chair/school director prior to submitting their online application.
b. Student proposals must include at least one faculty mentor letter of support stating how the faculty mentor intends to support the project. Students must also discuss their proposals with their department chair/school director prior to submitting their online application.
c. Following the application submission deadline and before funding decisions are made, chairs/directors will provide input to the Laycock Funding Committee.
3. What clearances are required? If applicable, before the project is funded, applicants must be apprised of university guidelines for creative control of works produced with campus resources, and must seek appropriate clearance through the Office of Research & Creative Activities (ORCA) Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects (IRB), (https://orca.byu.edu/IRB/IRBApproval.php) and the BYU Creative Works Office (http://creativeworks.byu.edu/office/default.aspx).
4. How are projects evaluated? Successful proposals will incorporate and explain the following criteria:
a. Environment for Creativity and Innovation – Does the project foster a creative environment in which participants explore, apply, and share learning within and across disciplinary boundaries?
b. Pathways to Collaboration – Does the project invite participants to develop innovative creative work together?
c. Meaningful Role – Does the project expand creative processes and experiences where authentic collaboration is as valued as the final outcome?
d. Mentor and Inspire Students – Does the project description place students at the center of the creative process with elevated roles of responsibility? Does the project have potential to engage creative leaders, problem solvers, and collaborative innovators through deeper interaction and sustained involvement?
e. Create Meaningful Impact – Does the project create meaningful impact in one or more of the Aims of a BYU Education (http://aims.byu.edu/aims)?
f. Interchanges with Public – How is the project going to be made public?

PROJECT FUNDING CATEGORIES
1. Concept Development—up to $1,000 To explore, prototype, and develop possible creative ideas.
2. Faculty Fellows—up to $10,000 To support faculty-led projects with collaborators. Faculty may seek a possible course reduction through their chair/director.
3. Mentored Collaborations—up to $30,000 To provide students with deeper interaction with faculty, sustained involvement over time, and elevated leadership roles. Faculty and students serve as co-authors, co-creators, co-leaders of faculty-led, cross-disciplinary projects. Mentored collaborations may be credit-bearing projects, which are supported and approved by the faculty’s chair/director.

FUNDING
1. Funds must be used OR assigned within the calendar year they are received. However, if assigned to a department project account, the funds will carry over to the next financial year.
2. Student funding accounts can be set up in the student mentor’s department/school.
3. Faculty projects can receive funding from multiple sources (i.e. Film and Digital Media funding, MEG and ORCA grants, Professional Development, Research & Creative Activities, etc.).
4. Funds can be used for expendables/supplies, travel (where appropriate and within reason) and other equitably determined expenses.
5. Funds received cannot be used to pay wages of primary faculty or student applicants (project leaders).
6. All equipment or software purchases must be below $5k per item and will be the property of BYU.

CREDITS AND FUNDING REPORT REQUIREMENTS
1. Credits When the project is made public, the applicant is responsible to ensure that the Laycock Center funding support is acknowledged in all publicity materials, programs, credits, handouts, media, and any other materials associated with the project, as follows: This project was funded by (or in part by) The Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications Brigham Young University
2. Funding Reports
a. A final funding report must be submitted by the primary faculty or student applicant (project leader) when the project is completed.
i. At the conclusion of the project, all participants are required to submit a report to their project leader regarding their experience.
ii. The project leader is responsible to prepare written, visual, and/or aural documentation of the project that can be presented to the donors, BYU leadership, and online.
b. Final reports are submitted online. To submit final reports online, click here.
c. If it is a multi-year project, a progress report should be submitted annually to Amy Jensen at amy_p_jensen@byu.edu by the anniversary date of when the award was given.

To apply for this grant, click here.

Scholarship 2018: Film and Digital Media Funding

DUE DATE: September 27, 2018

FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA FUND GUIDELINES COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION WHAT IS THE CFAC FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA FUND?

Under the direction of the College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC), the Film and Digital Media Fund (FMDF) is a means by which students and faculty receive financial support to explore the application of cinematic (moving image) language, forms, structures and techniques to their respective disciplines. There are two sources of funding: (a) at the beginning of each calendar year, $10,000 is awarded to each CFAC department chair to be used at their discretion in alignment with the fund’s purpose and guidelines, and (b) twice each year, $90,000 will be awarded through an application process (see below).

WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS DO THE FUNDS SUPPORT?

The fund supports both development and production phases that stimulate thinking, experimentation and exploration. Successful proposals will:

• Propose relevant and compelling visually driven ideas and stories that are shaped and enhanced through the application of existing or emerging cinematic (moving image) language, forms, theory, techniques and tools.
• Facilitate mentored learning experiences that engage students with faculty and/or professional mentors. Preference will be given to those projects that provide significant and meaningful experiences driven by creative experimentation and execution.
• Facilitate interdisciplinary and/or intra-departmental collaboration at the conceptual, production, and/or exhibition stages.
• Demonstrate and assess project and student learning excellence by sharing (exhibiting) the completed work within and without the college.

WHO CAN SUBMIT PROPOSALS?

Proposals may be submitted by CFAC students, faculty or departments. Participants of the projects may include students, faculty and other professionals who are committed to engaging ideas with cinematic (moving image) forms and expression.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION REVIEW AND FUNDING PROCESS?

The FDMF accepts a clearly written proposal twice a year during winter and fall semesters. Each department has a FDMF representative who can assist applicants in navigating the application process. Application deadlines are found on the CFAC website, https://cfac.byu.edu/ under the heading, Resources, with a subheading for faculty or students. The two types of proposals accepted are (choose one of the following options):

A) Development Proposal phase provides resources to assist applicants in initiating, conceptualizing and formalizing a project. Depending on the sophistication or complexity of the idea or an applicant’s experience, the development process may require multiple reviews by the FDMF committee’s department representative to strengthen the idea and/or approach.
B) A Production Proposal phase provides funding. Depending on the size and scope of the project, the FDMF may not be able to fund the complete project.

ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS ON HOW THE FUNDS CAN BE USED?

Funds must be used or assigned within the financial year. If not assigned to a legitimate and justifiable fund-23 (restricted-satisfied) project account, the funds will not carry over to the next financial year. Student projects will be funded through an account in their faculty mentor’s department.

• Funds can be used as matching funds (i.e. with the FDMF department allocation, MEG and ORCA grants, Laycock, etc.)
• Funds can be used for expendables/supplies, travel, wages (where appropriate and within reason) and other equitably determined expenses.
• Funds cannot be used to pay students.
• Funds cannot be used for purchasing equipment or software.

ARE THERE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES CONCERNS?

All projects receiving funds fall under the BYU Intellectual Properties Policy, which stipulates that projects developed with substantial use of university resources are the property of BYU. Where internal and/or external funding and other resources are of significance, the BYU Creative Works Office will arbitrate copyright and ownership issues. The principal applicant should contact the BYU Creative Works Office at 3760 HBLL (801-422-5297).

FUNDING REPORT REQUIREMENTS

A final funding report must be submitted by the primary faculty or student applicant (project leader) when the project is completed. Final reports are submitted online. To submit final report, click here.

To apply for this scholarship, click here.