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The Princess Grace Awards recognize both creative generators (including but not limited to theater directors, designers,  choreographers, film directors, etc.) and performance-based creatives (including but not limited to actors, dancers, etc.). A Playwriting Fellowship* is offered through a partnership with New Dramatists.
The Princess Grace Award is an unrestricted cash grant of $10,000 paid directly to the artist.**

  • Open to U.S. based artists currently living and working in the United States. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must have permanent work authorization from USCIS.
  • All applicants must be nominated by a non-profit university, organization, media arts center or previous Princess Grace Award winner.
  • Self-nominations are not allowed.
  • An artist can only be nominated by 1 organization or individual in a given year. Applications are evaluated on the individual artist’s artistic merits.

The Princess Grace Awards are a 2 Part application process
Round 1: The Nomination | Deadline February 15, 2022

  • Artists are nominated and together with their nominator submit their nominator letter of recommendation, artist statement, resume, short work sample, and headshot.

Applicants will be notified by March 31 and selected applicants will be invited to advance to Round 2.
Round 2: Full Application | Deadline May 1

  • Applicants invited to continue in the application process submit a creative process statement, additional letter of recommendation, and work samples.
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