NEW THEATRE WORKS INITIATIVE (NTWI)
2013 APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Begun in 2010, Independence Foundation's New Theatre Works Initiative (NTWI) was created to encourage the development and production of new theatrical performance work in the Philadelphia region.
The New Theatre Works Initiative will provide two (2) three-year grants each year to regional nonprofit theatre companies in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery counties to support the creation of new artistic theatre performances. Selected organizations with a strong and consistent track record of producing new work will be invited, based on annual budget size, to submit proposals. One grant per year will be awarded at each of these funding levels:
The New Theatre Works Initiative is designed to assist in the development of theatre works by established companies. Rather than limit its scope to a single form, genre or developmental structure, these grants accommodate the numerous creative styles and unique perspectives of theatre groups by allowing them to design their own approach to developing new work, whether it is engaging in interdisciplinary work, solo performance or various approaches to play-making.
A New Theatre Works grant will fund play, musical or multidisciplinary performance development, which may include full productions of new work, commissioning fees, playwright/creator residency expenses, dramaturgical sessions, research, staged readings, fully-produced developmental workshops or workshop productions, or other works-in progress presentations.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION AND REVIEW PROCESS
Each application is reviewed according to following criteria:
All applications will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished professionals with vast knowledge of the Philadelphia area theatre community. Final decisions will be made by the Board of Directors of the Independence Foundation.
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