Annually, Florida Theatrical Association supports non-profit theatre arts groups with grants for professional training programs and awards scholarships to college and high school theatre students. Since 1989, Florida Theatrical has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships and grants to support arts education and arts organizations across the state of Florida. If you’d like to help Florida’s young artists and performers, we invite you to support Florida Theatrical Associations’ Education Fund.
The applications for the following grants and scholarships for the 2017-18 season will be available to download on later this spring.
BOB PITTMAN POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Florida Theatrical Association’s Bob Pittman Post-Secondary Education Scholarship Program was developed in 1994 to assist Florida’s finest performing arts colleges and universities. This grant gives colleges and universities the opportunity of offset tuition costs for students studying Theater Management, Stage Management, Design & Production and/or Performance Training programs. Florida Theatrical awards a maximum of $6,000 to each institution.
BARBARA H. GAULT PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Florida Theatrical Association’s Barbara H. Gault Professional Training Program is designed to support non-profit, producing theatres that offer professional training. Eligible projects include student scholarships, internship programs, professional faculties, training program materials, or student performances. Florida Theatrical Association awards a maximum of $3,000 to each organization.
MR. & MRS. DONALD K. YOST HIGH SCHOOL AWARD
This award recognizes graduating Florida high school students who have demonstrated talent in the performing arts and who are pursuing post-secondary study in the field of theatrical arts. Additional consideration will be given to students furthering their theatre education at a Florida-based post-secondary institution. Florida Theatrical Association will award stipends of $500 each to individually qualified applicants.
DIRECTOR’S CHAIR AWARD
This award is designed for educators working at the elementary to high school level. Annually, recipients will be selected based on their dedication of training and development for students in theatre education. Florida Theatrical Association will award $500 stipends to selected recipients.