06/30 Eastern U.S.: Zelda Fichandler Award Nomination deadline
07/03 National: Reginald Denham Fellowship Application and Guidelines available online
07/03 National: Gielgud Fellowship posting (approximate date)
07/04 National: SDCF closed for Independence Day
07/07 Eastern U.S.: Zelda Fichandler Award nominees notified
07/07 National: Gielgud Fellowship nominations open (approximate date)
07/08 New York: Observership Applicant Open House (time TBA)
07/08 New York: Observership deadline – Josh Bergasse choreographing On the Town (approximate date)
07/10 National: Guest Artist Initiative Program deadline to apply for Southern Illnois University
07/10 National: Notification of Observership status for early applicants (those who applied by 06/01)
07/28 National: Gielgud Fellowship Nominations deadline (approximate date)
07/31 National: Observership Final Application deadline (postmark or hand-delivery date)
07/31 National: Reginald Denham Fellowship Application deadline
THE ZELDA FICHANDLER AWARD
With this award, SDCF recognizes the profound impact and honors the legacy of the founders of regional theatre and celebrates the creativity and artistry of theatre around the country. Named after Zelda Fichandler, a founder of the American regional theatre movement, the award celebrates significant achievement in the field, singular creativity and artistry, and a deep investment in a particular region. This award is not for lifetime achievement; the intent is to honor an artist for both accomplishment to date and promise for the future. This award presents an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. For more information, visit Zelda Fichandler Award at SDCFoundation.org. Nominations are accepted from May through June 30.
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
For information on Fellowships, visit Fellowships at SDCFoundation.org.
Through this program, we offer 25 grants to shadow master directors and choreographers mounting new productions across the country. SDCF provides each Observer with a weekly stipend ($200 in 2013/2014, $225 in 2014/2015) plus a project travel stipend. Only those who have applied for this program are eligible to apply for these opportunities, and only these applicants receive full details. Applications for this year are now available online. The final deadline for applications is July 31, 2014. For more information, visit http://sdcfoundation.org/opportunities/observerships/
GUEST ARTIST INITIATIVE
The Guest Artist Initiative Program enables SDCF to facilitate and fund the hiring of professional SDC Directors and Choreographers to helm theatre productions at universities and colleges across the country. An SDCF panel comprised of professional directors and choreographers and college educators select productions for the award. Two proposals receive funding and facilitation services, and several more are offered free facilitation services. The schools are solely responsible for selecting the Guest Artist among SDC Members applicants (limited to Full SDC Members only).
Please do not contact us at this time for information on applying for these opportunities. That information has already been sent to SDC Full Members.
Application for this year’s funding is closed. Please contact us at SDCFPrograms@SDCweb.org if you are from a college that would like information on our free search facilitation services.