Due to the impact of COVID-19 the 2020 Princess Grace Awards program has been suspended for this year. We look forward to resuming our Awards program and celebrating excellence in emerging artists in theater, dance, and film in 2021. Should you have questions please contact Program Director, Diana Kemppainen.
The Princess Grace Awards seek to discover emerging choreographers and nurture their artistic pursuits throughout their careers.
FELLOWSHIPS are awarded to an emerging choreographer through the nominating organization to help fund the creation of a new work, presented by the nominating organization during the grant period. Princess Grace Awards seeks to discover emerging choreographers at the outset of their career. The Fellowship objectives are: to support the choreographer’s next step toward creative and artistic advancement; and to encourage the professional dance company or organization to enhance the scope of their existing repertory; to offer new artistic challenges to company members. In its evaluation of “emerging,” the Dance Panel considers the choreographer’s aggregrate body of choreographic work, comissions, awards, and grants to gauge whether it more accurately represents a mid-career juncture and therefore beyond the “emerging” development stage.
Nominees and the proposed work must meet the following eligibility requirements:
The grant is for $10,000 to support a new original work: $8,000 toward the choreographer’s fee and $2,000 toward expenses associated with the commission, i.e., choreographer’s travel, lodging, production expenses for the new work, etc.
The Princess Grace Awards is interested in identifying and nurturing emerging choreographers. Primary consideration is given to artistic excellence and evaluation of the choreographer’s potential to make an impact on the field. Princess Grace Awards are for emerging artists, or artists at the outset of their careers. In its evaluation of “emerging,” the Dance Panel considers the choreographer’s aggregate body of choreographic work, commissions, awards and grants to gauge whether it more accurately represents a mid-career juncture and therefore beyond the “emerging” development stage.
Required from Nominee:
Optional: As a separate document please submit your performance and teaching resume (if applicable). Please be sure to list dates.
Required from Nominating Organization:
Work samples are a significant component of your application and we urge you to use care in selecting the samples you submit.