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 dancers and nurture their artistic pursuits throughout their careers. Princess Grace Film Awards are available to emerging dance performers; performers at the outset of their careers or early stages of professional development.
SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded to a promising student for tuition toward professional training at a non-profit school with dance as a focused discipline located in the United States. Students must have been a dance major at the school for at least one year. Please note, grants are based on tuition costs only; no other expenses (i.e. room and board, materials, books, costumes, etc.) may be included. Students enrolled in dance education or graduate programs are not eligible for scholarships.
FELLOWSHIPS are awarded for salary assistance for a new, full-time artistic employee (not an apprentice) of a non-profit dance company. At the time of nomination, the nominee must have been under company contract for at least one season (i.e., start date September 1, 2019) and not under contract for more than five years (i.e., first contract began September 1, 2015). Note: Princess Grace Awards are for emerging artists, or artists at the outset of their career’s. In its evaluation of “emerging,” the Dance Panel considers the aggregate of the dancer’s professional experience, not just the length of current employment with the dance company.
Princess Grace Award Dance Performance grants average between $15,000-$30,000.
The Princess Grace Awards is interested in identifying and nurturing emerging dance performers. Primary consideration is given to artistic excellence and evaluation of the dancer’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” particularly in the Fellowship category, the Dance Panel considers the aggregate of the dancer’s professional resume, not just their current employment period with the nominating company.
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Work samples are a significant component of your application and we urge you to use care in selecting the samples you submit.
Photo: 2019 Princess Grace Award winner Stanley Glover
Photo credit: Tyler Mcauley