Continuation Grants - How to Apply

The application period is now CLOSED

Advance Preparation Materials

The following information is provided so that you may anticipate what will be requested in the online application form, and can begin to prepare your answers. We suggest drafting your responses in a Word document so that you can easily cut and paste them into the application when it opens.

NOTE: Text copied into the application will not retain formatting, and character counts vary by program. You are strongly advised to allow for additional time while applying to reformat your text within the online application.

Lead Applicant Details

Primary Contact Person
Primary Email
Primary Phone
Primary Mailing Address

Organizational History
Provide a brief history and/or overview of your work. This is a chance to tell the panelists about your artistic methodology, performance traditions, aesthetics, how you make decisions, and some background on your work. (1,050 character limit, ~150 words)

Website

EIN #
If applicable

Year Founded

Fiscal Year End Date
Organizational fiscal year end date, m/d/yyyy

Annual Income
Total organizational income from your most recently completed fiscal year.

Annual Expenses
Total organizational expenses from your most recently completed fiscal year.

Financial Notes
If applicable, provide additional details about Annual Income and Annual Expenses such as factors contributing to a deficit, useful contextual information, etc.

Number of paid full-time and part-time staff

Size of Ensemble

Partnership Information

Partner Profile:

Name of organization or individual

Contact person(Partners who are individuals may skip this field)

Email

Phone

Website (if applicable)

Organizational History/ Individual Bio
Provide a brief history and/or overview of your work. This is a chance to tell the panelists about your artistic methodology, performance traditions, aesthetics, how you make decisions, and some background on your work. (1,050 character limit, ~150 words)

EIN #
If applicable.

Year Founded

Fiscal Year End Date
Organizational fiscal year end date, m/d/yyyy

Annual Income
Total organizational income from most the recent complete fiscal year.

Annual Expenses
Total organizational expenses from most the recent complete fiscal year.

Financial Notes
If applicable, provide additional details about Annual Income and Annual Expenses such as factors contributing to a deficit, useful contextual information, etc.

# of Paid Staff

Size of Ensemble

Partnership Letter
Each project partner should provide a separate signed letter affirming that they have read and agree to the proposal. This letter is an opportunity for partners to communicate their passion and interest for participating in the proposed activities, beyond what is included in the application. A letter from the lead applicant is not needed.

Letters must be submitted as PDF documents, either on letterhead or as a copy of an original email from the project partner’s email address. Letters should be limited to one page. For applicants that are organizations, the signatory must be an organizational official with the authority to commit their company to the proposed partnership.

Grant Narrative

Previous Project Shareback:

You will be asked to select your previous Shareback from a list. Panelists will review your Shareback to better understand the knowledge sharing and learning that resulted from your earlier Exchange Grant activities. If your Shareback has not yet been posted, please leave this field blank.

Previous Project Summary:

Provide a brief summary of your previous Exchange Grant activities and any ways that the relationship/partnership has advanced since the grant period ended.

(1050 character limit, ~150 words)

Proposed Project Summary:

Summarize your proposed project in a sentence or two.

(420 character limit, ~60 words)

Project Description:

Provide a description of the proposed project and the artistic vision for it that the lead applicant and project partner share.

(2,200 character limit, ~300 words)

Nature of Relationship:

• How will this collaboration build on your previous Exchange Grant activities to move your relationship/learning forward?

• What role(s) will each partner undertake in this next phase of the relationship?

(2,200 character limit, ~300 words)

Project Goals & Outcomes:

• What are the collaboration’s artistic goals?

• What impact might this project have on each partner’s art-making and/or organizational operations? Please include specific ways that you anticipate partners will employ new processes and practices that strengthen their art-making, increase their competency for travel-based exchanges/tours, or expand their capacity to function as hosts/presenters for performance.

(2,200 character limit, ~300 words)

Project Schedule:

Provide a project plan and schedule, including project start and end dates and locations.
(2,200 character limit, ~300 words)

Knowledge Sharing:

What do you hope to learn in terms of specific knowledge, methods, practices, etc? How will you share this knowledge and learning your learning with other collaborators artists, ensembles, and/or the field? It is helpful to know about the specific distribution methods, channels, or technology that you will employ.

(1,400 character limit, ~200 words)

Equity/Diversity/Inclusion:

How does each partner’s work, ensemble/organization (if applicable), and/or your proposed activities reflect NET’s values of equity, diversity, and inclusion? Please read NET’s Equity in Funding Statement to inform your response.

(1,400 character limit, ~200 words)

Budget

Use this budget template to show how you would expend a $10,000 grant. Please provide expenses and income for the full project; include notes to identify how these amounts were determined. Additional sources of income should be listed as secured or pending.

Save your budget as a PDF file with your name/ensemble name in the filename to upload.

Need help? Email netten@ensembletheaters.net to set up a time to talk by phone

Final Report

Upon project completion, each grantee is required to submit a final report, which will include both a narrative and a financial reporting component. NET will withhold 20% of grant funds until the final report is received. Any grantee that fails to submit this required report will not be eligible for future NET funding (grants or member subsidies).

Sharebacks
Building field knowledge is a primary goal of the NET/TEN program. Thus, in addition to a final report, grantees and their participating partners will be asked to provide NET with at least one piece of content that we can share publicly as part of the NET/TEN Shareback Library.

Sharebacks are not intended to document the work; instead the materials provided should be tutorial or instructive and focus on the most exciting, innovative, and instructional portions of your activities that may be helpful to other artists or ensembles embarking on similar projects or investigations.


NET welcomes your questions at any time prior to submitting an application, or throughout the review process. Please contact program staff at: netten@ensembletheaters.net

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