Etant Donnés : The French-American Fund for the Performing Arts
Annual deadline for application is February 1st.
Etant donnés offers financial support in the form of grants to :
1 | American nonprofit institutions producing or presenting theater projects (tours, residencies, translations) either of contemporary French playwrights or with French theater professionals (directors, actors, stage-designers, etc.). New productions of classical repertory are only eligible if they involve collaboration with a French director/playwright/other professionals.
2 | French nonprofit institutions presenting substantial collaborative projects involving American theater professionals or presenting American productions of the work of contemporary French authors.
The Fund was created in 1999 by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and CulturesFrance, under the auspices of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From its inception, Etant donnés has been supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Association Française d’Action Artistique (AFAA), the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (DMDTS), La Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD), the Association Beaumarchais, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Laura Pels Foundation and by additional private and corporate support in the United States. The Fund seeks additional financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies in the United States and in France.