Production Grants

Show-specific financial assistance for educational theatre programs

ETF provides financial support for schools to produce plays and musicals that further racial equity, social justice, and community growth.
Explore the opportunities and apply below.

Pathway Grant

Pathway aims to enhance the school theatre experience and impact in communities facing racial disparity by creating opportunities for students to work with industry professionals of color while performing works that encourage dialogue around racial equity. 

ETF awards $10,000 grants to high schools for the production of a musical or play that encourages dialogue around issues of race and racial equity. Grant funds are used to hire professionals of color who act as mentors to students, building relationships and seeding vision for potential career pathways. 

Applications for the Pathway grant are accepted from February 1 to April 1 annually.

Fiddler on the Roof  Grant

The Fiddler on the Roof Grant covers performance royalties and support resources for middle or high school Thespian troupes to perform Fiddler on the Roof or Fiddler on the Roof JR. through Music Theatre International. Funders Helene and Edward Cole created the grant to help educate students and communities about Jewish heritage and culture. Read more about the program.

Applications for the Fiddler on the Roof grant are accepted from February 1 to April 1 annually.

A free EdTA account must be created to access and submit the form.

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown Grant

The Unsinkable Molly Brown Grant seeks to enhance the capacity of school theatre programs to impact students, educators, and their communities-at-large. Applicants are asked to demonstrate plans to use the show as a tool to engage their school and surrounding population in themes present in the musical, including womens and immigrants’ rights, community-building, and the civic-minded share-the-luck spirit embodied by Molly Brown. Read more about the revised production.

Applications for The Unsinkable Molly Brown Grant are accepted from February 1 to April 15. Up to ten grants will be awarded during the spring of 2024 for productions in the 2024-25 school year. 

A free EdTA account must be created to access and submit the form.