TYA/USA Ann Shaw Fellowships are designed to serve TYA/USA members with professional development through opportunities to explore new skills or areas related to TYA. Eligible members include those individuals who have recently entered the field as well as early, mid-career, and seasoned veterans. Former Fellowship recipients may not apply within two years of the date of their previous notification letter. Opportunities for the 2017 Fellowship must take place between January 1 and December 1, 2017.
We will be funding two projects for 2017:
1. $1,000 for a collaboration within the United States or Canada involving a TYA Member Organization
2. $3,000 for an International experience or collaboration
All applications will be considered equally, and the Fellowship will be awarded to the projects the selection committee feels will have the most impact on the creative work of the applicants and that have the potential to impact the field of TYA.
Ann Shaw International Fellowships are not limited to projects with member or strictly TYA companies. Domestic Fellowships may include projects with all member organizations. Applicants are encouraged to propose projects and opportunities with people, institutions, or organizations that will challenge, support, and enrich the applicant’s own professional development in the field of theatre for young audiences.
If you have any questions or concerns about completing your application, you may contact Ann Shaw Fellowship Committee Chair Deborah Wicks La Puma.
Important 2017 Fellowship Dates
November 1, 2016 – Applications Due
December 1, 2016: Recipients Announced
January 1 – December 1, 2017: Time period for eligible projects
December 15, 2017: Final Report Due
December 31, 2017: Guaranteed latest date for distribution of funds
Debbie is a current TYA/USA Board member and a California-based TYA musical composer.
Katie is a current TYA/USA Board member and a company member and director at Arkansas Art Center Children’s Theater
Marcella a current TYA/USA Board member and the Artistic Director of the Educational Theatre Program for Oregon Children’s Theatre.
Stephen is a current TYA/USA Board member, a 2000 Ann Shaw Fellow, and serves as Director of Education & Outreach for La Jolla Playhouse.
Ernie is the incoming International Representative for TYA/USA, a 2007 Ann Shaw Fellow, and Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Theatre School at DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
Jeremy is a current TYA/USA Board member and professor at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.