Q: Who can qualify for Extracurricular Training Support?
Any child enrolled in a public school in grades 6-11, under 18 years of age, who has the desire to learn more about theatre through private study or advanced summer training.
Q: I want to attend a theatre summer camp, may I apply?
Yes. The institution must be a non-profit, or affiliated with a non-profit, able to receive funds via a grant. Please call our offices at 212-765-0606 if you have a question about your desired program.
Q: I want to attend a program hosted by a local professional theatre, may I apply?
Yes. The theatre must be a non-profit, or affiliated with a non-profit, able to receive funds via a grant. Please call our offices at 212-765-0606 if you have a question about the eligibility your desired program.
Q: The camp I want to attend is in a different state, will the support pay for my flight to get there?
No. The support funds will go to tuition/room and board at your selected program. The costs of travel will be your responsibility, unless the program provides transportation as part of their tuition fees.
Q: How long does the support last?
Summer Study support may last for a part of or for the entire duration of a formalized program of study. Sometimes this period will be a few weeks of intense training, other programs may provide a semester or yearlong program of lessons. Duration of the support will be a part of the application and request process.
Q: Must I use the funds only in summer months?
No, funds may pay for extracurricular opportunities all year round.
Q: Is there any cost to the student?
No, there is no application fee associated with this program. However, the funding is released to the program or lesson provider directly. Additional costs (such as transportation) will need to be arranged for and paid by the student.
Q: What if I don’t get in to my proposed program?
For applicants who are chosen for support, in the event that your proposed opportunity isn’t feasible for whatever reason, our staff will work with you to make sure you are able to enroll at an alternate extracurricular opportunity of similar quality.
Q: Can I mail in a paper application?
No, applications may only be submitted and considered via our online application website. If you have concerns regarding accessibility please call our office at 212-765-0606 for assistance.