Since 2019, a key element of the Guilford Performing Arts Festival has been commissioning new work and premiering it at the following year’s festival. To date, we’ve granted a total of $20,000 to eight Connecticut performing artists: playwrights Emily Breeze, Susan Cinoman and Julie Fitzpatrick; musicians Noah Baerman and Skyler Hagner; and dancers/dance companies Dimensional Dance, Iddi Saaka and Thomas/Ortiz Dance.
We’ll be continuing the Artists’ Awards program this year for work to be performed at the 2023 festival. We expect to open applications in the spring; visit our website or check the spring issue of this newsletter for an announcement of program details. The core criteria are that you must be a professional performing artist, live in Connecticut, and use the grant to create or complete a new work that has not yet been performed publicly.
Shoot us an email if you have questions or if you want to make sure you receive notice when applications open.
Stay informed as we announce festival details.