Jim Henson Foundation


: Arts & Culture


The Foundation was named for the famous puppeteer whose works were brought to life as the Muppets on Sesame Street. The Foundation targets its grantmaking on the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. The Foundation awards two types of grants: Production Grants and Family Grants. Production grants of $7,000 area awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented. Workshop grants of $3,000 are for the development and workshopping of these pieces. Workshop and Production grants can be, but donít have to be, combined over a two-year period for the greatest benefit to the piece. Family grants of $4,000 are meant to fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers. All of the Foundationís grants are made only for the development of new works of live puppet theater. Applications from international collaborations are accepted, but the primary artist and fiscal sponsor must be American. Projects that take place only outside the United States are not eligible for funding. Additional information can be found on the Web site.

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