Bindlestiff First of May Award: Submission Form
The Bindlestiff First of May Award is a $500 to $2,000 development grant for full-length variety arts productions. Submissions will be evaluated based on artistic merit, originality, and variety arts relevance. Other criteria taken into consideration include the quality of the proposal itself, the project’s impact (social, community, etc.), and its stage of development (with preference given to projects not previously presented).

DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by 11:59PM EST on April 1, 2021.
REQUIREMENTS:
PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE:
1) Project description
2) 1-3 links to videos of past work
3) Resumés and/or bios of participating artists

PROPOSED PRODUCTIONS MUST BE AT LEAST 40 MINUTES IN LENGTH.

PRODUCTIONS MAY BE EITHER SOLO OR TROUPE-BASED PROJECTS.

NYC RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED.
If submitting as a solo artist, you must be a NYC resident. If submitting as a troupe, at least 50% of troupe members must be NYC residents.
CONTACT INFO
Applicant Name *
Troupe Name or Stage Name (if applicable)
Email address *
Mailing address *
Phone number *
PROJECT INFO
Project Title *
Project Description (3000 character maximum / approx. 450 words) *
Goals: What would you use the grant for and how would it would benefit you? (2000 character maximum / approx. 325 words)
Please share 1-3 video links to show us your past work.
At least one link is required. If any of your links are password-protected, please indicate in the "Past work: passwords or other notes" field below.
Past work: video link #1 (required) *
Past work: video link #2 (optional)
Past work: video link #3 (optional)
Past work: passwords or other notes (if applicable)
Please share resumés and/or bios of all participating artists.
If you are applying as a solo artist, only one resumé/bio is required. If you are applying as a troupe, please include a resumé/bio for each troupe member. You may also include resumé/bios for any project collaborators.
Resumé(s) and/or bio(s) *
Self-certification: NYC residency *
BY SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL, I ACKNOWLEDGE: 1) If the award is granted, development of the proposed production must begin prior to June 30, 2021. 2) A progress report is due by December 31, 2021. 3) At least one public performance (with consideration given to current COVID-19 safety protocols) of the production must be presented in New York City before May 1, 2022 (a work in progress performance and/or segment of complete production is acceptable). If these requirements are not met, the award must be returned. *
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For any questions/concerns, please email firstofmay@bindlestiff.org.
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