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The Staffing Development Matching Grant is intended for non-academic professional theatres with current SETC organizational membership status. Funds may be used to support existing programs or to develop new programs that provide early-career theatre professionals in the field with experiential learning opportunities.

Application is Due by Thursday October 20, 2022 11:59 PM ET

Organizations are eligible to apply to the Staffing Development Matching Grant Program if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Are current SETC Organizational Members
  • Have been SETC Organizational Members for at least one year prior to application
  • Are a producing theatre company that is not primarily funded by a college or university
  • Currently possess and have possessed 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as defined by the IRS for at least two years
  • Have not been awarded a Staffing Development Matching Grant in the last three years
  • Will provide an internship, mentorship or apprenticeship opportunity to an emerging professional during the grant period
  • Will provide 1:1 matching funds and/or in-kind services to support the internship, mentorship or apprenticeship, as described in the guidelines
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances, including but not limited to those that bar discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, military veteran’s status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law
  • Comply with Fair Labor Standards

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