Because producing plays is hard, and isn't getting any easier :)

Theater Wit has always worked to make our home a contributing member to the general ecosystem, opening our three stage facility at cost to dozens of theaters. As part of our ongoing commitment to the wider Chicago Theatre Community, we are offering 2-4 space assistance grants for the 2018/19 season to bring in new companies and voices who might not otherwise be able to produce in our facility.  We hope that this can open the doors to both audience discovery and company growth.

Space Assistance Grants for 2018/19
 are available for new/emerging companies looking to produce primetime work at Theater Wit in the 2018/19 season. Applicants with projects led by artists of color and/or women are encouraged to apply. Grants are restricted to companies that meeting the following criteria:
  • Have produced two full length works in the last two years
  • Have an annual budget of $400K or less
  • For runs with a minimum of 16 performances
  • Are operating as or under the auspices of a 501(c)(3)
  • Have not performed at Theater Wit in the last two years.
 
Application 
 
We're trying to keep this application process light. Before embarking on this form, you should prepare:
  1. a detailed project description (text)
  2. A project budget (PDF)
  3. P&L actuals for your last project (PDF)
 
Funding
 
Space assistance grants start at $2000. They do not exceed 40% of regular primetime rental rates and are calculated based on annual and project budget sizes. 

For information about our general rates, visit our rental page

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* 1. Contact Info

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* 2. Is the above company a 501(c)(3) in good standing?

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* 3. Company Web Site

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* 4. Project Title

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* 5. Ideal Project Dates

Load-in Date
Opening Date
Closing Date

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* 6. My project is flexible on dates...

Tell us about your proposed production...  Why you are excited about it? What are the reasons you want to bring this production to Chicago audiences now. Let us know about key artists already attached to the production and what you hope to get out of your time at Theater Wit (besides a 5-20% rent reduction :)  )

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* 7. Project Description

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* 8. Project Budget

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* 9. Historical Budget

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We're collecting information about basic demographics of race and gender. There are no requirements for qualification, but we are giving additional attention to projects led by women and artists of color.

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* 10. Project Artistic Leadership -- directors, designers, producers, attached artists, etc -- check all that apply

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* 11. Company Composition -- officers, staff, etc.

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