By Villa Albertine
Villa Albertine’s 2024 Theatre & New Forms call for applications is now open.
Since 1999, Albertine Foundation has proudly undertaken a comprehensive program dedicated to theater. Now operating under the new name THEATRE & NEW FORMS, this initiative aims to encourage and support collaborative endeavors between French and American artists in contemporary theater, circus, puppetry, street theater, and hybrid forms by allocating grants to French or American non-profit institutions.
Types of Grants
In 2024, THEATRE & NEW FORMS supports the production and presentation of projects taking place between May 2024 and August 2025 through two types of grants:
This grant supports new creations and commissions involving French or Francophone playwrights and/or directors.
This grant is designed to support US tours of French companies or artists from Africa, the Caribbean, or the Middle East, provided their projects receive support from French institutions.
Please note that French or France-based artists seeking an exploratory/research residency in the United States are encouraged to apply to the Villa Albertine residency program.
Villa Albertine has a large database of texts by French or francophone playwrights already translated into American English.
Please check the ArtCena – Contxto database, or contact the THEATRE & NEW FORMS representative.
Calendar & Application
Application deadline: February 29, 2024
For projects taking place between May 1, 2024 and August 31, 2025
Announcement of results: End of March / Early April 2024
Please note that prior to the deadline, applicant organizations are encouraged to contact a THEATRE & NEW FORMS representative to confirm the eligibility of their project and address any inquiries.
Program Officer, Performing Arts
In 2024, THEATRE & NEW FORMS receives funding from the Institut français (Paris), the French Ministry of Culture, and private donors.
The Institut français is responsible for France’s international cultural program. Supervised by both the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and by the Ministry of Culture, it promotes French culture abroad through cultural exchange initiatives. Operating in a space where the arts, intellectual exchange, cultural and social innovation, and linguistic partnerships interact and intersect, it is also responsible for promoting the French language and the sharing of works, artists, and ideas all over the world. The Institut français is one of Villa Albertine’s main French partners.
Ministry of Culture
The French Ministry of Culture aims to make the major works of humanity— and especially those of France— accessible to the largest number of people possible. As such, it maintains a policy of conservation, of protection, and of development of all components of French cultural heritage. It promotes the creation of works of art and of the mind, and the development of art practices and education. It further contributes to cultural initiatives outside of France, and to initiatives relating to the establishment of French cultural programs throughout the world.