NEW YORK: TheFrontOffice Foundation, the charitable arm of entertainment company TheFrontOffice, has announced that it will reward a limited number of grants to theatre artists who are parents to offset childcare costs as the theatre industry returns to in-person work. Need-based grants will be awarded to artists, administrators, and production staff, and priority will be given to those based in New York City’s five boroughs.
“As a parent myself, with a child who is graduating from a New York City public elementary school in his bedroom, I keenly understand both the energy and resources necessary to maintain a healthy family,” director, producer, and TheFrontOffice founder Wendy C. Goldberg said in a statement. “As the theatre industry begins to come back, how we work and live still remains a large question mark and one that direct financial resources can always help with.”
Applications will be open June 11-14, and funds will likely be distributed by the end of June or early July. Interested applicants can email TheFrontOffice for application information.
TheFrontOffice Foundation was established in 2020 to support the theatrical community in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and industry shutdown. They have worked with both Theatre Communications Group and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation on relief efforts, and have distributed close to a quarter of a million dollars in aid.
TheFrontOffice is an entertainment development company established by Goldberg in 2019 to develop content and stories for our time. TheFrontOffice specializes in crossover content, from live entertainment to new media and video games.
Donors interested in contributing to the childcare grant can donate here.
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