SERVICES \ EDUCATION FUNDS
 

ACT has created two financial programs to further the educational development of its members:

 

  • ACT Scholarship Fund - To provide opportunities for individual ACT members to attend theatrical and/or educational programs.

  • ACT Theatre Development Fund - To enable ACT member-groups to host educational events such as acting/directing workshops.

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

Individual scholarships are available to members of ACT member groups who have belonged to a group for a minimum of two years. Money is set aside for this purpose and evaluated annually. Any surplus remaining at year-end is carried forward to the following year. The monies will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

This scholarship is to offset costs associated in furthering individual ACT members with theatrical educational programs. This could be acting, lighting, sound, make-up, directing, or costume related. Any educational course, workshop or summer school which will enhance the progress of community theatre in Manitoba will be considered as appropriate to the criteria. It is not available for credits towards a post-secondary educational program.

 

In order to qualify for consideration for the scholarship the applicant must have been a member of an ACT affiliated group for a minimum of two years. The application and invoice will be sent to the ACT Secretary who will then forward them to all Board members for approval. Mileage to a maximum of $100 can be claimed. All monies will be forwarded to the successful applicant only after the ACT Board has received copies of the original receipts verifying attendance at the event, and a report concerning the course. The invoice for an approved application will be forwarded to the ACT Treasurer who will then reimburse the applicant.

 

By providing these scholarships it is the intention of ACT to support community theatre in Manitoba by advancing skills development among members.

 

 Download Scholarship Fund Application Form (pdf file)

 

 

THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND

 

This fund exists to enable ACT member-groups to host educational events such as acting/directing workshops for themselves and/or others. By providing these funds, it is the intention of ACT to support community theatre in Manitoba by advancing skills development among its member-groups.   Money is set aside for this purpose and evaluated annually. Any surplus remaining at year-end is carried forward to the following year.

 

Available upon request by a member group, ACT maintains a list of professional trainers, instructors and clinicians in the following area:

 

Acting, Adjudication, Costume Design, Directing, Dance, Film Acting, Film Directing,  Improv, Lighting, Mime, Make Up, Movement, Musical Theatre, Puppetry, Production Management, Playwrighting, Sets, Stage Fighting, Stunts,  Technical, Voice, Workshops, Speech Arts, Stage  Management, Business of Acting, Props, Shakespeare and Clowns 

 

In order to qualify for consideration for the Theatre Development Fund, the applicant must complete the Theatre Development Fund Application (download below). The application must be sent to the ACT Secretary who will then forward it to all Board members for pre-approval.

 

Upon completion of the educational event, the applicant must forward the following to the ACT Secretary, the Theatre Development Fund Invoice (included in the Application Form) including original receipts verifying the actual expenses incurred, and a full anecdotal report indicating whether or not the workshop and/or the instructor was successful and would be recommended to other groups. At that point, the ACT Treasurer will reimburse the applicant.

 

Other Information

 

  • The person conducting the educational program must be a professional in his/her field.

  • Refreshments and meals for workshop participants will not be covered.

  • It is up to each group to decide whether participants outside of the group will be invited.

  • There is no obligation to register participants.

  • The collection of fees from participants is optional.

  • Groups may also use funds to engage an advisor to facilitate with problems (blocking, projection, lighting etc. ) encountered during rehearsals.

  • Applications will be judged on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Additional information may be required before Board consideration.

 

Download the Theatre Development Fund Application Form (pdf file)

 

 
 
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