NEA Opens Competition for High Musical Theater Songwriting Grants

Nat'l Endowment for the ArtsAgency: Nat’l Endowment for the Arts (NEA); Program: NEA 2017 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for High School Students (CFDA Number: 45.024) (Funding Opportunity Number: NEAPS1703); Eligibility: Governments, schools, universities and 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $120,000 each (no match required); Deadline: May 3.

Summary: Awards support musical theater in high schools. Working alone or in collaboration with one other student, contestants are challenged to create the lyrics and music for an original song that could appear in a musical theater show. High school students across the United States will compete for the opportunity to be one of six regional finalists traveling to New York City for the Finalist Weekend in Spring 2018.

Info: (NOFA); Greg Reiner, 202/682-5482, or Nicki Jacobs, grants & contracts officer or 202/682-5403

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