Dan Froot & Company

2023 NEFA Theater Project Creating & Touring Grant Awardee

Dan Froot & Company

The National Theater Project (NTP) team and the NTP Advisors are thrilled to share this year’s Creation and Touring grantees.

And, as always, it is necessary to start by thanking the people who make NTP possible. I want to express my deep gratitude to the NTP Advisors who had a daunting decision-making task. Thank you for the thoughtfulness and hard work you put into advising, reviewing, discussing, and decision making to achieve this year’s wonderful cohort of grantees. Thank you to Derek Schwartz for your dedication, hard work, brilliance, and going above and beyond this year while NTP was short a team member. Jane Preston, NEFA’s Deputy Director, Programs, and Abby Southwell, NEFA’s Technology & Data Director, thank you for helping our meeting run smoothly and filling in when needed. Of course, we’d like to thank the foundations which have made NTP possible. NTP is generously supported with lead funding from the Mellon Foundation with additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. We’d also like to introduce our newest team member, Leilani Ricardo. We’re excited for the energy and field knowledge that Leilani brings to our team!


After the preliminary application panel meeting, the NTP Advisors worked with their two to three finalists on the development of their full proposal. The Advisors shared feedback that highlighted the strengths, observations, and questions raised during the preliminary application round discussions. They looked at work samples, answered questions, helped with thinking around budgets and approach to support finalists submit their strongest final application.

We had hoped to convene in person this year. Once more, that was not to be. In August, over four days of Zoom meetings, the NTP advisors engaged in a series of discussions and multiple rounds of voting to aid in their collective decision-making for this year’s grantee cohort. (For a description of that process, please see last year’s blog Announcing the 2021 NDP Production Grant Projects by Indira Goodwine-Josias, Program Director for Dance. While not exactly the same, NTP and NDP do follow the same basic process.)

The NTP Creation and Touring grant includes:

  • Creation grants between $40,000 and $65,000
  • Touring subsidy amounts between $30,000 and $50,000

Each grantee also receives additional support including:

  • Tour Administration/General Operating grant of $10,000
  • Attendance at the NTP Cohort meeting
  • Access to Presenter travel funds
  • An opportunity to apply for an NTP Transition grant designed to support ensemble sustainability at the completion of the grant

For more information: https://www.nefa.org/grants/grant-recipients/dan-froot-company


For inquiries and additional information, please contact:

Dan Froot


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