Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation: Grants for LGBT

OVERVIEW: The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation supports artists producing LGBTQ themed works.  

IP TAKE: This funder only supports organizations whose work is based on a historical LGBTQ person, event, or work of art that has had a significant impact on the LGBTQ community.

PROFILE: The late playwright and filmmaker Arch Brown established the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation in 1994 in honor of his life-partner Bruce Allen Brown. The foundation funds  “[p]roduction companies to offset expenses in producing LGBTQ-themed plays, films, videos, and other performing arts productions,” based on or inspired by history. 

Grantees may use the foundation’s production grants for all aspects of production of theatrical works including plays, musicals, performance art, operas, choral works, orchestral works, text, film, and video. The foundation limits production grants to $1,500 and prioritizes new works aimed at helping to create new audiences for LGBTQ-themed works. Past grant recipients include the Alembic Cinema in Providence, Rhode Island for its production Happy and Gay, and the America Opera Projects for tits work Patience with Sarah. To learn more about past grantees, explore the foundation’s Production Grants list.

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation accepts unsolicited grant proposals and requests for funding.


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