CHICAGO – The Filament Theatre Ensemble is now accepting applications for the third annual Allie’s Gift, a gift to Chicago theatre artists to help subsidize the costs of career-related expenses.
Allison Powell was the business manager of the Filament Theatre Ensemble from February of 2010 until her untimely passing in January of 2011. Like so many of us, Allie aspired to ultimately earn a living in the arts, but held day jobs in the meantime to support herself and save money for graduate school. As she wrote in her first correspondence with Filament when discussing her day job, “I love art, but I also love food.”
In celebration of Allie’s memory and her belief that artists should be supported for their work, the Filament Theatre Ensemble will award Allie’s Gift to one Chicago artist who demonstrates passion, dedication, and a love for their art in addition to a financial need. Allie’s Gift will award up to $350 towards a specific artistic project or endeavor (i.e. materials, a class, headshots, etc.).
-Please write us a brief letter (no more than 3 pages) telling us a bit about yourself and your specific intended use of the Allie’s Gift funding, including a brief statement describing your current financial situation (primary source of income, etc.).
-A current resume in pdf format.
-Applicants must currently live in Chicago, pursuing a career in theatre arts.
-Any samples of your work – portfolio, video, audio, etc. – are encouraged but not required.
Applications should be emailed to gift[at]filamenttheatre[dot]org, attached as pdf documents.
Applications are due no later than 5pm on Friday, April 12. Applicants may be contacted for an interview. The recipient of Allie’s Gift will be announced on April 26 (Allie’s birthday).
For any questions about Allie’s Gift or the application process, do not hesitate to email us at info[at]filamenttheatre[dot]org.