The Foundation Funding Policy

The Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation welcomes applications for financial assistance from both performing arts companies and from individual performing artists.
The Foundation will consider applications for assistance twice a year: in April and in October. Closing dates for applications are Thursday 23rd April 2020 and Thursday 15th October 2020.

Applications for assisting playwrights in most instances should be addressed to The Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award or the Rodney Seaborn Playwriting Support Fund detailed below.

Applications from Individual Performing Artists

The following guidelines are intended to assist individual performing artists with their applications:

  1. SB&W Foundation will welcome applications for financial assistance from individual directors, actors, designers and other performing artists to:
    i. undertake a specific production or performance.
    ii.  take up a secondment to an established company
    iii. attend conferences in Australia or abroad
    iv. attend theatre festivals in Asian, Europe and the USA
    v.  further their professional training in Australia or abroad
    vi. and for such other activities as the SB&W Foundation Board may approve.
  2. Preference will be given to individual artists who have established a beginning to their professional careers in Australia.
  3. At the present time support for individuals will not exceed $10000 in any one year. A successful application will receive one grant or support payment. 
  4. An application for assistance will not be considered until the Board has received an assessment and acquittal of a project previously assisted by SB&W Foundation.