The Foundation Funding Policy

The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation welcomes applications for financial assistance from both performing arts companies and from individual performing artists.

This year the closing date for the next Grants Round is Thursday 7th September 2023. The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation welcomes applications for financial assistance from performing arts companies and individual performing artists.

For those wishing to apply, please consult Application guidelines and dates.

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

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 Asia, 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 may not exceed $10,000 in any one year and, depending on the quality of other applicants, may be less than the amount requested, in which case it is important for the applicant to indicate whether the project can proceed with a lesser amount. 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.