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Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

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The Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships support an actor's artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG Member theatre. Grants are awarded in the following categories:

Exceptional Merit

$15,000 (with an additional $10,000 available to relieve student loan debt) supports actors who are established in their careers as working professionals with 10 years or more of professional experience. Those with less experience are still eligible to apply but must recognize that they are competing with actors who have demonstrated a sustained dedication to their careers. Funds will support actors who are evaluating the current state of their career and envisioning what their career could be as they continue to grow in their artistry.

Distinguished Achievement

$25,000 supports actors with 20 years or more of experience who have amassed a substantial body of work. Funds will support recipients who are looking for opportunities to continue growth and sustain the longevity of their careers. Actors may use these resources to adapt to physical changes later in their career, as well as changes in casting.

The goals of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships are:

  • To further an actor's artistic and professional development in live theatre;
  • To deepen and enrich an actor's relationship with a not-for-profit theatre;
  • To place actors as the nexus between theatres and communities, serving the community’s needs in a meaningful way;
  • To encourage actors to work outside their comfort zone.

The William & Eva Fox Foundation™ provides grants to actors and not-for-profit charitable organizations to promote study, research, and training in the field of acting and to encourage participation by actors and potential audiences in non-commercial theater.

Eligible applicants must submit their applications online no later than the deadlines found on the Timeline web page. Please visit our Guidelines & Applications page to download the Guidelines PDF and access the TCG Online Application Portal.

Eligibility Requirements


  • Must not work exclusively in other disciplines (e.g. film, television).
  • Must not be a full-time student at a university or conservatory training program at the commencement of the fellowship period.
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of the application postmark deadline.
  • Previous recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships are not eligible to apply.
  • All actors will self-identify the category in which they will apply. Consult the guidelines for more information.

Host Theatre

  • Companies will be TCG member theatres current on dues payments.
  • Theatres may submit only one proposal per round.
  • Theatres may not host two Fox supported residencies concurrently. Previous host theatres who are re-applying must complete residency activities no later than the commencement of the next fellowship period.


Application & Selection Process

Applications must be jointly developed by the actor and host theatre, and submitted by the actor. Multiple proposals from either party will not be considered.

Recipients will be chosen through a competitive application process by a national, independent advisory panel, consisting of professional artistic directors, freelance directors and actors. The advisory panel will submit their recipient recommendations to the William & Eva Fox Foundation, who will make the final selection.

Selection Criteria


  • Talent and creativity;
  • Skills and professional experience;
  • Degree to which the fellowship can contribute to the actor's artistic and professional goals;
  • Articulated community impact of the proposed activities;
  • Evidence of commitment, ability and a clear plan to carry out the proposed activities;
  • Appropriateness of partnership with the host theatre and commitment to a deepened relationship;
  • Appropriateness of the proposed budget;
  • Demonstrated commitment to a career in the not-for-profit theatre.

Host Theatre

  • Evidence of commitment, ability and a clear plan to carry out the actor's proposed fellowship activities;
  • Appropriateness of partnership with the actor and commitment to a deepened relationship;
  • Appropriateness of the proposed budget;
  • Organizational stability;
  • Evidence of positive impact on and commitment to the community served by the theatre’s primary activities.

View Full Program Requirements and Application Requirements Here