Arts Funding

Friends of Theater Emory Summer Grants

The Friends of Theater Emory Board insituted these summer grants to help subsidize tuition costs for study programs or to provide assistance for living expenses to students involved in unpaid or minimally-paid internship opportunities.

$3,000 total in grant money is available for subsidy of summer Theater-based internships and/or non-Emory Theater-based study opportunities (cannot be used for Emory summer classes, unless a part of an Emory summer study abroad program). Up to $1,500 may be awarded to any one student. Internships or study may happen at any location, though preference will be given to those working or studying in the Atlanta area.

This opportunity is available to rising juniors and seniors and graduating students. Preference, however, will be given to returning students who can bring knowledge and experience back to the Emory theater community.

Applicants must submit the following by the annual due date (specific date announced in late Fall semester of each year):

  1. A completed application form. The application will be made available in early Spring semester of each academic year.
  2. A letter of acceptance or other proof of study participation or a letter from internship supervisor confirming your hiring. If letter or proof is not available at the time of application, please indicate the date when confirmation is expected and submit materials then. Any grant awarded is subject to verification by the Friends of Theater at Emory or by Theater Studies faculty or staff acting on their behalf.

Application and letter of proof should be submitted to Ros Staib (rstaib@emory.edu) by due date (, which is established in early Spring semester of each academic yer)

Students receiving funding will be required to give a presentation on their experience to their peers in the following semester and to write a short report on it for submission to the Friends of Theater at Emory board.

Center for Creative Arts Project Grants

CCA Grants are awarded twice annually for projects that have the potential to engage a wide audience. CCA welcomes proposals requesting grants to support Emory artists and arts-related projects. Grants are intended to support activities outside of the regular academic responsibility of individuals, departments, or units. Students may apply for grants in the amount of up to $500. Faculty and staff may apply for grants in the amount of up to $1,500. Please review the eligibility requirements and grant application at the CCA website.

Ethics and Servant Leadership (EASL) Summer Internship Program

The Servant Leadership Summer is a funded summer internship program that places qualified Emory University students in Atlanta-area nonprofits, government agencies, and socially responsible businesses. The Servant Leadership Summer Program includes an orientation, weekly class sessions, projects, and 240 hours of work at your placement site. Students receive a $4000 stipend.   

Internship organizations include The Alliance Theater and Wonderoot, an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization. Students may also design their own internship. See site for full details.