Fendrick Theatre Fund Grants for Individual Theater Artists

All Disciplines
Organization The David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund
Deadline August 19, 2022

The David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund was established at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in memory of David Roos Fendrick (1941-1988), the critically applauded Western New York actor, director, writer and scholar. Fendrick was the youngest member of the first Lincoln Center Repertory Company and went on to a respected career in regional theaters across the country, including Buffalo’s Studio Arena Theatre. Among his many distinguished performances was his portrayal of Irish rebel and writer Brendan Behan in a one-man show that continues to hold the record as Buffalo’s longest-running theatrical performance.

This grant is awarded every other year. The David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund supports: Individual artists and creatives*; Projects with the potential for production; Unique projects, including experimental and multi-media theatrical productions; Under-represented or marginalized voices.

*Eligible applicants include actors, directors, writers, composers, designers, performance artists, musicians, or other individual theater professionals, regardless of descriptive title or relationship to a particular institution, who contribute to the creative process of theater.