The Davey Foundation began by awarding 3 grants in 2014: one in film, and two in theatre in partnership with Salt Lake City Theatres Plan-B and Salt Lake Acting Company.
In 2015, in partnership with the local Theatres, and through the support of our generous donors and Film Xchange, The Davey Foundation awarded four film grants and two theatre grants.
In 2016 it is the Foundation’s hope and plan to add another film grant, increasing the total number of grants, both film and theatre, to 7.
The film grants consist of either dollar grants ($5000), or gear grants (valued at $10,000) donated by Film Xchange. Grantees also receive mentorship from experienced filmmakers, including in past years Sundance film festival participants Dustin Guy Defa (Person to Person) and Kenny Riches (The Strongest Man). See the website’s Film Grant page for more information.
The theatre grants consist of an opportunity to have your play workshopped and produced by a professional Salt Lake City theatre company. You can read more on this website about the specific grants in partnership with either Plan-B Theatre or Salt Lake Acting Company.
The film grant application period for the 2016 grants will open January 15. Please see the film grant page for more information on those grants.