OUR ENRICHMENT FUND FOR THEATER DESIGNERS & TECHNICIANS
Launched in 2016, Crowded Fire’s Ignite Fund seeks to support the growth of and enhance the working lives of theater designers and technicians in the Bay Area with an eye towards supporting the plurality of race, culture, class, gender, and age in our local design and technical community.
Whether they are hanging from scaffolding with a hand full of gels, programming surround sound from under the seats, sourcing a crate of fresh persimmons in February, or giving directions with embroidery needles sticking out of their mouths, our theater designers and technicians build the worlds you see on our stage. They transform the visceral into the tangible. In short, they make the magic happen.
If you’re one of these incredible makers in the theater community, we want to support you! We understand that growth in and innovation of design comes from designer’s and technician’s investment in tools and training. We believe in your vision! Crowded Fire’s Ignite Fund provides grants for professional development workshops and training opportunities, to purchase design tools and equipment, and to strengthen the economic sustainability of an arts practice.
Each year a total of up to $10,000 will be granted through the Ignite Fund. Grants range between $1,000 and $5,000 to support theater designers and technicians who have worked on a minimum of one Crowded Fire production.