San Diego Junior Theatre Education
2013-14 Creative Catalyst Individual Artist Grant
San Diego Junior Theatre is proud to be a Nonprofit Organization Sponsor for the second
year of San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst program.
What is the Creative Catalyst Individual Artist Fellowship Program?
Creative Catalyst helps advance the careers of selected San Diego
artists by providing opportunities to develop new work in collaboration with sponsoring
nonprofit arts and culture organizations. Artists of all disciplines and at all stages
of their careers – emerging, mid-career and established – will deepen their practice,
experiment with new art forms, and work across disciplines – all in the spirit of
- Artist Fellowships.
Competitive grant program to provide artists with the gift of time,
space, mentorship and community to create new work.
- Professional Development.
Training to enhance the Fellows’ business knowledge and
career prospects as creative entrepreneurs.
- Creative Renewal.
In partnership with local donors, provide each Fellow with a weekend
retreat in a quiet, rural setting for focused, uninterrupted time to think, experiment
For an application, program dates, general inquiries and information about the program,
please visit the San Diego Foundation website.
San Diego Junior Theatre encourages all applicants with original project ideas to apply.
We seek artists whose projects ideas closely align with our mission statement and further
advance the creative work we already do for our student and family community.
What We Do
San Diego Junior Theatre is the oldest continuing children’s theatre program in the country.
Currently in our 65th Season, SDJT provides students access to arts education and programming
via our multiple productions, classes, and outreach programs.
San Diego Junior Theatre has classroom, rehearsal and performance space in the Casa Del
Prado and Casa Del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park. San Diego Junior Theatre will provide
Catalyst Artists access to these facilities as well as support from our Education,
Production, Community Relations and Finance Departments.
A strong applicant/project will posses the following qualities:
SDJT Education and Artistic staff will review all applicants who submit a letter of intent
to the San Diego Foundation expressing a desire to work with SDJT. We will narrow the
candidates down to our top choices. At this point, you may be contacted by a SDJT staff
member with a request for an interview and/or work samples. Please do not submit any
materials until requested.
- Aligns with SDJT mission statement
- Builds upon or expands our current education and/or artistic offerings
- Focuses on artistic process rather than product
- Includes innovation and civic engagement
Last Year’s Artist
SDJT had the pleasure of working with local theatre artist Marisol Best. Marisol worked
with our students on a devised theatre piece. Together, they created a new children’s
play about the positive and negative effects of technology on multiple generations and
the way in which people communicate with one another. This project included a New Play
Development Class, several writing workshops, two staged readings of the script and a