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PAAL National Childcare Grants 


Parent Artist Advocacy League is granting the second annual PAAL National Childcare Grants this fall. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Applications will close December 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. Below are the grants PAAL is committed to granting for the 2019-2020 season. Application links below.

 PAAL Institution Childcare Match Grant Fund Recipients 
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2019-2020 PAAL National Childcare Grants 


Individual Childcare Grants: A parent-artist or artist with a full-time adult dependent/elder care responsibilities creating in the United States seeking funding for childcare or elder care while engaging in artistic and/or administrative projects or professional development. Union membership not required. All theatrical disciplines and administrative positions are eligible to apply for these grants. Pregnant parent artists, artists in late stages of the adoption process, and/or current full-time foster caregivers are welcome and qualified to apply.

Institution Childcare Match Grants: an organization, institution, or company with a performing arts focus committed to matching our $250 grant with a minimum of $250 as a budget line item to total $500 in childcare stipend for an individual or group within their organization, institution, or company.


While the application has multiple questions in order to create a thorough profile of need, many questions are multiple choice and check-box and there are no long-form cover letters or answers require. We recognize that time is a limited resource for many artists, especially those with caregiving responsibilities, and hope that our form’s efficiency alleviates some of that obstacle to make this grant application more accessible.


When hitting “submit” on your application, it will be saved and received. You will then receive an email confirmation of submission with a button to “edit response.” You may edit your application as many times as needed until applications close on Nov. 6, 2019. We will only review the final submissions after the closing date.


Applications for INDIVIDUAL GRANTS are closed. 2019-2020 applications will open September 6, 2019.  Subscribe  to be the first to hear about it.

Applications for INSTITUTION MATCH GRANT are closed. 2019-2020 applications will open September 6, 2019.  Subscribe  to be the first to hear about it.


In addition to the PAAL National Childcare Grants listed here, PAAL has also initiated its first  PAAL Chapter Grants , which are awarded to individuals and/or institutions in qualified PAAL Chapter Cities and supported by local PAAL Membership. Each PAAL Chapter City has its own diverse array of opportunity, community, and grants. Individuals and institutions may apply for PAAL National Grants and PAAL Chapter Grants simultaneously in so far as they qualify.

 PAAL Partner Funds + Stipends  are Childcare Funds that we build in partnership with organizations to make childcare support available to their contributors and participants for increased access.

We have also compiled a list of  outside childcare grants and family-friendly residencies for writers and artists around the country.

Select below to learn more about:

2019-2020 PAAL National Childcare Grants 

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