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Theatre Accessibility Grants

Theatre Accessibility Grants at Stagebugz provide donation-funded and need-based financial assistance that cover a portion of tuition for families who otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of a program. Our top priority at Stagebugz is to make arts affordable and accessible to all, and these grants are in place to prevent finances from being a barrier to a student's ability to participate. Grants are offered for all of Stagebugz's tuition-based classes and camps, and applications are reviewed by our grant committee to assess financial need and benefit to the child. If cost is preventing you from participating, we strongly encourange you to apply or contact us at we will always work with you! Please do not complete a grant application until you are ready to commit to registration upon approval.

Fall 2024 Grants

Grant applications for our Fall 2024 programs have re-opened and will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis. Please take a moment to review the information on this page regarding our Theatre Accessibility Grant program, and then click the button below to complete an application. If you have any questions or need accommodations to complete the application, please contact us at

Anyone who needs it! If money is the only reason your child cannot join a camp or class, we encourage you to apply for a grant. While grants are need-based, we understand that there are many reasons finances may be an issue aside from just household income. Each individual circumstance will be carefully evaluated; please do not hesitate to apply if you feel your family requires financial aid to participate. However, scholarship funds are limited, so we ask that families who are able to afford tuition leave these resources for others and refrain from applying. 

When can I apply for fall programs?

Fall grant applications will re-open July 12th!

Who should apply?

Who will review my application?

Grant applications are reviewed by a selection board hand-picked by Stagebugz directors that includes CPAs and members of Colorado's non-profit and artistic communities.  This allows for all applications to receive equal consideration from an impartial third party outside of Stagebugz directors and instructors while ensuring applicant's information is kept safe and confidential.

How are grants determined?

Scholarship applications are considered holistically and given a numerical score by each member of the review committee based on financial need, extenuating circumstances, percieved benefit to child, level of demonstrated interest, and overall thoroughness of application. While demonstrated need is the main factor considered, the review committee is looking for students who will benefit the most, which means we highly encourage you to be thoughtful and complete in your answers!

How much do scholarships cover?

Grant amounts range from 25% of program tuition to the equivalent of full tuition after the non-refundable deposit (approximately 60%).  In order to serve as many students as possible, funds are currently limited to one class per child with a maximum of $350 per family, per season. Those with significant extenuating circumstances who would not be able to participate without an exception to this limit may submit a written petition to the scholarship review committee in addition to their application.

When will I be notified?

Priority applicants for Fall 2024 will be notified between July 5th and 12th, 2024. New applicants will receive a decision within 7 days of applying.

What if I don't receive a grant?

If you do not receive a grant, we highly encourage you to take advantage of Stagebugz's other financial assistance programs, including leaderhip scholarships, free workshops, sibling and military discounts, and pay-what-you-can classes. We would be happy to work with you to set up a payment plan to help ease the financial burden of a program as well.

I have been offered a grant. What next?

Grant recipients have 72 hours (3 days) to accept their spot by registering for class. You will receive a personal registration link with your scholarship rate applied. Failure to register within the window will result in forfeit of your spot and the grant will be offered to another student. For extenuating circumstances, families are expected to communicate with Stagebugz immediately. Declining a grant after it has been offered may affect your eligibility for scholarship funds in the future, so please be sure you are ready to commit to registering before you apply!

I missed the summer grant application window and would like to join the waitlist. How does this work? 

If you would like to join the waitlist for summer grants, please email with your child's name, age, and the camp for which you would be applying. You will be notified if additional funds become available, which may happen if a scholarship recipient is unable to accept or if Stagebugz receives additional donations to fund grants. In this case, all members of the waitlist will be sent a short application to fill out, and completed applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified within seven days of applying, and will then have seven days to register if they are given a grant. 

*Please note, after the initial application deadline, spots in camps and classes will not be reserved for scholarship applicants. Therefore, if you are joining the grant application waitlist, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that space will still be available in your chosen camp.

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