Grants available to make arts accessible to the hard of hearing or deaf

The Theatre Development Fund (TDF) TAP Plus program, in partnership with NYSCA is making grants of $5,000 available to NYSCA grantees.

By Jenny Clarke

Theatre Development Fund’s (TDF) TAP Plus program, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, makes available grants of up to $5,000 for open captioning services in order to increase attendance by people who are hard of hearing or deaf at cultural events that are open to the public in New York State. TAP Plus strongly encourages applications from all regions of the state.

Information on open captioning and a service fee guide are available on our website at www.tdf.org/tap. TDF also can assist in planning an accessible project for people with hearing disabilities.

TAP Plus is an extension of TDF’s award-winning TDF Accessibility Programs (TAP) which offer services for theatregoers with physical disabilities, as well as individuals on the autism spectrum. TAP is beginning its 17th season of open captioned performances of Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre.

Applicants must be current NYSCA grantees.

Deadline:Monday, November 24, 2014

Events must be open to the public and take place between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 in NY State.

Notification: January 31, 2015

More info:

tap@tdf.org
212-912-9770 ext. 380

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