FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The International Buster Keaton Society is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Porkpie Scholar Grant.
2017 Deadline: Grant applications are due online Dec. 15, 2017.
The Porkpie Scholar Grant Program was established in 2008 with a substantial gift from a member of the International Buster Keaton Society who wishes to remain anonymous. The organization matched that gift to create the seed money for this grant program, which offers grants to authors, artists, film preservationists, filmmakers, composers and others who are contributing to the ongoing understanding and appreciation of the life and work of comedian/filmmaker Buster Keaton.
The International Buster Keaton Society, Inc., was founded in 1992 with the purpose of fostering understanding and perpetuating appreciation of the life, career and films of Buster Keaton. The group advocates for historical accuracy about Keaton’s life and work, encourages dissemination of information and research about Keaton, and endorses preservation and restoration of Keaton’s films and performances. The International Buster Keaton Society Porkpie Scholar Grant Program issues grants of $350 annually to one or two recipients (“Porkpie Scholars”) per year.
Eligibility: Grant projects should relate in some shape or form to the goals of the International Buster Keaton Society. Types of projects may include (but are not restricted to): articles or books, film restoration, musical scores, documentary films about Keaton, plays and art exhibits.
Application Process: Applications can be requested by email at [email protected]" target="_blank.
For More Information
For more information about the grant program and possible eligible projects, please send an email to [email protected]" target="_blank (include “Porkpie Scholar Grant Program” in the subject line).
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