The 1/52 Project provides financial support to encourage early career designers from historically excluded groups with the aim of diversifying and strengthening the theater design community. Candidates of diverse backgrounds representing the full spectrum of theatrical activity, including those who have worked in non-traditional venues, are encouraged to apply to this program. The 1/52 Project considers all women of all ethnicities as part of a historically excluded group.
The 1/52 Project has raised over $200,000 in generous donations from designers and other generous theater professionals and disbursed 92% of all funds raised to talented early career designers from historically excluded groups.
The 1/52 Project was founded with the hope that designers with shows running on Broadway would donate one week per year of additional weekly compensation (AWC) for each Broadway show the donor has designed. However, we will gratefully accept any amount of money from anyone (designer or not!)
To donate, go to our CONTRIBUTE page.
“The 1/52 Project is before and after in my professional career.” ~ Stefania Bulbarella, projection designer
“I feel like the biggest asset has been mentorship. I’m really expanding my network.” ~Jessica Alexandra Cancino, set designer
“This grant came at a time when I needed it most, not only financially, but also professionally. The exposure the 1/52 Project gives its recipients is invaluable.” ~Gerardo Diaz Sanchez, set designer