Please review our eligibility criteria below, keeping in mind that grants are only awarded in cases of serious illness or injury. You may be eligible for a grant if you are seriously ill or injured and currently reside in the United States or Canada and have earned your living for at least five years in the entertainment technology industry. This means that your major source of income is from your work in this industry, which includes being directly involved with production:
- Behind the scenes in any type of performance venue, or
- Behind the camera, or
- On the road
It also includes working companies who are directly involved in supplying entertainment technology products and services such as dealers, manufacturers, production companies, consultants, and design firms.
You do not need to be currently working in the industry as long as your time out of the industry is less than the total time you worked in the industry, unless you are retired or on permanent disability.
Performing artists are not eligible.
Final determination of eligibility is at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors of the Behind the Scenes Foundation.