Employment Enhancement Grant

PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant is to encourage drama therapists early in their careers to develop and conduct workshops and projects outside of the established venues that will enhance their reputation and increase their employment prospects. For instance, a drama therapy demonstration project, workshop or time-limited group for a potential employer may lead to full time or part-time employment at that agency.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the applicant must be a Registered Drama Therapist, not on the faculty of an approved or alternative training drama therapy program, and not presenting the workshop or project in association with one of these programs or at a regional or national conference.

Priority will be given to beginning professionals and those who live and work in areas in which drama therapy is not a well-known modality.

AMOUNT OF AWARD: up to $500. The money may not go to salary, but must be spent on supplies and/or transportation.


APPLICATION PROCESS: The following information should be submitted in a cover letter:

1. Contact information including: Name, Address, Phone Numbers, Email and RDT Number

2. Professional qualifications (training/experience) for undertaking the workshop or project, including proof of RDT status and stage of career.

3. A detailed description of the purpose and nature of the workshop or project, particularly as it connects with career goals.

4. The project/workshop's relationship and importance to the advancement of Drama Therpy

5. A budget indicating the amount needed and what the money will be spent on.

Send via electronic mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or send 4 hard copies via post to:

Sally Bailey, Treasurer
The Drama Therapy Fund
1626 Leavenworth Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

REQUIRED REPORT: Within 30 days of completion of the project/workshop, recipient of the award must send a written account and evaluation of the project along with copies of the receipts of purchases and transportation and/or record of mileage.