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CA$H (Creative Assistance for the Small and Hungry)|Theatre provides invaluable financial support to individual theatre and dance artists and small professionally oriented companies. Individual artists can apply for grants of $2,000 and companies are able to apply for grants of $4,000.


All applicants applying to CA$H with a Dance project must submit their materials to Dancers’ Group (NOT Theatre Bay Area) using the dance application. There is no longer a common application form. Please review the dance application materials and guidelines carefully as changes have been made. Applicants applying to theatre must submit their application to Theatre Bay Area. For the dance application, visit 

Additionally, please note all CA$H|Theatre applicants will need to be members of Theatre Bay Area (organizational applicants must be company members and individual artist applicants must be full year individual members)


The deadline for the Spring, 2017 round of CA$H|Theatre is 5 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017.

Download the Spring 2017 CA$H|Theatre Guidelines here.

Click here to complete an application as an individual artist.

Click here to complete an application as an organization.

Download the template project budget to include in your online application here.

Questions about how to apply? Want to be a panelist for a future round? Come to a free workshop!

Click here to RSVP for East Bay CA$H Workshop: April 4 at Central Works.

Click here to RSVP for South Bay/Peninsula CA$H Workshop: April 8 at the Pear Theatre.

Click here to RSVP for San Francisco CA$H Workshop: April 11 at the Theatre Bay Area.

North Bay Workshop TBD.

If you have any additional questions about CA$H|Theatre, please email

We are deeply proud of our most recent CA$H grantees, past and present:

Fall 2016 - Theatre
13th Floor
AlterTheater Ensemble
Crescent Moon Theater Productions
FaultLine Theater
Left Coast Theatre Company
Play Café, Inc.
Theater MadCap
Safiya Fredericks
Lisa Hori-Garcia
Min Khang
Bridgette Portman
Andrew Saito

Spring 2016 - Dance
Yayoi Kambara
Ryan Elizabeth Reid
Danielle Sexton
Girls Raks
NAKA Dance Theater
Mud Water Theatre

Spring 2016 - Theatre
Bindlestiff Studio



The Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc.

Diane M. Barnes

Sophie Becker, Kristen Rulifson, Hien Huynh

Andrea L. Hart

Fall 2015 - Dance
Greacian Goeke
Pearl Marill
Jikelele Dance Theater
SoCo Dance Theater
Lauren Simpson and Jenny Stulberg

Fall 2015 - Theatre
Black Box Baroque
Just Theater
Naked Empire Bouffon Company
Ubuntu Theater Project
Rotimi Agbabiaka
Christopher Chen

Spring 2015 - Dance
Marina Fukushima
Rachna Nivas
EmSpace Dance
Funsch Dance Experience
Scott Wells & Dancers

Spring 2015 - Theatre
Eye Zen Presents
The Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc.
Red Ladder Theatre Company
Delina P. Brooks
Christine Crook
Min Kahng
Lisa Marie Rollins

Fall 2014 - Dance
Tanya Bello
Amie S. Dowling
Katharine Hawthorne
Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow
Circo Zero
Fog Beast
Inside Out Contemporary Ballet

 Fall 2014 - Theatre
AlterTheater Ensemble
Echo Brown
Peter L. Stein
Conrad Bishop & Elizabeth Fuller
Megan Trout
Michael Gene Sullivan
Ana-Catrina Buchser

Spring 2014 - Dance
Gerald Casel
Iu-Hui Chua
Maureen Whiting
Hope Mohr Dance
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
Paufve Dance

Spring 2014 - Theatre
Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience

Idiot String: Joan Howard and Rebecca Longworth

FoolsFURY Theater

Corey Fischer

Sara Kraft

Kevin Rolston

David Szlasa

Eli Wirtschafter, Marica Petrey and Hannah Michahelles

Fall 2013 - Dance
Anna and the Annadroids
Urban Jazz Dance Company
Nava Dance Theatre
Krista DeNio
Tandy Beal
Marina Fukushima
Chelsea Eng and Rodney Bell

Fall 2013 - Theatre
AlterTheater Ensemble
Just Theatre
The Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc
Michael Gene Sullivan
Eugenie Chan
Steve Boyle 

Spring 2013 - Dance
Tableau Stations/Isak Immanuel
Funsch Dance Experience
Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater (NAKA)
Kegan Marling
Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Spring 2013 - Theatre
Erling Wold's Fabrications
Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company
Symmetry Theatre Company
Erin Bregman
Lisa Scola Prosek