THE PORKPIE SCHOLAR GRANT PROGRAM

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.


GRANT APPLICATION

To be eligible for the grant, you must develop a project that relates to Buster Keaton — his life, his films, or his influence. Projects can take nearly any form, though examples may include a film, an article, a book, a poem, a musical score for a Keaton film, photography, painting, film preservation or restoration.  This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but only to spark your creativity. Just as Buster was never one to conform to the norm, you are also invited to go as far as your creativity can take you.

DEADLINE: Your application must be received no later than December 15, 2018. The amount of each grant awarded will be $350 per year.

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If you would like to subject additional information, photos, drawings, music, etc., simply click on the link below, and an email will be automatically generated. Please attach your items there. If you have any trouble using this tool, you can send the email to: grant@busterkeaton.com.

In the SUBJECT of the email, please enter: "GRANT LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME" (I.E. GRANT KEATON_BUSTER)

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