Monthly Archives: March 2017

2017 Playwriting Competition


The submission period for the foundation’s 2017 playwriting competition has begun. It ends at midnight on April 30. Only the first 150 entries will be accepted. Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting, as the rules have changed.

Two New Grants Announced for March

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation is pleased to announce these two new grants for March 2017:

  • A grant to Allied Media Projects, Detroit, Mich., to help support the marketing campaign for D-town Sound, a documentary video series by the film collective Raising Voices! Combining past and present, the series uses archival footage, contemporary performances, and personal stories to highlight the contributions of LGBTQI musicians of color to the musical legacy of Detroit.
  • A grant to Film London, London, U.K., to help fund the production of the short live-action film Wren Boys, by Try Hard Productions. Directed by Harry Lighton, the film is set on the first St. Stephen’s Day (Dec. 26) after the 2015 Irish referendum legalizing same-sex marriage. Following a small-town priest who conducts a marriage ceremony for his gay nephew and a prison inmate, the film juxtaposes the new, progressive attitude toward marriage with the cruel, now-illegal St. Stephen’s Day tradition known as The Hunting of the Wren.