- Only non-profit organizations are eligible. American organizations must demonstrate their 501(c)(3) status granted by the IRS. French organizations must provide proof of equivalent nonprofit status for eligibility.
- American organizations must present a project which involves at least one French theater artist (or legal resident of France for more than five (5) years or a French-American artistic collaboration.
- French institutions must present a project which involves at least one American theater artist (or legal resident resident of the United States for more than five (5) years in the project submitted.
- The organisation (presenter, festival, university…) must show a clear financial and artistic commitment towards the project.
- Companies and ensembles may submit applications to the French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater only if they have identified one or several presenting partners who have indicated in writing their willingness to participate in the collaboration.
- No grants are awarded to individual artists.
- Applicants may reapply to the French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater for the same project in subsequent years only if the project has developed significantly since the last application.
- When performed in the United States, productions including texts must be performed either in English or in French with titles or simultaneous translation.
- When performed in France, productions including texts in English must be performed with French titles or simultaneous translation.
- Applications for projects which have already begun will be ineligible.
- Only projects whose presentation begins after May 1st of the application year will be eligible.
- The amount of the grant requested cannot exceed 50% of the total budget for the project or the amount of $25,000.