The Edie Whitsett Grant is an annual award given to an individual wishing to further their career in theatrical properties, especially but not limited to theatrical props in children’s theater. This grant is intended to assist with transportation, housing, or necessities while completing an internship in the field of properties.  Edie Whitsett was the longtime property shop manager and a frequent designer at Seattle Children’s Theatre. She also created sets for Village Theatre, Seattle Opera, ACT Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet and other arts entities. Whitsett’s honors included an Artist Trust fellowship, a commission for an art installation at the Seattle Public Library’s central branch and two Seattle Times Footlight Awards.

This grant is overseen and awarded by the Society of Properties Artisan Managers and is for $1000 towards internship expenses.  Individuals wishing to apply for should submit the following:

Cover Letter including details on your internship (when and where), any additional compensation you might be receiving during that time and an estimate of anticipated expenses.

  • Resume
  • Digital portfolio of recent properties work

Please submit items to: Jim Guy, SPAM President at

All items must be received by May 15, 2019 and grants will be awarded June 15, 2019