The Babis Gousias Memorial Fund

OYL is honored to administer The Babis Gousias Memorial Fund, with the financial assistance of a generous supporter of the OYL International Program. The Fund provides awards in the form of grants to artists who need extra support in order to attend the Program.

Babis Gousias was a Greek actor, artist, and long-time ensemble member of OYL Theater Company before he passed away, much too early, in 2014. His spirit remains with us in the mountains of Papigo during the OYL International Program, and in the spirit of his compassion and generosity, his memorial fund gives disadvantaged artists the opportunity to participate. 

The Fund will defray a portion of the program costs for up to six successful applicants to the OYL International Program, whether it be for India, Japan, and/or Greece. A Fund award will not cover the entire cost of the Program. Please email us at to discuss additional outside financial support.

Please read THIS DOCUMENT fully and carefully before applying. 

Quick Info:

  • Only accepted OYL International Program applicants are eligible to apply for an award from the Fund.
  • The current deadline for Fund applications is March 8, 2024.
  • Recipients will be notified on or before March 15, 2024