The Jerome Foundation, offers grants to not-for-profit arts organizations and to fiscal sponsors applying on behalf of artists for the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists in New York City and Minnesota.
The Jerome Foundation places support for the creative artist at the center of its grantmaking and gives funding priority to programs and projects that are artist-driven.
The Foundation promotes artistic excellence, affirms that excellence is determined by a broad and diverse range of aesthetic criteria, and seeks quality or the potential for quality in each grant it makes.
The Foundation welcomes the opportunity to be pushed beyond its own boundaries of understanding and experience, and seeks to be open and inclusive. It affirms that the Foundation’s Board members, staff, and grants programs shall be consistent with the pluralistic society in which the Foundation operates.
Jerome Foundation upholds the right to freedom of expression; searches for new ideas, individuals, and organizations; and encourages artistic exploration and risk-taking.
Applications are only accepted on paper or submitted online. Applications are NOT accepted via email. Applicants should allow four to five months for evaluation of applications. The Foundation does not fund retroactively; therefore, applicants should submit applications well in advance of the inception of a program so that the application is reviewed before the program begins. If you have questions about when to submit an application, please contact Jerome Program Staff.
To apply online, setup an online account with a login and password, fill out the application form and provide the required attachments, then submit. To login or create a user loginclick here. Applicants will receive email notification that the application was received.
To apply by mail, print the .pdf of the application guidelines and mail or deliver the completed application to the Foundation. Applicants will receive email notification that the application was received. Application materials may not be emailed.