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Grant Programs:

  • General Program: The Foundation currently is not accepting new applications for the General Program. Unless you are a current grantee requesting continued support for a program or project, please do not start an application. Contact The Foundation with questions. Historically, this program has been open 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.
  • New York City and Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Production Programs: The Foundation will open the application for these programs on June 2, 2016 with a September 1, 2016 deadline. open to emerging individual film, video, and digital production artists.
  • Travel and Study: The application for the 2017 program will open in October 2016 with a January 5, 2017 deadline. This program is open to emerging artists who create new work and to Minnesota-based executive and program administrators working for not-for-profit arts organizations. This program alternates eligibility cycles, awarding funds in Music, Theater and Visual Arts in odd years and Literature, Dance, and Film and Video in even years.
  • Emerging Composer/Sound Artist Fellowship Program: The application for the 2017 program will open in October 2016 with a February 2, 2017 deadline. This program supports self-designed fellowships for to emerging composers and sound artists working in any musical genre to further their creative development.

Geographic Eligibility: Jerome Foundation restricts its program to Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The Foundation requires that organizational applicants have their primary office and operations based in one of those two areas. Jerome support is also restricted to emerging artists who are legal residents of Minnesota and/or New York City. Applicants must have street mailing addresses within the Foundation’s geographic area to be eligible to apply. 

Application Process:

  • Complete the eligibility quiz to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the program in which you are interested.
  • Review the Policies and Priorities and Application Requirements for the program.
  • Contact Jerome Program staff with questions.
  • 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 login click 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.

The Foundation currently is not accepting new applications for the General Program. Unless you are a current grantee requesting continued support for a program or project, please do not start an application. Contact The Foundation with questions.

The Foundation will open the application for the New York City and Minnesota Film,Video, and Digital Production Grant Program grant on June 2, 2016. 

The Travel and Study Grant Program application will open in October 2016. 

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