General Program Grant

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.

To Apply

Applications are only accepted submitted online. Applications are NOT accepted via email or on paper. 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 login click hereApplicants will receive email notification that the application was received. 

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 Travel and Study Grant Program application is now open with a deadline of December 8, 2016. The Jerome Emerging Composer / Sound Artist Fellowship Program is open with a deadline of January 26, 2017.

The Foundation will open the application for the New York City and Minnesota Film,Video, and Digital Production Grant Program grant on May 1, 2017.

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Upcoming Events

November 2, 2016, The Kitchen
November 8, 2016, Minnesota Center for Book Arts
December 8, 2016, The Kitchen
December 8, 2016, Walker Art Center

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