MN / NYC Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant Programs

The Jerome Foundation operates production grant programs for individual film and video artists who reside within five boroughs of New York City and Minnesota. These programs serve artists who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. It does not support installation, new media, or interactive work, which are subsidized in other Foundation programs. It also does not support commercial, industrial, informational, or educational work.

Deadlines and Notification

Minnesota Program: The Minnesota Program will once again have an annual deadline for submission. The deadline in both 2016 and 2017 will be September 1. Applicants will be notified of decisions no later than December 31 in each of these years. 

New York City Program:  In response to the artist survey conducted in February, the Jerome Foundation will implement an annual deadline for the New York City Film, Video and Digital Production Grant Program. 

In transitioning from a previous rolling deadline system to a fixed annual deadline, the Foundation will conduct two review panels in 2016.  Applications that were submitted since February 1 but before June 1, 2016, will be reviewed by a panel in late summer. Applicants will be notified of decisions no later than October 1, 2016. 

Applications submitted between June 1 and September 1, 2016, will be reviewed by a panel in November or December. Applicants will be notified of decisions no later than December 31, 2016.

In 2017, there will be only one annual deadline and one panel review. Applications will be due on September 1, 2017, with a December 31, 2017, notification schedule.  

After the 2017 program, the Foundation will assess the impact of a fixed annual deadline and make adjustments, if necessary.

How To Apply

Application Process:  Once you have taken the eligibility quiz and reviewed the Policies and Priorities of the program, you may submit an application online. Go to the Apply page and setup a login name and password using the links below.

New York City filmmakers or digital creators wishing to apply should go to the Jerome Foundation website at www.jeromefdn.org, either login or create a user login and click the link to start a new application for this program at the bottom of the online dashboard.

Minnesota filmmakers or digital creators wishing to apply should go to the Jerome Foundation website at www.jeromefdn.org, either login or create a user login and click the link to start a new application for this program at the bottom of the online dashboard.

Additional Information

Applicants should download the Film, Video, and Digital Production Sample Applications Booklet available online at https://www.jeromefdn.org/apply/mn-nyc-film-video for helpful program information, samples of successful proposals and budgets from past applicants. The PDF applications are for information only; they are not applications. You must apply to the programs using the online system.

Informational workshops are offered by Jerome Foundation staff to answer questions and assist applicants in the preparation of their proposals. Attendance at one of these workshops is encouraged for applicants who wish to receive detailed information about the program or ask specific questions about their projects. Informational workshops will be held in Minnesota during the last half of July and in New York City the first week of August.  Please check the News section on the website for more specific dates and locations. 

Contact Foundation: The Foundation encourages applicants to contact Foundation staff to ask questions and to discuss potential applications. Staff may be contacted either by telephone (651-224-9431) between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Central Time, Mondays through Fridays (excepting holidays) or by sending emails to Ben Cameron (BCameron@jeromefdn.org) or Jeremy Meckler (JMeckler@jeromefdn.org).

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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