The application for the 2016 Travel and Study Grant Program is now closed. Guidelines for the 2017 Travel and Study Grant Program will be posted September 7, 2016.
The Travel and Study Grant Program awards grants to emerging artists who create new work, rotating the eligible disciplines in alternating years. Funds support periods of travel for the purpose of study, exploration, and growth. Jerome Foundation is currently evaluating all of its grant programs.
The 2017 deadline for applications will be 4:30 p.m. central (5:30 p.m. eastern) on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The eligible disciplines for 2017 are music; theater; and visual arts. Applicants must be "generative" artists (e.g. composers or sound artists in music; playwrights, performance artists and directors of ensemble based theatre companies; and visual artists of all genres).
The 2017 Travel and Study Grant Program is supported by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation and the Jerome Foundation.
Minnesota-based executive and program administrators working for not-for-profit arts organizations in music; theater; and visual arts are also eligible to apply (New York City-based executives and administrators do not qualify). The program supports such activities as research leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, investigating artistic work outside of Minnesota or New York City, and dialogue on aesthetic issues. This program does not support the production of new work or the acquisition of teaching credentials.
Travel and Study grants will support periods of domestic and/or international travel for study, exploration and growth. Eligible activities will include (but will not be limited) to research informing or leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations (whether artistic or organizational), participation in specific non-academic training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, field investigation of work outside of the applicant’s home state, and opportunities to engage in dialogue on aesthetic or organizational issues. This program will not support rehearsals, performances, exhibitions, touring, or teaching opportunities by grantees, pursuit of academic degrees, the production of new work, or the acquisition of teaching credentials. Students enrolled in academic degree programs at any level are not eligible to apply. New York City-based administrators are not eligible to apply.
Grant amounts will be up to $1,500 for short term travel of 3-6 days, or up to $5,000 for trips of one week or longer. All applicants must be residents of the state of Minnesota or New York City, and have resided there for at least one year at the time of the application. Applicants will be asked to provide a narrative describing the proposed travel, a budget, a philosophic artistic or administrative statement (as appropriate), and resume, among other materials.
Only online applications submitted through the Foundation's website will be accepted. Paper submissions will no longer be accepted. Email and faxed applications are NOT accepted. Please call the Foundation office if you need technical assistance completing the online application.
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.
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.