Jerome Foundation Announces 2017 Travel and Study Program

The Jerome Foundation is delighted to announce that Travel and Study Grants in Music, Theater and Visual Arts will again be awarded in March 2017. The program is open to “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) who have a record of creating original work.  Additionally, with thanks to the HRK Foundation for its generous support, the program is also open to arts administrators in Minnesota who work at organizations who support such artists. The deadline for applications will be 4:30 pm (Central Time) on Thursday, December 8, 2016, with grants announced in March 2017.

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 résumé, among other materials; only online applications will be accepted.

This deadline is earlier than it has been in the past in order to provide earlier notification of travel that could begin as early as summer of 2017.  Please visit the website again after September 7, 2016 for schedule of community meetings, webinars, access to guidelines and information about applying through the online system.

Published October 6, 2016

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