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GRANT & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

This calendar is designed to provide helpful information on foundation, corporate, and government funding opportunities for individual choreographers and dance organizations. The information is arranged in chronological order according to application deadline date. Note – many funders accept applications on a rolling basis with no firm deadline date. Because funding information constantly changes, we strongly urge you to contact funder websites and offices to receive the latest information on application policies, procedures, and deadlines before submitting a proposal for support.

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Current – October 1, 2015
Pina Bausch Dance Fellowship
The scholarship holders get to discover new forms of expression and to extend their repertoire of movements in order to spur their artistic development. Each fellowship can take a minimum of three months and no longer than six months. It includes a monthly allowance of 2.500 Euros and one-time travel expenses. Up to four fellowships are granted each year.

Current – September 13, 2015
Philadelphia Culture Fund 2016 Grant Cycle
In 2016 the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) celebrates 23 years of grantmaking. Established as a non-profit corporation by Philadelphia’s Mayor and City Council in 1991, the Fund has consistently worked to support and enhance the cultural life and vitality for the City and its residents. Funds distributed as PCF grants come from the City’s annual budget allocation. Applicants are evaluated through peer review panels involving artists and professionals from the region’s arts and culture community. Grant amounts are then determined through the use of a funding formula.

September 4, 2015
USArtists International
USArtists International (USAI) supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals.

September 14, 2015
The Princeton Arts Fellowship
The Princeton Arts Fellowship, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career composers, visual artists, conductors, musicians, choreographers, filmmakers, performers, directors, or performance artists—this list is not meant to be exhaustive—who would find it beneficial to spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community. Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton University and formal teaching is expected. A $79,000 a year stipend is provided. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Applicants can only apply for the Princeton Arts Fellowship twice in a life time.

September 15, 2015
Alfred and Mary Douty Foundation
The purpose of the Foundation is to make grants of an educational nature. The Trustees wish that the support of the Foundation will make an impact and, accordingly, favor smaller organizations. Preference is for organizations that lack vast resources and contacts. Limitation to Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

September 21, 2015
Program Revitalizes Towns Using the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
The Our Town program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work, combining art with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies.

September 28, 2015
MAP FUND 2016 – LOI Due
The MAP Fund is founded on the principle that exploration drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. MAP supports live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry. MAP is particularly interested in supporting artists that question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the current American landscape. The program pursues its mission by welcoming the widest range of artistic points of view to apply and employing a comparably wide range of evaluators and panelists in the grant selection process.

September 30, 2015
Philadelphia LISC Creative Placemaking
Projects funded under this proposal will promote the physical environment, healthy lifestyles, and/or arts and culture. Projects/programs which do this through a creative placemaking lens are highly encouraged. Grants will be approximately $20,000 per organization, with a minimum grant of no less than $7,500. Philadelphia LISC has approximately $180,000 in available funding, of which $80,000 will be dedicated to creative placemaking projects and programs. The grant period will be for 12 months.

October 15, 2015
Shubert Foundation
The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation provides general operating support to nonprofit, professional resident theatre and dance companies that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility. A limited number of grants are also made to arts-related organizations that help support the development of theatre and dance, as well as graduate drama departments of private universities.

October 20, 2015
NEA ArtWorks: RESEARCH
The NEA’s Office of Research & Analysis will make awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.

December 4, 2015
USArtists International
USArtists International (USAI) supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals.

April 15, 2016
USArtists International
USArtists International (USAI) supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals.

The Arts Endowment assists all forms of professional dance by funding dance companies and presenters, and projects of all sizes. Dance projects funded by the Arts Endowment represent a multiplicity of forms, styles, techniques, and histories that come from every continent in the world and the many different styles — ballet, modern dance, jazz, folkloric, tap, hip-hop, and other contemporary forms — that are found in the United States. – See more at: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/dance?utm_source=June+5%2C+2014+eNews&utm_campaign=August+5+Enews&utm_medium=email#sthash.6Rj1efUA.dpuf
The Arts Endowment assists all forms of professional dance by funding dance companies and presenters, and projects of all sizes. Dance projects funded by the Arts Endowment represent a multiplicity of forms, styles, techniques, and histories that come from every continent in the world and the many different styles — ballet, modern dance, jazz, folkloric, tap, hip-hop, and other contemporary forms — that are found in the United States. – See more at: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/dance?utm_source=June+5%2C+2014+eNews&utm_campaign=August+5+Enews&utm_medium=email#sthash.6Rj1efUA.dpuf

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ON GOING GRANTS & FUNDING SOURCES

Funds for Organizations in Bank Communities on the Eastern Seaboard
TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in the communities served by TD Bank in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families, and businesses in all the communities where the bank operates. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, education and financial literacy, and the environment. Applications are reviewed quarterly; the specific deadlines vary by location. More information about the Foundation, including an online grant application, is available on the bank’s website.

Funds for Local Programs in Bank Communities
Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program
Wells Fargo is committed to improving the bank’s local communities across the country through grants and volunteer activities. The funding priorities of the Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program vary from state to state; however, the bank generally supports the following areas of interest: community development, including affordable housing, workforce development, financial literacy, and economic development; education, including K-12 and higher education; human services, including healthcare and basic needs; and arts, culture, and civic projects. Visit the website listed above and click on a state in order to review the local funding guidelines and application procedures.

In-Kind Advertising Support for Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide
Google Ad Grants
The Google Ad Grants program supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and overseas that help to make the world a better place. Google Ad Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program that harnesses the power of the company’s flagship advertising product, Google AdWords. Through the program, selected organizations receive $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords advertising to promote their missions and initiatives on Google.com. The program has awarded AdWords advertising to a wide range of nonprofit organizations whose missions range from animal welfare to literacy, and from supporting homeless children to promoting HIV education. Online applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the Google website for program details.

Support for Cultural Programs Promoting Sustainable Communities
Surdna Foundation: Thriving Cultures
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Thriving Cultures program is based on a belief that communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from the diversity of their residents. Through the Thriving Cultures program, grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that address one of the following four categories: Teens Artistic Advancement, Artists Engaging in Social Change, Artists and Economic Development, or Community Engaged Design. Online letters of inquiry that focus on these categories are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review detailed program guidelines for each of the Foundation’s Thriving Cultures lines of work.

The Saudi American Educational and Cultural Initiative Grants program
provides funding for cultural exchange programs between Saudi Arabian and American non-governmental and community organizations. Funds are offered to expand the diversity of activities in the U.S.-Saudi partnership and develop the next generation of leaders to support mutual understanding and respect through long-term partnership and cooperation between the two countries. Proposals are reviewed on a monthly basis.

Support for Community-Based Arts and Culture Initiatives
The Kresge Foundation: Arts and Culture Program
The Kresge Foundation’s Arts and Culture Program is offering a new grant opportunity for organizations integrating arts and culture into specific community revitalization work. Through the program’s Harvesting Leading Practices focus area, the Foundation supports efforts that deepen, capture, and share knowledge from established creative placemaking work in disinvested communities. For the current call for proposals, the program will accept proposals for activities in traditionally disinvested communities that integrate arts and culture into 1) public green and civic spaces, or 2) transit-oriented development projects. Examples include transit networks, “complete streets,” sustainable landscapes, and other similar projects. The program team expects to award up to 15 grants based on these thematic areas through 2014. Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.

High Impact Regional and National Projects Supported
Fidelity Foundation
The Fidelity Foundation, the charitable arm of Fidelity Investments, supports projects initiated by regional or national nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. High impact projects with potential to inform or influence the nonprofit sector are of particular interest. The Foundation’s primary areas of interest include arts and culture, community development, and social services. The Foundation seeks to work with organizations on strategic, transformative projects intended to substantially increase the grantee’s impact, efficiency, or long-term sustainability. Grants are generally made only to organizations with operating budgets of $500,000 or more. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the guidelines and selection criteria.

Programs in Company Communities Funded
Autodesk Charitable Giving Program

The Autodesk Charitable Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations worldwide, with emphasis on communities where company employees live and work. Autodesk’s areas of interest include arts and culture, education and technology, environment and sustainability, and health and human services. Financial grants generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. In addition to financial contributions, Autodesk offers assistance to qualifying nonprofit organizations through in-kind gifts and volunteerism. Requests may be submitted at any time. Visit the company’s website for online application information.

Bank of America Local Grants
http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation/index.cfm?template=fd_localgrants
Bank of America’s local grant making activities can — and do — vary, depending on what your local community needs. Our local market presidents and their teams develop relationships with other community leaders to determine the best use of philanthropic dollars in each community. Open to 501 C 3 organizations only. Must be in local community served by bank branch.

Exelon Corporate Grants Enhance Communities in Pennsylvania
Exelon Corporate Contribution Program

The Exelon Corporate Contribution Program strives to improve the quality of life for the people who live and work in the company’s service territory in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania. The company provides grants to nonprofit organizations that demonstrate a proven track record in addressing key community needs. Funding priorities include education, the environment, arts and culture, and neighborhood development. Program, event, and sponsorship support are provided. Online applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the company’s website for more information on each of the grant categories and the grant application process.

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ADDITIONAL GRANT RESOURCES & FUNDS

Dance Advance
www.danceadvance.org

Delaware Valley Grantmakers
www.dvg.org

Ellen Forman Memorial Award
www.drexel.edu

Independence Foundation
www.independencefoundation.org

Leeway Foundation
www.leeway.org

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
www.midatlanticarts.org

Multi-Arts Production Fund (MAP) Rockefeller Foundation
www.mapfund.org

PA Council on the Arts
www.pacouncilonthearts.org

PA Humanites Council
www.pahumanities.org

Pew Fellowship in the Arts
www.pewarts.org

Philadelphia Cultural Fund
www.philaculturalfund.org

National Dance Projects
www.nefa.org/grantprog/ndp/

National Endowment for the Arts
www.artsendow.gov

Project Stream (formerly 5 County Fund)
www.philaculture.org

Princess Grace Foundation
www.pgfusa.org

Creative Capital
www.creative-capital.org