Foundation / Corporation
04/21/21 4:00 PM Central/5:00 PM Eastern
Grants of up to $30,000 and grants of up to $7,000 to New York City and Minnesota emerging film directors to support production expenses for a specific project and to support artist development. Production funding is intended for projects in the genres of narrative, experimental, animation, or documentary work. Funding for artist development provides mentorship opportunities while working on a specific project.
Offered every two years, this program provides early career filmmakers either a Production Grant for all stages of production, or, new this year, an Artist Development Grant. The Production Grant supports film, video and digital production directors who reside in either New York City or Minnesota and who work in the animation, documentary, experimental, and narrative genres, or in any combination of these forms. The Artist Development Grant supports early career film, digital production and video directors based in Minnesota. In the Production Grant the expansion to all stages of production, including pre-production costs, is new for this program round.
The production grant provides funds to early career filmmakers to support specific projects, both short and full-length, for all stages of production, including pre-production, production and post-production costs.
Artist Development Grant
The artist development grant provides funds to early career filmmakers to engage in self-designed mentorship with experienced directors and further their filmmaking craft and/or professional skills while working on a specific film, video or digital production project.
For use of funds, see the eligibility questionnaires for each grant in the Pre-Application Information section below.
GrantWatch ID#: 160719
- New York City Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant: Up to $30,000
- Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant: Up to $30,000
- Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Artist Development Grant: Up to $7,000
Filmmakers provided with support through this program must receive all grant funds and begin production by April 13, 2023. Exceptions to this policy, whatever the reason, must be approved in advance by staff and requested before March 13, 2023.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://jeromefdn.submittable.com/submit (select either the New York City application or one of the Minnesota applications)
For questions or to discuss your application, contact:
Lann Briel, Program Officer
For technical questions or general questions about the guidelines, contact:
Andrea Brown, Grants and Program Administrator
Jerome Foundation staff: https://www.jeromefdn.org/staff
550 Vandalia Street, Suite 109
St. Paul, MN 55114
USA: Minnesota; New York City; New York
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