Foundation / Corporation
05/01/19 4:00 PM Central/5:00 PM Eastern
Grants of up to $30,000 to New York City and Minnesota emerging film and video artists to support production and post-production expenses for a specific project. Funding is intended for projects in the genres of narrative, experimental, animation, or documentary work. Production and post-production expenses include editing, titles, and special effects (marketing, distribution costs, festival fees or pre-production are not funded). Film projects that are in post-production are eligible but are a lower priority.
Eligible works include new film, video and digital production work in the genres of animation, documentary, experimental, and narrative. The Foundation has no preferences for subject matter or genre (i.e., documentary over narrative or animation). Applicants are expected to demonstrate an ability to complete the proposed project. Depending on the subject matter, this may require the applicant to demonstrate an understanding of the subject and an ability to handle the material appropriately. In reviewing documentary proposals, panelists are interested in the degree to which relationships with the film subjects/content has been or will be developed.
Funds may be used for production and post-production expenses. For a list of eligible expenses, see:
The following factors are all considered when assessing artistic merit:
- Distinctive and authentic artistic “voice”
- Bold and risk-taking approach—expanding the aesthetic or social experience
- Technical proficiency and exhibiting a high level of craft
- Imaginative, rigorous, and well-executed
- Engaging aesthetically and experientially
- Effective structure, rhythm and use of the medium to convey substance and meaning
- Creative, original and memorable content
- Established relationship with or connection to subjects/subject matter and audiences
For additional selection criteria, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 160719
Generally, 5–8 grants are provided each round in Minnesota, and 13–18 in New York City.
Awards of up to $30,000 are made and do not require matching funds.
Directors provided with support through this program must request and receive all grant funds and begin production by October 31, 2021. Exceptions to this policy, whatever the reason, must be approved in advance by staff and requested before September 30, 2021.
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/ (select either the Minnesota or New York City application)
Lann Briel, Program Officer
Andrea Brown, Grants Adiministrator
400 Sibley Street, Suite 125
St. Paul, MN 55101
USA: Minnesota; New York City; New York
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