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Travel and Study Grant Program

Grants to New York City Artists and Minnesota Arts
Administrators for Travel to Advance their Careers

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Foundation / Corporation

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Jerome Foundation

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Deadline Date:

12/07/17 - 4:30 PM CST/5:30 PM EST


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Minnesota arts organization administrators, and to New York City, New York individual artists to travel out of state domestically or internationally to study, explore, and advance their careers. Funding is intended for artists in the early stages of their artistic development who are creating new work in dance, literature, and film, video and digital production. Arts organization administrators are eligible if they support such early-stage artists.

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

- 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.

Panelists are asked to consider three and only three criteria:

1. The artistic merit of the applicant, as evidenced by work samples, resume, and letters of confirmation.
2. The conception and feasibility of the project, as indicated by specific planning efforts and confirmed letters of acceptance and/or invitation. If there are logistic or cultural reasons that such letters are either inappropriate or impossible to obtain, the applicant should explain those reasons in the application.
3. The potential impact of the project on the applicant’s longer-term goals. These goals and the connection of this travel to the goals should be explained in the Artist/Administrator statement.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176116

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded for short-term travel of three to six days.
- Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for trips of one week or longer.
- Eligible applicants working collaboratively may apply on one application form if the monies requested do not exceed $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Travel for the 2018 program must occur between May 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The 2017 Travel and Study Grant Program will support emerging artists who create new work in music, theater, and visual arts. The program is open to “generative" artists (e.g., composers or sound artists in music; playwrights, performance artists, and directors of ensemble-based theater companies; and visual artists of all genres) who have a record of creating original work.

The program is also open to arts administrators in Minnesota who work at organizations who support such artists. New York City-based executives and program administrators are not eligible to apply.

The program is only intended to support individuals. Applications are not accepted from organizations or fiscal sponsors. Individuals may apply to only one discipline in a given year and may not submit more than one proposal.

Eligible applicants working collaboratively may apply on one application form if the monies requested do not exceed $5,000. All co-applicants must meet all eligibility criteria.

The Foundation welcomes the opportunity to support artistic works that embody diverse cultural perspectives.

All applicants must:

- Live in Minnesota or the five boroughs of New York City at the time of application and have lived in that location at least one year prior to the application deadline.
- Be an individual emerging creative artist or a Minnesota-based executive or program administrator who works at an organization that supports such artists.
- Have completed and filed a final report on their trip if he/she is a previous grant recipient.

Please see the detailed Guidelines in Supporting Documents below of the specific artistic requirements and definitions pertaining to the definition and eligibility of emerging artists.

Expense Eligibility and Limitations:
- Purchase of equipment over $100 is not an eligible expense, unless the item is necessary for the trip.
- Salary replacement and honoraria for the applicant are not an eligible expense.
- Eligible expenses may include such items as language classes, and pro-rated housing costs and utilities.
- Travel and Study grants support travel of significant distance, requiring housing and logistic support for the grantee. - Local, in-state travel, “run-outs”, and extended commutes are not supported. Travel may be national or international. The program does not prioritize one over the other.
- This grant may not be used to tour, perform, give concerts, mount exhibitions, produce new work, or teach.
- Additional categories of expenses and/or additional destinations cannot be added after the application is reviewed.
- Reductions in the duration of the trip will result in decreases in the amount or cancellation of the grant award

Pre-proposal Conference:

The 2018 Travel and Study Webinar will take place Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12 noon Central Time. This webinar, led by Jerome Foundation staff, will cover eligibility, the application, and includes a questions and answers session. Register using the link in Contact Information below.

The webinar will be recorded, so you can view it even if you cannot attend live. You can also watch the archived 2017 Travel and Study Webinar from October 12, 2016:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will open on Friday, September 1, 2017. The deadline is Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 4:30 PM Central Time or 5:30 PM PM Eastern. Grants will be announced in March 2018.

The Foundation encourages applicants to contact Foundation staff to ask questions and to discuss potential applications.

Please note: Before receiving payments, a recipient is required to submit an itinerary for the travel and study period, with confirmed schedules and proof of travel, at least one month preceding the desired payment/travel date(s). Significant changes in budget must be approved in advance.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register for the webinar here:

To being the application process, take the eligibility quiz online:

If eligible, register and apply online between September 1 - December 7, 2017:

Staff may be contacted either by telephone (651-224-9431) between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM Central Time, Mondays through Fridays (excepting holidays) or by sending emails to Ben Cameron ( or Eleanor Savage (

For technical issues, please email

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USA: Minnesota;   New York City;   New York