Travel and Study Grant Program

Grants to New York City Artists and Minnesota Arts
Administrators to Travel for Study and Growth

GrantWatch ID#: 176116
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Jerome Foundation


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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 nationally or domestically to study, explore, and advance their careers. A Webinar will be held on October 12. 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.

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.

This grant may not be used to tour, perform, give concerts, mount exhibitions, produce new work, or teach.

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 two weeks prior to departure.

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.

Travel for the 2017 program must occur between May 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018.

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 working for a nonprofit arts organization producing work in the relevant discipline.
- Have completed and filed a final report on their trip if he/she is a previous grant recipient.

*Click here for more information about the definition of an emerging artist:

Eligible Funding Requests:

- Applicants may use grants for extended travel and study if additional sources of income are available or committed.

- Purchase of equipment costing more than $100 is not an eligible expense, unless the item is necessary for the trip. Salary replacement and honoraria for the applicant are not eligible expenses. Eligible expenses may include such items as language classes, and pro-rated housing costs and utilities.


- 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.

- Once an independent emerging artist funded through the Foundation’s General Program has completed his/her three to six-year grant sequence of support and is no longer eligible to apply directly to the Foundation, that artist is also no longer eligible to apply to the Travel and Study Grant Program.

- Artists supported by Jerome@Camargo Grants for residencies in Cassis, France or the Composer / Sound Artist Fellowship at the time of the application are also not eligible to apply.

- Students in K-12 educational programs or enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs at the time of application are not eligible to apply.

Please Note: Because of the limited funds available, this program supports disciplines in alternating years: dance, film/video/digital production, and literature projects will be eligible in 2018.

Webinar: Travel and Study Grant Program

The 2017 Travel and Study Webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM CST / 7:00 PM EST. The majority of the meeting time will be dedicated to questions from those who attend. You do not need to make a reservation, nor do you need to attend a meeting in order to apply. A link to the webinar will be posted here.

A recording of the webinar will be available following this date.

How To Apply:

Click here to take the online Eligibility Quiz:

Once you have taken the eligibility quiz and reviewed the Policies and Priorities of the program, you may submit an application online. To login or create a new account, see the link in the contact information section below.

The online system will contain explicit instructions on creating and submitting applications. Once submitted, applicants will receive an email notification that the application was received.

Only online applications submitted through the Foundation’s website will be accepted. Paper submissions, email, and faxed applications are not accepted.

Click here to access the online FAQs:

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

Click here to apply online:

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