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Deadline: 06/01/23 - Deadline for College/University Performance grants
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, theater companies, educational organizations, and individuals for musical performances and projects. Funding is intended for a broad range of expenses related to performances, research, and publications. Eligible projects are those related to Weill, Lenya, or Marc Blitzstein.
The Foundation's Grant Program accepts proposals in the following categories:
Funding may be requested by professional opera companies, theater companies, dance companies, orchestras, ensembles, and other concert groups for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and/or Marc Blitzstein.
College/University and Amateur Performance
Funding of up to $15,000 may be requested by colleges, universities, and amateur performing arts organizations in support of general production expenses for performances of Kurt Weill’s and/or Marc Blitzstein’s stage works, and to cover musical expenses in connection with performances of Weill’s or Blitzstein’s concert works.
Support may be requested from non-profit organizations for radio, television, video, film, audio, or multimedia projects that feature Kurt Weill’s, Lotte Lenya’s, or Marc Blitzstein’s life and/or music.
Scholarly Symposia and Conferences
Performing and educational organizations may request funding for scholarly or educational activities (workshops, symposia, scholarly conferences, secondary and college-level educational initiatives, etc.) focusing on Weill, Lenya, and/or Blitzstein.
Funding may be requested by authors and not-for-profit publishers to subvent expenses related to preparing manuscripts for publication in a recognized scholarly medium, including editing, indexing, design, and reproduction fees. Topics must be related to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and/or Marc Blitzstein.
Research & Travel
Funding may be requested to support research and travel expenses to the Weill-Lenya Research Center and other locations of primary source material. Applicants must be researching a topic related to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and/or Marc Blitzstein.
Kurt Weill Dissertation Fellowship
Doctoral candidates may apply for dissertation fellowships to assist in research activities on Weill, Lenya and/or Blitzstein-related topics. Fellowships are reserved for candidates with extraordinary potential for contribution to the field evidenced by recommendations from the academic community. The applicant’s project should address significant lacunae in Weill, Lenya, and/or Blitzstein research.
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Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Foundation's Grant and Collaborative Initiatives Programs award financial support to individuals and not-for-profit organizations for projects related to Weill, Lenya, or Marc Blitzstein.
Funding may be requested by professional opera companies, theater companies, dance companies, orchestras, ensembles, and other concert groups, colleges, universities, and amateur performing arts organizations, performing and educational organizations, authors, and doctoral candidates.
The Foundation ensures that its grant funding is awarded to organizations that have demonstrably committed to and implemented policies ensuring non-discrimination, diversity, and equality in its practices.
- Compilation properties consisting of individual Weill or Blitzstein songs do not qualify for support.
- Musical adaptations and proposals in which the music serves in an incidental or background capacity are not eligible for funding.
- Costs of new translations or adaptations of dramatic works are not eligible for funding (although the productions themselves may be).
- Indirect costs," administrative expenses, and institutional overhead are not eligible for funding.
Proposals for retroactive funding of projects or performances will not be accepted.
The annual application deadline is 1 November for proposals for projects and performances taking place on or after 1 January of the coming year and before 1 July of the year following. For example, the application deadline is 1 November 2022 for proposals for projects and performances taking place on or after 1 January 2023 and before 1 July 2024.
An additional application deadline of 1 June is primarily intended for College/University Performance grants for productions taking place in the following academic year.
Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc., may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis without application deadlines. Organizations are encouraged, however, to apply well in advance of the event.
Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc., may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis without application deadlines.