Artist Residency Grants
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to apply?
University of Pennsylvania departments, programs, and centers are eligible to apply for Sachs Program Artist Residency Grants.
What do the grants support?
Artist Residency Grants are intended to bring artists, curators, and collectives (formal or informal) to Penn as Artists in Residence or Curators in Residence within a department, program, or center. Collaborations between Penn departments, programs, or centers are also supported. Examples of previously supported projects can be reviewed on our website.
How much can I apply for?
Artist Residency Grant applicants can request up to $25,000. The applying department, program, or center must agree to manage any grant funds awarded if an application is successful.
Artist Residency Grants are now closed for the 2022–2023 grants cycle.
We are not accepting applications for Sachs Program Artist Residency Grants at this time. The deadline to submit a completed Artist Residency Grant application in the 2022–2023 grants cycle was February 1, 2023. Up to date information about Artist Residency Grants will be shared in advance of the 2023–2024 grants cycle.
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Artist Residency Grant applications are evaluated by a group of committee members, which may include former grantees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. All deliberations will be guided by Sachs Program grantmaking priorities and criteria.
Award decisions for Artist Residency Grant applications in the 2022–2023 grants cycle will be made in April 2023.