Artist Residency Grants
Who is eligible to apply?
Departments, programs, and centers are eligible to apply for Artist Residency Grants.
What is the timeline for this grant opportunity?
Interested individuals must meet with Sachs Program staff online (Zoom) prior to applying. To schedule a meeting, please complete the form below no later than December 8, 2021. Applications will be due on February 11, 2022. Applicants will be granted access to the application link after scheduling a meeting with the Sachs Program staff.
What do the grants support?
Artist Residency Grants are intended to bring emerging or mid-career artists or formal/informal collectives to Penn as Fellows, Artists in Residence, or Curators in Residence within a department, program, or center (collaborations between departments, programs, or centers are also supported). The proposed responsibilities may be determined by the applicant and their collaborating partner(s) but may include: courses, workshops, studios or seminars, advising, mentoring, independent study, presentations to the Penn community, exhibitions, performances, programming, and/or other forms of public engagement. The Artist Residency Grant can be used to increase support for an existing opportunity, as well as to create a new opportunity. For examples of previously supported residencies, please visit the Artist Residency Grants page in the Grant Awards section of our website.
How much can you apply for?
Up to $25,000 will be given, in total. The applying department, program, or center must agree to manage the grant funds if an application is successful.
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Sachs Program staff will follow up by email to schedule a meeting to discuss your interest in applying. Applicants will be granted access to the application link after scheduling a meeting with the Sachs Program staff. Applications will be due February 4, 2022.
The Sachs Program is happy to review and provide feedback on drafts submitted by January 5, 2022.
Artist Residency Grants 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 the Sachs Program’s priorities and criteria.
Decisions will be made in April 2022.
Sachs Program staff will do their best to meet with all individuals and groups interested in submitting an application.
The Sachs Program has limited resources and will therefore not be able to fund all requests.
Matching funding is strongly encouraged for project-based proposals, when possible, but is not required.
The Sachs Program aims to support projects that meet the criteria and which best align with our priorities for grantmaking. Should a proposal or application not meet the criteria and/or not align with our priorities, Sachs Program staff may recommend that an applicant withdraws from the pool.
The Sachs Program supports a creative, culturally diverse, and pluralistic Penn community. We are committed to supporting individuals and groups from all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.