Extended Artist Engagement
Who is eligible to apply?
Departments, programs, and centers are eligible to apply for an Extended Artist Engagement Grant.
What does the grant support?
This grant opportunity is intended to bring an emerging or mid-career artist to Penn as as a Fellow, Artist in Residence, or Curator in Residence within a department, program or center, for up to two years. The proposed artist’s 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.
One Extended Artist Engagement Grant will be awarded each year to support activities taking place within the following two academic years. Proposals must contain a combination of curricular and public-facing programmatic components to be considered.
How much can you apply for?
Up to $40,000 will be given, in total, to be used within two years. The applying department, program, or center must agree to manage the grant funds if an application is successful.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation is no longer receiving inquiries for its 2020 grant cycle. Our annual grants process will reopen in the fall of 2020. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.
Applications for the Extended Artist Engagement Grant will be evaluated by The Sachs Program Advisory Board. Deliberations will be driven by The Sachs Program’s priorities, and will take into account the criteria. Decisions will be made in April 2020.
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, 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 withdraw 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, genders, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.