Independent Creative Production Grants
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to apply?
Only University of Pennsylvania faculty (standing and non-standing) and staff are eligible to apply for Sachs Program Independent Creative Production Grants. Full-time Penn students who also work as staff or teach courses should apply in the Student Grants category.
What do the grants support?
Independent Creative Production Grants offer Penn faculty and staff members resources to support (partially or fully) the production of their own artistic work. Examples of previously supported projects can be reviewed on our website.
How much can I apply for?
Applicants may request up to $8,000 and must seek approval by their department, program, or center to apply in this category. The applicant must identify a University of Pennsylvania department, program, or center to manage the grant funds if an application is successful.
Independent Creative Production Grants are now closed for the 2022–2023 grants cycle.
We are not accepting applications for Sachs Program Independent Creative Production Grants at this time. The deadline to submit a completed Independent Creative Production Grant application in the 2022–2023 grants cycle was February 1, 2023. Up to date information about Independent Creative Production Grants will be shared in advance of the 2023–2024 grants cycle.
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Independent Creative Production 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 Independent Creative Production Grant applications in the 2022–2023 grants cycle will be made in April 2023.