Independent Creative Production Grants
Who is eligible to apply?
Only faculty (standing and non-standing) and staff are eligible to apply for Independent Creative Production 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 4, 2022. Applicants will be granted access to the application link after scheduling a meeting with the Sachs Program staff.
What do the grants support?
Independent Creative Production Grants offer faculty and staff members resources to support (partially or fully) the production of their own artistic work. Applicants are not expected to include a presentation/public engagement component in their applications. The timeline for using the grant funds can be flexible, based on the needs of the applicant. For examples of previously supported independent creative projects, please visit the Independent Creative Production Grants page in the Grant Awards section of our website.
How much can you apply for?
Applicants may request up to $8,000. Applicants must seek approval by their department or program, in order to apply in this category. The applicant must identify a Penn department, program, or center to manage the grant funds if an application is successful.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation is no longer receiving inquiries for its 2022 Annual Grants. Next year’s Annual Grants process will be announced in the Fall of 2022. If you already submitted an inquiry to discuss your application, we will follow up shortly to schedule a meeting. Please see Next Steps (below) for more information.
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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.