Responsive Grant Opportunities
The Sachs Program is committed to providing responsive grantmaking to respond to issues of priority for the community. Opportunities will be announced throughout the year, with a goal of supporting the arts or artistic practice within the context of the specific communities or issues identified.
Who is eligible to apply?
Faculty (standing and non-standing), staff, departments, programs, centers, undergraduate, graduate students, student groups, and alumni are eligible to apply for Responsive Grants.
What is the timeline for this grant opportunity?
Opportunities will be announced throughout the year.
What do the grants support?
Responsive Grant Opportunities are intended to support artistic practice, creative projects, and arts-related activities taking place in the context of a specific issue or community. Our first responsive grants were announced in June 2020 and supported projects by or for Black artists. Our current responsive grant invites proposals for projects led by or primarily serving Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Artists and Communities within the Penn Community. We want to recognize the ongoing and significant creative practice being done by AAPI artists and activists across our civic and cultural life. We want to continue to support this work and amplify these voices.
How much can you apply for?
Projects can request up to $1500
All University of Pennsylvania Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff are eligible to apply.
To apply, please share a one-page statement that includes:
- -What you’re proposing
- -What you hope to achieve
- -What you need in order to make this happen (including funding amount)
We are currently accepting applications and will continue to accept them through May 1.
Applicants will be notified about funding no later than May 31.
Please email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org and include any relevant work samples as attachments or links. You can also email us at this address with any questions.
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.