Dear Penn Community Member
We are writing today to announce the opening of the 2021 grant cycle for The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. If you have an innovative and ambitious idea for the arts at Penn, you may be eligible for Sachs Program funding.
Over the summer we conducted an assessment of our grants program, interviewing students, faculty, staff, and leadership at the University. One of the key findings of the assessment was to continue to build flexibility into our grants program, recognizing the range of needs on campus and the different planning horizons for various groups.
In response to the findings of the assessment, we have made several notable changes to the grants program for 2021:
- Annual Grant Opportunities for Penn faculty, staff, student groups, departments, programs, and centers are now consolidated into four core categories (Curricular, Project Grants, Independent Production, and Artist Residencies). Applications for these annual grants will be due January 22, 2021.
- Student Grants are now available twice a year. Fall student grants will be due November 20, 2020. Spring student grants will be due February 19, 2021.
- We will also be providing additional targeted grant opportunities in response to specific community needs, announced as opportunities are available.
Grants range in size, with most opportunities between $3,000 and $8,000. All grantmaking is aligned with the Sachs’ vision to support teaching art, making art, and presenting art, as well as their aim to provide Penn students with increased access to the arts and humanities. This year’s grant cycle provides multiple categories of arts funding that are open to the Penn community including faculty (standing and non-standing), staff, students, departments, programs, centers, and alumni.
Complete details on eligibility, deadlines, funding levels, and how to apply are available at www.sachsarts.org/grants. Please feel free to share this announcement with your friends and colleagues at Penn.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation
P.S. Please feel free to email Tamara Suber, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.