Farash Grant: 2018 Arts and Culture Gift Program is Open

Grant Opportunity: 2018 Arts and Culture Gift Program: Recognizing Our Creative Community.  This program focuses on institutions that have as their primary objective the promotion of the arts and/or culture through the expression, teaching, or application of human creative skills and imagination, typically in audio, visual, or performance medium.

all 501c3 Arts and Cultural organizations in Monroe and Ontario counties.

Important Dates: 
  • Due Date:  February 27, 2018
  • Award Date: April 25, 2018
For more information: Visit the Foundation website www.farashfoundation.org.
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process as well as throughout the evaluation process.  Click here for more information about our grant services.  

NEA Arts Grants for Organizations

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has listed their submission deadlines for the 2017 Grants for Organizations.  They separate the funding into several sub-categories, including Art Works, Challenge America, Our Town, and Research: Art Works.  Two of these programs are still accepting submissions for the 2017 grant year.

Art Works is a matching funds program that supports projects and activities that make a difference in their field or community. This program has an initial submission deadline of February 7th, but they ask you to register by January 25.

The Challenge America program seeks to share the arts with underserved populations via a matching grant program. The first submission deadline is April 4, but they require registration by March 22.

For more details about eligibility and submission requirements, please visit their website.



Kurt Weill Foundation Offers Grant Program for Musical Performance and Research


The Kurt Weill Foundation offers a grant program with financial awards for both individuals and not-for-profit organizations for research pertaining to the musical works of Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, and Lotte Lenya. They also offer awards to not-for-profit organizations for performances of the musical works of Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein.  These grants provide a wonderful opportunity for organizations to launch stage and theater productions of the famous works of Weill and Blitzstein, including The Threepenny Opera.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016 for all projects and performances taking place on or after January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

To read full details about the grant program, visit the Kurt Weill Foundation website. If you’d like help applying for this grant, please contact Brockport Research Institute.


Grant Opportunity for 15-18 year old Artists from National YoungArts Foundation

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The National YoungArts Foundation is currently accepting applications to their grant program.  Cash awards of up to $10,000 are available for young artists in the fields of Cinema, Design, Theater, Writing, Classical Music, Jazz, Visual Arts, Dance, Photography, and Voice.  YoungArts offers these cash awards as an alternative to traditional scholarships and it allows students to spend the funds any way they see fit to further their education and hone their craft.

Applicants should be between the ages of 15-18 as of December 1, 2016, and must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status.  There is a $35 application fee, but YoungArts also has a fee-waiver program available.

The deadline for applications is October 14, 2016.  To read more and apply, visit the National YoungArts Foundation website.


NEH Announces Humanities Connections Grants for 2 and 4 year Schools

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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is announcing a new grant program that seeks to integrate humanities into every course of study at 2 and 4 year institutions.  They seek creative proposals to develop a minimum of 3 courses that foster a collaboration with the humanities in college students across a wide spectrum of interests.   Classes can be developed for general education curriculum, or they may be designed specifically for a particular course of study.   They require involvement from a minimum of 2 separate departments or schools from each institution, and ask that schools utilize local community organizations and cultural institutions to reach their goals.

The deadline for proposals is October 5, 2016. You can read the full details about the grant program here.


The Farash Foundation Arts and Culture Gift Program

The Farash Foundation has created a grant to recognize the creativity in your community.

The program is open to all 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations in Monroe and Ontario County New York.  They wish to recognize those who make art and those who curate culture, and wish to enhance the lives of people at every socioeconomic level.  Groups can apply to win an annual gift which is part of their three-year, $1.2 million giving program.

Apply soon! The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 24th.farash_logo

Visit their website for details.