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Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Colleges
and Universities for Performances of Musical Works

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The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International colleges and universities for performances of music works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein. Funding is provided to support general production expenses for stage works, and to cover musical expenses in regards to performances of concert works.

Please note:
- All works must be presented in their authorized versions and orchestrations.
- Performances of Die sieben Todsünden are fundable only in Weill’s original orchestration and keys. (The arrangement for low voice by Brückner-Rüggeberg is thus ineligible.)
- Performances of Kleine Dreigroschenmusik alone are normally not eligible for funding, unless the piece is programmed as part of a group of Weill works.
- Compilation properties consisting of individual Weill or Blitzstein songs do not qualify for support.
- Musical adaptations and proposals in which the music serves in an incidental or background capacity are not eligible for funding.
- Costs for new translations or adaptations of dramatic works are not eligible for funding (although the productions themselves may be).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181056

Term of Contract:

Projects and performances may take place on or after January 1, 2018 and before July 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded to colleges and universities.

"Indirect costs," administrative expenses, and institutional overhead are not eligible for funding.

Pre-Application Information:


Evaluation procedures and criteria:

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Application Deadlines:

The annual application deadline is1 November 1 for proposals for projects and performances taking place on or after January 1 of the coming year and before July 1 of the year following. For example, the application deadline is November 1, 2017 for proposals for projects and performances taking place on or after 1 January 1, 2018 and before July 1, 2019. (Proposals for retroactive funding of projects or performances will not be accepted.)

An additional application deadline of1 June 1 is restricted exclusively to College/University Performance grants for productions taking place in the fall semester of the following academic year.

Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc., may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis without application deadlines. Organizations are encouraged, however, to apply well in advance of the event.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Brady Sansone, Director of Programs and Business Affairs
(212) 505-5240 x 204

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
7 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003-1106

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.