Bay Area Performing Arts Grant Deadlines
January – June 2023
SFIAF works with multiple artists to raise funds for individual projects that take place as part of the Festival. This page contains a sample list of funding deadlines for the first half of 2023. If there is one we are missing that you would like us to add, please send an email to [email protected]
** Denotes that the next deadline is still to be announced, but this was the deadline for the last cycle, so we cautiously expect it to be somewhat similar this year.
This list will evolve over the coming months as foundations announce new deadlines.
January 16 Fleishhacker Foundation
January 24 Humanities For All Project Grant
January 26 California Arts Council - Creative Youth Development
January 26 California Arts Council - Cultural Pathways
February 3 FACE Foundation - Exchange in Dance
February 28 FACE Foundation - Jazz and New Music
February 28 ** National Theatre Project LOI (NEFA) **
March 11 ** Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation Legacy Grants LOI (for non-recipients) **
March 14 ** InterMusic SF Commissioning Composers Program ** (accepting applications from Jan 26)
March 22 Zellerbach Family Foundation
March 23 Chamber Music America - New Jazz Works (members only)
March 23 Chamber Music America - Classical Commissioning (members only)
April 1 WESTAF – Tourwest
April 1 New Music USA –Music Alive DISCONTINUED. Successor Program HERE
April 5 ** Cash Grants – Theatre **
April 7 ** Cash Grants – Dance **
April 27 National Endowment for the Arts – Challenge America. PART ONE
April 28 ** Multi Arts Production Fund **
May 1 Trust for Mutual Understanding - Initial Enquiry
May 3 ** Alliance for California Traditional Arts - Living Cultures Grant **
May 13 ** Grants for the Arts **
May 16 National Endowment for the Arts – Challenge America. PART TWO
May 18 ** Creative Work Fund **
May 18 Gerbode Foundation – Special Awards in the Arts - Music
August 1 Trust for Mutual Understanding - Full Proposal
August 17 ** Center for Cultural Innovation – Investing in Artists **
The Kenneth Rainin website states they will announce deadlines for both the New and Open Space programs in the second half of 2023.
Fiscal Sponsorship. If you are an independent artist or ensemble interested in applying for grants, but lacking 501(c)(3) status or without a fiscal sponsor, call our office at 415-399-9554 or send an email to [email protected] to enquire about fiscal sponsorship.