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Grant Deadlines

Bay Area Performing Arts Grant Deadlines
April – September 2023

SFIAF works with multiple artists to raise funds for individual projects that take place as part of the Festival. If you are a generative performing artist, or part of an ensemble or company in the Bay Area, that is interested in participating in the Festival in 2024 or 2025, please contact us.

This page contains a sample list of funding deadlines for the summer 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.


April 27                         National Endowment f/t Arts – Challenge America. PART ONE   

April 28 **                    Multi Arts Production Fund **

May 1                           Trust for Mutual Understanding - Initial Enquiry

May 8                           Creative Work Fund

May 15                         Grants for the Arts

May 16                         National Endowment f/t Arts – Challenge America. PART TWO

May 28                         WESTAF – Tourwest

June 1                          Stanley S Langendorf Foundation LOI

June 6                          California Arts Council - Impact Projects

June 6                          California Arts Council - General Operating

June 15                         Gerbode Foundation – Special Awards in the Arts - Music

June 19                        Zellerbach Family Foundation

June 30                        Aaron Copland Fund for Music – Performance Program

July 1                            Stanley S Langendorf Foundation Full Proposal

July 3                           Alliance for California Traditional Arts - Living Cultures Grant

July 6                           National Endowment f/t Arts - Grants for Arts Projects (part one)

July 15                          Fleishhacker Foundation

July 18                         National Endowment f/t Arts - Grants for Arts Projects (part two)

July 27 **                     Phyllis Wattis Foundation - New Works **

August 1                       Trust for Mutual Understanding - Full Proposal

August 21                     Center for Cultural Innovation – Investing in Artists

September 27                National Theatre Project Creation Grant (LOI) NEFA

The Kenneth Rainin website states they will announce deadlines for both the New and Open Space programs in the second half of 2023.

Bernard Osher Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Andrew Mellon Foundation

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.

San Francisco International Arts Festival
Phone Number: 415-399-9554 | Email: [email protected]
1222 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109



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