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.