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Grant Deadlines

Bay Area Performing Arts Grant Deadlines
January – July 2024

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 2024. 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 15                   Fleishhacker Foundation

January 16                   California Council on Humanities - Humanities for All

January 19                   ArtsHERE - Statement of Interest

February 3**                 FACE Foundation - Contemporary Theater

February 3**                 FACE Foundation - Exchange in Dance

February 15                  National Endowment for the Arts - Arts Projects (part one)

February 21                  Cash Grants – Dance

February 28                  National Endowment for the Arts - Arts Projects (part two)

February 29                  FACE Foundation - Jazz and New Music

March 1                        National Dance Project –Production LOI (NEFA)

March 23**                   Chamber Music America - Classical Commissioning (members only)

March 27                     Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation: USArtists International

March 31                     WESTAF: BIPOC Artist Fund

April 2                          Creative Work Fund

April 4                          Chamber Music America - New Jazz Works (members only)

April 4                          Creative Capital

April 4                          New Music USA - New Music Organization Fund

April 14                        InterMusic SF Commissioning Composers Program

April 15                        Zellerbach Family Foundation

April 29                        CA$H Theatre Grant - Theatre Bay Area

April 25                        National Endowment for the Arts – Challenge America. PART ONE  

May 1                          Rella Lossy Award - Theatre Bay Area   

May 1                           Trust for Mutual Understanding - Initial Enquiry

May 14                         National Endowment for the Arts – Challenge America. PART TWO

May 31                         WESTAF – Tourwest (Application opens 4/15)

June 1                          Stanley S Langendorf Foundation LOI

June 1                          Venable Foundation

June 6                          Gerbode Foundation – Special Awards in the Arts (Dance and Movement)

June 6                          California Arts Council: Arts & Cultural Organizations General Operating Support         

June 6                          California Arts Council: Arts Education Exposure

June 6                          California Arts Council: Arts Integration Training

June 6                          California Arts Council: Creative Youth Development

June 6                          California Arts Council: Impact Projects

June 7                          Grant for the Arts

June 27                        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 11                         National Endowment for the Arts - Grants for Arts Projects (part one)

July 15                         Fleishhacker Foundation

July 15                         California Council on the Humanities

July 22                         Zellerbach Family Foundation

July 22                         Phyllis Wattis Foundation - New Works

July 23                         National Endowment for the Arts - Grants for Arts Projects (part two)

Sept 1                          Venable Foundation

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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