Foundation / Corporation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
05/18/21 5:00 PM PST
Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible counties to commission works of performing arts in eligible genres. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent prior to a full application. Applicants that serve historically marginalized or disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply. Performances must be in the folk and traditional genre, which may include dance, music, storytelling and theater, and other traditional arts expressions that have a strong performative element, according to the community of practice. Nonprofits must be based in the Bay Area area counties. The lead artist may be from anywhere in the world
Folk & traditional arts:
A final round of the awards, in 2022, will focus on media arts.
GrantWatch ID#: 182904
All applications must request $150,000. The lead artist commissioning fee must be at least $50,000.
All proposals must request $150,000. A minimum of two-thirds of the commission ($100,000) should support the creation and development of the commissioned work. This amount includes the $50,000 lead artist commissioning fee. Any remaining funds may support the presentation of the commissioned work.
The commissioning project must premiere in the San Francisco Bay Area within three years of the award date (by August 2024).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit Letter of Intent online:
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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
2121 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
USA: California: San Francisco Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma Counties
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