Grant Programs:

  • General Program: open to not-for-profit arts organizations and to fiscal sponsors applying on behalf of artists for the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists in New York City and Minnesota.
  • New York City and Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Production Programs: open to emerging individual film, video, and digital production artists.
  • Travel and Study: open to emerging artists who create new work and to Minnesota-based executive and program administrators working for not-for-profit arts organizations. This program alternates eligibility cycles, awarding funds in Music, Theater and Visual Arts in odd years and Literature, Dance, and Film and Video in even years.
  • Emerging Composer/Sound Artist Fellowship Program: open to emerging composers and sound artists working in any musical genre. This program supports self-designed fellowships to further the creative development of emerging composers/sound artists.

Geographic Eligibility: Jerome Foundation restricts its program to Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The Foundation requires that organizational applicants have their primary office and operations based in one of those two areas. Jerome support is also restricted to emerging artists who are legal residents of Minnesota and/or New York City. Applicants must have street mailing addresses within the Foundation’s geographic area to be eligible to apply. 

Application Process:

  • Complete the eligibility quiz to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the program in which you are interested.
  • Review the Policies and Priorities and Application Requirements for the program.
  • Contact Jerome Program staff with questions.
  • To apply online, setup an online account with a login and password, fill out the application form and provide the required attachments, then submit. To login or create a user login click here. Applicants will receive email notification that the application was received. 
  • To apply by mail, print the .pdf of the application guidelines and mail or deliver the completed application to the Foundation. Applicants will receive email notification that the application was received. Application materials may not be emailed.

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