ATTENTION: The Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program now supports performances of works by Marc Blitzstein, as well as scholarly research and educational initiatives directly related to Blitzstein.

The Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program awards financial support to not-for-profit organizations for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, to individuals and not-for-profit organizations for scholarly research pertaining to Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Blitzstein, and to not-for-profit organizations for relevant educational initiatives.

Musical adaptations and proposals in which the music serves in an incidental or background capacity are not eligible for funding. Compilation properties consisting solely of Weill's songs do not qualify for support. Costs for new translations or adaptations of dramatic works are not eligible for funding (although the productions themselves may be). Proposals for retroactive funding of projects or performances will not be accepted. Except for applications requesting support for major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions (applicants may apply at any time), requests for funding must be submitted by the applicable grant deadline in the calendar year or academic year immediately preceding the event or project.

Funding Categories

  • Research and Travel
  • Kurt Weill Dissertation Fellowship
  • Publication Assistance
  • Kurt Weill Mentors
  • Educational Outreach
  • College/University Performance
  • Professional Performance
  • Broadcasts

The annual application deadline is 1 November for the following calendar year, academic year, or cultural season, and applicants will be informed of awards no later than 1 February of the funding year.

Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc., will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis without application or performance deadlines.

An additional application deadline of 1 June has been established, limited exclusively to College/University Performance grants for productions taking place in the fall semester of the upcoming academic year.

Guidelines and Application Information
Criteria of Evaluation and Priorities for the KWF Grant Program
Grants Awarded

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