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Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program


General Information

The Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program awards financial support worldwide 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 Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein, and to not-for-profit organizations for relevant educational or scholarly initiatives.

For guidance concerning the Foundation's general standards for performing Weill's music, please see our Summary of Artistic Policies.

Funding Categories

  • Professional Performance
  • College/University Performance
  • Media
  • Scholarly Symposia/Conferences; Educational Outreach; Community Engagement
  • Kurt Weill Mentors
  • Kurt Weill Dissertation Fellowship
  • Publication Assistance
  • Research and Travel

Application Deadlines

The application deadline is 1 November 2017 for proposals for projects and performances taking place on or after 1 January 2018 and before 1 July 2019. (Proposals for retroactive funding of projects or performances will not be accepted.)

An additional application deadline of 1 June is restricted exclusively to College/University Performance grants for productions taking place in the fall semester of the following academic year.

Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc., may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis without application deadlines. Organizations are encouraged, however, to apply well in advance of the event.