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Support may be requested from non-profit organizations for radio, television, video, film, audio, or multimedia projects that feature Kurt Weill’s, Lotte Lenya’s, or Marc Blitzstein’s life and/or music. Applications are reviewed by an independent advisory panel per the KWF’s Evaluation Procedures and Criteria.

The annual application deadline is 1 November for proposals for projects and performances taking place on or after 1 January of the coming year and before 1 July of the year following. For example, the application deadline is 1 November 2021 for proposals for projects and performances taking place on or after 1 January 2022 and before 1 July 2023. (Proposals for retroactive funding of projects or performances will not be accepted.)

An additional application deadline of 1 June is primarily intended for College/University Performance grants for productions taking place in 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.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Brady Sansone, Director of Programs and Business Affairs, (bsansone@kwf.org) to discuss their proposal prior to submission.

Application Requirements

All proposals must include:

  1. A completed Application Form (in English).
  2. A detailed description of the project (in English).
  3. A mission statement and summary of activities and past achievements of the applicant.
  4. Proof of not-for-profit standing.
  5. An itemized budget showing entire project expenses, income, and projected sources of funding. Applicants must notify the Foundation if other grants are awarded.
  6. A complete description of the project must be accompanied by a written commitment from the broadcaster, label, etc.
  7. Documentation of the applicant’s commitment to implementing and enforcing policies that ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in its practices.

Media Grant Application


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