|Professional Performance Grants: Glimmerglass Festival, Cape Town Opera. Eric Owens starred as Stephen Kumalo in Lost in the Stars at the Glimmerglass Festival, with South African tenor Makudupanyane Senaoana as Absalom and Young Artist Brandy Lynn Hawkins as Irina. The staging by Tazewell Thompson was a co-production with Cape Town Opera. Photo: Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival|
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.
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 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.