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Kurt Weill Foundation Invites Grant Applications for 2016-17 Cycle

Grant funding available in support of excellence in the presentation and study of Kurt Weill's and Marc Blitzstein's compositions

September 15, 2015: The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music is now accepting applications for its 2016 Grant Program. The KWF 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. Applications are now being accepted for performances and initiatives occurring between 1 January 2016 and 1 July 2017.

Funding is awarded in the following 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

All application materials must be received by 1 November 2015 to be considered. Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc. may be evaluated on rolling basis throughout the year.

Sponsorships

In addition to its established Grant Program, the Kurt Weill Foundation cultivates relationships with professional arts organizations and leading educational institutions in connection with major projects and initiatives. Organizations may approach the Foundation with ideas for major projects, and the Foundation may on occasion present proposals to the organizations. Collaborative projects are developed through extended discussion between the Foundation and the organizations, and the Foundation provides substantial funding in order to make them possible.

About the Grant Program

The grant program was established in the service of the Foundation's mission to promote and perpetuate the legacies of Weill and Lenya. Since 1984 independent grant panels have recommended, and the Board of Trustees has awarded, more than 500 grants and $3,000,000 to organizations and scholars worldwide in support of excellence in the presentation and study of Kurt Weill's compositions. In 2013, Marc Blitzstein's compositions became eligible for support.

Overview of Grants, Prizes, and Fellowships

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If you’d like more information about this topic, please contact Elizabeth Blaufox at the Kurt Weill Foundation: (212) 505-5240 x210 or .