The application process opens Monday, February 18, 2019 and involves completing an online application followed by a multi-level review process.
To begin, you will need to register the software SurveyMonkey Apply (this is different from SurveyMonkey) if you are a first time user or using an unregistered email for the first time. Your email will need verification and you will need to respond to an email from the software SurveyMonkey Apply in order to submit the application. Please be sure your email server will allow emails from firstname.lastname@example.org and from @surveymonkey.com in order to complete all necessary steps.
The first page of the application will determine your eligibility. Please read the eligibility requirements on this web site before starting the application process.
If you are deemed eligible, you will proceed to the application. You may save your work and return to your application at a later date. Please be sure to bookmark the SurveyMonkey Apply web site for an easy return to your application.
You will then be asked to provide information about your project and your organization.
You will be asked to enter your project within one of five categories:
NEW WORKS, COMMISSIONS, UNIQUE PRESENTATIONS
GENERAL PROGRAM & OPERATING SUPPORT
COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE/ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
CULTURAL EQUITY/NEW INITIATIVES (Non-performance)
You'll be asked to share your proposal, address its merit and significance, your audience, and the proposed metrics to measure success. Make your best case for support, but please be succinct and respectful of the panelists' time.
The process allows for uploading collateral support materials. You may also provide links to supporting material online. You may save your work and return to the application through this same URL.
Please provide materials to showcase your best work. For example, if you are a dance company, please submit video/audio files or links. If your work is musical, please submit audio files or links. Submit a script, if one is available, for a theatrical piece.
Once the application is complete and submitted, and the application period closed (Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.), the entire packet will first be reviewed by the five-member MFA Advisory Review Panel. The panelists will make and prioritize their selections. Those recommendations will be reviewed by the three-member MFA Executive Committee, which makes final decisions on the applications approved and the grant amounts.
Grants will be announced in early summer.