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 fill out a short pre-application form with your organization’s name, Tax ID or EIN, primary contact, the contact’s email address and best telephone number. Once you submit the pre-application form, we will generate a unique URL to take you to your unique application page.
You will then be asked to provide information about your organization and your project.
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.