The application process, which opens in mid-February, involves filling out 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
- CAPACITY BUILDING
- 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 and the work they have in front of them.
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.
Once the application is complete with final submission and the application period closed, the application packet will be reviewed first by the five-member MFA Advisory Review Panel. The panelists will make and prioritize their selections. Those recommendations will then be reviewed by the three-member MFA Executive Committee, which makes final decisions on the applications approved and the amount of the awards.
Those awards will be announced in early summer.