The foundation believes in the critical role artists play in our communities—challenging boundaries, creating new narratives, and reflecting on the changing tides that impact our collective experience.
With the goal of supporting smaller organization’s development of unique artistic experience, the New Works program draws inspiration from the founding vision of Phyllis Wattis. Grants will support daring and diverse projects across various disciplines, while celebrate the inimitable creative spirit of the Bay Area.
The submission period for New Works LOIs is July 6, 2020 - August 7, 2020.
Project budgets must be $150,000 or below
Organization budgets must be $2,500,000 or below
Grants will be awarded between $5,000–$25,000
Projects must be completed within one year of receiving funds
Priority will be given to projects featuring a majority representation of Bay Area-based artists and contributors
Priority will be given to projects that feature collaboration between multiple artists, groups, and/or organizations; collaborative projects must limit submission to one LOI, designating a lead organization as the primary applicant
Once a grant has been awarded, recipients must complete a 12-month rest period from after the completion of the project, before requesting subsequent support.
(Ex: if a grant is received in June 2020, the recipient will not be eligible to apply until the June 2022 cycle.)
If you have questions about application content such as project scope or type of request, please contact Jessi Misslin, Senior Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.