Update, 7/9: The guidelines for the 2014 grant cycle can be found below. New guidelines for 2015, as well as LOI and application deadlines, will be available in late summer/early fall 2014.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is pleased to share its new guidelines for the 2014 grant cycle. As we announced this past spring, the Center has consolidated its five artistic programs into two: Exhibitions & Public Interpretation and Performance. The Center also offers direct support to individual artists through its Pew Fellowships program and 2014 marks the first cycle of the Advancement Grant program, which aims to support organizations seeking to make lasting improvements to their programming, audience engagement, and financial health. Please find PDFs of the 2014 guidelines available for download below:
This consolidation and all ensuing changes have been made in order to reflect the ongoing practices of artists and cultural organizations, and to support the best projects with the greatest potential impact, regardless of discipline. The new Exhibitions & Public Interpretation and Performance programs are meant to be both flexible and capacious. They will allow us to consider discipline-specific projects as well as those hybrid practices that elude easy categorization. Our restructuring, however, also intensifies the Center's focus on work of substance and imagination that engages audiences in profoundly meaningful cultural experiences. We are optimistic that this approach will spur bold and ambitious thinking about public programs and their impact on our region.
Please note that all organizations and individuals with current grants from the Center will be eligible to apply this year as long as their reporting is current and they have discussed their plans to submit a Letter of Intent to Apply (LOI) with appropriate Center senior staff. For more information about the changes to our grant making strategy, click here.
We encourage all potential applicants and Center constituents to familiarize themselves with the guidelines and then call to schedule a one-on-one program meeting with Center senior staff to begin discussing project ideas. You'll find appropriate program contact information in the guidelines. To start a conversation with the Center about applying for an Advancement Grant, organizations are asked to send a Letter of Intent to Apply to the Center's Executive Director after reading the 2014 guidelines. Unlike the other grant programs, there is no deadline. Pew Fellowships are by nomination only.
The 2014 grant cycle LOI deadline was on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Full applications were due on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Our digital application system is now open. Click here to access the system and log in.