Extended Artist Engagement
Who is eligible to apply?
Departments, programs, and centers are eligible to apply for an Extended Artist Engagement Grant.
What does the grant support?
This grant opportunity is intended to bring an emerging or mid-career artist to Penn as as a Fellow, Artist in Residence, Curator in Residence or Professor of Practice within a department, program or center, for up to two years. The proposed artist’s responsibilities may be determined by the applicant and their collaborating partner(s), but may include: courses, workshops, studios or seminars, advising, mentoring, independent study, presentations to the Penn community, exhibitions, performances, programming and/or other forms of public engagement.
One Extended Artist Engagement Grant will be awarded each year to support activities taking place within the following two academic years. Proposals must contain a combination of curricular and public-facing programmatic components to be considered.
How much can you apply for?
Up to $40,000 will be given, in total, to be used within two years.
To apply for this grant opportunity, please email Sachs Program staff to begin a conversation about a potential application.
A meeting with Sachs Program staff is required to apply. Meetings to discuss this opportunity must take place by November 1.
Due to the competitive nature of this particular opportunity, The Sachs Program will request that a simple Letter of Intent (LOI) be submitted by December 1. Sachs Program staff will share the format of the LOI by November 1.
Final applications will be due February 1. Sachs Program staff are happy to review and provide feedback on applications and budgets prior to and directly following submission.
Applications for the Extended Artist Engagement Grant will be evaluated by The Sachs Program Advisory Board. Deliberations will be driven by The Sachs Program’s priorities, will take into account the criteria, and will consider other Penn resources available to the applicant for this work. Decisions will be made in April 2019.
Sachs Program staff will do their best to meet with all individuals and groups interested in submitting an application.
The Sachs Program has limited resources, and will therefore not be able to fund all requests.
Matching funding is strongly encouraged, when possible, but is not required.
The Sachs Program aims to support projects that meet the criteria and which best align with our priorities for grantmaking. Should a proposal or application not meet the criteria and/or not align with our priorities, Sachs Program staff may recommend that an applicant withdraw from the pool.
The Sachs Program supports a creative, culturally diverse and pluralistic Penn community. We are committed to supporting individuals and groups from all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.