Who is eligible to apply?
Departments, programs, and centers are eligible to apply for Visiting Artists Grants.
What do the grants support?
Visiting Artists Grants provide support to departments, programs, and centers to bring visiting artists to Penn for limited intensive engagements to advance Penn’s educational and research priorities. Grant-supported activities must take place in the Summer or Fall of 2019 or Spring of 2020.
How much can you apply for?
Applicants may request up to $10,000.
To apply for a Visiting Artists Grant, start by submitting your contact information and a brief description of your idea(s):
Sachs Program staff will follow up by email to schedule a meeting to discuss the project proposed and potentially to request additional information.
The materials to apply will be shared following a meeting or conversation with Sachs Program staff.
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 will be evaluated by a Sachs Program Committee and by The Sachs Program Advisory Board. Deliberations will be driven by The Sachs Program’s priorities, 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.