Grants for emerging artists, allowing them to produce major works in New York
Deadline: April 01, 2012
Application fee: None
Each year Franklin Furnace awards grants to emerging artists, allowing them to produce major works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace. Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply, however, artists supported by funding from Jerome Foundation must live in the five boroughs of New York. Full-time students are ineligible. Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. We believe this peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work. Every year the panel changes, as do the definitions of "emerging artist," "performance art" and "variable media art." So if at first you don´t succeed, please try again.
This year there is an online application. There’s a link on that page to register an account. Your information will be saved so that it may be completed in multiple sessions before you submit it. If you can’t use the online form, then download the Excel Application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org after it has been completed. Write "Proposal 12-13" in the subject line.
1- Contact Information, Required
Please let us know if your email address or your home address changes during the course of this process so we can keep in touch with you. If you apply online, you’ll be able to change your address there.
2- 100-Word Summary Proposal, Required
The summary is a critical component of your application; it is the first piece of information that the selection panel reviews and it is a definitive factor in their deliberations. Therefore, be sure that the summary is clear, concise and only 100 words long. You may also mail in a more detailed description of your proposed work. More on this in section 6.
3- Website, Optional
A website may be used as a supplement to other application material.
4- Video, Required
You may submit up to two ten minute videos. Please make sure each one illuminates your proposal by either being video of your proposed project as a work in progress or a past project that gives an idea of the kind of work you do. You may submit a description and a cue time for each video from where the panel should start watching. You may either submit your videos through our online form, or mail them in on a disc to be played on a DVD player or as digital files. Video submitted online must be 300 MB or under. Video will be projected on a standard definition projector so when you compress them please make sure their appearance is of relatively good quality.
Our application process is meant to be as accommodating as possible to everyone. The above paragraph describes the preferred format of video we´d like to receive, but if you are unable to meet these guidelines for any reason at all, then we are open to whatever you have: slides, videotapes, audio cds, etc. If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact the program coordinator, Eben Shapiro.
5- Images, Optional
You may submit up to ten images with a description. These can be uploaded through the online form or mailed in on a disc. Images submitted through the online form must be 500 KB or under in size.
6- Mailed in Items, Optional
You may also submit your resume, a longer description of your proposal, a description list for your images and video, up to 2 reviews of previous work/press, and a budget (i.e. space rental, equipment, tech personnel). If you have other funding sources for your project please indicate this in your budget. The budget, long description, video and images may be submitted through the online form, but all the other items (press and resume) must be mailed in.
Please write your name on every object you mail in! This should be the same name used on the application. Please don´t put sticker labels on your discs as this may jam the computer.
Please select one of the following options for returning your application materials after the selection process:
a. SASE: Please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) large enough to return all of your materials. Use postage stamps. Do not use meter strip postage for your SASE as they expire the same day they are issued. If you apply from another country, do not use foreign stamps. Instead, please include international vouchers for the postage required.
b. Pick-Up: After receiving a notification letter, please schedule a suitable time with us to pick up your application materials. After October 1, 2012, all application materials will become the property of Franklin Furnace.
c. Do not return. You may choose not to have your materials returned.
Although the greatest care is taken in handling your application, we are not responsible for accidental loss or damage to your material. We cannot return your application materials unless you provide a SASE with sufficient postage.
Due to space limitations, please try to submit your application materials in one 9” x 12” or smaller envelope.
Send your application to the postal address below.
You may deliver your application in person by leaving it at the lobby desk at 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn from 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday. If you prefer to give it to us directly at our office please call first to make sure that someone will be available to receive it.
Franklin Furnace Archive Inc., 2012-2013 Proposals
80 Arts – The James E. Davis Arts Building
80 Hanson Place #301 11217-1506
Brooklyn, NY USA
tel: 718 398 7255
fax: 718 398 7256