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Franklin Furnace Fund
Grant New York City, US

Franklin Furnace Fund

DEADLINE:1 April 2020

The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to early career artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York. Grants range between USD $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace.


  • Projects may begin as early as August 1, 2020.
  • Artists who are awarded funding must present new works of performance art – though it is acceptable for these works to be shown in earlier iterations as works-in-progress.
  • Funded projects must be presented in New York City.

Eligible artists

  • are in the early stages of their creative development•have a focused direction and are actively creating new work in performance art
  • have yet to be substantially celebrated within their field, the media, funding circles or the public at large
  • are vocational (as opposed to avocational, academic, amateur or educational) artists
  • are not participating in any degree-granting programs (K-12, undergraduate, graduate) in any field
  • generate new works and claim creative “authorship” and creative control in the creation of new work, and whose primary practice is centered in creation of new work through their roles as performance artists
  • expand the aesthetic or social experience in the discipline in which they work and/or reclaim and revive traditional forms in original ways
  • create works that are: imaginative, rigorous, and well-executedo, compelling and has a distinctive vision and authentic voice, connected with intended audiences/participants, engaging aesthetically and experientially, bold and risk-taking


  • Grants range between USD $2,000 and $10,000, depending on peer review panel allocation of funding