Jubilation Foundation: Grants for Dance

OVERVIEW: Jubilation is dedicated to young people's expression of joy through music and dance.

IP TAKE: Jubilation prioritizes giving to organizations located in the Pacific Northwest. However, this organization awards several grants to organizations beyond this region. 

PROFILE: In 2008, ethnomusicologist Charlie Keil, professor of music education Pat Campbell and musician Becky Liebman joined forces to establish the Jubilation Foundation. This nonprofit—a fund of the Tides Foundation—is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations “with exceptional talent for helping young people feel fully alive through rhythm, as expressed in music and dance.” It funds projects related to youth participation in music and dance. 

Jubilation grants range from $2,000 to $10,000, and are awarded to individuals (fellows) or organizations that support music or dance-related activities that build skills, work with children under 18, break down racial or class barriers, and connect experts with non-experts. Click here for a full list of special considerations.  

Jubilation also prioritizes organizations located in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Washington and Oregon. Individual grants are available for artists living anywhere in the United States. Individual grants offer $5,000 for two years, while grants for organization range from $2,000 to $10,000. Fellows must be nominated by January 15, and letters of inquiry from organizations are due by July 15.

Explore the foundation’s Jubilation Fellows and grants list to learn more about past and current grantees. In addition to its traditional grantmaking, Jubilation offers Special Projects grants of between $250 and $2,500 that can be applied to scholarships, research, instruments, equipment, and collaborations.


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