OVERVIEW: The Kevin Spacey Foundation awards grants to emerging artists with unique and creative projects.
IP TAKE: This foundation only awards a handful of grants each year. Applicants should expect fierce competition.
PROFILE: The Kevin Spacey Foundation (KSF) was founded by actor Kevin Spacey to support artists with “exciting, creative, and unique projects,” across multiple genres, including dance.
Backing artists from across the globe from school age and up, the foundation’s Artists of Choice program awards a small number of $10,000 grants per year. KSF works to “identify emerging artists who have a unique voice and artistic vision,” and the foundation’s grants give them the “training and resources they need to fully express themselves.”
The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications, generally beginning mid-March with submission deadlines in mid-April. Shortlisted artists are notified in early May, with interviews in New York and London scheduled shortly thereafter. A panel of choreographers review the submissions and select the grant recipients.
All dates, of course, are subject to change. Grantseekers should keep a close on the KSF website to stay updated.
- Nathan Darrow, Director
- Frank Selvaggi, Director