Kevin Spacey Foundation: Grants for Film

OVERVIEW: The Kevin Spacey Foundation awards grants to emerging artists developing unique and creative short film projects.

IP TAKE: This funder is a good resource for new and emerging artists. Funding is limited to short films only.  

PROFILE: The Kevin Spacey Foundation (KSF), founded by actor Kevin Spacey, supports artists “who have exciting, creative, and unique projects,” across multiple genres, including film.

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 per year. KSF seeks out emerging artists, including filmmakers, who have a “unique voice and artistic vision.” The foundation’s grants give them the “training and resources they need to fully express themselves.” Grants are limited to artists working in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

The foundation considers a short film to be no more than 25 minutes long.

To learn more about the projects supported by the Kevin Spacey Foundation, explore its Grant Winners page.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications, generally beginning in the middle of March, with submission deadlines falling somewhere around the middle of April. Shortlisted artists are notified within one month of their submissions, and KSF then schedules interviews in New York and London.

All dates are subject to change. Grantseekers should definitely keep a close eye on the KSF website to stay abreast of any changes.


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