The Saint Paul-based Jerome Foundation is now accepting applications for its New York City Film and Video Program on an ongoing basis. In addition, the program no longer limits applicants' budgets to $200,000 or less. Budgets of any size are allowed and will be given the same consideration. Applicants with small budgets are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The film and video grant program is open to individual film and video artists who reside within the five boroughs of New York City and who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production.
The program awards production grants to emerging artists who make creative use of their respective media and whose work shows promise of excellence. Only applicants who have total creative control of their projects qualify for support. Applicants are usually identified as the director but may also serve as producer, writer, editor, etc. Artists may apply as individuals or as two-person teams with equal responsibility.
The foundation is most interested in funding projects in their early stages. Requests for productions that are more than half completed are eligible but represent a lower priority.
The program does not support installation, new media, or interactive work, which are subsidized through other foundation programs. It also does not support commercial, industrial, informational, or educational work. Full-time students are not eligible to apply.
Grants ordinarily range between $10,000 and $30,000 per project.
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Applicants should allow up to seven months for review.
Visit the Jerome Foundation Web site for complete program information, the application form, and an FAQ.