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Call for Letters of Inquiry in Media & Performing Arts

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Call for Letters of Inquiry in Media & Performing Arts




The Creative Work Fund invites letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations and collaborating media or performing artists. A media or performing arts project may culminate in any form, but it must feature a lead artist with a strong track record as a media or performing artist. The Creative Work Fund uses the following definitions for these eligible artists:

Media artists create narrative, documentary, animated, or experimental time-based works using audio, digital, film, and video media. Computer arts also are included in this category. (Please note that this category does not include journalism, and the Fund considers still photography in its visual arts category.)Examples of recently funded media arts projects.

Performing artists create or execute work in dance, opera, performance art, theater, and vocal and instrumental music. (Spoken word artists should apply as literary artists in a future year.)Examples of recently funded performing arts projects.

In either category, artists and organizations should plan projects and prepare and authorize their letters of inquiry together. If a project will use a fiscal sponsor, that sponsor also must review and sign off on the letter.

In the invited categories, the letter of inquiry screening and proposal award decisions will be based on:

  • Evidence of the range and quality of the artist’s work
  • Evidence that the project is an authentic collaboration between the artist and the organization
  • Evidence that the project stretches organizational thinking and artistic imagination
  • Demonstrated capability of the organization in its field
  • Evidence of fiscal responsibility and sound organizational management

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