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ArtsForward Grants Program

Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021, 5:30 p.m. (EST)

The application deadline has now passed.
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Purpose and Structure

Application Requirements

A Focus on Equity


  • Be a U.S.-based presenter, according to the definition below.
  • Be an APAP presenter member, in good standing, by November 9, 2021. (See below for important information about membership.) Proposed artists need not be members.
  • Have 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.
  • Be an independent nonprofit presenting organization, festival, university or college presenter, or an organization under the aegis of a larger non-profit entity (such as a museum).
  • Have an operating budget of less than $5 million for either calendar year 2020 or 2021.
  • Propose working with a U.S.-based artist.

Grant Amounts

Review Criteria

Compensation to Artists

Terms and Definitions

APAP Membership Requirements


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