Please read the application guidelines, which have changed this year, and complete the questionnaire below to access the online application form.
1. Is your proposal for a "performance art" project? See Wikipedia definition of "performance art." Please note that "performance art" is not to be confused with the "performing arts."
The Franklin Furnace Fund only supports projects in performance art. "Performance art" has many definitions, but for more background, check out the description of "performance art" in Wikipedia. Each year, the panel that reviews applications discusses anew what "performance art" is, how "emerging" is defined, and these days the notion of "liveness," as during the last decade, artists have created works on every point of the spectrum between the body of the artist and the circulatory network of the Internet, and now technology is viewed as a given. However, if you do not consider the proposed project to be performance art, it is clearly ineligible for funding.
2. Do you consider yourself to be an "emerging artist?" See definition of "emerging artist."
The Franklin Furnace Fund only funds artists who are considered "emerging," according to Jerome Foundation's definition. Please read Jerome Foundation's full definition of "emerging artist"
3. Are you planning to present the proposed project in New York?
Artists who are awarded funding are required to present their funded projects in New York.