Please read the application guidelines, and complete the questionnaire below to access the online application form.
1. Is your proposal for a "performance art" project? Please note that "performance art" is not to be confused with the "performing arts." According to The Museum of Modern Art’s MoMA Learning site, “In performance art, the artist’s medium is the body, and the live actions he or she performs are the work of art…Performance art usually consists of four elements: time, space, the performer’s body, and a relationship between audience and performer.”
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" on the MoMA Learning site. 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 ineligible for funding.
2. Do you consider yourself to be an "emerging artist?" See Jerome Foundation's definition of "emerging artist." This criteria will be used to determine your eligibility as an 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.