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Grant Programs

Since the Foundation's inception, more than 2,500 grants awarded to artists and arts organizations—totaling over $11 million—have provided opportunities for creative exploration and development. FCA supports individual artists and collectives working in dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts through five grant programs: Grants to Artists, the John Cage Award, the Merce Cunningham Award, and Robert Rauschenberg Award, and Emergency Grants.

In 2015, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is poised to distribute $740,000. Fourteen Grants to Artists of $35,000 each were awarded in January—a total of $490,000. Additionally, a $35,000 Robert Rauschenberg Award and the inaugural $35,000 Merce Cunningham Award were made. $40,000 was disbursed in Contemporary Visual Arts Scholarships and FCA is on track to distribute $140,000 to more than 100 artists through Emergency Grants.

FCA does not consider requests for funding outside of program guidelines; Emergency Grants is the only program that accepts applications. Unsolicited submissions of work samples or other materials will not be returned. Thank you for understanding.