grant-glimmerglass Professional Performance Grants: Glimmerglass Festival, Cape Town Opera. Eric Owens starred as Stephen Kumalo in Lost in the Stars at the Glimmerglass Festival, with South African tenor Makudupanyane Senaoana as Absalom and Young Artist Brandy Lynn Hawkins as Irina. The staging by Tazewell Thompson was a co-production with Cape Town Opera. Photo: Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival


General Information

The Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program awards financial support worldwide to not-for-profit organizations for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, to individuals and not-for-profit organizations for scholarly research pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein, and to not-for-profit organizations for relevant educational or scholarly initiatives.

Funding Categories

  • Professional Performance
  • College/University Performance
  • Media
  • Scholarly Symposia/Conferences; Educational Outreach; Community Engagement
  • Kurt Weill Mentors
  • Kurt Weill Dissertation Fellowship
  • Publication Assistance
  • Research and Travel


Application Deadlines

The application deadline is 1 November 2015 for proposals for projects and performances taking place on or after 1 January 2016 and before 1 July 2017. (Proposals for retroactive funding of projects or performances will not be accepted.)

An additional application deadline of 1 June is restricted exclusively to College/University Performance grants for productions taking place in the fall semester of the upcoming academic year.

Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc., may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis without application deadlines. Organizations are encouraged, however, to apply well in advance of the event.

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