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Scherman Foundation: Core Fund Arts Program (New York)


The Scherman Foundation is seeking applications for its Core Fund Arts Program to support generative artistry—the composers, playwrights, and choreographers creating new work and the musicians, actors, dancers, and artist-driven companies that bring their work to life.

Donor Name: The Scherman Foundation

State: New York

City: New York City

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): Ongoing

Grant Size: $30,000

Grant Duration: 2 years


New York City’s world leading arts sector plays a critical role in the city’s life, enriching its spirit, creating sustainable communities by impacting social wellbeing and cohesion, serving as economic engine, and attracting emerging and established artists, as well as art lovers, from around the world. The Foundation funds a broad variety of professional performing arts organizations, as well as a limited number of visual arts groups. Its primary criteria are excellence and innovation.

The Core Fund Arts Program supports a wide range of organizations, from small groups devoted to the work of a single artist to larger producing entities and museums, as well as groups providing the infrastructure to sustain the creative life, which is the focus of the project-based Rosin Fund Arts Program.

The Foundation emphasizes the provision of general operating support, believing that strong artistic leaders are empowered with flexible funding.

Funding Information

General operating and project grants considered. Grants average $30,000 over two-years.

Core Fund Arts Program will not fund:

  • Individual productions.
  • Capital campaigns or endowment.
  • Organization and projects outside New York City.

For more information, visit Core Fund.

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