Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund RFP

Established in 2007, the Rockefeller New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition is one of the ways the Foundation spurs creative endeavors that enrich the fabric of our city. Submit your idea for a grant for a groundbreaking arts or cultural project.

Many of last year’s winners focused on innovations in the production and presentation of the arts. Other organizations plan to leverage the arts to support community resilience and urban sustainability.

Again this year, winners are expected to include artistic innovations, fresh business models, imaginative prototypes for public/private partnerships, entrepreneurial approaches to capital generation, and marketing to untapped audiences.

From the Foundation’s $2.5 million NYC Cultural Innovation Fund, winners will receive two-year grants, ranging from $50,000 to $250,000. Consider submitting your idea, if your organization is within the city’s five boroughs and your project falls into one or more of these categories:

• Creative engagement with the issues shaping New York City’s future cultural and civic agenda.

• Programming and premieres of new artistic work that demonstrate fresh perspectives and can activate new directions in the visual, performing and media arts.

• New partnerships among cultural organizations, community-based institutions, universities and the private sector.

• Interventions designed to confront longstanding bottlenecks and limitations on the expansion of cultural vitality with fresh approaches and solutions.


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