Important Information

  • Before proceeding, we recommend that you carefully review our Eligibility Guidelines and FAQs. You may also take our Eligibility Questionnaire.
  • You will need to create a free Submittable account in order to submit an application. Here is a quick guide on how to get started.
  • You can save a draft of your application as you work.
  • You will get a confirmation email once you have submitted your application. Please make sure the email address you use to sign up for your account is one that you check regularly, and confirm that emails are not being directed to your spam folder.

Application Guidelines


Please carefully review all eligibility requirements for the Emergency Grants program before proceeding.

You may also take our Eligibility Questionnaire.

Work Sample Guidelines

Applicants are not expected to fill out every work sample section; you should submit samples based on your artistic discipline and medium. Follow the discipline-specific guidelines below for submitting samples. 

Please submit full-length work samples, but identify 1-2 minute segments of each sample for the panel to review. 

This ensures that the panel sees sections of your work that you feel best highlight your artistic practice.

Please make sure to include any passwords and enable the "Download" option for all Vimeo and SoundCloud samples. Downloaded work samples will not be saved long-term or distributed publicly.

Dance and Performance Art/Theater

In the "Time-Based" section, provide at least two, full-length, unedited videos from works made in the past five years. If possible, include footage from the work for which you are requesting funds. Please do not submit trailers or reels. Current rehearsal footage is acceptable for one sample. Note title, date, venue, 1-2 lines of context, and cue points.


In the "Time-Based" section, please provide links for at least two complete works made in the past five years. Include the work for which you are requesting funds if possible. Note title, date, venue, 1-2 lines of context, and cue points.


Attach up to four pages in the "Writing" section. Note title, date, and 1-2 lines of context. You are also encouraged to provide a link to a live reading in the "Time-Based" section.

Visual Arts/Moving Image

Attach up to ten images in the "Images" section. If you work in film/video, include 2-3 video work samples with cue points in the "Time-Based" section. Provide title, year, medium, dimensions, and 1-2 lines of context.


You may attach your budget in PDF, XLSX, JPG, or PNG format, or enter it directly into the application. Budgets will vary depending on particular project needs.

We offer a sample budget in Excel format to guide artists with making a budget. You are not required to use this format, but your budget must provide an itemized list of expenses AND committed and pending income/sources of support (income may include, but is not limited to: projected box office sales, venue support, crowdfunding campaigns, personal savings, grants, etc.). Please note in your budget whether income is confirmed or pending.