The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music’s Publication Assistance Grant is now open for topics must be related to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and/or Marc Blitzstein.
Funding may be requested by authors and not-for-profit publishers to subvent expenses related to preparing manuscripts for publication in a recognized scholarly medium, including editing, indexing, design, and reproduction fees.
After applications have been reviewed by Foundation staff, additional support materials or information may be requested for consideration by the independent review panel, which will make recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The Independent Review Panel comprises experts from the musical, theatrical, and scholarly communities; panelists’ identities are confidential to assure maximum impartiality. Grants will be awarded on an objective and non-discriminatory basis.
When grant applications are evaluated, the independent review panel considers the following criteria:
- Quality of the project and potential for excellence.
- Relevance of the project to the furtherance of The Kurt Weill Foundation’s goals and current priorities.
- Evidence of the applicant’s prior record of achievement, commitment, and ability to carry out the project successfully.
- The diversity of the personnel involved with the project, both on stage and off.
- Potential reach of the project (Factors: size of audience or readership, ability to engage new constituents, media involvement, introduction of emerging performers and audiences to Weill’s and Blitzstein’s lesser-known works, etc.)
- Potential impact of a stage or concert presentation of a work by Kurt Weill or Marc Blitzstein to advance the understanding and appreciation of their oeuvres in the performing arts field, or scholarship on a topic not previously explored.
- Capacity to complete the project.
- The applicant’s demonstrable commitment to implementing and enforcing policies that ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in its practices
All proposals must include:
- A completed Application Form (in English).
- A detailed description of the project (in English).
- Organizations should provide a mission statement and summary of activities and past achievements. Individual applicants should submit an up-to-date biography or curriculum vitae.
- Proof of not-for-profit standing (for organizations only).
- An itemized budget showing entire project expenses, income, and projected sources of funding. Applicants must notify the Foundation if other grants are awarded.
- Peer reviews must be submitted in support of the application, along with a copy of the manuscript. Normally conference proceedings are ineligible unless the essays have undergone significant revision and editing as components of a book.
For more information, visit https://www.kwf.org/grants-program-collaborative-initiatives/publication-assistance/