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For Organizations ( Word )
For Artists ( Word )

Next Deadline: January 10, 2014.

EBCF will be distributing grants over two years to match donor contributions on a 1-to-1 basis for the commissioning of new works by Bay Area artists. Organizations and Artists wishing to apply should follow the eligibility guidelines listed below.

EBCF’s overall goals for this work:

  • Support for composers, playwrights, choreographers, visual and media artists in the Bay Area;
  • Engagement of donors;
  • Creation of new works for East Bay organizations.
  • Eligibility Requirements:

    For Organizations
    For Artists

    EBFA Review process:

    The deadline for the next round of grants is January 10, 2014.

    A panel will review proposals and staff will contact applicants as needed. We will inform June applicants of the panel’s decision by September 2013 and January 2014 applicants by April 2014.

    You will have 90 days (For Organizations) or 120 days (For Artists) to secure your funding.

    Premieres or work in progress should take place within one year of making the match.

    * EBFA is pleased to have been a part of LINC (Leveraging Investments in Creativity), a national initiative to improve conditions for artists in all disciplines. To learn more, please visit http://www.lincnet.net/. Funds for the EBFA have been generously supported by the Ford Foundation’s LINC Initiative, The James Irvine Foundation, The Surdna Foundation, The Wattis Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the East Bay Community Foundation and our donors.

    Click here for EBFA research and field reports  on the arts community and arts donors.