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*Kurt Weill Foundation Invites Grant Applications for 2017-18 Cycle*

*Grant funding available in support of excellence in the presentation and
study of Kurt Weill's and Marc Blitzstein’s compositions.*

*NEW YORK (September 1, 2016) *— The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music is now
accepting applications for its 2017 Grant Program. The KWF Grant Program
awards financial support worldwide to not-for-profit organizations for
performances of musical works by *Kurt Weill* and *Marc Blitzstein*, to
individuals and not-for-profit organizations for scholarly research
pertaining to Kurt Weill, *Lotte Lenya*, and Marc Blitzstein, and to
not-for-profit organizations for relevant educational or scholarly
initiatives. Applications are now being accepted for performances and
initiatives occurring between 1 January 2017 and 1 July 2018.

Funding is awarded in the following categories:

·         Professional Performance
·         College/University Performance
·         Media
·         Scholarly Symposia/Conferences; Educational Outreach; Community
·         Kurt Weill Mentors
·         Kurt Weill Dissertation Fellowship
·         Publication Assistance
·         Research and Travel

All application materials must be received by 1 November 2016 to be
considered. Applications for support of major professional
productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc. may be evaluated on rolling basis
throughout the year.


In addition to its established Grant Program, the Kurt Weill Foundation
cultivates relationships with professional arts organizations and leading
educational institutions in connection with major projects and initiatives
through its Sponsorships program. Organizations may approach the Foundation
with ideas for major projects, and the Foundation may on occasion present
proposals to the organizations. Collaborative projects are developed
through extended discussion between the Foundation and the organizations,
and the Foundation provides substantial funding in order to make them

*About the Grant Program*

The grant program was established in the service of the Foundation’s
mission to promote and perpetuate the legacies of Weill and Lenya. Upon
recommendation of anonymous independent grant panels, the KWF has awarded
more than 500 grants and over $3,700,000 to organizations and scholars
worldwide since 1983. In 2013, Marc Blitzstein’s compositions became
eligible for support.

Complete information, submission instructions, and application and
eligibility guidelines may be found at
Inquiries may be directed to Brady Sansone, Director of Programs and
Business Affairs, at bsansone -at-


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