Performing Arts

Artistic Creation and Touring


To support projects, organizations and artists creating innovative, new artistic work in the fields of contemporary dance, jazz, multi-disciplinary performing arts and theater.


The Arts Program supports innovative projects and artists in dance, jazz and theater through national, competitive initiatives. Funding helps support creation, residencies, touring and grantee meetings.

Except for the Theater Commissioning and Production Initiative, all funds under this strategy are distributed through the re-grant programs of intermediary grant-making organizations. Grant seekers must apply directly to the intermediaries. Visit the links below for more information on funding opportunities through intermediary funding organizations: