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Welcome to The Franklin Furnace Fund Application 2015-2016!

Franklin Furnace Fund:

The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to emerging artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace.
Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. We believe this peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work. Every year the panel changes, as do the definitions of "emerging artist" and "performance art." So if at first you don't succeed, please try again.
Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; however, artists selected by the panel are expected to present their work in New York. Full-time students are ineligible.

The Franklin Furnace Fund 2015-2016 is supported by Jerome Foundation, The SHS Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts. Artists supported by funding from Jerome Foundation must live in the five boroughs of New York City.


Deadline: April 1, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time


Please read the application guidelines carefully before filling out an application.

Step 1) Make sure to click on the signup button at the top of the page if you haven't already created a login.

Step 2) Once you complete the signup process, you'll get an email to confirm your registration. Make sure to check your spam box just in case! Please add us to your safe sender list so that you can continue to receive messages from us.

Step 3) Upload all application material on the site as per the instructions you see when you log in and the application guidelines.


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

Jenny Korns

Program Coordinator, Franklin Furnace

If you have any technical questions about how to use the site, please contact and the software application providers can help address your question.