Call for applications/Grants for artists/Franklin Furnace/New York, USA



Supported by Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, Franklin Furnace awards grants between $2,000 and $5,000 to emerging performance artists, allowing them to produce major works in New York. Artists from all areas of the world are invited to apply.

THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2006 Franklin Furnace awards artists an honorarium and offers its resources to facilitate the creation of "live art on the Internet," works which engage the Internet as an art medium and/or venue. Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply.

Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. We believe that this peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work. All applicants are automatically considered for both categories of awards. Every year the panel changes, as the definitions of "emerging artist," "performance art" and "live art on the Internet" change, so if at first you don’t succeed, try again.

Since its inception in 1985 THE FRANKLIN FURNACE FUND FOR PERFORMANCE ART has boosted the careers of such emerging artists as Tanya Barfield, Patty Chang, Papo Colo, Brody Condon, Karen Finley, John Fleck, Murray Hill, Holly Hughes, Mouchette, Pamela Sneed, Jack Waters, Cathy Weis, and Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga.


1 Write a 100-word summary of your proposed work. Make your summary as clear and complete as possible. You may also send a more detailed description of your proposed work.

2 All proposals to THE FRANKLIN FURNACE FUND FOR PERFORMANCE ART or THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT must be accompanied by documentation of your past work and/or work in progress. We prefer ½ inch videotape (VHS - NTSC American format) but you may submit DVDs, slides, photos, CD-ROMS, or URL. (either MAC or PC format) cued or burned to show the panel two to five minutes of your strongest work or work that is relevant to your proposal. If you submit a URL, it is recommended that you supply a navigation guide to all the sections of the website you would like us to visit. If you do not specify which fund you are applying for, you will automatically be evaluated for both funds.

3. You MUST include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of materials, or indicate that you will pick up your packet at our office. Please make sure that the envelope is big enough for your materials and that it has enough postage.

4. Contact Info: Name, Mailing Address, Phone number/Fax number, Email/WWW.


5. You may include a budget (i.e. space rental, equipment, tech personnel). If you have other funding sources for your project please indicate this in your budget.

6. You may also submit your resume, reviews of previous work, and any other support materials.

Please: label every object you submit with your name. It is helpful to indicate if the sample work that you submit is previous work or is part of the work intended.

Deadline: 01/04/06 (postmark date)

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. - 2006-7 Proposals
80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building
80 Hanson Place #301
NY 11217-1506 Brooklyn
tel: 718 398 7255
fax: 718 398 7256

Modified on Friday 3 March 2006