Kurt Weill Foundation Invites Grant Applications for Blitzstein-related Projects

Planning a performance of or a project relating to Blitzstein’s music next year? You may be eligible to apply for funding from the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music.

The Kurt Weill Foundation is dedicated to promoting understanding of Weill’s life and works and preserving the legacies of Weill and Lenya. In 2012, KWF was gifted a 50% share of the Marc Blitzstein estate, and in 2013, projects and performances of Blitzstein’s work became eligible under the grant program. Recent projects to receive grants include Curious Flights’ performance of Airborne Symphony, Bronx Opera‘s and Maryland Opera Studio‘s productions of Regina, The Orchestra Now‘s November 6 performance of Orchestra Variations, and the forthcoming radio documentary on Blitzstein’s life and work by radio host Guy Livingston.

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 Engagement
  • 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. Complete information may be found at www.kwf.org/pages/grant-program.html or email Brady Sansone, Director of Programs and Business Affairs, bsansone@kwf.org.