The Puffin Foundation (NJ), National Call for Applicants: 2018 Grants for Artists (Music, Photography, & Theater)

The Puffin Foundation (NJ), National Call for Applicants: 2018 Grants for Artists (Music, Photography, & Theater)

Request period for application form: September 1st, 2017 to December 15th, 2017

Completed application packet return period: November 1st, 2017 to December 30th, 2017 postmarked by midnight

1.) To apply, you must first request an application form by December 15th, 2017. Application forms are not available electronically, but can be requested by sending a SASE (#10 business letter sized, self-addressed stamped envelope) to the address below.

Please send a SASE (#10 self-addressed stamped envelope, approximately 9 1/2 inches across and 4 1/4 inch tall) to: Puffin Foundation Ltd., Application Request, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

2.) Once the application form has been received by the applicant, then follow the directions in the application packet to apply for the grant. Completed applications for the 2018 cycle will be accepted from November 1st until the deadline of December 30th, 2017 postmarked by midnight.  Applications postmarked after this date will not be reviewed.

The Foundation requests that previous grantees allow a one-year hiatus prior to reapplication.  This allows our grants to be available to an even wider number of applicants.  Applicants may only submit one proposal per year.

Grants from the Puffin Foundation, Ltd. can only be awarded to permanent residents and citizens of the United States. U.S. citizens whose projects encompass work in other countries are still eligible to apply.

We are not able to provide status reports about the disposition of submitted applications, so PLEASE do not call seeking such information. Applicants will be notified on an ongoing basis about the decision on their application from January 15th through early June.

The Foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books.  Average grants are approximately $1,250.  The maximum grant size is $2,500.  Please note that organizations with an annual budget of more than $500,000 and any project whose total budget exceeds $250,000 are not eligible for funding.

For the upcoming 2018 cycle we will review grants only in the following fields:  Music, Photography, and Theater.  Projects in other disciplines will not be considered.  The primary focus of your proposal must be music, photography, or theater.  For example, please do not apply for a fine art or video component of a theater project, or apply for a musical score for a video work.

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