Regranting Opportunities

Regranting is when a funder asks another organization to distribute grants on its behalf. We work with trusted partners to provide regranting opportunities to support performing arts organizations and projects that may not be otherwise eligible for a direct grant from Gilman. 

At Gilman, we require that prospective grantees have a minimum budget of $250,000 to be eligible for support. We know that this requirement excludes many vital organizations and artists within our performing arts community. In order to better serve them and ensure that they have the resources to thrive, we have developed several regranting programs. Through these programs, we partner with trusted organizations that have authentic relationships with their communities. We empower them to use their expertise to distribute Gilman dollars via localized or discipline-specific funding opportunities.  

Gilman also recognizes that many cultural workers in this part of the field are not organized as nonprofits—many potential applicants are individuals whose companies and ensembles are not legally incorporated in any way. Therefore, we work with intermediaries that can make grants to individuals, as well as fiscally sponsored organizations. To make funding available to a wider range of performing arts activity, we partner with the following organizations, and details on opportunities are provided below.

Regrant Partners

A.R.T/New York – New York City Small Theatres Fund

Two-year general operating support grants of $5,000-$10,000 annually
Application Timing: This deadline has passed. Check back in 2023 for future opportunities.

The New York City Small Theatres Fund, coordinated by Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), will provide two-year general operating support grants to New York City-based theatre companies with annual budgets below $250,000. Grant awards will be between $5,000-$10,000 each year, and applications will open annually in the fall. By offering a two-year committed grant, this program will provide meaningful financial support for small theatres who typically do not have many options for accessing general operating support. The grant will support a wide range of theatrical aesthetics, methods of production, and artistic communities throughout the five boroughs who are engaging their artists and audiences in meaningful, exciting, and committed creation and production. Applicants to the Small Theatres Fund are NOT required to be members of A.R.T./New York.

Bronx Council on the Arts – Bronx Cultural Visions Fund

$10K for Concept Development or $20K for Production
Application Timing: The deadline for 2022 has passed.

The Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) seeks to support the development of new ideas and the production of new work in the performing arts, including but not limited to dance, music, theater, performance art, and multi-disciplinary performance work. Open to Bronx-based emerging and mid-career individual artists and organizations with budgets up to $250,000, BCVF awards are intended to have a meaningful impact on an artist’s career or an organization’s development. The BCVF represents a significant investment in The Bronx’s performing arts scene, and the Bronx Council of the Arts (BCA) will be developing long-term relationships with each grantee. BCA will remain actively engaged with applicants and grantees throughout the process, from the letter of intent through the realization of funded projects.

Brooklyn Arts Council – Creative Equations Fund: Justice, Equity & Sustainability + Performing Arts

Maximum of $10K per grant
Application Timing: This deadline has passed. Check back in 2023 for future opportunities.

The Creative Equations Fund at the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is an investment strategy dedicated to arts for social justice. Inspired by artists’ work, peer-funded models, as well as a grassroots legacy of intersectional community empowerment, this initiative is driven by our values around justice, equity, and sustainability. The Justice, Equity & Sustainability + Performing Arts opportunity provides $10,000 each for individuals & small organizations. In addition to funds, BAC will add value to this award by offering optional capacity-building opportunities. Grantees in this category will have the option to participate in peer-to-peer sharing opportunities supported by Hopestreet. BAC is launching the individuals and organizations track with a focus on performing artists and performing arts organizations with annual operating budgets of up to $250,000 and whose work is dedicated to social justice.

Chamber Music America – Artistic Projects

Maximum of $20K per grant
Application Timing: This deadline has passed. Check back in 2023 for future opportunities.

Artistic Projects, coordinated by Chamber Music America, was created to offer opportunities for small ensembles and presenters, with operating budgets under $250,000, to bring their innovative and creative ideas to completion and to compensate artists appropriately for their work. The projects funded through this program will represent the artistic visions, concepts, and priorities of the applicants, regardless of musical genre or style. Eligible projects may include performances, recordings, new compositions, and residencies, among other artist-generated ideas, from New York City-based ensembles and presenters.

Dance/NYC – Dance Advancement Fund

Two-year general operating support grants $2,500-$15,000 annually and goal-directed professional development
Application Timing: This is a two-year program. The next application will open in 2023.

The Dance Advancement Fund (DAF) at Dance/NYC was created to address the inequitable distribution of resources in the dance field and to advance the resilience and thriving of dance makers in the metropolitan New York City area with budgets between $10,000 and $500,000. The DAF is developed in alignment with Dance/NYC’s values of justice, equity, and inclusion and seeks to address the long-term impacts of systems of oppression as manifested through white supremacy and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and advance economic justice in the dance field by continuing to fill gaps in the availability of resources where they are most needed. Dance making organizations and groups are eligible to receive two-year general operating support grants of $2,500-$15,000 annually and goal-directed professional development.

The MAP Fund – 2022 Grant Cycle

Grant Size / Duration: 85+ grantees will receive a $25,000 project grant and a $5,000 unrestricted general operating grant.
Application Timing: TBA

The MAP Fund’s 2022 cycle will provide grants of $30,000 to 85+ new, live performance projects across all regions of the United States. Anyone may apply on behalf of an eligible project that connects with MAP’s mission to invest in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining, and ultimately co-creating, a more equitable and vibrant society.

New Music USA Organizational Development Fund

Average Grant of $7,000, Maximum Grant of $20,000
Application Timing:
This deadline has passed. Check back in 2023 for future opportunities.

The New Music Organizational Development Fund offers grants to non-profit organizations, performance groups, dance organizations, festivals, presenters, and venues who need support to sustain their programming of new music, nurturing of music creators, and other services in the evolving circumstances of the pandemic. This program is for outstanding organizations which work regularly with, and support the development of, music creators and artists and offer a crucial resource to their community. The main criteria for this fund are: artistry, impact, need, equity and inclusion.