Application Guidelines


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Harkness Foundation for Dance Grant Proposal Guidelines (Download PDF) >


Programs/projects related to dance only will be considered.


  • Endowment funds
  • Capital projects
  • Private schools (below college level)
  • Video/film/book projects
  • Outside of the NYC metropolitan region


Please submit your proposal for consideration six months in advance of your program or project.

  • AUGUST 1 to be considered at our Fall Board Meeting
  • DECEMBER 1 to be considered at our Winter Board Meeting
  • APRIL 1 to be considered at our Spring Board Meeting


Send one hard copy of your proposal to the Harkness office at the address below. Proposals must be received by the deadline date. All applications must include:

  1. Letter form containing description of program/project
  2. Historical summary of organization
  3. Project budget
  4. Financial statements (last available)
  5. List of board members & their affiliation
  6. Copy of tax exempt letter (Fiscally sponsored artists must include letter of fiscal sponsorship plus tax exempt letter of sponsoring organization)
  7. Biographical sketch of key artistic personnel
  8. Support material
  9. Optional: Video tapes & dvd’s (not returnable). Alternately a Vimeo or YouTube link may be emailed to


The Harkness Foundation for Dance
145 East 48th Street, Suite 26C
New York, NY 10017-1259