2020 is the 35th anniversary of the Franklin Furnace Fund. Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to early career artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York.
The Franklin Furnace Fund is supported in 2020-21 by Jerome Foundation and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace. Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; however, artists selected by the panel are expected to present their work in New York City. Full-time students are ineligible.