The final arts grants were awarded in the summer and early fall of 2012; there will be no further consideration of arts applications by Columbia.
The goal is to support art as a way of enriching life experience.
Grantmaking was focused on programs that provided opportunities to artists from diverse cultures for the creation, development, performance, or exhibition in the performing (music, opera, dance, theater) literary, or visual arts.
- new work that demonstrates the potential: for artistic excellence, to reach large and diverse audiences, and/or to make a significant, new contribution to the art form;
- art that is experimental, risk-taking, and/or engages controversial issues; and
- programs that involve young artists, and/or art in community settings as well as within arts organizations.
Note: The foundation has not give priority to arts programs that were primarily focused on social/political advocacy nor to arts-education programs.
Capital campaigns have been considered when improvement of the home of an arts organization was its highest priority. Capital-campaign grants have been considered in the same range as program grants ($50,000 to $75,000).
Annual Deadline: The final arts grants were awarded in the summer and early fall of 2012; there will be no further consideration of arts applications by Columbia.
Geographic priority: The cities of San Francisco and London*
* For London-based programs, please make your application to Columbia in British pounds with the U.S. dollar equivalent in parentheses, including all budget information.