The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music is now accepting applications for its 2016 Grant Program through November 1, 2015. The KWF Grant Program awards financial support worldwide to not-for-profit organizations for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, to individuals and not-for-profit organizations for scholarly research pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein, and to not-for-profit organizations for relevant educational or scholarly initiatives. Applications are now being accepted for performances and initiatives occurring between January 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017.
The grant program was established in the service of the Foundation’s mission to promote and perpetuate the legacies of Weill and Lenya. Since 1984 independent grant panels have recommended, and the Board of Trustees has awarded, more than 500 grants and $3,000,000 to organizations and scholars worldwide in support of excellence in the presentation and study of Kurt Weill's compositions. In 2013, Marc Blitzstein’s compositions became eligible for support.