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Arts and Culture Grant

Mellon Foundation

Funding Amount

$150,000 maximum

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Rolling LOI Submissions


Support exceptional creative practice, scholarship, and conservation practices while nurturing a representative and robust arts and culture ecosystem. Support visionary artists and practitioners and the roles they play across institutions and communities. Support exceptional organizations and artists that have been historically under-resourced. Support projects that pilot new operating and funding models for artists and organizations

Who Can Apply

Welcome inquiries from organizations whose work aligns with our current strategies. Please sign up for our emails to be notified when one of our programs issues an open call. Have been determined by the IRS to be section 501(c)(3) charities, as well as organizations outside the United States that are equivalent to US public charities (see Grantmaking Policies for more details)

Grant application consists of four pieces:
1. Information on the proposed grant and organization
2. A proposal narrative document that provides detailed information on proposed work
3. Supplemental documents
4. A budget and budget description outlining how funds would be spent

Additional Eligibility Requirements


Additional Information

For additional information or questions, contact the grants management department at or (212) 838-8400

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