Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Black Rock Arts Foundation 2008 Grants

Deadline: March 15, 2008 at 5:00 p.m (POSTMARK)

Black Rock Arts Foundation

San Francisco CA
2008 Grants

We fund interactive art. We fund art that is accessible to the public, civic in scope and prompts the viewer to act. We like art that can be experienced in more ways than visually. We are fans of art that is meant to be touched, heard or experienced, as well as viewed. We prioritize funding art that involves the audience in its creation and presentation.

Art that requires human interaction to complete the piece.
Art that prompts people to interact with one another.
Art that responds to participants and to its environment.
Art that causes people to reflect on the larger community.
Art that challenges the viewers’ traditional perspective on art.
Art that belongs to the public and exists for the benefit of all.

Who can apply?
Black Rock Arts Foundation gives grants to individual artists or artist collectives that create interactive artworks destined for communities in the world at large; there are no geographic restrictions placed on those who can apply.

Our grants generally range between $500 and $6,000. In 2008, we expect to award about 8 grants and receive as many as 100 applications. Occasionally, we will fund a project with a slightly larger budget.

Many of our grantees receive funding from other sources, aside from Black Rock Arts Foundation. Applying for partial funding or a matching grant to funds you’ve received from other sources is permitted.

Click on ‘2008 Grant Application’ below to download the application. The application must be completed using MS Word and is compatible with Macs and PCs. Responses must be typed. Applications will only be accepted between February 1, 2008 and must be postmarked by March 15, 2008.

Submission Information
Our application process includes:

1) 2008 Application Form: must be completed as outlined above and submitted as an attachment via email with the subject line: "2008 Grants" to In the application, you will have the opportunity to tell us about your project, it’s goals, audience and interactive potential.

2) Timeline & Budget: A project timeline and project budget must be submitted for your application to be considered. Timelines and budgets can be submitted as additional attachments at the same time as your application to OR they can be sent along with any supplemental materials you may wish to submit to our physical address listed below.

3) Supplemental Materials: you may wish to have additional materials considered, such as slides, maquettes, drawings, digital images, etc. Supplemental materials must be sent to our physical address (below). If you would like your supplemental materials returned to you, please include an SASE with the appropriate postage. **

** Please note: supplemental materials are not obligatory, however, if you choose to send supplemental materials please check the appropriate box on the application form.

Send supplemental materials to:

Black Rock Arts Foundation
2008 Grants
1900 Third Street, First Floor
San Francisco CA 94158

Click here to download the 2008 Grant Application Form
This 2008 Application Form is a Word document. If you have any trouble downloading it, please contact:

Visit the website to view complete details: application

Contact Josie Schimke at:

For more info please contact: or write:
1900 3rd Street, First Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94158
phone: 415-626-1248

BRAF is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization