Sachs Program for Arts Innovation

Application Deadline

November 20, 2020

Grants from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation support innovative arts activities throughout the Penn community, providing funding to Penn students, faculty, staff, departments, programs, and centers. There are currently two funding streams available to students:

  • Annual Grant Opportunities for Penn faculty, staff, student groups, departments, programs, and centers are now consolidated into four core categories (Curricular, Project Grants, Independent Production, and Artist Residencies). Applications for these annual grants will be due January 22, 2021. 
  • Student grants are now available twice a year. Fall student grants will be due November 20, 2020. Spring student grants will be due February 19, 2021.  

Grants range in size, with most opportunities between $3,000 and $8,000. All grantmaking is aligned with the Sachs’ vision to support teaching art, making art, and presenting art, as well as their aim to provide Penn students with increased access to the arts and humanities. This year’s grant cycle provides multiple categories of arts funding that are open to the Penn community including faculty, staff, students, departments, programs, and centers. 

For more detailed information, and to learn how to apply, please visit

Research Offering Type


Research Offering Location


Undergraduate School

College Engineering LPS Nursing Wharton

Research Offering Source


Contact Information

John McInerney
Executive Director