Franklin Furnace Archive

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Franklin Furnace FUND awards grants annually to early career artists of all backgrounds to assist the production of new major performance art works. Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply and selected artists must present their work in New York City.

Artists may apply once per year as an individual, and once per year as part of a collaboration.

The Franklin Furnace FUND 2022-2023 has confirmed support from Jerome Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. This peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work. Every year the panel changes, and brings new perspectives of “early career artist" and "performance art." So if at first you don't succeed, please try again.

Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; however, artists selected by the panel are expected to present their work in New York City. Full-time students are ineligible.

If you have any technical problems with the online application form, please check Submittable’s Knowledge Base. You may also contact or call 1-855-467-8264 ext. 2 and Submittable’s technical support staff can help address your question. Please note that they are available Monday - Friday from 10am - 7pm Eastern Standard Time. For other questions, please contact Arantxa Araujo at

See detailed Application Guidelines

Franklin Furnace Archive