Inquiries and Guidelines
Arts and Culture Staff
Emil J. Kang
Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Planning
Emily L. Waters
Senior Program Associate
Casandra Hernández Faham
Isabel Quinzaños Alonso
Senior Research and Policy Fellow
In its Arts and Culture program, Mellon makes grants to institutions and organizations, not to individuals. All grants result from invitations issued by Mellon to institutions with which staff have engaged in preliminary exchanges. While we are unable to consider uninvited proposals, qualifying organizations are welcome to submit inquiries. Please do not send inquiries about possibilities for support to more than one program. If you already have an account on Mellon’s grantee portal, please contact program staff directly. Otherwise, please submit an inquiry through the grantee portal at https://mellon.fluxx.io.
For inquiry submission, please provide a short summary of your request, including your organization’s mission and primary activities, the initiative you would like considered for support, and the rationale for why the initiative is of importance to your organization, your constituencies, and the field in which your organization operates.
The Arts and Culture program does not fund direct grants to individuals, capital and equipment costs, overhead, indirect costs, tuition, endowment management fees, one-off conferences, exhibitions, or youth-based programming (preschool and K–12).
Grantmaking Policies and Guidelines
Please see Mellon's grantmaking policies and guidelines for more information regarding the submission of proposals, annual reporting requirements, and grant modification procedures.
Other Funding Opportunities
The Arts and Culture program supports a number of regranting programs that we encourage organizations to consider.