Institutional Initiatives

In conjunction with its various programs, the Dedalus Foundation supports and partners with nonprofit institutions that share its mission of fostering public understanding of modern art and modernism in the arts.

Awards are made twice annually, in the spring and the fall. The deadline for spring applications is March 15, and the deadline for fall applications is October 15. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday will be extended to the next business day. Grants rarely exceed $25,000, with the majority being between $10,000 and $15,000.

The Foundation welcomes proposals for support and partnership from museums, educational institutions, and other nonprofit arts organizations. Such proposals should be made within the context of one of the following four Programs:

Arts Education Program
Supports symposiums and lectures; K-12 programs; community-based programs; residencies; fellowship programs; educational programs at museums, art schools, colleges, and universities.

Research and Publication Program
Supports scholarly research on modern art and modernism; exhibition catalogues; the publication of scholarly books and periodicals.

Archives and Conservation Program
Supports projects focused on the science and practice of the conservation and restoration of works of art, and the processing, description, cataloging, and preservation of archival materials, as well as oral history programs.

Curatorial Program
Supports exhibitions of modern and contemporary art; and programs in curatorial studies.

The Dedalus Foundation does not support capital campaigns, general operating expenses, or the commissioning of works of art.

Inquiries should be sent to the Grants Manager at

National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Spring 2013, Curatorial

Retrospective exhibition of the African work of photographer Eliot Elisofon

© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum
© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum
The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum
Spring 2012, Research and Publication

Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné Fellowship

Wichita State University Foundation
Fall 2012, Archives and Conservation

Conservation of Joan Miró's mosaic, Personnages Oiseaux at the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art

Groundswell Community Mural Project
Fall 2012, Arts Education

Community Mural Project

Institutional Initiatives Application Requirements

Please submit the following information to us as a single PDF using Times New Roman, 12pt. typeface. Applications should not be larger than 10 MB, and should be emailed to prior to March 15 (spring deadline) or October 15 (fall deadline) by 5 pm EST. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday will be extended to the next business day. If you do not receive confirmation of our receiving your application within 10 days, please contact us.



Contact Information

Institution Name

Contact Person / Title

Phone Number

Email Address

Mailing Address

Web address



Proposal Information


Proposal Précis (25 word limit)


Amount Requested


Program Type (please specify which of the following programs you are applying under. See descriptions of each program type on the left.)

Arts Education Program

Research and Publication Program

Archives and Conservation Program
Curatorial Program


Proposal Narrative (unlimited word count)


Brief History of Institution (1200 word limit)


Biographies of Key Personnel (1200 work limit)


Project Budget


IRS Letter of Determination


Other materials may be incorporated at the applicant’s discretion. Please submit all materials in a single PDF.


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