The Metcalf Foundation advances innovative approaches to sustainability, equity, and creativity. We do this, in part, by contributing to system-level reform through the generation of strong policy ideas. We believe there is great value in seeking out and supporting new ideas that probe current practices. One of our most important tools in this work is the funding of research and studies through our Innovation Fellowship program.
Under the Innovation Fellowship program, Metcalf periodically releases Requests for Proposals (RFPs), commissioning research around a specific issue. The purpose of this RFP is to stimulate study around next generation practice in the performing arts sector. More specifically, we want to address challenges related to the use, sharing, and/or distribution of resources in the performing arts.