Grants and funding for artists



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Center for Documentary Studies Awards

Offering four awards: the Honickman First Book Prize in Photography; the Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor Prize; the CDS Filmmaker Award; and the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Award.

Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI)

Launched in 2001, this organization promotes knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants and loans, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field. Tapping leading experts from both the nonprofit and commercial business sectors, CCI develops next generation tools and support systems that artists need. 244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 401, Los Angeles, CA 90012, phone 213-687-8577, fax 213-687-8578

Capelli D'Angeli Foundation

Offers fellowship grants of up to $500 each to artist who are in treatment or are survivors of cancer and are creating art in all media. Grant recipients and award amounts will be determined after a thorough review of the artist's work in slide form and the artist statement. Download a pdf application form on their web site. P.O. Box 656, Canton, CT 06019, 860-693-6208

California Community Foundation

Making grants to individual artists and arts organizations. They support a wide variety of programs that serve the myriad needs of Los Angeles County. Open to Los Angeles residents only. 445 South Figuroa St, Suite 3400, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Tel: 213-413-4130.

CA$H Grants: Theatre Bay Area

CA$H is a grants program designed by artists for artists to support professionally oriented theatre and dance artists and small companies with budgets under $100,000. Its purpose is to spark a creative surge throughout Northern California's theatre and dance community by providing grants to artists ($1,500) and small-sized organizations ($2,500). Approximately $20,000 are awarded each round. Funding decisions are made by a rotating five-member panel. 870 Market Street, Suite 375, San Francisco, CA 94102, phone: (415) 430-1140, Ext. 14

Bronx Council on the Arts

Bronx recognizes its own (BRIO) Individual Artists Grant offeres awards of $2500 each to artists who are at least 18 years old, not enrolled in art school, and live in the Bronx. The Bronx Council for the Arts. Telephone: 718-931-9500.

Betty Bowen Memorial Award, Seattle Art Museum

Open to artists working in any 2-D or 3-D medium who live in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. No video or performing arts. Betty Bowan Memorial Award, Seattle Art Museum, PO Box 22000, Seattle, WA 98122. Call 206-654-3131.

Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artist's VDMFK Stipend

A monthly stipend available to any respectable mouth or foot painter in the world. The amount of the stipend is decided by the Association and may be adjusted depending upon the artist's career development. Stipends last for 3 years. For complete guidelines, write to the address below. Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, Im Rietle 25, PO Box 526, 9494 Schaan, Lichtenstein

Arts in Healthcare Funds

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) working in partnership with the Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH), seeks to promote the use of the arts to enhance the healthcare experience for patients, their families, and caregivers. J&J & SAH have provided funding to over 100 programs in the US and Canada, representing leading models and initiatives in high quality healthcare through the use of arts. Proposals are now being sought from healthcare and/or arts organizations that have established arts in healthcare programs operating in or warranting replication in underserved communities.

Alexia Foundation for World Peace Annual Photography Contest

$15,000 for the production of a proposed project. The Alexia Foundation seeks to 'provide the financial ability for a photographer to produce a substantial picture story that furthers the foundation's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.' If you've received a grant or award exceeding $1,000 in the previous year, you're not eligible. Judges look for entries that conceive concise, focused and meaningful story proposals.

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Two grants for painters, printmakers and sculptors: 1) Individual support grant-20 yrs mature phase of art. 2) Emergency assistance grant-10 yrs mature, victim of catastrophic incident such as fire, flood, or medical emergency. No Geographical restrictions. Open to USA residents andInternational Artists 380 West Broadway, New York, NY, 10012. 212-226-0581.

Aaron Siskind Foundation

Open to photographers using still-photography based media. Eligible to US citizens not currently enrolled in a degree granting program. Several grants of up to $5000 awarded annually to photographers based upon past accomplishments and the promise of future achievement. Funds must be used to support the artist's creative endeavors. Send SASE to The Aaron Siskind Foundation, c/o School of Visual Arts, MFA Photo, 214 East 21st St., New York, NY 10010

Community arts grants

Arts Action York’s community grants team will be offering grants up to £1,500 to non-profit making community groups in York to organise creative activities that would benefit the local community.

Arts and Culture RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest

Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker. Covers both nonprofit and academic funding opportunities.

Artists' Assets : A Guide to Artist Resources

A compilation by Artist Trust of Seattle, Washington.

Ann Arbor Graphics Arts Memorial Scholarships

Ann Arbor Graphics Arts Memorial Scholarships

Actor's Fund of America

The AHIRC database was created in 1998 by The Actors’ Fund of America, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as a health insurance resource for artists and people in the entertainment industry. Since then, with support from The Commonwealth Fund, it has expanded to include resources for the self-employed, low-income workers, the under-insured, the uninsured who require medical care and many other groups.

The Creative Arts Exchanges program

The Creative Arts Exchanges program works with nonprofit organizations to develop cooperative international group projects that introduce American and foreign participants to each other's cultural and artistic life and traditions. Our projects emphasize the relationship between the arts and broader social and diplomacy issues. We seek organizations that have a disciplinary expertise in the arts as well as broad outreach and networking capabilities with American artists.

Arts Project Fund

The Arts Project Fund supports activities and events in all art form and multi-artform areas. This includes the development and promotion of a wide range of arts activity throughout Norfolk. Individuals, community groups, professional and amateur organisations are eligible to apply. The maximum award available from the Arts Project Fund is £1000, though most awards are likely to be in the region of £300 - £500 due to pressure on the fund. The Arts Project Fund prioritises support to projects and activities that demonstrate significant community impact and benefit, and which most closely fulfil the Norfolk County Council Arts Policy Objectives.


Purpose To support the development of innovative activities and experiences that encourage young people's creativity and inclusion in the arts. Who can apply? Groups of young people between the ages of 12 and 25. In particular, groups who have little or no access to innovative, quality arts experiences. What grants will be awarded for Grants of up £1,000 will be awarded to initiatives that address current gaps in arts provision for young people in Dundee. There are two main categories: Young People's participation in the Arts. • going to arts events such as performances, exhibitions etc • taking part in local or national arts programmes, courses and workshops Youth Arts development. • planning and delivering a Youth Arts project • creative collaborations between Youth Arts groups • planning and holding a Youth Arts exhibition or performance Exclusions The fund cannot be used to: • subsidise staffing costs for additional programme staff other than artists or creative specialists • support to non-arts youth programmes Applications cannot be accepted from Arts organisations or agencies, Schools or Further Education Colleges. How to apply The Department's application for grant aid should be completed. One copy of the completed form should be returned to the Leisure & Communities Department and one retained by the applicant. N.B. For consideration in the current year, completed applications should be submitted by 16 May 2008.

J4b Grants

Concentrates its support on projects in the UK that fit into one or more of the following four categories: arts, education, health/medicine, social welfare/development.

NESTA Insight Out

Insight Out is a national enterprise training programme specifically designed for creative individuals who want to set up a business within the creative industries.

The Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities whose core work is in the areas of Learning, the Arts and Health.

Peter Minet Fund

Grants to charitable organisations including support for arts and culture.

The City Bridge Trust

Makes grants in excess of £16 million a year to charitable projects benefiting the inhabitants of Greater London.

Awards for All

Grants programme set up to help small groups. Their main aim is to fund projects that involve people in their local community, bringing them together to take part in and enjoy a wider range of arts, sports, heritage, charitable, health, environment and other community activities. Grants up to £10,000.

In Kind Direct

Inexpensive materials and equipment given by companies

Association of Charitable Foundations

The UK's premier support organisation for grant-making trusts and foundations of all types.

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Helps people working in the fields of healthcare, disability, community support, education & arts.

Crafts Council Development Award

The Crafts Council operate two main funding streams, Next Move and The Development Award. Next Move is as a setting-up scheme desighed to fast-track new designer makers. The Development Award is for makers who are about to set up their business, or are within three years of doing so.

Bridges Community Ventures

Provides venture capital to firms which are in the 25% most deprived areas of England and which can show meaningful interaction with their local economy.

Creative Capital Fund

The Creative Capital Fund invests in promising early-stage creative industry businesses in Greater London. They are an independently-managed fund, now operational and already investing, which has £5 million of corner-stone funding provided by the London Development Agency and supported by Creative London.

The Capital Fund

The Capital Fund is a new venture capital fund which has raised £50 million from investors to back fast-growing, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Greater London.

British Venture Capital Association

Represents virtually every major source of UK venture capital. Advises on how to go about getting venture capital and who to approach.

Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts

The Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts scheme aims to support artists* as research fellows within a research environment. It provides for the salary of the fellow and associated costs. Fellowships can be held for either 2 or 3 years full time, or for five years at either 0.4 or 0.6 FTE. * By artists, the AHRC is referring to visual artists, performers, musicians, creative writers, poets, and other producers of original creative work. Since 1 September 2005, all proposals to AHRC Schemes must be prepared on the basis of the full economic costs (fEC) of the research. We strongly recommend that applicants liaise with their research/ finance office about the full economic costs of their proposal well before the deadline. The 2008 deadline has now been confirmed as Thursday 25 September 2008. The scheme guidance is being updated and should be available from the website in June 2008. In the meantime, last year’s guidance can be accessed below for information only; whilst there are unlikely to be any major changes you are strongly advised to read the updated Research Funding Guide, Frequently Asked Questions and online Helptext before finalising your application. Please note that all proposals for this competition must be made through the cross-council Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) System. Further information on this can be found here. If you need any assistance to use the system, please contact the Je-S Helpdesk on (01793) 444164 or on JeSHelp@rcuk.ac.uk. Please note that letters informing applicants whether they have been successful will be sent to their contact address as shown on their Je-S record: it is important that applicants ensure this address is correct as the AHRC will not check it against the CV or any other document in the proposal. If you are in any doubt, please contact the Je-S Helpdesk for assistance.

2008 Grants: Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts

2008 Grants: Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts Emerging Fields may include digital arts, gaming, sound art, architecture, design, interdisciplinary projects, and new genres. Innovative Literature may include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and genre-defying literary work. Performing Arts may include dance, music theater, experimental music performance, non-traditional opera, spoken word, theater/performance art, puppetry, and interdisciplinary projects. THE APPLICATION PROCESS Our appliction process includes three steps: inquiry, application, and panel review. To be eligible to apply, an artist must be: • A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident • At least 25 years old • A working artist with at least five years of professional experience

Alberta Creative Development Initiative: Grants to Organizations

Alberta Creative Development Initiative: Grants to Organizations

Projects with public outcomes (category C) - community partnerships

closing date: 05 May 2008 Projects with public outcome (category C) grants provide funding from $20,000 to $35,000 per grant, for one-off community arts and cultural development projects that must have a public outcome and involve collaborations with a range of cross-sectoral partners. closing date: 05 May 2008 Projects with public outcome (category C) grants provide funding from $20,000 to $35,000 per grant, for one-off community arts and cultural development projects that must have a public outcome and involve collaborations with a range of cross-sectoral partners.

Residencies - inter-arts

01 May 2008 Grants for artist-initiated residencies are offered by the inter-arts office.

New work - visual arts

New work grants support the creation of new work by emerging and established craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists and arts writers.

Fellowships - visual arts

closing date: 15 April 2008 Fellowship grants provide extended support to craftspeople, designers, media artists and visual artists of outstanding ability to enable them to realise ambitious projects and develop their practice to new levels of achievement.

Rosa Parks Sculpture Design Competition

The Congress of the United States has authorized the production of a statue to memorialize civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks that will be placed in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. To assist with this important commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Architect of the Capitol and the Joint Committee on the Library, will administer a competition to select the artist. (Receipt deadline: May 30, 2008)

Local Project Support Programme

If you miss the deadline for our annual grant programmes including the Exhibition Support Programme or the expenses in question are not covered by the Programme, please enquire about our Local Project Support Programme. A limited fund of up to £1000 is available throughout the year.

Educational Projects in the Visual Arts

The Japan Foundation also supports visual arts related educational projects such as seminars, workshops (demonstrations) and conferences

Grants towards Visual Arts Activities in the UK

The Japan Foundation supports Japan related exhibitions through our Exhibition Support Programme. This is designed to give financial assistance to organisers mounting exhibitions or to introduce Japanese art and culture to the UK. The Japan Foundation accepts applications once a year from museums/galleries or other relevant organisations only. The deadline is normally 1 December (please check the exact date) and the application forms will be available from the London Office in September

The Arts on Radio and Television

Supports projects for radio and television arts programs that are intended for national broadcast. Grants generally range from $20,000 to $200,000. Note: The deadline for applications under these guidelines has passed. The guidelines linked to here are available for information purposes only. The next deadline is September 5, 2008. New guidelines will be posted in June, 2008.

Coming Up Taller

Nominate outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America's young people. (Receipt deadline: January 31, 2008)

Save America's Treasures

Grants for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and nationally significant historic structures and sites. (Receipt deadline: May 20, 2008)

Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth

To advance arts education for children and youth in school-based or community-based settings. An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. (Deadline: June 9, 2008)

Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants

To support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Grants are for $10,000. (Deadline: June 2, 2008)

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