Grants and funding for artists



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Educational Programme Grants

for lectures, symposia, seminars or conferences on British art and architecture.

Research Support Grants

for travel and subsistence expenses for scholars engaged in research in the history of British art or architecture.

Publications Grants (Publisher)

for costs incurred by publishers or institutions on books, catalogues of exhibitions or permanent collections of British fine and decorative arts and architecture.

Publications Grants (Author)

for costs incurred by authors on books, catalogues of exhibitions or permanent collections of British fine and decorative arts and architecture.

Curatorial Research Grants

(up to three years) to help institutions undertake research for a particular exhibition or installation of British art.

Kronos Performing Arts Association

To support new innovative publishing, commissioning, recording and production programs.

California Historical Society

To support the At Work: The Art of California Labor project, a series of touring exhibitions, educational programs, and publications celebrating labor and work in California.

American Friends Service Committee

To develop regional cultural exchanges, including Tamejavi festivals, that encourage cross-cultural civic engagement and community building through cultural expression in the Central Valley.

Park Stewardship Through The Arts

Park Stewardship Through The Arts (PASTA) Joshua Tree National Park offers artists a desert studio and one month residencies.


The Montana Artists Refuge www.montanaartistsrefuge.org an artist-run residency program located in Basin, Montana; Scholarships and some financial aid available. Annual deadline - summer residencies (May-Sept) is January 15; for Oct-Dec is May 15; and Jan-April is August 15.

National Science Foundation - Antarctic Artists and Writers Program

The purpose of the Antarctic Artists and Writers Program is to enable serious writings and works of art that exemplify the Antarctic heritage of humankind. In particular, the program seeks to increase public understanding of the Antarctic region, including the continent and the surrounding oceans, as well as the associated research and education endeavors. The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program provides opportunities for professional artists and writers to travel to Antarctica --- at research stations, field camps, and aboard ships --- to make the observations necessary to complete their proposed projects. While the majority of award recipients are established artists and writers, the program also seeks to support early career artists and writers in an effort to broaden participation. DEADLINE - June 6.

St. Louis University/Vatican Film Library - Mellon Fellowship

The Vatican Film Library supports the research of scholars using its manuscript collections through a fellowship program made available by the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Projects may involve any subject supported by the collections of the Vatican Library manuscripts or Jesuit archival material on microfilm held in the Vatican Film Library. Topics may include paleography, codicology, illumination, textual criticism, history, literature, music, science, philosophy, theology, liturgy, scriptural and patristic studies, Roman and canon law, political theory, etc. DEADLINE

National Endowment for the Humanities - Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine arts, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, and historical objects. DEADLINE - May 15.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Fellowships

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Applicants may be faculty or staff members of colleges or universities, or primary or secondary schools, or they may be independent scholars or writers. Fellowships cover periods lasting from six to twelve months. Applicants should request tenure periods that suit their schedules and the needs of their projects. The award period must be continuous, and award recipients must work full time on the project. Teaching assignments or other major activities may not be undertaken during the fellowship period. DEADLINE - May 1.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

NEH invites proposals for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in all areas of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve: (a) research that brings new digital approaches to the study of the humanities or that examines the implications of the use of emerging technologies for humanities scholarship; (b) new digital modes of publication facilitating the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels; (c) exploration of digital methods or approaches to preserve, archive, and make accessible traditional (i.e., analogue) and 'new media' resources in the humanities; (d) planning new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible humanities data; and (e) programs addressing the innovative use of emerging digital technologies in formal and informal educational settings, including public forums such as museums, libraries, historic sites, and broadcast media, and K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation. DEADLINE - April 3.

International Center for Jefferson Studies - Short-term Fellowships for Jefferson-related Projects

Residential fellowships at the Center, located in Charlottesville, are awarded for up to 4 months for scholars working on projects related to Thomas Jefferson. Travel Grants: The grants are available for short-term visits to Monticello or the Center. DEADLINES - April 1 and November 1.

National Gallery of Art - Visiting Senior Fellowships

Awards are available for study in the history, theory and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, prints and drawings) of any geographical area and of any period. Applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of physical form. Applicants must have held the Ph.D. for five years or more and will be in residence at the National Gallery, located in Washington. A two-month fellowship is available as well as a short-term (up to sixty days) fellowship. DEADLINE - March 21, September 21.

Possibilities from Artist Trust

Possibilities from Artist Trust (WA), a comprehensive four-page print publication full of deadline-based opportunities available to artists of all disciplines, including: residency programs, grants and fellowships, exhibition, performing, and publishing opportunities

Grants for Arts Education

Grants for Arts Education in the Portland region. Portland Public Schools has a listing of organizations offering grants in the arts:

State Department's Cultural Program Grants

State Department's Cultural Program Grants for arts organizations to send artists and performance groups abroad in the following disciplines: American music, visual arts exhibitions, museum exhibitions, 'paper' shows ( shows of poster-size panels on outstanding artistic personalities), film programs, museum partnerships. Go to http://exchanges.state.gov/education/citizens/culture.

Microsoft Grants:

The following types of Community-Based Technology and Learning Center (CTLC) organizations are eligible to request funding from Microsoft Community Affairs: Nonprofit

National Endowment for the Arts Partners

National Endowment for the Arts Partners listing of Federal Partners the NEA works with, has been updated. These links may lead readers to programs or funding outlets they can use to support art and cultural projects. http://www.arts.gov/partner/federal/.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation offers grants of CAN$12,500 to artists creating representational work in painting, drawing, printmaking & sculpture. Open to artists in the early stages of their career. Applicants must have started or completed art school training or must demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career. Funds may be used for any art-related purpose: study, travel, studio-rental, purchase of materials, etc. Contact: EGF, 1814 Sherbrooke St. West, Ste. #1, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1E4 CANADA or 514.937.9225 or greenshields@bellnet.ca

Now Art Grants.

Now Art Grants. Conceptual artist damali ayo, creator of rent-a-negro.com, author of How to Rent a Negro, and nationally touring speaker announces the creation of Now Art Grants. Artists creating work that engages dialogue about current social issues will receive grant funds (minimum $500), three months mentorship by damali ayo, a second mentor who has specific experience in the project field, and the exposure to ayo

29th Annual Betty Bowen Award for Artists.

Artists residing in WA, OR & ID may apply. One artist will be selected to receive $11,000 and an opportunity to display their work at Seattle Art Museum.The jury is in two parts. In part one, approximately ten finalists are selected from among the entries (usually about 500). Finalists are contacted and their names are released to the press. The finalists are asked to submit additional materials and invited to meet with the committee individually. The Betty Bowen Committee has eleven current members, several of whom have participated since its inception in 1977. After its review, the committee selects one Artist Award winner plus any PONCHO Special Recognition Award winners they wish to honor. Submissions must be made online. Fee $10.Contact: bettybowen@seattleartmuseum.org or www.callforentry.org or http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/bettybowen. Deadline: 8/17/07.

NEA's Access to Artistic Excellence Grants

NEA's Access to Artistic Excellence Grants encourage and support artistic creativity, preserves our diverse cultural heritage, and makes the arts more widely available in communities throughout the country. Support is available to organizations for projects that do one or more of the following: Provide opportunities for artists to create, refine, perform, and exhibit their work; Present artistic works of all cultures and periods; Preserve significant works of art and cultural traditions; Enable arts organizations and artists to expand and diversify their audiences; Provide opportunities for individuals to experience and participate in a wide range of art forms and activities; Enhance the effectiveness of arts organizations and artists; Employ the arts in strengthening communities. The Arts Endowment is particularly interested in projects that extend the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Visit National Endowment for the Arts website at http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP08/LocalsAAE.html or call 202.682.5586 for details. Deadline: 8/13/07.

Performing Arts Residencies at Banff Center.

Open to dance, theatre, opera/music theatre, and interdisciplinary forms. Financial aid available. Contact: BC, Box 1020, Station 21, Banff, Alberta, Canada, T1L 1H5 or 403.762.6186 or www.banffcentre.ca. Deadline: 8/10/07.

Open Door Completion Funds for Public TV Projects from Nat

This round of funding is for applicants with public television projects in the final post-production phase.Awards average $20,000 and NAATA funds must be the last monies needed to finish the project and deliver the broadcast master. Fiscal sponsorship required. Contact: NAATA Media Fund, 145 Ninth St. Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94103 or 415.863.0814 x106 or www.naatanet.org. Deadline: 8/9/07.

RACC Grant: Opportunity Grant (Cycle 4)

Provides grants to Portland-based nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to help meet special opportunities or assist organizations with emergencies that arise during the year and that are not part of the applicant

American Theatre Affiliated Writers Program

Supported by the Jerome Foundation, this opportunity is designed to stimulate high quality cultural reporting, feature writing and theatre criticism that breaks past its own boundaries. This program is only open to New York City and Minnesota residents.

Alan Schneider Directing Award

Talented mid-career freelance directors who have established local or regional reputations are nominated by artistic leaders of TCG theatres.

Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group announce this two-year pilot program to support both emerging and established actors.

Wyoming Arts Council

The Nonprofit Organizations Program assists Wyoming

Whirlpool Foundation

Quality family life, cultural diversity and lifelong learning are the focus areas for the Whirlpool Foundation's grantmaking. Using these social issues as a framework for our strategic and citizenship grants, Whirlpool Foundation proactively identifies outstanding nonprofit organizations that are addressing these social issues in innovative, collaborative, self-sustaining ways.

Wallace Foundation

The Wallace Foundation seeks to support and share effective ideas and practices that will strengthen education leadership, arts participation and out-of-school learning.

US Airways Corporate Giving

US Airways invests in community organizations and initiatives to enhance the quality of life in the airline

Time Warner

As a corporate citizen, Time Warner strives to equip young people from all walks of life with the knowledge and skills to succeed in today

Tiffany Foundation

Since its inception in 1837, Tiffany & Co. has been guided by the belief that a successful company has a responsibility to the greater community. Through The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, the company broadens the scope of its corporate giving efforts with grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the education and preservation of the arts and environmental conservation.

The Windmore Foundation for the Arts, Inc. - Virginia

Windmore is a non-profit organization based in Culpeper and was created to promote the arts in the Piedmont Area. Since its inception, Windmore has been a patron of theatre, art education, dance, literature, music, and visual arts.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to address the most serious social and environmental problems facing society, where risk capital, responsibly invested, may make a difference over time. The Foundation places a high value on sustaining and improving institutions that make positive contributions to society. Areas of funding interest include Education, the Environment, Global Development, Performing Arts, Population, Health.

The Wachovia Foundation

The Wachovia Foundation is a private foundation that is funded annually by Wachovia Corporation. We provide grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations in two primary and two secondary focus areas. Primary Focus Areas: Education, Community Development. Secondary Focus Areas: Health and Human Services, Arts and Culture. Geographical areas: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, DC.

The Tesoro Foundation

The Tesoro Foundation (Tesoro means 'Treasure' in Spanish) is committed to protecting and making available to the community the artistic treasures of our American past. All Tesoro events are inspired by Colorado

The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation - Pennsylvania

The Foundation funds nonprofit organizations with a current 501(c)(3) status from the US Internal Revenue Service, arts and cultural activities, only activities that take place in the City of Philadelphia.

The Sprint Foundation

The Foundation's charitable giving program emphasizes the support of local and regional organizations in those communities in which the corporation has a major presence. Currently, those areas include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City (metro area), Orlando, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.; however, these areas are subject to change. Support of national organizations with a broad sphere of interests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Foundation's geographic focus is primarily domestic. Areas of funding interest include: Education, Arts, Culture and Humanities, Youth Development.

The Shell Oil Company Foundation

The Shell Oil Company Foundation focus areas broadly include education, culture and the arts, civic and community, health and welfare, diversity and inclusiveness, and sustainable development interests.

The SBC Foundation

The SBC Foundation supports organizations and programs that enrich and strengthen diverse communities across the United States, with emphasis on education, community development, health and human services, and arts and culture. Please be advised that SBC merged with AT & T and there is a new foundation.

The Sara Lee Foundation

To ensure the most effective use of its grant funds, the Sara Lee Foundation operates within guidelines that direct its support to nonprofit organizations working in three areas: hunger, job training, and arts and culture (read more about the individual focus areas by following the links). To do this, we have organized our direct grants into two categories: Community Initiatives and Cultural. Nonprofit organizations that are located outside the Chicago metropolitan area and in communities where Sara Lee has a facility, should submit grant requests to the local Sara Lee facility.

The Prudential Foundation

The Prudential Foundation provides support to innovative direct-service programs that address the needs of our communities in three areas: Ready to Learn, Ready to Work, Ready to Live. In order to make a significant impact with finite resources, our funding is allocated according to specific Foundation Policies and Application Guidelines. Areas of funding interest include Access to Quality Education, Access to Economic Opportunities, Access to Services & Arts.

The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Pew Charitable Trusts serves the public interest by providing information, advancing policy solutions and supporting civic life. Areas of funding interest: Informing the Public - The Trusts informs the public on key issues and trends, as a highly credible source of independent, non-partisan research and polling information; Advancing Policy Solutions - The Trusts advances policy solutions on important issues facing the American people; - Supporting Civic Life - The Trusts supports the arts, heritage, health and well-being of our diverse citizenry and civic life, with particular emphasis on Philadelphia.

The Milagro Foundation

The Milagro Foundation, founded by Carlos and Deborah Santana, provides financial assistance for children all over the world in the areas of health, education and the arts. The Santanas believe that life is a miracle (milagro) and that children everywhere deserve the opportunity to lead safe, healthy and educationally creative lives.

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