Opportunities – Grants & Funding

Grants and funding opportunities for artists

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 A 2017 grant program of the Temple Judea Museum (TJM)through funding from the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia – Israel Engagement program. WHAT IS IT? A grant program open to professional artists in the Philadelphia region who have never visited Israel. PURPOSE: To help artists become familiar with the […]

Deadline for Qualifications Submission: January 13, 2017, 5:00 PM EST The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia seeks qualifications from experienced local artisans, architects, designers, and makers who are interested in the design and fabrication of a modular, multi-purpose outdoor furniture element to be used in City Hall Courtyard, beginning in June 2017. The feature will be […]

Entry Deadline: February 26, 2017 Artist in Residence Program SPRING SEMESTER, January 16 – May 7, 2018 Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ College of Communication and Creative Arts Department of Art The Department of Art at Rowan University seeks a qualified professional visual artist for the Artist in Residence Program for the 2018 spring semester. Rowan […]

Entry Deadline: January 30, 2017 The Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists is a new residency program that is based in Springfield, Illinois and is offering long-term residencies that provide living and studio space and community through which to reflect and engage one’s work. Applications will be accepted from emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all media, […]

Entry Deadline: November 11, 2016 The Picasso Project application deadline is coming up, but there’s still time to apply for up to $5,000 to support innovative arts projects in Philadelphia public schools. Picasso Project grants support a school’s need to boost arts offerings, integrate arts into other core subjects, or use arts to improve school […]

Application Deadline: December 12, 2016 VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition. The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the […]

Entry Deadline: December 1, 2016 Fleisher’s Teen Lounge provides young people with opportunities to work with experienced Teaching Artists from around the region. Participating teens evaluate proposals submitted by Teaching Artists through the RFP (Request for Proposals) process. Teen Lounge at Fleisher Art Memorial is accepting project proposals from teaching artists for paid residencies.  A PDF […]

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 30 Arquetopia Foundation – Puebla & Oaxaca, Southern Mexico Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies: Winter/Spring Sessions (January through April) 2017  Founded in 2009 in Puebla, Arquetopia is an international award-winning, Mexican official nonprofit foundation run entirely by artists. It has since grown to include the premier artist residency program of Mexico and […]

Entry Deadline: November 17, 2016 TEMPUS PROJECTS in Tampa, Florida is currently accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence program. One artist will be provided with housing and studio space for one month, along with the opportunity to install a month-long solo exhibition following the residency. Selected artists also receive a $1000.00 stipend toward living and working expenses […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED FUTURE FRAMERS: Envisioning Rockville in 2040  January 21 FEAST: Amplification  F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2016  Submit proposals by September 13, 2016  F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2016 (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community.  F.E.A.S.T. is a public meal designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects that use art and creative thinking to impact the community. F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2016 will take place on September […]

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is accepting applications for its 2017 Business Accelerator Program until Sept. 30. Twenty applicants will receive free tuition for the fund’s year-long web-based Business Accelerator workshop, which provides tailored training and expertise on the art industry. These artists will also get individualized feedback from the CHF Business Accelerator team. […]

Deadline: November 1 Longwood Gardens, one of the great gardens of the world, has been developing leaders since 1967 and our commitment to building capacity and talent within public horticulture remains. Our new 13-month fully funded, cohort-based residency program immerses Fellows in relevant topics such as leadership, board relations and governance, communications, change management, innovation, […]

360 XOCHI QUETZAL DEADLINE: August 7, 2016 for Free Winter Artist Residency in Central Mexico 360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency Dec 14, 2016 […]

InLiquid is proud to announce that as a part of our partnership with Blick Art Materials, we are introducing the InLiquid Grants Program exclusively for our Artist Members. This is a wonderful new member benefit and is currently for those working on a project that will be publicly exhibited in 2016 (this can include exhibitions, […]

Deadline July 20, 2016: Oxford Arts Alliance National Juried Exhibition September 16 – October 14, 2016 Juror: Dr. Jennifer Samet Eligible Works : All original work in all media is eligible for entry. Awards: $1850 in cash prizes will be awarded by the juror. First place $1000 Second place $500 Third place $350 Two Honorable […]

Deadline May 31: The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist. The W. Eugene Smith […]

Deadline April 19: The Crusade Engagement Grant provides funding to develop and implement an innovative and effective way to connect audiences to photography. We are looking for projects that focus on creating demand for photography and provide a concrete plan to create one-to-one connections between the photographer, the viewer, and the audience. We are looking […]

Deadline January 22: The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and […]

Deadline January 15: Mophradat provides grants to enable the realization of short-term contemporary arts spaces or projects in the Arab World that are developed by two or more collaborators. Temporary here means projects that either have a limited timeframe or are as yet not in need of an institutional framework. For example, grants can be […]

Deadline November 20: Ten Fellowships will be awarded to emerging and mid-career artists in 2016. Four Fellowships will be awarded for *three-month, spring residencies. For the remainder of the year, WheatonArts will work to accommodate artists’ needs with six project-based residencies of various lengths and schedules. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals ranging from standard […]

Deadline December 1: Transart Institute offers international low-residency creative practice MFA and Studio PhD programs in highly individualized formats. The innovative MFA program consists of three intensive summer residencies with lectures, workshops, critiques, seminars, performances and exhibitions in Berlin and two winter residencies in New York. In the four semesters between residencies, students create their […]

Deadline September 30: The fund offers targeted financial assistance and business support to professional visual artists to help them boost their careers and succeed as managers of their art businesses. Applicants must detail exactly how the grant would help them undertake, improve, or expand a specific project. Examples of activities covered by the grant include […]

Deadline July 31: We offer a small monthly art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Open to all visual artists including sculptors, installation, digital, design, mixed, new media, film/video from all countries. Deadline for the $1000.00 Working Art Grant / Purchase Award is July 31, 2015. For application guidelines please see: http://www.workingartist.org/art-grant-guidelines.html

Deadline June 30: We offer a small monthly art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Open to all visual artists including sculptors, installation, digital, design, mixed, new media, film/video from all countries. Deadline for the $1000.00 Working Art Grant / Purchase Award is June 30, 2015. For details and application guidelines please see: […]

Deadline May 21: The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, issued directly to twenty individual authors a year. The program was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable […]

Deadline March 31: The Working Artist Purchase Award is a meager one-time art award intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist’s ongoing art making process. The Working Artist Purchase Award is available to all domestic and international artists working in all media including traditional visual arts, painting, sculpture, mixed […]

Deadline June 17: ESP is offering grants of $7,500 for a “Standard Project” and a grant of $15,000 for specialized “Prisons in the Age of Mass Incarceration Project.” In each case the chosen installations shall be in situ for one full tour season — typically May 1 – November 30 (2016). Click here for more […]

Deadline April 17: Crusade for Art develops and supports innovative initiatives to create demand for art and opportunities to collect it. The Crusade Engagement Grant puts our greatest resource, the brainpower of our creative force, our artists, toward exploring solutions to the systemic problem of a lack of demand for art. This $10,000 grant aims […]

Deadline March 15: The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with NewCourtland, is pleased to offer Philadelphia area artists the opportunity to participate in an exciting, community-based fellowship. Through the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, visual artists will be selected to bring innovative and engaging art-making to seniors in sites throughout Philadelphia in either Summer […]

Deadline March 2: Just a friendly reminder that the Creative Capital Award Application closes in less than two weeks! Be sure to submit your application in Emerging Fields, Literature or Performing Arts by Monday, March 2 at 4:00pm EST. We will not accept late submissions. Click here to start (or finish!) your application today!

Deadline February 19: The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and […]

Deadline November 30: We offer a small monthly art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Open to all visual artists including sculptors, installation, digital, design, mixed, new media, film/video from all countries. Deadline for the $1000.00 Working Art Grant / Purchase Award is November 30, 2014. Click here for more information.

Deadline November 17: Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched the “Public Art Challenge,” a program which will grant at least three cities with populations greater than 30,000 up to $1 million each over two years to develop public art projects that “celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships and drive economic development.” The Public Art Challenge […]

Deadline September 30: The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is a meager one-time purchase award intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist’s ongoing art making process. The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is available to all domestic and international artists working in all media. As a stipulation for eligibility to receive […]

Ongoing / no deadline : The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation aids talented artists in the early stages of their careers by aiding worthy art students, artists, or sculptors who need further training or other assistance during their formative years. Awards are limited to candidates working in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture. Work must be representational or figurative […]

Ongoing: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation provides financial assistance to individual visual artists of established ability on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. Open to individuals who have been professional artists over a significant period of time and who […]

Ongoing : Craft Emergency Relief Fund was established to assist professional craft artists who have experienced a recent, career-threatening emergency. CERF emergency relief assistance includes small grants, no interest loans, access to resources, booth fee waivers and discounts on, and/or donations of craft supplies and equipment.The mission of CERF is to strengthen and sustain the […]

Deadline October 20: Awarded three times a year, Artist Opportunity Grants help artists hone their skills and craft by funding important professional development opportunities, such as travel to work with a mentor, participation in a festival or artist residency. Click here for more information.

Deadline August 31: The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is a meager one-time purchase award intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist’s ongoing art making process. The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is available to all domestic and international artists working in all media. As a stipulation for eligibility to receive […]