Grants & Funding

Listings for current visual arts grants and funding opportunities

  • ViSArts 2017 Emerging Curator Call

    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 presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2017 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement.

    VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2017.

    The selection panel includes the VisArts’ Curator, Artist Advisory Council, Gallery Committee and 2017 Mentoring Curator.
    To submit your application, visit the submissions portal here.

    Listing Expires: 12/01/16

  • Teen Lounge Request for Proposals – Winter 2017

    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 version of the RFP can be requested by emailing

    The deadline is November 30th, 2016 for projects in January – March 2017. We will be selecting six visiting artists, who are compensated up to $600 for 4 sessions with a supply budget of $150. Artists will be asked to attend a proposal review fair scheduled for December 7th, 2016 to meet Teen Lounge students, who will then vote to select the artists they want to work with in the winter. The workshops should offer young people, between the ages 13 and 18, exciting opportunity to be introduced to a medium or explore a theme of relevance to this age group and be completed in 6-8 hours (3-4 sessions) maximum. Experimental workshop proposals are welcome. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Up to 20 students attend our Teen Lounge daily, from a variety of levels in art making experiences.

    To submit your proposal, visit the submissions portal here.

    Listing Expires: 12/01/16

  • Writer and Artist Residency Open Call

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 30untitled

    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 Latin America, with extensive collaborative networks in Puebla and Oaxaca. Past resident artists have come from dozens of countries on six continents, and many have returned multiple times. The Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, culinary professionals, and cultural researchers age 25 and over.

    Spaces are limited. The committee processes all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

    For more information, visit the website here.

    E-mail Chris at for more information.

    Listing Expires: 11/30/16

  • Artist Residency: Open Calls

    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 for the duration of their stay. Proposals will be considered from emerging and established artists (visual as well as trans-disciplinary practices) working in any and all media.

    Applications are due November 17, 2016 for a residency beginning January 12, 2017.

    To apply, visit:

    Listing Expires: 11/17/16

  • Longwood Gardens Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications and Nominations

    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, and talent management.

    Applications and nominations are being accepted now. To learn more click here.

    Deadline to Apply is November 1. 

    Listing Expires: 11/02/2016

  • Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation – Grants to Representational Artists

    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 – abstract or non-representational art is precluded by the terms of the Foundation’s Charter. The Foundation will not accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, craftmakers, or any artist whose work falls primarily into these categories. To be eligible for a grant candidates are required to have already started or completed training in an established school of art and/or to demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career. No geographic requirements. The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year; there is no deadline for sending the application form. Each grant is $10,000 (Canadian). For more information, contact 1814 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite #1, Montreal, Quebec CANADA H3H 1E4 / telephone 514-937-9225 / fax 514-937-0141 or visit the website.

  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation’ Grants For Artists

    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 work in any of the following media: painting, sculpture, and works on paper, including printmaking. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size and length of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. For complete details, including application guidelines, visit

  • Craft Emergency Relief Fund Grants

    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 careers of craft artists across the United States. CERF accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF also advocates for the interests of craft artists. For more information, visit the web site: