We have just added a few more free grant funding sources which you may find useful. As we said in an earlier post, we realize not everyone can apply for all of these, but there should be some each artist will qualify for. We will continue to confirm and add to the post weekly. These are good organizations that provide money and other supports to artists.
Remember to follow the directions I provided in one of the earlier blogs. And I will try to add more information and sources as we go along. The most important thing is for you to be confident about your art and tell a little about it to your funder in your request letter or application.
It has taken a long time to gather the information but we think this is worth it.
And don't forget to bookmark this page and become a follower. We will be adding posts weekly, so check back often. There are links on the page to earlier posts which may be useful to you -- including one which gives step by step directions to submitting a grant.
Good luck, I know your work is awesome!
Supports work with the potential for significant artistic and cultural impact. They seek to act as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas. Open to US citizens. Rotates different artist mediums annually.
Funds for artists and non-profit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to the strengthening of communities. Grants range from $10,000 to $35,000. Limited to artists living in and organizations based in
Awards for K-12 educational programs and adult visual environmental education. Emphasis on community and the environment.
Funding individual artists and not-for-profit organizations throughout
Cultural Resources Council,
John H. Mulroy Civic Center,
411 Montgomery Street, Syracuse,
telephone: 315.435.2155, fax: 315.435.2160 firstname.lastname@example.org
Culture Shapes Community recognizes and encourages neighborhood based arts and cultural organizations as unique stakeholders in poor neighborhoods experiencing economic and demographic shifts. This is accomplished through programs that search out and make use of neighborhood identity and public space, that promote social integration among mixed-income and mixed-race residents, that offer opportunities for upward economic mobility and that empower all to have a strong voice for fair and equitable neighborhood change.
1429 21st Street, NW, Washington DC, 20036, phone: (202) 276-6503, fax: (202) 466-4845
The Parachute Fund provides emergency financial support to members of the San Francisco Bay Area dance community facing the free fall of AIDS or other life-threatening illnesses.
1360 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94103-2647
Documentary Photography Project Distribution Grants
This grant is offered to documentary photographers who have already completed a significant body of work on issues of social justice to collaborate with a partner organization and propose new ways of using photography as a tool for positive social change. Grants of $5,000 to $30,000 are awarded.
Open Society Institute, 400 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
Durfee Foundation - Artist Resource for Completion Grants
ARC grants provide rapid, short-term assistance of up to $2,500 to individual artists who live in Los Angeles County. Funds must be used to enhance work that is near completion and scheduled for presentation within six months of the grant application deadline. Artists in any discipline may apply. Applicants must have a secure invitation from an established organization to present their work. There are four grant cycles per year.
East Bay Community Foundation Fund for Artists
47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. (646) 230-9833