Friday, January 22

Newest Free Grants for Artists, Photographers, Writers, Actors & Musicians

Dear Creative Friends,
Whether you are an artist, a photographer, a writer, actor or musician looking for free grant funds, look through the list that follows and read through the earlier posts.  We have been providing free grants and resources to all those involved in the arts.  We want to see creativity rewarded and will post new grants and free funding as we find them.   Some of the grants are for new art projects and others are sustaining funds, but be sure to look through the opportunities until you find some to match your needs.  All the information we provide is free and from what we've heard, many of you have had positive results and are pursuing new art, music and writing projects that you would not have had the opportunity to try without a free grant.

The best advice we can give is to be consistent in checking back for the newest opportunities and to apply for more than one.  Now we realize that not all of these are appropriate for everyone, but there should be some in this list and the previous lists you can find in our earlier blogs that you can apply for.

Sign up as a follower and then check back often as we will try to post more weekly.  If you have never applied for a grant, check our earlier post listed under link resources that gives you step by step directions for writing an effective grant.

Keep positive and good luck.  After all you deserve to have the help you need to do your best.

Greenshields Foundation
The purpose of the Foundation is to aid talented young artists in the early stages of their careers. Awards are limited to candidates working in the following: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture.

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, 1814 Sherbrooke St., West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3H 1E4. 514-937-9225.
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation
Funds organizations led by or which support the work of people with disabilities with an emphasis on women  -- especially those in education and the arts.

Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics (FEAST)

This recurring, public dinner is designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging artmakers. At each FEAST, participants pay a sliding-scale entrance fee for which they receive supper and a ballot. Diners will vote on a variety of proposed artist projects. At the end of dinner, the artist whose proposal receives the most votes will be awarded funds collected through the entrance fee to produce the project. The work is then presented during the next FEAST.


Fleishhacker Foundation
Grants in arts, cultural education, precollegiate education (individuals, painters). Open to California Bay Area/San Francisco schools, organizations, and individuals.

P.O. Box 29918, San Francisco, CA 94129-0918, Tel: 415-561-5350. 

Florence Tyson Fund for Creative Arts Therapies
This fund was created to: support therapists and clinical programs that provide creative arts therapies to people in the community who suffer from, or are at risk for psychiatric problems, such as depression, anxiety, or severe mental illnesses; inform health care professionals, social workers, teachers, and others about the benefits of community-based creative arts therapies for their clients; promote the utilization of these therapies in community settings; and encourage and support research on the clinical efficacy of creative arts therapies in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and related psychiatric problems in community settings.
Florence Tyson Fund, Attn: Christopher Bandini, PO Box 1531, New York, NY 10276

Florida Division of Cultural Affair
Individual Artist Fellowships and grants for the arts in education. Open to Florida residents.

Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Bureau of Grant Services, 1001 DeSoto Park Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4555. Phone: 850-487-2980 ext. 117.

Forward Thinking Artist Award
The Joy of Giving Something (JGS) Inc. has established an annual $15,000 award to benefit artists whose work exemplifies "forward thinking" in the field of photography.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Providing funding for visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public, or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects underway and close to completion. These grants are intended to support the creation of innovative and experimental work, and are meant to assist individuals and groups when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding.

Mary Simpson, Program Manager, Phone: 212-807-7077

Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art
Franklin Furnace awards grants of $2,000-$5,000 to performance artists, allowing them to produce major works anywhere in the State of New York. Artists from all over the world are invited to apply.

Freedom to Create Award 
This international prize recognizes artists who promote human rights, including the freedom of expression, empathy, equality and understanding. There are three categories: the main prize is open to individuals or artistic groups in all creative fields including the visual and performance arts, music, crafts, design and literature, with an award of US$ 50,000.

The Youth Prize is open to artists who are under the age of 18 with the winner receiving US$ 25,000 scholarship and advocacy prize; The Imprisoned Artist Prize focuses on artists who are currently imprisoned for their artwork, with the winner receiving US$ 25,000 towards supporting their family, paying legal costs and supporting advocacy efforts. This is not an art prize based on the skill of the artist but a prize for how the artist has used their work in speaking out in defense of human rights and freedom of expression.

Robinson Road Post Office, P.O. Box 1571, Singapore, 903121 

Fulbright Scholar Program
The Fulbright Program provides grants for Graduate Students, Scholars and Professionals, and Teachers and Administrators from the U.S. and other countries.

Fulbright Scholar Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 3007 Tilden Street, NW, 5th