Wednesday, August 11

New International Opportunities for Artist Grants and Free Funding

See new International Opportunities of Art Fellowships and Art Grants that are listed in this post.   These are worth applying to, so apply for more than one.  Be sure to read through the earlier posts as we have over 220 art, music, writing, photography, screenwriting grants and fellowships listed. 
We found new information on existing art grants and art funding, and found a few new ones which we have listed below.Remember changes occur daily, so be sure to read the guidelines.  Some foundations that provide artist and art grants ask that we not include their links but they can be found online and in some of our earlier articles, we have listed phone numbers and more contact information.  Special thanks to the Cranbrook Academy of Art Library for providing the international links.
 Almost all the artist grant applications are free.  Be a little weary if any of them ask for any amount, as this is not what we look for in funding programs to post.  Also, in the earlier posts and listed under Resources on the right of this column are step by step directions for applying for a grant. 
Foundations and art funders have an obligation to distribute their funds, so apply for more than one as the competition is sometimes tight.

I hope you will sign up as a follower, and also if you want alerts of the newest grants and funding possibilities, be sure to sign up for email alerts at the top on the right.  I will try to answer any questions you leave in comments on this page.  I know many of you have written to me and I don't always get to answer everything in my email, but I do my best to respond to comments here.

Good luck to you.  You deserve some help from funders.  
We started this column because as an art gallery owner, we are asked every day -- and sometimes every hour of the day-- where artists, musicians, photographers, writers, screenwriters, videographers and more can apply for free funding and other support.  There are Art Grants out there, so apply to any you qualify for and that you are interested in.  We will keep putting out new posts as we get information.

The Aaron Siskind Individual Photographers Fellowship Grants

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of fellowship grants of up to $5,000 each for individuals working in still photography and photography-based media. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

The Alexia Foundation for World Peace

The Alexia Foundation for World Peace Annual Photography Contest offers grants to students and professionals for the production of a proposed project. The Alexia Foundation seeks to provide the financial ability for a photographer to produce a substantial picture story that furthers the foundation's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

The Gordon Parks International Photo Competition

Fort Scott Community College began the Gordon Parks Photography Competition to honor Fort Scott's most famous photographer, Gordon Parks. Each year the Committee awards prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250 to photographers whose images reflect important themes in the life and the work of Gordon Parks, such as social injustice, the suffering of others, and family values.

College Art Association

The CAA's Professional Development Fellowship for Master of Fine Arts Candidates was initiated to help M.F.A. students to bridge the gap between graduate study and professional careers. Fellows are honored with a one-time grant of $15,000 to help them with various aspects of their work.

The Center for Documentary Studies

Duke University seeks applications for the annual $20,000 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, awarded to a collaborative team consisting of a writer and photographer who are in the formative or fieldwork stage of a documentary project.

Langlois Foundation

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology annually awards two grants to individuals making an exceptional contribution to advancing knowledge at the crossroads of art, science, and technology, or to individuals whose projects are highly original or innovative. Projects proposed by scientific researchers, computer scientists, or engineers must involve a partnership with an artist.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have as professional artists over a significant period of time. The Foundations welcome, throughout the year, applications from visuals artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines.

Puffin Foundation
Puffin Foundation Grants are open to emerging artists in the fields of art, photography, music, theater, dance and literature whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired. Average Puffin Foundation grants range from $1,000 to $2,500.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund / McNamara Framily Creative Arts Project Grant is designed to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a creative arts related field: media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, etc. This grant is only intended to assist students in beginning and completing an art project. Students may be potentially eligible for grants up to $20,000.

International Opportunities


Asian Cultural Council
The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United states in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, and students. Some of the grants listed on this site are for Americans who wish to study in China, Japan, or Taiwan.

Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation Artist Fellowships provide artists the opportunity to pursue creative projects in Japan for 2 to 6 months.


This website contains a page of links to arts funding sources for Canadian artists. National funding sources are listed as well as funding sources in each of the provinces.


Arts Council England
Arts Council England's Grants for the arts are for individuals, arts organizations, national touring and other people who use the arts in their work. They are for activities that benefit the people in England or that help artists and arts organizations from England to carry out their work.


The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarships at the Foundation des Etats-Unis
The Foundation des Etats-Unis annually awards up to four Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarships to American visual artists and musicians. The grant is designated for study at the graduate level and allows young, talented musicians and artists to continue their studies in Paris. The stipend covers room and board for one academic year (October-June) at the Foundation.


The American-Scandanavian Foundation
The American-Scandinavian Foundation promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Each year, the ASF wards more than $500,000 in fellowships and grants to individual students, scholars, professionals and artists for projects abroad.

The Nordic Artists' Center
The Nordic Artists' Center gives artist from around the world an opportunity to live and work in in a community of artists with full accomodation provided. The residency award also includes a monthly stipend and a travel allowance.

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