Current Funding Opportunities

Bemis Center in Omaha Accepting Applications for Artist Residencies
What: Founded in 1981, by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, supports artists through an international artist-in-residence program, temporary exhibitions and commissions, and innovative public programs. The center is accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence Programs.
When: Deadline – 11:59pm CST | December 15, 2017
How much: Residencies take place from September 19, 2018, to November 16, 2018.
Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generously sized, private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom. Residents receive a $750 monthly stipend to help with materials, supplies, and living expenses while in residency. An unrestricted $500 travel stipend is also provided.


Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Invites Entries for New Writer and New Illustrator Children’s Book Awards
What: The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting submissions from publishers for the twenty-seventh annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards (known collectively as the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award).
To be eligible, writers and illustrators must have had no more than three books published.
When: All applications must be received no later than December 15, 2017.
How much: The award includes an honorarium of $1,000 for the New Writer Award, and $1000 for the New Illustrator Award.


Delmas Foundation Accepting Applications for Venetian Research Program
What: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation is accepting applications from individual scholars for its Venetian Research Program. Through the annual program, the foundation awards travel grants over an academic year to individual scholars in support of historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including but not limited to archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater.
When: Applications are due by December 15, 2017.
How much: Travel grants of up to $20,000.


Stamps School of Art and Design Invites Applications for Residency
What: The Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for its Roman J. Witt Residency Program. The annual program supports the production of new artistic work by a visiting artist/designer through a one-year residency that allows the artist to work at the school and collaborate with students and faculty.
When: Proposals Due – January 14, 2018
How much: The Witt Resident receives an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition, the resident will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $4,000 for project materials. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.


Kauffman Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2018 Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research
What: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is seeking nominations for its Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research, which was established in 2008 to recognize tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members who are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and who exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship.
When: Nominations are due by January 16, 2018, and nominees have until March 12, 2018 to submit their applications.
How much: Each fellow’s university will receive a grant of $35,000 over two to three years to support the research activities of the fellow.


Harpo Foundation Accepting Applications for Native American Artists Fellowships
What: The foundation is accepting applications for its Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center program.
When: Application deadline is February 15, 2018.
How much: Each year, the program awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center, an historic artist colony located along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Each one-month residency includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.


J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers
What: Through its Furthermore program, the J.M. Kaplan Fund supports nonfiction book publishing about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization.
When: Application deadline – March 1, 2018
How much: Individual grants range from $1,500 to approximately $15,000 and may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding.


Terra Foundation Offers Funding for American Art Exhibitions
What: In recognition of the importance of experiencing original works of art, the Terra Foundation for American Art supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980.
When: Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than March 1, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, which must be returned by May 15, 2018.
How much: In 2016, grants awarded to institutions ranged between $2,804-$350,000.


RISCA Grants for Organizations
What: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) recognizes the invaluable role that Rhode Island’s non-profit organizations play in creating a vibrant and inclusive place to live. RISCA aims to strengthen and sustain this sector through our grants and services to organizations, helping to ensure a lasting creative community for all Rhode Islanders.
When: Application deadline varies depending on grant applying for. Please see specific grant for details.
How much: Grant amounts vary depending on grant applying for. Small to large grants are available.


Foundation for Contemporary Art Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants
What: The foundation’s Emergency Grants program provides grants to innovative visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding; or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.
When: Applications are reviewed monthly by a volunteer committee of established artists. FCA recommends applying within six to eight weeks of the performance or exhibition date. Applications are rolling. 
How much: Grants range in amount from $200 to $2,500.


The Awesome Foundation invites submissions for grants
What: Need some funding? Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding? The Awesome Foundation awards $1,000 grants every month. It couldn’t be simpler. Your idea is yours alone. They don’t want a stake in it. They just want to help you make it happen.
When: Awarded monthly. Applications are rolling.  
How Much: $1,000 grants, with no strings attached.


Craft Emergency Relief Fund Accepting Applications From Craftspeople in Need
What: The Craft Emergency Relief Fund is a national nonprofit organization that provides loans and awards small grants to professional craftspeople who have experienced a career-threatening illness, accident, fire, theft, or natural disaster.
When: There are no deadlines, applications are accepted year-round.
How much: Small grants or loans of up to $9,000.


Artist Emergency Assistance Program
What: Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundations Emergency Assistance Program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.
When: Applications are rolling.
How much: The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.


Artfully Reimagined Invites Submissions for Reimagine It Grants
What: Unconditional, non-matching awards are made directly to individual artists to help launch or support careers in the inspiring world of repurposed art.
When:  There is no deadline for mini-grant applications.
How much: Grant awards range between $100 and $500


Pollock-Krasner Foundation Accepting Grant Applications From Artists With Financial Need
What: The mission of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal, or both.
The foundation welcomes applications year-round from painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. Applications are encouraged from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic.
When: The application process is ongoing, and there are no deadlines. The selection process can take between 9 months to a year.
How much: The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in a professional artistic venue such as a gallery or museum space.


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