Current Funding Opportunities

Commerce RI Innovation Voucher Program
Maurice Sendak Emergency Relief Fund
United States Artists Relief Fund
RISCA Artist Relief Fund
Hyperallergic Opportunities for Artists 2020
Creative Capital Artists Resources for COVID-19 Outbreak
Nationwide Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

Biomimicry Design Challenge Due: June 1, 2020

Think you have what it takes to create a winning biomimetic design? We’re looking for nature-based solutions to solve some of the grandest challenges of our time. By entering the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, you will be able to hone your biomimicry skills and use creative problem solving inspired by nature’s genius. Rally your team and register today to gain access to tools, free trainings and mentor support.

Alexander Von Humboldt Bessel Award Ongoing 

Scientists and scholars who are internationally renowned in their field and are expected to continue producing cutting-edge, widely influential work, are eligible to be nominated for a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. Award amounts to €45,000. 

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Ongoing

Established as part of Lee Krasner’s legacy, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant was set up to support and strengthen the creative lives of artists.The foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal, or both. Awards range from $5,000 to $30,000. 

In-Situ Residency Ongoing

The In-Situ Residency Program operates as an independent artist-run space in Hong Kong and provides opportunities to artists pursuing research-based investigations. Residency periods are expected to last two to three months and begin on the 1st of every month.

Art in General Open Call Ongoing

Art in General welcomes artists of various backgrounds to submit project proposals that demonstrate relevance to curatorial concepts identified for upcoming programming. The open call has no thematic or spatial parameters, and artists can choose to present a project proposal based on long-standing or emerging interests. The art project proposals presented by these artists are developed and presented through exhibitions, events, or other forms of programming at Art in General.

BCA Public Art Residency Ongoing

The Boston Center for the Arts supports one artist or team of artists every year in their vision for site-specific, interactive public art to be installed in the BCA’s public plaza. Residents are selected through a juried, open-call process.

BCA Visual Arts Residency Ongoing

The Visual Arts Residency at the Boston Center for the Arts supports two visual artists per season in experimenting and developing creative projects that are innovative, have a focus on social practice, and are outward-facing. Artists of various disciplines are welcome to apply, and resources will be designed to meet the needs of the residents and will include access to studio space, professional and creative support, and promotion.

The Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists Upcoming

The Harpo Foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized by the field. Applications open on February 26, 2020.

Prince Claus Mobility Fund Upcoming

The Prince Claus Mobility Fund, in cooperation with Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), accepts applications throughout the year to support travel within Asia and between the Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Philippines, Lao DPR, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand and Europe. It is specifically intended for emerging artists and cultural practitioners living in and travelling from countries listed above. Applications are expected at least three months before the intended start date. The Fund will reopen on February 29th, 2020.

Richard Morris Hunt Prize Upcoming

The Richard Morris Hunt Prize is an intensive and curated six-month fellowship, divisible in two or three periods, that carries a $20,000 award for registered architects to pursue cutting-edge research on emerging trends in historic preservation. As part of the RMHP experience, the Fellow benefits from guidance and access to a network of the leading historic preservation professionals in France and the United States. Applications for the 2021 American prize will open in the spring of 2020.