Grants / Fellowships

Cultural Arts Grants from Triangle Community Foundation

Triangle Community Foundation has an open-call for applications for their Cultural Arts Grants. This opportunity is for nonprofit arts organizations who have a history of promoting arts programming that is created by or centers communities of color or other communities that are underrepresented in cultural arts spaces in the Triangle.

Deadline: 
Monday, August 3, 2020

Halstad Grant for Jewelry Artists

The Halstead Grant is an annual award worth $7,500 for emerging silver jewelry artists to help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers.

Deadline: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History

This $15,000 grant recognizes a literary work of nonfiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement. The project must be an unpublished work-in-progress with oral history as a significant component.

Deadline: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Varuna Residential Fellowships

Katoomba, AU

This residency program for creative writers offers two to three weeks of full board and accommodation in Australia, including a prepared evening meal, uninterrupted time to write in your own private studio, more.

Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Allies in Arts SOS Grants for BIPOC

Allies in Arts is offering SOS grants to BIPOC artists. They are small but immediately available. Just send your website or IG of your artwork, and they’ll do the application for you.

Innovate Grant

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

First Peoples Fund Fellowships

Through our Artists in Business Leadership and Cultural Capital Fellowships, First Peoples Fund partners with Native artists and culture bearers to strengthen their business skills and to ensure that art, culture and ancestral knowledge are passed from one generation to the next. Twenty to twenty-five artists are selected annually for First Peoples Fund's one-year fellowship programs. Fellows receive $5,000-10,000 project grants, technical support and professional training to start or grow a thriving arts business and to further their important work in their communities. 

Deadline: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

NEA Our Town Creative Placemaking Grant Program

Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, we support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into local strategies for strengthening communities. These projects require a partnership between a local government entity and nonprofit organization, one of which must be a cultural organization; and should engage in partnership with other sectors (such as agriculture and food, economic development, education and youth, environment and energy, health, housing, public safety, transportation, and workforce development). Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount.

Deadline: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Bennett Prize

The Bennett Prize, created in 2018, awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which will travel the country. The Prize will propel the careers of women painters who have not yet realized full professional recognition, empowering new artists and those who have painted for many years. The Prize will expand opportunities for the public, who may not be familiar with figurative realist painting, to learn more about the creative vision of talented women painters in this increasingly popular genre.

Deadline: 
Friday, October 16, 2020

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