The Westbeth Grants Page provides information on a selection of upcoming grants and fellowships in a variety of artistic fields. This page is updated periodically.
IPF Fellowship Aaron Siskind Foundation –
Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
The Aaron Siskind Foundation, established by preeminent photographer Aaron Siskind’s estate, is a resource for contemporary photographers. This award was established to support and encourage contemporary artists working in the photographic field.
- WHO: Any US artist over 21 years of age. Students not Eligible. Doctoral candidates considered on a case-by-case basis.
- FIELD: Work must be based on the idea of still-based photography, but can include digital imagery, installations, documentary projects and photo-generated print media.
- AMOUNT: Amount of grants vary; gifted up to $10,000.
- DEADLINE: Rolling deadline; May deadline for the following year’s Fellowship.
Awesome Foundation Grant
A micro-granting organization funding “awesome” ideas, The Awesome Foundation sets up local chapters around the world to provide rolling grants of $1000. to “awesome projects.” Each chapter defines what is “awesome” for their local community, but most include arts initiatives and public or social practice art projects. There are also a few worldwide grant chapters that give a pretty succinct summary: “We give no-strings-attached weekly grants to awesome initiatives which solve a problem, cultivate community, and spread joy.”
- WHO: Anyone is eligible for a grant — individuals, groups, and organizations may apply.
- FIELD: Any Field. Each chapter has their own requirements, most consider arts projects.
- AMOUNT: $1000.
- DEADLINE: Rolling—monthly grants offered; apply anytime.
- FINE PRINT: Grants not given for studio space or strictly salary or supplies. Needs to make the community more “awesome.” Think public works.
Clark Hulings Fund Business Accelerator Program
Established in memory of acclaimed painter Clark Hulings, The Clark Hulings Fund offers strategic business training and support to professional artists. Through this unique program, The Clark Hulings Fund helps artists better manage their business and tackle specific business obstacles, so that they can get a leg up on making a living through their artwork. The program gives access to business tools, PR outreach, networking events and many other opportunities, as well as mentoring and financial support.
- WHO: US citizens who have had their work exhibited or published professionally.
- FIELD: Painters, artists working on paper, and/or sculptors who employ traditional media; does not include photography, film, or video.
- AMOUNT: Up to $10,000.
- DEADLINE: Applications accepted September 2018.
- FINE PRINT: 20 artists selected receive full tuition to the Clark Hulings Fund Business Accelerator workshop course. Ten of those artists will receive up to $10,000 to carry out their business plan.
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
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. Since its start in 1985, the foundation has granted over 65 million dollars in award money to artists in over 77 countries. A competitive grant for artists with extensive exhibition records, this grant has a long list of impressive alumni.
- WHO: Mid-career professional artists with demonstrable financial need. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.
- FIELD: Painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmaking.
- AMOUNT: Awards range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending on need and circumstance.
- DEADLINE: Ongoing; apply anytime.
- FINE PRINT: Students, commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, and computer artists are not eligible.
HB Rehearsal Space Residencies
HB offers six two-month Rehearsal Space Residencies each year for the development of creative projects. This Residency is an opportunity for practicing theatre artists to collaborate on experimental projects, develop new work, and share workshop presentations among peers, for constructive critical feedback and mutual growth.
- WHO: Practicing theatre artists
- FIELD: Theatre
- WHAT: A two-month Rehearsal Space Residency
- DEADLINE: December 1, 2017
- NOTE: The residency’s focus is on rehearsal space and development, rather than production. HB Studio is not a producing organization; these presentations should not be construed as “showcases.”
Artslink Project Grant
Artslink is now entering it’s 19th cycle of exchanges, though the organization has been around for more than 50 years. Artslink promotes international citizen diplomacy through innovative arts projects. Grantees work on proposed projects that build relationships, share ideas and explore cultures. Want to take on an art project while building relationships between international communities and seeing the world? See if you qualify below, and give it a shot!
- WHO: US artists, curators, presenters and non-profit arts organizations. Students, administrators, critics, and amateur groups are not eligible to apply. Projects focusing solely on research and film/video post-production are not eligible.
- FIELD: Visual, media, performing, and literary artists eligible to apply.
- DEADLINE: for Performing arts and Literary arts: January 15, 2018, for 2019 awards.
- AMOUNT: Awards generally range from $2,500 to $10,000, depending on the project budget.
- FINE PRINT: Artists who propose solo exhibitions or performances can be supported by ArtsLink only if the exhibition or performance is a component of a more comprehensive proposed project.
- NOTE: This grant is not available for the 2017-2018 year.