Artists Grants and Resources

Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces grants to support choreographers, composers, playwrights, directors, visual artists and poets.

November 12, 2020
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
has created a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse one-time $2,000 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.Focused on providing support to choreographers, composers, playwrights, directors, visual artists, and poets. More info HERE

Oct 15, 2020
*Gottlieb Foundation announces new Senior Artists grant application
*Artist Relief Fund cycle VII. Deadline Oct 21, 2020

October 12, 2020
Gottlieb Foundation

Applications for the 2021 Individual Support Grant will be available in mid-October 2020. Deadline is February 26, 2021.
The annual application deadline for the 2021 Individual Support Grant application form is .
Please note that these grants are available only to mature individual visual artists. The Foundation defines maturity in this case as having worked for 20 years or more in a mature phase of art. More info at Gottlieb Foundation

October 1, 2020
Artist Relief
Applications are now open for Cycle VII for artists experiencing dire financial need. Deadline is Oct 21, 2020. More info HERE

YouTube Creator – Life in a Day
On July 25th, 2020, Ridley Scott and Academy Award® winner Kevin Macdonald invite you to be part of Life in a Day—a historic, global documentary capturing a single day on Earth. Videos from around the world will be woven into a YouTube Originals feature film, premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. More info: Life in a Day

Artists in a Covid Economy
Free on line workshops that investigate how artists can adapt with resilience and strength to the new parameters created by Covid. Presented by Creative Capital. Workshop dates are July 21, July 28, and August 4, 2020. More info:Creative Capital Calendar

The USPS Art Project is an artist collaboration project designed to help artists establish deeper connections while social distancing and help the struggling USPS at the same time.
More Info: USPS Art Project Facebook page

An Artist a Day
An Artist a Day… welcomes: visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, performance artists, architects and designers!
Live, online every day, the presenting artist is introduced by the host and may use 10 minutes to introduce themselves, their work, their process and workspaces. The time will then conclude with an open Q&A on ZOOM.
Sign up now. More info HERE

Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency.
Due to COVID-19 and the immense stress it has put on artists, Atlantic Center for the Arts has waived the application fee and will be offering FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to accepted artists who apply for aid and qualify for Residency #179 and #180

Deadline is June 30 for a residency #179 from Oct 11 – Oct 31 2020
Deadline is Sept 30 for a residency #180 from Feb 21 – March 13, 2121

Details and application: Atlantic Center for the Arts

Women figurative realist painters can apply to the Bennett Prize, which awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create a traveling solo exhibition. Applications are open through October 16. | Hyperallergic

The Flag Project at Rockefeller Center.
Open Call for artists to design one of the 192 iconic flags to celebrate NYC culture, energy and strength.
Deadline June 30, 2020
Info: https://www.rockefellercenter.com/flag-project/

The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts Grant will distribute one-time unrestricted cash grants of $2,000 each to freelance, contract, or non-salaried archivists, art handlers, artist/photographer’s assistants, cataloguers, database specialists, digital assets specialists, image scanners/digitizers, and registrars.
This emergency relief fund program will offer three rounds of applications: May 5-6, May 19-20, and

Cycle III June 2-3, 2020
Application Opens: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT
Application Closes: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT
Application Review: Thursday, June 4 – Sunday, June 14, 2020
Applicants Notified: Monday, June 15, 2020
Application info: NYFA Tri State Relief Fund

THE SHED in Manhattan is seeking proposals from NYC-based early-career artists for new works across all disciplines to be presented in 2021
Application dates:April 13–May 31, 2020

Hyperallergic is offering this monthly resource for artists and creatives to share their work and find new opportunities. The arts and culture sector has since been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, making grants and paid opportunities for independent artists and cultural organizations more important than ever.

Abrons Arts Center is accepting applications for its Visual Artist AIRspace Residency for NYC-based artists. Applications are due May 22. | Abrons Arts Center

Emerging and established writers can apply to the Arts Writers Grant Program for articles, books, and short-form writing. Selected applicants will receive grants between $15,000 and $50,000. The deadline is May 20. | Arts Writers

Artists 45 and under in the United States can apply to the Museum of Arts and Design’s Burke Prize for artists working with glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood. Applications are due May 31. | Hyperallergic

Co—Conspirator Press opened a call for unpublished manuscripts, around 4,000 to 5,000 words long, to be included in a published book. The deadline is May 31. | WWCW

Applications for the 2020 Dias Art Prize are open. | Dias Art Prize

Gumbo Magazine is accepting pitches across mediums (writing, comics, visual art, podcasts, etc.) for its upcoming digital zine in response to COVID-19, with the theme of Afrofuturism. Submissions are open through May 15. | Gumbo Media

Apply to the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship based in Washington, DC through May 15. | HA

Submit artwork to the Humble Art Foundation‘s online exhibition, Easy Spirit: New Photography On Walking. It will be co-curated by Jon Feinstein and Bryan Formhals and advised by Roula Seikaly. Applications are due May 15. | HAF

The Peace Studio is seeking submissions of visual, literary, performing, musical, and spiritual arts for its “100 Offerings of Peace” project through May 15. Selected applicants will receive $250. | Peace Studio

Photographers can submit to Vantage Point Sharjah 8 (VPS8), an annual initiative by the Sharjah Art Foundation. Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the Al Mureijah Art Spaces. The application deadline is May 16. | Sharjah Art Foundation

The Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) is seeking a Programs & Press Intern for the fall and winter. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. | WCCW

April 29, 2020
The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts Grant will distribute one-time unrestricted cash grants of $2,000 each to freelance, contract, or non-salaried archivists, art handlers, artist/photographer’s assistants, cataloguers, database specialists, digital assets specialists, image scanners/digitizers, and registrars.
This emergency relief fund program will offer three rounds of applications: May 5-6, May 19-20, and June 2-3.
Application info: NYFA Tri State Relief Fund

April 20, 2020

Job Opening: Visiting Professor of Studio Art at Stony Brook University
Pollack-Krasner Foundation announced that applications are now being accepted for the Charles C. Bergman Endowed Visiting Professorship of Studio Art at Stony Brook University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Application info: https://apply.interfolio.com/74950

April 15, 2020

The Arts Writers Grant Ranging from 15,000 USD to 50,000 USD, these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies, also art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles.
Writers are invited to apply in one of the following categories: Article; Book; Short-form writing.
Application Guidelines here: https://www.artswriters.org

Art Writing Workshop
In partnership with the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA), the Arts Writers Grant Program gives ten applicants the opportunity to strengthen their writing through consultations with leading art critics. For more information, visit our website.

Maurice Sendak Emergency Relief Fund for children’s picture book artists and writers. $2500.
Application period: April 15 – April 23, 2020
More info HERE

April 9, 2020
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
Apply here: https://www.artistrelief.org

April 7, 2020
Cultured Magazine list of grants and resources from a variety of sources.
https://www.culturedmag.com/emergency-grants-covid19/

Creative Capital list of grants available from a variety of sources.
https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/13/list-of-arts-resources-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

March 31, 2020

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation – (USA)
https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/individual-support-grant-1/

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund– (USA)
https://agmarelief.org/

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund – (USA)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4AazvLFVUNAgXoxqBqfZ7jJVkrMroa-CET6Vt6XygR-CaQ/formResponse

CERF+ – (USA)
https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/

Dramatists Guild Foundation – (USA
https://dgf.org/programs/grants/grants-for-writers/

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund – (USA)
https://equalsound.org/musicians-corona-relief-fund-application/

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants – (USA)
https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants

Jazz Foundation of America – (USA)
http://www.jazzfoundation.org/what-we-do/housing-and-emergency-assistance

Joan Mitchell Foundation – (USA)
http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants/emergency

MusiCares – (USA)
https://www.grammy.com/musicares

PEN America Writers Emergency Fund – (USA)
https://pen.org/writers-emergency-fund/

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants – (USA)
https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Rauschenberg-Emergency-Grants

Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund – (USA)
https://www.sweetrelief.org/covid-19-fund.html

The Actors Fund – (USA)
http://actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/entertainment-assistance-program

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