Community Grants & Opportunities

Define American Immigrant Artist Fellowship – Define American
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Link: https://www.defineamerican.com/arts

Define American created this fellowship to support immigrant artists who engage their communities as they further develop their artistic practice and shape narratives of American identity. Selected artists receive a stipend and resources and gain national exposure as they work with community-based organizations, build their capacity as cultural change-makers and demonstrate how art can catalyze positive and lasting narrative change. Define American recognizes a broad definition of artist, including: painters, designers, writers, comedians, poets, actors, sculptors, filmmakers, interdisciplinary artists, etc. This program is uniquely suited to supporting artists who have a deep commitment to their local communities.

Applications Open for 2021 “Revolution” Thematic Residency – Santa Fe Art Institute
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Link: http://sfai.org/residency/thematic-residencies/revolution-residency/

SFAI welcomes Local, National, and International applicants of all backgrounds to apply to our International Thematic Residency Program. Our residency is open to all artistic disciplines and other creative practices including, but not limited to curation, design, architecture, and education. We strongly encourage applicants with interdisciplinary and non-traditional creative practices. Applications close April 1, 2020. Go to the link listed above for more details about our International Thematic Residency Program, eligibility, restrictions, housing and how to apply.

Challenge America – National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: April 9, 2020
Link: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description

The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Provide details about the underserved audience you select in your application using relevant statistics and anecdotal information. Proposals should detail the efforts made to reach the identified underserved population. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

Emergency Grants – Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Posted on: March 17, 2020
Link: https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants

Created in 1993 to further FCA’s mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who:

  • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
  • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

Emergency Relief Grant – The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Posted on: March 17, 2020
Link: https://pkf.org/our-grants/

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need. The Foundation’s mission is to aid individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships – Poetry Foundation
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Link: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/prizes-fellowship

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets in the U.S. through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry.

Nominations for Master-Apprentice Artist Program – Southwest Folklife Alliance
Nomination Deadline: May 1, 2020
Link: https://southwestfolklife.org/master-apprentice-artist-program/

The award is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Arizona Commission on the Arts. The award supports a master artist or tradition bearer who has identified a qualified apprentice (or group of apprentices) to engage in a teaching-learning relationship that includes one-on-one mentorship and hands-on experience. Our highest priority is to support apprentices to learn from master artists within their own cultural traditions. Funds can be used to help cover artist fees, offset costs of raw materials, and support any travel essential to the exchange.

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