Community Grants & Opportunities
Media Projects: Production Grants – National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: August 12, 2020
The Media Projects: Production Grants program supports the production and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection.
Media Projects: Development Grants – National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: August 12, 2020
The Media Projects: Development Grants program supports the collaboration of media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Awards should result in a script (for documentary film or television programs) or a detailed treatment (for radio programs or podcasts) and may also yield a plan for outreach and public engagement. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection.
“Public Art 101” Virtual Workshops – City of Phoenix Arts and Culture Office
Date of Sessions: August 13/20/27, 2020
Join these free online workshops to learn how to apply for and create City of Phoenix public art projects and for insight into the public art process. The sessions are geared toward artists who have never done a city public art project. They will offer a step-by-step overview of the application, contracting, design and fabrication process. The events will be live, featuring a 20-minute presentation and 30 minutes for questions and answers. This event is open to the public – but you must register. Once registered, you will receive log-in information to attend your event(s).
Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design – American for the Arts
Deadline: August 14, 2020
The Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design program celebrates and highlights the work of individuals who support, develop, and manage the incorporation of art into the design of places and spaces across the United States. Designed to empower all stakeholders in the public art process and to create a powerful platform to develop greater national visibility and appreciation of the unique role that the arts play in shaping our experience of the built environment, the Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design program – which bears the names of internationally recognized philanthropists, Jorge M. Pérez and his wife, Darlene Boytell-Pérez – includes an annual prize that will be awarded on a rotating basis to an artist, public art administrator, or representative from the civic design field. The goal of the Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design is to celebrate one unique person for their locally implemented contributions that support community development through the integration of art into the built environment.
Visual Arts Grants – Robert Lehman Foundation
Deadline: September 15, 2020
The Robert Lehman Foundation operates exclusively in the field of the visual arts. Grants are made to leaders in the field of the visual arts as well as innovative newcomers – museums, arts organizations, educational institutions and other cultural organizations – with the goal of enhancing the role of the visual arts within American and world culture. The Foundation supports museum exhibitions, art education programs, scholarly publications and art history lectureships that complement the strengths of the Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and advance the goal of identifying the Foundation with serious scholarly endeavors. The art education programs we support share the goal of providing art education to underserved communities that have insufficient access to any type of arts learning, This stems from the Foundation’s strong belief that access to the arts improves the lives of people and communities.