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A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to arts and cultural activities. Artists seeking financial support should also check with Grants for Individuals: Arts.


Web Sites

Note: Some listings are filed by surname.

22 Grants for Arts and Humanities
http://www.educationmoney.com/arts_humanities.html
EducationMoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Americans for the Arts
Emergency Relief Funds
http://www.artsusa.org/get_involved/emergency_relief_fund/default.asp
Note: not accepting applications for distributions at this time.
Established to provide timely financial assistance to victims of a major disaster for the purpose of helping them rebuild the arts in their community. Relief funds are distributed directly to local arts agencies. Local arts agencies may use relief funds to assist with their own recovery as well as to provide needed services and funding to local nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists. Relief funds are generated by Americans for the Arts and the charitable contributions of foundations, corporations, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals from across the country. Contributions to the Americans for the Arts Emergency Relief Fund are tax deductible. One hundred percent of all funds raised will be distributed to local arts agencies in disaster areas.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Art Center, Mt. Clemens, Michigan
http://www.theartcenter.org/
TAC is the Region 3 Minigrant Regranting Agency for the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs. Grants up to $4000 are distributed for arts and cultural projects in Macomb and St.Clair Counties.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

ArtReach of Mid Michigan (Mt. Pleasant)
http://www.artreachcenter.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Arts Alliance of the Ann Arbor Area (A5)
http://a3arts.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=92&Itemid=59
A5 has been designated by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs to regrant state arts funds for cultural projects taking place in Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw Counties.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Arts and Culture RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker. Covers both nonprofit and academic funding opportunities.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
http://www.kazooart.org/
Founded in 1966, the Arts Council exists to support, promote and fund the arts in Kalamazoo County.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Grant Information
http://www.lansingarts.org/
Describes (1) Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Regional Minigrant, (2) Ingham County Hotel/Motel Tax Funds for Arts and Tourism, and (3) City of Lansing General Funds Minigrant. Grant programs are described under Resources.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Arts Grants Available through the State of Michigan, try the Michigan Electronic Grants Administration and Management System Portal (EGrAMS).

Arts Grants Available from the U.S. Government
Posted on Grants.gov
http://grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=CATSEARCH&fundActivity=AR
Some of the most current grant opportunities posted by the federal government.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

ArtServe Michigan
http://www.artservemichigan.org/
Cultivating the creative potential of Michigan’s arts and cultural sector to enhance the health and well-being of Michigan, its people and communities.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Barnes and Noble Corporate Contributions Program
http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/Sponsorship_main.html
Barnes and Noble Corporate Contributions Program supports nonprofit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts, and education (K-12) in the communities where company stores are located. Funded organizations must be willing to work with the local stores on in-store programming. Limited support is also provided for national nonprofit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts or K-12 education. Requests are accepted throughout the year. Local and regional organizations should submit proposals to the community relations manager or store manager at the local Barnes & Noble store.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Calhoun County Arts Council
http://www.artsandindustrycouncil.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Calumet Art Center
http://calumetartcenter.com/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

(Harry) Chapin Foundation
http://www.harrychapinfoundation.org/
We will fund only 501(c)(3) not for profit programs that operate in the United States that fall within the areas of:
•Community Education Programs
•Arts-In-Education Programs
•Agricultural and Environmental Programs
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Chelsea Center for the Arts
http://www.chelseacenterforthearts.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Cheybogan Opera House Mini-Grant Applications
http://www.theoperahouse.org/grants.php
The Mini-Grant Program is a grants-giving partnership financed by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and administered by regional regranting agencies. Mini-grants provide up to $4,000 for locally developed, high quality arts projects, which are special opportunities to address local arts needs and increase public access to the arts. Mini-grants support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects which preserve, produce, or present the traditional or contemporary arts.
The Cheboygan Area Arts Council is responsible for awarding Mini-Grants on a matching basis to any non-profit organization, including, but not limited to, service organizations, arts organizations, parks and recreation organizations, professional associations, public and non-public schools, libraries, cities, townships and villages within Region 9 which includes the following seven counties: Alpena, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet. Montmorency, Otsego, and Presque Isle. Four of these counties are designated as “underserved” or as areas in which there is minimal exposure to the arts.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

City of Detroit
Department of Arts and Grants
MiniGrants Program
http://www.detroitmi.gov/DepartmentsandAgencies/ArtsGrants/GrantInfoMiniGrants.aspx
The Minigrant program is a partnership between the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan. This program awards grants up to $4,000 three times annually to selected non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Wayne County. The Minigrant program is open to all non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Wayne County.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits-Humanities.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

City of Marquette Arts and Culture
http://www.mqtcty.org/arts.html
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Copper Country Community Arts Council (Hancock)
http://www.coppercountryarts.com/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Crooked Tree Arts Center (Petoskey)
http://www.crookedtree.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

CultureSource
Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan
http://www.culturalalliancesemi.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Dearborn Community Arts Council
http://www.dcacarts.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Downriver Council for the Arts (Wyandotte)
http://www.downriverarts.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

(Doris) Duke Charitable Foundation
http://www.ddcf.org
This foundation strives to improve the quality of people's lives by preserving natural environments, seeking cures for diseases, nurturing the arts, and helping to protect children from abuse and neglect. The Foundation welcomes two-page letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations working in the Foundation's areas of interest. There is no deadline for letters of inquiry. For more information, call Joan Spero at 212-974-7000.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Fund for National Projects
http://www.ddcf.org/Programs/Arts/Initiatives--Strategies/National-Sector-Building/Fund-for-National-Projects
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Grants of up to $200,000 each will support projects that strengthen the infrastructure of professional dance, jazz, and/or theater at nonprofits or improve conditions of performing artists in these fields. Grants will not support projects by single performing arts entities; individually produced performances; regranting programs; arts education; capital projects; production costs; translations or commissions of new works; and endowments. Grants cannot exceed 40 percent of a project's costs.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Ford Foundation
http://www.fordfound.org/
For more than forty years, the Ford Foundation has supported nonprofit arts institutions in America by helping to create and sustain strong, independent arts organizations and fostering international creative partnerships. The foundation's New Directions/New Donors for the Arts program is a $42.5 million initiative that seeks to strengthen the financial base of twenty-eight arts institutions in a range of disciplines by stimulating fundraising campaigns to attract individual donor support.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Fractured Atlas
http://www.fracturedatlas.org/
A non-profit organization that helps artists with sponsorships and other business services. Membership is required.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Frankfort Art Center
http://www.crystallakeartcenter.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Funds for Writers
http://www.fundsforwriters.com/
Provides information on grants, awards, fellowships, contests, jobs, and partnerships for writers making a living through their passion for words.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Writing
(Last checked 06/08/14)

FundsNet : Arts and Culture Grants
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/searchresult/1/Arts-&-Culture-Grants.html
A collection of web links by FundsNet.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Getty Trust (J. Paul)
http://www.getty.edu
The Los Angeles-based J. Paul Getty Trust provides support to institutions and individuals throughout the world for projects that promote the understanding of art and its history. The Trust provides support in three primary areas — research, conservation, and leadership and professional development — and also works to develop strategic partnerships that relate to the broader context of its mission.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Glen Arbor Arts Council
http://www.glenarborart.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Arts and Culture
http://grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=CATSEARCH&fundActivity=AR
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Greater Flint Arts Council
http://www.greaterflintartscouncil.org/
GFAC helps artists and non-profit organizations from Genesee and Lapeer Counties secure funds for arts projects. GFAC meets the funding challenge through regional regranting programs, fundraising workshops, and information and consultancies.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Hearst Foundations (William Randolph)
http://hearstfdn.org/
The William Randolph Hearst Foundations support programs that enrich the lives of young people by engaging them in cultural activities, primarily through arts-in-education programs. Grants are awarded to major institutions and community-based organizations in the arts and sciences that address the lack of arts programming in pre-K-12 curricula by providing comprehensive on-site and outreach educational activities.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Henry Luce Foundation, see Luce Foundation

Henson Foundation Puppet Theater Grants
http://www.hensonfoundation.org/
Deadline: June 1 (Letter of Intent)
The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. Awards can only be made to IRS tax-exempt organizations. Individual artists are encouraged to apply using a fiscal sponsor.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

(William and Flora) Hewlett Foundation
http://www.hewlett.org/
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's performing arts program awards grants to professional dance, music, opera/musical theater, and theater companies as well as organizations that present the performing arts, with a focus on long-term artistic development and managerial stability achieved primarily through a strategy of multi-year general operating support to organizations that operate without incurring annual deficits.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Holland Area Arts Council
http://www.hollandarts.org/
As a regranting agency for the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, HAAC distributes arts funding to non-profit groups throughout Allegan, Oceana, Ottawa, Mason, and Muskegon counties. If your organization has an idea for an arts program, please contact Helen Zeerip for more information.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

J. Paul Getty Trust, see Getty Trust

Jim Henson Foundation, see Henson Foundation

Judith Rothschild Foundation, see Rothschild

Kickstarter : A New Way to Fund and Follow Creativity
http://www.kickstarter.com/
A funding platform for artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs. Post a description of a project you want funded, how much money you need, and a deadline. If enough people pledge the money that you need, everyone is billed. For funding goals that aren't reached, no one is charged. Since its inception in April 2009, more than 1,000 projects have been funded. Not a grant program! If anyone has used this program successfully, send a note to the web page editor.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

LEF Foundation
http://www.lef-foundation.org/
is a private foundation that supports the creation and presentation of contemporary work in the fields of visual art, performing art, new media, literary art, architecture and design.
Geographic focus: New England and California.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Lowell Area Arts Council
http://www.lowellartscouncil.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

(Henry) Luce Foundation
http://www.hluce.org/
The New York-based Henry Luce Foundation's American Art Program focuses on the American fine and decorative arts and is committed to scholarship and the overall enhancement of this field. American art includes art related to the American experience in the United States; specifically, scholarly study of American painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative arts, photography, and architecture. The program is limited to the visual arts, and does not include grants for film or broadcast media.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Ludington Area Center for the Arts
http://www.ludingtonartscouncil.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

McGregor Fund
Arts and Cultural Grants
http://www.mcgregorfund.org/html/4_0_application.htm#artsandculture
Provides support for selected arts and cultural organizations which contribute significantly to the well- being of residents of southeastern Michigan. Generally, requests will be considered from the following types of institutions: 1. Larger arts and cultural institutions that provide high quality programming on the basis of their collections and exhibitions, repertoires and performances, curatorial or programming expertise, and original contributions to their respective fields. Such organizations draw large numbers of patrons from throughout the metropolitan Detroit area, enjoy a national reputation for excellence and demonstrate a significant commitment to community outreach and education. 2. Arts and cultural organizations that provide both performance and audience opportunities of exceptional quality specifically for the region's youth and particularly for youth from low-income households. 3. Other area arts and cultural organizations that significantly contribute to the well-being of residents of southeastern Michigan. Support will generally be limited to occasional projects that significantly improve an organization's level of artistic or cultural excellence or enhance its capacity to reach a more broad and diverse audience.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Arts and Cultural Resources
http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Arts/Resources/
A directory of arts and cultural resources, including various arts councils around the state.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Michigan Grants Available List (MiGAL)
http://megs.mde.state.mi.us/megsweb/grantsAvailable.aspx
Provides current notices on federal, state, private, and other funding grant resources.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Michigan Humanities Council
Grant Opportunities
http://www.michiganhumanities.org/
Michigan Humanities Council grants emphasize collaboration among cultural, educational, and community-based organizations and institutions to serve the people of Michigan with public humanities programming. These grants play a vital role in defining our culture, our state, our community, and ourselves. Organizations are encouraged to explore and retrace our histories, roles in societies, advancements and changes, meaning in self-expression and fulfillment, commonalities and differences. Grant opportunities include:
(1) Major Grants (Up to $15,000)
(2) Quick Grants (up to $500) and Planning Grants (up to $1,000)
(3) Arts & Humanities Touring Program Grants (up to 35% of expenses or $3,000)
(4) Transportation Grants
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Money for Writers, see Grants for Individuals: Writing

The Multi-Arts Production Fund
http://www.mapfund.org/
Eligibility: The MAP Fund accepts applications from US-based nonprofit organizations that have been in existence for at least 2 years. Proposed projects must be for a new work that has not been previously produced, except in developmental workshops. New work may include the use of classical or pre-existing texts if the artist demonstrates how the approach is innovative, and if the creators have secured the necessary rights for the use of such texts. Activities that have been supported through the program include commissioning of artists, research and development, artist residencies, and the costs associated with the production of new work. Lead Artists may not receive support for more than one project per funding cycle. Proposals that include a Lead Artist who is featured on another application may be determined ineligible. Lead Artists must be featured on the application form and provide a signed artist statement. Lead Artists must show a minimum 2-year history of producing or performing at a professional level.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Music Performance Fund
http://www.musicpf.org/
MPF supports programs which are often the only source of live music in the communities in which they take place. MPF is the largest single sponsor of live music in the world. A main objective of the Fund in recent years has been support of music education in the schools. As federal, state and municipal funding for music education in public schools has declined, MPF has increased its commitment to filling the void. Repeated studies have shown that exposure to music enhances a child's ability to read and learn. It has been shown to improve vocabulary, concentration, enhance problem solving skills and study habits, and encourage cooperation. At present, 25% of our available funds are earmarked for in-school programs.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
http://www.nasaa-arts.org/
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Each of the 56 states and jurisdictions has created an agency to support excellence in and access to the arts. Although not a funding agency, NASAA does provide lots of information about art funding across the United States.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants Page
http://arts.gov/grants/
These links take you to the guidelines for our grantmaking categories and requests for proposals, and to information on awards administration for those who have already received a grant or cooperative agreement. Also provides detailed information on deadlines, eligibility, review criteria and how to apply. Since the National Endowment for the Arts also offers fellowships for artists, It is also listed under Grants for Individuals.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

National Film Preservation Foundation
http://www.filmpreservation.org/nfpf-grants
The National Film Preservation Foundation invites applications for its federally funded Preservation Grants. These cash grants will be awarded to nonprofit and public archives for laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically significant film materials. Most preservation awards will average in value from $3,000 to $5,000.
Also listed under Historic Preservation.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/
Makes grants to state and local archives, colleges and universities, libraries, historical societies, and other nonprofit organizations in the U.S.to help identify, preserve, and provide public access to records, photographs, and other materials that document American history.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities; Historic Preservation; Humanities.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

National Park Service
Heritage Preservation Services
http://www.nps.gov/history/grants.htm
The Heritage Preservation Services programs of the National Park Service provides a number of funding programs for historical preservation projects. Be sure to check out the Battlefield Grants, Save America's Treasures Grants, and the Tribal Heritage Grants.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities; Historic Preservation.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Newaygo County Council for the Arts
http://www.ncca-artsplace.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

NYFA Source
http://source.nyfa.org/content/search/search.aspx?SA=1
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) provides artists, arts organizations, and the general public free online access to the all-new NYFA Source, the nation's most extensive databank of grants, residencies, publications, and sources of information and assistance for artists of all disciplines. NYFA Source identifies more than 2,700 awards programs, 2,100 services and 800 publications for artists in the dance, music, folk/traditional, theater, performance art, visual, design, media and literary arts - from the Conrad Cantzen Shoe Fund of The Actors Fund of America (granting a new pair of shoes to unemployed actors going on auditions) to the MacArthur Fellowship Program (multi-year awards reaching $500,000). An easy-to-use search engine will allow users to narrow queries by discipline, location, gender, age group, application deadline, and more. Searches can be as general - cash grants for dancers (239 opportunities yielded) - or specific - female ballet choreographer who must reside in Minnesota (1 opportunity yielded) - as desired. In addition to the web site, artists may receive personal assistance by calling 1-800-232-2789 (1-5:00 p.m., EST, Mon-Fri) or e-mail their requests to visual@nyfa.org or performing@nyfa.org.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Plymouth Community Arts Council
http://www.plymoutharts.com/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

The Pollination Project Foundation
http://www.thepollinationproject.org
The Pollination Project makes seed grants of $1,000 each to social entrepreneurs with a practical vision for doing good in the world. The organizations will make one grant every day for a year for projects in the environment, justice, human rights, arts and culture, animal rights and welfare, and community health and wellness. Grants will not support established organizations or corporations; grantees' time or services; projects that have already raised over $10,000 since inception; scholarships and training fees; and projects where the primary benefit is to the grantee or to any one individual.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
http://www.pcah.gov/
The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities has funding opportunities focusing on programs in youth arts and humanities learning; preservation and conservation; special events; and expansion of international cultural relations.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

The Puffin Foundation
http://www.puffinfoundation.org/
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. Grants usually range from $1,000 to $2,500.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Rockefeller Foundation
Multi-Arts Production Fund
http://www.mapfund.org/
In 1988, the Rockefeller Foundation developed the Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund to encourage proposals in the performing arts that reflected the boldest and most creative approaches to new work in contemporary art. The MAP Fund has supported 489 projects with a total of $11.3 million. In 2001 the MAP Fund awarded grants in amounts ranging from $15,000 to $35,000 to 47 projects involving artists and organizations of high artistic merit exploring the dynamics of contemporary culture by giving voice to the full range of a demographically diverse society. (See MAP Fund awards listing.) Applications are invited from professional artists and arts organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the creation of new work.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

(Judith) Rothschild Foundation
1110 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10128
Telephone (212) 831-4114
Deadline: Between April 15 and September 15 of each year.
Makes grants to present, preserve and interpret work of the highest aesthetic merit by lesser-known American artists who have died after September 12, 1976. The primary emphasis is to promote the public awareness of the scope of the artist’s achievements as well as direct aesthetic experience of their work. The foundation supports the organization of exhibitions, acquisition of works of art for public display and study in museums and galleries, public programs, films or videos; preparation of publications; scholarship and criticism; conservation and preservation. Grants range from $7,500 to $35,000.

Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission
http://www.artsaginaw.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Shubert Foundation
http://www.shubertfoundation.org/default.asp
The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation provides general operating support to nonprofit, professional resident theatre and dance companies.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

State and Regional Arts Commissions
http://arts.gov/partners/state-regional
Often have funding available for individual artists as well as art organizations.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Target Community Support
https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants
To apply for a grant for your school or organization, visit your local Target store and pick up a grant guidelines brochure.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits : Education
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Theatre Communications Groups
Grants to Institutions
http://www.tcg.org/grants/institution.cfm
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Theatre Without Borders
Funding Opportunities
http://www.theatrewithoutborders.com/node/65#Funding_Organizations,br> (Last checked 06/08/14)

Top 50 FC 1000 Foundations Awarding Grants to Recipients in Michigan, for Arts and Culture, 2011
http://data.foundationcenter.org/#/fc1000/subject:arts/state:MI/top:foundations/list/2011
Source: Foundation Stats, 2013, courtesy of the Foundation Center.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Wallace Foundation Arts Programs
http://www.wallacefoundation.org/GrantsPrograms/
For well over a decade, The Wallace Foundation has invested in leading cultural groups across the country that are working to make the arts an active part of people's everyday lives. These theaters, museums, dance companies, community art schools and centers have in common a twin commitment to artistic excellence and service to people. Through their artistic programs, business practices and public efforts, these exemplary institutions are demonstrating that excellence need not mean exclusion, and that the wealth of the arts can be multiplied through the shared experience of participation. The successes and failures of these groups can, if well documented, provide valuable insights that other arts organizations, funders and supporters can put to practical use in improving the quality, access and health of the arts.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (Andy)
http://www.warholfoundation.org/grant/arts.html
A new three-year program of grants to nonprofit art publications and individual art critics. Called the Andy Warhol Arts Writing Initiative, its self-described aim is to "promote critical discourse that is both rigorous and accessible, foster innovation in arts writing and nurture connections between art and the public." The foundation has committed $3 million to the program, half to be given to art publications and half to art critics. The assistance to the publications will be designed to increase audiences, stabilize business practices and explore new forms of publishing. The grants to individual writers--expected to run between $3,000 and $50,000--will cover everything from essays and book projects to text-based experiments in new media. The art publications grants will be administered by the Warhol Foundation, while the critic grants will be handled by the Creative Capital Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit devoted to supporting artists. Application information for both areas is available on the Warhol Foundation Web site.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (Andy)
http://www.warholfoundation.org/grant/overview.html
Deadline: March 1, 2011
The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists’ organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogs, and other organizational activities directly related to these areas. Grants are also made for scholarly exhibitions at museums, curatorial research, visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations, artist residencies and commissions, arts writing, and efforts to promote the health, welfare, and first amendment rights of artists. The program also supports the creation of new work through re-granting initiatives and artist-in-residence programs. The work of choreographers and performing artists occasionally is funded when the visual arts are an inherent part of a production. Application instructions are available on the Web site.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, see Hewlett Foundation

William Bonifas Fine Arts Center (Escanaba)
http://www.bonifasarts.org/
(Last checked 06/08/14)

William Randolph Hearst Foundations, see Hearst Foundations


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

BEFORE AND AFTER DISASTERS : FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/DisasterRecovery.pdf
This PDF document from September 2005 "is designed to help archives, arts centers, libraries, museums, historical societies, and historic sites find resources" for "developing disaster plans, providing staff training, and protecting their collections." The report "includes ... information for 15 federal grant and loan programs and covers sources of federal assistance for preparedness, mitigation, and response, ... [and] recovery." Also provides information about sample projects. From the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
(Last checked 06/08/14)

THE BIG BOOK OF MUSEUM GRANT MONEY. Prepared by the Taft Group for the American Association of Museums. Rockville, Md. : The Taft Group, 1995. 1896pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center AM122 .B58 1995.
Provides detailed descriptive profiles of 3,326 philanthropic programs in the United States--programs associated with private foundations, corporate foundations, and corporate direct givers. All of the funders in this directory have either made grants to museums/galleries, botanical gardens/parks, zoos/aquariums, or science museums within the last several reporting periods or have listed these organizations as typical recipient categories on questionnaires.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities.

CULTURAL DIRECTORY II : FEDERAL FUNDS AND SERVICES FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES. Linda C. Coe, Rebecca Denney, and Anne Rogers. Federal Councils on the Arts and the Humanities. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980. No pagination. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center NX735 f.F42 1980
Describes more than 300 federal programs that support cultural activities in the arts and humanities.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities; Humanities.

DIRECTORY OF MATCHING GIFT PROGRAMS FOR THE ARTS. New York, N.Y. : Business Committee for the Arts, Inc., 1984. 152pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center NX710 .B8 1984
Lists 255 different opportunities.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities.

FUNDING SOURCES FOR CULTURAL FACILITIES : PRIVATE AND FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS. Linda C. Coe. Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission, 1980. 72pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center PN1586 .C63 1980
Identifies 135 foundations and 21 major federal programs.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities.

GUIDE TO CORPORATE GIVING IN THE ARTS 4. Robert A. Porter, ed. New York, N.Y. : American Council for the Arts, 1987. 4th edition, 481pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center NX711 F.U5 G84 1987
Profiles 505 corporations, 161 for the first time, that make grants to the arts. In addition, it also lists sources of non-cash support, such as facilities, services, supplies and technical assistance. A second and third edition are also available for historical comparisons.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities.

GUIDE TO GETTING ARTS GRANTS (BOOK)
New York : Allworth Press, c2006. 261pp.
This expert guide, written by an insider who has been on both the grant-making and the grant-writing side of the arts, shows readers how to assess their personal strengths and set goals to achieve optimal results: money to make art. Hands-on-examples are provided for every situation: from creating artists' statements to writing letters, fellowship applications, and arts-organization applications, to being ready for that all-important site visit. Online resources, tips on portfolio and personal prep, and information about the inner workings of boards and how to handle the yes, the no, and the maybe, make this ultimate, complete guide to getting that arts grant.

HOW TO GET GRANTS TO MAKE FILMS AND VIDEO : A GUIDE TO MEDIA GRANTS. Steve Penny. Santa Barbara, Ca. : Film Grants Research, 1978. 128pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center PN1993.5 .U6 P46
A guide to 155 foundation and public grant programs that provide funding for film and video projects. Also provides tips on contacting these organizations and proposal writing.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities.

INFORMATION RESOURCES IN THE ARTS : A DIRECTORY. Lloyd W. Shipley. Washington, D.C. : National Referral Center, Library of Congress, 1986. 161pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center NX110 .S48 1986
Lists various organizations, both public and private, that provide funding and artistic support for arts projects.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities.

MICHIGAN ARTS RESOURCE GUIDE. Kimberly R. Admas, Marilyn L. Wheaton, and Chris Van Antwerp. Detroit, MI : Arts Foundation of Michigan, 1990. 114pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center NX110 F.A3 1990
A publication of resources for arts administrators, artists and others working in the performing, visual, and literary arts. Includes a section on funding sources; fellowships / internships / apprenticeships, etc.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities.

MONEY FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE IN THE ARTS. Jane M. Gullong and Noreen Tomassi, eds. New York, N.Y. : American Council for the Arts, 1992. 124pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center NX398 .G85 1992
Individual artists and art organizations interested in international exchange will want this handy directory for gaining greater access to the "global village". The directory includes grants, fellowships, and awards for travel and work abroad; support and technical assistance for international touring and exchange; international artists' residences; programs that support artists' professional development; and more. Also available in the Fine Arts Library.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities.

NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF ARTS AND EDUCATION SUPPORT BY BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. Nancy A. Fandel, ed. Des Moines, Iowa : Arts Letter, 1988. 3rd edition, 150pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center NX711 .U5 F36 1988
Lists over 600 businesses and corporations which support non-profit arts organizations and educational institutions, and for the first time those who support individual artists directly.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities; Education.

NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF GRANTS AND AID TO INDIVIDUALS IN THE ARTS, INTERNATIONAL. Nancy A. Fandel and editors of the Washington International Arts Letter. Des Moines, Iowa : Allied Business Consultants, 1993. 280pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center NX398 .G7 Ed.8
Provides brief descriptions of grants, prizes, and awards for professional work in the U.S. and abroad. Includes information about universities and schools with special aid to students, primary government sources, and artists retreats and residency programs.
Listed under Arts and Cultural Activities

NATIONAL GUIDE TO FUNDING IN ARTS AND CULTURE. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center NX396.6 .N385
The eighth edition provides essential information on over 9,600 foundations, corporate direct giving programs, and public charities with a demonstrated interest in the field. Each year these grantmakers award millions of dollars to theaters, museums, archaeology projects, orchestras, dance groups, and a variety of other arts and culture-related programs. Grantmaker portraits feature financial data, giving priorities, application procedures, key officials, as well as contact names and addresses. Descriptions of 16,500+ recently awarded grants give you special insight into foundation funding priorities. A range of indexes will help you find the funders that support your subject field, award grants in your geographic area, and make the type of grant you need. Keep latest three editions --2000, 2002, and 2004--in Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center.

 

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