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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.

"Local Arts Agencies are like snowflakes; no two are exactly alike. Each has its own strengths and challenges. Some are well funded Departments of Cultural Affairs. Some are small organizations with a shoe string budget. The rest fall somewhere in between. What this means is we have to fundraise to deliver our programs and services and partner as often as possible. Both require patience, flexibility, and an innovative mindset to extend our reach into the community." -- Marc Folk, "Local Arts Agencies are like Snowflakes", ARTSblog

Major Resources

Americans for the Arts
While Americans for the Arts is not a grantmaking organization, we do offer our members the tools, professional development, and programming that will prepare them and their communities to access and better qualify for funding opportunities. Also listed under Affinity Groups.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Arts and Culture RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
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. Tend to be major national funding opportunities.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

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
Some of the most current grant opportunities posted by the federal government. Note: choose arts as a category to refine the search.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
Provides an annual listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. For ongoing announcements, see Grants.gov
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Crowdfunding is a way to raise funds for a specific cause or project by asking a large number of people to donate money, usually in small amounts, and usually during a relatively short period of time, such as a few months. Crowdfunding is done online, often with social networks, which make easy for supporters to share a cause or project cause with their social networks. Organizations, businesses, and individuals alike can use crowdfunding for any type of project, for example: charitable cause; creative project; business startup; school tuition; or personal expenses.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Fractured Atlas
Fractured Atlas empowers artists to succeed as entrepreneurs. We create products, services, and systems that help with the business aspects of working in the arts. Fractured Atlas also helps artists and arts organizations raise money through grants and tax-deductible donations. Membership is required.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

GrantSpace Arts and Culture Portal
Watch videos or listen to podcasts from natinal experts, reads RFPs, get answers to basic questions, view sample proposals, read foundation funded reports on arts topics, review facts and figures, see new job postings, follow breaking news, funder tweets, live chat, and more. Courtesy of the Foundation Center.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; encouraging new, creative and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding. A key conduit for arts and cultural information, MCACA is also a source of arts and culture grant funding. Provides a directory of arts and cultural resources, including regional minigrant funders and arts councils around the state.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Michigan Humanities Council
Grant Opportunities
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 11/23/15)

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants Page
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.
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Sustain Arts and Sustain Arts/SE Michigan
Sustain Arts is an unprecedented effort to connect knowledge and networks in order to build the collective capacity of arts and culture in America, one region at a time. A project of the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University, in partnership with the Foundation Center and Fractured Atlas, Sustain Arts equips communities with meaningful data, answering critical questions like: Where are arts and cultural organizations located? Who participates in them? From where does funding come? And how do they maintain relevancy over time? Organizations, artists, private foundations, and public agencies access these answers through the Sustain Arts intuitive online platform. By combining innovative technology and on-the-ground capacity building, the project arms stakeholders with resources to assist in data-driven decision making, strategic collaborations, and effective community engagement....Sustain Arts is grounded in the belief that a healthy cultural sector is essential to any vibrant ecosystem. Beginning in Detroit and the Bay Area, Sustain Arts will engage a total of six regions over the next three years, laying the groundwork for regional and national cultural policy conversations. For more information about the Detroit Metropolitan Area visit the interactive portal, Sustain Arts/SE Michigan. Check out the various options for maximum insights. If you desire, select an artistic discipline to view information on participation and funding in Southeast Michigan, but note multiple tables are available for each category:
* All Disciplines
* Dance
* Film & Electronic Media
* Literary Arts
* Music
* Humanities
* Theatre
* Visual Arts
Sustain Arts has also released a print report called Sustain Arts/SE Michigan : A Portrait of the Cultural Ecosystem, Foundation Center, 2014.
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Top 50 FC 1000 Foundations Awarding Grants to Recipients in Michigan, for Arts and Culture, 2011
Source: Foundation Stats, 2013, courtesy of the Foundation Center.
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Top 50 FC 1000 Foundations Awarding Grants to Recipients in Michigan, for Arts and Culture, 2012
Source: Foundation Stats, 2014, courtesy of the Foundation Center.
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Web Sites

Note: Some listings are filed by surname.

ArtReach of Mid Michigan (Mt. Pleasant)
Offers scholarships and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) MiniGrants.
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Arts Alliance of the Ann Arbor Area (A5)
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 11/23/15)

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
Founded in 1966, the Arts Council exists to support, promote and fund the arts in Kalamazoo County. Offers Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) MiniGrants.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Grant Information
Explore this website to find out informaation about Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs minigrants and other sources of local funding.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Barnes and Noble Corporate Contributions Program
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 11/23/15)

Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission (Escanaba)
The MCACA Art Minigrant program is a grants-giving partnership funded by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and administered locally by CUPPAD. There are 10 regional regranting agencies throughout the state; CUPPAD administers the program within the central Upper Peninsula covering Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee and Schoolcraft Counties.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

(Harry) Chapin Foundation
We will fund only 501(c)(3) not for profit programs that operate in the United States that fall within the areas of:
(1) Community Education Programs
(2) Arts-In-Education Programs
(3) Agricultural and Environmental Programs
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Cheybogan Opera House Mini-Grant Applications
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 11/23/15)

City of Detroit
Detroit Recreation Department (Northwest Activity Center)
Offers Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) MiniGrants to nonprofits in Wayne County.
Note: Sent an email to MCACA asking for working url.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Copper Country Community Arts Council (Hancock)
The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the region thirteen administrator for the Regional Re-granting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The CCCAC facilitates funding opportunities for arts projects in the six counties of the Western Upper Peninsula; Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, Ontonagon, Gogebic and Iron. Minigrants provide up to $4,000 for locally developed, high quality arts projects, which provide special opportunities to address local arts needs and increase public access to the arts. Minigrants support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects, which preserve, produce or present traditional and contemporary arts.
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Formerly called ArtServe Michigan, this organizations cultivates the creative potential of Michigan's arts and cultural sector to enhance the health and well-being of Michigan, its people and communities.
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CreativeMany Community Supported Art
Community Supported Art (CSA) is an exciting new model of investment that supports artists in the creation of new work, while establishing relationships with local collectors and patrons. CSA is modeled after the Community Supported Agriculture concept that, over the past 20 years, has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from neighboring farms. Piloted in Detroit with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Springboard for the Arts, Creative Many's CSA program is ready for action in your community. For more information about this program, contact Ashlee Arder, Programs Coordinator, at ashlee@creativemany.org
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Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan
Offer MCACA Retention and Engagement Grants as well as Michigan Humanities Council grants workshops.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Downriver Council for the Arts (Wyandotte)
The activities of the DCA are supported by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Offer scholarships.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

(Doris) Duke Charitable Foundation
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 11/23/15)

Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning & Development Commission (Sault Sainte. Marie)
Provides Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) minigrants up to $4,000 to be used for art and cultural events in your community.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Ford Foundation
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 11/23/15)

FundsNet : Arts and Culture Grants
A collection of web links by FundsNet.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Getty Trust (J. Paul)
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 11/23/15)

Greater Flint Arts Council
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 11/23/15)

Hearst Foundations (William Randolph)
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.
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Henson Foundation Puppet Theater Grants
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.
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(William and Flora) Hewlett Foundation
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.
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Holland Area Arts Council
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 11/23/15)

Huron County Economic Development Corporation (Bad Axe)
Provides Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) minigrants up to $4,000 to be used for art and cultural events in your community.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Kickstarter : A New Way to Fund and Follow Creativity
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.
Note: See crowdfunding link in first section for other crowdfunding sources.
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LEF Foundation
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.
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Lowell Arts
Offers MCACA minigrants as well as student scholarships.
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(Henry) Luce Foundation
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 11/23/15)

McGregor Fund
Arts and Cultural Grants
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.
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The Multi-Arts Production Fund
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.
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Music Performance Fund
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.
Note : Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Music.
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National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
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.
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NorthSky Nonprofit Network (Traverse City)
In addition to administering Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) minigrants for local projects and professional development, the NorthSky Nonprofit Network hosts fundng and nonprofit workshops on a regular basis.
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The Pollination Project Foundation
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.
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The Puffin Foundation
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.
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Rockefeller Foundation
Multi-Arts Production Fund
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 11/23/15)

Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission
Administers the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs minigrant program.
(Last checked 11/23/15)

Shubert Foundation
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.
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State and Regional Arts Commissions
Often have funding available for individual artists as well as art organizations.
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Target Community Support
Being a good neighbor is a big part of our philosophy. One of the ways we connect with the communities where we do business is through local giving. Each year, Target grants help K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations by providing support for educational field trips and funds for what they need the most. We know communities thrive when the arts are affordable and accessible, so we also sponsor free and reduced-cost admission at museums and cultural institutions across the country, opening their doors to more children and their families. 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
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Theatre Communications Group
Deadline : March 11
The New York City-based Theatre Communications Group is accepting proposals from theater organizations and individual artists in support of collaborations between artists based in the United States and their colleagues around the world. Through its Global Connections program, TCG will award up to twelve On the Road grants of up to $5,000 each to individual artists looking to foster new relationships with international colleagues that inspire their work and create opportunities for cultural exchange; and up to six In the Lab grants of $10,000 each to further preexisting collaborations through support for residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading up to a full production.
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Theatre Communications Group
Grants for Organizations
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Wallace Foundation Arts Programs
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.
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Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (Andy)
Arts Writing Initiative
The Arts Writing Initiative addresses another essential but under-funded area in the arts: criticism and general writing about the visual arts. The project has two components: grants to writers, which support various types of projects, from books to essays to experimental writing in new media; and grants to non-profit arts publications.
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Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (Andy)
Deadline: March 1
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.
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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 Funding Information Network Partner 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.

Americans for the Arts. January 2011. Also see update
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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).
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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.

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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