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A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to individuals seeking funding opportunities related to arts and cultural activities. Nonprofits seeking financial support should also check with Grants for Nonprofits: Arts and Cultural Activities.

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Academy of American Poets
Book Awards
The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The Academy of American Poets provides the most important collection of awards for poetry in the United States. Guidelines and entry forms are provided, where applicable.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Alliance of Artists Communities
Offers information about artists' communities that offer residences at various locations around the U.S. and the world.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS)
Dissertation Fellowship Program in American Art
Provides year-long fellowships to doctoral candidates doing dissertations in the art history of the United States. Limited to students in departments of art history.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Art Deadlines List
A free monthly newsletter (email & paper PREMIUM/PAID versions are also available) providing information about juried exhibitions/competitions, call for entries/proposals/papers, jobs, internships, writing & photo contests, scholarships, residencies, design & architecture competitions, auditions, fellowships, casting calls, tryouts, grants, festivals, funding, financial aid, and other opportunities (including some that take place on the web) for artists, art educators and art students of all ages. Edited and published by Richard Gardner.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Subscription service providing information about art funding opportunities.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

The Art List
A monthly online newsletter listing grants, upcoming art contests, competitions, and juried shows across the United States. Sign up for either the free list or the subscription list for more extensive postings.
Also listed under Photography.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Artists' Assets : A Guide to Artist Resources
A compilation by Artist Trust of Seattle, Washington.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Artist Trust
Founded in 1986 by a group of arts patrons and artists concerned about the lack of support for individual artists, the Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to supporting Washington State artists working in all creative disciplines.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Arts and Culture RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
Select Arts and Culture to narrow down results.
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 06/04/18)

Arts and Healing Network
Artist Support
The Arts and Healing Network is an on-line resource celebrating the connection between art and healing. Our web site serves as an international resource for anyone interested in the healing potential of art, especially environmentalists, social activists, artists, art professionals, health care practitioners, and those challenged by illness. Our hope is that the information presented here will educate and inspire. The Artist Support section contains information on funding and grants, calls for entry, books on the business of being an artist, and artist career advice.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Artists in the Community Grants
The Artists in the Community Grant Program (formerly the Individual Artist Grant) supports community-driven placemaking projects that capitalize on greater Lansing's assets, inspiration and potential, contributing to a "sense of place" for residents, businesses and visitors. These awards are funded by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing through its Arts Advancement Endowment Fund and places creativity at the center of community and economic development. The Arts Council provides individual grants up to $4,000 to visual, performing or literary artists and/or artist-led teams that seek to engage the community through their artistic talents. No cash or in-kind match is required. Awards are competitive. The program encourages individual artists to work within the region to provide free programming or artistic enrichment for the greater community. The Arts Council believes in the positive impact and influence individual artists make within the region, and encourages these artists to work in partnership with another organization to achieve the goals and objectives of the proposed project. Artists of all levels and disciplines are encouraged to apply.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Chris Clark Fellowship
The Chris Clark Fellowship Program for Creative Professionals was established through a legacy gift from Lansing area native, Chris Clark, to the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. The goal of the program is to support creative capacity building for individuals such as visual, literary, and performing artists; arts administrators; arts educators; and arts students in greater Lansing. The Fellowship provides access to professional development opportunities and business resources through a competitive cash grant reimbursement of up to $1,500. The application goes up April 1, however, and is usually targeted more towards graduate students than undergrads.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Arts Council of Greater Lansing
City of Lansing First Impressions Program
The City of Lansing First Impressions Program is designed to support arts organizations and create community-driven placemaking projects that capitalize on Lansing's assets, inspiration and potential, contributing to a "sense of place" for residents, businesses and visitors. The Program includes the following: Creative Placemaking Grants, Programmatic Support Program and the City of Lansing Arts Impact Project. These awards are funded by the City of Lansing through the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and administered by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Arts Grants/Programs from the U.S. Government
Posted on Grants.gov
Some of the most current grant opportunities posted by the federal government.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Asian Cultural Council
Supports transformative cultural exchange by awarding grants to artists, scholars, and arts and humanities professionals, as well as organizations and educational institutions from the United States and Asia for research, study, and creative work in the United States and Asia and within the countries of Asia.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Association of Peforming Arts Presenters
Ensemble Theatre Collaborations Grant & Travel Subsidy Program
Deadline : October 10
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Arts Presenters established the Ensemble Theatre Collaborations Travel Subsidies Program to provide ensemble theater directors, producers, presenters, and others engaged in presenting ensemble theater, with opportunities to initiate collaborative planning through face-to-face and live performance interactions. The goal is to encourage cross-sector collaborations between ensemble and independent theater artists and organizations of various sizes working in the presenting and theater fields and to build complementary capacities that support the creation and touring of ensemble theater.
Travel subsidy grants are available for ensemble theater directors, producers, presenters, managers, artists and agents to see work by ensemble theater companies that have initiated planning for potential partnerships or have identified work that is relevant to current and future long-term collaborative program planning. Applicants that have received Arts Presenters travel subsidy funding within the last 12 months will not be eligible to apply. Grants are available for up to $1,000 for domestic travel and $2,000 for international travel.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Betty Bowen Memorial Award Competition
Betty Bowen (1918-1977) was a Washington native and enthusiastic supporter of Northwest artists. Bowen's friends established the annual Betty Bowen Memorial Award as a celebration of her life and to honor and continue her efforts to provide financial support to the artists of the Pacific Northwest. Every year since 1977, one artist has been selected by the committee to receive an unrestricted cash award of $11,000. At the discretion of the committee, PONCHO Special Recognition Awards are also often granted. Who is eligible for the award? Artists who live in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. Sorry, no performing arts.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

(Arch and Bruce) Brown Foundation
The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation awards yearly grants to writers in three rotating disciplines: Theatre, Full-length Fiction, and Short Stories. All works submitted must present the gay and lesbian lifestyle in a positive manner and be based on, or inspired by, a historic person, culture, event, or work of art. Writing contests close on November 30th of each year. Grants are $1000 and are not limited to a single winner. The Foundation also offers grants (usually of $1000) to production companies to offset expenses in producing gay-positive theatrical works based on history.
Listed under Grants for Individuals -- arts, humanities, writing.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Canada Council for the Arts
Funding Programs
The Endowments and Prizes Section of the Canada Council for the Arts administers over 70 annual prizes, fellowships and awards to Canadian artists and scholars for their contributions to the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada. Many of these prizes are privately endowed and are given in perpetuity in memory of the donors. Others, such as the Governor General's Literary Awards are both funded and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.
(Last checked 07/27/05)

Center for Craft Creativity and Design
The Craft Research Fund seeks to advance scholarship in the field of craft by supporting high-quality research undertaken by university faculty, graduate students, museum curators, artists and independent scholars. The Fund supports research that demonstrates the relevance of craft within contemporary culture. Its aim is to increase the number of creative scholars and practitioners interested in pursuing craft studies and research.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

College Art Association
Opportunities offers continuously updated information for artists, scholars, museum professionals, educators, and other members of the arts community. Select Awards, Grants, Fellowships for timely information about funding, research, and recognition opportunities.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

(Jack Kent) Cooke Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Foundation offers scholarships to outstanding students with financial need, including a Gradate Scholarship Program that places special emphasis on finding and supporting such students in the arts. Awards can total as much as $300,000 per recipient. For more information, including eligibility criteria and deadlines, see the Graduate Scholarship Program information on the web site.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Costume Society of America
Grants, Awards, and Honors
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Costume Society of America
Stella Blum Research Grant
This $3000 grant is meant to support an undergraduate CSA student member working in the field of North American Costuming. Costume design students who are interested in the program must write for further information and application materials.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Craft Emergency Relief Fund
CERF provides immediate support to professional crafts-people suffering career-threatening emergencies, thereby helping them sustain their craftsmaking as a livelihood and, by doing so, enriching the cultural and economic vitality of communities in the United States.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Cranbrook Academy of Art Library
Grants and Other Funding Sources for Individual Artists
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Creative Capital Foundation
Creative Capital is a new, national organization supporting visual artists who are pursuing innovative approaches to form and/or content in the visual, performing, and media arts. Creative Capital will work closely with its funded artists to provide audience development, marketing and other forms of assistance tailored to individual projects. Artists will, in return, share a portion of their proceeds with Creative Capital, enabling the fund to support more artists in the future. Creative Capital funds artist projects in four disciplines: visual arts (includes installation art, painting, fiber art, mixed media works, public art, etc.), film/video arts, performing arts (includes music, dance, theater, puppetry, performance art, etc.), and emerging art fields (includes all forms of digital work, and experimental literature). Projects that transcend traditional discipline boundaries are highly encouraged. Creative Capital operates on a two-year grant cycle, funding alternative disciplines each year. The first year of each cycle, we issue grants in visual and film/video arts; the second year, performing and emerging arts.
Also listed under Film and Music.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Dance Magazine's Scholarship Guide
Dance Magazine
Online links to Dance Magazine for MSU faculty, staff, and students
Funding your dance training is no easy task, especially in these tough economic times. How to pay for summer intensives, competitions, or the next year of school? Our annual scholarship guide has lots of answers. We've compiled over a hundred opportunities to help you cut the costs of your dance education, from tuition and travel, to costumes and books. Be sure to contact a school or organization for full details on how to apply. Dance Magazine's Scholarship Guide, included in the August issue of each year, lists funding options from $250 to $100,000 to help you pay for classes, travel, and intensives.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris
Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship
A private grant awarded annually to four graduate and post-graduate American students in the visual fine arts (painting, graphic design, print-making, sculpture, photography) and music (composition, instrumental or vocal performance). The scholarship is not intended for research in art history, or musicology, nor for dance or theatre. Successful candidates propose a unique and detailed project related to their study which requires a one-year residency in Paris. As this project should include enrolment in a recognized French art school or music conservatory, it is strongly suggested that the candidate establish a significant contact with a teacher or institution prior to arriving in France and to show evidence of this contact in his/her application dossier. Each of the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarships carries a stipend of 8,500 euros paid in five instalments throughout the academic year (October 1st - June 30th). Please note that the scholarship is designed to assist with the rent of an artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, as well as for other living expenses. The Fondation is one of the student residencies of the Cite internationale universitaire de Paris. For more information about the Fondation and the Cite Internationale, please consult their websites at http://www.feusa.org and http://www.ciup.fr The Woolley scholars are expected to participate actively and regularly in the cultural program of the Fondation des Etats-Unis by giving and attending concerts, art exhibitions, and various social events.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Foundation Center's GrantSpace
Funding for Individual Artists
If you are an artist and are looking for information on grants, this user aid will help you in your search. We have selected a few of the most important print and electronic resources for you to begin your search.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Foundations, Grants, Trusts, and Scholarships: A Comprehensive Resource for Sculptors
A collection of links and descriptions of organizations which fund sculptor's training, special commissions and projects, improved communications between 3D artists, and conservation.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Fund for Women Artists
Funding Lists
Choices include film/video projects, international projects, and visual arts projects.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Getty Grant Program
Support for institutions and individuals throughout the world for projects that promote the understanding of art and its history and the conservation of cultural heritage.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

(John Simon) Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except the performing arts. Fellows are selected on the basis of two separate competitions, one for the United States and Canada, the other for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Foundation does not make grants to institutions, organizations, or students.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Historians of Islamic Art Association
Grabar Travel Grants and Post-doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: December 15
The grants are open to graduate students and the fellowship is available to scholars of all nationalities. The number and amount of the grants and fellowships will be announced annually in accordance with available funds for applicants.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Japan - United States Friendship Commission
Creative Artists Program Fellowships
The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States the opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program. Artists go as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan. They also go as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan. Each year five leading U.S.-based artists, representing all genres, are selected from the United States and are provided funding to spend three months in Japan.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Jacob Javits Fellowships Program
The program provides financial assistance to students of superior ability, as demonstrated by their achievements and exceptional promise, to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) level in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Kresge Arts in Detroit
Kresge Arts in Detroit provides significant financial support for Kresge Artist Fellowships annually, each consisting of a $25,000 award and customized professional practice opportunities for emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists in the literary, performing and visual arts.
More about the Kresge Artist Fellowship:
Currently in its 6th year, the Kresge Artist Fellowships provide significant financial support for artists annually, as well as professional practice opportunities, administered by Creative Many, for emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists in the literary, performing and visual arts. In 2014, the fellowship program awarded 18 artists $25,000 each in recognition of their talent and body of work to date in dance/music and film/theater. Creative Many's professional practice program encourages the fellows to meet, present their work, brainstorm with colleagues and presenters and participate in formal and informal workshops and seminars, including an artist retreat with Creative Capital. The Kresge Artists Fellowships are administered by the Kresge Arts in Detroit office at the College for Creative Studies, one of the nation's leading institutions for art and design education. For more information, or to apply, visit http://www.kresgeartsindetroit.org or contact CCS at 313.664.7940.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

(Samuel H.) Kress Foundation Fellowships
Competitive Kress Fellowships administered by the Kress Foundation are awarded to art historians and art conservators in the final stages of their preparation for professional careers.
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(Samuel H.) Kress Foundation Grants
Kress Foundation grants are concentrated on projects and programs that promote the understanding and enjoyment of European art and architecture, especially in relation to its historical context.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Michigan State University
Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP)
HARP has two components, Development and Production with different funding criteria and different submission deadlines:
The HARP Development program provides funds to support faculty who are conducting important research leading to creative and performance projects or activities in the arts and humanities. This limited funding is designed to support faculty in the development of projects that seem likely to enhance the reputation of the faculty member and the university. Within the Development program, there are two panels that conduct the reviews (Humanities Research and Exhibition & Performance). The Humanities Research panel will review applications that are supporting research projects and scholarship broadly related to the humanities. The Exhibition and Performance panel will review proposals that support scholarship and creative activities leading to an exhibit or performance. See the FAQs posted here for clarification. The deadline for HARP development applications will be in mid-October, with awards announced in February. Funding will be available for a two-year period beginning on July 1.
The HARP Production program provides funds, when research is complete, to help subsidize the costs of book publication, permissions to use copyrighted materials, CD recording and production, the creation and mounting of exhibits, and other expenses associated with producing the results of a completed creative or research project. A contract from the publisher will be required if funds are being requested to publish a book. Proposals requesting funds to complete textbooks will not be considered. Within the production program, there are two panels that conduct the reviews (Humanities Research and Exhibition & Performance). The Humanities Research panel will review applications that support the completion of research, such as the publication of a book or production of a film. The Exhibition and Performance panel will review proposals that provide support for an exhibit or performance. See the FAQs posted here for clarification. In order to respond to the more immediate needs that these subsidies often entail, the panels will review applications twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring semester. Funds will be available for an additional year after the fiscal year of the original funding allocation. Faculty from Arts and Letters, Communication Arts and Sciences, James Madison, Lyman Briggs, Music, Social Science, and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities are eligible to apply for HARP funding.
(Last revised 06/04/18)

Mira's List
Originally a free blog for visual artists, performing artists, and writers with up-to-date information, resources, and deadlines for grants, fellowships, and international residencies. The compiler has now decided to share information via Facebook.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants Page
Although primarily a funder of nonprofit organizations, the National Endowment for the Arts also offers fellowships for individual artists.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

National YoungArts Foundation
The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison. YoungArts' signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15-18 or in grades 10-12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts Winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Source
A database of some 12,000 grant, award, publication, and other opportunities for artists in all disciplines nationwide. These listings are supplemented by weekly jobs and opportunity listings that are part of NYFA Current. New postings appear every Sunday. NYFA's grants and other programs for New York State residents are also described on the site. Note access requires registration.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Northeastern University
Research Office
Funding in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Poets and Writers Magazine
Writing Contests, Grants and Awards Page
A compilation of resources by the editors of Poets and Writers.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. was established in 1985 for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to individual working artists of established ability through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, one of the leading abstract expressionist painters and the widow of Jackson Pollock. The Foundation`s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. Dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal or both.
Applications are accepted from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work, personal living and medical expenses. The size and length of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Recent grants have ranged from $1,000 to $30,000.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Princess Grace Awards for Aspiring Young Theater, Dance, and Film Artists in America
The Princess Grace Awards is a national program dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging young artists in theater, dance and film to realize their goals. The mission is accomplished through scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. All candidates must be US citizens or have permanent status.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

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.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

(Donna Reed) Foundation for the Performing Arts Scholarships and Internships
Provides scholarships for high school seniors, internship scholarships, and workshop scholarships.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Resources in Art History for Graduate Students
A Newsletter of Fellowships and Other Opportunities for Art History Graduate Students
This continuously updated newsletter lists grants, fellowships, internships and study abroad opportunities for graduate students in art history and closely related areas such as humanities and visual art studies. It also carries listings of art history conferences and publication opportunities of particular interest to graduate students. Some listings are also open to undergraduates or to postdocs. This web site is owned, created, and maintained by Adrienne DeAngelis.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Room of Her Own Foundation
The foundation was formed in 2000 to provide innovative and practical arts patronage to women. Through our generous grant program and unique retreat experiences, A Room of Her Own Foundation works to educate the community about the work of female artists and writers.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards:
Architecture, Accounting, Arts and Humanities, Interior Design, Liberal Arts, Planning, Religion
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Sculptor.Org: Foundations, Grants, Trusts, Scholarships
Here are collected links and descriptions of organizations which fund sculptor's training, special commissions and projects, improved communications between 3D artists, and conservation. Compiled by Richard Collins.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Smithsonian Art Museum (SAAM)
Fellowship Opportunities in American Arts
The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in the art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. Recipients will be part of the premier residential fellowship program in American art -- one that celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2020.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian fellowships are awarded competitively to graduate, pre-doctoral, or post-doctoral students -- or granted non-competitively to visiting professionals, students, scientists, or scholars -- are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals for independent study or collaborative research in fields pursued by and of interest to Smithsonian staff. Smithsonian fellows are generally appointed to terms lasting between 1 to 3 years.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

State and Regional Arts Commissions
Often have funding available for individual artists as well as art organizations.
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(Caroline and Erwin) Swann Foundation Fellowships for Caricature and Cartoon*
The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon is administered by the Library of Congress. The Swann Foundation awards one fellowship annually (with a stipend of $15,000) to assist ongoing scholarly research and writing projects in the field of caricature and cartoon. To be eligible, one must be a candidate for an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in a university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico and working toward the completion of a dissertation or thesis for that degree, or be engaged in postgraduate research within three years of receiving an M.A. or Ph.D. from an institution in one of those countries. Although research must be in the field of caricature and cartoon, there is no limitation regrading the place or time period covered. Since the Foundation encourages research in a variety of academic disciplines, there is no restrictipon upon the university department in which this work is being done, provided the subject pertains to caricature or cartoon art. For more information, call 202/707-9115; swann@loc.gov.
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Tremaine Foundation
The Foundation's art grantmaking program goal is to empower visual artists to succeed in the marketplace and to empower curators to continue to push the boundaries of contemporary art.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

United States Artists (USA) Fellowships
USA Fellowship grants of $50,000 each are awarded to 50 outstanding performing, visual, media, and literary artists every year. In the last six years, we have invested $15,000,000 in America's finest artists.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

University of Kansas
Humanities Grants Development Office
Funding Resourcs
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Urban Glass Visiting Artist Fellowships
Deadline: Dec. 31
UrbanGlass seeks to promote the use of glass as a medium for creative endeavor in art, craft and design; to foster excellence in the glass art field; to offer high-quality facilities and expertise to all artists; and to engender public appreciation of glass. Fellowship, scholarship and exhibition opportunities include:
(1) Visiting Artist Fellowships : Two fellowships are offered to Emerging Artists and one fellowship to an Established Artist. Fellowships are for an eight week period and include access to all areas of the Studio on a scheduled basis, technical support and materials as stipulated in the Fellowship Agreement. The Fellowship does not include room and board; however, each Visiting Artist receives an honorarium of $1,500 for his/her discretionary use.
(2) Jerry Raphael Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group Fellowship : Funded through the generosity of the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group and hosted by UrbanGlass.
(3) Pat and Alan Symonds Scholarships : In 2006 the artist Toots Zynsky donated the proceeds from the sale of a Waterspout to fund scholarships in honor of Pat and Alan Symonds.
(4) MFA Exhibition Competition : In Spring 2009, UrbanGlass will host the fifth annual MFA Exhibition Competition, featuring the work of three to seven recent graduates of North American MFA glass programs.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

(Andy) Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Curatorial Research Grants
The Foundation aims to encourage curatorial research leading to new scholarship in the field of contemporary art. Grants of up to $50,000 are designed to support travel, archival research, convening of colleagues, interviews and time to write. Other types of grants to individual artists and organizations are also available.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation
Offers two types of scholarships:
(1) Scholarships to elementary, middle, or high school student residing within the Lenawee Intermediate School District. High school seniors are not eligible after graduation. Approved camps include Interlochen, Blue Lake, M.A.S.T.A., Show Choir of America and other college-sponsored summer workshops. The scholarship is for camps relating to music or the performing arts only.
(2) Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 for the first year to graduating seniors (or have graduated) from a public or private high school in Lenawee county, Michigan. Applicant must be accepted for attendance at an accredited community college, or bachelor's degree-granting institution of higher education, and must be planning to enroll as a music or performing arts major at that college.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

WomenArts Funding Resources
This site brings together resources for funding for female artists of all disciplines, including links to emergency funding.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Women's Studio Workshop
A not for profit artists' space founded in 1974 to provide a supportive working environment for ll persons interested in the arts. WSW staff artists coordinates grants, fellowships, internships, and exhibition opportunities for visual artists in state of the art printmaking, papermaking and photography studios.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

AIGA Worldstudio Foundation Scholarships
AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work. Each award is paid directly to the recipient's school and applied toward tuition. Since its inception in 1995, AIGA Worldstudio scholarships has awarded over one million dollars to over 700 minority and economically disadvantaged college students of art and design
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
(Last checked 06/04/18)

If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Books and Powerpoints

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.

American Art Directory. New Providence, N.J. : Jaques Cattell Press, R. R. Bowker, annual. Fine Arts Library, 4 West, N50 .A54
Includes a section listing art scholarships and fellowships available through various organizations including museums and colleges.
Latest edition is located in the Fine Arts Library - Art Reference section

Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market : Where & How to Sell Your Illustrations, Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Cartoons. Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, annual. Fine Arts Library Reference NX600 .A76
Provides advice on how to sell to greeting cards, magazine, books, posters, galleries, cartoons, clip art, records labels, and other related markets.
Latest edition -- 2006 -- available in Fine Arts Library - Art Reference section

Artists and Writers Colonies : Retreats, Residencies, and Respites for the Creative Mind. Robyn Middleton. 2nd edition. Portland, Or. : Blue Heron Publishing Co., 2000. 330pp. Funding Center (1 East) NX110 .B695 2000
Main section contains descriptive entries for residencies, retreats, and fellowships for artists and writers. Entries provide the colony's name, address, telephone number, history, application information, provisos, and deadline. Also includes a list of foreign artists and writers centers and programs.
Earlier edition (1995) available in Fine Arts Library -- Art Reference section.

Artists communities : a Directory of Residencies That Offer Time and Space for Creativity. Introduction by Robert MacNeil ; edited by Deborah Obalil and Caitlin S. Glass. [Portland, Or.] : Alliance of Artists' Communities ; New York : Allworth Press, c2005. 3rd ed., 273pp. Funding Center (1 East) NX110 .A767 2005
Identifies communities that provide studios and housing for artists in a communal environment. Includes scholarship, fellowship, and stipend opportunities.
2000 edition also available in Fine Arts Library - Art Reference
1996 edition also available in Fine Arts Library - Art Reference

The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing : How To Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and Perfoming Artist. Gigi Rosenberg. New York : Watson-Guptill, c2010. 206pp. Funding Center (1 East) NX705.5 .U6 R67 2010 : The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing is designed to transform readers from starving artists fumbling to get by into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal. Written in an engaging and down-to-earth tone, this comprehensive guide includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from successful grant writers, and tips from grant officers and fundraising specialists. The book is targeted at both professional and aspiring writers, performers, and visual artists who need concrete information about how to write winning grant applications and fundraise creatively so that they can finance their artistic dreams.

The Artist's Guide to Public Art : How to Find and Win Commissions. Lynn Basa ; foreword by Mary Jane Jacob, with a special section by art lawyer Barbara T. Hoffman. New York : Allworth Press, c2008. 223pp. Fine Arts Library (Art) N8846.U6 B37 2008

The Artist's Resource Handbook. Daniel Grant. New York: Allworth Press, 1996. 246pp. Fine Arts - Art Reference (4 West) N8600 .G69 1996
Directory of organizations that offer artists advice or technical assistance, as well as tips on working with umbrella organizations. Also included are sources of public and private support for the artist (grants and commissions), and artist-in-residence programs.

Directory of Grants for Crafts: And How to Write a Winning Proposal. James Dillehay. Torreon, New Mexico: Warm Snow Pub., 2000. 215pp. Funding Center (1 East) NK1127 .D53 2000
Find where and how to apply for grants for artists and craftpersons! Discover the secrets to writing a winning proposal. Learn which public agencies will fund your small business.
[Handicraft--scholarships, fellowships, etc.]

Dramatists sourcebook. New York, NY : Theatre Communications Group, c2010. 2010 edition available online. Contains a fellowships and grants section listing foundations and organizations that offer funding to playwrights, composers, translators, librettists, and lyricists. This directory also includes information about script production resources, sources of emergency funds for writers in severe temporary financial difficulties, the addresses and phone numbers of state art agencies, and artists colonies and residencies

Guide to Getting Arts Grants. Ellen Liberatori. New York : Allworth Press, c2006. 261pp. Funding Center (1 East) NX705.5.U6 L53 2006
This book teaches artists how to find financial support for their work. After providing a basic background on foundations and the grant-making process, Ms. Liberatori describes each step in applying for a grant in detail, including suggestions on how to compile a portfolio, behave at foundation forums, and write a thorough and convincing grant proposal, and where to look for additional resources. Each of the 12 chapters concludes with a list of what grant seekers should do and not do and a summary of the lessons that applicants should heed. The book concludes with a glossary of common terms and a list for further reading.
[Arts -- United States -- Finance]
[Arts fund raising -- United States]
[Proposal writing for grants -- United States]

Guide to Women's Art Organizations and Directory for the Arts. Cynthia Navaretta. New York, N.Y. : Midmarch Associates, 1982. 174pp. Fine Arts Library, 4 West, NX504 .G84 1982
Contains information on visual and performing arts, crafts, writing, film. The financial help and work opportunities section has information on emergency funds, artists' colonies and residencies, studying abroad, and grants, awards, and fellowship resources.

A Guide to Grant Writing in the Arts (Powerpoint)
Courtesy of Grace Bernhardt and Brit Austin, MSU Writing Center, and the Internet Archive.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

How To Survive and Prosper as an Artist : Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul. Caroll Michels. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009. 6th edition, 381pp. Career Collection (1 East) N6505 .M46 2009 : The classic handbook for launching and sustaining a career that "explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist," (The New York Times) with a brand-new chapter on Internet art marketing .... Now in its sixth edition, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the definitive guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world. Drawing on nearly three decades of experience, Caroll Michels offers a wealth of insider's information on getting into a gallery, being your own PR agent, and negotiating prices, as well as innovative marketing, exhibition, and sales opportunities for various artistic disciplines. She has also added a new section on digital printmaking and marketing in this emerging field .... Most notably, this sixth edition contains an entirely new chapter: "Art Marketing on the Internet." Michels offers criteria for selecting an ideal Web designer for your online portfolio and for organizing your Web presence, and shares proven methods for attracting curators, dealers, and private clients to your site. She also addresses vital legal concerns in the age of e-commerce, including copyrighting and registering your art, and finally, the appendix of resources, consistently updated online at Michels's site the Artist Help Network (www.artisthelpnetwork.com), is fully revised.

Legal Guide for the Visual Artist. Tad Crawford. New York: Allworth Press, 1999. 4th edition, 262pp. MSU College of Law and Business Library KF390.A7 C73 1999
Provides information for artists on copyright law, sales and commissions contracts, publishing and reproduction rights, and taxation. Includes a short section on researching grants and contact information for artists' organizations and state arts councils.

Michigan Arts Resource Guide. Kimberly R. Adams, Marilyn L. Wheaton, and Chris VanAntwerp. Detroit, Mich. : Arts Foundation of Michigan. 1990, 114pp. Funding Center (1 East) or Fine Arts Library (4 West), NX110 .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, etc.

Money for Graduate Students in the Arts and Humanities, 2010-2012. Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Ca. : Reference Service Press. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M664 2019/2012

National Resource Guide for the Placement of Artists : the Databank for Artists Seeking Job Opportunitites, Resources and Funding Sources in any Arts Discipline. Warren Christensen & Cheryl Slean, editors. Los Angeles, CA : National Network for Artist Placement (NNAP), c1992. 252pp. Fine Arts Library, Art Reference (4 West) NX100 .N38
An annotated guide to organizations and publicataions [sic] essential to artists, including a comprehensive introduction to over 700 arts organizations in the U.S. and abroad lending support to artists; concise descriptions of over 1000 trade publications essential to practitioners of every art form."

Stage Directors Handbook : Opportunities for Directors and Choreographers. Prepared by Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation ; David Diamond and Terry Berliner, editors. New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2006. 215pp. Main Library Stacks PN2053 .S68 2006
1998 edition also available.
Stage Directors Handbook, prepared by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, is fully revised from its 1998 first edition. A resource for directors at several stages in their careers, the Handbook includes sections on director-training programs, career development and regional theatre opportunities, available grants and more. Advice from leaders in the field, including an introduction by director and playwright Moises Kaufman, is also included.

Whole Arts Directory. Cynthia Navarett. New York, N.Y. : Midmarch Art Books, 1987. 162pp. Fine Arts Library (4 West) NX110 .N38 1987
Contains information on sources of financial help, artists' colonies, etc.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


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