Artist Grants

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Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation

Deadline: July 15
Artists living & working in the U.S.
Does not fund:
 film, video, performance art
Grant: $1500 USD

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Age 18+, international artists
Accepts: artwork in representational styles of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture
Does not fund: abstract or non-objective art,  commercial art, graphic design, illustration, photography, cartoons, animation, video, film, digital art, crafts
Grant: $15,000 CAD

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Deadline: ongoing
Accepts: painting, sculpture, works on paper, printmaking
Does not fund:  video, performance art, film, or digital media
Grant: $5000-$30,000 USD

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Artist’s Resource Trust
Deadline: August
 Ages 35+, New England residents
Grant: $2500-$10,000

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

Deadline:  January
Eligibility: U.S. & Canadian citizens
Accepts:  works by feminist women in the arts
Application Fee: $25
Grant: $500-$1500 USD

Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation

Deadline: April
Eligibility: Painters ages 45+, U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents
Accepts: painting (oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, tempera, watercolor, egg tempera, casein)
Does not fund: mixed media, encaustic, collage, pastels, digital paintings, prints, drawings
Grant:  $5000-$30,000 USD

Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant

Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: “qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.” 20+ years professional experience. Students are not eligible.
Grant: $5000-$15,000 USD

Aaron Siskind Foundation

Deadline: July
Eligibility: Ages 21+ U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents. College students are not eligible
Accepts: Still photography
Grant: up to $10,000 USD
Application fee: $20 USD

State Cultural Councils

Most state cultural councils offer artist fellowships for state residents. 

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

United States & Canada Competition
Deadline: October
Eligibility: mid-career artists, students are not eligible
Grant: about $43,000 USD

Harpo Foundation

Deadline:  April
Eligibility: Age 21+, U.S. Citizens
Grant: up to $10,000 USD
Application fee:  $15


Deadline: varies
Eligibility: Residents of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco
Grant: $5000 USD

Creative Capital

Deadline: varies, every 2-3 years
Eligibility: Ages 25+, U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents
Minimum 5 years of professional experience
Students are not eligible
Grant: $10,000 USD + follow up monetary support

Sustainable Arts Foundation

Deadline: Spring & Fall
Eligibility: Applicants must have at least 1 child younger than 18
Accepts: painting, sculpture, drawing/illustration, printmaking, mixed-media, photography,installation
Grant: $2000, $6000 USD
Application fee: $15

Puffin Foundation

Deadline: December
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents
Accepts: fine arts and video/film. “Fine arts includes a broad range: painting, drawing, weaving, crafts, collage and sculpture.”
Does not fund: film, travel, books, education
Grant: $1250-$2500 USD

Gottlieb Foundation Individual Grant

Deadline: December
Eligibility: 20+ years professional experience
Students are not eligible
Does not fund: photography, film, video, crafts
Grant: $25,000 USD

Canadian Women Artists’ Award

Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11: 59PM
Eligibility: Ages 21-35, Female Canadian Citizens living in NY, NJ, or CT
Accepts: Crafts/Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Digital/Electronic Arts, Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts,Video/Film
Grant: $5000 USD

The Awesome Foundation

Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: international
Accepts: projects of any subject
Grant: $1000 USD

Sculpture Grants

Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant

Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: U.S. citizens
Accepts: sculptors specializing in animal sculpture
Grant: up to $7800 USD

Virginia A. Groot Foundation

Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: Ages 21+. Students are not eligible
Accepts: ceramics, sculpture
Grant: up to $35,000, $10,000, $5,000 USD

Alex J. Ettl Grant

Deadline: varies
Eligibility: U.S. citizens
Accepts: figurative/realist sculpture
Grant: $7800 USD