The California Arts Council maintains a database of grants available to artists. Look them up here: http://www.cac.ca.gov/opportunities/grants.php
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The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art. We view the definitions of art and artist to be open-ended and expansive.
The Foundation’s grant program awards 7-10 grants annually. Grants are made directly to artists to support their development and to non-profit organizations in support of new work by artists. The … Continue reading
Since January 1, 2013, The Pollination Project has been giving $1,000 per day, 365 days a year, to individual change-makers and compelling grassroots social change projects.
Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy … Continue reading
The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations.
It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds, stretching boundaries and forging new partnerships.
The Creative Work Fund currently invites letters of inquiry for projects featuring media artists … Continue reading
The Arts & Healing Network was created in 1997 as an online resource for anyone interested in the healing potential of art. The site has many artist resources including grant opportunities, calls for entry, listing of classes and workshops, and more.
Asian Cultural Center Individual Grants
Giving grants of up to $10,000 to Asian artists who are looking for funding to conduct research, study, receive special training, and pursue art in non-commercial settings, either in the United States or countries in Asia. The council gives money for anyone in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Crafts, Dance, New Media, Painting/Sculpture/Installation, and more.
This collaboration of the USA’s top foundations and largest banks accelerates “creative ‘placemaking’ across the U.S.” They invite “Letters of Inquiry” from initiatives involving arts organizations, artists and designers working in partnership with local and national partners “to produce a transformative impact on community vibrancy.”
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists’ organizations and their cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. The program also supports the creation of new work through regranting initiatives and artist-in-residence programs.
The Alexia Foundation
The Alexia Foundation seeks to “provide the financial ability for a photographer to produce a substantial picture story that furthers the foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.” If you’ve received a grant or award exceeding $1,000 in the previous year, you’re not eligible. Judges look for entries that conceive concise, focused and meaningful story proposals.
Aftermath Project Documentary Photography Grants
Open to working photographers, world-wide, who are pursuing long-term projects about the aftermath of conflict. The grant application usually goes online in mid-August, and the application deadline is in early November.
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grants
Two grants for painters, printmakers and sculptors:
1) Individual support grant-20 yrs mature phase of art. Deadline Dec. 15, yearly.
2) Emergency assistance grant-10 yrs mature, victim of catastrophic incident such as fire, flood, or medical emergency. No deadline.
The Aaron Siskind Foundation
The Individual Photographer’s Fellowship is open to photographers using still-photography based media. Eligible to US citizens not currently enrolled in a degree granting program. Several grants of up to $5000 awarded annually to photographers based upon past accomplishments and the promise of future achievement. Funds must be used to support the artist’s creative endeavors.
Applications accepted March 1 through May 31, 2014.