Grant Opportunities

To begin searching for grant opportunities, use the filter to the right to select relevant categories. If you are interested in applying to an opportunity and would like guidance or require organizational support, please contact ARI staff at artsresearch@vcu.edu.

For additional opportunities, we recommend searching through the following databases: NYFA Source, Foundation Center, Alliance of Artists CommunitiesTransArtists, ResArtis, Call For Entry and Pivot.

For online proposal writing training courses, webinars, classes, and related publications we recommend Grantspace and The Grantsmanship Center.

Information about student grants can be found on the VCUarts website here.

The Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant

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Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency.

    The Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibiton Award and Research Grant

    February 1, 2022

    In response to curator inquiries, Exhibition Award jury panel comments, and field research, the 2019 Exhibition Award cycle launches a new opportunity for curators to apply for an Exhibition Research grant. Applications are accepted on a triennial basis from any curator, or curatorial team, applying in partnership with an established 501c3 non-profit (grants cannot be…

      The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grants

      December 15, 2020

      The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant was created to provide assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are currently in need of financial assistance. This is an annual award that is open to professional visual artists from around the world. A panel of…

        Emily Harvey Foundation Residency in Venice, Italy

        November 15, 2020

        The Emily Harvey foundation offers residencies in Venice, Italy, for innovative artists, writers, musicians, videographers, dancers and other creative thinkers in mid to late career. They may come from anywhere in the world. The Foundation provides live-work space in Venice, inclusive of utilities and Wi-Fi access to the internet. All spaces have telephones for local…

          Women’s Studio Workshop Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book Residency Grant

          November 15, 2020

          The mission of the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York, is to operate and maintain a workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, provide professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers, and promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts. In support…

            Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens — Huntington Fellowships

            November 1, 2020

            The Huntington Library awards over 150 research fellowships annually. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at The Huntington and to participate in, and make a contribution to, its intellectual life. The Huntington is a collections-based research institute, which promotes humanities scholarship on the basis of its library holdings and art…

              United States Institute for Theatre Technology – International Travel Grant

              November 1, 2020

              This grant was established in 2004 to provide USITT members with funding for international travel for advanced research and education in theatre related fields. Applicants must be current USITT Individual/Professional/ Seniors/Early Career or Graduate Student members with excellence in research or design in any field related to the mission of USITT. This grant will fund…

                Lucid Art Foundation

                November 1, 2020

                Lucid Art Foundation (Iverness, California – United States) provides artists with a serene, retreat-like natural environment for creative exploration and inquiry into arts and consciousness. Eligible artists must have an MFA or equivalent in independent studio work. Artists working in the visual arts, video/new media, music composition, and choreography will be considered. A short biography…

                  Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

                  November 1, 2020

                  Applicants to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program must propose to conduct research in a discipline pursued at the Smithsonian and must submit a specific and detailed research proposal indicating why the Smithsonian is an appropriate place to carry out the study. Projects that broaden and diversify the research conducted within these disciplines are encouraged. Fellowships…

                    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Visual Arts Fellowships

                    November 1, 2020

                    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is committed to supporting Virginia’s professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen fields. To this end, VMFA awards fellowships to professional artists, graduate and undergraduate art students, graduate art history students, and college-bound high school seniors. The deadline for all applications is 5pm.

                      Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording Program

                      November 1, 2020

                      The program’s objectives are to document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers, to develop audiences for contemporary American music through record distribution and other retail markets, and to support the release and dissemination of recordings of previously unreleased contemporary American music and the reissuance of recordings that are no longer…

                        National Science Foundation – Advancing Informal STEM Learning

                        November 1, 2020

                        The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the…

                          Abrons Arts Center, AIRspace Residencies

                          November 1, 2020

                          The Abrons Airspace program offers time-based residencies to emerging and mid-career visual, dance, music and theater artists, and cross disciplinary curators. A variety of residency program structures provide artists with workspace, in-progress/exhibition opportunities, infrastructure, professional development and financial support. AIRspace strives to build and serve a broad community of artists working on projects at various…

                            American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize

                            November 1, 2020

                            Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues’ erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean,…

                              Harpo Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship at Santa Fe Art Institute

                              October 1, 2020

                              This prestigious, singular award was established in 2013 to provide an emerging visual artist with strong artistic ability and an evolving practice, the space and time to explore ideas and start new projects in a residency context at a pivotal moment in their professional development. The annual Artist Fellow receives a one-month residency at the…

                                Blade of Grass Fellowships

                                October 1, 2020

                                Blade of Grass Fellowships are meant to support courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize folks to participate in and sustain long-term social change work. Please see Blade of Grass website for more information regarding the following new fellowships. A Blade of Grass-SPArt Fellowship…

                                  Virginia Commission for the Arts — Artist Fellowship

                                  October 1, 2020

                                  A limited number of fellowships are available to professional artists living in Virginia. Funding in this category is highly competitive. Artist Fellowships are offered on a rotating basis to Virginia artists in the following disciplines: crafts, photography, sculpture, fiction, music composition, choreography, painting, works on paper (prints and drawing), poetry, playwriting, and filmmaking depending upon…

                                    James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship

                                    October 1, 2020

                                    Fitch Mid-Career Fellow grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually to one or two mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history and the decorative arts. The James Marston Fitch…

                                      Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program

                                      October 1, 2020

                                      The Residency Partnership Program supports professional ensembles and presenters in building audiences for classical, contemporary, and jazz chamber music through residency projects. The program funds activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. Community settings must be accessible to the specific audiences you plan to reach….

                                        Graham Foundation — Grants to Individuals

                                        September 15, 2020

                                        Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Graham Foundation realizes this vision through making project-based grants to individuals and organizations and producing exhibitions, events, and publications. Priorities…

                                          Dedalus Foundation Senior Fellowships

                                          September 15, 2020

                                          The Dedalus Foundation’s Senior Fellowship program is intended to encourage and support critical and historical studies related to painting, sculpture and allied arts from 1940-1991, with a preference shown to Abstract Expressionism. Under this program, fellowships are awarded to writers and scholars who have demonstrated their abilities through previous accomplishments and who are not currently…

                                            Pioneer Works Spring Residency Program

                                            September 1, 2020

                                            Pioneer Works residency program provides a free space where creative practitioners across a variety of disciplines can work in close proximity, sharing energies and ideas. With ample light-filled studios, in-house publishing platforms, a technology lab, a music studio, burgeoning education and exhibition programs, and thoughtful engagement with our various communities, the Pioneer Works residency program…

                                              100W Corsicana Residency

                                              September 1, 2020

                                              t100 West grants artists and writers residencies to create work in a historic building in Corsicana Texas repurposed for studio space. Large scale, light flooded rooms are provided alongside complete living accommodations and wood shop access to produce work in two or three dimension, installation, or writing.  This residency experience combines artist-made furniture with period…

                                                The Hodder Fellowship

                                                September 1, 2020

                                                The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists who have “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts”; they are selected more “for…

                                                  John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

                                                  September 1, 2020

                                                  Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and…

                                                    Yaddo Residency Program

                                                    August 1, 2020

                                                    Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. Residencies last from two weeks to…

                                                      National Endowment for the Arts–Grants for Arts Projects

                                                      July 9, 2020

                                                      Grants for Arts Projects support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Cost share/matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required. Grant applications previously submitted to the Art Works category…

                                                        The Studios at MASS MOCA

                                                        July 8, 2020

                                                        The Studios at MASS MoCA, an initiative by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, offers residencies for artists and writers up to 8 weeks. Selected participants receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing, free access to the museum’s galleries, financial and business coaching from Assets for Artists staff, and free use…

                                                          The Aaron Copland Fund for Music – Performance Program

                                                          June 30, 2020

                                                          The program’s objective is to support performing and presenting organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music. Funds are available for General Operating Support for professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that…

                                                            International Furnishings and Design Association, Educational Foundation Grants

                                                            June 30, 2020

                                                            IFDA/EF GRANTS are offered to professionals working in the interior design or furnishings related fields, not to undergraduate students. IFDA/EF grant funds shall be for the stated use of the individual or organization applying for the grant. All IFDA/EF grant funds will be paid to the winners in US dollars. IFDA/EF grant funds may not…

                                                              Headlands Center for the Arts–Artist in Residence Program

                                                              June 5, 2020

                                                              Program Period: March — November, 2019. The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to eight weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in…

                                                                Northern Clay Center McKnight Artist Residencies for Ceramic Artists

                                                                May 22, 2020

                                                                The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program, in its 23rd year at NCC, intends to recognize and support mid-career ceramic artists whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit and who have already proven their abilities in the field. The program is intended to provide these ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for…

                                                                  Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Residency Program

                                                                  May 15, 2020

                                                                  Admission to VCCA is highly selective, based on a review of applications by panels of professional artists. There are separate panels for each category (poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, playwrights, performance, film and video artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, installation artists, composers and cross-disciplinary artists) with over 50 panelists serving at any one time. These panelists…

                                                                    Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation – Observership Program

                                                                    May 1, 2020

                                                                    The Observership Program provides early to mid-career directors and choreographers paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country. SDCF Observers may have access to the entire rehearsal process from first rehearsal through opening night. Observers will have…

                                                                      Aaron Siskind Foundation, Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

                                                                      May 1, 2020

                                                                      The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the…

                                                                        Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award from AMTA

                                                                        May 1, 2020

                                                                        The purpose of the Arthur Flagler Research Fund is to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and to explore new and innovative music therapy treatments. The Fund seeks to support research in the field of music therapy in the following areas: Clinical Research to assess the efficacy of music therapy interventions and help define…

                                                                          Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Howard Chapnick Grant

                                                                          April 30, 2020

                                                                          The Howard Chapnick Grant encourages and supports leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism such as editing research, education, and management. The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work…

                                                                            Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Gene Smith Grant

                                                                            April 30, 2020

                                                                            The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist. The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic…

                                                                              Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts–Artist Residency

                                                                              April 15, 2020

                                                                              For nearly four decades, Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourage creative growth, experimentation, confrontation of challenges, and cultivation of new…

                                                                                MacDowell Colony

                                                                                April 15, 2020

                                                                                A MacDowell Fellowship, or Residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion…

                                                                                  Harpo Foundation — New Work Project Grants

                                                                                  April 10, 2020

                                                                                  Through the annual New Work Project Grants program, grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations in support of new work by artists 21 years or older. The foundation considers proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are under-recognized in their field. Production may happen in the context…

                                                                                    National Endowment for the Humanities – Fellowships

                                                                                    April 8, 2020

                                                                                    Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. Contact the VCUarts Arts Research Institute if you plan to…

                                                                                      The Watermill Center

                                                                                      April 3, 2020

                                                                                      The Artist Residency Program provides artists with the opportunity to utilize The Watermill Center as a home and a workshop to create and develop works that critically investigate, challenge and extend their practice. In addition to creating and developing their own work, artists share their creative process with the community through open rehearsals, workshops, and…

                                                                                        Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program

                                                                                        April 3, 2020

                                                                                        Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program provides grants to professional U.S.-based presenters and ensembles whose programming includes Western European and/or non-Western classical and contemporary music. Grants are provided for the commissioning and performance of new works by American composers. The program supports works scored for 2-10 musicians performing one per part, composed in any of…

                                                                                          Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation USArtists International Program

                                                                                          April 1, 2020

                                                                                          USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets. Deadlines in…

                                                                                            Harpo Foundation — Grants for Visual Artists

                                                                                            April 1, 2020

                                                                                            The Foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art, and views 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 diectly to artists to support their development and to non-profit organizations in support of new…

                                                                                              Kress Foundation– History of Art Grant Program

                                                                                              April 1, 2020

                                                                                              Kress Foundation History of Art Grants Program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the understanding and appreciation of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to non-profit institutions with 501(c) 3 status, based in the United States, including supporting foundations of European institutions. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including…

                                                                                                The Lilian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant

                                                                                                April 1, 2020

                                                                                                Grants are offered to American painters aged 45 or older who demonstrate financial need. The primary emphasis is to promote public awareness and a commitment to American art, as well as encouraging interest in artists who lack adequate recognition.

                                                                                                  Chinati Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program

                                                                                                  April 1, 2020

                                                                                                  The Chinati Foundation’s Artist in Residence program was instituted in 1989 with the aim of supporting the development of artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines. To date, the Chinati Foundation has hosted over sixty artists from more than fifteen countries in its residency program. The Artist in Residence program provides an opportunity for artists…

                                                                                                    VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund

                                                                                                    April 1, 2020

                                                                                                    The VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ) is grounded in the President’s commitment to develop and enhance faculty scholarship across the institution. PeRQ’s goal is to afford all faculty an internal funding opportunity to support new, emerging, or continuing research. Proposed research should align with the goals and key strategies presented in VCU’s  Quest 2025: Together…

                                                                                                      Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film

                                                                                                      March 31, 2020

                                                                                                      This Grant was created to encourage the betterment of humanity through the presentation of editorially based imagery representing humanistic themes including human unrest, famine, disease, national and international politics, war, uprisings, injustice and triumph. As well, this grant was set up to lend credence to the photographers themselves who give so much of their time,…

                                                                                                        Princess Grace Foundation-USA

                                                                                                        March 15, 2020

                                                                                                        The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging theater, dance, and film artists who are at the outset of their careers or at an early stage of professional development. Scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships are available through a nomination process in the areas of playwriting, theater, dance performance, choreography, and film. Upcoming Deadlines:…

                                                                                                          National Endowment for the Humanities Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

                                                                                                          March 5, 2020

                                                                                                          The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities.  Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research…

                                                                                                            Virginia Commission for the Arts – Project Grants

                                                                                                            March 3, 2020

                                                                                                            Project grant funds assist with the production of high quality creative arts activities, the creation of new work, operating support for new and emerging arts organizations, the expansion of successful arts programs, and services to the field. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale. There is a 1:1 required cash match…

                                                                                                              National Endowment for the Humanities – Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Educators

                                                                                                              March 3, 2020

                                                                                                              Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Educators provide school teachers across the nation the opportunity to broaden and deepen their engagement with the humanities. One- to four-week residential programs, led by scholars and K-12 professionals, allow participants to study a variety of humanities topics. Seminars and Institutes emphasize the intellectual quality of humanities education and…

                                                                                                                Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists

                                                                                                                March 2, 2020

                                                                                                                In July 2017, Ucross Foundation announced a new initiative to support the work of contemporary Native American visual artists at all stages in their professional careers. The Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists is open to disciplines that include but are not limited to painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, performance art, installation, ceramics, and…

                                                                                                                  VCU Commercialization Fund

                                                                                                                  March 2, 2020

                                                                                                                  The Commercialization Fund is a resource dedicated to the advancement of VCU inventions. Offered in the spring and fall, the goal is to help bring projects to a more mature stage of development in order to improve their chances of being licensed and brought to market. Funding should enable the project to reach an inflection…

                                                                                                                    Ucross Foundation Residency

                                                                                                                    March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                    The Ucross Foundation Residency Program, located in Sheridan Wyoming, offers the gift of time and space to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines. The Foundation strives to provide a respectful, comfortable and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life. The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space,…

                                                                                                                      Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Open Studio Residency

                                                                                                                      March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                      Haystack’s Open Studio Residency provides two weeks of studio time and an opportunity to work in a supportive community of makers. The program accommodates approximately fifty participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who will have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment…

                                                                                                                        Warhol Foundation

                                                                                                                        March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                        If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Sarah Cunningham, Director of the Arts Research Institute, at mail to: sbcunningham@vcu.edu. 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, catalogues, and…

                                                                                                                          The Center for Craft: Materials-Based Research Grant

                                                                                                                          March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                          The Materials-Based Research Grant encourages mutually-beneficial collaboration between craft and the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Awards of up to $15,000 will be granted to two interdisciplinary teams of researchers, encouraging mutually beneficial innovation between the fields of craft and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  

                                                                                                                            Creative Capital Award

                                                                                                                            February 29, 2020

                                                                                                                            The Creative Capital Award supports artists with up to $50,000 in project funding, advisory services, career advancement resources, and national networking opportunities valued at $50,000, for a total commitment of up to $100,000 per project. Creative Capital seeks to amplify the voices of artists working in all creative disciplines and catalyze connections to help them realize…

                                                                                                                              CultureWorks

                                                                                                                              February 28, 2020

                                                                                                                              Grant Focus Areas: Cultural Equity and Building Capabilities The Grants Program provides funding for diverse nonprofit organizations (with budgets under $500,000), and practicing local artists, for initiatives that benefit the Richmond and Tri-Cities region. Specifically the cities of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg, along with the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico,…

                                                                                                                                Henry Moore Foundation Grant

                                                                                                                                February 26, 2020

                                                                                                                                Henry Moore Grants support exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, post-doctoral research fellowships, publications, and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display. Applications are assessed in terms of their: development of the study of sculpture; contribution to the public awareness and understanding of sculpture; encouragement of new thinking in sculpture, including the…

                                                                                                                                  Graham Foundation – Grants to Organizations

                                                                                                                                  February 25, 2020

                                                                                                                                  The Graham Foundation offers Production and Presentation Grants to organizations. These grants assist organizations with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, conferences/lectures, and other public programs. An organization or…

                                                                                                                                    National Parks Arts Foundation — Artist Residencies

                                                                                                                                    February 20, 2020

                                                                                                                                    National Parks Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation offering Artist-in-Residence Programs, Museum In-Loan Programs, and Workshops, in conjunction with partnered National Parks. Artist-in-Residence programs are specifically tailored to the Artist, and the park in which they take place. Some are twice yearly, some only once a year. Artists may be selected 2 months or less…

                                                                                                                                      United States Institute for Theatre Technology — Small Grants

                                                                                                                                      February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                      United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s (USITT) small grants are available for projects up to $20,000.  This grant will support research and activity that will create a positive impact on the theatre industry.  These grants are eligible for members of USITT only.

                                                                                                                                        National Endowment for the Humanities – Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers

                                                                                                                                        February 13, 2020

                                                                                                                                        The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week workshops for K-12 educators across the nation to enhance and strengthen humanities teaching at the K-12 level. The program defines a landmark as a site of historic importance within the United States and its territories.  Landmarks could include historic homes, museums, presidential…

                                                                                                                                          Via Art Fund

                                                                                                                                          February 3, 2020

                                                                                                                                          ​VIA Art Fund provides funding in two grant categories – Artistic Production and Incubator support. Artistic Production grants are awarded to fund the production, exhibition, (semi)permanent installation or institutional acquisition of new artistic commissions in the public realm. VIA’s Incubator grants support small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations whose activities are rooted in experimental programs or…

                                                                                                                                            ArtLab@Mountain Lake Biological Station – Artist Residency

                                                                                                                                            February 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                            Artists-in-Residence The ArtLab Artists-in-Residence program began informally in 2013 when 13 artists were invited to stay at Mountain Lake for part of the summer. Artists were recruited from Virginia, nationally, and globally. Most stayed for about two weeks. The program has continued ever since. Six artists-in-residents are invited to live and work at MLBS alongside six undergraduate student…

                                                                                                                                              Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant

                                                                                                                                              February 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                              The Virginia A. Groot Foundation established the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his or her work. Each year the Virginia A. Groot Foundation offers three grants (up to $50,000, $20,000,…

                                                                                                                                                Corning Museum of Glass, Rakow Grant for Glass Research

                                                                                                                                                January 31, 2020

                                                                                                                                                The Corning Museum of Glass sponsors the Rakow Grant for Glass Research, which makes available one or more annual awards totaling up to $25,000. The program is made possible through the generosity of the late Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Rakow, who were Fellows, friends, and benefactors of the Museum. The purpose of this grant…

                                                                                                                                                  Kurt Weil Foundation for Music Lotte Lenya Vocal Competition

                                                                                                                                                  January 21, 2020

                                                                                                                                                  In 1998, to honor the centenary of the birth of Lotte Lenya (1898-1981), an extraordinary singer/actress and one of the foremost interpreters of the music of her husband, Kurt Weill (1900-1950), the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music established an annual Lotte Lenya Competition. The competition recognizes talented young singer/actors of all nationalities, ages 19-32, who…

                                                                                                                                                    Harvestworks — New Works Residency Program

                                                                                                                                                    January 20, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    The Harvestworks New Works Residency is a national program that offers American artists and legal US residents commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in the Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab.  Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for TEAM lab activities including…

                                                                                                                                                      American Music Abroad

                                                                                                                                                      January 19, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      AMA is an international exchange program designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions and diverse culture to audiences around the world. Approximately 10 ensembles will be selected to embark on a month-long, multi-country tour, where they engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lectures and demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions, and…

                                                                                                                                                        Bogliasco Foundation (Italy)

                                                                                                                                                        January 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                        Located in the fishing village of Bogliasco near Genoa, in a region of extraordinary beauty whose landscape has stimulated creative expression for centuries, the Bogliasco Foundation offers one-month residencies to individuals of all nations who can demonstrate notable achievement in the Arts and Humanities. Each year, the Bogliasco Foundation awards approximately 50 Fellowships, without regard…

                                                                                                                                                          National Geographic Society

                                                                                                                                                          January 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                          The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative. Two types of grants, Early Career and Exploration, should align with…

                                                                                                                                                            National Endowment for the Humanities — Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

                                                                                                                                                            January 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. This program combines the former Digital Humanities Start-Up…

                                                                                                                                                              Harvard University Loeb Design Fellowship

                                                                                                                                                              January 6, 2020

                                                                                                                                                              In the middle of promising careers shaping the built and natural environment, accomplished practitioners step away from their hectic professional lives. For one academic year, they take classes at the GSD and throughout Harvard’s vast network of professional and academic schools. They read, write, talk with professors, mentor students and expand their horizons. Their goals:…

                                                                                                                                                                VCUarts American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowship Program

                                                                                                                                                                January 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                VCU’s American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowships Program provides research reassignment for faculty whose research interests may benefit from concentrated work in association with Fellows of the Academy in the Italian capital. This award covers travel costs as well as residency and studio fees at the American Academy. Residencies are 4-6 weeks and will be assigned by the…

                                                                                                                                                                  The Center for Craft: Craft Research Fund — Exhibition Grant

                                                                                                                                                                  October 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                  The Craft Research Fund advances, expands and supports research about craft in the United States. Its goals are to support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States, and…

                                                                                                                                                                    VCUarts Dean’s Faculty Research Grants

                                                                                                                                                                    September 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                    The Dean’s Faculty Research Grant program provides funding to support the final stages of research for which venues for dissemination have been determined. In most cases, Research Grants are awarded for specific art and design activities that have been invited or endorsed by peer review. Ideally, applicants have confirmation that they will be presenting, exhibiting,…

                                                                                                                                                                      VCUarts Dean’s Faculty Exploratory Grants

                                                                                                                                                                      September 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                      The Dean’s Faculty Exploratory Grant program provides funding to support research at the developmental stage where no definitive outcomes may be predicted. These projects allow faculty to conduct new research, explore new media, or collaborate in experimental ways.  A selection committee composed of faculty from a cross-section of arts and design disciplines makes award recommendations…

                                                                                                                                                                        Oolite Arts Studio Residency Program

                                                                                                                                                                        September 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                        Oolite Arts 2019 residency program offers studio space at the Miami Beach location for exceptional visual artists, curators, and cultural practitioners working in a range of disciplines. In addition to engaging with a community of artists, visiting scholars, and institutional partners in Miami, Oolite Arts Residents are provided the space from which to develop their…

                                                                                                                                                                          VCUarts Faculty Research Reassignments

                                                                                                                                                                          July 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                          Because ongoing and productive research is integral to the mission of VCU, highly active researchers may seek Dean’s Office support for research reassignment. From course reductions to leave, research reassignments are based on several factors and are evaluated by the Dean’s Office.  Reassignments can accommodate external fellowship awards and residencies that occur during the school…

                                                                                                                                                                            Premio Combat Prize

                                                                                                                                                                            May 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                            PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE was born with the purpose of investigating the most interesting ideas in international contemporary art. It is a juried festival scheduled for June 23rd – July 14th in Livorno, Italy at the Museo G. Fattori. The festival, currently in it’s ninth iteration, is open to contemporary visual artists worldwide in the following…

                                                                                                                                                                              VCU Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program

                                                                                                                                                                              April 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              To promote the goals of VCU’s Quest 2025: Together We Transform, funds have been designated for experienced service-learning faculty to participate in the Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program. This program is designed to: 1) Cultivate faculty leadership for the civic engagement aspect of the university mission by increasing understanding of current service-learning research literature. 2) Support faculty…

                                                                                                                                                                                Museum of Arts and Design — The Burke Prize

                                                                                                                                                                                February 28, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                An annual early career award that reinforces MAD’s commitment to celebrating the next generation of artists working in and advancing the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement, the Burke Prize is an unrestricted $50,000 award made to a professional artist under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood.

                                                                                                                                                                                  EMPAC Artist in Residence Program Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Applications are encouraged from a wide range of projects from a diversity of artists, composers, directors, choreographers, and performers of different cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are open to proposals for all phases of a project, from initial concept to full production. Applications for artist residencies are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year….

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