Art Career Class

MODULE 14: Art Grants

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Q. & A. Session.

Question: Why should an artist care about grants? 

Answer: 

  • Outside of the obvious prize money and support of your work, art grants also help to validate your work. They show that a knowledgeable panel of experienced art professionals is interested in encouraging your art practice. 
  • Getting grants is also a big confidence builder and you often end up meeting other important contemporaries at the awards ceremonies or exhibitions that accompany the distribution of the prize or prizes. 
  • Grants also look great on your resume and speak volumes about your dedication to your career as an artist. 
  • Remember to keep in mind that no award is too big or to small to pursue. Every award is equally important to the life of the artist receiving it. When you are just starting out, you are more likely to take smaller support and completion grants before landing a big award, but getting smaller awards can lead to getting bigger awards in the future as you build your reputation.
  • And remmeber to apply for awards at the student, graduate, emerging, mid-career and blue-chip/established artist levels as well as for medium specific awards.
  • Always know what awards are available to you locally, nationally and globally --- and apply, apply, apply! 


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PART I: SELF-EDUCATE ON GRANT OPPORTUNITES AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON QUIZ 14.

 

Question 1: How do you apply for artists grants? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

How to apply for artist grants, residenices, funding, aid and other opportunites for assistance

http://www.artbusiness.com/osorgrants.html

How to apply for arts grants and arts funding

https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-apply-for-art-grants-and-art-funding-1295609

Applying for artistic grants and fellowships

http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/funding-resources/applying-for-artistic-grants-and-fellowships/

 

Question 2: Where can you find artists grants that you might be able to get? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

Where can I find Grants for individual artists

http://grantspace.org/tools/knowledge-base/Individual-Grantseekers/Artists/funding-for-individual-artists​

7 Individual Artists grants that will make you stop, drop and apply

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/7-individual-artist-grants-that-will-make-you-stop-drop-and-apply

How to get an artist Grant

http://artbistro.monster.com/finance/articles/8198-how-to-get-an-artist-grant

Top 10 Art Grants and Fellowships you might actually be able to get:

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/800187/20-top-artist-grants-and-fellowships-you-might-actually-be

Top 20 Artist Grants and Fellowships you might actually be able to get

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/800187/20-top-artist-grants-and-fellowships-you-might-actually-be

 

Question 3: What are tips for writing excellent art grants proposals? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

How to write an arts grant proposal

http://www.artistsnetwork.com/articles/business-of-art/how-to-write-a-grant-proposal

7 Simple Grant writing Tips

http://www.artistsnetwork.com/articles/business-of-art/grant-writing-tips

Here's some grant writing tips

http://kimbruce.ca/kim-bruce-awarded-afa-grant/​

How do I write a grant proposal for my individual project?

http://grantspace.org/tools/knowledge-base/Individual-Grantseekers/General/grant-proposals-for-individual-projects​

Write a better artists grant application in 15 steps

https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/art/how-to-write-better-artist-grant

Proposals for funding projects

http://current.nyfa.org/post/68280032615/proposal-writing-guide​

 

Question 4 - What are some things to avoid when writing art grants proposals? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

Dear Artists, stop turning in bad grant applications

http://grantspace.org/blog/dear-artists-stop-turning-in-bad-grant-applications-part-1

How not to Write an Arts Grant Application

http://blogmorenamedia.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-not-to-write-arts-grant-application.html​

 

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PART 2: SEARCH LISTING SERVERS FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES AND LIST YOUR FAVORITE GRANT SEARCH ENGINES ON QUIZ 14.


Art Grants help to fund your work, your supplies, studio costs, shipping, installation, and even emergencies or additional support to finish a project. Art grants are given to every medium at different points in your career including emerging, mid-career and late recognition as well as for special reasons and art that address social issues.

Every artist should have a list of the top 20 or 30 grants that apply to their work as well as the reoccurring deadlines to apply. Prepare your material well ahead of the application date and check and double check that you have followed all submission guidelines to a tee. Also, make sure to review past grant applications, visit the granting organization if you can, and tailer your application to read like past winners.

Always spend a little time each month looking for new grant opportunities. New awards are constantly being made available just as some old award services run out of funding or support so keeping current on your opportunities is important.

 

META-LISTING SERVICES FOR ARTISTS GRANTS

http://www.artsusa.org/  | Understanding grants and opportunities |


Art Support

http://art-support.com/links.htm | Links to various photography news and opportunities |


Cal Arts List of Fellowships, Grants, and Residencies

https://www.calarts.edu/career-services/fellowships | Various awards |

 

Center for Non-Profit Excellence

https://www.thecne.org/engage/grants/ | Individual and institutional support database |

 

http://www.cranbrook.edu/library/research/grant.htm | Individual Artist Grants, Regional and International |

 

 

National Endowment for the Arts

https://www.arts.gov/grants | Listing of grant opportunities |


Springboard for the Arts

http://springboardforthearts.org/selected-national-grants-individual-artists/ | Grant listing server |


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PART 3: LIST ANY UNRESTRICTED GRANTS YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR ON QUIZ 14.


You should have a short list of unrestricted grants that apply to your work.


UNRESTRICTED GRANTS 

 

http://futuregenerationartprize.org/ | An Individual grant of up to $100,000, for artists of all mediums up to age 35, and from around the world |

 

Celeste Prize

http://warholfoundation.org/ | institutional support only |

 

 

http://www.goldenfoundation.org/ | A new residency program and grants through other organizations |

 

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PART 4: LIST THE STUDENT GRANTS THAT YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR ON QUIZ 14.


You should have a short list of student grants that apply to your work.


STUDENT GRANTS


Art Scholarship

http://artscholarships.palyazatok.org/category/artwork/ | Database listing Student awards, internships, residency opportunities, etc | Various awards |


College Grant

http://www.collegegrant.net/art/


College Scholarships

http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/art.htm


Final Year of Graduate Study Grants 

College Art Association, Professional Development Fellowship.

http://www.collegeart.org/opportunities/type/1/ | Available to graduate students the year following their application | Deadlines: PhD October 3, 2016, MFA November 11, 2016 | $10,000 |


Scholarship.com

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-major/art-scholarships/

 

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PART 5: LIST THE EMERGING ARTIST GRANTS THAT YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR ON QUIZ 14.


You should have a short list of emerging grants that apply to your work.

 

Emerging Artist Grants (sub-category)  

Joan Mitchell

http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants/emerging


Performance Art and Emerging Artist Grants 

Franklin Furnace Fund 

http://franklinfurnace.org/artists/franklin_furnace_fund/index.php | Annual, Full time students are ineligible $2000-$8000, performance art and emerging artists |


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PART 6: LIST THE MID-CAREER GRANTS THAT YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR ON QUIZ 14.


You should have a short list of mid-career grants that apply to your work.

Painting, Sculpture, Installation, works on paper (Sub-category)

Pollock-Krasner Foundation


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PART 7: LIST THE PROJECT COMPLETION GRANTS THAT YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR ON QUIZ 14.


You should have a short list of project completion grants that apply to your work.

You should always have a list of completion grants that you ally to when you are in-between starting a project and completing it that offer you addition funds to finish a project to the highest possible quality and standards.


Completion and Emergency Grants (Sub-category)

 

Adilf and Ester Gottlieb Foundation Artist Emergency Assistance program

http://artdeadline.com/ops/gottlieb/


Arts & Humanities

https://artsandsciences.osu.edu/about/faculty-staff/faculty/support-faculty-research/arts-and-humanities-larger-grants | Larger grants $10,000-20-000 | Academic grants | Completion grants 7,000-10,000.


Center for Cultural Innovation

http://www.cciarts.org/arc.htm | Multiple grants |

 

Craft Emergency Relief Fund - Grants & Loans

http://artdeadline.com/ops/craft-emergency/​


Foundation for Contemporary Arts

http://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants | Emergency grants |

 

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PART 8: LIST THE MEDUIM SPECIFIC GRANTS YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR ON QUIZ 14.


You should have a short list of medium specific grants that apply to your work.

 

Painting and Printmaking Grants

Painting 

http://dedalusfoundation.org/ | Deadline to apply for Dissertation Fellowship | December 5, 2016 5pm EST. MFA Painting and Sculpture, January 15, 2017 5pm EST | Senior Fellowship September 15, 2016 | $20,000 - $30,000 |


Performance Performance (Emerging)

Franklin Furnace

http://franklinfurnace.org/artists/franklin_furnace_fund/index.php


Photography Grants


Photography that promotes cultural understanding


Site Specific Art Grants 

http://grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs/ | Site Specific | Grants for architectural interventions | need-based, for organizations and individuals | Carter Manny award can give out up to $15,000 for research and $20,000 for writing |


Social Practice


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PART 9: LIST THE GEOGRAPHIC SPECIFIC GRANTS THAT YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR ON QUIZ 14.


You should have a short list of grants that are awarded to people in your state and local area that apply to your work.

Arizona Grants


Good and Plenty

http://scottsdalepublicart.org/events/good-n-plenty-spark | AZ |


Contemporary Forum

http://contemporaryforum.org/grants-awards/ | AZ |


California Grants

http://my.calfund.org/artist-gallery/apply/ | One year fellowship, $25,000.00 grant | Mandatory artist’s retreat; Visual Arts, Must have lived in L.A. County for 5+ years |


Fellows of Contemporary Art

http://www.focala.org./ | Fellowship, California residents only, Pay: Varies |

 

http://artsforla.org/forum/1 | Meta Server for opportunities in the Los Angeles, CA area |

 

http://www.cciarts.org/funding | Available to individual artists and nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas | Deadlines are the 15th of every month | $600 to individuals, $1,200 to organizations | 

 

http://www.fleishhackerfoundation.org/ | Biannual Award, Institutional Support for the Arts, San Francisco, $1,000 - $10,000 |

 


Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, LA, NYC, SF

 

Venice Italy

http://www.artelagunaprize.com/ | $46,000 cash grand prize, Exhibitions, Residencies, Open to all artists |


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PART 10: LIST THE SPECIALITY GRANTS THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ON QUIZ 14.


You should have a short list of mid-career grants that apply to your work.


Art Grants for Women

NEA Women and Minorities in Art Occupations 

https://www.arts.gov/publications/women-and-minorities-artist-occupations


General database of Federal Grant Money for women and minorities

http://www.federal-grant-money.com/goverment_grants.htm


The Fund for Women Artists

http://www.womenarts.org/fund/ | Meta-database of grants for women artists |

 

Capelli d'Angeli Foundation

http://www.capellidangelifoundation.org/pages/apply-for-a-grant | Women fighting Cancer | grant amount depends on individual need |


Scholarships for Women

http://www.scholarshipsforwomen.net/art/


Women Arts

http://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/sourcesforindividualartists/ | List of opportunities |


 

Grants for Minorities


Art Emerging

http://artemerging.com/grant/eth.htm


Black Excel

http://www.blackexcel.org/200-Scholarships.html


New Art Grants Set up for Minorities

http://articles.latimes.com/1991-11-05/entertainment/ca-1175_1_asian-art-museum


Scholarships and Grants US

http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/art-scholarships/minority-art-scholarships.html

 

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Grants for Artists

 

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