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Funding Opportunities

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The following list details opportunities by funders who support the New York-based organizations included in the New York Media Arts Map, as well as opportunities for individual media artists in New York State.

The list defaults to a chronological order. Note that opportunities who have not yet posted an upcoming deadline appear at the end of the chronological listing. To sort the list alphabetically by funder name click "alphabetical" above. To search by keyword or filter opportunities, expand the "Search + Filter" window to the left.

To read more about each funding opportunity, click on the opportunity name.

Showing 207 Funding Opportunities
  • CEC ArtsLink

    Artslink US

    Deadline: 10/15/19

    http://www.cecartslink.org/grants/artslink_projects/

    ArtsLink US Fellowships is a new program which offers US based artists, arts managers and curators an initial six-week residency in one currently 37 eligible countries. Applicants should have an existing body of work and should demonstrate a commitment to active community engagement and dialogue. 

     
  • Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

    Ann and Abe Effron Donor Advised Fund Grants

    Deadline: 10/15/19

    https://communityfoundationshv.org/Grants/Ann-and-Abe-Effron-Donor-Advised-Fund-Grants

    The Community Foundation exists to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the Greater Hudson Valley and supports a broad and diverse range of issue areas including the arts, education, community development, conservation, health, and human services. The Anne and Abe Effron Donor Advised Fund supports organizations involved in arts, culture and education in Dutchess County with special consideration given to grants that would make facilities and events more available to young people and senior citizens.

     
  • A Blade of Grass (ABOG)

    ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art

    Deadline: 10/16/19

    http://www.abladeofgrass.org/fellowship-program/#how-to-apply

    A Blade of Grass provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. The ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art is an active, year-long funding relationship. Documentation and assessment work may extend beyond the Fellowship year, in order to fully represent your project in your FIELDWORKS documentary and publication. Fellows become active members in a cohort and participants in a program that features a range of services, including project support of $20,000 with minimal restriction (budget line items may include things like living expenses that are not direct project expenses).

     
  • CNY Arts

    Arts Education Grants

    Deadline: 10/16/19

    https://weare.cnyarts.org/grants/decentralization/

    Support the role the arts play in engaging K-12 public school students in rich artistic learning experiences in Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties.

     
  • CNY Arts

    Community Arts Grants

    Deadline: 10/16/19

    https://weare.cnyarts.org/grants/decentralization/

    Community Arts Grants provide support for accessible arts and cultural projects that enhance the cultural climate in our neighborhoods and communities. Grants range from $500 to $5000. Eligible for nonprofit organizations and individual artists.

     
  • CNY Arts

    Economic Development and Project Support

    Deadline: 10/16/19

    http://weare.cnyarts.org/grants/onondaga-county-grant-programs/

    CNY Arts administers Economic Development and Project Support grants for eligible agencies in Onondaga County. 

     
  • CNY Arts

    Individual Artist Commissions

    Deadline: 10/16/19

    https://weare.cnyarts.org/grants/decentralization/

    Individual Artist Commissions support the creation of new work with exceptional community involvement in the creative process in Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties. 

     
  • Shubert Foundation

    Arts Related Organization Grants

    Deadline: 10/17/19

    http://www.shubertfoundation.org/grantprograms/arts.asp

    Some organizations that help support the development of theatre and dance are eligible for funding. Grants to these organizations are based principally on an assessment of their work, as demonstrated by past and current performance. Impact, administrative strength and fiscal stability are factored into each evaluation. The Shubert Foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support, rather than funding for specific projects.

     
  • Shubert Foundation

    Dance Grants

    Deadline: 10/17/19

    http://www.shubertfoundation.org/grantapps/dates.asp

    Not-for-profit, professional dance companies in the United States are the primary recipients of Shubert Foundation general operating support grants. Companies are evaluated individually and with appropriate allowance for size and resources. The standard for awarding these grants is based on an assessment of each organization's operation and its contribution to the field. Artistic achievement, administrative strength and fiscal stability are factored into each evaluation, as is the company's development of new work and other significant contributions to the field of professional dance in the US.

     
  • The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

    Teaching Artist Grant

    Deadline: 10/18/19

    https://earts.org/grants/grants-for-individuals/teaching-artist/

    Teaching Artist grants support sequential, arts education projects that take place in-school, after school, or in community centers. Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 are available to artists and nonprofit organizations.

     
  • Danish Arts Foundation

    Exhibition of Danish Art Abroad

    Deadline: 10/24/19

    https://www.kunst.dk/english/funding/subsidies/tilskud/danish-art-abroad-1/

    The prime aim of the Danish Arts Foundation is to promote the arts in Denmark and Danish art abroad. Grants for Danish artists' travel, accommodation and transport of works in connection with the exhibition of Danish contemporary art outside Denmark. Accepting applications from international museums, art galleries, biennials, private galleries, small exhibitions and international curators who wish to exhibit Danish contemporary art.

     
  • The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

    Individual Artist Grant

    Deadline: 10/25/19

    https://earts.org/grants/grants-for-individuals/individual-artist/

    Individual Artist grants support the creation of new work by an individual artist in a community setting. The goal of this grant is to support the creative work of individual artists in all disciplines while encouraging interaction between artists and community members. Projects may include exhibitions, site-specific works, installations, performances, or any other events or activities that are accessible to the general public.

     
  • VIA Art Fund

    Artistic Production Grant

    Deadline: 10/25/19

    http://viaartfund.org/apply/

    Our Artistic Production grants are awarded to fund the production, exhibition, (semi)permanent installation or institutional acquisition of new artistic commissions in the public realm. Information and guidelines for our Fall 2019 grant cycle will be posted by February 2019.

     

     
  • CNY Arts

    General Operating Support

    Deadline: 10/30/19

    https://weare.cnyarts.org/grants/

    The County has historically funded several mid-sized arts organizations and larger cultural institutions. General Operating Support Grants are available by invitation only.

     
  • Aaron Copland Fund for Music

    Supplemental Program

    Deadline: 10/31/19

    https://grants.coplandfund.org/supplemental-program

    The program's objective is to support non-profit organizations that have a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music such as presenters, festivals and music service organizations, including education/residency, archive/library and radio/TV.

     
  • National Grid

    Community Grants

    Deadline: 10/31/19

    http://www.nationalgridfoundation.com/apply-for-a-grant.html

    The National Grid Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations for programs and projects within our major focus areas of Education and Environment. Funding priorities include classroom-based education, innovative scholarship and university partnerships that support and advance underserved members of our community, and skills training for people of all ages to lead more productive lives​. We also fund programs and projects that support the sustainability of our natural resources and inspire and educate young people about their connection to and responsibility for preservation of the environment.​

     

     
  • First Niagara Foundation

    Community Development Grants

    Deadline: 11/01/19

    http://www.firstniagarafoundation.org/community-development

    The First Niagara Foundation is dedicated to empowering individuals and neighborhoods through investing in education, mentoring, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization. The Foundation is committed to supporting programs that will provide long-term enhancements to the quality of life primarily in Western New York. Community development grants support initiatives that advance and increase self-sufficiency,  improve neighborhoods, encourage community collaboration and build partnerships.

     
  • The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

    Community Arts Grants

    Deadline: 11/01/19

    https://earts.org/grants/grants-for-organizations/community-arts/

    Community Arts grants enhance the artistic and cultural climate in our communities and make arts and culture accessible to all by supporting the activities of artists and community organizations.

     
  • Trust for Mutual Understanding

    Foundation Grant

    Deadline: 11/01/19

    http://www.tmuny.org/applicants/#Information

    TMU provides grants specifically for international travel associated with professional exchanges in the arts and environmental sciences. Approximately two-thirds of TMU’s awards are for arts and culture and one-third for environmental projects. Arts and Culture: Creative artistic collaborations, curatorial research projects, performances given in conjunction with lecture/demonstrations and/or workshops, conservation and historic preservation projects, arts management programs, and cultural documentation activities.

     
  • Dramatists Guild Foundation

    Writers Alliance Grants

    Deadline: 11/11/19

    https://dgf.org/programs/grants/grants-for-theaters/

    Writers Alliance Grants are awarded both to nonprofit theaters and to writers in celebration of working relationships that align deeply with DGF core values. The writer is one whose work pushes boundaries and shows tremendous promise. The theater, which is either currently or slated to work with that writer, is one that holds itself to superlative ethical standards in supporting the livelihoods and careers of writers.

     
  • Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

    Grants

    Deadline: 11/11/19

    https://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org/application-guidelines

    The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs. 

     
  • Graham Foundation

    Carter Manny Award

    Deadline: 11/15/19

    http://grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs/?mode=award

    The Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: a research award for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and a writing award for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. The research award is acknowledged with up to $15,000 and the writing award is acknowledged with up to $20,000.

     
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

    Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

    Deadline: 11/15/19

    http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=12

    Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums. Eligible applicants include museums with a primary purpose and focus on African American life, art, history, and/or culture, encompassing: the period of slavery; the era of Reconstruction; the Harlem renaissance; the civil rights movement; and other periods of the African American diaspora.

     

     
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

    Museums for America

    Deadline: 11/15/19

    http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=11

    The Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA has three project categories: Learning Experiences, Community Anchors, and Collections Stewardship.

     
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

    National Leadership Grants for Museums

    Deadline: 11/15/19

    https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-museums

    National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. National Leadership Grants for Museums has three project categories:Learning Experiences, Community Anchors, and Collections Stewardship. Grant Awards range from $50,000 to $500,000 and the grant period is up to three years.

     
  • MAP Fund

    MAP Fund

    Deadline: 11/25/19

    http://apply.mapfund.org//index_anonymous.php

    The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining — and ultimately co-creating — a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States. The program pursues its mission by annually welcoming applications for new live performance projects. Each year, MAP hires a different cohort of peer reviewers who recommend the projects they believe most align with MAP’s goals through a rigorous, facilitated review process. MAP awards $1 million to up to 40 projects in the range of $10,000 – $45,000 per grant.

     
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

    Museum Assessment Program

    Deadline: 12/01/19

    http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=10

    The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the American Alliance of Museums. It is designed to help museums assess their strengths and weaknesses, and plan for the future. MAP assessment types include: Organizational Assessment, Collections Stewardship Assessment, and Community Engagement Assessment.

     
  • Pinkerton Foundation

    Grants

    Deadline: 12/01/19

    http://www.thepinkertonfoundation.org/grant-guidelines

    Our grants are solely to programs operating in New York City or directly serving the City’s youth. We favor programs with engaging activities, professional environments, high expectations for the participants and opportunities for young people to serve, learn and lead. We believe that young people in the poorest neighborhoods should have the same kinds of opportunities to develop their potential that are available to children in better circumstances. We believe in academic research, but we leave its support largely to others. We are open, however, to occasionally supporting community-based “laboratory” programs designed to validate promising theories, test new ones or help grantees monitor the efficacy of their programs.

     
  • Shubert Foundation

    Theatre Grants

    Deadline: 12/05/19

    http://www.shubertfoundation.org/grantapps/dates.asp

    Not-for-profit professional theatres in the United States are the primary recipients of Shubert Foundation general operating support grants. Theatres are evaluated individually and with appropriate allowance for size and resources. The standard for awarding these grants is based on an assessment of each organization's operation and its contribution to the field. Artistic achievement, administrative strength and fiscal stability are factored into each evaluation, as is the company's development of new work and other significant contributions to the field of professional theatre in the US.

     
  • Puffin Foundation

    Artist Grants

    Deadline: 12/15/19

    http://www.puffinfoundation.org/grants-info/prospective-applicants.html

    The Puffin Foundation Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists whose works might have difficulty being aired due to their genre and/or social philosophy. We're interested in art that educates the public on topical issues. For example, projects that seek to enrich and inform the public on important subjects such as the environment, social justice, civil rights and other contemporary issues facing the country (and the planet), that some organizations might hesitate to fund. The Foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books. For the 2019 cycle we will review grants only in the following fields: Fine Arts and Video/Film. 

     
  • Dedalus Foundation

    Dedalus Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award

    Deadline: 12/17/19

    http://dedalusfoundation.org/programs/exhibition_catalogue

    The Dedalus Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award is awarded annually to the author or authors of an outstanding exhibition catalogue published in a given calendar year that makes a significant contribution to the scholarship of modern art or modernism. Eligibility for the 2020 award is limited to catalogues published in 2019, in English, that make a significant contribution to the understanding of modern art or modernism.

     
  • Dedalus Foundation

    The Robert Motherwell Book Award

    Deadline: 12/17/19

    http://dedalusfoundation.org/programs/book_award

    The Robert Motherwell Book Award is given annually and carries a prize of $10,000 awarded to the author of an outstanding publication in the history and criticism of modernism in the arts—including the visual arts, literature, music and the performing arts. Nominations are normally made by publishers, and the winner is chosen by a panel of distinguished scholars and writers. Eligibility for the 2020 award is limited to books about modern art and/or the history and criticism of modernism in the arts that were first published in 2019, in English. 

     
  • National Endowment for the Humanities

    Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

    Deadline: 1/15/20

    http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-assistance-grants-smaller-institutions

    Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.

     
  • Wave Farm

    Media Arts Assistance Fund for Artists

    Deadline: 1/15/20

    https://www.wavefarm.org/mag/artists

    For individual artists, the New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides support for the distribution and exhibition, as well as completion of works in all genres of sound and moving image art, including emergent technology. Grant awards assist artists in completing new work, reaching public audiences, and advance artistic exploration and public engagement in the media arts. Completion Support requests are accepted for a maximum of $5,000. Distribution/Exhibition Support are accepted for a maximum of $10,000

     
  • Danish Arts Foundation

    International Cultural Exchange Embassy & Institute Grants

    Deadline: 1/17/20

    https://www.kunst.dk/english/funding/subsidies/tilskud/funds-available-to-danish-embassies-and-institutes/

    The prime aim of the Danish Arts Foundation is to promote the arts in Denmark and Danish art abroad. Grants available for Danish embassies and institutes that sponsor events related to international cultural exchange. International partners interested in initiating a collaboration on international cultural exchange can contact their local Danish mission. 

     
  • National Endowment for the Humanities

    Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

    Deadline: 1/31/20

    http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/sustaining-cultural-heritage-collections

    Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections. Libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country face an enormous challenge: to preserve collections that facilitate research, strengthen teaching, and provide opportunities for life-long learning in the humanities. Ensuring the preservation of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art, and historical objects requires institutions to implement measures that slow deterioration and prevent catastrophic loss. This work is best accomplished through preventive conservation, which encompasses managing relative humidity, temperature, light, and pollutants in collection spaces; providing protective storage enclosures and systems for collections; and safeguarding collections from theft and from natural and man-made disasters.

     
  • Booth Ferris Foundation

    Arts & Culture

    Deadline: 2/01/20

    http://fdnweb.org/boothferris/funding-interests-arts-culture/

    The Foundation supports arts and culture organizations located in New York City and working directly to enhance the vibrancy and cultural richness of New York City. Arts and culture organizations eligible to apply include performing, presenting, education, intermediary, advocacy, public policy and capacity-building organizations. Support is available for capacity building or capital projects. The Foundation does not provide general operating support or support for ongoing programs or activities.

     

     

     
  • Booth Ferris Foundation

    Education

    Deadline: 2/01/20

    http://fdnweb.org/boothferris/funding-interests-education/

    The K-12 Education Program provides capacity building support for organizations working directly with or on behalf of district public schools in the New York City school system.

     
  • Booth Ferris Foundation

    Strengthening the Non-Profit Sector

    Deadline: 2/01/20

    http://fdnweb.org/boothferris/funding-interests-nonprofit-sector/

    The Foundation supports organizations which build the capacity and infrastructure of New York City’s nonprofit sector and work to address issues of systemic inequity. Support is available for an organization’s own capacity building or for its capacity building activities on behalf of the field.

     
  • The Barker Welfare Foundation

    Foundation Grant

    Deadline: 2/01/20

    http://barkerwelfare.org/funding-inquiry.php

    The mission of the Barker Welfare Foundation is to make grants to qualified charitable organizations whose initiatives improve the quality of life, with an emphasis on strengthening youth and families and to reflect the philosophy of Catherine Barker Hickox, the Founder. Proposals are reviewed by the Foundation Board twice per year.

     
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York

    Community Grants

    Deadline: 2/15/20

    http://rmhcwny.org/about-rmhc/community-grants/grant-guidelines/

    RMHC funds specific programs as well as appropriate capital projects that directly improve the health and well being of children in our Western New York communities. Grants target three specific areas: Civic and Social Services, Education and the Arts, and Health Care and Medical Research.

     
  • Graham Foundation

    Organization Grant

    Deadline: 2/25/20

    http://grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs?mode=organization

    For organizations, our priorities are to: Assist with the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment in order to promote dialogue, raise awareness, and develop new and wider audiences; support them in their effort to take risks in programming and create opportunities for experimentation; recognize the vital role they play in providing individuals with a public forum in which to present their work; help them to realize projects that would otherwise not be possible without our support. Overall we are most interested in opportunities which enable us to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project or career.

     
  • Artadia

    Artadia Awards

    Deadline: 3/01/20

    http://artadia.org/awards/howtoapply/

    Artadia Awards programs are open to all visual artists living and working in the following cities: Greater Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Juried awards are based on merit, defined as a rigorous engagement with a set of ideas embodied in materials, a depth of practice and a clearly articulated and developed voice.

     
  • Henry Luce Foundation

    American Art Exhibition Competition

    Deadline: 4/01/20

    https://www.hluce.org/programs/american-art/

    This category supports scholarly scholarly loan exhibitions that significantly advance the study and understanding of art of the United States, including all facets of Native American art. Eligible projects may address any time period and/or medium, excepting performance art, film, and the work of emerging artists, and must result in substantial exhibitions and accompanying publications.

     

     
  • Jerome Foundation

    Artist Fellowships

    Deadline: 5/01/20

    https://www.jeromefdn.org/apply/artist-fellowship

    The Jerome Foundation's Artist Fellowship program offers flexible, two-year grants to support the creative development of early-career generative artists in the five boroughs of New York City. Artists may apply individually or together with other members of ongoing collectives or ensembles.The Jerome Foundation makes a distinction between generative artists (those artists responsible for artistic control in generating entirely new work, including writers, choreographers, film directors, visual artists, composers, playwrights, etc.) and interpretive artists (those who interpret or execute the work created by others, including actors, editors, dramaturgs, singers, dancers, musicians, designers, etc.). The Foundation recognizes that some artists do both generative and interpretive work. Nevertheless, the Fellowship program supports only those artists with a significant history of generative work.

     
  • Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust

    Performing Arts Organization Grants

    Deadline: 8/01/20

    http://fdnweb.org/sheafer/

    Project, capital and capacity building support for performing arts organizations in New York City.

     
  • Jerome Foundation

    Film, Video and Digital Production Grants

    Deadline: 5/01/21

    https://www.jeromefdn.org/film-video-production-grants

    This program supports production costs and post-production costs connected to the creation of new narrative, documentary, experimental or animated works in film, video or digital formats. The program does not support pre-production work or marketing, distribution, duplication, and other post-completion costs. Applications are accepted from Minnesota or New York City-based early career film directors who have already completed and released at least two works.

     


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  • A.R.T. / New York

    Cash Flow Loans

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.art-newyork.org/loan-programs

    A.R.T./New York members with 501(c)(3) status and that are considered to be in good standing with A.R.T./New York (no overdue rent, loan, or membership dues balances) are eligible to apply for short-term Cash Flow Loans. The term of a loan is not to exceed six months, and loans can be made in amounts of up to $50,000.

     
  • A.R.T. / New York

    Creative Space Grant

    Previous Deadline: 5/13/19

    http://www.art-newyork.org/creative-space-grants

    The A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is designed to provide theatre companies with real estate opportunities to help them meet their creative needs. This is an in-kind grant that provides A.R.T./New York members with $650-$2,000 in credit to be used on studio space at A.R.T./New York’s Spaces@520 in Manhattan, and the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Applicants may request space to meet any need that enables them to better create their work, including but not limited to rehearsals, auditions (no open calls), meeting space, developmental readings, or any combination of the above. Revenue-generating activities (such as fundraisers or workshops that charge participants to attend) will NOT be supported through this grant. 

     

     
  • A.R.T. / New York

    The Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund

    Previous Deadline: 10/01/18

    http://www.art-newyork.org/design-enhancement-fund

    Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes created their namesake foundation to support the design and production costs of New York City-based nonprofit theatre companies. Grants from the foundation are intended to give a theatre company additional resources, beyond what the company can afford on its own, to more fully address the design needs of a specific project. It was the Bel Geddes’ desire that these awards have a significant impact on the production capabilities and creative life of designers. These are enhancement grants intended to augment the artistic needs of a production and allow a designer to more fully realize his/her artistic vision. In order to have the most significant impact, these funds must supplement the current production budget.

     
  • A.R.T. / New York

    The Elizabeth Steinway Chapin Real Estate Loan Program

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.art-newyork.org/loan-programs

    The Elizabeth Steinway Chapin Real Estate Loan Fund is a longer-term loan program that provides up to $200,000 for theatre renovation, purchase, or construction. Real Estate loan requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, depending on availability of loan funds and the viability of the applicant’s project.

     
  • A.R.T. / New York

    The Nancy Quinn Fund

    Previous Deadline: 3/11/19

    http://www.art-newyork.org/nqf

    The Nancy Quinn Fund provides general operating grants to New York City theatre companies with budgets under $100,000. Grants range in size from $750 to $2,500 with no grant exceeding 10% of the theatre's expenses for its most recently completed fiscal year. 

     
  • Aaron Copland Fund for Music

    Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording Program

    Previous Deadline: 2/15/19

    https://grants.coplandfund.org/recording-program

    The program’s objectives are to document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers, develop audiences for contemporary American music through distribution of recorded performances in physical and online media, and support the production of new recordings of contemporary American music and the reissuance of significant recordings that are no longer available.

     
  • Aaron Copland Fund for Music

    Performance Program

    Previous Deadline: 6/30/19

    https://grants.coplandfund.org/performing-ensembles-program

    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 commitment. The program also provides Project Support for exceptionally important activities relating to contemporary American music proposed by professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations that do not normally feature contemporary American music in their programming.

     
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

    Public Understanding of Science and Technology and Digital Information Technology Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.sloan.org/major-program-areas/

    The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants year-round. Project areas include grants to expand the public understanding of science and technology through the use of books, radio, film, television, theater, and new media; and grants to advance the creation, dissemination, and democratization of access to knowledge through the use of new developments in digital information technology.

     
  • Altman Foundation

    Arts & Culture Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://www.altmanfoundation.org/programs/cultural-engagement/objective_1/2018

    The Foundation supports programs and institutions that enrich the quality of life in New York City. Arts & Culture grants support initatives that increase sustained engagement and participation of underserved populations in high-quality programming at established arts and cultural organizations; strengthen the arts infrastructure in the city and build capacity at critical junctures for organizations providing high-quality arts and cultural programming; significantly increase mastery of program-specific competencies and developmentally appropriate life skills; and prepare participants to transition successfully to post-secondary and/or professional opportunities, including employment in the creative economy.

     
  • American Express

    Corporate Social Responsibility Program

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://about.americanexpress.com/corporate-responsibility

    The mission of our program is to bring to life the American Express value of good corporate citizenship by supporting communities in ways that enhance the company's reputation with employees, customers, business partners and other stakeholders. We do this by supporting visionary nonprofit organizations that develop the next generation of leaders, preserve and sustain historic places, and encourage community service and civic participation.

     
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation

    Public Project Grants

    Previous Deadline: 9/15/19

    http://www.amscan.org/fellowships-and-grants/public-project-proposal-guidelines/

    The American-Scandinavian Foundation promotes the cultures of the Nordic countries in the United States and American culture in the Nordic countries by encouraging programs that will enhance public appreciation of culture, art, and thought. In establishing priorities, the Foundation considers the lasting benefits that may be achieved by any grant, and favors projects where its contribution will complement support from other sources.

     
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation

    Translation Award

    Previous Deadline: 6/15/19

    http://www.amscan.org/fellowships-grants/translation-competition/

    The ASF Translation Award is an international competition for literary translations into English from any Nordic language and genre. The annual competition recognizes outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose authored by a Scandinavian writer born after 1900. 

     
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    Arts and Cultural Heritage

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.mellon.org/programs/arts-and-cultural-heritage/

    The Arts and Cultural Heritage program seeks to nurture exceptional creative accomplishment, scholarship, and conservation practices in the arts, while promoting a diverse and sustainable ecosystem for these disciplines. The program supports the work of outstanding artists, curators, conservators, and scholars, and endeavors to strengthen performing arts organizations, art museums, research institutes, and conservation centers.

     
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    Diversity

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.mellon.org/programs/diversity/

    The Diversity program seeks to help diversify the next generation of college and university faculty through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) and other pipeline programs; it also aims to strengthen institutions that improve educational attainment of historically underrepresented groups. More generally, the Diversity grantmaking area supports projects or research focused on the relationship between diversity and learning.

     
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.mellon.org/programs/higher-education-and-scholarship-humanities/

    Through the program in Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities, the Foundation assists select colleges, universities, and research institutes in the work of training scholars and producing scholarship in the humanities broadly conceived, and thereby contributing to culture and society. In practical terms, this means helping institutions and professional organizations respond to the economic, demographic, financial, and technological challenges affecting higher education, supporting initiatives designed to enhance the learning experience of both undergraduate and graduate students in the humanities, and fostering collaborations within and among institutions that support disciplinary innovation, foster practices of diversity and inclusion, and promote the social value of the humanities.

     
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    International Higher Education and Strategic Projects

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.mellon.org/programs/international/

    The Foundation's promising experience in South Africa justifies targeted extension of that program's work to other countries or regions where the Foundation's commitment to the humanities, the arts, and higher education could contribute to stabilizing fragile democracies, and create favorable conditions for their participation in global networks of research and culture. In its initial phase of development, the International Higher Education program will stress partnerships with institutions already supported by the Foundation, especially on issues of global grand challenges.

     
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    Scholarly Communications

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.mellon.org/programs/scholarly-communications/

    The Scholarly Communications program assists research libraries, archives, museums, universities, presses, and arts organizations that seek to realize this potential, and thereby to further our collective understanding of societies and cultures around the world. The Scholarly Communications program promotes the common good by supporting the creation, dissemination, use, and preservation of original sources, interpretive scholarship in the humanities, and other scholarly and artistic materials. The program aims to develop the sustainable tools, organizations, and networks of scholars and other professionals needed for these purposes.

     
  • Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

    Curatorial Fellowships—Travel and Research

    Previous Deadline: 9/01/19

    http://www.warholfoundation.org/grant/curatorial_fellowships.html

    Launched in 2008, this program 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, and interviews.

     

     
  • Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

    Organization Support

    Previous Deadline: 9/01/19

    http://warholfoundation.org/grant/overview.html

    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 other organizational activities directly related to these areas. The program also supports the creation of new work through regranting initiatives and artist-in-residence programs. The work of choreographers and performing artists occasionally is funded when the visual arts are an inherent element of a production.

     
  • Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester

    Capacity Building Grant Program

    Previous Deadline: 11/01/18

    http://artsrochester.org/artscouncil/grants.htm

    Capacity Building Grants are administered by the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester with support from Rochester Area Community Foundation. This program supports projects that improve an organization’s management, develop audiences, strengthen fundraising and/or achieve operating efficiencies through shared resources. Applicants must be cultural organizations with budgets that do not exceed $500,000, located in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, or Yates County.

     
  • Arts Mid-Hudson

    Dutchess County Funds

    Previous Deadline: 4/18/19

    https://artsmidhudson.org/grants-and-funding/

    Arts Mid-Hudson (formerly the Dutchess County Arts Council) is requesting proposals that will establish partnerships for arts programming to enhance the Dutchess County region. We seek partners that have a history of achievement in the arts, good management and stable finances; and self-sustaining programs with the potential to make a measurable impact.

     
  • Arts Mid-Hudson

    Project Grants

    Previous Deadline: 9/25/19

    https://artsmidhudson.org/grants-and-funding/

    Project Grants provide support for arts and cultural activities of non-profit organizations, community-based groups, collectives and individual artists that meet the eligibility criteria as listed in these guidelines. This support enables emerging artists and organizations to grow professionally and provides Dutchess, Orange and Ulster county communities opportunities to experience and engage with the arts. Project Grants may include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, studio tours, workshops, performances, concerts, festivals, screenings, readings, multi-discipline collaborations and public programming whose central focus is the arts. Project must include a public component: an opportunity to access and engage with the arts that is promoted and available to the general public. In the case of workshops and participatory programs, participant recruitment must be open to the general public and reflected accordingly in outreach and promotional plans.

     
  • Arts Mid-Hudson

    The Individual Artist Commission

    Previous Deadline: 9/25/19

    http://artsmidhudson.org/grants-and-funding/

    The Individual Artist Commission provides support in the amount of $2,500 directly to selected individual artists for the creation of new work based on a particular community, which may include its members, history, folklore, natural environment or a significant structure. Artists in all disciplines may apply for funding.  Projects must be initiated by the artist, and reflect local community life or culture, as well as directly involve the community in the artist’s creative process. Note that this grant supports the creation of work, not the presentation of existing work.

     
  • Arts Mid-Hudson

    Ulster County Cultural Services and Promotion Fund

    Previous Deadline: 4/18/19

    http://artsmidhudson.org/grants-and-funding/

    The Ulster County Fund is dedicated to capacity building and strategic collaborations within the arts community in Ulster County. Financial resources for this program have been provided by the Ulster County Legislature. Since 2008, these funds have been made available to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations incorporated in Ulster County. Established nonprofit organizations, working in all arts disciplines, are eligible to apply for funding.

     
  • Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc.

    Fendrick Theatre Fund

    Previous Deadline: 8/27/18

    https://www.asiwny.org/service-programs/fendrick-theatre-fund/

    The grant is designated in support of one creative theater artist. The selection committee will consider all proposals that support the writing or production of new works, the new production of an existing work, experimental and multi-media theatrical productions or the completion of works in progress. Eligible applicants include actors, directors, writers, designers, performance artists, musicians or any person, regardless of descriptive title or relationship to a particular institution, who contributes to the creative process of theatre.

     
  • Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc.

    Individual Artist DEC Grant

    Previous Deadline: 9/04/19

    https://www.asiwny.org/dec-grants/

    The Individual Artist DEC Grant is a grant intended to support the creation of new work that engages the community through the artists’ creative process. Artists residing in Erie and Niagara Counties are eligible to apply for this grant for community-based projects. The goal of this grant is to support the creative work of individual artists in all disciplines while encouraging interaction between artists and community members to highlight the role of the artist as a community resource.

     
  • Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc.

    The Arts Education DEC Grant

    Previous Deadline: 9/04/19

    https://www.asiwny.org/dec-grants/

    The Arts Eductation DEC Grant is a competitive grant that provides financial and technical assistance to eligible organizations and/or individual artists to support arts education projects in K-12 public school and publicly funded charter school settings and after-school programs. Funds can support arts education projects that take place in-school during the school day and/or in after-school settings for youth.

     
  • Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc.

    The Community Arts DEC Grant

    Previous Deadline: 9/04/19

    https://www.asiwny.org/dec-grants/

    The Community Arts DEC Grant is a competitive grant that provides financial and technical assistance for community-based arts activities offered by eligible nonprofit organizations and/or individual artists with community partners. Arts activities must be the primary driving force of project requests. All requests must have a public component—one that is available to the entire community.

     
  • Arts Westchester

    Arts Alive Artist Grant

    Previous Deadline: 9/18/19

    https://artswestchester.org/grants/arts-alive-grant-program/

    Arts Alive Artist Grant provides commissioning support to individual artists for the creation of new work presented in a community setting.  This funding supports artist-created work rather than work created by the community under an artist direction.  However, an essential element of this funding is the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process.

     
  • Arts Westchester

    Arts Alive Arts Education Grant

    Previous Deadline: 9/18/19

    https://artswestchester.org/grants/arts-alive-grant-program/

    Arts Alive Arts Education Grant (formerly called Arts Partners Challenge Grant) provides support for partnerships between individual artists, or arts organizations, and Westchester public schools (grades K-12). Projects must focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process. ArtsWestchester encourages projects that integrate the arts into the curriculum, but curriculum integration is not requires. The primary goal is to provide students with rich artistic learning experiences.

     
  • Arts Westchester

    Arts Alive Project Grant

    Previous Deadline: 9/18/19

    https://artswestchester.org/grants/arts-alive-grant-program/

    Arts Alive Project Grant constitute the largest component of the Arts Alive funding category. These grants support community-based arts and cultural projects developed by arts organizations, groups, collectives, individual artists, and a limited number of other nonprofits that offer open-to-the public arts activities as part of their on-going operations.

     
  • Arts Westchester

    Basic Program Support

    Previous Deadline: 4/07/17

    https://artswestchester.org/grants/basic-program-support/

    Basic Program Support Grants are directed toward ongoing activities of eligible, Westchester-based arts organizations and historic sites. When considering the provision and level of Basic Program Support, the panel examines all aspects of your operation, including artistic merit, financial stability, the strength and involvement of the board, scope of programming, geographic area and number of people served, and inclusiveness at all levels of operation (including board, staff, audience).

     
  • Arts Westchester

    Project Support

    Previous Deadline: 4/17/19

    https://artswestchester.org/grants/project-support/

    Project Support makes our grants-making more flexible and enables us to better align funding to the wide variety of arts and cultural organizations in Westchester County. ArtsWestchester defines “project” broadly: you may apply for support for a series of related events such as a film series or summer concert series; for an individual program or event; for a special program or pilot project. This funding category is primarily intended for organizations with modest incomes that are run by volunteers; for cultural organizations whose public programming is developed and funded by a friend’s groups; and cultural organizations that offer a relatively limited season of arts programs/activities.

     
  • ASTRAEA Foundation

    Global Arts Fund

    Previous Deadline: 1/31/17

    https://www.astraeafoundation.org/apply/global-arts-fund/

    Astraea’s Global Arts Fund supports, showcases and connects impactful art by LGBTQI people and organizations that are using art as a tool for social transformation and have limited access to resources for this critical work. Astraea invites proposals for the Global Arts Fund based on nominations received from grantee partners, activist advisors, allied organizations, staff and board. We consider submissions across mediums and disciplines, including video, film, poetry, fictional prose, photography, painting, performance, dance, theater, music and other interdisciplinary expressions.

     
  • ASTRAEA Foundation

    International Fund

    Previous Deadline: 9/15/19

    https://www.astraeafoundation.org/apply/international-fund/

    Astraea's International Fund supports LGBTQI organizations around the world in their efforts to make lasting social change. We partner with LGBTQI groups who have limited access to funding, prioritizing support for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women, trans and gender non-conforming people, and/or intersex people; and communities that have been historically marginalized within LGBTQI movements. We provide flexible, core support funds for LGBTQI groups to pursue their own agendas, addressing multiple issues and using multiple strategies. 

     
  • Brooklyn Arts Council

    Local Arts Support

    Previous Deadline: 9/21/16

    http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/1986

    Brooklyn-based nonprofit organizations and artist-nonprofit partnerships are invited to apply for up to $5,000 to support community-based, high-quality arts projects in all disciplines, genres and styles. This Brooklyn Arts Council opportunity is funded by New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program.

     
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation

    Invest in Youth Grantmaking Program

    Previous Deadline: 6/28/19

    https://www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/programs-impact/youth

    the Invest in Youth grantmaking program supports Brooklyn-serving nonprofit organizations that are working with youth, ages 16-24, toward enabling their social and economic success by: Expanding opportunities for transformational youth development and authentic leadership; increasing educational and economic opportunities for court-involved youth; reducing school suspensions and preventing youth involvement in the criminal justice system; empowering immigrant youth to create and access necessary resources and services.   

     
  • Broome County Arts Council

    United Cultural Fund

    Previous Deadline: 1/25/19

    https://broomearts.org/who-we-are/grants-2/

    Established in 1987, the UCF is a locally-funded combined campaign for the arts in Broome County. The annual campaign is supported by Broome County government appropriations, local foundation grants and charitable donations from businesses, corporations and individuals. Grants funded by the UCF Campaign provide general operating support and project grants to non-profit arts organizations, community non-profits and individual artists in Broome County.

     
  • CEC ArtsLink

    ArtsLink Residencies Hosts

    Previous Deadline: 6/01/19

    http://www.cecartslink.org/grants/artslink_residencies/host_artslink_fellow.html

    US non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for an award to host an ArtsLink Fellow. These are artists and arts managers working in performing arts and literature from any of 37 eligible countries. These Fellows are selected by US arts professionals in a highly competitive peer review process.

        

     
  • Charles Hayden Foundation

    Program Support Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.charleshaydenfoundation.org/about.php?view=about

    The Charles Hayden Foundation makes contributions only to institutions that serve children and youth ages 3 to 18 from the metropolitan areas of New York and Boston. Grants are also made to institutions that support youth activities outside these areas when a substantial majority of the youth served comes from within the Foundation's defined geographic catchment areas.

    Program Support grants are focused on efforts to help youth develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in school and lay the foundation for satisfying and productive lives. We concentrate support on youth development and education programs that present evidence of program impact on young people and plans for making measurable progress toward well-defined goals in a specific time frame. 

     
  • Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

    Irving and Gloria Schlossberg Family Fund Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://communityfoundationshv.org/Grants/Irving-and-Gloria-Schlossberg-Family-Fund-Grants

    This fund supports tax-exempt organizations primarily established to preserve and strengthen Jewish culture and Jewish institutions in Dutchess County. Grants will be given for programs and organizations that promote this goal. Please review the grants criteria for specific guidelines.

    Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

     
  • Con Edison

    Arts & Culture Strategic Partnerships

    Previous Deadline: 10/01/19

    http://www.coned.com/partnerships/application_guidelines.asp

    Con Edison understands that an exposure to arts and culture cultivates success. We promote self-directed learning, sharpen critical and creative skills, and develop openness to diversity. Con Edison supports organizations and programs throughout our service territory that contribute to arts and culture in a variety of ways from presenting visual and performing arts to the public, to providing arts-in-education opportunities.

     
  • Conrad and Virgina Klee Foundation

    Foundation Grant

    Previous Deadline: 10/05/19

    https://kleefoundation.org/guidelines/

    The Foundation also funds grants in: the arts, humanities, education, health, human services. Grants are limited to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in Broome County, New York or almost exclusively serving its residents. The Foundation is particularly interested in assisting programs which meet an urgent community need, which do not unnecessarily duplicate programs of other organizations, which have explored alternative funding sources, and which have some reasonable assurance of ongoing support. A meeting with Klee staff will determine the eligibility of a proposal for submission.

     
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    Collaborative Operations and Services

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://www.cpb.org/grants/collaborative-operations-and-services-grant-program

    The Collaborative Operations and Services ("COS") grant program is intended to support multi-station initiatives to fully develop and implement collaborations, strategic alliances and other forms of partnerships that will increase stations' abilities and capacities to achieve more together than each can accomplish alone.

     
  • Creative Capital

    Creative Capital Award

    Previous Deadline: 2/28/19

    https://creative-capital.org/award/about/

    Creative Capital's venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $50,000, for a total commitment of up to $100,000 per project.

     
  • Danish Arts Foundation

    Crafts and Design Project Grants

    Previous Deadline: 9/05/19

    https://www.kunst.dk/english/funding/subsidies/tilskud/craft-and-design-projects-in-denmark-and-abroad-1/

    The prime aim of the Danish Arts Foundation is to promote the arts in Denmark and Danish art abroad. Funding available for craftspeople, designers, curators, writers, communication experts, museums, galleries and others with an interest in developing and promoting Danish craft and design. Grants support projects in Denmark and abroad including production, exhibitions, shows, trade fairs, seminars and communication projects concerning Danish craft and design. 

     
  • Danish Arts Foundation

    Danish Literature Abroad & Foreign Literature in Denmark

    Previous Deadline: 9/01/19

    https://www.kunst.dk/english/funding/subsidies/tilskud/danish-literature-abroad-and-foreign-literature-in-denmark/

    The prime aim of the Danish Arts Foundation is to promote the arts in Denmark and Danish art abroad. Subsidies from this fund are available for translations to and from Danish, sample translations, mentor support for translators, events and network support for translators, travel grants for translators and research travel for publishers, as well as other literary projects.

     
  • Danish Arts Foundation

    International Research Programme (Visual Arts)

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://www.kunst.dk/english/funding/subsidies/tilskud/international-research-programme-visual-arts/

    Curators, directors of art institutions and other art professionals from abroad may apply for funding for travel and accommodation in Denmark. The research programme is primarily aimed at applicants who already have contacts on the Danish art scene or candidates who wish to develop a project involving specific Danish artists or institutions. Applicants must be able to organize meetings and studio visits on their own.

     
  • Dedalus Foundation

    Senior Fellowships

    Previous Deadline: 9/15/19

    http://dedalusfoundation.org/programs/senior

    The Dedalus Foundation’s Senior Fellowship program is intended to encourage and support critical and historical studies of modern art and modernism. Under this program, fellowships are awarded to writers and scholars who have demonstrated their abilities through previous accomplishments and who are not currently matriculated for academic degrees. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Fellowship stipends vary according to the needs of the specific project, with a maximum of $30,000.

     
  • Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

    Community Arts Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://www.db.com/usa/content/en/community-arts-grants.html

    Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation is steadfast in its commitment to a new generation of cultural institutions that are critical in the revitalization of transitional neighborhoods. Recognizing that communities outside the economic mainstream have realized only limited opportunities from the vitality of the arts sector, Deutsche Bank launched the Arts & Enterprise grants program in 2001. This place-based RFP encourages the use of art, culture and design as tools for the economic development of distressed communities, as well as to provide neighborhood residents with new employment, career and entrepreneurial opportunities. 

     

    These organizations are redefining the city’s cultural landscape, with many deciding to expand their footprint and undergo major capital campaigns to build new or renovate existing facilities.  In 2007, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation added the New Spaces RFP to its arts portfolio to help these mid-sized cultural organizations become world-class institutions with unique programming, solid governance, financial stability and strong ties to their local communities.

     
  • Dramatists Guild Foundation

    Emergency Grants for Writers

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://dgf.org/programs/grants/grants-for-writers/

    The Dramatists Guild Fund awards one-time emergency grants to individual playwrights, lyricists, composers and bookwriters in need of temporary financial assistance due to unexpected illness or extreme hardship. To be considered for personal grant, you must have had a play or musical either presented for a paying audience anywhere in the United States or Canada, and/or published by a legitimate publishing/licensing company; or be an active member of The Dramatists Guild.

     
  • Dyson Foundation

    Mini-Grant Program

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.dysonfoundation.org/mini-grant-program

    The Mini-Grant Program helps Mid-Hudson Valley nonprofits improve their internal operations, program development, administration, and management to better achieve their missions. Mini-grants enable nonprofit board, staff, and volunteer leaders to develop new skills by providing organizations with financial support to hire consultants to lead specific capacity building activities. Mini-grants may also be used to defray the cost of conferences, seminars, and other training opportunities for staff and board.

     
  • Dyson Foundation

    Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring Initiative

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.dysonfoundation.org/nonprofit-strategic-restructuring-initiative

    Strategic restructuring is the establishment of an ongoing relationship between two or more independent organizations to increase administrative efficiency and/or further programmatic missions through shared, transferred, or combined services, resources, or programs. The results can range from jointly managed programs and consolidated administrative functions to full-scale mergers. The benefits can include reductions in duplicated services, improved efficiencies, and increased financial stability. The Dyson Foundation’s Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring Initiative provides funding to help organizations through this process. Grants are made in the following four categories: Preliminary Exploration, Planning, Implementation, and Post Restructuring Support.

     
  • Dyson Foundation

    Project Support Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.dysonfoundation.org/grantmaking/project-grants

    Project support grants are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Hudson Valley (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties). Although the Dyson Foundation does not primarily fund artistic programs, limited funding is available for arts organizations that provide support or training to other arts organizations, and on a much more limited basis, we will consider funding to arts organizations if they have demonstrated and significant positive impacts on job opportunities and the local economy.

     
  • Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art

    Grants for Media Art of the Foundation of Lower Saxony

    Previous Deadline: 2/06/19

    https://www.edith-russ-haus.de/en/grants/grants/current.html

    The Foundation of Lower Saxony grant at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art supports a wide spectrum of media art, from video art and net-based projects to audio works and audio-visual installations. Each of the three grants will be awarded for the production of a new project in the area of media art. The grant is valid for a duration of six months (July–December 2019). It cannot be prolonged and residency is compulsory; grant recipients can expect to stay in Oldenburg at least one month. Grant recipients are expected to be involved in the activities of the Edith-Russ-Haus, including, for example, running workshops and giving presentations and artist talks. The dates of such activities will be arranged in consultation with the Edith-Russ-Haus. Beyond the grant amount of EUR 10,000 and the possibility of using one of the guest apartments at the Edith-Russ-Haus, no further costs will be covered during the residency (such as technical means, production means, travel expenses, and living expenses incurred during the grant period).

     
  • Erie County Department of Environment and Planning

    Cultural Funds

    Previous Deadline: 4/24/19

    http://www2.erie.gov/cultural/index.php?q=cultural-funding-application

    501(c)(3) organizations located and providing services in Erie County may review our site for additional eligibility apply for Cultural Funding contracts.

     
  • Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

    Performing Arts Program

    Previous Deadline: 9/03/19

    http://www.samuels.org/

    The Foundation supports performing arts organizations in the City of New York, principally, but not exclusively, in the borough of Manhattan. The Foundation's primary mission is to support major dance, music and theatre companies of national or international importance.

     
  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts

    Emergency Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

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

    In keeping with FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, applicants must demonstrate that their artistic practice falls within this context. Created in 1993, Emergency Grants provides prompt funding for innovative visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding; or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500.

     
  • Gannett Foundation

    Community Action Grant

    Previous Deadline: 2/26/19

    http://gannettfoundation.org/guidelines.htm

    Community action grant priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.

     
  • Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

    Humanities Program

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://delmas.org/programs/#humanities

    The Humanities Program is primarily directed to institutions of higher education and humanistic enterprises such as learned societies, museums, and major editorial projects. The program may also consider, on a selective basis, projects that increase the exposure of those outside these institutions to the humanistic experience or that strengthen preparation for the humanistic disciplines in secondary education.

     
  • Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

    Performing Arts Program

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://delmas.org/programs/#performing_arts

    The principal mission of the Performing Arts Program is to provide core program and special project support to organizations of quality in the fields of dance, music and theater that perform or produce work in New York City.

     
  • Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

    Research Libraries Program

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://delmas.org/programs/#research_libraries

    The overall objective of the Research Library Program is to improve the ability of research libraries to serve the needs of scholarship in the humanities and the performing arts, and to help make their resources more widely accessible to scholars and the general public. Wherever possible, grants to libraries seek to promote cooperative cataloging projects, with an emphasis on access to archival, manuscript, and other unique sources; some elements of interpretation and exhibition; scholarly library publications; bibliographical and publishing projects of interest to research libraries; and preservation/conservation work and research.

     
  • Graham Foundation

    Grants to Individuals

    Previous Deadline: 9/15/19

    http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs/?mode=individual

    Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals for projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. As one of the few funders of individuals in the field of architecture, the foundation's grants provide important support for the work of emerging and established architects, scholars, writers, artists, designers, curators, filmmakers, and other individuals. To apply for an individual grant, applicants must submit an Inquiry Form—the first of a two-stage application process. The online Inquiry Form is currently available on our website. Inquiry Form deadline: September 15, 2017 Invitation to advance to the second stage: after December 15, 2017 Grant decision notification: April 2018 Earliest start-date for a funded project: June 1, 2018.

     
  • Greene County Council on the Arts

    Arts Education Grants

    Previous Deadline: 9/30/18

    http://www.greenearts.org/upcoming-grants/

    Greene County Council on the Arts is offering funds provided by the NYS Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for in-school arts programming in Columbia, Greene & Schoharie Counties through the Arts Education (AE) Partnership grant program. These grants provide funds for artists/arts groups or cultural organizations to work in a K-12 public school setting in their county in collaboration with subject teachers.  Artists from outside the county may apply through a nonprofit conduit.  Projects need to address NYS Learning Standards.

     
  • Greene County Council on the Arts

    Community Project Support

    Previous Deadline: 9/30/18

    http://www.greenearts.org/upcoming-grants/

    Community Art Grants are available to not-for-profit organizations legally registered in Columbia, Greene, or Schoharie County, Collectives or Individuals in partnership with a non-profit. Community Art Grants provide funding for cultural and art programs taking place in the county of registration. 

     
  • Greene County Council on the Arts

    County Initiative Program

    Previous Deadline: 3/15/19

    https://www.greenearts.org/grants/2019-county-initiative-program-cip-grant-applications-now-available/

    The purpose of the County Initiative Program (CIP) is to provide general operating or programmatic support from the Greene County Legislature to major Greene County arts and cultural institutions that offer quality professional services and programs of benefit to the residents of Greene County. The Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA) has administered this fund since its establishment in 1983. CIP funding is intended to promote the development, growth and viability of major Greene County organizations. With invaluable support from the Greene County Legislature, these goals continue to be met, producing a positive impact on the state of the arts and quality of life in Greene County.

     
  • Greene County Council on the Arts

    Individual Artist Grant

    Previous Deadline: 9/30/18

    https://www.greenearts.org/upcoming-grants/

    The Individual Artist Tier will award selected artists in each county a grant in the amount of $2,000. The primary goal of this support is to significantly advance the work of the artist. The project must result in the creation of new work and the local community must be actively engaged or involved in some way with the artist’s creative process. “Community” can be defined as geographic, racial, ethnic, or philosophical. “Community engagement” can be accomplished through interaction between artist & public, public participation & input, presentation, etc.

     
  • Hearst Foundation, Inc.

    Culture Funding

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.hearstfdn.org/funding-priorities/culture/overview/

    The Hearst Foundations fund cultural institutions with a minimum $1 million operating budget that offer meaningful programs in the arts and sciences, prioritizing those which enable engagement by young people and create a lasting impression. The Foundations also fund select programs nurturing and developing artistic talent.

     
  • Hearst Foundation, Inc.

    Education Funding

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.hearstfdn.org/funding-priorities/education/overview/

    The Hearst Foundations fund educational institutions with a minimum $1 million operating budget demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society. The Foundations’ focus is largely on higher education, but they also fund innovative models of early childhood and K-12 education, as well as professional development.

     
  • Henry Luce Foundation

    Responsive Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.hluce.org/aaresponsgrant.aspx

    Through its Responsive Grants, the American Art Program seeks to support a wide range of collection-based projects that advance the understanding and presentation of art of the United States. Eligible collection areas include paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, decorative arts, naïve and outsider art, traditional and studio crafts, architecture, design, and all aspects of Native American arts.

     
  • Hodgson Russ LLP

    Community Support

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.hodgsonruss.com/about-community.html

    For nearly 200 years, Hodgson Russ has had a philosophy and tradition of giving generously of our time, talent, and finances to the communities we serve. Our attorneys and staff serve on the boards of directors of more than 100 organizations, including those devoted to health care, education, the arts, civic and business interests, and social issues. At all levels, we encourage attorneys and staff to support community organizations with their time, skills, and passion. In addition to the hours we devote to charities, the firm is pleased to provide financial support to more than 250 worthy organizations.

     
  • Hyde & Watson Foundation

    Grants

    Previous Deadline: 9/15/19

    http://fdnweb.org/hydeandwatson/application-procedures/

    The Foundation supports capital projects such as hard costs related to the construction or purchase of new facilities, building renovations and improvements, purchase of capital equipment and furnishings, and other one-time capital needs. Broad fields of support include education, social services, arts, health, religion, and humanities. The current geographic areas of grant support are primarily the five boroughs of New York City, and Essex, Morris, and Union Counties in New Jersey.

     
  • J. Paul Getty Trust

    Connecting Art Histories Scholar Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/cah/index.html

    Connecting Art Histories seeks to strengthen art history as a global discipline by fostering new intellectual exchanges among scholars in targeted regions whose economic or political realities have previously prevented collaboration. Connecting Art Histories also seeks to enhance the preparation of younger scholars in countries where art history is an emerging discipline. Foundation grants are supporting visiting professorships in select art history departments and research centers, as well as intensive research seminars. Our current focus is on Latin America and the greater Mediterranean, with occasional demonstration projects in other parts of the world.

     
  • J. Paul Getty Trust

    Digital Art History Scholar Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/dah/index.html

    The term "digital art history" has become a shorthand reference to the potentially transformative effect that digital technologies hold for the discipline of art history. Advanced technologies are making research materials more widely accessible and allowing scholars to ask and answer new questions. The latest tools and techniques allow researchers to handle large volumes of digitized images and texts, trace patterns and connections formerly hidden from view, recover the past in virtual environments, and bring the complex intricacies of works of art to light as never before, to name just a few opportunities. Through its new initiative, the Getty Foundation is providing grants that allow art historians to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by these technologies. Grants support training to prepare art historians to work with new technologies, innovative research and publication projects that will establish new models for the field, and convenings to address key issues in digital art history.

     
  • J. Paul Getty Trust

    Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/osci/index.html

    Publishing scholarly collection catalogues is a critical part of a museum's mission. Based on meticulous research, these catalogues make available detailed information about the individual works in a museum's collection, ensuring the contents a place in art history. Yet printed volumes are costly to produce and difficult to update regularly; their potential content often exceeds allotted space. One could say they are like thoroughbred horses confined to stock pens.

    Digital publishing presents an alternative, and the Getty Foundation's Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) is helping museums make the transition from printed volumes to multimedia, web-based publications freely available to anyone with a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
     
  • Japan–United States Friendship Commission

    Creative Artists Fellowship

    Previous Deadline: 3/01/19

    https://www.jusfc.gov/creative-artists-programs/

    JUSFC and NEA invite leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to apply for a unique collaborative artistic fellowship designed to highlight U.S.-Japan artistic partnerships during the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The completed projects will be showcased in Tokyo during the Olympic Games and/or Paralympic Games in 2020. The program will support up to five collaborative projects of U.S.-Japan artists representative of diverse genres and regions of both countries. The 2019-20 program is only for collaborative pairs, and not for individual artists. 

     
  • Jerome Foundation

    Arts Organization Grants

    Previous Deadline: 2/05/19

    https://www.jeromefdn.org/arts-organization-grants

    Jerome Foundation offers two-year grants to organizations in support of ongoing programs, services and activities for early career artists in New York City and Minnesota. Grants awarded in Dance; Literature; Media, including film, video, and digital production and new media; Music; Theater; and Visual Arts, support a diverse range of programs in each artistic discipline. This includes both development (artistic or career development and/or technical assistance) and production programs.

     
  • Jim Henson Foundation

    Puppet Theatre Grants

    Previous Deadline: 3/11/19

    http://www.hensonfoundation.org/grant-application/artist-grants

    The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. Production Grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in the coming year. Workshop Grants of $3,000 are for the development and workshopping of these pieces. Family Grants of $4,000 fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers. 

     
  • John R. Oishei Foundation

    Expanding the Role of Arts, Culture and Heritage in Regional Development

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://oishei.org/grants/what-we-fund/fund:the-role-of-arts-culture-and-heritage-in-regional-development/

    The Foundation will support efforts that increase the number of local visitors and tourists at cultural, natural and heritage sites throughout the region in order to expand their role in regional development. Support is provided in three broad categories: Expansion or improvement of existing, demonstrably successful programs; Creation and implementation of new, innovative approaches to issues related to the Foundation’s interests; and Core Operations Improvement to strengthen the internal operations of organizations to better fulfill their missions.

     
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

    Arts Program

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.knightfoundation.org/what-we-fund/fostering-arts

    Through its arts program, the foundation seeks to weave the arts into the fabric of Knight resident communities to engage and inspire the people living in them. The foundation believes that the arts are a catalyst for public dialogue and that shared cultural experiences contribute to a sense of place and communal identity. The foundation seeks innovative ways to reach, engage and increase audiences for the arts, including through the use of technology.

     
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

    Community and National Initiatives

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.knightfoundation.org/what-we-fund/engaging-communities

    In our Community and National Initiatives program we support the success of our communities through investments that attract, retain and harness talent; that expand opportunity by increasing entrepreneurship and economic mobility; and that build places that accelerate the growth of ideas and bring people from diverse social and economic backgrounds together. Promoting civic innovation and robust engagement will enable our communities to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

     
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.

    Grant Program

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate-Responsibility/grant-programs-us.htm

    JPMorgan Chase works with community partners to create pathways to opportunity by supporting workforce development, financial capability, small business development and community development in the regions where we do business.

     
  • Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.

    Arts Grants

    Previous Deadline: 8/15/19

    http://lilyauch.org/grants/

    The foundation supports art, preservation and community programs which serve to enrich the lives of the people of New York City. Grants are available for art, education, human services, and preservation/environment programs located within the city's five boroughs.

     
  • Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation

    Grants for Not-for-profit Organizations

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://officespacestatenisland.com/the-lois-richard-nicotra-foundation/

    The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation provides support for non-for-profit organizations primarily located in the Borough of Staten Island and aids in the support of higher education for the children and grandchildren of the employees of The Nicotra Group, LLC. Average awards range from $750–$1500.

     
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

    Creative Engagement

    Previous Deadline: 9/10/19

    http://lmcc.net/program/creative-engagement/

    Creative Engagement is an arts funding program that provides seed grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that offer Manhattan communities diverse artistic experiences. Each year, the program supports over 170 arts projects in Manhattan, including concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, workshops, readings and more.

     
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

    Creative Learning

    Deadline: Annual

    http://lmcc.net/program/creative-learning/

    Creative Learning is a grant program designed to support and develop the capacity of Manhattan’s teaching artists and small arts organizations to provide in-depth, community-based arts education and enrichment projects and programming to participants of all ages including youth, adults, and seniors. The program aims to support effective and innovative approaches to artist-led, age- and skills-appropriate instruction outside of the school setting, as well as education-based approaches to participatory arts projects. Emphasis is placed on quality and depth of the creative process through which participants learn through and about the arts. Creative Learning strongly supports the payment of artist fees.

     
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

    Manhattan Arts Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://lmcc.net/artist-resources/manhattan-arts-grants/

    A trusted regrantor of public funds for the arts within New York City, LMCC offers approximately $500,000 per year to Manhattan-based artists, arts groups and community-focused organizations to engage local communities through rich artistic experiences—on stages, in exhibitions, classrooms, recreation rooms, and public spaces. With support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grant programs provide technical support to applicants and awards of up to $5,000 to enable hundreds of arts projects in all disciplines.

     
  • M&T Bank

    M&T Charitable Giving

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://www.mtb.com/aboutus/community/Pages/TheMTCharitableFoundation.aspx

    At M&T Bank, we recognize that our corporate success is directly related to the health and vitality of the communities we serve. So, as a corporate citizen, we believe in providing resources to not-for-profit organizations that make our communities better places to live and work. Through our philanthropic arm, The M&T Charitable Foundation, we support a diverse range of civic, cultural, health and human service organizations with financial grants, employee volunteerism and in-kind services. For information on how to apply for support, please review our charitable guidelines.

     
  • MacArthur Foundation

    Digital Media & Learning Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.macarthur.org/programs/learning/strategy/

    MacArthur is investing in research and innovations to reimagine learning for the digital age. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community. Our society is in the midst of a reinvention of how knowledge is created, organized, accessed, and shared that has far-reaching implications for institutions of learning—schools, libraries, museums, and more. The initiative in Digital Media and Learning aims to drive positive change in American education that builds on the new modes of learning observed among young people using digital media and related tools.

     
  • MacArthur Foundation

    Media Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.macarthur.org/programs/media/strategy/

    MacArthur supports the production and distribution of news and documentary programs for television, radio, and the web that help inform the American public about important domestic and international current affairs and policy issues.

    We work in media because it reaches large numbers of citizens who need accurate and analytical information to make informed choices in their families, workplaces, communities, and in our democracy. Our support of documentaries and news programs aimed at informing audiences about important social issues advances the specific programs and broad mission of the Foundation.

     
  • Macy's

    My Macy's District Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://www.macysinc.com/community/corporate-gifts/

    My Macy’s District Grants support nonprofit organizations and initiatives that are important to our individual local communities from coast to coast and that fall within the Macy’s focus areas - arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS, and women’s issues.

     
  • Mertz Gilmore Foundation

    NYC Dance Grants

    Previous Deadline: 2/04/19

    http://www.mertzgilmore.org/index.php/programs/nyc-dance

    The Foundation provides general operating support for presenters of small to mid-sized dance companies in New York City that facilitates exchanges between New York City’'s artists and audiences through creative performance opportunities. Grants are available only to groups that present contemporary dance (exclusively or as a part of multi-disciplinary programs). On a limited basis and for opportunities that meet strategic concerns of the Foundation, organizations may submit proposals for discrete advocacy/support services projects to advance the dance field by improving conditions for individual dance artists.

     
  • Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

    USArtists International

    Previous Deadline: 9/05/19

    http://www.midatlanticarts.org/grants-programs/grants-for-artists/#usartists-international

    USArtists International (USAI) supports performances by ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Grants provided of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation. Current applications are for projects taking place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. 

     
  • National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)

    NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) Grants

    Previous Deadline: 9/06/18

    https://www.nalac.org/nfa?mc_cid=c2e79f9009&mc_eid=65d2605ac3

    As the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) approaches its 30th anniversary in May 2019, it announced the latest round of grant opportunities for Latino artists and arts organizations working in all creative disciplines across the United States and Puerto Rico.

    Grants will support projects taking place in 2019, and applications are due Thursday, September 6, 2018. The NALAC Fund for the Arts is the only national grant program intentionally investing in Latinx artists and nonprofit arts organizations in the United States. (Latinx is a gender-neutral term increasingly used in lieu of Latino or Latina).

    Grants are available for both Latinx Artists and Organizations.

     
  • National Endowment for The Arts

    Art Works Grants

    Previous Deadline: 7/11/19

    http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works

    Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. 

     
  • National Endowment for The Arts

    Challenge America Grants

    Previous Deadline: 4/23/19

    http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description

    The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

     
  • National Endowment for The Arts

    Our Town Grants

    Previous Deadline: 8/08/19

    https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/our-town/application-calendar

    Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into strategies for strengthening communities.

     
  • National Endowment for The Arts

    Research: Art Works

    Previous Deadline: 10/03/19

    http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works

    The NEA's Office of Research & Analysis will make awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.

     
  • National Endowment for the Humanities

    Public Humanities Projects

    Previous Deadline: 8/14/19

    https://www.neh.gov/grants/public/public-humanities-projects

    Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities programming.

     
  • National Endowment for the Humanities

    Digital Projects for the Public

    Previous Deadline: 6/12/19

    http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/digital-projects-the-public

    NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with humanities ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history.

     
  • National Endowment for the Humanities

    Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

    Previous Deadline: 8/21/19

    http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowship-programs-independent-research-institutions

    Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. Recognizing that at times scholars need to work away from their homes and institutions, the FPIRI program offers fellowships that provide scholars with research time, a stimulating intellectual environment, and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them. Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and American organizations that have expertise in promoting research in foreign countries. 

     
  • National Endowment for the Humanities

    Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

    Previous Deadline: 7/16/19

    http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/humanities-collections-and-reference-resources

    The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation.

     
  • National Endowment for the Humanities

    Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants

    Previous Deadline: 5/15/19

    http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-and-access-education-and-training

    The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to NEH’s efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous, and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing. Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional (multistate) education and training programs. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections.

     
  • New Music USA

    Project Grants

    Previous Deadline: 1/31/19

    https://www.newmusicusa.org/grants/

    Our approach to project grants is driven by two core convictions. First, that the best way to serve new music is to ask practitioners what they need rather than tell them what they should want. Second, that the process for requesting financial support should be simple and should help artists connect with audiences, not just funders. Applicants are asked to present their projects using the same language and media they would use to build public interest in their work. Our goal is to make grantmaking less about grant writing, and focus instead on how artists naturally talk about their work. We’re especially interested in having our funds go towards paying artists directly for their work; whether that’s creating, engaging, performing, or something else. We place special emphasis on funds towards the creation of new musical work, new live music for dance, recording costs, residency and community outreach activities.

     
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

    Capital Funding

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcla/cultural-funding/capital-funding.page

    DCLA, through its Capital Projects Unit, supports design and construction projects and major equipment purchases at the 33 City-owned cultural institutions and approximately 200 other cultural facilities throughout the five boroughs.

    The goals of the capital program are to assist the nonprofit cultural community in providing increased public service, provide greater access for the disabled, enhance exhibition or performing space, better maintain and preserve of historic buildings and increase protection of botanical, zoological and fine art collections.

     
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

    City-Owned Institutions

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcla/cultural-funding/city-owned-institutions.page

    The Department of Cultural Affairs' mission of fostering dynamic public partnerships with private cultural organizations has its most dramatic expression in its relationship with the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG). The 33 members of this group are each located on City-owned property, and receive significant capital and operating support from the City to help meet basic security, maintenance, administration and energy costs. In return for this support, these institutions operate as publicly-owned facilities whose mandate is to provide cultural services accessible to all New Yorkers.

     
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

    Cultural Development Fund

    Previous Deadline: 2/11/19

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcla/cultural-funding/programs-funding.page

    The Cultural Development Fund (CDF) enables qualifying cultural organizations to apply for grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs. The agency encourages participation in the process by the widest possible representation of the City’s diverse cultural constituency. Currently, we receive applications from more than 1,000 organizations and administer grants to more than 880 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations representing a wide range of disciplines and providing cultural experiences for the City’s residents and visitors.

     
  • New York City Economic Development Corporation

    Film Incentives

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.nycedc.com/opportunities/film-event-spaces

    New York State’s 2010-2011 Executive Budget includes a multi-year agreement to extend New York State’s Film Production Tax Credit Program for an additional five years and expand the Program to include a New York State Post Production Credit. The New York State Post Production Credit was created as an incentive to encourage post production in New York for projects produced outside of New York or that do not otherwise qualify for the New York State Film Production Tax Credit. Eligible productions that complete 75% of their post production in New York State can now apply for a 10% credit for such post production work.

     
  • New York Community Trust

    Arts & Culture Grants

    Previous Deadline: 2/08/19

    https://www.nycommunitytrust.org/information-for/for-nonprofits/what-the-trust-funds/

    We make grants in all artistic disciplines through projects that help arts organizations attract broader audiences and provide opportunities for artists from diverse backgrounds, build the capacity of small and mid-size arts groups (priority given to non-Manhattan and ethnic groups), help cultural groups integrate arts into the curriculum of needy public schools and advance arts advocacy on critical policy and funding issues Our board reviews grants three times a year.

     
  • New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

    NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

    Previous Deadline: 1/23/19

    https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Artists'%20Fellowships

    NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. These fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development. Applications in the current award cycle are being accepted in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Choreography, Music/Sound, Photography, and Playwriting/Screenwriting.

     
  • New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

    Electronic Media and Film (EMF)

    Previous Deadline: 3/28/19

    http://arts.ny.gov/programs/electronic-media-and-film

    Electronic Media and Film (EMF) advances artistic exploration and public engagement in the media arts. EMF is dedicated to experimental and creative expression in all genres of time-based and moving image media, including emergent technology. Support is provided for projects that employ technology as an art form, including historical and rarely seen works that enable media arts appreciation. EMF does not support projects where technology is employed solely as a communications medium. Priority is given to programs that combine strong curatorial vision and innovation.

     

    EMF does not accept applications from individual artists. Production funding for independent film and media artists is available through the NYSCA Individual Artists Program.

     
  • New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

    Individual Artists Grants (IND)

    Previous Deadline: 3/28/19

    http://www.arts.ny.gov/programs/individual-artists

    Individual Artists (IND) offers support for the creation of new work by New York State artists through artist-initiated projects in electronic media (video, sound art, installations, and new technologies) and film production, and the commissioning of new work by composers, choreographers and theatre artists. Artists at various career stages are welcome to apply.

     
  • New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

    Regional Economic Development Council Program

    Previous Deadline: 7/26/19

    http://www.arts.ny.gov/programs/regional-economic-development-council-initiative

    Program Staff
    Arian Blanco, (212) 459-8815
    Orin Chait, (212) 459-8835 

    NYSCA REDC Guidelines 
    CFA Application 

    This year the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) will invest up to $5 million in initiatives across the state’s 10 regions to enhance, transform and increase the cultural and economic vitality of New York State communities. NYSCA support is available in three categories. Initiatives developed through partnerships between non-profit, for-profit and government entities will be given priority. 

    1) Arts, Culture and Heritage New Initiatives  Planning - Support is intended to lay a foundation for future implementation of policies, projects and programs.

    *Arts and Cultural Mapping
    *Arts and Cultural Master Plan
    *Arts and Cultural Branding or Marketing Plan

    2) Arts, Culture and Heritage New Initiatives Implementation - Support is provided for the implementation of new programming initiatives designed to have tangible economic and community development impact in a community or region.

    New York State is celebrating two landmark events of great historical significance. The NYSCA REDC Program is supporting arts and culture projects that are inspired by either of these two events and that broadly engage the general public.

    *Erie Canal Bicentennial
    *Women’s Suffrage Commemoration

    3) Workforce Investment Workforce Investment support is designed to expand the capacity of New York State’s arts, culture and heritage organizations with operating budgets under $500,000. Grant awards will support one expanded or new staff position.

     
  • Nieman Foundation

    Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation

    Previous Deadline: 1/31/19

    http://nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships/nieman-berkman-fellowship-in-journalism-innovation-2/

    The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. Proposals from Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship candidates may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting, or research into news consumption patterns.

     
  • Nonprofit Finance Fund

    Arts and Culture Loans & Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://nff.org/financing

    For over 30 years, NFF has been helping arts and cultural organizations solve their financial challenges and plan for a more vibrant, healthy future. We have worked with more than 1,300 arts organizations across the country, from small neighborhood-based community centers to large performing arts organizations and museums. Our team of arts experts assist organizations facing a range of artistic and business opportunities, from change, to growth, to collaboration, customizing our approach to individual circumstances and organizational sizes. For nonprofits, we provide sector-specific financial consulting services and access to capital, both loans and grants.

     
  • NYS Parks and Recreation

    Natural Heritage Trust Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://parks.ny.gov/natural-heritage-trust/default.aspx

    The NHT's mission is to receive and administer gifts, grants and contributions to further public programs for parks, recreation, cultural, land and water conservation and historic preservation purposes of the State of New York. The NHT accomplishes its mission by accepting donations, raising funds, and through cooperative programs and projects with its agency partners: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of State (DOS). The NHT is dedicated to building and sustaining relationships with organizations that share mission compatible goals and purposes.

     
  • NYWIFT

    In-Kind Post-Production Grants

    Previous Deadline: 9/27/19

    https://www.nywift.org/fund-for-women-filmmakers/in-kind-post-production-grants/

    New York Women in Film and Television is offering grants of in-kind post-production services to documentary films directed and produced by New York area–based women filmmakers.

     
  • NYWIFT

    Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion Grant

    Previous Deadline: 9/27/19

    https://www.nywift.org/fund-for-women-filmmakers/the-nancy-malone-marketing-promotion-grant/

    This grant will award $5,000 to a recently completed—or currently being completed—dramatic feature film directed by a woman. First or second-time, US-based feature filmmakers are eligible. Films co-directed by a woman and a man are not eligible. The Nancy Malone MAP Grant may be used for festival entry fees, marketing materials, video duplication, publicists, promotion at the film's opening, or other approved marketing and promotional expenses.

     
  • NYWIFT

    The Ravenal Foundation Grant

    Previous Deadline: 9/27/19

    https://www.nywift.org/fund-for-women-filmmakers/the-ravenal-foundation-feature-film-grant/

    The NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Grant will support a woman second-time feature film director who is over 40 years of age in the production of a dramatic feature film with $7500. Grant funds may be used for pre-production, production or post-production.

     
  • Office of Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer

    Capital Grant Program

    Previous Deadline: 3/26/19

    http://manhattanbp.nyc.gov/html/budget/capital-funding.shtml

    Every year the Manhattan Borough President provides funding in support of various important capital projects throughout Manhattan. Capital grants are available to city agencies, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and public schools for projects serving a defined City purpose. Capital projects include real property projects, such as acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of land/building, and movable property projects, such as equipment or furniture purchases

     
  • Office of Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer

    Cultural Tourism Development Grant Program

    Previous Deadline: 1/18/19

    http://manhattanbp.nyc.gov/html/budget/cultural-tourism-grants.shtml

    Projects eligible for funding under the program shall include, but are not limited to, the following on behalf of one or more not-for-profit 501(c)(3) cultural organization(s) in the borough: development, production, and distribution of a cultural organization’s promotional materials (brochures, posters, maps, videos and slides); special cultural events or projects supported by the Borough President and designed to bring visitors to the borough and the borough’s not-for-profit cultural assets; cultural advertising targeted to the inbound visitor market(s); research to determine visitor profiles, identify markets or measure economic impact of cultural organizations’ tourism outreach initiatives.

     
  • Office of Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer

    Manhattan Community Grant Program

    Previous Deadline: 8/16/19

    http://manhattanbp.nyc.gov/html/budget/community-grants.shtml

    The participatory process of the Manhattan Community Grant Program (MCGP) provides small discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations and public schools for programmatic and operating expenses. The grants are contracted through five city agencies: Department for the Aging (DFTA), Department of Corrections (DOC), Department of Education (DOE), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). The average grant size is between $3,000 and $5,000.

     
  • Open Meadows Foundation

    Foundation Grant

    Previous Deadline: 8/15/19

    https://sites.google.com/site/openmeadowsfoundation/application-guidelines

    Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.

     
  • Open Society Foundation

    Soros Justice Fellowships

    Previous Deadline: 12/06/17

    https://sorosjusticefellowships.submittable.com/submit

    The Soros Justice Fellowships Program’s Media Fellowships support writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinctive voices proposing to complete media projects that engage and inform, spur debate and conversation, and catalyze change on important U.S. criminal justice issues. The Media Fellowships aim to mitigate the time, space, and market constraints that often discourage individuals from pursuing vital but marginalized, controversial, or unpopular topics in comprehensive and creative ways. Media Fellowships are 12 months in duration, and fellows are expected to make their projects their full-time work during the term of the fellowship. Projects can begin in either the spring or fall of 2016.

     
  • Preservation League of New York State

    Technical Assistance Grants

    Previous Deadline: 9/30/19

    https://www.preservenys.org/technical-assistance-grants

    Grants of up to $3,000 are available to not-for-profit arts and cultural groups and municipalities managing historic sites, museums, arts facilities and other culturally important institutions that are located in historic buildings and structures open to the public. Eligible groups compete for funds for technical studies carried out by preservation and design professionals including building conditions surveys, engineering/structural analyses, feasibility/reuse studies and specialized building conservation studies.

     
  • Robert Lehman Foundation

    Visual Arts Grants

    Previous Deadline: 9/01/19

    http://www.robertlehmanfoundation.org/guidelines.php

    The Robert Lehman Foundation operates exclusively in the field of the visual arts. Grants are made on an individual basis to museums, arts organizations, educational institutions and other cultural organizations with the goal of enhancing the role of the visual arts within American and world culture. Within these broad parameters, the Foundation is open to a wide range of projects from art education programs, museum exhibitions and outreach to art history lectureships and scholarly publications.

     
  • Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

    Photography Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.mapplethorpe.org/faq/

    The Foundation provides support for museums and other public institutions to create or expand photography departments, including the acquisition of photographs, as well as study and exhibition facilities related to photography. Support is also available for exhibitions, which ideally will be accompanied by quality catalogues to insure the documentation of photography as a fine art. In the appropriate circumstance, the Foundation will also assist independent curators in developing photography exhibitions. The Board does not weigh photography projects based on the causes, subjects, and themes linked to Robert Mapplethorpe’s name. Rather, the quality of the work is the main criterion for the Board.

     
  • Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

    Art + Environment

    Previous Deadline: 12/15/17

    https://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/grants/art-grants/art-environment

    The goal of the Art + Environment program is to support effective methods for addressing climate change that leverage creativity and broad-based civic engagement. Consistent with our commitment to upholding the legacy of our founder, Robert Rauschenberg, all of RRF’s philanthropy programs operate with a set of core values that embody his work as both an artist and a philanthropist. These values include experimentation, fearlessness, and pushing boundaries. Rauschenberg also sought to learn from other cultures, and to share his own knowledge in exchange for what he learned. The Art + Environment program retains this approach with a particular focus on:

    - Creative problem-solving and solutions orientation – looking at an issue in new ways that actually shift its paradigm.

    -Interdisciplinary collaboration – experience and enthusiasm for working with people who have a variety of expertise, experience, and training, as well as those whose beliefs, values, and norms differ from your own.

    -Risk-taking – an ability to move outside of the status quo; comfort with uncertainty, improvisation, and/or iteration in the context of continuous learning.

     
  • Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

    Artist as Activist Grants

    Previous Deadline: 12/15/17

    https://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/grants/art-grants/artist-as-activist

    Artist as Activist provides game-changing resources to artists of all disciplines– including visual and performing arts, new media, design, and other creative professions–who address important global challenges through their creative practice. 

    The program is comprised of three distinct grant opportunities: Individual fellowships to U.S.-based artists and art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work toward a social or political action; travel & research grants for similarly focused artists; and general operating support to organizations that have been exemplars in supporting artists who work at the intersection of art and social justice.

     
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation

    Feinbloom Supporting Foundation

    Previous Deadline: 1/18/19

    https://www.racf.org/Grants/Search-for-Grants?ids=%7C1006%7C

    Grants support arts and culture programs for children that are research- or evidence-based and contribute to their ability to learn. Applicants must be charitable organizations within the eight-county region (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties) around Rochester, NY.

     
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation

    Gouvernet Arts Fund

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://www.racf.org/Grants/Search-for-Grants?ids=%7C1051%7C

    Preference is given to the performing arts including theatre and opera. Significant preference is also given to organizations with an arts-focused mission. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations within the eight-county region (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties) around Rochester, NY.

     
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation

    James M. and Olive Edmunds Memorial Fund – for Brockport, Sweden, or Clarkson

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://www.racf.org/Grants/Search-for-Grants?ids=%7C1062%7C

    To help local community organizations in the Village of Brockport or towns of Sweden or Clarkson provide local arts or cultural opportunities to their residents, support programs that reduce poverty, enrich the beauty of the communit. Arts and culture grants must be used to support local groups that perform traditional and folk arts, and historical preservation grants may be used for physical restoration of buildings and for the maintenance of monuments, sculptures, and other historic items important to the community. Typical grant size is $1,000-$2,000. 

     
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund

    Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://www.rbf.org/programs/culpeper-arts-culture/guidelines

    The Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture Grants honor the legacy of Charles E. Culpeper by supporting the artists and arts and cultural organizations that make New York City one of the world's most dynamic creative capitals. These grants support the creative process, build the capacity of small and mid-size arts and cultural institutions, and promote the pursuit of the creative life. The Fund seeks to sustain and advance small and mid-size cultural organizations, particularly those that are community-based and/or culturally specific, with annual budgets under $4 million, through giving non-renewable, capacity-building grants as added vitality in the immediate term.

     
  • Samuel Rubin Foundation

    Organization Grants

    Previous Deadline: 10/07/19

    http://www.samuelrubinfoundation.org/

    The Foundation's general purpose is to carry on the vision of its founder, Samuel Rubin, whose life was dedicated to the pursuit of peace and justice and the search for an equitable reallocation of the world’s resources. The Foundation believes that these objectives can be achieved only through the fullest implementation of social, economic, political, civil and cultural rights for all the world’s people. There are no geographic limitations, and we accept applications for general operating expenses as well as for specific projects within an organization. No grants are made to individuals or for building funds, endowments, or scholarships. The majority of the Foundation's grants are in the $5-10,000 range.

     
  • Scherman Foundation

    Arts - Core Fund

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://scherman.org/programs/arts/core-fund/

    New York City’s world-leading arts sector plays a critical role in the city’s life, enriching its spirit, attracting emerging and established artists from around the world, and creating significant economic activity and benefits. The Foundation funds a broad variety of professional performing arts organizations, as well as a limited number of visual arts groups. Its primary criteria are excellence, innovation, and intellectual relevance. Within those criteria, it values creative diversity without cultural boundaries. The Foundation seeks to support generative artistry—the composers, playwrights, and choreographers creating new work and the musicians, actors, dancers, and artist-driven companies that bring their work to life.

     
  • Scherman Foundation

    Rosin Fund

    Previous Deadline: 1/09/19

    http://scherman.org/programs/arts/rosin-fund/

    The Rosin Fund’s Arts Program will support a limited number of innovative, short-term and high-impact projects that support and strengthen the city’s performing, visual, and literary arts fields. The Foundation has chosen to initially do this in collaboration with the City’s many excellent art service organizations (ASOs) that support the creative process, provide the infrastructure that sustains artistic life, and help artists develop skills necessary for their creative pursuits.

     
  • Surdna Foundation

    Thriving Cultures Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    https://surdna.org/programs/thriving-cultures/

    The Surdna Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the priority areas of Sustainable Environments, Strong Local Economies, and Thriving Cultures. The Thriving Cultures program is based on a belief that communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from the diversity of their residents. We know that artists and cultural organizations can help us explore shared values and spark innovation, imagination and advancement for our communities. Creating just and sustainable communities is a key priority for the Surdna Foundation.

     
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

    Academy Film Scholars

    Previous Deadline: 1/31/19

    http://www.oscars.org/education-grants/grants

    Academy Film Scholars grants are awarded to scholars (both academically affiliated and non-affiliated) to support significant new works of film scholarship. Through the Grants program, the Academy seeks to: promote diversity; bridge the opportunity divide; attract and engage broad new audiences for theatrical motion pictures; provide a platform for underrepresented artists, the full range of film genres, and a variety of viewpoints and approaches; encourage filmmaking as a vocation; and illuminate less visible aspects of filmmaking and the film industry through scholarly research, presentations and discussions.

     
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

    FilmCraft

    Previous Deadline: 11/16/18

    http://www.oscars.org/educational-programs/grants

    FilmCraft grants support high-quality educational programs that identify and empower future filmmakers from nontraditional backgrounds. Targeted programs include those that encourage an appreciation of film as both a vocation and an art form, and those that provide direct, hands-on opportunities for participants to gain the filmmaking skills they need to tell their stories.

     
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

    FilmWatch

    Previous Deadline: 11/16/18

    http://www.oscars.org/educational-programs/grants

    FilmWatch grants support curated screening programs at North America-based film festivals, film societies and other film-related organizations. Targeted programs include those that create culturally diverse viewing experiences, promote motion pictures as an art form, provide a platform for underrepresented artists, and cultivate new and dedicated audiences for theatrical film.

     
  • The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU

    The Reporting Award

    Previous Deadline: 2/19/19

    https://journalism.nyu.edu/about-us/awards-and-fellowships/the-reporting-award/

    The Reporting Award provides support of up to $12,500 for a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects in the public interest. In establishing the award, the Carter Journalism Institute’s faculty cited the need for encouraging enterprise journalism during a time of extensive layoffs and budget cuts throughout the journalism industry. 

     
  • The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

    QuickARTS Grants

    Previous Deadline: 10/04/19

    https://earts.org/grants/grants-for-individuals/quickarts/

    QuickARTS grants support short-term community focused arts and cultural activities in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties. QuickARTS grants are administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes with funding from the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes. Awards are given three times a year and amounts range from $50 to $500. Individuals, artists, groups, and organizations may apply. Previously funded projects include workshops, readings, festivals, concerts, plays, and more.

     
  • The Bender Family Foundation

    Foundation Grant

    Previous Deadline: 3/14/19

    http://www.cfgcr.org/benderff/application.html

    The Bender Family Foundation works to foster, preserve and fund arts, culture, education, history and environmental projects primarily in the City and County of Albany. However, applications from organizations within a radius of 60 miles from the site of the New York State Capitol building in the City of Albany will also be considered. 

     
  • The Harpo Foundation

    Grants for Visual Artists

    Previous Deadline: 4/19/19

    http://www.harpofoundation.org/grants-for-visual-artists/

    The Grants for Visual Artists award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under recognized by the field.

     
  • The Harpo Foundation

    New Work Project Grants

    Previous Deadline: 4/12/19

    http://www.harpofoundation.org/new-work-project-grants/

    New Work Project Grants are made to non-profit organizations in support of new work by under recognized 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 by the field. This production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition. New Work Project Grants are made to non-profit organizations in support of new work by under recognized 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 by the field. This production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition.

     
  • The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770

    Hasty Pudding Grant

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://hastypudding.org/apply-for-a-grant

    The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 seeks, broadly, to support art and artists that otherwise wouldn’t have a voice. To this end, the organization is looking to support organizations that provide access and opportunities in the arts, with a focus on satire and social commentary.

     
  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation

    Foundation Grant

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.nathancummings.org/how-apply

    In order to address inequality, the Nathan Cummings Foundation invests in work with strong potential to create pathways to economic opportunity, particularly for women and people of color. We will address climate change as a consequence of progress in human development and economic prosperity, and will fund promising work that helps activate American ingenuity.

     
  • The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

    Conservation Grants Program

    Previous Deadline: 10/01/19

    http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/conservation/

    The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.

     
  • The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

    Digital Art History Grants Program

    Previous Deadline: 10/01/19

    http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/default.aspx?id=150

    The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support will also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history. Please note that this grant program does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.

     
  • The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

    History of Art Grants Program

    Previous Deadline: 10/01/19

    http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/default.aspx?id=142

    The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.

     
  • The Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation

    Art and Social Justice Funding

    Previous Deadline: 9/13/19

    https://www.sdrubin.org/guidelines/

    The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation was founded in 1995, and is primarily committed to providing grants and programmatic support for: access to art for a broad audience; art in the service of social justice; art in the service of social change and discourse; and under-recognized artistic practice. The Foundation supports arts and cultural organizations through grants to catalyze collective action, promote equality, contribute to advocacy and policy change and develop capacity for greater civic engagement.  The Foundation is also interested in supporting organizations outside of the arts whose programs seek to engage communities through cultural activities.

     
  • The Stavros Niarchos Foundation

    Foundation Grant

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.snf.org/en/inquiries/how-to-apply/

    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) makes grants to nonprofit organizations within four program areas: arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare.

     
  • Theatre Communications Group

    Global Connections—In the Lab

    Previous Deadline: 9/18/18

    https://www.tcg.org/Grants/GrantsAtAGlance/GlobalConnections/Description.aspx

    Global Connections—In the Lab: This initiative will award six grants of $10,000 each to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading up to a full production. To date, many U.S.-based theatre organizations and individual artists have made substantial strides in learning and developing projects with colleagues abroad. As a result of this work, many require additional resources to further the relationships established from their initial travels and first encounters. In addition, TCG recognizes the importance in continuing to seed new relationships by building a solid foundation for fruitful cultural exchanges. Please contact global@tcg.org for additional information.

     
  • Theatre Communications Group

    Global Connections—On the Road

    Previous Deadline: 9/18/18

    https://www.tcg.org/Grants/GrantsAtAGlance/GlobalConnections/Description.aspx

    Global Connections—On the Road: This initiative will award 12 grants of up to $5,000 each to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange. To date, many U.S.-based theatre organizations and individual artists have made substantial strides in learning and developing projects with colleagues abroad. As a result of this work, many require additional resources to further the relationships established from their initial travels and first encounters. In addition, TCG recognizes the importance in continuing to seed new relationships by building a solid foundation for fruitful cultural exchanges. Please contact global@tcg.org for additional information.

     
  • U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

    Arts & Culture Exchange Programs

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://exchanges.state.gov/us/special-focus-areas

    The U.S. Department of State sponsors multiple programs for educational, cultural, and professional exchanges across the world. Arts & Culture programs include American Arts Incubator, American Film Showcase, American Music Abroad, Arts Envoy, Cairo International Art Exhibition, Community Engagement Through the Arts, DanceMotion USA, Fulbright Scholar and Travel Grants, Venice Bienalle, and Museums Connect.

     
  • VIA Art Fund

    Incubator Grant

    Previous Deadline: 5/10/19

    http://viaartfund.org/apply/

    VIA Art Fund supports international artists, curators, nonprofit cultural organizations and biennials for the production, exhibition, public dissemination and institutional acquisition of ambitious and pioneering art projects with far-reaching impact. Proposals considered for the Fund include local art spaces focused on production and exhibition; artist residency programs; online or print discursive platforms; and curatorial or artists’ initiatives. We seek to support small to mid-size visual arts organizations, whose activities are rooted in programs, platforms and/or initiatives that embrace innovation, progress and risk; who champion new, diverse and/or overlooked artistic voices; who attract and serve expanded audiences; and who cultivate new avenues of thought leadership.

     
  • Walt Disney Company

    Charitable Giving

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/citizenship/act-responsibly/community/charitable-giving

    Giving back to communities is one of Disney’s founding principles. Today, we continue that tradition as we seek to do our part in improving and enriching the lives of children and families, as well as contributing our time, resources and energies to communities around the world. We dedicate financial resources and in-kind gifts to bring positive, lasting change to kids and families in need around the world. As we endeavor to strengthen communities and support the well-being of kids and families, we do so with special emphasis on three key areas that are core to Disney: compassion, conservation and creativity. 

     
  • Wave Farm

    Media Arts Assistance Fund for Organizations

    Previous Deadline: 10/01/19

    http://www.wavefarm.org/mag/organizations

    For organizations, the New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides funds to hire outside consultants to support organizational and professional development, as well as supports peer-to-peer mentoring and convening and conference attendance. Eligible organizations have missions specific to the media arts, dedicate the majority of their programming to technology as an art form, and are current NYSCA grantees. Priority will be given to NYSCA Electronic Media and Film grantees, applications from multi-disciplinary organizations, which incorporate technology as an art form will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

     
  • Westchester Community Foundation

    Thriving Communities Arts & Culture Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://www.wcf-ny.org/grant-programs

    Our Arts & Culture grants seek to broaden access to the arts for all and to provide professional development opportunities for Westchester artists from diverse backgrounds. We provide funding support to organizations that provide post-baccalaureate education and training fellowships to promising young, economically disadvantaged artists that will help them make the transition to professional careers. Recipients are generally age 30 or younger with demonstrated financial need.

    We also fund programs that bring to life the rich cultural history of Germany, including scholarships, research, and programs that promote Germanic arts, folklore, language, literature, and music.

     
  • William Talbott Hillman Foundation

    Foundation Grant

    Deadline: Ongoing

    http://hillmanfamilyfoundations.org/foundations/william-talbott-hillman-foundation/

    The geographic focus of the Foundation’s grantmaking program is New York City and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Foundation’s grant program primarily focuses on projects within the following areas: Cultural Advancement/Arts, Education, Environment/Conservation, and Human/Social Services.