September 2021

Funding Fridays #1

Welcome to our inaugural Funding Fridays post! This list includes 17 grant opportunities with application deadlines in September and October 2021. A new edition will be published on the first Friday of each month.


Grant opportunities are listed in ascending order by deadline. A running summary of this series is available on the Resources page.


To see details for each listing, click on the listing's down arrow. Listings that don't note an open date are open as of the publication of this post. All information provided with each listing is derived from each grant's website and current as of the publication of this post. For a grant's most current and accurate information, visit its website by clicking on the grant title.


Hello Barkada is not affiliated with any grants listed. Also, this is not an exhaustive list of grant opportunities. This post is intended to serve as an additional resource to your individual efforts to find grant opportunities.


Do you have a tip on a grant? Let us know by sending an email with the subject "Grant Tip" to contact[at]hellobarkada.org.


TAGS: RESOURCES

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (Round 8)Must be headquartered in California

Deadline. September 6

Amount(s) rewarded. $5,000 – $25,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institutions that satisfies their criteria for a "qualified small business," has a code from a specified list of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes (scroll down their grant page to find the button "APPLICATION GUIDE FOR ROUNDS 7, 8, AND 9"), and did not receive funding in any previous rounds; grants will be prioritized based on the documented percentage revenue declines based on a reporting period comparing Q2 and Q3 of 2020 versus Q2 and Q3 of 2019.

Grants for Artists’ Progress (GAP) AwardsMust reside in Washington state

Deadline. September 7

Amount(s) rewarded. $1500

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. BIPOC artists (Alaskan Native, Asian/Asian-American/Pacific Islander or Hawaiian, Black/African/African-American, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Native American or Indigenous, or South Asian) working in all disciplines

Artist Support GrantsMust reside in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties of North Carolina

Deadline. September 9, 12:00 P.M. EDT

Amount(s) rewarded. $500 – $1000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Artists in the genres of visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, music composition, choreography, and interdisciplinary arts. Eligible candidates may be either emerging or established artists. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on the work as artists.

Grants for Individual Artists of all Disciplines for Creative EndeavorsMust reside in the United States

Deadline. September 10

Amount(s) rewarded. $250

Application fee. $10

Who's eligible. Artists who creates under these categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

Creative Engagement GrantMust operate/reside in Manhattan, New York

Deadline. September 14, 5:00 P.M. EDT

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000 – $9000

Application fee. tktk

Who's eligible. Individual artists, collectives, and nonprofits whose projects connect audiences to rich arts experiences as demonstrated by opportunies to attend and/or paticipate in arts events and programming. Applicants whose work is rooted in the lives experience of Manhattan's Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities are strongly encourage to apply.

Creative Learning GrantMust operate/reside in Manhattan, New York

Deadline. September 14, 5:00 P.M. EDT

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000 – $9000

Application fee. tktk

Who's eligible. Teaching artists, and individual artists, collectives, and small nonprofits whose project provides sequential, skills-based arts study and participatory arts projects incorporating one or more art forms.

UMEZ Arts Engagement GrantMust operate/reside in Upper Manhattan, New York

Deadline. September 14, 5:00 P.M. EDT

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000 – $10,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Individual artists, collectives, and nonprofits who provide public-facing arts projects or programming that take place in Upper Manhattan (i.e., north of 98th Street on the east side of Fifth Avenue, and north of 110th Street on the west side.)

Innovate GrantOpen to artists around the world

Deadline. September 16

Amount(s) rewarded. $550

Application fee. $25

Who's eligible. Visual artists and photographers who are at least 18 years old

City of San Diego Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Fund Must headquartered in San Diego or serve San Diego residents

Deadline. September 24

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000 – $25,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. For-profits and nonprofits in operation before April 1, 2020

Mini Grants ProgramMust operate or reside in Cumberland County, North Carolina

Deadline. September 24

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $2000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applicants can be a nonprofit organization, municipality, group of artists, or artist whose projects, activities, or events are open to the public and take place in Cumberland County.

SSI LAC Artwork Commission Opportunity for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) artistsMust reside in Sydney or South Western Sydney, Australia

Deadline. September 29

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Visual artists who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, preferably with lived experience of disability

SSI LAC Artwork Commission Opportunity for LGBTIQA+ artists Must reside in Sydney or South Western Sydney, Australia

Deadline. September 29

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Visual artists who identify as LGBTIQA+, preferably with lived experience of disability

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (Round 9)Must be headquartered in California

Deadline. September 30

Open date. September 9

Amount(s) rewarded. $5,000 – $25,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. For-profits and nonprofits that satisfy their criteria for a "qualified small business" or "eligible nonprofit cultural institution" (scroll down their grant page to find the button "APPLICATION GUIDE FOR ROUNDS 7, 8, AND 9"), that did not receive funding in any previous rounds, and can provide documentation of tax return filings in 2019.

Restart NY Regrants for Nonprofit EventsMust be headquartered/reside in Columbia, Greene, and Schoharie counties of New York

Deadline. October 1

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $1000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applicant MUST be a nonprofit organization in Greene, Columbia, or Schoharie Counties that provides arts and/or cultural programs in the county in which funds are requested, and that is NOT funded by NYSCA directly

Make | Learn | BuildMust be headquartered/reside in Multnomah, Clackamas, & Washington counties in Oregon

Deadline. October 6, by 5:00 P.M. PDT

Amount(s) rewarded. $1500, $3000, $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Artists and arts-based business/organizations in three categories:

  • MAKE: the creation of work in any artistic discipline.

  • LEARN: artistic or administrative learning, skill building, or professional development that improve your art practice or business.

  • BUILD: a transition or pivot for an arts business or operations, including purchase of equipment or staffing costs.

Artist GrantOpen to artists around the world

Deadline. October 15

Amount(s) rewarded. $100, $500

Application fee. $25

Who's eligible. Visual artists working in any media

The Samuel R. Delany FellowshipMust reside in the United States

Deadline: October 31

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Authors from a traditionally marginalized community currently working on a book-length work of speculative fiction or poetry.

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