June 2022

Funding Fridays #10

This month's list covers 24 funding opportunities—18 grants and 6 fellowships or residencies—with deadlines in June 2022. In addition, we've listed 16 grants with rolling application deadlines. Each listed opportunity has no application fee.


Listings preceded with "++" denote funding opportunities we've added since this article was originally published. Turn on post notifications for @HelloBarkada on Instagram and Twitter to stay in the loop.


For additional opportunities, check out the lists curated by Creative Capital for June and July 2022 and Fractured Atlas for June 2022.


As a reminder:

  • The list is made up of three sections: grants with rolling deadlines, grants with application deadlines, and fellowships and residencies.

  • A running summary of this series is available on the Resources page.

  • Grants that take applications on a rolling basis are listed in alphabetical order, while opportunities with deadlines are listed in ascending order by deadline in their applicable section.

  • Official details for a listed opportunity are available by clicking its hyperlinked title. Click on a listing's down arrow to see our summary, but rely on the official details of the funding organizer. Listings that don't note an open date are open as of the publication of this post.

  • Hello Barkada is not affiliated with any of the opportunities listed. Also, this is not an exhaustive list of art funding opportunities for this time period. This post is intended to serve as an additional resource to your individual efforts to find art funding opportunities.

  • Our next edition will be published on the first Friday of July 2022.


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TAGS: RESOURCES

GRANTS AWARDED ON A ROLLING BASIS

Listed in alphabetical order. Listings preceded by ">>" spotlight grants added to this section this month.

AAPI Emergency Transportation FundOpen to AAPI theater artists in New York City who don't feel safe taking public transportation

Amount(s) rewarded. $250

Who's eligible. Asian American/Pacific Islander indie, Off, and Off Off Broadway artists currently traveling to and from in-person rehearsals and performances. Stipends administered by IndieSpace and The Indie Theater Fund which were built to be responsive to the needs of our community and to provide financial support to artists and workers navigating obstacles to creating their art.

Adobe Creative Residency Community FundOpen to artists around the world who are at least 18 years old

Amount(s) rewarded. $500–$5000

Who's eligible. Creators of visual work (especially in video, photography, illustration, graphic design, and/or product/interface design (UI/UX)), who are proficient in English (except for Japanese candidates, who must be proficient in Japanese), at least 18 years old (no advanced degree needed), and owner of a PayPal account or bank account in their name. Currently prioritizing artists directly impacted by the 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

ASCA: Technical Assistance GrantsOpen to arts organizations in Alabama

Amount(s) rewarded. $500–$1000

Who's eligible. Technical Assistance grants are available for special, one-time needs that are small in scale, and unexpected, for activities that are art-oriented or directly support art-oriented outcomes. 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities, or a public institution, such as schools or municipal governments, located in Alabama are eligible to apply.

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency GrantOpen to artists around the world

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $15,000; most typically $5000

Who's eligible. The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. An artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of their work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking.

Create Chula Vista Arts GrantOpen to artists residing in Chula Vista, California, or affiliated with an educational institution based in Chula Vista, as well as for-profit businesses based in Chula Vista

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $10,000

Who's eligible. Chula Vista is looking for arts projects that provide enriching and accessible cultural opportunities for the City’s residents and visitors. Chula Vista individual artists, arts organizations, and small businesses are encouraged to apply. It is strongly recommended that grant projects are collaborative, promote cultural equity and inclusion, and address community aspirations.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Individual artists who reside in Chula Vista.

  • Tax-exempt, non-profit organizations located in the City of Chula Vista. NOTE: Organizations not located in Chula Vista may be eligible if the arts project is held in Chula Vista.

  • Educational institutions located in the City of Chula Vista.

  • Religious organizations located in the City of Chula Vista. NOTE: Religious organizations not located in Chula Vista may be eligible if the arts project is held in Chula Vista.

  • Performance groups, visual arts groups or other cultural arts-related groups and organizations affiliated with Chula Vista educational institutions (e.g., choirs, bands, etc.).

  • City of Chula Vista departments, boards, and commissions.

  • For-profit businesses located in the City of Chula Vista. Businesses must be a legally operating business located in a commercial or industrial space and independently owned and operated with the principal office located within the City of Chula Vista city limits.

>> Epic MegaGrantsOpen to developers around the world

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000–$500,000

Who's eligible. Epic Games is looking to support anyone doing amazing things with Unreal Engine or for the 3D graphics ecosystem. Grants cover a variety of endeavors from game development, architecture projects, and film/TV production, to academic uses and software tool development.

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism Open CallOpen to artists around the world

Amount(s) rewarded. $500–$5000

Who's eligible. The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists and artist-journalist teams producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. The funds distributed to artists will assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced. Artists with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must have an existing commission letter from an editor.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency GrantsMust reside in the United States or U.S. territories

Timeline tip. Best to start process at least eights weeks from when funding is needed

Amount(s) rewarded. $500–$3000

Who's eligible. Emergency Grants is a multi-disciplinary program that supports visual and performing artists whose work is of a contemporary, experimental nature. Artists who apply must:

  • Have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding.

  • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.

Open 4CultureOutside of Seattle, anywhere in King County

Timeline tip. Best to start process at least six weeks from when funding needed

Amount(s) rewarded. $1500

Who's eligible. Projects created by or for audiences of underserved communities, or offers an innovative approach to the arts, historic preservation, or King County heritage and offers public benefit to King County residents and visitors.

Mary Mason Lemonade FundOpen to current or past theatre practitioners in San Francisco with terminal or life-threatening illnesses

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $1000

Who's eligible. Any resident of the San Francisco Bay Area who has worked professionally or vocationally in local theatre or has been an active participant in the theatre community, regardless of the income derived from work in the theatre (with two years' experience minimum in the last five years), and has received a diagnosis of a terminal or life-threatening medical illness or condition is eligible to apply for the program.

National Dance Project Travel FundOpen to artists and art staff in the United States

Amount(s) rewarded. Reimbursement of up to 50% of the requested travel expenses, not exceeding $500.

Who's eligible. Artists currently in the creation or touring period of work supported by an NDP Production Grant; and curators, presenters, residency directors, or related staff (such as program or production staff) to either travel to see works currently eligible for NDP presentation support to determine if they will be able to present the NDP work in their community or to bring a currently-funded NDP artist to their community for meetings and advance planning to lay the groundwork for touring the NDP project.

National Theater Project Presenter Travel GrantOpen to art presenters and curatorial staff in the United States

Amount(s) rewarded. Reimbursement of up to 70% of the requested travel expenses (typically in the range of $700–$1000, but no maximum).

Who's eligible. Arts presenters and curatorial staff considering NTP projects are eligible to apply for travel support to see the project. Additionally, NTP Creation and Touring Grant recipients may apply for travel funds for themselves or invite others to apply for the purpose of promoting, publicizing, or otherwise advancing their NTP funded project.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation GrantOpen to artists around the world

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $30,000

Who's eligible. The Foundation provides financial resources for visual artists to create new work, acquire supplies, rent studio space, prepare for exhibitions, attend a residency and offset living expenses. The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers.

Stochastic Labs: ResidenciesOpen to engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs around the world

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000/month

Who's eligible. Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, and shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc). Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events.

Stochastic Labs: Seed FundsOpen to founding teams that include artists and engineers

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $20,000

Who's eligible. Projects can be in any medium. Stochastic Labs encourages proposals from creative coders, deep learning enthusiasts, AR/VR auteurs, game and app developers, neuroscientists, bio-designers, roboticists, data artists, musicians, animators, animal behaviorists, physicists, and world builders of all kinds.

smART ventures grantMust be based in the greater Seattle area

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $500–$1000

Who's eligible. smART ventures seeks to widen arts and culture participation, particularly of

diverse or underserved communities. Individuals (including youth), groups, organizations, or communities of interest that offer a potential arts or cultural impact within the city of Seattle and need start-up or final investment funds for proposed public events are able to apply. Organizations do NOT have to have 501(c)(3) non-profit status to apply.

GRANTS WITH APPLICATION DEADLINES

Listed in ascending order by deadline.

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants, Cycle 4Open to professional dancers who are at least 21 years old, based in one of the 50 states, a Tribal Nation, a U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia, and have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline. June 7, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Who's eligible. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants, a new emergency grant program for professional dancers. “Dire financial emergencies“ include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. If you were displaced due to COVID-19, expenses to enable you to return to your working home base are eligible. You must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in your application.


Applicants must demonstrate recent and sustained activity as a professional dancer (in any stage/performance style, including aerial, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, modern, tap, and traditional/folk) over the last 3-4 years in public-facing performances. Inactivity, or online/streaming activity, during COVID is allowable. Must also:

  • Live in one of the 50 states, a Tribal Nation, a U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia on the grant deadline

  • Be 21 years of age or older on the grant deadline

  • Have adjusted gross annual income of $75,000 or lower for an individual, or $150,000 for joint filers, averaged over the last two federal tax returns

  • Provide a W-9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN if you are funded

  • Not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program

  • Request expenses that have been/will be incurred in the U.S.

Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art GrantOpen to women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories

Deadline. June 14, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $20,000

Who's eligible. The AWAW EAG will support environmental art projects that inspire thought, action, and ethical engagement. Projects should not only point at problems, but aim to engage an environmental issue at some scale. Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years or older

  • Be the project lead, but collaborative projects are eligible and encouraged to apply

  • Have residence in one of the 50 states, a Tribal Nation, a U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia on the grant deadline

  • Be a US citizen, permanent legal resident, or O-1 visa holder

  • Not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind

California Arts Council Grant Cycle B: Artists in SchoolsOrganizations based and operating in California

Deadline. June 23, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $60,000

Who's eligible. The intent of the program is to augment and enhance the work of classroom teachers and school-based arts programs by bringing arts resources within the local community into the school culture, not to supplant credentialed arts teachers. Applicant organizations must be based in California and have:

  • 501(c)3 status or be fiscally-sponsored by a 501(c)3

  • A minimum two-year history of consistent engagement in arts programming and/or services prior to the application deadline

  • “Active status” with the California Secretary of State (SOS) showing evidence of “good standing” at the time of application

California Arts Council Grant Cycle B: Arts Integration TrainingOrganizations based and operating in California

Deadline. June 23, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $15,000

Who's eligible. Arts Integration Training projects should be designed to pave a pathway for increased equitable student learning in, through, and about the arts. This may be realized in a specific classroom, in all classrooms across a school site, or as a central strategy for a district- or countywide arts plan. The Arts Integration Training project can stand alone or be executed in conjunction with an Artists in Schools project. The project must be planned and implemented with collaboration between a nonprofit arts organization, teaching artists, and the educational entity, with full commitment from all participants. Applicant organizations must be based in California and have:

  • 501(c)3 status or be fiscally-sponsored by a 501(c)3

  • A minimum two-year history of consistent engagement in arts programming and/or services prior to the application deadline

  • “Active status” with the California Secretary of State (SOS) showing evidence of “good standing” at the time of application

California Arts Council Grant Cycle B: Arts Education ExposureOrganizations based and operating in California

Deadline. June 23, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $60,000

Who's eligible. The purpose of the Exposure program is to support attendance at high-quality performances and exhibits for students who would particularly benefit from these experiences. Exposure program experiences may include art exhibits and performances, field trips to arts venues, and/or in-school assemblies. Applicant organizations must be based in California and have:

  • 501(c)3 status or be fiscally-sponsored by a 501(c)3

  • A minimum two-year history of consistent engagement in arts programming and/or services prior to the application deadline

  • “Active status” with the California Secretary of State (SOS) showing evidence of “good standing” at the time of application

California Arts Council Grant Cycle B: Arts and AccessibilityAdministering organizations based and operating in California

Deadline. June 23, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $500,000

Who's eligible. The Arts and Accessibility program enhances opportunities for participation in the arts by people with disabilities. Applicant administering organizations must be based in California and must:

  • Have 501(c)3 status or be fiscally-sponsored by a 501(c)3

  • Include a partnership agreement signed by all parties if more than one organization is applying in partnership

  • Provide a minimum of two years of basic financial information via the Budget Snapshot

  • Have a minimum three-year history of consistent engagement in arts programming and/or services prior to the application deadline

  • Have “Active status” with the California Secretary of State (SOS) showing evidence of “good standing” at the time of application

  • Have signatures on required attachments

California Arts Council Grant Cycle B: California Creative CorpsAdministering organizations based and operating in California

Deadline. June 23, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $1,000,000–$5,000,000

Who's eligible. The CAC is seeking applications from 501(c)3 or fiscally-sponsored Administering Organizations with the capacity to administer regranting funds to arts and social service organizations and to individual artists and cultural workers throughout the state to develop media, outreach, and engagement campaigns that speak to the program goals. The intention of this grant program is to provide as broad a geographic reach as possible and serve all 58 counties, while prioritizing communities that demonstrate the highest levels of need as indicated by the California Healthy Places Index.

California Arts Council Grant Cycle B: Creative Youth DevelopmentOrganizations based and operating in California

Deadline. June 23, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $40,000

Who's eligible. Beneficiaries of Creative Youth Development projects include youth from infancy to 24 years of age. All projects occur outside of traditional school hours, taking place in arts venues, community centers, school sites, and other youth-oriented settings. Examples of applicable projects include but are not limited to: arts projects in early learning,

daycare, or foster-care environments; projects that support the transmission of traditional arts

and cultural practices; youth leadership and mentorship opportunities in arts settings; and arts

programming that supports workforce development and entrepreneurship. Applicant organizations must be based in California and have:

  • 501(c)3 status or be fiscally-sponsored by a 501(c)3

  • A minimum two-year history of consistent engagement in arts programming and/or services prior to the application deadline

  • “Active status” with the California Secretary of State (SOS) showing evidence of “good standing” at the time of application

California Arts Council Grant Cycle B: Folk & Traditional ArtsAdministering organizations based and operating in California

Deadline. June 23, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $1,000,000

Who's eligible. The CAC is seeking applications from 501(c)3 or fiscally-sponsored Administering Organizations (AO) with demonstrated capacity for statewide and regional reach that will regrant funds, provide technical assistance, and/or build capacity with artists and arts organizations in support of folk and traditional arts expressions. The AO will work directly with artists who practice traditional art forms. The forms of traditional expression can include but are not limited to: crafts, music, dance, ritual, and technical skills. Applicants must also have:

  • a minimum five-year history of consistent engagement in arts programming and/or services prior to the application deadline

  • “Active status” with the California Secretary of State (SOS) showing evidence of “good standing” at the time of application

California Arts Council Grant Cycle B: Jump StArtsOrganizations based and operating in California

Deadline. June 23, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $2500–$52,500

Who's eligible. The JUMP StArts program supports arts and culture education, apprenticeship and/or mentorship via artists-in-residence programs for system-engaged, system-impacted, and/or at-promise youth and young people through the age of 24. Activities may take place during or outside of traditional school hours at state- or county-operated correctional facilities; public settings; online; and at arts and culture venues, community centers, school sites, youth centers, and intergenerational settings.


The JUMP StArts program has two project grant strands—State facilities, and Community Spaces and/or County Facilities. Organizations may apply for and receive funding for projects in one strand.


Applicant organizations must be based in California and have:

  • 501(c)3 status or be fiscally-sponsored by a 501(c)3

  • A minimum two-year history of consistent engagement in arts programming and/or services prior to the application deadline

  • “Active status” with the California Secretary of State (SOS) showing evidence of “good standing” at the time of application

NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities GrantOpen to New York-based disabled artists who reside outside of the 5 boroughs of New York City

Deadline. June 28, 2022, 5:00 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000

Who's eligible. Disabled artists who are at least 21 years old, live in New York state and reside outside of the 5 boroughs of New York City, and who are actively creating in visual, media, music, performing, literary, or or multidisciplinary arts. There should also be public engagement with the artist's work such as exhibitions, shows, community-based programs, performances, or other public presentations of the artist's work. Applicants must also:

  • Provide documentation of a sustained commitment to their artistic practice from any time over the past 4 years (2018 to date).

  • Be able to provide a W-9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN (after selection)

National Performance Network’s Southern Artists for Social ChangeOpen to artists and culture bearers of color living, working, and engaging in social change in urban, rural, and tribal communities of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi

Deadline. June 29, 2022, 5:00 p.m. CT

Amount(s) rewarded. $25,000

Who's eligible. Artists and culture bearers who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) living, working, and engaging in social change in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be residents of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi for at least five years and 18 years of age or older by the application deadline. Individual artists, as well as artist collectives, may apply; artist collectives must have a demonstrated history of creating new work collectively for at least two years, and all members of the collective must meet the eligibility requirements individually.

CALI Catalyst, Cycle 2 of 3Open to artists or arts workers in California

Deadline. June 30, 2022, 12:00 p.m. PT

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Who's eligible. CALI Catalyst funds California changemakers who are shifting the arts and culture sector in ways that tangibly give underrepresented voices more power and influence. Applicants must be an artist or arts worker (e.g., arts administrator, cultural producer, culture bearer, creative, cultural practitioner, teaching artist, or specialized technician) who is a full-time resident of California. Additionally, an applicant’s action must have taken place or commenced (i.e., the action is still in progress) on or after January 1, 2020.

Queer | Art: Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual ArtistsOpen to early-career visual artists who are self-identified Black trans women and trans femmes, and based in the U.S.

Deadline. June 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000

Who's eligible. Applicants must live in either of the 50 states and/or its territories. Artists currently enrolled in college, university, or other educational programs are welcome to apply for this grant. This grant defines “early-career” as follows:

  • Likely to be receiving grant or fellowship support at this level and amount for the first time

  • May be of any age

  • May be self-taught or already have a fine arts degree

  • May have experience self publishing their work (but not with major publishers)

  • May have exhibited in regional or local galleries or museums (but not major galleries or museums)

  • May have previously received limited grant funding

Nevada Arts Council American Rescue Plan Grant: Cycle BOpen to professional individual artists who reside in Nevada

Deadline. June 30, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000

Who's eligible. Applicants must be:

  • 21 years old or older, who is not be enrolled as a degree-seeking student

  • A U.S. citizen or have legal permanent resident status

  • A practicing, professional performing, visual, literary, media, and/or multi-disciplinary artist with a sustained commitment to their art form.

Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance FundOpen to artists based in New York State

Deadline. July 1, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000

Who's eligible. MAAF provides support for the completion and/or public presentation of new works in all genres of sound (not electronic music) and moving image art, including emergent technology. Grant awards assist artists in completing new work, reaching public audiences in New York State, and advance artistic exploration and public engagement in the media arts. Women, gender non-comforming people, and people of color are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have all rights to distribute and exhibit the work as proposed and must not be students.

William Male Foundation GrantOpen to emerging individual artists in San Diego County, California

Deadline. June 30, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $5000

Who's eligible. Applicants may be pursuing formal training in the arts at a college/university/academy or from a private instructor or coach. Formal training, however, is not required. Funds may also be used for travel, study, or other similar purposes to enhance a particular skill of the grantee or to produce a specific product. Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and residents of San Diego County, California.

  • Demonstrate potential for success in their chosen field by submitting letters from instructors and samples of their artistic growth demonstrated in works of art.

William Penn Foundation Creative Communities GrantOpen to arts organizations serving the greater Philadelphia area

Deadline. June 30, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EST

Amount(s) rewarded. No more than 25% of an organization’s operating budget

Who's eligible. The Foundation’s Creative Communities program team welcomes requests from grant seekers and actively seeks opportunities to fund efforts that work to ensure people and communities across Greater Philadelphia have the opportunity to benefit from inclusive, diverse, and high-quality public spaces and arts and culture experiences. The Creative Communities program funds projects under five funding strategies, each with specific eligibility guidelines: Arts and Culture Hubs, Arts Education and Exposure, Arts Presentation and Art Making, Public Space Creation and Stewardship, and Equitable Economic Impacts.

FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES

Listed by deadline, in ascending order.

Queer Cat Production Artist OfferingOpen to Black queer and/or trans performing artists anywhere in the world

Deadline. June 5, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $8000 + budgets for hiring collaborating artists, venue rental and materials, travel stipend in San Francisco, accessibility and life-work accommodations, and more

Who's eligible. Primary generative artists in the performing arts who self-identify as Black queer and/or trans. Queer Cat Productions is a theater company based in the San Francisco Bay Area that creates consent-forward, accessible, immersive theater and experiences that leave our audiences more connected. Artist selected will be asked to be in virtual residence as primary generative artist (creator) with Queer Cat Productions for one year, and asked to commit to:

  • Creation of the new artwork that can be performed with hybrid elements for both an in-person performance in the San Francisco Bay Area at least once over the weekend of October 20-22, 2023 and an experience that is accessible worldwide.

  • Monthly preproduction meetings (with the option of more frequent meetings if desired by the artist) during development period, including check-ins with the Selection Committee; more frequent (weekly or biweekly) meetings during production period; and monthly company meetings with Queer Cat Productions.

  • Leader for support and accountability.

NALAC Catalyst for Change FellowshipOpen to individual U.S. and Puerto Rico-based Latinx artists

LOI Deadline. June 9, 2022, 11:59 p.m. CT

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $75,000

Who's eligible. The Catalyst for Change (CFC) Fellowship focuses on radical imagination as a key component of pursuing racial justice. The award is intended to catalyze community-based and artist produced visions for creative solutions to injustices. NALAC is supporting Latinx artists and culture workers with the potential to utilize collaborative, community informed process, combined with their artistic practice t o increase civic engagement/activism, thereby creating systemic change through artistic interventions. In addition to being an individual U.S. or Puerto Rico-based Latinx artist, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have an active NALAC membership

Firelight Media Documentary LabOpen to individual filmmakers of color residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories

Deadline. June 13, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $25,000

Who's eligible. The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers in the United States from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities directing their first or second feature-length documentary film. We look for applicants who make artful and innovative documentary films that focus on underrepresented communities and provide new narratives about the most pressing issues of our time. Firelight Media will consider all types of long-form documentary projects – historical, investigative, personal, vérité, and experimental. In addition to being an individual U.S.-based filmmaker from a racially and ethnically underrepresented community, applicants must:

  • Be the director of the film

  • Be an emerging documentary filmmaker

Letras Boricuas FellowshipOpen to individual Puerto Rican writers residing in Puerto Rico or the U.S.

Deadline. June 13, 2022, 4:00 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $25,000

Who's eligible. The hope is to help writers in Puerto Rico and across the diaspora pursue their writing, amplify their work to a broader audience, and create work that celebrates Puerto Rican life and cultures. It is also the aim that each Fellowship cohort will include writers of different genres and writers who live in Puerto Rico, as well Puerto Ricans who live in the United States. In addition to being an individual writer who self-identifies as Puerto Rican, applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years old

  • Work in children's literature, poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction

  • Demonstrate evidence of publishing in the genre they're applying for

The Bard Fiction PrizeOpen to young, emerging writers who are U.S. citizens

Deadline. June 15, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $30,000 + an appointment as writer in residence at Bard College for one semester.

Who's eligible. The prize is intended to encourage and support young writers of fiction, and provide them with an opportunity to work in a fertile intellectual environment. Applicants must be 39 years old at the time of application.

Center for Craft: Craft Archive FellowshipOpen to independent artists and/or researchers based in the U.S.

Deadline. June 27, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Who's eligible. The 2022 Craft Archive Fellowship will foster archival research on underrepresented and non-dominant craft histories in the United States, such as feminist, intersectional, queer, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and other communities and approaches that may not be specifically listed here. The fellowship will support a range of scholars, including independent, artists, and emerging to established researchers who are at least 21 years old.

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