August 2022

Funding Fridays #12

This month's list features 12 funding opportunities—10 grants and 2 fellowships or residencies—with deadlines in August 2022 through September 13, 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 August and September 2022 and Fractured Atlas for August 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 September 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.

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 4Culture (reopens August 19) Outside 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.

Center for Cultural Innovation Quick GrantOpen to California artists, creatives, cultural practitioners, and cultural producers, and San Francisco/San Jose nonprofit arts organization staff

Deadline. August 15, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $600

Who's eligible. The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) Quick Grant program awards reimbursement funds up to $600 to California artists, creatives, cultural practitioners, and cultural producers, and San Francisco/San Jose nonprofit arts administrators. According to the program's guidelines, "[a]rtists, creatives, cultural practitioners, cultural producers, and nonprofit arts organizations may apply if they meet the eligibility criteria for any of the Quick Grant program’s funding partners as follows:


Artists, Creatives, Cultural Practitioners, & Cultural Producers

  • Artists, creatives, cultural practitioners, and cultural producers living in the state of California (demonstrated by resume); and/or

  • Current San Francisco Arts Commission individual grantees


Nonprofit Arts Organizations

  • Staff at a nonprofit arts organization in the city of San Francisco or the city of San José; and/or

  • Staff of a current Grants for the Arts (GFTA) organizational grantee receiving operational (includes Arts & Parades) and/or Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund support"

Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists GrantOpen to individual working artists who reside full-time in California's Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, or San Mateo county and are developing new work in the performing or media arts

Deadline. August 17, 2022, 12:00 p.m. PST

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $8,250

Who's eligible. The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) Investing in Artists grant program supports artistic innovation through grants for individual artists who are at least 18 years old to create new work that pushes the envelope of their creative process, explores new artistic collaborations, and/or supports artistic growth and experimentation that extends the boundaries of their art-making. The program is designed to support diverse Bay Area artists in the performing and media arts, which includes the disciplines of dance, music, musical theatre, opera, theatre, video, film, and animation, to name a few.

Arts Work Fund Think GrantOpen to nonprofit arts organizations in Chicago or Cook County

Deadline. August 31, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $15,000–$20,000

Who's eligible. The Arts Work Fund (AWF) Think grants give arts organizations the time and space to think through a question, analyze challenges and opportunities, and develop plans or small tests of change. Maximum grant size is based on whether the applicant art organization is led by, for, and about BIPOC, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and women.


Open to:

  • Arts organizations led by, for, and about black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), with operating expenses of $2 million and below.

  • Any arts and culture organization with operating expenses of $800,000 and below.

Arts Work Fund Explore GrantOpen to nonprofit arts organizations in Chicago or Cook County

Deadline. August 31, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $25,000–$30,000

Who's eligible. The Arts Work Fund (AWF) Explore grants "provide arts organizations who have fully developed ideas with the resources to test and implement the concept. These grants hope to foster the creativity and risk-taking that is essential to creating new and better ways of operating in the current COVID-19 world and addressing some of the aspects of arts organizations that were not working well before the pandemic."


Maximum grant size is based on whether the applicant art organization is led by, for, and about BIPOC, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and women.


Open to:

  • Arts organizations led by, for, and about black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), with operating expenses of $2 million and below.

  • Any arts and culture organization with operating expenses of $800,000 and below.

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

Deadline. August 31, 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.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts: Exhibition SupportOpen to US-based nonprofit arts organizations

Deadline. September 1, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $60,000–$100,000

Who's eligible. Proposals are accepted from 501(c)3 arts organizations for solo or two-person shows and thematic group exhibitions. The Foundation is interested in "supporting artists whose work has been less celebrated than that of their peers, whose commitment to their practice has been under recognized yet has had a significant impact on the current (and upcoming) generation of artists."

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts: Multi-Year Program SupportOpen to US-based nonprofit arts organizations

Deadline. September 1, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $60,000–$100,000

Who's eligible. Proposals are accepted for two years of visual arts programming, which can include exhibitions, residencies, public art works, screenings, performances, lectures, publications, mentorships and other professional development opportunities for artists.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council: Creative Engagement GrantOpen to Manhattan-based artists, collectives, and nonprofit arts-focused organizations

Deadline. September 13, 2022, 5:00 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000–$10,000

Who's eligible. The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's (LMCC) Creative Engagement program provides seed grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that offer Manhattan communities diverse artistic experiences. Awards are granted "to implement arts projects that provide audiences opportunities to attend and/or participate in

arts events and programming in neighborhoods from Inwood to the Battery. Funding is

provided for projects in the performing, literary, media, and visual arts, ranging from folk/traditional forms to contemporary and socially-engaged artistic practices. Supported activities include concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, workshops, readings, and more."

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council: Creative Learning GrantOpen to Manhattan-based artists, collectives, and nonprofit arts-focused organizations

Deadline. September 13, 2022, 5:00 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000–$10,000

Who's eligible. The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's (LMCC) Creative Learning program is "designed to support and develop the capacity of Manhattan’s teaching artists and small arts organizations to provide community-based arts education projects and programming for youth, adults, and/or older adults. The program aims to support sequential, skill-based arts study and participatory arts projects that take place in accessible community-based settings such as afterschool programs, senior centers and community centers."


Applicants whose work is rooted in the lived experience of Manhattan’s Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council: UMEZ Arts Engagement GrantOpen to Upper

Manhattan-based artists, artist collectives, and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations

Deadline. September 13, 2022, 5:00 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000–$10,000

Who's eligible. The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's (LMCC) UMEZ Arts Engagement grant program is "designed to support Upper Manhattan artists and arts organizations in accessing Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) funds for presentations that enhance the diversity and frequency of cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan."


Funding is available for projects in the performing, literary, media, and visual arts, ranging from folk/traditional forms to contemporary and socially - engaged artistic practices. Supported activities include concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, readings, and more.


Applicants whose work is rooted in the lived experience of Upper Manhattan’s Black, Latinx , Indigenous and immigrant communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


For this grant, Upper Manhattan is defined as north of 98th Street on the east side of Fifth Avenue; and north of 110th Street on the west side.

FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES

Listed by deadline, in ascending order.

The National Association of Black Storytellers: Black Appalachian Storytellers FellowshipOpen to Black storytellers residing in the Appalachian counties of Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina.

Deadline. August 20, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $4000

Who's eligible. The National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS) Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowships will provide six (6) $4,000 awards (with limited restrictions) to support experienced practitioners and culture bearers with opportunities to examine, research, develop, perform, and/or document the Black Appalachian storytelling tradition. One fellowship will be awarded in each of the six eligible states.


Goals of the initiative are to preserve and advance the understanding of Black Appalachian storytelling that embodies the history, heritage, and culture of African Americans and build bridges through intergenerational opportunities.


Fellows also receive:

  • Funds for travel to the “In the Tradition…” 40th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference, November 9-13, 2022 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, 300 Charles St., Baltimore, MD.

  • A membership to the National Association of Black Storytellers from September, 2022 - December, 2023.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts: Curatorial Research FellowshipOpen to US-based nonprofit arts organizations, applying on behalf of curators at any stage of their careers

Deadline. September 1, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $50,000

Who's eligible. Proposals are accepted from 501(c)3 arts organizations on behalf of curators at any stage of their careers, with or without institutional affiliation, working towards projects that will manifest at least two years after a grant is made. A letter of support from the director of the sponsoring organization must accompany the proposal. Grants are intended to cover expenses incurred during the research and development stage of an exhibition, public-facing project, or other visual arts-based initiative that contributes in an original way to contemporary visual arts discourse.

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