September 2022

Funding Fridays #13

And just like that, it's the start of a new year of Funding Fridays! This recurring resource that lists art funding opportunities first rolled out on Friday, September 3, 2021. If checking the monthly list has become your monthly habit, please consider tipping Hello Barkada $4 to help offset costs related to website hosting.

This month's list features 10 funding opportunities—8 grants and 2 fellowships or residencies—with deadlines in September 2022 and through October 1, 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 September and October 2022 and Fractured Atlas for September 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 second Friday of October 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 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.

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.

Artadia Award: BostonOpen to contemporary visual artists residing in Boston, Massachusetts

Deadline. September 15, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000 each to three artists

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Artadia Award is an unrestricted awarded to three contemporary visual artists, making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm. Applicants must:

  • Must currently live, and have lived and worked for a minimum of two years, in Allston, Andover, Arlington, Belmont, Beverly, Boston, Braintree, Brighton, Brockton, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Chelsea, Dedham, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Gloucester, Haverhill, Jamaica Plain, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Nahant, New Bedford, Newton, Peabody, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Somerville, Stoneham, Stoughton, Swampscott, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn.

  • Not currently be enrolled in an art-related degree program, nor be planning to attend an art-related degree program in the coming year.

Center for Cultural Innovation Quick GrantOpen to artists and arts organizations in California

Deadline. September 15, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $600

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Quick Grant program awards reimbursement funds to California artists, creatives, cultural practitioners, and cultural producers, and San Francisco/San Jose nonprofit arts administrators to participate in professional development activities that build administrative capacity, hone business skills, and strengthen the financial sustainability of the grantee’s practice, area of cultural production, or arts organization.

Take Notice FundOpen to artists of color living and working in Louisiana

Deadline. September 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m. CT

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Take Notice Fund is open to all BIPOC artists/collectives and culture bearers, at any career stage, who are primary residents of the state of Louisiana and have resided in Louisiana for five consecutive years. Applicants must also be at least 18 years old and be a generative artist or culture-bearer, defined as those currently active in conceiving and creating new original work.


Eligible disciplines include dance, music, theater/performance art/spoken word, film/media,

literature, visual arts, Black Masking Indians, and other culture bearers i.e., a member of a community who practices their community’s artistic or creative expressions.

Virginia Humanities Rapid GrantOpen to nonprofit organizations and nonprofit institutions of higher education

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

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Virginia Humanities grants support projects that explore the stories of Virginia—its history, people, communities, and cultural traditions—as well as issues and questions that impact the lives of Virginians in the present day.


Any nonprofit organization may apply for Virginia Humanities grant support, with preference given to those located within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nonprofit organizations located outside of Virginia are eligible to apply if their project deals with a subject or subjects directly related to Virginia and a significant audience within the state is anticipated. Grants must be matched with at least an equal amount of Cost Share, which can be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions from non-federal sources.

Artadia Award: AtlantaOpen to contemporary visual artists residing in Atlanta, Georgia

Deadline. October 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000 each to three artists

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Artadia Award is an unrestricted awarded to three contemporary visual artists, making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm. Applicants must:

  • Must currently live, and have lived and worked for a minimum of two years, in Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton.

  • Not currently be enrolled in an art-related degree program, nor be planning to attend an art-related degree program in the coming year.

FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES

Listed by deadline, in ascending order.

Public Policy Design FellowOpen to designers authorized to work in the United States.

Deadline. September 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. Stipend and health benefits equivalent to $70,000

Who's eligible. The Public Policy Lab (PPL) is an Equal Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. They do not provide relocation expenses.


According to PPL's website, "Fellows will contribute to PPL organizational activities, from project development to communications and events, and to all phases of PPL project work, from ethnographic research to evaluation.


Expected project activities include designing stimuli for research activities, synthesizing and generating visual representations of research findings, filming and photographing research activities, developing preliminary service and tool prototypes, collaboratively designing and testing prototypes with stakeholders, refining prototypes for real-world piloting, training project partners, evaluating program outcomes and impact, and documenting all of these activities in print and digital formats."

Print Center New York New Voice's ProgramOpen to emerging artists who currently live and are eligible to work in the United States

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

Amount(s) rewarded. $2500 honorarium + associated exhibition costs for 6–8 emerging artists

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. New Voices is a pilot program providing approximately six to eight emerging artists with a focused group exhibition at Print Center New York’s new, ground-floor space at 535 West 24th Street in Chelsea in the summer of 2023. Artists will be brought to New York for a three-day convening that includes an opening reception and other in-person learning and networking opportunities. For six months following the exhibition’s opening, artists will meet virtually as a group and receive individualized resources for professional and artistic development.


Applicants must:

  • have maintained a consistent studio practice for at least one year outside of an academic setting (current BFA/MFA students are not eligible; degrees of any sort are not required).

  • be working without representation by a major commercial gallery in the US.

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