January 2023

Funding Fridays #14

New year, new cycle of Funding Fridays! Hello Barkada's premier resource features a fresh list of art funding opportunities each month. If checking this list is (or becomes) a habit, please consider tipping Hello Barkada $4 to help offset costs related to website hosting.

Our first list of 2023 features 14 grants with deadlines between January 6, 2023 and February 5, 2023. In addition, we've listed 13 grants with rolling application deadlines.


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


For additional opportunities, including fellowships and residencies, check out the lists curated by Creative Capital for December 2022 and January 2023 and Fractured Atlas for January 2023.


As a reminder:

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

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

  • Grants with application fees are not included.

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

  • 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 from the funding organizer's website listing.

  • 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 February 2023.


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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.

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.

The Awesome Foundation: Homelessness Open to artists globally, but must be submitted in English

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000

Who's eligible. The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Additional grants in a variety of categories or "chapters" are given out, including grants for projects taking place in specific global and U.S. cities.

The Awesome Foundation: On the Water Grant Open to artists globally, but must be submitted in English

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000

Who's eligible. The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Additional grants in a variety of categories or "chapters" are given out, including grants for projects taking place in specific global and U.S. cities.


For this chapter, The Awesome Foundation is interested in "proposals where a strong connection to the water has been established and where you can provide us with a clear sense of your project’s anticipated reach."

Epic MegaGrantsOpen to developers around the world

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000–$500,000

Application fee. NA

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 JournalismOpen to artists around the world

Amount(s) rewarded. $500–$5000

Application fee. NA

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.

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.

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

Timeline tip. Application is due 40 days or more prior to the date of departure.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fleishhacker Foundation Small Art Grants Cycle 1 Open to organizations based in San Francisco, CA that have 501(c)(3) status or is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3)

Deadline. January 15, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000 to $10,000

Who's eligible. Individual artists are not eligible for grants through this program. Applicants must be:

  • Engaged in the production and presentation of new work by Bay Area artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theater, visual arts, interdisciplinary arts, or film.

  • Located and primarily offering programming in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, San Mateo, and/or Santa Clara counties.

  • Able to demonstrate an artistic presence in the Bay Area for at least three years.

  • Of an annual budget size between $100,000 and $749,999 (or applying with a fiscal sponsor with an annual budget greater than $100,000; there is no upper limit for fiscal sponsors’ annual budgets).

  • An organization that evidences strong support from the community and its Board of Directors.


The Cycle 1 deadline of January 15, 2023 is for spring decisions. The Cycle 2 deadline of July 15, 2023 is for fall decisions.

The Awesome Foundation: Disability Grant Open to artists globally, but must be submitted in English

Deadline. January 15, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000

Who's eligible. The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Additional grants in a variety of categories or "chapters" are given out, several with rolling deadlines, including grants for projects taking place in specific global and U.S. cities.

NYSCA & Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) Open to artists in New York state

Deadline. 11:59 p.m. EST, January 15, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $7500

Who's eligible. According to the grant page, "For individual artists, MAAF provides support for the completion and/or public presentation of new 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. Women, gender non-conforming people, and people of color are encouraged to apply."

The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant Open to artists around the world

Deadline. January 18, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. $25,000 each to 20 artists

Who's eligible. Painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been engaged in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years and who are currently in financial need. Financial need is based on household income. Maturity is based on a high level of intellectual, technical, and creative proficiency that has been maintained over time. It is not based on an applicant’s age but rather on the development of and commitment to an artist’s work and its progress over time. We rely on the visuals included with the application to provide evidence that an artist has been producing mature work for at least 20 years.

CAC Grant: Creative Youth DevelopmentOpen to organizations based in California that have 501(c)(3) status or is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3)

Deadline. 11:59 P.M. PST, January 26, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $40,000 for the two-grant period

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applicants must have a minimum two-year history of consistent engagement in arts programming and/or services prior to the application deadline.


According to the grant page, "The Creative Youth Development program (formerly Youth Arts Action) is rooted in the CAC’s belief that arts learning is an essential tool for healthy human development and that it should be available to all young people throughout California. The CAC envisions that all of California’s young people are provided with meaningful, culturally responsive arts-learning experiences so that they can reach their full potential. "


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.

CAC Grant: Cultural Pathways-Technical AssistanceOpen to organizations based in California that have 501(c)(3) status or is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3)

Deadline. 11:59 P.M. PST, January 26, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $150,000 for the two-grant period

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. According to the grant page, "The purpose of the Cultural Pathways-Technical Assistance program is to strengthen the capacity of 2022 Cultural Pathways grantee organizations that are rooted in historically and systemically under-resourced communities and to anchor the cultural and creative work of these organizations into the cultural landscape of the state."


Organizations are not eligible to apply to receive technical assistance for their own organization. This grant program is specifically designed for an organization to deliver technical assistance and professional development to the 2022 Cultural Pathways grantees.

Prospect Art: New Work: Winter Grant Open to artists around the world

Deadline. January 31, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Visual artists (individual or collective) that require financial assistance to finish the production of new work. Prospect Art is looking to support work by professional artists not currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. A project can be at any stage of completion, from initial concept to finishing touches in preparation for an exhibition, but it must already be in progress.

SLF A.C. Bose Grant for South Asian Speculative LiteratureOpen to South Asian / South Asian diaspora speculative fiction writers

Deadline. 11:59 P.M. UTC-4 on January 31, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. South Asian / South Asian diaspora writer developing speculative fiction. It supports adult fiction, but work that is also accessible to older children and teens will be given preference in the jury process.

Staten Island Arts: DCLA Premier GrantsMust reside in, and create projects for, Staten Island, New York

Deadline. 11:59 P.M. EST on January 31, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. $750 to $3000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. According to the grant page, this grant category is for "individual Staten Island artists, collaborative groups of individuals, and community arts and cultural organizations who produce art or cultural programming. All art and artistic cultural disciplines are considered, including music, dance, digital/new media, film/video/animation, folk arts, humanities and cultural studies, interdisciplinary events/festivals, literature, public art, theatre, and performing and visual arts. Arts Education programs offering arts exposure (but not instruction and curriculum-based programs) at Staten Island public schools are eligible, as are programs taking place at senior centers."


The project should be accessible to any member of the community who wishes to partake in the experience. Venues should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Virtual programs should provide captioning, subtitles, or ASL interpretation.


First-time applicants are required to attend an application seminar. Projects that address under-resourced communities or artistic disciplines will receive the foremost attention.

Staten Island Arts: NYSCA Encore GrantsStaten Island-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations

Deadline. 11:59 P.M. EST on January 31, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. $500 to $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. According to the grant page, this grant category is for "returning Staten Island based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that present programming of artistic and cultural significance in all art and artistic cultural disciplines including, but not limited to music, dance, digital/new media, film/video/animation, folk arts, humanities and cultural studies, interdisciplinary events/festivals, literature, public art, theatre, and performing and visual arts. Applicants must have a 501(c)3 or fiscal conduit.... Projects must be open to the public and take place on Staten Island during the year 2023."


The project should be accessible to any member of the community who wishes to partake in the experience. Venues should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Virtual programs should provide captioning, subtitles, or ASL interpretation.


Projects that address under-resourced communities or artistic disciplines will receive the foremost attention.

Staten Island Arts: DCLA Art Fund GrantsMust reside in, and create projects for, Staten Island, New York

Deadline. 11:59 P.M. EST on January 31, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. $750 to $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. According to the grant page, this grant category is for "individual Staten Island artists, collaborative groups of individuals, and community arts and cultural organizations who produce art or cultural programming. All projects must include a public component or simply a public sharing of work (for example, an exhibition/showing at a local venue). All art and artistic cultural disciplines are considered, including music, dance, digital/new media, film/video/animation, folk arts, humanities and cultural studies, interdisciplinary events/festivals, literature, public art, theatre, and performing and visual arts. No conduit or 501(c)3 is required."


The project should be accessible to any member of the community who wishes to partake in the experience. Venues should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Virtual programs should provide captioning, subtitles, or ASL interpretation.


Projects that address under-resourced communities or artistic disciplines will receive the foremost attention.

Staten Island Arts: NYSCA Art Brings Change (ABC) RegrantLocal organizations or individual artists based in Staten Island, New York

Deadline. 11:59 P.M. EST on January 31, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $2500

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The ABC (Arts Bring Change) Regrant program supports local cultural organizations and/or individual artists working in partnership with public schools to engage K-12 public school students in rich artistic learning experiences.


According to the grant page, project "must focus on the exploration of art and artistic process. Intercurricular collaboration is encouraged but not required. Projects must take place in schools and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of 3 hands-on learning sessions with students. ABC Regrant funding must not replace, or appear to replace, the role of certified arts teachers in school."


First time applicants must attend an info session.

Staten Island Arts: NYSCA The Future Culture Creative Placemaking GrantMust reside in, and create projects for, Staten Island, New York

Deadline. 11:59 P.M. EST on January 31, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. $2500 each to four (4) artists

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. According to the grant page, this grant category is for "Staten Island artists creating new work in a community setting that connects places and people using arts and culture on Staten Island’s North Shore. An essential element of this funding is community engagement. The project must engage a segment of the community through a public program and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the project. Projects must connect to at least one of the recommendations established by 'Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront,' a joint initiative created in 2016 by Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts."


All art and artistic cultural disciplines including, but not limited to music, dance, digital/new media, film/video/animation, folk arts, interdisciplinary events/festivals, public art, theatre, performing and visual arts are considered.


The project should be accessible to any member of the community who wishes to partake in the experience. Venues should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Virtual programs should provide captioning, subtitles, or ASL interpretation.


Projects that address under-resourced communities or artistic disciplines will receive the foremost attention.

Artadia Awards: Los AngelesVisual artists who currently or previously lived in Los Angeles

Deadline. 11:59 P.M. PST on February 1, 2023

Amount(s) rewarded. $15,000 to two (2) artists, $25,000 to one (1) artist

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Visual artists who currently live and work in Los Angeles, or who have lived and worked in Los Angeles for a minimum of two (2) years.


According to the grant page, a contemporary visual artist is considered to be an artist who is making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc. Artadia does not fund filmmakers making films for distribution in cinematic venues, or those working in choreography presented outside of a contemporary art context.


Ideal applicants must demonstrate a high level of artistic excellence, maintain a rigorous practice and have a clear artistic voice and are recommended to submit work that has been created within the past three years.

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