November 2021

Funding Fridays #3

This month's list includes 17 grant opportunities with application deadlines in November and early December 2021, and six grants that take applications on a rolling basis!


For residency opportunities with application deadlines in November and December, check out Creative Capital's latest Artist Opportunities journal post.


As a reminder:

  • 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 those with deadlines are listed in ascending order by deadline.

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

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

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


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


TAGS: RESOURCES

GRANTS AWARDED ON A ROLLING BASIS

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

Amount(s) rewarded. $500–$5000

Application fee. NA

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

Application fee. NA

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.

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism Open CallOpen 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. 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. Unclear. Please contact FCA's Program Assistant, Pooja Seshadri: grants@contemporary-arts.org

Application fee. NA

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

Application fee. NA

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

Application fee. NA

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.

GRANTS WITH APPLICATION DEADLINES

Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC): Mini-Grants for Individuals Must reside in Mississippi

Deadline. November 7

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $500

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Individual Artist Mini-grant is a reimbursement grant that supports established and emerging professional artists based in Mississippi by providing funds to assist them with professional development such as attending a training, conference or workshop. Individual Mini-Grants can also be used for promotional efforts and marketing materials such as business cards or website design or can be used to purchase expendable art supplies. Because it's reimbursement based, each grantee must spend the funds first (after notification of grant award) and will be reimbursed upon receipt of their Final Report and all corresponding documentation.


Priority will be given to: Individuals who have not yet received funding through grants in recent grant rounds, individuals who identify as BIPOC, individuals with disabilities, veterans, those residing in MAC’s identified underserved counties, those living in extremely rural or high-poverty counties and those who may fit into other categories under the underserved umbrella.

Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC): Mini-Grants for Organizations Must be headquartered in Mississippi

Deadline. November 7

Amount(s) rewarded. $200–$1000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Mini-Grants for Organizations are matching grants designed to support professional development and capacity building for arts organizations. Only Mississippi-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and government entities are eligible to receive Mini-Grants. LLC’s and other for-profit businesses are NOT eligible to apply for MAC grants. Mini-Grant priority funding will be given to organizations who have not recently received MAC funding. Priority will also be given to organizations residing in MAC’s identified underserved counties, high-poverty counties or extremely rural areas, as well as organizations led by or serving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color), individuals with disabilities, veterans and those serving other typically underserved groups.

San Francisco Artist Grants Must reside in San Francisco

Deadline. 12:00 p.m. PST, November 10

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

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Artists of any genre who are at least 18 years old and have lived in San Francisco since 2019. Artist projects and the majority of activities must take place in San Francisco and provide a public benefit to the City of San Francisco and its communities.

Un-Productive Solutions Grants Open to anyone in the world

Deadline. 11:59 p.m. EST, November 12

Amount(s) rewarded. $100 and $2000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. UnProductiveSolutions (UnPro) is an artwork/curatorial project presenting as an online “company” invested in revolutionary, values-based, ethical technologies. Individual or a team of artists whose proposal imagines new forms of technology, how it enables communication, contexts for its use, values it enables, and relationships with cultures. These may be speculative or intended to be realized.

Café Royal Cultural Foundation Must reside in New York City

Deadline. 9:00 a.m. EST, November 15

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

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Visual artists, i.e. artists creating paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs.

ArtsForward Grants Program Must be based in the United States

Deadline. 5:30 p.m. EST, November 15

Amount(s) rewarded. $35,000–$50,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applicants must:

  • Be an APAP presenter member, in good standing, by November 9, 2021. (See website for important information about membership.) Proposed artists need not be members.

  • Have 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.

  • Be an independent nonprofit presenting organization, festival, university or college presenter, or an organization under the aegis of a larger non-profit entity (such as a museum).

  • Have an operating budget of less than $5 million for either calendar year 2020 or 2021.

  • Propose working with a U.S.-based artist.

Delaware County Arts Grants: Community Arts Grants Must reside/be headquartered in Delaware County, New York

Deadline. 4:00 p.m. EST, November 17

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $5000 (average award in the area of $2225)

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Community-based organizations, groups, collectives or artists who want to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate. Individuals and organizations may apply through a qualified fiscal sponsor (see details via the linked website).

Delaware County Arts Grants: Creative Learning Grants Must reside/be headquartered in Delaware County, New York

Deadline. 4:00 p.m. EST, November 17

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $5000 (average award in the area of $2225)

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Local cultural organizations and/or teaching artists who aim to provide dedicated artistic learning experiences in-school (K–12 public school students), after-school (K–12 public school students), or in the community (learners of all ages, from youth to elderly.)

Delaware County Arts Grants: Individual Artist Grants Must reside/be headquartered in Delaware County, New York

Deadline. 4:00 p.m. EST, November 17

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000–$2500

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Professional individual artists with projects that engage a segment of the local community.

WeHo Artist Grant Must reside in the city of West Hollywood

Deadline. November 19

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applicants must be registered on the West Hollywood Artist Registry and must be residents of the City of West Hollywood. The WeHo Artist Grant aims to nurture and support the long-term development of an artist’s ideas by providing funds that increase the capacity for artists to realize work, advance the conditions of creation, and navigate the complexities of both making art and making a career.

Bronx Dance Fund Must reside/be based in Bronx County, New York

Deadline. November 22

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $7500

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Bronx-based individual dancers, choreographers and unincorporated dance groups

(ensembles or collectives) practicing in the field of dance, along with Bronx-based incorporated dance

organizations whose annual operating budgets of up to $250,000. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Mozilla Creative Media Awards Open to applicants around the world

Deadline. November 22

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

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. People and projects that illuminate how to reimagine data in a way that shifts power away from big tech platforms and toward individuals and communities. Mozilla encourages Creative Media Award submissions that draw from and intersect with movements like Afrofuturism, Indigenous Data Sovereignty, disability justice, and neurodiversity movements, to name a few. The 2021-22 Creative Media Awards particularly seeks applicants from communities most impacted by the current models of data extraction and stewardship, including artists and technologists from: the Global Majority or Global South; women and gender diverse applicants; Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color; migrant and diasporic communities; as well as climate displaced/impacted communities, etc.

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants (Cycle 10) Must reside in the United States, the District of Columbia, a Tribal Nation, or a U.S. Territory

Deadline. November 30

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. This program provides one-time grants for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need, practicing visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Must be 21 years or older on the cycle’s deadline.

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

  • Medical emergency and treatment must occur in the U.S. (including D.C., Tribal Nations and U.S. Territories).

  • Demonstrate current and ongoing activity in your artistic discipline.

  • Not be enrolled in any degree-seeking program.

The Aftermath Project Open to photographers around the world

Deadline. November 30

Amount(s) rewarded. Four finalists receive $5000; one winner will receive $25,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Working photographers world-wide who are interested in creating work that helps illuminate aftermath issues, and encourages greater public understanding and discussion of these issues. Photographic projects that tell the other half of the story of conflict — the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.

Carlsbad Charitable Foundation Letter of Intent (LOI) Application Must be based in the United States

Deadline. 5:00 p.m. PST, December 1

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000–$50,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applicants must be a 501(c)3 public charity, or an organization that is fiscally sponsored by a

501(c)3, a school, or other government agency. Projects must be Carlsbad-centered.

Texas Women for the Arts Grants Must reside in Texas

Deadline. 5:00 p.m. CST, December 1

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000–$30,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applicants/Applications must:

  • Have a 501(c)(3) designation with the following exceptions: religious organizations and city/county/state historical agencies.

  • Be sponsored by a current Texas Women for the Arts (TWA) member.

  • Reflect the mission of TWA, which is to awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child.

The Oceanside Community Foundation Must be based in the United States

Deadline. 5:00 p.m. PST, December 3

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000–$25,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Organizations must have tax-exempt status and provide services in the community of Oceanside. An organization may serve as a fiscal sponsor for a charitable organization that does not have tax-exempt status if a cooperative relationship between the two can be clearly demonstrated, and the fiscal sponsor must be willing to administer the grant if awarded.

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