December 2021

Funding Fridays #4

This month's list includes a dozen grant opportunities with application deadlines in December 2021 and early January 2022, and 10 grants with rolling application deadlines.


For residency opportunities with application deadlines in December and January, 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 bases 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 January 2022 (i.e., January 7).


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

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

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.

>> Jazz RoadOpen to jazz musicians/artists in the United States or U.S. territories

Timeline tip. Applications must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the project start date.

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000–$15,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Designed for emerging and mid-career artists who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents at least 18 years old and based in the U.S. and/or its territories. Jazz Road Tours supports small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre.

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.

>> 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.

Application fee. NA

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).

Application fee. NA

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

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.

>> smART ventures grantMust be based in the greater Seattle area

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $500–$1000

Application fee. NA

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.

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.

iStock Inclusion Grants x Black Women Photographers Must reside in the United States

Deadline. December 6

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Photographer or videographer who is dedicated to draw attention to, and depict, underrepresented communities through their commercial photography work and has been working professionally for less than three years.

Public Art Learning Fund Must reside in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont

Deadline. December 13

Amount(s) rewarded. $500–$2000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Public Art Learning Fund focuses on professional development opportunities that build necessary skills, resources, connections and strengthen artists’ public art practices and the public art field at large. Applicant must be an artist whose artistic practice engages the public realm or who can demonstrate that they are in the process of expanding their artistic practice towards public artmaking.

Applicant must have a Creative Ground profile.

Arc Artist Fellowship Must reside in King County, Washington

Deadline. December 15

Amount(s) rewarded. $12,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Emerging, mid-career, and established Indigenous, Aboriginal, or Native artists of diverse international ancestral lands, who live in King County, the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples.

The Puffin Foundation's 2022 Annual Arts Grant Program Must reside in the United States

Deadline to mail request for application. December 15 (not accepting application requests by phone or email)

Deadline to submit application. December 30

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $2500

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Puffin Foundation is interested in art that educates the public on topical issues. For this cycle, they are accepting applications with work whose primary genre is in fine arts, music, photography, or arts-activism related to the climate/environment; applications in other disciplines will not be considered. Proposals will need to reflect the reality of COVID, ensure the safety of participants and viewers, and take into account the possibility of ongoing restrictions on public gatherings, physical exhibitions, and the like.

Incubator Grant Must be based in the United States

Letter of Inquiry Deadline. December 15

Amount(s) rewarded. $20,000/year for 2 years ($40,000 total)

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organizations and/or organizations or artists’ initiatives fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3). Applicants whose letter of inquiry is accepted will be invited to the next stage of the selection process.

4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation Grant Must reside in the United States

Deadline. 5:00 p.m. PST, December 20

Amount(s) rewarded. $1500–$7500

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. 501(c)3 public charities, or organizations fiscally sponsored by a

501(c)3, a school, or other government agency. Project must benefit 4S Ranch and Del Sur Communities (these areas are located in Southern California).

Artists in Queens Grants Must be based in Queens, New York

Deadline. December 22

Amount(s) rewarded. $2500

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. All applicants must attend an information session. Open to individual artists residing in Queens whose new work engages the community. Queens-based unincorporated artist groups and collectives may apply if they designate a Queens-based artist to be the application lead. Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the time of application and NOT enrolled in a degree or certificate program during the grant period. Artists disciplines can include (but are not limited to):

  • Craft/Textiles (including: ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media)

  • Community Arts

  • Dance

  • Digital/Electronic Arts (works where technology is an essential element of the work's creation)

  • Film/Video

  • Folk/Traditional Arts (works of traditional folk art and creative and cultural expressions)

  • Interdisciplinary Work

  • Literature (including Poetry and Spoken Word)

  • Music/Sound

  • Theater and Performance (including directing, live action and puppetry)

  • Visual Arts

Community Arts Grants Must be based in Queens, New York

Deadline. December 22

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

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. All applicants must attend an information session. Community Arts Grants are open to Queens-based nonprofit organizations that propose an arts or cultural program that directly serves the people of Queens. Queens-based organizations without nonprofit status, unincorporated groups and artist collectives may apply with a proposed arts or cultural program, only if partnering with a Queens-based nonprofit acting as their fiscal sponsor. Anyone applying with a fiscal sponsor must also submit a letter of commitment.

William Male Foundation Grant Must reside in San Diego County, California

Deadline. December 31

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

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Individual artists at least 18 years of age. Applicants must demonstrate potential for success in their chosen field by submitting letters from instructors and samples of their artistic growth demonstrated in works of art. Formal training, however, is not required.

Aperture Portfolio Prize Open to photographers around the world

Deadline. January 7, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $3000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Must be an Aperture magazine print subscriber.

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants Must reside in the United States

Deadline. January 7, 2022 (Cycle 1)

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “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. Artists of color, LGBTQ+ artists, artists with disabilities, and artists living outside of the East and West coasts to apply are strongly encouraged to apply.

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