January 2022

Funding Fridays #5

This month's list includes 10 11 grant opportunities with application deadlines in January through February 4, 2022, and 11 grants with rolling application deadlines.


Also listed are six grants with open dates in January, which we've updated with their announced deadlines (updates identified by ">>").


For residency opportunities with application deadlines in January and February, 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 February 2022.


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.


LAST UPDATED JAN 19, 2022 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.

>> 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

Application fee. NA

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.

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.

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.

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

Deadline. January 14, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $25,000

Application fee. NA

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.

Artist GrantOpen to artists around the world

Deadline. January 15, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $100, $500

Application fee. $25

Who's eligible. Visual artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture (of any type of material), ceramics, mixed/multiple medias, installation, and other new or alternative medias, and who are at least 18 years old.

Fleishhacker Foundation Small Art Grants 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, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $2,500 to $10,000

Application fee. NA

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 $750,000 (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.

Prospect Art: New Work Open Call Open to artists around the world

Deadline. January 15, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $500

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Visual artists (individual or collective) that require financial assistance to finish the production of new work. We are looking to support work by professional artists not currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. A new project can be at any stage of completion, from initial concept to finishing touches in preparation for an exhibition. Project has to be completed within five months of disbursement.

Circ Artist GrantOpen to artists around the world

Deadline. 12:00 A.M. EST on January 20, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $500

Application fee. $25

Who's eligible. Emerging, mid-career, and professional visual artists who work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, and/or digital art (not accepting applications from visual artists who work in video/film).

Frankenthaler Climate Art AwardsMust be enrolled in a United States-based fine or visual art MFA program or have graduated from one no earlier than 2017

>> Deadline. 12:00 A.M. EST on January 20, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $15,000 each to three winners

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Visual artists and collectives. video artworks (e.g. digital video art, animation, film) or videos about visual artworks (e.g. documentation of 2D or 3D artworks, such as sculptures, photos, or paintings, installation, or performance works) that tackle the climate change emergency directly on this webpage. Applicants must reside in the United States, with the exception of students currently enrolled in US-based programs who are pursuing their studies remotely due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, for which special consideration may be given. No submissions will be accepted via email; all must be submitted online via the application portal.

Make | Learn | BuildMust be headquartered/reside in Multnomah, Clackamas, & Washington counties in Oregon

Deadline. 5:00 P.M. PST on January 26, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $1500, $3000, $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Artists and arts-based business/organizations in three categories:

  • MAKE: the creation of work in any artistic discipline.

  • LEARN: artistic or administrative learning, skill building, or professional development that improve your art practice or business.

  • BUILD: a transition or pivot for an arts business or operations, including purchase of equipment or staffing costs.

Rella Lossy AwardOpen to theatre organizations in the Bay Area (i.e. Alameda, Contra Costa,

Marin, San Francisco, or San Mateo)

Deadline. 5:00 P.M. PST on January 31, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $1,000 to a company, $2,500 to a playwright

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Professionally-oriented theatre organizations that will be presenting a world-premiere full-length play by an emerging playwright opening on or after April 1, 2022 and closing before March 31, 2023. The award goes to the playwright and the producing company.

Staten Island Arts Project GrantsMust reside in, and create projects for, Staten Island, New York

Deadline. 11:59 P.M. EST on January 31, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $500 to $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Six grant categories are available and each have the deadline listed. Grants are available for individual artists, unincorporated collectives, and small-budget non-profit organizations. First-time applicants are required to attend an application seminar. Certain grants may require participation additional seminar participation prior to applying; see the website for details. Seminars occur over Zoom, but available dates are limited.

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.

>> The Miranda Family “Voces Latinx” National Playwriting CompetitionOpen to Latine/Latinx artists residing in the United States or Puerto Rico

Deadline. February 1, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. 1st place $3000; 2nd place $2000; 3rd place $1000; two runners-up $500 each

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Playwrights must be at least 18 years old. The goals of The Miranda Family “Voces Latinx” National Playwriting Competition are to discover, develop, and promote Latine/Latinx plays and playwrights that explore every aspect of contemporary life from every corner of the United States including Puerto Rico, as well as histories that connect us to our homelands whether it originates in Mexican, Spanish, Caribbean, Central or South American tradition. Eligible plays must be original, un-produced, and full-length (minimum run time of 75 minutes).

Virginia A. Groot FoundationOpen to artists around the world who work in ceramic sculpture or sculpture

Deadline. February 1, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $60,000, $30,000, and $20,000

Application fee. $5

Who's eligible. Artists may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature. Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time of the application deadline. The Virginia A. Groot Foundation established this grant in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his or her own work.

CAC Grant: Arts & Cultural Organizations General Operating ReliefOpen to organizations based in California that have 501(c)(3) status or is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3)

Open date. January 19

>> Deadline. 11:59 P.M. PST, March 9, 2022

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

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Arts & Cultural Organizations General Operating Relief grant program intends to provide relief funding to arts and cultural organizations who have experienced economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant supports the well-being of California’s cultural vitality by helping sustain a robust and diverse arts workforce and infrastructure. Funds may be used to support any eligible expenses associated with the general operations of an arts or cultural organization, including but not limited to rent, utilities, and staff salaries. Applying for this grant does not restrict an organization from applying for other CAC grants.

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

Open date. January 19

>> Deadline. 11:59 P.M. PST, March 9, 2022

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

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Cultural Pathways provides two years of operating support and a host of technical assistance and professional development tools, resources, and training to small, new and emerging organizations rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, and tribal or indigenous groups.

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

Open date. January 19

>> Deadline. 11:59 P.M. PST, March 9, 2022

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

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Impact Projects grant program intends to support collaborative projects that center artists and artistic practice in responding to issues facing California at this time, including the pervasive social, political, and economic inequalities experienced by those communities most vulnerable to, and adversely affected by, the COVID-19 pandemic. This program prioritizes local artists and forms of arts and cultural expression that are unique to, and/or historically rooted in, the specific communities to be served.


Impact Projects grants support arts organizations for collaborations between local artist(s) and community members to develop and express their own creative and artistic goals and address a community-defined need. Collaborative projects will utilize various creative practices to impact social issues affecting their communities, including but not limited to systemic/structural racism, education, poverty, health disparities, housing insecurity, violence, food insecurity, cultural/social justice, intergenerational learning, environmental sustainability, and the digital divide.


Applying for the Impact Projects grant does not restrict an organization from applying for other CAC grants.

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

Open date. January 19

>> Deadline. 11:59 P.M. PST, March 9, 2022

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

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The JUMP StArts program supports arts and culture education, apprenticeship and or mentorship via artists-in-residence programs for at-promise youth and young people through the age of 24. Activities may take place during or outside of traditional school hours in state- or county-operated correctional facilities; public settings; online; and in arts and culture venues, community centers, school sites, youth centers, and intergenerational settings.


Projects should prioritize system-engaged youth or youth who are especially vulnerable to being engaged in or by the justice system, and the project should be tailored specifically to respond to their needs.

CAC Grant: Reentry Through the ArtsOpen to organizations based in California that have 501(c)(3) status or is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3)

Open date. January 19

>> Deadline. 11:59 P.M. PST on March 9, 2022

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

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Reentry Through the Arts supports arts and culture programs for adults who have been incarcerated within correctional institutions and reinforces the direct impact that arts and culture have on the health, welfare, and economic well-being of all Californians. By focusing on the principles of restorative justice, transformative justice, and reconciliation, Reentry Through the Arts elevates projects that utilize arts and culture as part of a holistic approach to supporting the successful transition of formerly incarcerated individuals back into their communities.

CAC Grant: State-Local PartnersArt agencies based in California

Open date. January 19

>> Deadline. 11:59 P.M. PST, March 9, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $60,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The State-Local Partnership program provides general operating support and technical assistance for county-designated local arts agencies. The purpose of the program is to foster cultural development on the local level through a partnership between the State and the counties of California. The nature of this partnership includes funding, information exchange, cooperative activities, and leadership. The partnership enables individuals, organizations, and communities to create, present, and preserve the arts of all cultures to enrich the quality of life for all Californians.

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