February 2022

Funding Fridays #6

This month's list covers 20 funding opportunities–16 grants and 4 fellowships or residencies–with deadlines in February and up to March 11, 2022. In addition, we've listed 12 grants with rolling application deadlines.


For more opportunities, check out the list curated by Creative Capital for February and March 2022.


As a reminder:

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

  • 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. Information provided with each listing is taken from the opportunity's official website and current as of the publication of this post. To get the most current and accurate information for a listed opportunity, click on the opportunity's title to visit its official website.

  • 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 March 2022.


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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.

>> ASCA: Technical Assistance GrantsOpen to arts organizations in Alabama

Amount(s) rewarded. $500–$1000

Application fee. NA

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

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.

Reclamation Ventures Impact GrantsOpen to U.S.-based individuals from underrepresented communities who center well-being in their work

Deadline. February 25, 2022 or when 400 applications are received

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Grant requests are welcome from individuals based in the U.S., who are at least 18 years old, and who are addressing grief in its multitude of forms and are actively working to:

  • Create healing practices including for grief in their communities.

  • Expand the definition of grief to include the loss of dreams, relationships, the life we thought we would have, etc.

  • Normalize that we are all experiencing loss on a collective scale.

Sustainable Arts FoundationOpen to visual artists and writers with children

Deadline. February 25, 2022, 5:00 P.M. EST

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. $20

Who's eligible. Visual artists and writers in a variety of disciplines with at least one child under the age of 18 and a strong portfolio are welcome to apply. Parents of older children with a disability or special needs may also be eligible.

Black Immersive Creators GrantOpen to Black creators based in the U.S.

Deadline. February 28, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Open to early career and established Black-identifying creators. The award is provided to original projects that can be experienced by people in the U.S., and are either in development or production, or a new sequel or enhancement to an existing project. Projects must be experientially driven, which includes immersive theatre, escape rooms, augmented reality, virtual reality, live action role playing, interactive art installations, and other forms of live, immersive experiences. The project may be in-person, remote, virtual, and/ or site-specific.

National Theater Project Creation & Touring GrantOpen to theatre nonprofits, ensembles, and artists based in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa

Deadline. February 28, 2022, 11:59 P.M. EST

Amount(s) rewarded. $80,000 to $130,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The National Theater Project will consider projects submitted by U.S.-based theater ensembles and individual theater artists with identified collaborators. Only one application per ensemble or artist will be accepted per year. Organizations must be able to prove nonprofit status; for individual artists, an organizational partner may serve as the fiscal agent. Preference is given to those projects which are within two years of being ready to tour from the NTP award date.

ASCA: Cultural Facilities GrantsOpen to arts & cultural facilities in Alabama

Deadline. March 1, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $20,000 for planning grants, up to $50,000 for designing grants, and up to $100,000 for construction grants.

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Cultural Facilities grants program assists arts organizations in building or renovating facilities and spaces used for arts activities that benefit the general public. They are given in three categories: planning grants, designing grants, and construction grants. 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities, or a public institution, such as schools or municipal governments, located in Alabama are eligible to apply.

Femme Futures GrantOpen to femme-identifying artists around the world

Deadline. March 1, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. At least $550 (this is a crowdfunded award with a goal to award $5000)

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Created to support women in XR, The Femme Futures Grant awards a monthly cash prize to the best XR project currently in development and unreleased by a female artist. All formats, genres, and categories of immersive projects will be considered including XR films, games, apps, art, entertainment, and more. Projects must be produced for virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, or some form of immersive media.

Mississippi Arts Commission: Operating GrantsOpen to arts-focused institutions based in Mississippi

Deadline. March 1, 2022, 11:59 P.M. CST

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $30,000 depending on the type of organization

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. MAC awards Operating Grants in each Arts Based Community Development, Folk & Traditional Arts, and Arts Industry. Eligible organizations should have the arts as their primary focus and mission. Eligible organizations are limited to applying for a Project Grant OR an Operating Grant each fiscal year. Before submitting an application, MAC recommends that applicants thoroughly review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Mississippi Arts Commission: Project GrantsOpen to arts-focused institutions based in Mississippi

Deadline. March 1, 2022, 11:59 P.M. CST

Amount(s) rewarded. $250–$5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Project grants are awarded in each of the four program areas: Arts Based Community Development, Arts Education, Arts Industry, and Folk & Traditional Arts. Applicants must not also apply for a MAC Operating Grant. Eligible organizations must be based in Mississippi and either be a 501(c)3 or a unit of local government, such as a school, library, or another county or municipal agency. Before submitting an application, MAC recommends that applicants thoroughly review the Frequently Asked Questions.

National Dance Project Production GrantOpen to professional choreographers or companies based in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa

Deadline. March 1, 2022, 11:59 P.M. EST

Amount(s) rewarded. $80,000 to $130,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Production Grants are awarded to 20 dance projects annually through a competitive two-stage application process. Works may not premiere before October 1, 2022. Applicants must work with a U.S. organizational partner committed to supporting the development and/or presentation of the proposed new work and have nonprofit status or a nonprofit fiscal sponsor who will act on their behalf. If you are not a 501(c)3 organization, then you should list a non-profit organization, with 501(c)3 status, who agrees to be the fiscal sponsor.

Hewlett 50 Arts CommissionsOpen to artists around the world who are partnered with a nonprofit organization in one of California's 11 Bay area counties

Deadline for Letter of Interest (LOI). March 8, 2022 PST

Amount(s) rewarded. $150,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions applications require a partnership between a lead artist, based anywhere in the world AND a nonprofit organization (lead applicant) headquartered in one of eleven Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, or Sonoma. Applicants are selected from the LOI round are invited to move on to the final round of the application process. Artists whose work focuses on:

  • Media art with a strong live performance element (i.e., time-based, movement-based, etc.);

  • Hybrid performance (live theater, music, and dance) centering the use of emerging media arts technology; or,

  • Social practice/socially engaged art that center the use of performance and emerging technology.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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.

FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES

Listed by deadline, in ascending order.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company FellowshipsOpen to arts administrators and theatre technicians around the world who belong to historically excluded communities in the U.S.

Deadline. February 13, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $80,000 to $130,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is launching the second cohort of its fellowship program in partnership and with a lead gift from the Miranda Family Fund, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s family philanthropic fund. This program is designed to provide talented candidates from historically excluded communities, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, with the job experience, resources and training necessary to build their careers as arts administrators or theatre technicians. Letter of recommendation is required.

ASCA: FellowshipsOpen to artists who've resided in Alabama for at least two years

Deadline. March 1, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Awarded to artists of Alabama working in Arts Education, Craft Arts, Dance, Design Arts, Media & Photography, Music, Literary Arts: Poetry, Literary Arts: Prose, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts. Applicants are encouraged to be as specific as possible about how Fellowship funds would enable them to further their artistic career, with evidence illustrating the seriousness of their professional intent.

Mississippi Arts Commission: Artist FellowshipsOpen to artists in Mississippi

Deadline. March 1, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applications are welcome from professional artists producing work of high artistic quality in Literary Arts, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Visual and Design Arts, and Folk Arts, and who are more than 18 years old, not a full-time student, and a permanent, legal resident of Mississippi at the time of application and throughout the grant period.

National Endowment for the Arts: Creative Writing FellowshipsOpen to poets who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Deadline. March 10, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $25,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applications are welcome from poets who have published original work between January 1, 2015, and March 10, 2022. Eligible publications include a volume of 48 pages or more of poetry, or 20 or more individual poems or pages of poetry that appear in at least five literary journals, anthologies, or publications which regularly include poetry as a portion of their format.

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