April 2022

Funding Fridays #8

This month's list covers 15 funding opportunities–10 grants and 5 fellowships or residencies–with deadlines from April 4, 2022 to May 6, 2022. In addition, we've listed 14 grants with rolling application deadlines.

Several grants are also scheduled to open in April, including Grant Cycle B of the California Arts Council. We will update this list should any of these grants announce deadlines of/before May 6, 2022; these listings will be preceded with "++" to denote that they've been added since the post was originally published. Turn on post notifications for @HelloBarkada on Instagram and Twitter to stay in the loop.

For more opportunities, check out the lists curated by Creative Capital for April and May 2022 and Fractured Atlas for April 2022.

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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.

Create Chula Vista Arts GrantOpen to artists residing in Chula Vista, California, or affiliated with an educational institution based in Chula Vista, as well as for-profit businesses based in Chula Vista

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

Application fee. NA 

Who's eligible. Chula Vista is looking for arts projects that provide enriching and accessible cultural opportunities for the City’s residents and visitors. Chula Vista individual artists, arts organizations, and small businesses are encouraged to apply. It is strongly recommended that grant projects are collaborative, promote cultural equity and inclusion, and address community aspirations. 

Eligible applicants include:

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. $500–$3000

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:

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.

Stochastic Labs: ResidenciesOpen to engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs around the world

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000/month

Application fee. NA 

Who's eligible. Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, and shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc). Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events.

Stochastic Labs: Seed FundsOpen to founding teams that include artists and engineers 

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

Application fee. NA 

Who's eligible. Projects can be in any medium. Stochastic Labs encourages proposals from creative coders, deep learning enthusiasts, AR/VR auteurs, game and app developers, neuroscientists, bio-designers, roboticists, data artists, musicians, animators, animal behaviorists, physicists, and world builders of all kinds.

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.


Listed in ascending order by deadline.

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants, Cycle 2Open to professional dancers who are at least 21 years old,  based in one of the 50 states, a Tribal Nation, a U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia, and have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline. April 5, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $5,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants, a new emergency grant program for professional dancers. “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.

Applicants must demonstrate recent and sustained activity as a professional dancer (in any stage/performance style, including aerial, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, modern, tap, and traditional/folk) over the last 3-4 years in public-facing performances. Inactivity, or online/streaming activity, during COVID is allowable. Must also:

Women Who Create: Dream in Color GrantOpen to women, femmes, and non-binary people of color located in the U.S. and pursuing creative work

Deadline. April 10, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $5,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Women of color who are making a difference in their communities – one to an undergraduate student, and another to a woman who is working on an exciting project that celebrates diversity and inclusion. 

Women Who Create is a mentorship program for and by women of color in the creative industries. Our mission is to break down systemic barriers through mentorship to uplift, inspire, and empower creative women of color.

John W. Porter TrustOpen to 501(c)(3) organizations in California whose project will benefit the Long Beach community

Deadline. April 15, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $5,000 to $10,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Organizations with a 501(c)(3) status, including those with an arts, culture, and humanities focus. 

NEA: Challenge AmericaOpen to nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes

Deadline. April 21, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EDT

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Applicant organization must be a first-time applicant to the NEA or be a previous NEA applicant that was not recommended for funding in any of the three most recent Fiscal Years (FYs 2020, 2021, or 2022), and have completed a three-year history of arts programming prior to the application deadline.

National Academy of Design: Abbey Mural PrizeOpen to all artists, architects, designers, as well as arts and community-based organizations and other nonprofits, with project leads eighteen years of age or older.

Deadline. April 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EDT

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000–$40,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Project proposals must be for sites located within the United States, Tribal Nations, and U.S. territories including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Projects must be for public buildings or buildings owned by a charitable institution; otherwise, there are no restrictions.

National Performance Network: Take Notice FundOpen to artists of color living and working in Louisiana

Deadline. April 28, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EDT

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Take Notice Fund is open to all BIPOC artists/collectives and culture bearers, at any career stage, who are primary residents of the state of Louisiana and are currently active in conceiving and creating new original work. Artists must identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color (BIPOC). Individual artists, as well as ensembles/collectives/collaboratives, may apply. For ensembles/collectives/collaboratives to apply, a majority of artists within the collective must meet all eligibility criteria independently, and the collective must have a demonstrated history of creating new work collectively and submit a single application, with funds shared equally. Artists may apply either as individuals or as collective members. Members of a collective may not apply for the same project individually.

Center for Cultural Innovation: CALI Catalyst Grant (Cycle 1 of 3)Open to California changemakers who are shifting the arts and culture sector in ways that tangibly give underrepresented voices more power and influence. 

Deadline. April 29, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. CALI Catalyst applicants can be individuals or teams of individuals. Applicants must be an artist or arts worker (e.g., arts administrator, cultural producer, culture bearer, creative, cultural practitioner, teaching artist, or specialized technician); and be a full-time resident of California. Additionally, an applicant’s action must have taken place or commenced (i.e., the action is still in progress) on or after January 1, 2020.

Harpo Foundation: Grants for Visual ArtistsOpen to U.S. citizens at least 21 years old who self-define as under-recognized 

Deadline. April 29, 2022

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

Application fee. $15 (can be waived by written request submitted by April 25)

Who's eligible. Visual artists who self-define as under-recognized, are at least 21 years old, and are neither currently enrolled in an art degree program, have been enrolled in the past 12 months, nor are preparing to enroll in the next 12 months. 

James C. Stewart Charitable FoundationOpen to 501(c)(3) organizations in Tucson, Arizona and Southern California

Deadline. May 1, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000 

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Organizations with a 501(c)(3) status, including those with an arts, culture, and humanities focus. 

The Latinx Project: Curatorial ProjectOpen to curators, scholars, and artists living and working in the U.S.

Deadline. May 5, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $15,000 made up of an exhibition production budget of $10,000 and an honorarium of $5,000 to be divided between the curator and participating artists

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Latinx Project (TLP) welcomes proposals for a 3-month Fall or Spring exhibit on all topics/themes of relevance and impact to the Latinx community. In honor of next year's 5th year anniversary celebration of our founding, TLP is especially interested in projects that explore the past and futures of Latinx art. Exhibition proposals are encouraged to include 5– 10 artists who work in the media of drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, textile, site-specific installation, and/or video. 


Listed by deadline, in ascending order.

Visual AIDS Archive Project FellowshipOpen to anyone conducting original, primary source-based research on HIV-positive artists

Deadline. April 11, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Enrollment or affiliation with a university is not required. Fellows should be comfortable communicating in English for the purposes of the fellowship and the final published text must be in English. Visual AIDS welcomes research proposals that focus on artists, creative communities, and cultural sites that have been lost to the ongoing AIDS crisis. Research on historically excluded and lesser-known artists will be prioritized. Research fellows will work with Visual AIDS to develop a piece of original writing to be published on our website, drawing on primary sources in the Visual AIDS Archive Project and related resources.

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital PublicationOpen to individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication

Deadline. April 20, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000/month

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. An applicant’s plans for digital publication must be integral to the project’s research goals.  Competitive submissions embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Projects must also advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools.

The Studio Museum in Harlem: Artist-in-ResidenceOpen to three local, national, or international artists of African and/or Afro-Latinx descent working in any media.

Deadline. April 30, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $25,000 + institutional guidance and professional development, research support, and  studio space

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The program gives emerging artists of African and/or Afro-Latinx an unparalleled opportunity to develop their practice in an eleven-month residency, and offers audiences the chance to view this work in annual exhibitions. Artists cannot be in school or committed to another residency while in this program.

Library of Congress: Innovator in Residence ProgramOpen to individuals who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Concept Paper Deadline. May 2, 2022, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Amount(s) rewarded. $80,000 each year, for up to two years

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Creative people with diverse perspectives and expertise to enable transformational experiences in support of the Library’s Digital Strategy, developing work inspired by the Library’s collections that demonstrate possibilities of how the Library relates to and enriches the work, life and imagination of the American people. Residents are expected to do research with Library collections, create a unique digital work that may be hosted on the LC Labs website, host a public program, and serve as an ambassador for the Library during their tenure. The Library anticipates the residency will begin September 2022.

The Innovator in Residence application process has two phases: 1) a 3-page concept paper and 2) an invitation-only full proposal. 

The Latinx Project: Artist in ResidenceOpen to emerging or mid-career artists living and working in the U.S.

Deadline. May 5, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000 honorarium, $5000 budget for solo presentation at NYU

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Emerging or mid-career artists with an interest in shaping the contemporary/historic dialogue surrounding Latinx Art & Culture. Since The Latinx Project doesn't currently offer artist studios, this opportunity is best for artists who maintain a research/digital practice and can pursue material heavy projects elsewhere. Selected artist will be part of the NYU academic community for 4–6 months of the academic year.


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