May 2022

Funding Fridays #9

This month's list covers 18 funding opportunities–15 grants and 3 fellowships or residencies–with deadlines from May 9, 2022 to June 3, 2022. In addition, we've listed 15 grants with rolling application deadlines.


Listings preceded with "++" denote funding opportunities we've added since this article was originally published. Turn on post notifications for @HelloBarkada on Instagram and Twitter to stay in the loop.


For additional opportunities, check out the lists curated by Creative Capital for May and June 2022 and Fractured Atlas for May and June 2022. For California-specific opportunities, review the California Arts Council's list of seven Cycle B grants, which all have a deadline of June 15.


As a reminder:

  • The list is made up of three sections: grants with rolling application deadlines, grants with application deadlines, and 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 June 2022.


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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. Currently prioritizing artists directly impacted by the 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

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:

  • Individual artists who reside in Chula Vista.

  • Tax-exempt, non-profit organizations located in the City of Chula Vista. NOTE: Organizations not located in Chula Vista may be eligible if the arts project is held in Chula Vista.

  • Educational institutions located in the City of Chula Vista.

  • Religious organizations located in the City of Chula Vista. NOTE: Religious organizations not located in Chula Vista may be eligible if the arts project is held in Chula Vista.

  • Performance groups, visual arts groups or other cultural arts-related groups and organizations affiliated with Chula Vista educational institutions (e.g., choirs, bands, etc.).

  • City of Chula Vista departments, boards, and commissions.

  • For-profit businesses located in the City of Chula Vista. Businesses must be a legally operating business located in a commercial or industrial space and independently owned and operated with the principal office located within the City of Chula Vista city limits.

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:

  • 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.

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.

GRANTS WITH APPLICATION DEADLINES

Listed in ascending order by deadline.

Berkeley Film Foundation: General AwardOpen to filmmakers based in the East Bay area of Northern California and who are at least 18 years old

Deadline. May 9, 2022, 12:00 p.m. PT

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $12,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The BFF fund supports East-Bay based emerging and established independent filmmakers whose work combines intellectual clarity with creative use of the medium. We support both narrative and documentary works that have a social consciousness and addresses complex issues of our time. All applicants must live or work in the cities of Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, and Oakland. Applicants must be the director or producer of a film in Production, Post-Production or Distribution. Genres considered:

  • Short Form Animation (30 minutes or less)

  • Short Form Narratives (30 minutes or less)

  • Short Documentary (40 minutes or less)

  • Long Documentary (over 40 minutes)

Berkeley Film Foundation: Student AwardOpen to student filmmakers based in the East Bay area of Northern California and who are at least 18 years old

Deadline. May 9, 2022, 12:00 p.m. PT

Amount(s) rewarded. Up to $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The BFF fund supports East-Bay based emerging and established independent filmmakers whose work combines intellectual clarity with creative use of the medium. We support both narrative and documentary works that have a social consciousness and addresses complex issues of our time. All applicants must live in the cities of Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, or Oakland, and must be currently enrolled in a full-time film studies program in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco or Marin. Films must be in Production, Post-Production or Distribution. Genres considered:

  • Short Form Animation (30 minutes or less)

  • Short Form Narratives (30 minutes or less)

  • Short Documentary (40 minutes or less)

  • Long Documentary (over 40 minutes)

Getty Images Editorial Grant: Forced DisplacementOpen to individual photographers and videographers around the world

Deadline. May 15, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Three grants will be awarded to still photographers and videographers reporting stories of forced displacement, with the aim of producing a narrative photoessay and/or short‑form documentary of no longer than 10 minutes (or a series of shorter vignettes of equivalent length). Proposed projects can be new or ongoing work.

Getty Images Inclusion GrantOpen to individual photographers and videographers around the world

Deadline. May 15, 2022, 11:59 PT

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Four grants will be awarded with a specific concentration in subject matter or medium: one for a project with a news focus, one for a sports project, one for an arts & entertainment project, and one for a video or multimedia project.

Women Photograph Project GrantsOpen to individual photographers and videographers around the world who identify as women, nonbinary, or intersex

Deadline. May 15, 2022, , 11:59 PT

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity. Of the grants available, at least one be earmarked for a nonbinary or transgender photographer.


Three grants supported by Nikon USA will be open to work from any genre — photographers will be asked to self-identify the subject matter or medium of their submission in the application.


Four grants will be awarded through the Getty Images Inclusion Grant and selected in conjunction with Diversify Photo.

Women Photograph + Leica GrantOpen to individual photographers and videographers around the world who are focused on an ongoing documentary project and who identify as women, nonbinary, or intersex

Deadline. May 15, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Photographers who can demonstrate a long-term commitment to their story. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who are engaged with the communities they cover beyond traditional journalistic documentation.

Oolite Arts: The Ellies Creator AwardsOpen to artists in Miami-Dade, Florida

Deadline. May 16, 2022, 6:00 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $2500–$25,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. The Creator Awards support individual artists to realize a significant visual arts project that will advance their careers. These projects should be bold ideas that speak to our community and our times.

Philafound.org Art WorksOpen to community-based organizations and emerging artists in Philadelphia and/or Greater Philadelphia

Deadline. May 16, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $50,000-$150,000/year for two years to four nonprofits or fiscally-sponsored organizations; $25,000/year for two years to four Philadelphia-based artists

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Art Works is designed to support arts, culture and creativity — particularly those working with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) individuals and those in other under-served communities. Art Works is the inaugural program from the Forman Arts Initiative and will provide direct grants to artists and organizations that shine a light on Greater Philadelphia’s rich diversity. Artists and organizations interested in applying must operate in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania or Burlington or Camden counties in New Jersey.

Creative TimeOpen to individual artists who are at least 18 years old and currently residing in the U.S., tribal nations, or a U.S. territory

Deadline. May 17, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Any practicing artist or artist collective, at any point in their career, residing in all 50 states, the sovereign tribal nations within US borders, and territories including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Applicants cannot currently be enrolled in a degree-granting program or school.

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers GrantOpen to U.S.-based emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art

Deadline. May 18, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $15,000–$50,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Individual writers who are at least 25+ and must be:

  • a US citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or a holder of an O-1 visa (if your application advances to the final round, you will need to submit current documentation);

  • applying for a project about contemporary visual art;

  • an art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or a writer in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts; and,

  • previously published according to the specific publication requirements for the project type one is applying for.

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants, Cycle 3Open 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. May 20, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $5000

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:

  • Live in one of the 50 states, a Tribal Nation, a U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia on the grant deadline

  • Be 21 years of age or older on the grant deadline

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

  • Provide a W-9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN if you are funded

  • Not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program

  • Request expenses that have been/will be incurred in the U.S.

Kreative Growth Grants 2022Open to Filipinx artists in California's San Francisco Bay Area

Deadline. May 23, 2022, 11:59 p.m. PT

Amount(s) rewarded. $3000–$6000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, reside in the Bay Area, and identify as Filipino or be of Filipina/o/x descent. Projects must be presented in SOMA Pilipinas, San Francisco, CA, at one of our venues or a venue of your choosing in the SOMA district. Proposed projects must not incite violence or promote hate language. Projects must begin by July 2022 and be completed by December 2022.

VIA Art Fund: Artistic Production Grant, Fall 2022 Grant CycleOpen to artists, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, art production platforms, and biennials or festivals working in the field of contemporary art in the United States and internationally

LOI Deadline. May 23, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $25,000–$100,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Artistic Production Grants are awarded twice annually to individual artists, nonprofit organizations, and institutions to support new artistic commissions that take place

outside museum or gallery walls, within the public realm, or in non-traditional

exhibition environments. Individual artists or producing organizations seeking

production funding must have a confirmed exhibition venue or presenting partner.


If the project takes place in the United States, the featured artist(s) may be US-based or international. If the artist is internationally-based, then the project must take place in the United States. If you are a nonprofit entity (American or international) applying for support for a project outside the United States, your proposal must feature the work of a US-based artist.


Organizations must provide proof of nonprofit status.

SLF Older Writers' GrantOpen to speculative fiction writers who are 50 years of age or older

Deadline. May 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $1000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. This grant, as with all Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) grants, is intended to help writers working with speculative literature. Applicants need not have prior publishing credits to apply.

Artadia Awards: San FranciscoOpen to contemporary visual artists residing in San Francisco, California

Deadline. June 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET

Amount(s) rewarded. $10,000

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Applicants must be:

  • A contemporary visual artist, making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc.

  • Currently living and working within the city’s eligible counties and must have resided in the city's eligible counties for at least two years prior to the application deadline (contact award organizers if you were temporarily relocated due to COVID-19).

  • Not currently be enrolled in an art-related degree program, nor be planning to attend an art-related degree program in the coming year.

FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES

Listed by deadline, in ascending order.

Ibura Art and Research ResidencyOpen to researchers interested in a residency in the Blue Light Junction community in Baltimore, Maryland

Deadline. May 11, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $2000 and two months of studio space in Baltimore, Maryland

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Ibura is an opportunity for a researcher to embed themselves into the Blue Light Junction community. Researchers from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. Researchers are defined as someone who is curious, questioning, and actively pursuing a line of inquiry, who may also identify as an artist, organizer, scientist, architect, designer, healer, archivist, curator, dancer, performer, etc.

Velvet Park Visual Artist ResidencyOpen to visual artists who identify as LGBTQ+

Deadline. May 13, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Amount(s) rewarded. Studio space

Application fee. No, but visual artists awarded the residency will be asked to pay a $100 deposit which includes keys & clean walls.

Who's eligible. Visual artists using any medium/s are invited to apply. Bear in mind the studio is limited in size, 114 sq ft (14’x 8′ ft), so the size of your work must fit within this space. Additionally, the studio is not sound proof, so anyone working with sound must use headphones or maintain low volume.

Silver Art ResidencyOpen to visual artists around the world

Deadline. May 22, 2022

Amount(s) rewarded. $1200, plus studio space for 10 months on the 28th floor of 4 World Trade Center

Application fee. NA

Who's eligible. Visual artists using any medium/s are invited to apply. Sculptural practice is possible, however, there are no facilities for woodworking, casting, no heavy power tools, or separate fabrication areas. Cannot be currently enrolled in school as an undergraduate or graduate student during the time of the residency.

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