Upcoming Grant Deadlines

For all opportunities, please visit the website of the Foundation for application instructions and complete guidelines.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is accepting applications for 2013 Artists’ Fellowships

Who they fund:
For the past 27 years, NYFA has awarded Artists’ Fellowships of $7,000 to individual originating artists living in New York State and/or Indian Nations located in New York State.  NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers.  In 2012, NYFA awarded 94 Fellowships to 95 artists; (there was one collaboration).  Artists’ Fellowships are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use.  Artists’ Fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.

2013 Categories:
Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design
Choreography
Music/Sound
Photography
Playwriting/Screenwriting

Geographic focus:
New York State

What is required:

  • Applicants must be 25 years old or older.
  • Applicants must be a resident of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New York State for at least two years prior to January 16, 2013.
  • Applicant may NOT be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in any degree program at the time of the application deadline.
  • Recipients of a NYFA Fellowship award in the  past five years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012 are NOT eligible.

Deadline:
January 14, 15 and 16, depending on category.  Please check NYFA website for exact deadline for your discipline.


The D’Addario Music Foundation is accepting applications for program support

Who they fund:
The D’Addario Music Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring and assisting the growth and appreciation of music throughout the world by partnering with passionate music educators. Through the generous support of D’Addario and Company, the D’Addario Music Foundation awards grants and product donations to educational programs that offer sustained opportunities for active participation in music making particularly to those that might not otherwise have the opportunity.

Geographic focus:
National

What is required:
All new organizations or organizations that have not been funded by the D’Addario Music Foundation in the past two years must submit a letter of inquiry to foundation@daddario.com before being invited to submit a grant application.

Letters of inquiry will be accepted from October through January if the intention is to apply for a formal grant at our March 15th deadline and from April through July if the intention is to apply for a formal grant at our September 15th deadline.

Letters of inquiry should contain the following information:

  • Introduction — including not for profit/tax-exempt status
  • Description of org/description of project requiring support
  • Statement of need
  • Methodology — # of participants who will be served
  • Brief discussion of other funding sources
  • Final summary — requested funding amount (our average cash award is $2500).

If you are an organization re-applying for support you do not have to submit a letter of inquiry. You may skip directly to the grant application process.

It is recommended that applicants review the grant application questions as a primer before submitting their letter of inquiry to get a feel for the type of information the foundation seeks to receive.

You may only apply for support once in a year’s time at one of the two deadlines.

Deadline:
Letters of Inquiry are due January 31, 2013.


Open Meadows Foundation is accepting applications for program support

Who they fund:
Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.  Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age or ability.

Open Meadows offers grants up to $2000 to projects that:

  • Are designed and implemented by women and girls
  • Reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization
  • Promote building community power
  • Have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding.Organizational budgets should not exceed $150,000.  Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Geographic focus:
National

What is required:
Organizations interested in applying must have 501(c)3 tax exempt status or a fiscal sponsor.  Applicants must submit three (3) copies of their application, 501(c)3 letter, budget and any other supporting materials for their proposal.  Open Meadows only accepts one proposal from an organization at a cycle. If the request is for more than one project, neither project will be considered.

While there is no special application form, please head to the Open Meadows Foundation website for the application cover sheet and checklist.

Deadline:
February 15, 2013 (received)


New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for Artist Entrepreneurial Grants

Who they fund:
Recognizing that artist entrepreneurs contribute significantly to New Hampshire’s economy, this grant category supports opportunities that will increase the capacity of professional artists, including the development of business skills needed to support their art making, participation in programs intended to raise the level and quality of their art making, and participation in programs that will bring their art to the widest possible markets.  This grant supports a wide variety of projects, such as:

  • Attendance at workshops, conferences, or non-degree granting classes to increase business and/or artistic skills (e.g., marketing, developing a business plan, pricing visual artworks, legal issues, financial management, evaluating and working with literary agents, and master classes for performers or craftspeople).
  • Attendance at showcases to introduce arts presenters to their work.
  • The development of promotional marketing materials, including websites, digital portfolios, and printed materials.  Promotional materials must be not for profit.

Requests may be made for $250 - $1,000.

Geographic focus:
New Hampshire

What is required:
Professional New Hampshire artists, defined as: Individuals who devote a majority of their time to practicing, performing, and/or teaching an arts discipline and who received payment for their work in that discipline, and who also:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • have been legal residents of New Hampshire for a minimum of two years and are still residents at the time the grant is awarded. Exception: previously juried N.H. Roster Artists who live within 10 miles of the border and can demonstrate that over 50 percent of their work is for N.H. audiences are also eligible.

Ineligible applicants include:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Artist Fellowship recipients for the fiscal year their Fellowship was awarded.
  • Artists who already have received an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant in the current fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
  • Artists who have received three successive grants (must take one fiscal year off).

Please see New Hampshire State Council on the Arts  for complete criteria and grant restrictions.

Deadline:
January 18, 2013


South Arts is accepting applications for Southern Fast Track Touring grants

Who they fund:
This grant program offers smaller presenting organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region the opportunity to receive fee support to present performing artists and writers from outside the presenter’s state. Support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, literary and dance projects that contain both a public performance or reading and an educational component. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $2,500.

Geographic focus:
South Arts’ nine-state region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

What is required:
Projects must take place between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.  Applications must be submitted online at least 60 days prior to the project start date.  All grant requests are subject to funding availability. Grants are awarded on a first come/first served basis until funding is depleted.  Early submission is encouraged.

Only presenting organizations with operating budgets of $150,000 or less (for the last completed fiscal year) are eligible to apply.

Deadline:
Rolling deadline but at least 60 days of notice is required.


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