Upcoming Grant Deadlines

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

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is accepting applications for Individual Photographer’s Fellowship.

Who they fund:
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.

Geographic focus:

What is required:
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.Who May NOT Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program. Students who graduate before the 2013 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as the O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.

Film, video, and interactive multimedia are NOT eligible.

The entry fee for this grant is $10USD. Applicants must apply through the CaFE online application system at www.CallForEntry.org. Applications will not be accepted by any other delivery method. Internet access and a working email address are required in order to apply. The $10 entry fee must be paid via credit or debit card.

May 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

The Awesome Foundation For the Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for project support.

Who they fund:
The Awesome Foundation is a loose network of small-time philanthropists who award $1,000 micro-grants to people with certifiably awesome ideas every month.  The project can be artistic, scientific, and/or social in nature. Previous “awesome” projects have included a giant hammock in Boston, a mushroom farm made out of phone books in Ottawa, and a portable pipe organ.

The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance.  Since its humble beginnings, many Awesome Foundation chapters have sprung up globally to conserve, sustain, and support the worldwide ecosystem of awesomeness. Projects have included efforts in a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good, and beyond.

Geographic focus:

What is required:
You must apply using the online form.


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is accepting applications for Creative Curricula.

Who they fund:
Creative Curricula makes grants ranging from $750 to $5,000 to Manhattan-based individual teaching artists or small to mid-sized cultural organizations working in partnership with Manhattan public schools. The program supports projects providing in-depth opportunities for students to create and experience the arts through collaboratively planned and implemented units of study. Funding is provided for semester-long, in-classroom projects for K-12 students that focus on one of the following:

1) Sequential, skills-based arts study that incorporates one or more art forms
2) Integrated study of arts and non-arts subjects, collaboratively taught by teaching artist(s) and the classroom teacher(s) as arts-in-education units

Funding for Creative Curricula is provided by New York State Council on the Arts.

Geographic focus:
New York City: Manhattan

What is required:

  • Individual teaching artists or cultural organizations may apply on behalf of the partnership; schools cannot apply on behalf of the partnership.
  • Collectives must designate the lead teaching artist (director, or equivalent) to apply as an individual on its behalf. The lead teaching artist must be a key facilitator of project planning and classroom sessions, and meet the above listed eligibility and application requirements for individuals.
  • Individuals may not apply or receive funds on behalf of any organization.
  • Cultural organizations must provide regular arts, cultural and/or creative programming.
  • Cultural organizations must be based in Manhattan; individual teaching artists must reside in Manhattan.
  • Cultural organizations must have proof of nonprofit status.
  • Applicants may not have applied directly to the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for a grant for the same fiscal year.
  • All applicants are required to attend a Creative Curricula information session in 2012 or later in order to apply, regardless of the applicant’s past funding or information session attendance status. For dates, locations and to RSVP, visit: www.lmcc.net/grants/info_sessions.

For full information about Creative Curricula application guidelines, eligibility, and info sessions, please visit the Apply Page.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) is seeking applications for a Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement

Who they fund:
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters announces the Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement grants program to follow upon the accomplishments and lessons learned from the Creative Campus Innovations grants program established in January 2006. Building Bridges supports U.S.-based performing arts presenting organizations interested in building interdisciplinary cross-campus and community collaborations that expand awareness, knowledge and understanding of Muslim societies. APAP will administer up to eight grants of $100,000-200,000 each. Grantees are expected to plan and maximize resources collaboratively with campus-based and external community partners in order to engage targeted populations – with a primary focus on young people born after 1980 (the “millennial” population).

Geographic focus:

What is required:
Only partial eligibility listed here; please see full guidelines for more details.

  • Applicants are not required to be members of the Association to be considered for Round I review. However, non-member applicants invited to go forward for Round II will need to acquire membership in the Association prior to submission of the Round II proposal.
  • Applicants must be designated as the performing arts presenting organization or presenter for the college or university (see the definition of performing arts presenter in these guidelines).
  • Applicants must be able to document the commitment of the academic institution and other partners at the highest level (i.e. letters of support from top level administrators) to support the project goals and sustainable outcomes.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate and document a history of diverse and high quality performing arts presenting that has included associated interdisciplinary educational and/or community-engagement programs.

5 p.m. (EST), April 24, 2013

Chicago Artists Coalition and OtherPeoplesPixels are accepting applications for Maker Grant.

Who they fund:
The Chicago Artists Coalition and OtherPeoplesPixels are pleased to announce the launch of the Maker Grant, a $3,000 funding opportunity to support contemporary and innovative Chicago artists who demonstrate a commitment to a sustainable artistic practice and career development. This grant is open to visual artists who meet the following criteria:

  • Artists who can show that they are at a defining moment to achieve growth in their creative and professional careers.
  • Artists who demonstrate a strong and active engagement with, and professional commitment to, their artistic practice.
  • Artists whose work as cultural makers impacts the development of art and culture in a meaningful way.

Geographic focus:

What is required:
Applicants must be:• A U.S. citizen or legal resident

  • A resident of the Chicagoland region
  • At least 21 years old
  • NOT  currently enrolled in a degree-granting program or its equivalent
  • NOT an applicant or collaborator on more than one proposed project

To apply, visit: chicagoartists.slideroom.com and click on Maker Grant

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