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By Aisha Jordan on October 29th, 2019

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities (10/29/19)

Fiscal Sponsorship | Grants

 

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The California Arts Council is accepting applications for their Arts & Public Media Opportunity.

Description

Arts and Public Media supports multiplatform media projects by nonprofit media organizations that build public awareness and support for the arts. Supported projects engage Californians with authentic local stories and experiences centered on the value of arts, culture, and creative expression within California.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be either a California-based nonprofit media organization*, municipal or county arts agency, or tribal government managing a public media station.

  • *A nonprofit entity that has a primary activity and mission of disseminating information to the general public or a specific community through a newspaper, magazine, zine, media festival, or other publication; or radio, podcast, television, cable television, or other medium of mass communication.

  • An applicant without nonprofit status may use a California-based Fiscal Sponsor with a federal 501(c)(3) designation to conduct work on a not-for-profit project.

Geographic Focus

California

Deadline

November 1, 2019  


Smack Mellon logoSmack Mellon is accepting applications for its Studio Program

Description

The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis of available affordable space for artists living and working in New York City. The program provides six eligible artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a fellowship (dependent on funding). The program runs for an eleven-month period from July 1 to June 15. The studios are located on the lower level of 92 Plymouth Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn and range in size from 250 to 300 square feet. The program does not provide living space. 

Geographic Focus

New York City, NY

Deadline

November 1, 2019    


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Staten Island Arts is accepting applications for 5 kinds of Grants.

Description

Staten Island Arts cultivates a sustainable and diverse cultural community for the people of Staten Island by:

  • Making the arts accessible to every member of the community.

  • Supporting and building recognition for artistic achievement.

  • Providing artists, organizations, and arts educators the technical, financial and social resources to encourage cultural production.

Staten Island Arts offers grants for artists, arts and cultural organizations, and arts-in-education programs. Grant applications and deadlines are posted as they become available. 

DCA Premier Grant

DCA Art Fund Grant

NYSCA Encore Grant

NYSCA Future Culture Creative Placemaking Grant

ABC (Arts Bring Change) Regrant

Geographic Focus

Staten Island, NYC

Deadline

November 3, 2019 


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The California Arts Council is accepting applications for their Local Impact opportunity and Reentry Through The Arts program

Local Impact

Description

Local Impact supports community-driven arts projects for small and mid-sized arts organizations to foster equity, access, and opportunity in historically marginalized communities by centering the arts as a vehicle for building strong, healthy, vibrant, and resilient communities.

Historically marginalized communities may include but are not limited to: African and African American, Arab, Asian and Asian American, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Native American and Indigenous, Pacific Islander; lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and gender-variant people; people with disabilities; women; low-income, rural, or immigrant and refugee communities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant organizations must have total operating revenues of no more than $1,000,000.

  • An applicant without nonprofit status may use a California-based Fiscal Sponsor with a federal 501(c)(3) designation to conduct work on a not-for-profit project.  

Reentry Through the Arts

Description

Veterans in the Arts desires to address the needs and improve the lives of California’s veterans by increasing equity, access, and opportunities for veterans to participate in quality arts programming that is sensitive and responsive to their unique experiences. The program provides project support for nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, and veteran’s assistance agencies, and social service agencies to reach veterans and their families. 

Geographic Focus

California

Deadline

November 8, 2019    


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New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is accepting applications for their Public Art Learning Fund.  

Description

The Public Art Learning Fund focuses on professional development opportunities that build necessary skills, resources, connections and strengthen artists’ public art practices and the public art field at large. 

Artists may utilize the Public Art Learning Fund to: pursue a specific professional development opportunity to strengthen their own public art practice in New England and beyond. Examples may include but are not limited to attending a conference, workshop, training, or discussion related to building creative or administrative skills related to their public art practice; registration fees and travel expenses are eligible expenses.

  • Applicant must be an artist who resides full-time and makes work in one of the six New England States (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

  • Applicant must be an artist whose artistic practice engages the public realm or who can demonstrate that they are in the process of expanding their artistic work into the public realm

  • Applicant must have a Creative Ground profile. Need assistance with your CreativeGround profile

  • Proposed professional development opportunity must:
    • specifically relate to strengthening the applicant artist’s own public art practice
    • take place during the grant period (see Application Process & Deadlines below)

Note: There are no geographic limitations for the professional development opportunity requested (e.g. an artist may apply to the Public Art Learning Fund to attend a conference outside of New England).

Geographic Focus

New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

Deadline

November 12, 2019


East Bay Community Foundation LogoThe East Bay Community Foundation  (EBCF) is accepting applications for their East Bay Fund for Artists Initiative.   

Description

EBCF's East Bay Fund for Artists Initiative will be awarding grants of $1,000-$16,000 for the commissioning of new works by Bay Area artists. Awardees must secure matching donations totaling at least 50% of the award amount by April 20, 2020 and must hold a public presentation of their work within a year of securing the match funding. 

EBCF’s overall goals for this work:

  • Support for the creation of new works by local artists and for East Bay organizations, specifically work with a lens towards social justice

  • Support for composers, playwrights, choreographers, visual, media, traditional and interdisciplinary artists in the Bay Area

  • Growth and engagement of a donor base

  • Support for a diversity of artistic practices and organizations

  • Provide opportunities for communities of color to experience art that represents their culture and history

Geographic Focus

California, Bay Area

Deadline

November 15, 2019


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The California Arts Council is accepting applications for their Artists In Communities opportunity.

Description

Artists in Communities centralizes artists and their artistic processes as vehicles for community vitality. AC grants support sustained artistic residencies in community settings. Applicant organizations, partners, and community members must support the vision of the artist(s) to produce creative projects that are relevant and responsive to their community.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant organizations must be one of the following:

  • California-based nonprofit arts organization, arts-based unit of municipal or county government, or tribal government.

  • California-based nonprofit social service organizations with regular, ongoing arts programs and/or services may be eligible to apply if they meet all eligibility requirements. These may include libraries, housing agencies, senior/teen/cultural community centers, foster care facilities, or hospitals.

  • An applicant without nonprofit status may use a California-based Fiscal Sponsor with a federal 501(c)(3) designation to conduct work on a not-for-profit project.

Geographic Focus

California

Deadline

November 15, 2019


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The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for it’s USArtists International (USAI) opportunity.  

Description

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets.

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world.  USAI extends the reach and impact of professional touring artists and ensembles from the United States and is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of U.S. artists.

USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation. 

Geographic Focus

National

Deadline

November 22, 2019 (For projects taking place March 15, 2020 and March 14, 2021)


MAP Fund logo

MAPFund is now accepting applications for their annual granting opportunity.   

Description

MAP invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining—and ultimately co-creating—a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP awards $1 million annually, to up to 45 projects in the range of $10,000–$45,000 per grant. 

The grant supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States. 

Funded projects address these concerns through the processes of creating and distributing live performance to the public, and/or through the content and themes of the work itself. MAP is committed to intersectional anti-racism, and does not support cultural appropriation or oppressive project language, structures, or content.  

If you are a fiscally sponsored project with Fractured Atlas:

If you are interested in applying to the MAPFund and you are a fiscally-sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, applications must be ready for review by Fractured Atlas staff no later than November 12th. 

The full details of our application process are available here: https://media.fracturedatlas.org/map-fund-fiscally-sponsored. Please send inquiries to support@fracturedatlas.org.  

Geographic Focus

National

Deadline

November 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. EST   

 

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About Aisha Jordan

Aisha Jordan is an Actor, Performer, and Arts Administrator originally from Amherst, Massachusetts. She received her B.A. in The Arts from Eugene Lang College at The New School and her M.A. in Arts and Politics from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. She has collaborated with and worked for arts institutions such as, The Hemispheric Institute, Manhattan Theatre Club and The New York International Fringe Festival. For several years she supported Bronx Arts and Culture as the Manager of Visual and Performing Arts at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education. Most recently she taught a course in social justice collaborative performance at Eugene Lang College and is Artistic Director of 2050 Legacy Theater for Social Change. She believes artists are crucial to the advancement of culture and society and lives to support creative exploration.