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By Aisha Jordan on November 20th, 2019

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Upcoming Grants Deadlines and Opportunities (11/20/19)

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Harkness Foundation for Dance logo

The Harkness Foundation is accepting applications for their Dance Grants.


The Harkness Foundation for Dance is a private grant-making foundation dedicated to invigorating and supporting the dance art fo

rm, predominantly in New York City. Since its inception the Foundation has contributed significantly to the dance field, extending grants to over 560 organizations. The Harkness Board of Trustees meets three times annually to consider proposals.

There are four major areas of support:

  • Dance creation
  • Dance presentation
  • Dance education
  • Dance medicine/other services to the dance field


Send one hard copy of the proposal to the Harkness office at the address below. Please make sure the return address is clearly indicated on the proposal. Proposals must be received by the deadline date.

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December 1, 2019


New England Foundation for the Arts logoNew England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is accepting applications for their New England States Touring (NEST) Grant.


New England States Touring (NEST) provides support to New England-based nonprofit organizations for public presentations and activities by New England artists listed on the CreativeGround directory.

NEFA works to cultivate and promote the arts in New England and beyond. NEFA programs support artists across many forms of expression and many geographies, connecting them with collaborators and communities, fueling creative exchange and public discourse, and strengthening the creative economy.

Program Goals:

  • Give the communities of New England direct access to the artistic excellence and diversity available in this region.
  • Provide New England artists with the opportunity to build audiences through touring to a variety of communities, thereby increasing demand for their work.
  • Encourage thorough planning of projects that provide meaningful interaction between New England artists and communities.
  • Remove barriers to participation due to race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography.

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


December 2, 2019

Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs logoChicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is accepting proposals for the Individual Artists Program.


The Individual Artists Program aims to assist Chicago's practicing artists in creating work that develops their craft and elevates their careers, while adding to the cultural vitality of the city of Chicago.

To be eligible to apply for funding from the Individual Artists Program, applicants must meet each of the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent legal status

  • Be a resident of the city of Chicago, Illinois (proof of residency is required for application, a Driver’s License, State of Illinois ID or Chicago CityKey)

  • Must not be enrolled full time in undergraduate college/university studies of any kind.

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Chicago, IL


December 5, 2019 5:00pm CST



Burning Man Arts is accepting proposals for Global Art Grants.


The Black Rock Arts Foundation and Burning Man’s Art Department have come together to form Burning Man Arts. As part of that transition, the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s Grants to Artists Program has become the Burning Man Global Art Grants program.

This program funds highly interactive, community-driven works of art that prioritize community involvement in their development, execution and display. It funds art that is accessible to the public, civic in scope and prompts the viewer to act. The fund looks for art that can be experienced in more ways than visually – art that is touched, heard or experienced as well as viewed. The fund prioritizes art that involves the audience in its conception, creation and presentation. This program does not fund art headed to the Burning Man event in Black Rock City.

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December 18, 2019 12pm Pacific Time (LOI)

Puffin Foundation Color-Logo

Puffin Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 grant cycle.


The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. For the upcoming 2016 cycle Puffin will review grants only in the following fields: Music, Photography, and Theater.

Application forms are not available electronically, but can be requested by sending a SASE (#10 business letter sized, self-addressed stamped envelope) to the address below. Requests for application forms must be received by December 15, 2019. Completed applications for the 2016 cycle will be accepted from November 1st until the deadline of December 30, 2019 postmarked by midnight. Applications postmarked after this date will not be reviewed.

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December 30, 2019 (Request application packets until December 15, 2019)

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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.