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By Geo Ong on September 5th, 2022

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Upcoming Artist Grants and Opportunities: October 2022 Deadlines

Grants | Opportunities

Every month, Fractured Atlas provides a list of upcoming grants and opportunities for artists and arts-based projects so that you can discover more opportunities to get financial support and other resources for your work. As a fiscal sponsor of over 3,500 artistic projects, we provide access to grants for artists in every discipline.

If you are new to grant-seeking, check out our introduction to grants! If you’re not already fiscally-sponsored, fiscal sponsorship can give you access to a wider pool of grant opportunities as well as other tools and resources. Learn more about our fiscal sponsorship program here

If you are fiscally sponsored, be sure to review our grant application process as you apply for these grants or any others. To keep up with future opportunities as well as other tips for artists and arts organizations, sign up to receive our weekly blog newsletter.

Here are the upcoming opportunities for October 2022. Best of luck!

 


 

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Artadia Awards: Atlanta

The Artadia Awards provide financial support, exposure, and recognition to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose. In addition to financial support, awardees can participate in the Artadia Network to receive structured opportunities for valuable new connections and resource sharing as well as receive a dedicated webpage on Artadia’s online Artist Registry. Applicants must be a contemporary visual artist, making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts nonprofit, the public art realm, etc.

 

Geographic Focus

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Deadline

October 1, 2022

 


 

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Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) for Organizations

Wave Farm, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), provides funds for organizations to support technical strategies for online development as well as to hire outside consultants to support organizational and professional development. Eligible organizations have missions specific to the media arts, dedicate the majority of their programming to technology as an art form, and are current NYSCA grantees. Priority will be given to electronic media and film organizations.

 

Geographic Focus

New York State

 

Deadline

October 1, 2022

 


 

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In Cahoots Residency

In Cahoots Residency is designed for people who have prior experience in art and/or writing. The program welcomes printmakers, book artists, letterpress printers, and writers to apply as individuals, as well as collaborative teams or groups of up to 5 to apply as well. Applicants may also apply for a grant residency. Full or partial grant residencies are designed for artists for whom this residency experience would otherwise be out of reach financially.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 1, 2022

 


 

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The Manifest Prize

The Manifest Prize, a $5,000 cash award, is open to works of any visual art media, genre, style, or size. There are no restrictions on submissions to the prize except that works submitted must have been completed within the past five years (2017-2022).

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 1, 2022

 


 

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Snarky Elephant Creator Application

Snarky Elephant Productions is looking for emerging creatives in the film industry whose work embodies the principles of its mission. Selected artists receive benefits to assist them in their careers and develop new work. Benefits include a one-year, non-exclusive agreement with a production company, special rates for equipment rentals and staffing, and a dedicated marketing budget and possible direct-to-consumer advertisements or promotions valued at $5,000.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 1, 2022

 


 

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Millay Arts Core Residency

Located in the Hudson Valley of New York, Millay Arts’ fully-subsidized Core Residency features a creative cohort of 6-7 multidisciplinary artists, selected through a blind jury process, and includes private bedroom and studio, shared living spaces, laundry room, workstation, B&W darkroom and use of the Alumni and Nancy Graves Memorial libraries.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 1, 2022

 


 

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East Bay Fund for Artists

The East Bay Fund for Artists at East Bay Community Foundation is open to East Bay (Alameda or Contra Costa County) artists and organizations for the commission of new works from all artistic disciplines. Individual artists must have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor to be eligible. Selected artists and organizations will be awarded grants of $5,000-$25,000. The initiative will fund up to 75 percent of a total project’s budget.

 

Geographic Focus

East Bay, Northern California

 

Deadline

October 3, 2022

 


 

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National Sculpture Society Awards

The National Sculpture Society is currently offering two awards during the month of October. The Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant is a $5,000 prize for a sculptor specializing in animal sculpture. The Alex J. Ettl Grant is a $5,000 prize awarded to a figurative or realist sculptor.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 3, 2022

 


 

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Emerging Banff Artist in Residence

Banff Centre’s Emerging Artist in Residence is an immersive program of studio practice, creative exploration, and critical feedback and mentorship for visual artists of all ages in the early stages of their careers. Over a period of five weeks, participants will have opportunities to hone their individual practice, present work to their peers, engage in discussion and critique, learn from demonstrations in various visual art production techniques, and further develop the professional skills needed to support and sustain their practice.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 5, 2022

 


 

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GIG Fund

Arts Midwest’s Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund provides financial support to arts organizations for rebuilding and re-imagining creative engagement in their communities amidst the challenging uncertainty affecting all corners of the creative sector. Eligible organizations must be located in the Midwest region or the Federally recognized Native nations that share this geography. Grant awards are $4,000.

 

Geographic Focus

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

 

Deadline

October 5, 2022

 


 

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Precipice Fund

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Precipice Fund awards grants of up to $5,000 to unincorporated visual art collectives, alternative spaces, and collaborative projects based in and around the city of Portland, Oregon. Projects must be collaborative (a minimum of two and a maximum of six applicants) to be eligible.

 

Geographic Focus

Portland, Oregon

 

Deadline

October 7, 2022

 


 

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The Bennett Prize

The Bennett Prize awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which then travels the country. The prize is open only to women 18 years or older residing at least part time in the United States whose primary practice is the creation of original paintings in the genre of figurative realism, and who identifies as a woman, regardless of their assigned gender at birth. This includes trans and cis women and nonbinary people. U.S. Citizenship is not required.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

October 7, 2022

 


 

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Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program

New York Foundation for the Arts' Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program is open to visual artists from all disciplines. This program pairs immigrant artists with artist mentors who provide one-on-one support for their mentee, guiding them to achieve specific goals and providing them with broader access to the New York cultural world through an exchange of ideas, resources, and experiences. Eligible artists were born outside of the United States and currently live within the New York City area or within commuting distance.

 

Geographic Focus

New York City

 

Deadline

October 7, 2022

 


 

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Southern Prize & State Fellowships

The South Arts Southern Prize & State Fellowships is open to visual artists in the nine state region of the American South to support, expose, and celebrate the breadth, depth and diversity of artistic excellence. The State Fellowship is a state-specific prize of $5,000 to each of the nine winners, who will then compete for one of the two Southern Prizes of $25,000 and $10,000. Both Southern Prize winners will also receive a two-week residency at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences.

 

Geographic Focus

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

 

Deadline

October 10, 2022

 


 

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A.I.R. Biennial

The 15th A.I.R. Biennial features the theme, “Friend of the Artist,” looking to showcase the friends of artists, welcoming both glimpses of friendships today and considerations of community and solidarity more broadly. The show asks artists to invite the public into their intimate and interconnected webs of relations, love, care, and mutual support. This exhibition is open to artists working across all forms and disciplines.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 12, 2022

 


 

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Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grant

New York Foundation for the Arts’ Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grant program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to rental housing, health insurance premiums, food, transportation, and legal expenses.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

October 14, 2022

 


 

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Artist Grant

Artist Grant provides a $500 grant to one visual artist each grant cycle. 2nd and 3rd place runners-up receive $100 each. Visual artists 18 and older from anywhere in the world, working in any media, may apply.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 15, 2022

 


 

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Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant

The Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant is a month-long residency for artists residing in Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties of New York state. Women’s Studio Workshop awards this residency to two artists. Priority is given to artists with experience and a working knowledge of etching, intaglio, or monoprint; letterpress; papermaking; screenprinting; photography; or ceramics. The grant includes a $1,500 stipend and 24/7 studio access.

 

Geographic Focus

New York counties of Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange

 

Deadline

October 15, 2022

 


 

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Social Enhancement Grant

The Robert B. McMillen Foundation’s Social Enhancement Grant is awarded to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations with an art-related mission that make a profound difference in the lives of others, specifically younger people or the disadvantaged. The program prioritizes organizations that are located in the state of Washington.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

October 15, 2022

 


 

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Dora Maar House Residency

The residency program at La Maison Dora Maar invites mid-career artists and humanities professionals to apply for a one-to-two month fellowship, which includes a private bedroom and bath, and a study or studio in which to work. Expenses are paid for round-trip travel from a fellow’s home to the Dora Maar House. Fellows also receive a grant based upon the length of stay.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 15, 2022

 


 

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Art Omi Residencies

Art Omi has three distinct residencies that are accepting applications. Art Omi: Architecture invites 10 early- to mid-career architects from around the world to develop their work during a full two-week residency on Omi’s campus. Art Omi: Artists invites artists from around the world, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather in rural New York to experiment, collaborate, and share ideas. Art Omi: Writers hosts authors and translators from around the world, providing exposure for global literary voices and reflects the spirit of cultural exchange.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 15, 2022

 


 

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Mophradat Grant for Artists’ Practice

Mophradat’s Grants for Artists program includes two components: first, providing artists with flexible financial support that can be used towards their livelihood, ongoing research, and/or the realization of a particular proposal; and second, connecting the participating artists with their peers. The program provides approximately 10 grants of either $2,500 or $5,000. This program is designed for artists or collectives from and in the Arab world who relate to this part of the world as “home.”

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 15, 2022

 


 

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Brooklyn Arts Council Grants

Brooklyn Arts Council grants strive to support local artists and small arts organizations whose work enhances the cultural climate of the borough, city, state, and nation. The Creative Equations Fund is an investment strategy dedicated to arts for social justice, supporting hyper-local, community-engaged artists, arts organizations, cultural entrepreneurs, and researchers who have dedicated their creativity to solving social problems. The Brooklyn Arts Fund cultivates artists, arts organizations, and audiences through specific and engaging arts projects. Local Arts Support helps develop high-quality local arts projects and programs that focus on community engagement. The Charlene Victor and Ella J. Weiss Cultural Entrepreneur Fund affords two woman-identifying Brooklyn artists with funds to pursue professional development opportunities.

 

Geographic Focus

Brooklyn, New York

 

Deadline

October 16, 2022

 


 

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Public Art for Spatial JusticeCollective Imagination for Spatial Justice

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) offers two programs related to spatial justice. Public Art for Spatial Justice aims to support public artmaking that helps people see, feel, experience, and imagine spatial justice now. Massachusetts-based artists working in any artistic disciplines and Massachusetts-based organizations working with artists are welcome to apply. Grants range from $15,000 to $30,000. Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice grants support teams of Massachusetts-based artists, creatives, culture bearers, cultural organizers, and community-based organizational collaborators to imagine: What does public art that fosters positive social change look, sound, and feel like in your community? Teams will be selected to participate in a cohort learning model and receive a $6,000 grant.

 

Geographic Focus

Massachusetts

 

Deadline

October 17, 2022

 


 

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Denbo Fellowship

The Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists from a range of artistic disciplines an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. It provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in the areas of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts. Selected artists receive access to the printshop, type shop, paper studio and/or bindery, as well as a stipend for travel, materials, housing, etc.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 18, 2022

 


 

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Brooklyn Arts Council Grant Panelist

Brooklyn Arts Council is accepting nominations for grant panelists for their upcoming cycle of grant applications. Panel nominees should be reliable individuals with a commitment to the arts, knowledge of Brooklyn communities, and expertise in an artistic discipline, arts administration, or community arts programming.

 

Geographic Focus

Brooklyn, New York

 

Deadline

October 20, 2022

 


 

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Craft Research Fund

The Center for Craft is offering three opportunities as part of its Craft Research Fund. The Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship comprises five fellowships of $10,000 to advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. Proposals are welcome from mid-career artists, artisans, designers, makers, sculptures, and so on, who identify their practice within the field of craft. The Craft Research Exhibition Grant awards up to $15,000 to support exhibition research that encourages, expands, and supports scholarly craft research in the United States. Proposals are welcome from museum, nonprofit gallery, and independent curators. The Craft Research Fund Project Grant awards up to $15,000 to support projects that encourage, expand, and support scholarly craft research in the United States. Proposals are welcome from academic researchers and independent scholars.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

October 21, 2022

 


 

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VIA Art Fund Artistic Production Grant

VIA Art Fund’s Artistic Production grants fund the production and exhibition of new artistic commissions, in amounts ranging between $25,000 and $100,000. Grants are awarded 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.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 24, 2022

 


 

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Loewe Foundation Craft Prize

The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize seeks to recognize uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision and will to innovate set new standards for the future of craft. The prize for the winning entry is 50,000 euros. All participants must be professional artisans 18 years or older. Entries may be made by an individual or collective. All nationalities are welcome.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 25, 2022

 


 

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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a $90,000 merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. To be eligible, applicants must be a New American who is 30 or younger as of the application deadline, and who is planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full-time in the United States in the 2023-24 academic year.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

October 27, 2022

 


 

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Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grant

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is partnering with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer the Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants. This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need who are practicing in the visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

October 28, 2022

 


 

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Boynes Emerging Artist Award

Emerging artists worldwide are welcome to apply to the Boynes Emerging Artist Award. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners receive international exhibition prioritization, accommodation at the RUC Residency in the Italian Alps, a group exhibition in the residency's final week, and studio space.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 30, 2022

 



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About Geo Ong

Geo Ong is a Los Angeles native who now lives in Brooklyn with his partner and dog. He is a lifelong urbanite who is learning how to seek solace in the natural world. Prior to joining Fractured Atlas, he spent twelve years working for independent bookstores. He reads whenever he gets the opportunity, gives his dog Carl loving belly rubs, and attempts to veganize his mother's Filipino recipes to varying degrees of success.