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By Nina Berman on December 14th, 2020

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities (12/14/20)

Fiscal Sponsorship | Grants | Opportunities

Every month, Fractured Atlas provides a list of upcoming grant opportunities for artists and arts-based projects so that you can discover more opportunities to get financial support for your work. As a fiscal sponsor of 4000+ 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 and our grants webinars. If you’re not already fiscally-sponsored, fiscal sponsorship can give you access to a wider pool of grant opportunities. 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.

Here are the upcoming opportunities for January 2021:


Gulf South Writer in the Woods

Gulf South Writer in the Woods, a program of A Studio in the Woods and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, supports the creative work, scholarship and community engagement of writers examining the Gulf South region. For their 2021 program, they are looking to support BILAPOC speculative fiction writers working in prose, poetry and stage/screenwriting. Special consideration will be given to Southern voices, under-represented communities, and perspectives not often heard. Eligible writers must live in the Gulf South, be from/have heritage in the Gulf South, and/or write about the Gulf South. The awardee will receive a stipend of $5,000, a 6-week residency at A Studio in the Woods over 18 months, Tulane University library access, and staff support from the presenting partners.


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Gulf South region



January 8, 2021



Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with a vibrant local artist community. Each year they invite 4-6 artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park. Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice and architecture. JTHAR is currently accepting applications for a residency between April 27 and June 15, 2021.


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January 10, 2020


Parent Residency Grant

Women’s Studio Workshop is accepting applications for its Parent Residency Grant. The Parent Grant is a four-week residency for an artist with at least one dependent child under the age of 18. Artists may choose to work in any of WSW’s studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1450 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

The $1450 childcare stipend can be used at the artist’s discretion, though a childcare plan must be submitted with the application.


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January 15, 2021



Bronx Poet Laureate

The Bronx is Reading is accepting applications for their Bronx Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate serves as an ambassador for poetry and creative expression in the Bronx, committed to upholding and growing the borough's literary community.

The poet laureate gives public readings and advocates for engagement in literary expression in locations across the Bronx, including but not limited to, libraries, schools, boardrooms, The Bronx is Reading events, and other annual events. They engage with local leaders about the value of poetry, and are expected to actively conduct outreach over their term. This is a two year position, and will include a $5,000 grant/stipend for each year, for a total of $10,000 for the duration of term. 

Applicants for the Bronx Poet Laureate position must meet have lived in the Bronx for at least the past five years and currently reside in the borough, have poetry inspired by the Bronx, have published work, and be able to commit to this position for two years and participate in at least 10 events per term.


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Bronx, New York



January 29, 2021


Staten Island Arts Grants

Staten Island Arts is accepting applications for multiple grants.

DCA Premier Grants support first-time applicants—both individual Staten Island artists, collaborative groups of individuals, and community arts and cultural organizations—who produce art or cultural programming. All art and artistic cultural disciplines are considered but preference will be given to the under-resourced disciplines for 2021: folk arts, humanities, new media, painting, photography, and public art. Arts Education programs offering arts exposure (but not instruction and curriculum-based programs) at Staten Island public schools are eligible, as are programs taking place at senior centers.

DCA Art Fund Grants support returning applicants previously awarded a Premier Grant—individual Staten Island artists, collaborative groups of individuals, and community arts and cultural organizations—who produce art or cultural programming.

NYSCA Encore Grants support returning Staten Island based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations or organizations with a fiscal conduit that present programming of artistic and cultural significance in all art and artistic cultural disciplines but preference will be given to the under-resourced disciplines for 2021: folk arts, humanities, new media, painting, photography, and public art. Projects must be open to the public and take place on Staten Island during the year 2021.

The Future Culture Creative Placemaking Grants are meant to support Staten Island artists creating new work in a community setting that connects places and people using arts and culture on Staten Island’s North Shore. The project must engage a segment of the community through a public program and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the project. Projects must connect to at least one of the recommendations established by Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront, a joint initiative created in 2016 by Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts. The project aims to shape and communicate a vision for culture along Staten Island’s rapidly developing North Shore waterfront that supports and promotes unique cultural communities, develops art and cultural activities that connect places and people, and strengthens the relationship between the cultural sector and owners and stewards of property

Arts Bring Change (ABC) Regrants are meant to support local cultural organizations and/or individual artists working in partnership with public schools to engage K-12 public school students in rich artistic learning experiences. Projects must focus on the exploration of art and artistic process. Intercurricular collaboration is encouraged but not required. Projects must take place in schools and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of 3 hands-on learning sessions with students. ABC Regrant funding must not replace, or appear to replace, the role of certified arts teachers in school.


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Staten Island, NY



January 31, 2020


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Nervous Ghost Press Book Prize

Nervous Ghost Press is accepting applications for their poetry and prose prizes. Prize winners receive $1000, publication by Nervous Ghost Press, 10 author copies, and a California reading tour.


Geographic Focus

United States



January 31, 2021




Black American Library Card Project

From January 4–31, Brooklyn Public Library is inviting artists to submit designs for a library card & key fob celebrating Black American culture and history. The artwork and artist should have a connection to the Black American experience; preference will be given to artists with a connection to Brooklyn. Artists aged 13 and up are invited to submit their designs, those under 18 need permission from a parent or guardian to submit their design.


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Brooklyn, New York



January 31, 2021



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About Nina Berman

Nina Berman is an arts industry worker and ceramicist based in New York City, currently working as Associate Director, Communications and Content at Fractured Atlas. She holds an MA in English from Loyola University Chicago. At Fractured Atlas, she shares tips and strategies for navigating the art world, interviews artists, and writes about creating a more equitable arts ecosystem. Before joining Fractured Atlas, she covered the book publishing industry for an audience of publishers at NetGalley. When she's not writing, she's making ceramics at Centerpoint Ceramics in Brooklyn.