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By Nina Berman on October 8th, 2020

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities (10/8/20)

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 November 2020:

 


 

Smack Mellon Studio Program

Smack Mellon is accepting applications for their Studio Program. This 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 a 50 week period from September 1 to August 15. The studios are located in Brooklyn and range in size from 250 to 300 square feet. The program does not provide living space.

Smack Mellon’s Artist Studio Program supports emerging or early career artists. Applicants must be legal residents of NYC for one year prior to the application deadline and be residing in NYC at the time of the application process and for the term of the residency. All applicants must be United States citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree program, and must be able to demonstrate need for a studio. Applicants may not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the Smack Mellon residency.

 

Geographic Focus

New York City, NY

 

Deadline

October 30, 2020

 


 

Artadia Awards: Houston

Artadia is accepting applications for the next round of Artadia Awards. The Artadia Awards provide exposure, financial support, and critical validation to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose. Each year, an open-call application is made available in each of the six active partner cities for any artist who has lived within that city for a minimum of two years and is not currently enrolled in art school.

Supporting artists equitably is a critical part of the Artadia Award process: they consider the unique populations of each community and are proud to reflect our country’s diversity with an Awardee pool that is over 50 percent female and over 40 percent persons of color. Awardees receive a dedicated webpage on Artadia’s online Artist Registry; studio visits with renowned curators and collectors; and regular dialogue with Artadia’s staff members, who offer guidance and facilitate valuable connections. The application process is open to all visual artists who are not currently enrolled in an art-related degree program or long-term residency, nor planning to attend an art-related degree program or long-term residency in the coming year.

 

Geographic Focus

Houston, TX

 

Deadline

November 1, 2020

 


 

NXTHVN Studio and Curatorial Fellowship

NXTHVN empowers emerging artists and curators of color through education and access. Through intergenerational mentorship, professional development and cross-sector collaboration, NXTHVN accelerates professional careers in the arts.

Each June, NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists, two curators, and eight New Haven high school students to its annual Fellowship and Apprenticeship programs. Through a curriculum that focuses on mentorship, professional development, and skills training, members of the cohort cultivate their individual practices within a collaborative, community-driven context. Each fellow mentors a local high school apprentice, providing them with hands-on instruction in studio and curatorial practices. Through active participation in NXTHVN’s year-long programs, early-career artists and curators make the personal strides and interpersonal connections that advance their careers.

NXTHVN’s year-long Fellowships provide:

  • a stipend disbursed quarterly throughout the Fellowship year, which runs from early June to late May
  • optional, partially-subsidized housing in Dixwell, New Haven
  • dedicated work and/or studio space with 24-hour access
  • monthly professional development workshops facilitated by field experts
  • culminating exhibition and catalogue organized by curatorial fellows and featuring work by studio fellows
  • opportunity to design and participate in artist-led projects and public programming
  • vocabulary and skills for navigating the art market that often go untaught in MFA programs

Expectations include:

  • completing the entire 11-month residency program
  • relocation to New Haven
  • spending at least five hours per week mentoring a high school apprentice

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

November 1, 2020

 


 

GRAMMY Museum Grants

With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grants Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

The GRAMMY Museum Grants Program is accepting letters of inquiry for Scientific Research Projects and Preservation Projects.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

November 1, 2020

 


 

Performing Arts Japan (PAJ)

Japan Foundation New York is accepting applications for their Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) Program. This program is designed to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the U.S. and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants help Japanese and U.S. American and Canadian artists develop a new work, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to U.S. American and Canadian audiences.

 

Geographic Focus

United States and Canada

 

Deadline

November 2, 2020

 


 

The Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston is accepting applications for the Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists. The Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists supports the professional careers of visual artists through a solo exhibition or alternative presentation of work and curatorial and professional development support, including expert guidance on improving business skills for the effective presentation and promotion of your work.

The Fellowship is open to artists working in 2D media other than photography who have yet to have their first solo exhibition.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

November 2, 2020

 


 

California Documentary Projects Grants

California Humanities is accepting applications for their California Documentary Projects Grants. CDP is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its complexity. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective and reach and engage broad audiences through multiple means, including but not limited to radio and television broadcasts, podcasts, online distribution and interactive media, community screenings and discussions, in classrooms and libraries, at cultural centers, film festivals, and beyond. California Humanities is currently accepting applications for Research and Development Grants up to $10,000 and Production Grants up to $50,000.

California residency is not required for applicants or other project personnel. The emphasis of the CDP grant program is on the California content and focus of the proposed project, rather than residency.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

November 2, 2020

 


 

National Sculpture Society Grants

The National Sculpture Society is accepting applications for several grants. They are accepting applications for The SEWE Scholarship, which is directed toward an emerging wildlife sculptor. The recipient will attend NSS’ 2021 Sculpture Conference. The recipient is also expected to apply for the 2022 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Sculptors must have been born between 1981-2002 to apply for this grant. They are also accepting grants for the Henry Hering Art and Architecture Award, which is presented for outstanding collaboration between architect, owner and sculptor in the distinguished use of sculpture in an architectural project. The use of figurative or realist sculpture is of greatest interest for this award. Architects, landscape architects, property owners and sculptors are eligible for the Henry Hering.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

November 2, 2020

 


 

NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts Resident Fellowship

The Resident Fellowship is the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts’s core offering for scholars and artists of all disciplines to develop projects that expand the way we think about the history, practice, and performance of dance. Past fellows have come from wide-ranging disciplines such as history, design, philosophy, visual arts, and more. Fellows are not required to be experts in ballet or dance, but must have an interest in engaging with the art.

The fellowship provides space, a stipend, and the time to pursue rigorous work. Fellows also gain new colleagues and a broad community of scholars and artists, two communities that do not often meet.

The scholar or artist must be pursuing an original project related to dance. Applicants applying with scholarly projects (e.g. journal articles, monographs) must have a Ph.D. Applicants must show exceptional promise and/or have demonstrated significant accomplishments in their field. They encourage applicants from all career stages to apply. Dance expertise is not required. Students (as of September 2021) are not eligible. NYU faculty are welcome and encouraged to apply. This program cannot support projects in arts administration, projects focused on the applicant’s personal memoir or autobiography, projects involving giving dance classes, or projects reviewing prior work, such as editing, digitizing, or organizing archives or editing films or book anthologies.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

November 2, 2020

 


 

Artist Entrepreneur Grants

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for their Artist Entrepreneur Grants. Artist Entrepreneurial Grants recognize the importance of the creative workforce to New Hampshire’s economy. Artist Entrepreneurial Grants support opportunities that will benefit artists’ careers and small businesses, including the development of business skills, participation in programs to raise the level and quality of their art, and participation in programs that will bring their art to the widest possible markets. This opportunity is available for individual professional New Hampshire artists, 18 years of age or over, who devote a majority of their time to practicing, performing and/or teaching an arts discipline. Funding requests may be made for $250 -$1,000.

 

Geographic Focus

New Hampshire

 

Deadline

November 2, 2020

 


 

National Parks Arts Foundation Residencies

National Parks Arts Foundation is a nonprofit foundation offering artist-in-residence programs, museum in-loan programs, and workshops in cooperation with the National Parks, National Monuments, World Heritage Sites and other parks. They are now accepting applications for several residencies at United States National Parks. They are accepting applications for residencies in both Death Valley and Haleakala National Park.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 13, 2020

 


 
 

Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry

The Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry annual national poetry prize features a first place of $1,000 cash award. Three runners up will each receive a $250 cash award. The winning and runner-up poems are published in the Spring issue of Philadelphia Stories with these poems and honorable mentions appearing online. The Crimmins Prize celebrates risk, innovation, and emotional engagement. They especially encourage poets from underrepresented groups and backgrounds to send their work.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

November 15, 2020

 


 

Artist Book Residency Grant

The Artist’s Book Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to produce a limited edition book work. Working intensively in the Women’s Studio Workshop studios, artists print and bind their own books, and are encouraged to create an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50.

The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the continental U.S., free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials and production assistance.

The contract stipulates that 20% of the edition goes to WSW’s archive, exhibition, and display copies; 20% of the edition goes to the artist; 60% of the edition goes to general sales. WSW has developed a series of archive and exhibition opportunities for their artists’ books, and artists can collaborate with WSW on marketing for a 50% commission fee.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

November 15, 2020

 


 

New England Foundation for the Arts Grants

The New England Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications for two grants. The Public Art Learning Fund provides grants of $500 to $2,000 to support professional development opportunities for New England artists to strengthen their public art practices. Through the Public Art Learning Fund, NEFA intends to foster the continued development of more equitable, inclusive, and vibrant public spaces and public life throughout New England. New England States Touring (NEST) funds the presentation of regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations.

 

Geographic Focus

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

 

Deadline

November 16, 2020

 


 

The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants in the amount of $1,000 awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators. The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Their aim is to advance artists’ careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. They accept submissions twice a year via an open call.

The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. They are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 17, 2020

 


 

Salt Lake City Arts Council Project Support Grants

Salt Lake City Arts Council Project Support grants are awarded to individuals, groups, and nonprofit organizations for specific arts projects and programs which are determined to be of value to the community. Concerts, performances, festivals, workshops, and readings are examples of projects eligible for funding through Project Support grants. Project Support grants have an (at least) one-to-one cash matching requirement. Projects must include community engagement activities. This includes projects and activities undertaken by an organization or group as part of a mission strategy to build deep relationships between the organization/group and the communities in which it operates for the purpose of achieving mutual benefit. If awarded, a Project Support grant will be for $500-$10,000.

 

Geographic Focus

Salt Lake City, UT

 

Deadline

November 17, 2020

 


 

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About Nina Berman

Nina Berman lives in New York City and holds an MA in English from Loyola University Chicago. Before joining Fractured Atlas, she covered the publishing industry for an audience of publishers at NetGalley Insights. When she's not interviewing artists or sharing tips for navigating the art world on the Fractured Atlas blog, Nina makes ceramics at Center Point Ceramics Studio, hosts Planet Clambake on Newtown Radio, and is a member of the New Sanctuary Coalition pro-se legal clinic.