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By Nina Berman on October 12th, 2021

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities (10/12/2021)

Fiscal Sponsorship | 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 3,000 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. 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 November 2021. Best of luck!

 


 

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NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre

Now in its third cycle, the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts in partnership with the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, is part of a groundbreaking series of initiatives that address the underrepresentation of women in film, music, television and theatre. The Fund provides grants to encourage and support the creation of content that reflect the voices and perspectives of all women.

In the 2021/22 cycle, the Women’s Fund will distribute $2.5M in funding to media, music and theatre projects in NYC. The program will provide finishing grants for film, television, and digital projects, funds for the creation of music recordings or videos, and production funds for live or online theatre.

 

Geographic Focus

New York City

 

Deadline

November 1, 2021

 


 

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Shearing Fellowship

For emerging and distinguished writers who have published at least one book with a trade or literary press, the Shearing Fellowship from Black Mountain Institute includes a stipend of $20,000, a semester -long letter of appointment, office space, and free housing.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 1, 2021

 


 

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FORGE Fellowship

FORGE invites individual makers and small teams (of no more than three) at any point in their career or process to spend a year (February through January) digging in, getting curious, and defining success. Fellows will articulate work with fellow innovators, concoct creative solutions to today’s conundrums, and retrofit processes with guidance from FORGE and leaders in their field.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 1, 2021

 


 

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Henry Hering Art and Architecture Award

The Henry Hering Art and Architecture Award is presented by the National Sculpture Society for outstanding collaboration between architect, owner and sculptor in the distinguished use of sculpture in an architectural project.

The jury is looking for excellence in an architectural project in which the architect collaborated with the sculptor and owner of a site. The jury is composed of two sculptors and one architect.

A winning entry will receive three medals and three hand-lettered citations – one each for architect, owner and sculptor.

The award will be presented at NSS’ 2022 Sculpture Conference.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 1, 2021

 


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GRAMMY Museum Grants

With funding 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 awards grants in 3 categories: Scientific Research, Preservation Implementation, and Preservation Assistance.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 1, 2021

 


 

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California Documentary Project Grants

The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a grant program from California Humanities 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. Funding is available for research and development and production.

 

Geographic Focus

California

 

Deadline

November 1, 2021

 


 

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Study in Scandinavia

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.

Grants are considered suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration.

Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.

The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

November 1, 2021

 


 

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Black Women Photographers x Nikon Grants

The Black Women Photographers collective have announced a new grant in partnership with Nikon Inc. in celebration of the community’s one year anniversary. 

The grant includes funds totaling $40,000 available to members of the Black Women Photographers collective, as well as $10,000 in cameras and lenses. 

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 4, 2021

 


 

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Artist Entrepreneurial Grants

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for their Artist Entrepreneur Grants. 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. Funding requests may be made for $250 - $1,000.

Individual professional New Hampshire artists, makers and creatives, 18 years of age or over, who devote a majority of their time to practicing, performing and/or teaching an arts discipline are invited to apply.

 

Geographic Focus

New Hampshire

 

Deadline

November 5, 2021

 


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Cultural Assembly Grant

Administered by Boston Ujima Project, the Cultural Assembly Grant honors BIPOC Boston artists for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. The grant is open to individual BIPOC artists, cultural workers, and collectives. Applicants may request up to $5,000 to support their project; they encourage artists to use at least 20% for their own artist fees and hope they pay collaborators a fair amount as well. All projects and experiences supported by this grant must be free and open to the public. For example: block parties, live events, publishing projects, sound/music-based projects, live theatre and performances, public art, public educational projects, public film screenings.

 

Geographic Focus

Boston, MA

 

Deadline

November 5, 2021

 


 

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Performance AIRspace Residency

With support from The Jerome Foundation, a cohort of 3 early career movement-based performing artists participate in the Abrons Art Center Performance AIRspace Residency. Performance AIRspace residents are provided with a monetary commission and access to studios and theaters for rehearsals towards the development of a live performance to be presented at Abrons Arts Center.

Residents receive a $7,000 commission for a new work to be presented at Abrons as part of the 2022-2023 Presenting Season and 200 hours of fully subsidized studio rental time.

 

Geographic Focus

New York City

 

Deadline

November 7, 2021

 


 

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Baxter St Residency

Each year, Baxter St at CCNY invites emerging lens-based artists living in New York City to apply for the Baxter St Residency Program. This residency offers lens-based artists much-needed workspace in New York City as well as access to the Baxter St at CCNY community and programs.

Residents have free use of the facilities and equipment at Baxter St at CCNY and a secondary photo lab with darkroom and printer access for the duration of the Residency during respective hours of operation if needed. Residents receive a monthly stipend and will be granted a solo exhibition at Baxter St at CCNY after their term of residency.

 

Geographic Focus

New York City

 

Deadline

November 8, 2021

 


 

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Chicago Creative Worker Assistance Program

The Chicago Creative Worker Assistance Program will provide 450 – 500 relief grants to low and moderate income artists and creative workers who are residents of Chicago and have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including freelance artists, arts administrators, teaching artists, artisans, curators, independent cultural producers and creative industry technicians such as stage managers, theater and music technicians, art handlers, preparators, cinematographers, and film lighting technicians/gaffers. Grants will range from $2,000 - $5,000. Grants will be distributed via a lottery system.

 

Geographic Focus

Chicago, IL

 

Deadline

November 10, 2021

 


 

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2022 Culture & Narrative Fellowship

The Opportunity Agenda is now accepting applications from U.S. based artists and cultural strategists for their 2022 cohort of Culture & Narrative Fellows.

The Fellowship is a six-month opportunity for artists and cultural strategists who are grappling with how to dismantle and replace the dominant narratives of our time — especially those informing racial justice and immigrant rights — for true economic justice.

Fellows receive a $15,000 award to assist with the project, expert support and advisement from The Opportunity Agenda, and opportunities to connect with a vibrant community of activists, culture workers, and advocates.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

November 10, 2021

 


 

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UnProductiveSolutions Call for Proposals

UnProductiveSolutions (UnPro) is an artwork/curatorial project presenting as an online “company” invested in revolutionary, values-based, ethical technologies. Italy-based curator Marialaura Ghidini and U.S.-based artist Rebekah Modrak invite artists to submit imaginative and conceptually rigorous proposals imagining technologies. Winning applicants' technology will be presented as one of the products of the UnProductiveSolutions company. 

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 12, 2021

 


 

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Velvetpark Residency

Velvetpark's Winter/Spring application is open to emerging and established LGBTQ+ writers. As they head into their second year of the residency, they welcome poets, fiction, creative fiction, and multidisciplinary writers to apply.

A private workspace will be awarded to a selected writer, based on application project proposal and strength of past works.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 15, 2021

 


 

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APAP ArtsForward

Made possible with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’s ArtsForward program will support the presenting and touring field’s safe, vibrant, and equitable reopening and recovery as presenters, artists and audiences reconnect, tours resume, and venues reopen. More than $2 million will be given through direct grants of $35,000 or $50,000 to U.S.-based APAP presenter members working in partnership with individual artists/companies, to support the performing arts field’s transition toward reopening its venues and resuming live programming. Funds will be distributed by early 2022 for a grant period that takes place during the remainder of 2022.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

November 15, 2021

 


 

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A.I.R. Fellowship

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established in 1993 in order to support underrepresented and emerging women and non-binary artists in New York City. Each year, six artists are awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R. Gallery.

Fellows receive sponsored memberships with A.I.R. Gallery, professional development, access to the gallery space, staff, and other resources, mentorship, and a stipend pending available funding. 

 

Geographic Focus

New York City

 

Deadline

November 15, 2021

 


 

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Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry

The Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry annual national poetry prize from Philadelphia Stories features a first place $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. These poems and honorable mentions appear 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, 2021

 


 

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Artist at Sea Residency

The Sitka Center is accepting applications for their Artist at Sea Residency. This residency provides the opportunity for a visual artist, writer or musician to spend 14 days on an oceanic research vessel interacting with a scientific team gathering data on the size structure and composition of zooplankton in marine food webs off of the Oregon and Washington coasts.

It is not necessary that the artist’s current work directly relates to plankton or their biology, but it is essential that the artist chosen is exploring environmental themes that highlight ocean ecology and the importance of understanding the benefits and health of this ecosystem.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 15, 2021

 


 

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Artist’s 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.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 15, 2021

 


 

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Flourish Fund

In the spirit of embracing contemporary culture at its core and edges, the Flourish Fund supports artist organized projects in Southeast Michigan that are experimental and risk-taking, shared with the public, and embrace contemporary, creative possibilities for the future of arts and culture. Annually, the Flourish Fund offers six grants of $10,000 each to support artists for these innovative, public-facing projects across the seven counties of Southeast Michigan.

Eligible projects are led by independent, unincorporated artists at all career stages based in the seven counties of Southeast Michigan. The lead organizer of the project must reside in one of the seven counties of Southeast Michigan. These projects must publicly share their work and be rooted, at their core, in a visual arts practice. Groups and collectives may also apply.

 

Geographic Focus

Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Monroe, Livingston, and St. Clair counties, MI

 

Deadline

November 17, 2021

 


 

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More Art: Engaging Artists

Engaging Artists is More Art’s 2-tiered, Fellowship and Residency program for artists seeking to both develop and sustain their public art and socially-engaged practice. The program curriculum encompasses a professional development series, public art commission opportunities, mentorship, and peer networking. The twelve-month Fellowship provides an infrastructure and laboratory for eight NYC-based emerging and underrepresented artists (or collectives) to gain a deeper understanding of the history of the field of public art, incubate and develop their early-stage research and project, collaborate with communities in shaping society, and build sustainable careers. The Residency provides an opportunity for one NYC-based early career and underrepresented artist (or collective) to gain a deeper understanding of the history of the field of public art, and is focused on the incubation and commissioning of  a public art project. The Residency is a minimum of nine months and carries a $8,000 award to realize the project. 

 

Geographic Focus

New York City

 

Deadline

November 17, 2021

 


 

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WeHo Artist Grant

The WeHo Artist Grant from the City of West Hollywood aims to nurture and support the long-term development of an artist’s ideas by providing funds that increase the capacity for artists to realize work, advance the conditions of creation, and navigate the complexities of both making art and making a career. Applicants must be registered on the West Hollywood Artist Registry and must be residents of the City of West Hollywood. This is a one-year grant and artists who receive the grant must wait three years before they are eligible again.

 

Geographic Focus

West Hollywood, CA

 

Deadline

November 19, 2021

 


 

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Smack Mellon Studio Program 

Smack Mellon’s Artist Studio Program supports emerging or early career artists. 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 a 50 week period from September 1 to August 15. 

Artists also have access to shared facilities that include: a digital production lab and a fabrication shop. Staff is on-hand to provide technical support and to respond to the studio needs of resident artists.

 

Geographic Focus

New York City

 

Deadline

November 20, 2021

 


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Bronx Dance Fund

The Bronx Dance Fund seeks to nurture the development of artists and organizations that comprise the field of dance in the Bronx. To achieve this goal, the Bronx Dance Fund will support individual Bronx-based dancers, choreographers, and dance organizations with grants of up to $7,500 for general operating or project-based support, including capacity building, training, professional development, and/or production. The Bronx Dance Fund will prioritize talented early career dance artists, and BIPOC-led organizations.

 

Geographic Focus

Bronx, NY

 

Deadline

November 22, 2021

 


 

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2022 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowships

This one-year fellowship, administered on behalf of the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust, is awarded to two New York City-based artists, who are age 30 or younger and not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program nor have been a Van Lier Fellow in another organization.

The fellowship provides emerging artists from historically underrepresented communities with mentorship opportunities with the curatorial staff, artists and arts professionals to prepare and promote their projects and to define career paths over the course of the program (January - December 2022). Fellows will be given a studio space during the Winter Workspace Program and a solo show in the Sunroom Project Space in the fall of 2022. Each Van Lier Fellow receives a $10,435 stipend, which includes a $8,000 honorarium, studio rental reimbursement, transportation stipend for the residency, and professional development.

 

Geographic Focus

New York City

 

Deadline

November 23, 2021

 


 

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Antenna Open Call 2022

Antenna is excited to announce its annual open call for creator driven projects taking place in 2022. Artists can apply for the opportunity to exhibit at Antenna Gallery, have a book published by Antenna’s Paper Machine, or have a month long residency at the Paper Machine publishing center. All opportunities provide creators with both financial and logistical support.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

November 30, 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.