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By Nina Berman on September 7th, 2021

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities (09/07/2021)

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 October 2021. Best of luck!

 


 

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Media Arts Assistance Fund for Organizations

Wave Farm, in partnership with NYSCA Electronic Film & Media is accepting applications for their Media Arts Assistance Fund for organization. For organizations, MAAF provides funds 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 NYSCA Electronic Media and Film grantees, applications from multi-disciplinary organizations, which incorporate technology as an art form will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A maximum request for each application is $2,500. 

 

Geographic Focus

New York 

 

Deadline

October 1, 2021

 


 

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Artadia Awards: Atlanta

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 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. Currently, they are accepting applications for Atlanta-based artists.

 

Geographic Focus

Atlanta, GA

 

Deadline

October 1, 2021

 


 

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SciArt Initiative Residency: The Bridge

SciArt Initiative is accepting applications for their collaborative residency program. "The Bridge" is a four-month long virtual residency program that runs from September through January. Matched based on fitness from an open call application, each pair is composed of professionals who are in the arts, the sciences, or both. Residents are required to keep a weekly blog on their activity and projects, documenting the collaborative process over time. In four months, residents accomplish as much as is natural to their synergy; some pairs end their work together at the conclusion of the residency, some pairs continue their work indefinitely. As a virtual residency program, collaborative potential is not limited by geography. Processes and projects unfold physically where residents are located, and virtually online through resident's blogs.

"The Bridge" is open internationally to artists, scientists, technologists, and creative professionals. 

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 1, 2021

 


 

The David Prize Nominations

The David Prize is a celebration of individuals and ideas to create a better, brighter New York City. Open to any individual working in the five boroughs, the David Prize welcomes those with the grit and vision to change communities, culture and future for good. Five New Yorkers will receive $200,000 each, no strings attached. Currently, you can nominate a candidate for the award. 

Nominees should have serious plans to contribute and a divergent and unique vision for how to make NYC a place where people yearn to live, and concrete ideas about how to achieve it. Nominees should also have demonstrated capacity and have a track record of extraordinary work.

 

Geographic Focus

New York City

 

Deadline

October 1, 2021

 


 

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The Dots Between Fall Cohort

The Dots Between is accepting applications for its fall cohort. This financial coaching program is for artists who have started to bring in more resources than ever before and need to establish the financial and business structures that will support their long term career growth. The program includes three sessions with a financial planner, three workshops on art business practices and 1:1 mentoring with BIPOC arts leaders and small group discussions led by past fellows.

This is a free program for up to 30 BIPOC artists in the Southwest with 10 spots for BIPOC artists located across the US.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

October 1, 2021

 


 

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In Cahoots Residency and Residency Grants

In Cahoots Residency provides housing and studio space to both emerging and professional artists in a variety of mediums, with a focus on artist books, letterpress, printmaking, writing, and collaboration. The residency hosts from three to five artists at a time in 1-week, 2-week or 4-week sessions. Residents are provided private individual guest houses (with kitchens and full bathrooms) and 24-hour access to the spacious shared studios or the individual writing studio. 

They welcome printmakers, book artists, letterpress printers and writers to apply as individuals. They also encourage collaborative teams or groups of up to 5 to apply as well. 

In Cahoots also offers grants to help offset the costs of attendance.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 1, 2021

 


 

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East Bay Fund for Artists

The East Bay Community Foundation is accepting applications for their Fund for Artists. Since its creation in 2003, the East Bay Fund for Artists has partnered with more than 9,500 community donors and more than 200 organizations to commission new works by over 300 local artists. The East Bay Fund for Artists has leveraged almost $3.1 million in new financial support for the arts in the East Bay.

In 2019, the East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation refined its programmatic focus to invest in individual artists and arts organizations rooted in low-income communities of color and other disadvantaged communities, to commission new works that advance racial justice and social equity. 

Grants will range in size from $1,000-$16,000. Applications are accepted from both artists and organizations. Individual artists must work with a fiscal sponsor and organizations must either have 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor.

 

Geographic Focus

Alameda and Contra Costa counties, CA

 

Deadline

October 4, 2021

 


 

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National Sculpture Society Awards

The National Sculpture Society is accepting applications for several awards.

The Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant is a $5,000 prize for a sculptor specializing in animal sculpture.

The Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant is a prize of $5,000 awarded annually to a sculptor who has demonstrated outstanding ability as a sculptor and who has created a body of work inspired by nature which includes works of sculpture in bas-relief and in the round. 

The Alex J. Ettl Grant is a prize of $5,000 awarded to a figurative or realist sculptor. 

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

October 4, 2021

 


 

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Craft Research Funds 

The Center for Craft is accepting applications for several funding opportunities.

The Craft Research Funds Artist Fellowship will provide two artists with awards of $20,000 to support research projects that 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 Fund Exhibition Grant will provide grants up to $15,000 to support exhibition research that encourages, expands, and supports scholarly craft research in the United States. Proposals are welcome from museums, nonprofit galleries, and independent curators.

The Craft Research Fund Project Grant will provide grants 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. Grant funds may be used for research related expenses including travel, honoraria for contributors, salary for independent researchers, and/or support documentation such as images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research yet to be completed.

 

Geographic Focus

United States

 

Deadline

October 4, 2021

 


 

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Foundwork Artist Prize

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award started in 2019 to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists. The prize is open to artists working in any media. This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with the distinguished jurors who include leading curators, gallerists, educators, and artists. 

To be considered for the 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize, artists need to create an artist profile on Foundwork with six (6) or more artworks published on their profile page, by 5:00 pm PT, October 10, 2021. They will also need to keep their profile published on Foundwork throughout the entire selection period.

 

Geographic Focus

Global (except for Argentina, Arizona, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cuba, Iran, Kosovo, Latvia, Macedonia, North Korea, Quebec, Russian, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sudan, Syria, and United Arab Emirates due to regulatory restrictions)

 

Deadline

October 10, 2021

 


 

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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 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. Currently, they are accepting applications for Houston-based artists.

 

Geographic Focus

Houston, TX

 

Deadline

October 15, 2021

 


 

Artist Grant

Artist Grant provides a $500 grant to one visual artist each grant cycle. Once an artist wins a grant, they may not apply again. They also award 2nd and 3rd place runners-up with $100 each. Runners-up may apply again in a future grant cycle.

Visual artists working in any media may apply: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture (of any type of material), ceramics, mixed/multiple media, installation, and other new or alternative media. They do not accept submissions for film/video, music, theater, or dance.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 15, 2021

 


 

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Art Omi Residencies

Art Omi is accepting applications for several residency programs. Through a competitive jury process, residents are chosen, invited to attend at no cost to themselves, except travel. Abundant, catered meals and comfortable, beautiful lodgings are provided in a scenic location in Columbia County, New York. Art Omi is two hours north of New York City by train.

The Art Omi: Architecture Residency program is the first of its kind in the nation. Each winter, 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: Architecture aims to nurture experimentation at the intersection of architecture, art and landscape.

Art Omi: Artists invites artists from around the world, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather in rural New York each summer to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. Concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 15, 2021

 


 

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Nancy B. Negley Artist Residency Program at La Maison Dora Maar

The Nancy B. Negley Artists Residency Program, based at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France, hosts residencies of one to two months for mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities to concentrate on their fields of expertise. Accepted applicants have access to a private bedroom and bath, and a study or studio in which to work, expenses paid for round-trip travel from a fellow’s home to the Dora Maar House, and a grant based upon the length of stay at Dora Maar House.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 15, 2021

 


 

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Denbo Fellowship

This fellowship is designed to offer artists from a range of artistic disciplines an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice, and provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

Selected artists will receive up to one month of access to the printshop, typeshop, paper studio and/or bindery, studio access, ten hours of one-on-one technical assistance, and a stipend for travel, materials, and housing. 

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 18, 2021

 


 

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Via Art Fund Artist Production Grant

Via Art Fund is accepting letters of intent for its Artist Production Grant. Artistic Production Grants are awarded twice annually to individual artists, nonprofit organizations, and institutions to support new artistic commissions that take place outside museum or gallery walls, within the public realm, or in non-traditional exhibition environments. Individual artists or producing organizations  seeking production funding must have a confirmed exhibition venue or presenting partner. Artistic Production funding ranges from $25,000 to $100,000 (can be lower than $25,000) per project, with grants at the upper levels of funding reserved for permanent or long-term installations, or newly commissioned works that may be gifted to a U.S. public collection. Artistic Production Grants are awarded to projects that best exemplify Via's three core values of Artistic Production, Thought
Leadership, and Public Engagement.

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 25, 2021

 


 

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City Artist Corps Grants

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to partner with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), to launch City Artist Corps Grants.

City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply.

City Artist Corps Grants applications and grant announcements will roll out over the summer in various cycles. For all cycles, artists will be screened for eligibility and grant recipients will be selected by lottery.

 

Geographic Focus

New York City

 

Deadline

October 31, 2021

 


 

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Samuel R. Delany Fellowship

CatStone Books is proud to present the annual Samuel R. Delany Fellowship to one author from a community that has traditionally been marginalized in speculative fiction. This can include authors of color, queer authors, female authors, authors with disabilities, and authors living an immigrant experience.

The fellowship will award the selected author with a $10,000 stipend, mentorship from a member of the Advisory Board, and additional resources as requested in order to help the recipient set aside time to work on and complete a speculative fiction project. 

 

Geographic Focus

Global

 

Deadline

October 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.