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By Theresa Hubbard on August 22nd, 2019

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities (08/22/19)

Fiscal Sponsorship | Grants | Opportunities

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for USArtists International (USAI).

Description: USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S.-based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets.

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world. USAI extends the reach and impact of professional touring artists and ensembles from the United States and is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of U.S. artists.

USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: September 5, 2019

Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) is accepting applications for UMEZ Arts Engagement Grant Program, administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).

Description: UMEZ Arts Engagement is a grant program designed to enhance the diversity and frequency of arts and cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan. The program provides direct support for these activities to Upper Manhattan’s artists and nonprofit arts organizations under the guiding principle that support for artists of diverse disciplines, practices, cultural backgrounds, and career stages contributes to the vibrancy and sustainability of the communities in which they live and work. UMEZ Arts Engagement invites proposals from artists and arts organizations that are 1) based in Upper Manhattan and 2) presenting arts projects or programming in Upper Manhattan between January 1–December 31, 2020.

Geographic Focus: Upper Manhattan, NY

Deadline: September 10, 2019

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is accepting applications for the Creative Engagement grant program.

Description: Creative Engagement is an arts funding program that provides seed grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that offer Manhattan communities diverse artistic experiences. Each year, the program supports over 150 arts projects in Manhattan, including concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, workshops, readings and more. Through this grant program LMCC will award over $600,000 for projects in neighborhoods from Inwood to the Battery taking place between January 1–December 31, 2020.

Geographic Focus: Manhattan, NY

Deadline: September 10, 2019

The Amphion Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Fall Grant Program and the 2019 Elliott Carter Special Grant Program.

Description: The Amphion Foundation, Inc., founded in 1987 by Elliott and Helen Carter, was established to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to service organizations.

  • 2019 Fall Grant Program: The Amphion Foundation’s grant program’s objective is to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to non-profit performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to music service organizations and other organizations that support contemporary music.
  • 2019 Elliott Carter Special Grant Program: Funds are available for Special Projects involving the music of Elliott Carter for professional performing ensembles, presenting organizations, and other organizations with plans to carry out a substantial project involving the music of Elliott Carter. The Elliott Carter Special Grant Program also provides Project Support for first time recording projects relating to the music of Elliott Carter.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: September 15, 2019 (deadline for both)

The New York Community Trust is accepting proposals for the Mosaic Network and Fund (the Fund).

Description: The Mosaic Network and Fund (the Fund) invites arts organizations that are led by, created for, and accountable to African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) people in New York City to apply for grants that will help their organizations work towards thrivability , a state in which 1 they can flourish and prosper. Organizations are encouraged to identify longer-term activities, excluding capital projects (brick-and-mortar costs are not permitted, but limited equipment costs are acceptable), that will lead to meaningful change, as defined and measured by the organization itself. This includes but is not limited to efforts to increase staffing, expand key programs, strengthen marketing, or undertake a number of other efforts that will lead to thrivability.

ALAANA arts organizations with annual operating budgets between $20,000 and $3 million are 2 eligible to apply for three-year grants of up to 25 percent of their annual operating budget, not to exceed $100,000 annually. Additionally, after the first year, each grantee will be eligible for an up to $25,000 supplement to engage mentors or consultants for key enhancement support. Grantees will have the opportunity to select their own mentors or consultants or choose to be paired with a mentor, consultant, and/or peer-based group at the Fund’s recommendation.

For more information about the Fund, please contact Salem Tsegaye at

Geographic Focus: New York City, NY

Deadline: September 17, 2019

Brooklyn Arts Council is accepting application for the 2020 Brooklyn Arts Fund.

Description: Brooklyn-based artists, collectives, and 501c3 organizations are invited to apply to Brooklyn Arts Fund (BAF) for up to $5,000 to support high-quality arts projects in all disciplines, genres and styles. Funded by the New YorkCity Department of Cultural Affairs, this program aims to cultivate Brooklyn’s artists, arts organizations, and audiences through its support of performances, exhibitions, pop-up galleries, workshops, reading series, festivals, public art and more, all across the borough. In 2019, Brooklyn Arts Fund distributed over $570,000 to 158 projects across Brooklyn.

This program is appropriate for arts and culture makers developing projects that contribute to the rich creative experiences that engage audiences all across the borough. Competitive applicants will clearly identify the audience they strive to reach, and articulate how the project’s outcome(s) will impact the cultural life of the borough.

Program areas of funding include: dance, film/video/media, folk arts, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, multi-disciplinary projects, music/opera, theatre/musical theatre, and visual arts/crafts.

Geographic Focus: Brooklyn, NY

Deadline: September 19, 2019

The Arts Council of Santa Cruz County is accepting applications for Create and Develop Grants.

Description: The Arts Council of Santa Cruz County’s mission is to promote, connect, and invest in the arts in order to stimulate creativity and vibrancy in Santa Cruz County.

  • Create Grant Program: The Create Grant program is for individual artists and organizations to support the creation and public exhibition of arts and culture projects in Santa Cruz County. Projects must be fully executed within one year of the grant award and must be fully accessible by the public.
  • Develop Grant Program: Develop Grants support artists and arts organizations interested in improving their artistic skills or expanding their business and professional capacities. The program is open to all Santa Cruz County artists and arts organizations, including current grantees.

Geographic Focus: Santa Cruz County, CA

Deadline: September 20, 2019 (deadline for both)

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About Theresa Hubbard

Theresa Hubbard is Associate Director for Program Operations at Fractured Atlas. Since joining the Fractured Atlas team in February 2011, Theresa has provided support for more than 10,000 artists and arts organizations raising funds for their creative projects. She also develops educational resources for those artists and collaborates with the the engineering team to design web-based fundraising tools. Theresa serves on the steering committee of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors and is a regular presenter at conferences and festivals around the country. In 2016, she earned a Certificate in Arts and Culture Strategy through a partnership between National Arts Strategies and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Syracuse University and stays active in the New York choral community by singing with The Oratorio Society of New York.