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Arts Grants & Funding Support Program

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Grants For All Categories

Elizabeth Murray Art Residency
The Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency (EMAR) program by Collar Works is designed to provide a diverse group of emerging and established artists

Grant Provided By: Collar Works
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

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Atlantic Center for the Arts Residencies
Atlantic Center for the Arts is an innovative nonprofit artists-in-residence program that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

Grant Provided By: Atlantic Center for the Arts
Application Deadline: December 5, 2021

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Fields of the Future Fellowship

Grant Provided By: Bard Graduate Center
Application Deadline: December 6, 2021
Grant Amount: $3,500 Monthly

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Supports artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

Grant Provided By: Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Application Deadline: Dec. 13, 2021
Grant Amount: $500 - $2,500
Eligibility Highlights: Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding. Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

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Puffin 2022 Artist Grant
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.

Grant Provided By: The Puffin Foundation
Application Deadline: December 15, 2021
Eligibility Highlights: Will be accepting new proposals in the Fine Arts, Music, and Photography for our 2022 grant cycle.

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American Rescue Plan Grant
Individual Artists

Grant Provided By: Nevada Arts Council
Application Deadline: 30 Days before proposed activity
Grant Amount: $1,000
Eligibility Highlights: Jan. 1 - June 30, 2022

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FY22 Arts Learning Express Grant
Roster Artists

Grant Provided By: Nevada Arts Council
Application Deadline: 30 Days before proposed activity
Grant Amount: $1,500
Eligibility Highlights: Cycle A: Aug. 1-Dec. 31, 2021 and Cycle B: Jan. 1-June 30, 2022

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Folklife Artist Grant
The Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Folklife Artist Grant (FLA) supports traditional arts projects by folk artists and culture bearers.

Grant Provided By: Nevada Arts Council
Application Deadline: 30 Days before proposed activity
Grant Amount: $1,500
Eligibility Highlights: Projects must be completed by June 30, 2022

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FY22 Mini Grants
Mini-Grants are designed to respond to year-round, immediate programmatic needs of Nevada cultural organizations.

Grant Provided By: Nevada Humanities
Application Deadline: At any time during the 2022 fiscal year
Grant Amount: Up to $2,000
Eligibility Highlights: Period of Performance: Nov. 1, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2022

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FY22 Planning Grants
Planning Grants may be used to engage the services of a humanities scholar or consultant, to engage in strategic planning for humanities organizations.

Grant Provided By: Nevada Humanities
Application Deadline: At any time during the 2022 fiscal year
Grant Amount: Up to $1,000
Eligibility Highlights: Period of Performance: Flexible; projects must take place between Nov. 1, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2022, and be completed by Oct. 31, 2022; period of performance is subject to award date and completion of project.

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NV Energy Foundation

Grant Provided By: NV Energy
Deadline: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Eligibility Highlights: The NV Energy Foundation still maintains its four areas of focus of Arts/Culture, Education/STEM, Environment/Community Enhancement and Safety/Wellness, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NV Energy Foundation is prioritizing funding to organizations and programs that are working in COVID-19 response and recovery.

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grants
Webinar for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

Grant Provided By: U.S. Small Business Administration
Deadline: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
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Additional Resources

City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs Artist Opportunities

Resources for artists who are seeking both cash grants and paid opportunities

National and regional agencies resources related to COVID-19

Actors Fund - Mental Health
Any performing arts or entertainment professional may call on their Mental Health services for support, information or referrals to community agencies.
Grants With Deadlines

Grants With Deadlines

USArtists International
USArtists International from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation supports performances by U.S. artists at impactful international festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories.

Grant Provided By: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
Grant Amount: Up to $18,000

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Supports artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

Grant Provided By: Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Application Deadline: December 13, 2021
Grant Amount: $500 - $2,500
Eligibility Highlights: Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding. Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

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Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists
As a national program, Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (DFA) offers direct support to individual artists who have developed a sustained and intentional practice of working through dance and movement.

Grant Provided By: Dance/USA
Application Deadline: December 21, 2021
Grant Amount: $30,000

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Grants With Deadlines

Grants With Deadlines

Jan van Eyck Academie Residency
Artists, curators, designers – ranging from graphic and fashion to food and social design –, researchers, writers, and architects are welcome to apply for an 11-month residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie starting in November 2022.

Grant Provided By: Jan van Eyck
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

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2022 Socrates Sculpture Park Open Call

Grant Provided By: Socrates Sculpture Park
Application Deadline: December 6, 2021
Grant Amount: $2,000 - $10,000

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Supports artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

Grant Provided By: Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Application Deadline: December 13, 2021
Grant Amount: $500 - $2,500
Eligibility Highlights: Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding. Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

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Connecting Communities Digital Initiative
The Library of Congress was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to connect more deeply with Indigenous, Black, Hispanic, and other communities of color by exposing grantees to the Library’s expansive collections, using technology to enable storytelling and offering more internship and fellowship opportunities.

Grant Provided By: Library of Congress
Application Deadline: December 21, 2021
Grant Amount: $50,000 first year, $100,000 second year
Eligibility Highlights: Individuals selected will be either artists or scholars whose artistic or scholarly work connects with the intersections of technology and cultural heritage, and engages with the legacies of racial division in the United States.

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Grants With Deadlines

Grants With Deadlines

Humanitites Sustainability Fellowship
The Sundance Institute Humanities Sustainability Fellowship will provide 20 direct, unrestricted stipends to supplement the income of U.S.-based underemployed nonfiction mediamakers whose work and livelihood have been grossly affected by the pandemic.

Grant Provided By: Sundance Institute
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
Grant Amount: $5,000 a month

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Capricious Photo Award 2021
The Capricious Photo Award is an annual international competition, granting one emerging photographer the opportunity to publish a limited edition book.

Grant Provided By: Capricious
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
Grant Amount: Valued at $25,000

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Mesa Refuge Residency
The Mesa Refuge has supported more than 800 writers and other creatives, mostly focused on “ideas at the edge” of nature, human economy and social equity.

Grant Provided By: Mesa Refuge
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

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PlySpace Residency
PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program dedicated to offering visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices.

Grant Provided By: PlySpace
Application Deadline: December 11, 2021
Grant Amount: $500 - $2,500

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Grants With Deadlines

Grants With Deadlines

Poetry Society of America Awards
The PSA's Annual Awards are among the most prestigious honors available to poets.

Grant Provided By: Poetry Society of America
Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
Grant Amount: $250 - $2,500
Eligibility Highlights: Only one entry per award.

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Grants With Deadlines

Grants With Deadlines

Continuous Grants

Continuous Grants

Taliesin Nexus Unscripted Lab
Designed for a “Master in Fine Arts Degree offers grants of up to $4,000 for storytellers (writers and filmmakers) pursuing degrees in Masters in Fine Arts.

Grant Provided By: Talnexus
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: Up to $4,000
Eligibility Highlights: A background in writing or filmmaking, such as an appropriate degree (e.g., English, creative writing, film) or writing or filmmaking work experience, such as in journalism, copywriting, or video production; Written works of fiction (e.g., novel, short story, screenplay) or non-fiction (book or feature article); Must be admitted to an accredited MFA program in good standing.

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The Catapult Development Grant
Catapult gives early support to propel projects forward that hold the promise of a story that should be uniquely told in film.

Grant Provided By: Catapult Film Fund
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: Up to $20,000

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MountainFilm Commitment Grant
The recipients are filmmakers, artists, photographers and adventurers whose projects are intended to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Grant Provided By: MountainFilm
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: $30,000 In Grants Anually

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NEH Media Production Grants
The Media Projects program supports the development, production, and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

Grant Provided By: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: Development Grant: $75,000 & Production Grant: $700,000

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Carolyn’s First Decade Fund

Grant Provided By: Women in Film & Video
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: Up to $500
Eligibility Highlights: WIFV Member in good standing; At least 3 years but less than 10 years out of school (undergraduate or graduate degree).

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Filmmakers Without Borders
FWB encourages both novice and experienced filmmakers from around the world to apply for grant funding.

Grant Provided By: Filmmakers Without Borders
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)

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Continuous Grants

Continuous Grants

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism
The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.

Grant Provided By: Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ)
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000.
Eligibility Highlights: Individuals and collectives can apply. Collectives must have work samples that reflect a history of working together. International applicants are welcome. Applicants must have an existing commission letter from an editor. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. At this stage of the program, all applications must be in English.

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Continuous Grants

Continuous Grants

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Grant Provided By: Arts Administrators of Color
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: $200
Eligibility Highlights: Supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) artists and arts administrators impacted by COVID-19

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grants
Webinar for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

Grant Provided By: U.S. Small Business Administration
Deadline: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Eligibility Highlights: Click Here

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Continuous Grants

Continuous Grants

National Theater Project Presentation Grant
Presentation Grants are made to invited U.S. presenters and support up to 50% of the artistic fee for NTP projects.

Grant Provided By: New England Foundation For The Arts
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: Up to 50% of the artistic fee (including travel expenses)
Eligibility Highlights: U.S. organizations with nonprofit status who have been invited by the project's tour coordinator may apply.

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Home Coaching - FOR ACMP MEMBERS ONLY
The Home Coaching program encourages musicians who meet regularly as a group to engage a professional coach in order to gain musical insight, develop efficient rehearsal skills and exchange musical ideas.

Grant Provided By: Associated Chamber Music Players Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: ACMP provides up to 50% of the coach's fee, not exceeding $300 per applicant per year.
Eligibility Highlights: All ensemble members must all be ACMP members. Applications must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the coaching session. Applications for coaching that have already taken place will not be supported.

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Just Play Space Grants FOR ACMP MEMBERS ONLY
ACMP awards micro-grants to adult amateur ensembles presenting chamber music concerts in their communities. The purpose of the grant is to create opportunities for ACMP members and their fellow amateur chamber musicians to showcase work they have rehearsed and prepared in contrast to the play-in experience.

Grant Provided By: Associated Chamber Music Players Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: ACMP will provide $75 toward space rental and $25 toward refreshments to ACMP members wishing to present a chamber music performance in their community.
Eligibility Highlights: Adult amateur ensembles presenting chamber music concerts in their communities

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grants
Webinar for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

Grant Provided By: U.S. Small Business Administration
Deadline: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Eligibility Highlights: Click Here

Previous Event Link - Click Here For Cliff Notes
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Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Grant Provided By: Arts Administrators of Color
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: $200
Eligibility Highlights: Supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) artists and arts administrators impacted by COVID-19

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Continuous Grants

Continuous Grants

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

Grant Provided By: Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.
Eligibility Highlights: Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment.

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