New Arts & Culture RFP’s

Driehaus Foundation Accepting Applications for 2010 Chicago Small Theater and Dance Funding Program
Operating grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to arts and culture organizations that have budgets of $150,000 or less and serve the Chicago metropolitan area….
Deadline: September 13, 2010
Posted: June 29, 2010

American Composers Forum Announces National Composition Contest
The Finale National Composition Contest will provide chamber music composers with up to $3,500 and the chance to have their original piece performed by the ensemble eighth blackbird….
Deadline: September 15, 2010
Posted: June 29, 2010

NAMM Foundation Accepting Applications for 2011 President’s Innovation Award for Exemplary College Students
A cash award and opportunities to network with industry laureates and professionals will be given to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in the music products industry….
Deadline: September 30, 2010
Posted: June 25, 2010

ASCAP Foundation Accepting Letters of Intent for Music Grant Program
Grants of $2,500 will be awarded to nonprofits that have started education and talent development programs that coincide with the foundation’s mission of nurturing aspiring songwriters and composers….
Deadline: August 1, 2010 (Letter of Intent)
Posted: June 25, 2010

Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Invite Applications for 2010 Composer Collaboration
Six grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to composers collaborating in the creation and production of new music for concert, dance, or theater performance….
Deadline: August 26, 2010
Posted: May 28, 2010

Foundation for Jewish Culture Offers Support for Completion of Jewish Documentary Films
Grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded to U.S. directors or producers working on original documentaries that explore the Jewish experience through fresh perspectives….
Deadline: July 27, 2010
Posted: May 20, 2010

Creative Capacity Fund Offers Professional Development Grants for Artists and Arts Organizations in San Francisco and Los Angeles
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to arts administrators and individual artists in the Bay Area and Los Angeles pursuing professional development activities….
Deadline: Monthly
Posted: May 20, 2010

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Invites Nominations for Leadership Awards
The Distinguished Public Service Award and the Gary Young Award recognize individuals who have displayed exemplary leadership of state arts agencies and regional arts organizations….
Deadline: July 16, 2010
Posted: May 20, 2010

Film Independent’s Producers Lab Accepting Applications for Sloan Producers Grant
A grant of $25,000 plus admission to the Producers Lab and professional support will be awarded to producers with rights to a screenplay that has a theme or leading character in science, mathematics, or technology….
Deadline: July 12, 2010
Posted: May 12, 2010

Smithsonian National Postal Museum Invites Applications for 2010 Postal History Research Scholarships
The new scholarship program will award up to $2,000 to Ph.Ds or doctoral candidates working to publish their dissertation research on postage stamps and/or postal history….
Deadline: September 1, 2010
Posted: May 12, 2010

Open Society Institute Seeks Proposals for Documentary Photography Audience Engagement Grant
Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to partnerships of individuals and organizations that use documentary photography to actively engage audiences on human rights and social justice issues….
Deadline: July 23, 2010
Posted: April 14, 2010

Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2010 Princess Grace Awards Applications in Theater, Playwriting, Dance, Choreography, and Film
Awards will take the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships and will be given to students or film programs that excel in theater, playwriting, dance performance, choreography, or film….
Deadline: Various
Posted: January 21, 2010

Haitian Memorial Foundation Invites Pierre Toussaint Art and Essay Entries
Project budgets of up to $500,000 will be awarded to artists, sculptors, or high school students for their artwork, sculpture, or essays depicting a solid understanding and appreciation of Pierre Toussaint and his achievements….
Deadline: Various
Posted: December 3, 2009

National Geographic All Roads Film Project Offers Seed Grants for Indigenous Storytellers
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to filmmakers for the development and production of a film or video that showcases indigenous or underrepresented minority-culture storytellers….
Deadline: Quarterly
Posted: December 2, 2009

Institute of Museum and Library Services and NASA Invite Museums and Libraries to Apply for Space Shuttle Artifacts
Museums and Libraries may apply for free NASA space shuttle artifacts, including small items such as astronaut helmets and boots, and large items such as crew compartment trainers before the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program in late 2010….
Deadline: Rolling
Posted: November 18, 2009

Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project Accepting Proposals
Commissions of up to $10,000 will be awarded to individuals, groups, and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musical script proposals or rewrites of existing scripts that address the questions and dilemmas faced by scientists….
Deadline: Various
Posted: November 4, 2009

Arts Midwest Announces Guidelines for 2010-2011 Performing Arts Fund Grants
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to presenting organizations in the Arts Midwest region to support state touring of professional performing artists, including public performances and in-depth educational activities….
Deadline: Beginning March 24, 2010, Until Funds Depleted
Posted: October 22, 2009

Luce Fund in American Art Offers Support for Scholarly Exhibitions and Publications
American museums are eligible to receive support for projects that demonstrate, in tangible fashion, the impact of the artist or subject in the field of American art or American art history as well as contribute something to scholarship….
Deadline: April 1, annually (Letters of Inquiry)
Posted: October 21, 2009

New York Foundation for the Arts Announces Informational Seminars for New York State Artists’ Fellowships
Eight grants of $7,000 will be awarded to individuals in New York State who are working on artistic projects in architecture, choreography, the literary and fine arts, and video….
Deadline: Various
Posted: August 26, 2009

Bush Artist Fellowship Program Invites Applications From Artists in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Fifteen artists will receive grants of $48,000 each as well as $2,000 to develop a communications strategy to further their work and foster community dialogue….
Deadline: Various
Posted: August 12, 2009

National Museum of the American Indian Offers the Visiting Indigenous Professional Program
The program will provide hands-on training in various disciplines at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., to individuals working in Native museums and cultural centers….
Deadline: September 15 and March 15, Annually
Posted: July 29, 2009

New York Foundation for the Arts Offers Discounted Office Space to Artists and Arts Organizations
The new program offers affordable workspace to NYFA-affiliated artists and organizations working in various genres; once accepted into the program, participants can rent at $200 a month or $550 for three months on a renewable cycle….
Deadline: Rolling
Posted: June 10, 2009

North Dakota Council on the Arts Announces Technology Grant Program
The new program will give grants of up to $600 each to North Dakota nonprofit arts organizations to support development of their Web sites, equipment purchases, and software upgrades….
Deadline: Rolling
Posted: June 1, 2009

National Museum of the American Indian Invites Applications for Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program
Awards of up to $15,000 will be given to Native American and Native Hawaiian artists working to increase the knowledge and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts through publication, performance, and personal artistic development….
Deadline: Various
Posted: October 22, 2008

ASCAP Foundation Invites Entries for Young Jazz Composer Awards
A shared award of $25,000 will be given to U.S. residents under the age of 30 who have composed a jazz piece….
Deadline: December 1, Annually
Posted: October 9, 2008

Bush Foundation Announces Categories and Informational Meetings for Artist Fellowship Program
Grants of up to $48,000 each, plus an additional $2,000 for implementing an individual communications strategy, will be awarded to literary, music, and other performing artists residing in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota….
Deadline: Various
Posted: September 3, 2008

New York Foundation for the Arts Accepting Applications for Artists’ Fellowships
Fellowships of $7,000 will be awarded to New York artists working in the disciplines of poetry, printmaking/drawing/book arts, nonfiction literature, sculpture, crafts, digital/electronic arts, and film…..
Deadline: Various
Posted: August 25, 2008

Guitar Center Music Foundation Offers Support for Music Instruction
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofit music programs in the United States providing music instruction to people of any age in underserved communities….
Deadline: Open
Posted: June 16, 2008

Nominations of New York City Arts Organizations Invited for Union Square Arts Award
Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to arts organizations making a significant contribution to the lives of low-income youth, families, and their communities in New York City…..
Deadline: Nominations are reviewed in the order received.
Posted: February 5, 2008

National Geographic All Roads Film Project Offers Seed Grants for Indigenous Filmmakers
The All Roads Film Project will award grants of up to $10,000 to film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers from all reaches of the globe….
Deadline: Quarterly
Posted: January 8, 2008

American Councils for International Education Offers Support for Policy Relevant Research
Fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded to U.S. graduate students, faculty, and post-doctoral scholars conducting foreign policy-relevant research in Belarus, Central Asia, Russia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, or Moldova….
Deadline: Rolling
Posted: August 23, 2007

District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities Offers Folk & Traditional Arts Mini-Grant Program
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to artists and arts organizations providing folk and traditional arts projects in close consultation and collaboration with their communities….
Deadline: Rolling
Posted: August 22, 2007

Surdna Foundation Arts Program Announces Request for Proposals for Creative Writing Residencies for Teens
Established artists’ communities that serve creative writers will be awarded funding to develop summer retreats lasting at least two weeks for teens…
Deadline: Open
Posted: June 24, 2007

Meet The Composer Accepting Applications for Creative Connections
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to U.S. composers working in any genre of music or sound art for public performance or discussion of their original work….
Deadline: Quarterly
Posted: February 28, 2007

Theatre Communications Group Announces Deadlines for Career Development Programs for Theater Directors and Designers
Professional development grants of $22,500 each will be awarded to fourteen talented stage directors and designers wishing to pursue a career in American not-for-profit professional theater….
Deadline: Various
Posted: November 21, 2006

Bush Foundation Announces Artist Fellows Program
Fifteen artists working in literature, music composition, scriptworks, or film/video that reflects diverse communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or northwestern Wisconsin will receive $48,000 for a fellowship of up to two years….
Deadline: Various
Posted: August 26, 2006

Green Foundation Seeks Grant Proposals
Tax exempt, public charity organizations are eligible to apply for funding in the arts, education, and health and scientific research….
Deadline: Open
Posted: September 23, 2005

Leeway Foundation Offers New Grant Programs for Women and Transgendered Artists in the Philadelphia Region
The Leeway Foundation has announced the Leeway Transformation Award and the Art and ChangeGrant, two new funding programs designed to celebrate the power and vision of women artists creating change in the Philadelphia area….
Deadline: Various
Posted: March 2, 2005

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