New Arts & Culture Grants-Part I


Note: Please Disregard the Dates The RFP’s Were Posted and Pay Special Attention to the Deadlines.

Tribeca Film Institute Accepting Submissions for Gucci Tribeca Documentary FundGrants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to seasoned and first-time filmmakers in support of films that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world through complete, thoughtful, and dynamic storytelling….

Deadline: December 8, 2010
Posted: September 24, 2010

Knight Foundation Launches Contest to Fund the Best Ideas for the Arts in Philadelphia
Grants will be awarded to established arts institutions, independent artists, businesses, service organizations, and individuals who have ideas about the arts that will benefit Philadelphia and are able to match funds provided by the Knight Foundation….
Deadline: October 31, 2010
Posted: September 17, 2010

California Council for the Humanities Announces New Round of California Story Fund Grants
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofits working to address the concerns of Californians, and other areas of importance through a humanities lens, including community engagement and public programming….
Deadline: November 15, 2010
Posted: September 17, 2010

New York Foundation for the Arts Invites Applications for Tri-State Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists
The 2011 Mentoring Program will pair approximately twenty emerging foreign-born artists with established artists from the 2010 NYFA Fellowship Program and the folk arts community in order to share ideas, advice, resources, and experiences….
Deadline: October 15, 2010
Posted: September 17, 2010

Chamber Music America Announces Grant Opportunity for Jazz Presenters
Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to U.S.-based presenters working with CMA-member ensembles to present public performances between January 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012….
Deadline: October 15, 2010
Posted: September 3, 2010

MAP Fund for Contemporary Arts Performance Projects Announces Application Guidelines
Grants of up to $45,000 will be awarded to playwrights, choreographers, directors, composers, and performers experimenting in any live performance tradition or discipline….
Deadline: October 15, 2010 (Online Letter of Inquiry)
Posted: September 3, 2010

MetLife Foundation Accepting Applications for Museum and Community Connections Program
Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to individuals and collaborations of organizations working to create programming that helps a large and diverse audience understand and appreciate each other and our world….
Deadline: October 15, 2010
Posted: August 26, 2010

VSA and MetLife Foundation Invite Arts Organizations to Apply for Arts Connect All Program
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to nonprofits working to create or enhance inclusive arts education programs in twenty-two metropolitan areas across the country….
Deadline: November 19, 2010
Posted: August 25, 2010

Chamber Music America and American Society of Composers Invite Entries for Adventurous Programming Awards
Awards of $500 will be given to U.S.-based professional ensembles, presenters, and festivals that have demonstrated a commitment to contemporary chamber music through adventurous, distinctive programming….
Deadline: October 1, 2010
Posted: August 19, 2010

National Endowment for the Humanities and National Autonomous University of Mexico Announce Scholarly Conference Grant Opportunity
Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to nonprofits or tax-exempt U.S. state, local, or tribal governments seeking to present a conference encouraging collaborative humanities scholarship by scholars from the U.S. and UNAM….
Deadline: October 28, 2010
Posted: August 12, 2010

Association of Performing Arts Presenters Accepting Applications for Cultural Exchange Fund Travel Grants
Travel expenses of up to $10,000 will be given to individual and group members of Arts Presenters who are working to build partnerships and collaborations with international artists….
Deadline: November 15, 2010
Posted: August 11, 2010

Grants Available for Preservation and Promotion Projects in Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
Grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded to nonprofits, academic institutions, and government agencies working to preserve, protect, and promote the historical, cultural, and natural heritage of Western North Carolina….
Deadline: October 1, 2010
Posted: August 4, 2010

Center for Jewish History Announces New Documentary Fellowship
Awards of up to $3,000 will be given to undergraduate and graduate students who are emerging documentary filmmakers working on topics related to modern Jewish history….
Deadline: October 1, 2010
Posted: August 4, 2010

California Council for the Humanities Announces Guidelines for Documentary Projects
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to nonprofits or state or municipal government agencies, preferably in California, whose film, media, or radio projects enhance an understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories….
Deadline: November 1, 2010
Posted: July 31, 2010

Surdna Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts Teachers Fellowship Program
Grants of up to $5,500, with a complementary grant of $1,500 to the fellow’s school will be awarded to full- and part-time high school arts faculty to supplement their artistic work and other experiences during the fellowship….
Deadline: November 12, 2010 (Letter of Intent to Apply)
Posted: July 30, 2010

Grammy Foundation Accepting Applications for Music Preservation and Research Grants
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to organizations or individuals working to advance archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas, or to those researching the impact of music on the human condition….
Deadline: October 1, 2010 (Letter of Inquiry)
Posted: July 16, 2010

Project Applications Invited for French American Jazz Exchange
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to small jazz ensembles and/or individual musicians from France and the United States or their territories who are engaging in collaborative projects and exploring new music….
Deadline: October 22, 2010
Posted: July 14, 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

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

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

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