Funding Opportunities

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

Funding Available:
$15,000 - $50,000
Deadline:
05/15/2024
The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories — articles, books, and short-form writing — the grant supports projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. The grant also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods and experiments with literary styles. As long as

Poetry and Short Story Award

Funding Available:
1,000
Deadline:
04/23/2024
Open to all poets and authors that submit unpublished works. To participate, sign up as a Sixfold member, enter your own fiction or poetry for $5, then for each of three rounds, vote on six randomly assigned manuscripts in your genre. Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given for a group of poems and a short story, which are determined by the three rounds of voting that each applicant participates in.

Anonymous Was a Woman Environmental Arts Grant

Funding Available:
Up to $20,000
Deadline:
04/16/2024
Open to projects led by applicants that identify as a woman and/or female, including trans women and people of variable gender identities who were designated female at birth. Projects must focus on environmental issues, have a public engagement component that is free to attend, and is completed by August 2025. This grant program will provide up to $20,000 to support projects on environmental issues led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories.

EXPAND MASSACHUSETTS STORIES: CLIMATE CHANGE TRACK

Funding Available:
$20,000
Deadline:
05/31/2024
The Climate Change Track grant program offers up to $20,000 for projects that illuminate community knowledge, experiences, and values, in response to the climate crisis.

EXPAND MASSACHUSETTS STORIES: OPEN TRACK

Funding Available:
$20,000
Deadline:
05/31/2024
The Open Track grant program offers up to $20,000 for projects that collect, interpret and/or share narratives about the Commonwealth, with an emphasis on the voices and experiences that have gone unrecognized, or have been excluded from public conversation.

Mosaic Mini Grants

Funding Available:
$1,000
Deadline:
04/30/2024
Mini-grant for individual creatives, businesses, and/or non-profit organizations. Each project or individual is eligible for up to $1,000 annually. Individual artists, performers, musicians and creatives, and unincorporated groups will be prioritized.

Elinor Lipman Award for Writing

Funding Available:
$1,000
Deadline:
05/24/2024
The Pollard Memorial Library Foundation is delighted to sponsor the annual Elinor Lipman Award for Writing.  This award honors Elinor Lipman, a distinguished, prolific and much-loved author born and raised in Lowell, by awarding a prize of $1,000 for a work of fiction or creative nonfiction written by a Lowell-based author.  Submissions open February 19th and are welcome on or before 11:59 pm EDT, May 24, 2024

Authors League Fund (rolling)

Funding Available:
Deadline:
The Authors League Fund serves to provide financial assistance to professional authors, journalists, critics, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune. Funding amounts depends on the needs of the applicant, as determined by the American League Fund. This grant is rolling.

Expand Massachusetts Stories – Climate Change Track

Funding Available:
$20,000
Deadline:
05/31/2024
Mass Humanities’ Expand Massachusetts Stories-Climate Change Track grant program offers up to $20,000 for projects that illuminate community knowledge, experiences, and values, in response to the climate crisis.

Festivals & Projects

Funding Available:
$2,500
Deadline:
05/23/2024
In March 2024, Mass Cultural Council will release details on their Festivals & Projects grant program, which provides one-year grants of $2,500 to support public activities incorporating the arts, humanities, or sciences, taking place between July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025. The application will open on March 28, 2024 with applications due on May 23, 2024.

Jazz Road Tours – June Deadline

Funding Available:
Up to $15,000
Deadline:
06/01/2024
Open to individual artists (as an individual, artist-let nonprofit organization, or artist-led corporation) who is a professional jazz artist, at least 18 years old and not a full-time student, and is a U.S. citizen. This grant from South Arts provides jazz artists with financial assistance for performances and tours that increases their ability to earn income by connecting with a diversity of communities in traditional and non-traditional venues.

Operating Grants for Organizations

Funding Available:
Deadline:
06/13/2024
The Mass Cultural Council is opening a new Operation Grants for Organizations program, which will provide multi-year, unrestricted operating grants to nonprofit organizations that enrich Massachusetts' cultural life. More information will be provided on their website soon. The grant opens March 2024 and closes June 2024.

Mattina R. Proctor Foundation (Rolling)

Funding Available:
Typically $2,500 - $50,000
Deadline:
MRPF is currently considering applications for funding that directly impact communities and populations in Maine, Massachusetts and beyond. The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation continues to support charitable organizations and initiatives in Maine, Massachusetts and beyond that focus on education, healthcare, music, and environmental stewardship. In order to be considered for funding, applicants must qualify as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Grants from MRPF typically range from $2,500 to $50,000. Grants are usually made for a specific project

National Dance Project Travel Fund (Rolling)

Funding Available:
Up to $500
Deadline:
The National Dance Project Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S. based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors or for current National Dance Project artist grantees to connect in person to explore feasibility of presenting National Dance Project-funded projects. This is a rolling grant.

Emergency Grants

Funding Available:
$500 - $3,000
Deadline:
Foundation for Contemporary Arts 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 OR incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Reviewed monthly.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Funding Available:
$50,000
Deadline:
Deadline: Rolling Open to visual artists (painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper) who are actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces. Applicants can apply for up to $50,000 of funding from the Foundation to utilize for creating new work, acquire supplies, rent studio space, prepare for exhibitions, attend a residency, and offset living expenses.

New England Presenter Travel Fund (Rolling)

Funding Available:
$700
Deadline:
12/31/2024
Open to nonprofit organizations, schools, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, or unites of state or local governments based in states specified on fund's website. This fund aims to enhance the performing arts in the New England region by supporting traveling costs associated with researching artistic work that may eventually be presented in New England.

Musicians Foundation Grant (Rolling)

Funding Available:
$500-3,000
Deadline:
12/31/2024
Open to professional (5+ years) music performers, composer/arranger, or educator in a time of financial need, and who has filed as a musician on tax forms for the past 5 years or more. The awards from this grant typically range from $500 to 3,000 and serves to assist musical professionals through a period of unexpected hardship.

The Awesome Foundation

Funding Available:
$1,000
Deadline:
The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe through monthly mini grants. The definition of "Awesome" is left open ended on purpose and we convene ISO that intanglible combination of impact, surprise and joy.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Funding Available:
Up to $30,000
Deadline:
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time.

Classics for Kids

Funding Available:
Deadline:
Provides matching grants for high-quality stringed instruments. Grants available for programs serving children kindergarten through grade 12. Applications accepted quarterly: Jun 30; Sept 30; Dec 31; March 31

Jar of Love Micro Grant

Funding Available:
Deadline:
An initiative intended to provide relief for artists, curators, and cultural workers of color, launched in response to these unprecedented times of uncertainty and unrest and the subsequent adverse impact on our community. Rolling deadline

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