Sunday, November 27, 2011

Grants for Artists

Found a few more Grants for artists thanks to the CAID - Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit

Aaron Siskind FoundationOpen to photographers using still-photography based media. Eligible to US citizens not currently enrolled in a degree granting program. Several grants of up to $5000 awarded annually to photographers based upon past accomplishments and the promise of future achievement. Funds must be used to support the artist's creative endeavors. 

Send SASE to The Aaron Siskind Foundation, c/o School of Visual Arts, MFA Photo, 214 East 21st St., New York, NY 10010

Academy of American PoetsOffers several awards including the James Laughlin Award of $5000 for author's second book of poetry and the Walt Whitman Award of $5000 and a one-month residency for first book of poetry. 

The Academy of American Poets, 588 Broadway, Suite 123New York, NY 10012. 212-274-0343.

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb FoundationTwo grants for painters, printmakers and sculptors: 1) Individual support grant-20 yrs mature phase of art. 2) Emergency assistance grant-10 yrs mature, victim of catastrophic incident such as fire, flood, or medical emergency. No Geographical restrictions. Open to USA residents andInternational Artists 

380 West Broadway, New York, NY, 10012. 212-226-0581.

Agape FoundationAgape Foundation founded in 1969 is a nonprofit tax-exempt foundation that raises and distributes funds to groups and projects (not individuals) working for nonviolent social change in California. Agape provides seed grants, loans and fiscal sponsorship to organizations addressing the following six areas: Peace, Human Rights, Environmental Protection, Economic Justice, Progressive Arts, Media and Grassroots Organizing Support. 

1095 Market Street, Suite 304, San Francisco, CA 94103, phone: 415.701.8707, fax: 415.701.8706

Alexia Foundation for World Peace Annual Photography Contest$15,000 for the production of a proposed project. The Alexia Foundation seeks to "provide the financial ability for a photographer to produce a substantial picture story that furthers the foundation's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding." If you've received a grant or award exceeding $1,000 in the previous year, you're not eligible. Judges look for entries that conceive concise, focused and meaningful story proposals.
ArtographyThis national, competitive grantmaking program provides grants of $80,000 to $100,000 over two years for general operating expenses to 8 exemplary arts organizations. Recipients must be focused on demographic change, aesthetic innovation, and critical social engagement. Applicants must be a U.S.-based, non-profit organization classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity and have a minimum five-year history of programming in any single or combination of arts disciplines.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for JusticeCreated in 1977, Astraea is a global foundation providing critically needed financial support to lesbian-led, LGBTI and progressive organizations. Astraea funds lesbian organizations and cultural media projects that directly address the depth and complexities of lesbian and trans issues. Astraea's grantmaking is guided by their understanding of how social change and movements for social justice develop. They believe art and cultural work are powerful tools for resistance and inspiration and are necessary components towards building a future guaranteeing human rights for all. 

116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003, phone: (212) 529-8021, fax: (212) 982-3321

Betty Bowen Memorial Award, Seattle Art MuseumOpen to artists working in any 2-D or 3-D medium who live in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. No video or performing arts. 

Betty Bowan Memorial Award, Seattle Art Museum, PO Box 22000, Seattle, WA 98122. Call 206-654-3131.

Black Rock Arts Foundation GrantsProvides funds in the amounts of $500 to $10,000 to art projects that interact with people and environments and that invite, create, or enrich community. 

1900 Third Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94107. Tel: 415-626-1248
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF)CERF accomplishes its mission to strengthen and sustain the careers of craft artists through direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance.

Creative Capital FoundationSupports work with the potential for significant artistic and cultural impact. They seek to act as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas. Open to US citizens. Rotates mediums annually. 

65 Bleeker Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10012. Tel: 212-598-9900.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency GrantsProviding funding for visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public, or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects underway and close to completion. This program does not support life-related emergencies such as paying for food, rent, medical bills and other basic necessities.

Don't forget about the 2012 Kresge Fellowships for Literary Arts and Performing Arts.
Deadline is February 1, 2012.  This is a long process, so get started right away!!!  APPLY on this page.
The next (and last) informational meeting takes place at the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Center at 311 East Grand River, Detroit, MI  48226 on Saturday, December 3rd from 2-4pm. Then you can head to mid-town for Noel Night starting at 5pm, although  most of the shops, galleries, and museums will already be open for you to enjoy!

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