Arts and Artist Grants

Updated March 11, 2022

We are always looking to partner with refugee and immigrant artists! If you are interested in applying for grants with ARTogether for a particular project, or need fiscal sponsorship, please reach out to Here are some grants you can apply for on your own or with us:  

This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need. Current cycle is for emergencies occurring June 1, 2021 and later.

Eligibility: Artists who are practicing in the visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography.
Location: United States
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: April 5, 2022

YBCA: Artist Power Convenings

YBCA is currently accepting proposals for the Artist Power Convenings, a new community investment strategy to build the capacity of artists and artist-led organizations in service of their communities.

Eligibility: Artists who are part of or serve the American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian and Asian American, Black and African American, Disabled, Indigenous and Indigena, Latinx, LGBTQIA2S+, MENASA, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities
Location: Alameda and San Mateo, Marin and Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma (currently open for application)
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 16, 2022 (Alameda/San Mateo), May 31, 2022 (Marin/Santa Cruz), August 13, 2022 (Solano/Sonoma)

USArtists International

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at impactful international festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories. The program supports the engagements of exemplary solo artists and ensembles across all performing arts disciplines including dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts.

Eligibility: Applicants must be dance, music or theater ensembles or individual professional artists. Artists’ projects must be taking place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.
Location: United States
Up to $18,000
Deadline: March 30, 2022

Creative Capital: Wild Futures 2023/2024 Award Cycle

Creative Capital invites artists to propose experimental, risk-taking projects in the performing arts, technology, literature, visual arts, and moving image, which push boundaries formally and thematically, and/or venture into wild, out-there, never-before-seen concepts and future universes real or imagined.

Eligibility: Artists must be US citizens, permanent legal residents, or O-1 visa holders. Artists must be at least 25 years old. Artists must not be full-time students.
Location: United States
Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: April 1, 2022

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants

This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who are in dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Dire financial emergencies“ include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. If you were displaced due to COVID-19, expenses to enable you to return to your working home base are eligible. You must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in your application.

Eligibility: Dancers who have been actively performing in the past 3-4 years; applicant’s average adjusted gross income for the last two years that they have filed tax returns must be no greater than $75,000 ($150,000 for joint filers).
Location: United States
 Up to$5,000
Deadline: April 1, 2022

The Kaimera Lab

The Kaimera Lab is a unique opportunity for creative people to come together and delve into the processes of creating, producing and presenting new forms of live performance, particularly focusing on work that is immersive, participatory, site-specific, and interdisciplinary. The cost of participating in the program is €1700, with €300 of additional accommodation and food fee.

Eligibility: Artists, particularly performing artists, narrative & experience designers, and interdisciplinary artists. Students with a strong track record and commitment are also eligible to apply.
Location: Poland
Funding will be provided case-by-case
Deadline: April 15, 2022

Creative Work Fund

The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inqui,ry and to the strengthening of communities. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds, stretching boundaries and forging new partnerships.

Eligibility: Artists from all artistic disciplines are welcome to apply in collaboration with a nonprofit organization.
Location: Artists who have lived in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, or Sonoma County for at least two years
Amount: $15,000 – $45,000
May 18, 2022

Artadia Awards

Artadia is a national non-profit organization that identifies innovative visual artists and supports them with unrestricted financial awards and connections to a network of opportunities. The Artadia Awards provide exposure, financial support, and critical validation to visual artists. Award is offered in San Francisco, as well as in LA, NY, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston.

Eligibility: Artists who have lived and worked in SF for at least 2 years, and are not enrolled in an art-related degree program or long-term residency.
Location: San Francisco, CA (and other US cities)
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: June 1, 2022 (for San Francisco)

The Fleishhacker Foundation: Small Arts Grants

The Foundation seeks to fund a broad range of arts groups that produce and present innovative new work by Bay Area artists. It strives to make grants that support a diverse array of artistic disciplines, aesthetic sensibilities, and forms of cultural expression. We prioritize grant requests that best support working artists and place particular emphasis on funding groups that represent and engage marginalized artists and communities.

Eligibility: Arts and culture non-profit organizations that are engaged in the production and presentation of new work by Bay Area artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theater, visual arts, interdisciplinary arts, or film.
Amount:$2,500 – $5,000
Deadline: July 15, 2022

Center for Cultural Innovation: Quick Grant

The Quick Grant program awards reimbursement funds to San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit arts organizations and artists, creatives, cultural practitioners, and cultural producers in the state of California to enroll in workshops, attend conferences, and work with consultants, coaches, and mentors in order to build administrative capacity, hone business skills, and strengthen the financial sustainability of an organization, arts practice, or area of cultural production.

Eligibility: Artists & Cultural Practitioners
Location: California
Amount: $600
Deadline: 15th of Every Month

This grant aims to support projects that will enhance further understanding of Japanese arts and culture. Successful candidates may be granted up to $5,000. The Japan Foundation Los Angeles handles Arts and Culture grants for the 13 states west of the Rocky Mountains.

Eligibility: Applicants must work with non-profit organizations; the project must be to nurture further understanding of Japanese arts and
Location: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: 3 Months Prior to Project Start Date

Foundation for Contemporary Arts: Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund 2.0

Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

Eligibility: Applicants must have committed performance or exhibition opportunities, and be able to provide specific dates at the time of application.
Location: United States
Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: 6-8 Weeks Before the Presentation Date

National Dance Project Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S.-based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors or for current NDP artist grantees to connect in-person to explore the feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works.

Eligibility: Artists and staff who travel for NDP projects.
Location: United States
Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: 40 Days Prior to Departure

The Awesome Foundation: Oakland

The Oakland chapter funds projects and events in – or in support of – Oakland and the surrounding area of the East Bay that bring art, performance, and social change and improve and enrich our larger community.

Eligibility: Proposals must have a clearly defined problem related to community
Location: Oakland and East Bay
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Ongoing

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 needs.

Eligibility: Artists must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of their work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.
Location: United States
Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadline: Ongoing

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation: PKF Grant

Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials, and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency.

Eligibility: Applicants have to be painters, sculptors or artists who work on paper, including printmakers
Location: Global
Amount: Up to $30,000
Deadline: Ongoing

Adobe Stock: Artist Development Fund

Get to know the Artist Development Fund, a creative commission program from Adobe Stock established in 2021. As an expression of our commitment to inclusion, Adobe Stock is looking for artists who self-identify with and expertly depict diverse communities within their work.
40 global artists will be awarded $7,500 each to bring their vision to life.

Eligibility: Artists
Location: Global
Amount: $7,500
Deadline: Ongoing, Funded projects will be selected on a monthly basis.

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