Arts and Artist Grants

Updated January 18, 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: 

Define American Immigrant Creative Fellowship

The Define American Fellowship supports artists and storytellers who happen to be immigrants who are working in narrative art forms. In 2022, it will select five fellows to participate in workshops and conversations around: defining and broadening their audiences, demystifying career paths and opportunities, and methods for building support for a creative practice both within their individual communities as well as in the larger national arts community.

Eligibility: Immigrant artists working in a lead creative role in narrative-oriented art forms (writing, filmmaking, visual storytelling, theater, illustration, podcasting, etc.) with some experience in their chosen medium.
Location: United States
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 4, 2022

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

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: February 7, 2022

National Dance Project Production Grant

NDP Production Grants are made to projects led by professional choreographers or companies to support the creation and U.S. touring and/or sharing of a new dance project. Production Grants are awarded to 20 dance projects annually through a competitive two-stage application process.

Eligibility: Applicants must be professional choreographers or companies who propose a new dance project to be developed and toured/shared.
Location: Global (Preferably US-based) 
Amount: $10,000, $11,500, $35,000, or $45,000
Deadline: March 1, 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: Bay Area artists and artist-led organizations
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 and San Mateo), May 31, 2022 (Marin and Santa Cruz), August 13, 2022 (Solano and 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, 2021

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 a US citizen, permanent legal resident, or O-1 visa holder. Artists must be at least 25 years old. Artists must not be a full-time student.
Location: United States
Amount: up to $50,000
Deadline: April 1, 2022

National Endowment for the Arts: Grants for Arts Projects

Through project-based funding, the NEA supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

Eligibility: Artists must apply with a collaborating non-profit organization.
Location: United States
 $10,000 – $100,000
Deadline: February 2021 (TBA)

USArtists International

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets.
USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.

Eligibility: Applicants must be dance, music or theater ensembles or individual professional artists.
Location: United States
Up to $15,000
March 31, 2021 

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: July 15, 2021 (for SF) 

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