Thank you for your question.
I've included some grants that are only for woman and some that have
broad requirements such as a "feminist" viewpoint. I found all the
general, national ones I could but I added in some that are regional,
trying to give the best mix of regions I could. (It's great to be an
artist in New York City, Minnesota, or California, as far as grants
I've included links to some residencies at the end of my answer-- I
wasn't sure if you were interested in a residency, but it's basically
where an organization sponsors you, gives you space and you can go to
another city or country to work on your art. It is a good opportunity
if you're adventurous and there were quite a few that I found. It is
a form of grant if you need a place and time alone to focus on your
Fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields to assist
research and artistic creation. Average grant is around $36,000.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 90 Park Ave., New York, NY
One year grants to US individual working artists of established
ability -- painters, sculptors, printmakers. Also makes emergency
assistance grants for problems resulting from catastrophes.
836 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10021. 212-517-5400.
Grants of a few hundred to a few thousand dollars in the following
fields: visual arts, writing, photography, video, public interest and
documentary, music and dance, and theatre. Projects must have social
The Puffin Foundation, 20 East Oakdene Ave., Teaneck, NJ 07666.
Thatcher Hoffman Smith Prize
The Thatcher Hoffman Smith Prize, established in 2002, is a biennial
prize honoring the creative process, Creativity in Motion. This prize
celebrates a visionary creative work in process, recognizing the power
of original thought and expression in possibly enriching the world
around us. The work or project must be under way at the time of
application. This prize is open to all fields of creativity,
including, but not limited to, the arts, cultural affairs, education
and science.? The award of $40,000 is available to U.S. citizens and
can be used in any way the recipient chooses.
Women's Studio Workshop Grants
Offers funding for women artists to complete an artist's book, to work
on individual projects, or to participate in their art ed program -
most grants involve a residency at the Women's Studio Workshop.
Studio Workshop, PO Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472. 845-658-9133.
The Ella Lyman Cabot Trust, Inc.
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Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.
Provides small grants ($500-$1500) to individual feminist women in the
arts whose work in some way focuses upon women. Limited to art,
fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Susan Pliner, Executive Director, Money for Women, Barbara Deming
Memorial Fund, PO Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086
Biennial Grants for Mature Women
Women artists, sculptors, or photographers who are at least 35 years
of age are invited to submit three color prints of any medium (oil,
watercolor, original works on paper, or sculpture) or three color or
black-and-white prints of photographic works.
Grants: $1,000. NOTE: Next grants awarded in 2007. Write for guidelines.
National League of American Pen Women, Inc.
1300 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Individual support program for painters, sculptors, and printmakers
who have worked at least 20 years in a mature phase of their art, and
are in current financial need. Emergency assistance program for
painters, sculptors, and printmakers who have worked at least 10 years
in a mature phase of their art and are in current financial need which
is the result of a recent emergency occurrence such as a fire, flood
or medical emergency.
Grants: $2,000 - $20,000
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
380 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012-5115
Grants to individual professional artists, sculptors, and printmakers.
Grants: $2,500 to $5,000
P.O. Box 628
Woodmere, NY 11598
E.D. Foundation, 414 Devon St., Kearney, NJ 07032
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
Funds representational or figurative artists working in the early
stages of their careers in painting, drawing, printmaking, or
sculpture only. Applicants must have started or completed art school
training or must demonstrate, through work and future plans, a
commitment to making art a lifetime career. Funds may be used for any
art-related purpose including study, travel, studio rental, purchase
of materials, etc.
Grants: Up to $12,500 (Canadian $)
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
1814 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite #1
H3H 1E4 CANADA
NFAA Fellowships in the Visual Arts
Offers fellowships in the visual arts in six-month cycles, renewable
for 2 years. Available to artists ages 18-40 practicing professionally
for 1-5 years. Open to US citizens or permanent residents.
National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
800 Bricknell Ave., Suite 500
Miami, FL 33131
Virginia A. Groot Foundation
Grants to artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability
in ceramic sculpture or sculpture. Artists may be at any stage of
career development, or older at the time of the application deadline.
Virginia A. Groot Foundation
P.O. Box 1050
Evanston, IL 60204-1050
The Ruth Chenven Foundation
Cash grants up to $1,500 to craft artists who are engaged in planning
a project. To receive an application, send a self-addressed stamped
The Ruth Chenven Foundation
7505 Jackson Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Black Rock Arts Foundation
Provides funds in the amounts of $500 to $10,000 to art projects that
interact with people and environments and that invite, create, or
1900 Third Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94107. Tel: 415-626-1248
A Room of Her Own Foundation
Open to female visual artists for an award of up to $50,000 payable over two years.
JOHN ANSON KITTREDGE EDUCATIONAL FUND.
c/o Key Trust Company of Maine, P.O. Box 1054, Augusta, ME 04332
Application Address, P.O. Box 382203, Cambridge, MA 02238-2203
Grants awarded to artists in very special circumstances. $1,000 -
$10,000. Initial contact by letter stating purpose, amount requested,
period of funding, supporting letter.
Artists' Exploration Fund
Application deadlines: April and September
The Artists Exploration Fund, made possible by a generous grant from
the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is designed to enable individual
performing artists to pursue opportunities abroad that further their
artistic development. Grants, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, will
support a variety of activities including the development or expansion
of creative relationships with artists and art organizations, the
exploration of artistic forms, or the creation of new work, either
individually or in collaboration with artists abroad.
George Sugerman Foundation
Always interested in the well-being of dedicated, young, and
developing artists, Sugarman provided for them in his will. The George
Sugarman Foundation offers annual grants to painters and sculptors who
are engaged in creating new works of fine art, whose work shows
promise, and who are in need of financial assistance. Photographers,
performance artists, dancers, musicians, and students currently
enrolled in degree programs are not eligible for grants.
(Last checked 04/19/06)
The Ronnie Heyman Prize for an Emerging Jewish Visual Artist
National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
Awards for Young Artists
The mission of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts is
to identify emerging artists and assist them at critical junctures in
their educational and professional development; and to raise the
appreciation for, and support of, the arts in American Society.
High-school seniors and 17- and 18-year-old artists nationwide working
in classical music, dance, jazz music, photography, theater, visual
arts, voice, or writing may wish to apply now for cash awards of up to
$3,000 and scholarship opportunities through the Arts Recognition and
Talent Search Program of the NFAA. The program is open to U.S.
citizens and legal residents, with the exception of the jazz-music
category, which is open to international applicants. Interested
students should contact their school guidance counselors for forms or
contact NFAA. There is a $25 application fee, which may be waived for
applicants who can demonstrate financial need. Deadline: June 1. For
more information, contact NFAA/ARTS, 800 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131;
(305) 377-1140 or (800) 970-2787; fax (305) 377-1149; e-mail
Bush Foundation of Minnesota
(Minnesota, South or North Dakota, or Wisconsin)
WILHELMINA JACKSON TRUST UW 1-20468-01
(c/o NEW ENGLAND MERCHANTS NATL BK TR)
PO BOX 55886
BOSTON, MA 02205-5886 4947(a)(1) - Private Foundation (Form 990PF Filer)
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Painters and Sculptors Grant Program
Cooper Resources-- Yellow Fox Foundation
YELLOW FOX FOUNDATION
PROGRAM : Yellow Fox Foundation was established in 2001 to provide an
opportunity to assist individuals. Its goal is to offer support to
those who have specifically defined goals in the areas of education,
the arts, sciences or humanities, but who are impeded by lack of
resources. Yellow Fox makes grants for direct needs in the
accomplishment of the goal or project, such things as textbooks, art
or science equipment or supplies, tuition, uniforms and computers. The
grants are for immediate and direct use by the recipients, and are
required to help them meet their goal. Recipients are selected
according to the value and practicality of these projects and their
demonstrated financial need.
Yellow Fox Foundation
P.O. Box 2115
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Cooper Resources-- Ford Foundation
PROGRAM : Most of the foundation?s grant funds are given to
organizations. Although it also makes grants to individuals, they are
few in number relative to demand and are limited to research, training
and other activities related to its program interests. The foundation
does not award undergraduate scholarships or make grants for purely
personal needs. Support for graduate fellowships is generally provided
through grants to universities and other organizations, which are
responsible for the selection of recipients. Most foundation grants to
individuals are awarded either through publicly announced competitions
or on the basis of nominations from universities and other nonprofit
institutions. In all cases, recipients are selected on the merits of
their proposals and on their potential contribution to advancing the
foundation?s program objectives. For more information see
http://www.fordfound.org/about/guideline.cfm. The Foundation does give
scholarships, but generally through other organizations. The
Foundation sponsors three graduate diversity fellowship
programs---predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral---through the
National Research Council.
. For information, write or call:
The Fellowships Office/GR346A
National Research Council of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
The Foundation prefers to receive proposals by e-mail. The address is
LUDWIG VOGELSTEIN FOUNDATION, INC.
PROGRAM : Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Inc. provides one-time grants
to individuals working in the arts (no photography, film, or digital
DEADLINE : For current guidelines and deadlines via e-mail attachment,
write to the address below.
OR send an SASE (if a hard copy is preferred) to:
Diana Braunschweig, Executive Director
Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 510
Shelter Island, NY 11964-0510.
No phone calls
THE MARY INGRAHAM BUNTING INSTITUTE OF RADCLIFFE COLLEGE
PROGRAM : Fellowship program to support women who wish to pursue
independent work in academic and professional fields and in the
creative arts. Applications are judged on the quality and significance
of the proposed project, the applicant's record of accomplishment, and
the potential importance of the fellowship at this stage in the
The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College
34 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-8212
National Sculpture Society
Alex J. Ettl Grant: The National Sculpture Society awards the Ettl
Grant annually to a realist sculptor who is not a professional member
of the NSS and who has demonstrated outstanding ability in his or her
life's work. The application deadline for the Ettl Grant is January
Henry Moore Foundation Grants
For creators of sculpture-- non-British artists' works submitted must
have a British component
Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation
For more information, call
Lauren Katzowitz Shenfield
212 836 1358
or write to:
American Craft Council
The Emerging Artist Grant Program was founded to provide support for
artists in the beginning stages of their careers. Funding is available
to emerging artists working in all craft media (clay, glass, fiber,
metal, wood and mixed media) to support the creation of a new body of
work, travel and research, or to attended professional development
--for crafters in Minnesota or those who wish to take a residency in Minnesota
Jerome Project Grants
--New York City and Minnesota
Society of Arts and Crafts
The Excellence in Craft Award Programs
* The Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Awards
* The Medal for Excellence in Craft Award
Both incorporate recognition of craft artists through awards and exhibitions.
The SAC Artist Awards recognizes emerging and mid-career artists
living in New England. The intent and criteria of the SAC Artist
Awards is to encourage and support New England artists who show a
mastery of their craft media and create original and innovative work.
Since its inception in 1994, this has been one of the only New England
sources for grants given directly to craft artists. In addition to the
cash awards, SAC provides an exhibition of the artists' work.
The Medal for Excellence in Craft Award was established in 1913 to
honor recognized master craft artists and others who have made
significant contributions to the American decorative arts field. Since
then, more than 60 artists have received this honor. Honorees receive
a medal in conjunction with a major exhibition of their work, artist
lecture and exhibition publication. After a 40 year hiatus, the Award
was re-instituted in 1990, when ceramist Karen Karnes was selected.
Recent honorees include: Sam Maloof, furniture maker, CA, 1991; John
Prip, metalsmith, MA, 1995; and Jonathan Fairbanks, distinguished
service, MA, 1997; Lino Tagliapietra, glass artist, Italy, 2001.
For more information on The Excellence in Craft Award Program, please
contact Fabio FernŠndez at email@example.com
from Niche, the craft trade publication
Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship
Fulbright Awards for Study Abroad
Opportunities are open to artists, journalists, independent scholars,
and others. Grants are available to U.S. citizens with a Ph.D., MA, or
recognized professional standing and accomplishments. Fulbright award
assignments vary from two months to an academic year or longer. Write:
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), 3007 Tilden
St., NW, Suite 5L, Washington DC 20008; Telephone: 202-687-7877; Surf:
www.cies.org. Deadline: 1 August, annually.
American Ceramics Circle
Ceramics Research Grants
For mid-career artists living in New England. Write: Berkshire Taconic
Community Foundation, 271 Main Street‚ Suite 3, Great Barrington, MA
01230; Telephone: 800-969-2823; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Surf: www.berkshiretaconic.org. Deadline: 1 August, annually.
Grants for projects (up to 1 year) to be done in Scandinavian
countries. Write: Fellowship Program, The American-Scandinavian
Foundation, 58 Park Avenue, New York NY 10016; Telephone:
212-879-9779; Email: email@example.com; Surf: www.amscan.org. Deadline:
11 November, annually.
Leeway Foundation (for women artists in the Philadelphia area)
Durfee Foundation: Artist Resource for Completion Grants
ARC grants provide rapid, short-term assistance of up to $2,500 to
individual artists who live in Los Angeles County. Funds must be used
to enhance work that is near completion and scheduled for presentation
within six months of the grant application deadline. Artists in any
discipline may apply. Applicants must have a secure invitation from an
established organization to present their work. There are four grant
cycles per year.
Biennial Awards for Visual Artists honor West Coast fine arts and
crafts artists of high artistic merit and 20 years minimum in a mature
phase of artmaking. Unrestricted grants of $25,000 each. Flintridge
also supports small to mid-size ensemble theatre companies in
California, Oregon, and Washington. Other program areas: Community
Services and Conservation.
800-303-2139 (toll-free) or write Flintridge Foundation, 1040 Lincoln
Ave., Ste. 100, Pasadena, CA 91103. Tel: 626-449-0839.
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
This program provides studio space for free in New York City (Tribeca)
to visual artists for periods of up to one year. Up to 14 artists are
awarded non-living studio space.
For more information, send SASE to the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art
Foundation, 830 North Tejon Street, Suite 120, Colorado Springs, CO
80903. Tel. 719-635-3220. Fax 719-635-3018.
Martha Boschen Porter Fund, Inc.
Grants for study or to work independently, to needy artists residing
in NW, CT, or NYC. Awards from $1000-4000.
The Martha Boschen Porter Fund, Inc., 145 White Hallow Rd, Sharon, CT 06064.
New York Foundation for the Arts: Artists' Fellowships
ArtistsŐ Fellowships are $7,000 cash awards made to individual
originating artists living and working in the state of New York for
use in career development. Grants are awarded in 16 artistic
disciplines or practices. Since the awards began in 1985, NYFA has
awarded over $17 million to nearly 2,800 artists.
Call 212-366-6900 x 217
San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commissions
Offers financial support in the form of grants to San
Francisco-resident individual artists for the creation and
presentation of work to the public in San Francisco.
25 Van Ness Ave Ste. 240, San Francisco, CA, 94102.
Visual Aid, an organization that encourages artists with
life-threatening illnesses to continue their creative work, offers
grants to visual artists with AIDS, cancer, or other life-threatening
illnesses. Visual Aid serves professional visual artists in the
nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Grants take the form of vouchers
for art supplies. In addition, Visual Aid's grantee services include
volunteer studio assistants, career skills workshops, an exhibition
program, a resume service, an Archive of grantee artists, and an Art
Bank, through which grant recipients can receive donated art supplies.
116 New Montgomery St., Ste. 640, San Francisco, CA 94105. 415-777-8242.
Only in New Jersey:
The George and Helen Segal Foundation
Provides grants of $5,000 and $10,000 to painters and sculptors.
Deadline is in October of each year.
The George and Helen Segal Foundation
136 Davidson's Mill Road
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Karrvaz Foundation Grants
Karrvaz Foundation calls for applications for the Artist in Residence
Grants Program, for visual artists and creative people, at J?car
Gorges Rural Institute of Art, a polyvalent Art Center and
International Artist Residence in Alcal∑ del J?car, Albacete, Spain.
POLIVALENT ART CENTER: JUCAR GORGES RURAL INSTITUTE OF ART,
C/ConstituciŘn s/n , Houses of the Hill , 02211 Alcala of J?car,
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft artist in residency program
New York Mills Arts Retreat
New York Mills, Minnesota
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
Japan-US Friendship Commission artist residencies
Edward Albee Foundation residency
Blacklock Nature Sanctuary
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts
Cornucopia Arts Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota
Glen Arbor Art Association
McColl Center for Visual Arts in Charlotte, NC
Other Helpful Resources for Crafters:
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.
The Artists' Fellowship, Inc. is a private, charitable foundation that
assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists,
sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability, or
47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. (646) 230-9833
CHANGE EMERGENCY FUNDS
P.O. Box 54, Captiva, FL 33924
Phone: (212) 473-3742
Awards of up to $1,000 for medical, living, or other emergencies. Open
to artists of all disciplines, with no U.S. geographical restrictions;
students are not eligible. Each applicant must submit a detailed
letter describing the financial emergency, copies of outstanding
bills, medical fee estimates, etc., and current financial statements,
along with a career resume, exhibition or performance announcements,
slides or photos of work and two letters of reference from someone in
the affiliated field (no video tapes). Only complete applications will
be accepted. Change, Inc does not issue more than one grant per
EMERGENCY GRANT FOR ARTISTS OF COLOR, HERBERT AND IRENE WHEELER FOUNDATION
PROGRAM : Grants of at least $250 to aid visual artists of color with
urgent financial needs such as housing, medical costs, fire, and flood
damage. Applicants must live in the greater NYC area (including
certain counties in CT & NJ), and must be actively working artists of
at least 21 years of age. For more information on eligibility
requirements, deadlines and to receive an application, write to the
Emergency Grant for Artists of Color, Herbert and Irene Wheeler Foundation
PO Box 300507
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Nancie Mattice Award for Emerging Artists
Grantmakers in the Arts News
New York Times
"New Charity to Start Plan for $50,000 Artists? Grants"
Art Healing Network
Fund for Women Artists
Major Grantmakers to Arts and Culture
Funds for Writers-- Grants
Grants for Nonprofits-- Michigan State University
MSU Grants and Related Resources
Grants for Individuals
National Foundation of Jewish Culture-- Grants
Tax-Exempt Boston Organizations
Cooper Grant Resources
Cranbrook Academy of Art Resources
new york foundation for the arts
ella lyman cabot trust
barbara deming memorial fund
wilhelmina jackson trust
joan mitchell foundation
women art grants
woman art grant
clay grants art
If you need any additional clarification, let me know and I'll be glad
to assist you.