Find grants, loans, and residencies

Check out these local and national sites first and frequently for opportunities to fund your practice and your career with loans, residencies, and grants for artists.

Grants for artists
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Grants for Artists

Local

The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City

Who: Artists and arts organizations in Kansas City
The ArtsKC Fund raises money to support a wide range of Kansas City artists, arts organizations, and programs through their three-tiered grant program: 5 percent of the fund is awarded to individual artists and arts professionals for projects or career development, 25 percent is awarded to a variety of arts programs, and 70 percent is awarded to nonprofit arts organizations that have a broad reach and impact through the KC metro area.

Charlotte Street Foundation

Who: Performing and visual artists in Kansas City
The Charlotte Street Foundation provides annual cash awards to visual and generative performing artists as well as free studios and performance and exhibition spaces to theater, dance, music, film/video, and visual artists for the creation and presentation of new work.

Kansas City Artists Coalition

Who: Visual artists
The Kansas City Artists Coalition offers two grants for artists. The Lighton International Artists Exchange Program provides support for visual artists and arts professionals to travel to international residencies and artist communities and for foreign visual artists to travel to and work in the United States. The Money for Artists Promotion grant assists artists by providing funds to promote and market their artwork.

Missouri Arts Council

Who:
Arts organizations in Missouri
MAC awards grants to organizations to stimulate the growth, development, and appreciation of the arts in Missouri. MAC also provides expertise in community development, fundraising, marketing, grant writing, arts education, artistic disciplines (visual arts, music, literature, theater, dance, festivals, and film/media) and more.

National

Arts Writers Grant Program

Who:
Arts writers
The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is designed to support writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants issued directly to individual authors.

College Art Association

Who: CAA members
CAA offers a number of annual and biannual grants and fellowships to its members, including the Professional Development Fellowship Program, Annual Conference Travel Grants, Millard Meiss Publication Fund, and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Who: Craft artists
CERF emergency relief assistance includes small grants, no-interest loans, access to resources, waivers and discounts on booth fees, and donations of craft supplies and equipment.

Creative Capital

Who: Visual artists, film/video artists, performing artists, innovative writers, and artists from emerging fields
Creative Capital makes a multiyear commitment to the artists they support, remaining involved over the lives of their projects (on average, between three and five years). The resources they invest include multifaceted financial awards, career-management training, community-building artist retreats, and the promotion of the artists and their projects to a wider audience. Artists in all disciplines can apply for project grants.

Franklin Furnace Fund

Who:
Emerging artists who engage the body or the Internet in their work
Franklin Furnace awards grants to emerging artists, allowing them to produce major works in New York. Grants may range between $2,000 and $10,000. Full-time students are ineligible. Selected artists have created works on every point of the spectrum between the body of the artist and the circulatory network of the Internet.

ITVS

Who: Independent public television producers
ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs produced by independent producers primarily for public television. ITVS seeks proposals that increase diversity on public television and present a range of subjects, viewpoints. and forms that complement and challenge existing public television offerings.

The MAP Fund

Who:
Performance artists, playwrights, directors, and musicians
The MAP (Multi-Arts Production) Fund works to build a thriving, risk-welcoming contemporary performance field by providing project-specific funding to playwrights, choreographers, directors, composers, and performers experimenting in any performance tradition or discipline. MAP awards up to $1 million annually to up to 40 projects.

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The Arts Deadline List

Who: Primarily visual artists
Arts Deadline is an extensive list of art contests and competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, art festivals, calls for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines.

The Chicago Artists Resource

Who:
Performing and visual artists; musicians
The Chicago Artists Resource connects artists to Chicago-based and national organizations that support artists in a variety of categories, including loans, grants, legal issues, professional development, insurance, and advocacy. The site sorts resources by artistic discipline: dance, music, theater, and visual.

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center, a national nonprofit service organization, connects nonprofits, grant makers, and grant seekers. The center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grant makers and their grants and provides resources on giving trends and grant writing.

MediaRights

Who: Film artists and producers
MediaRights shares a list of funding resources, including community action grants, education grants, and other opportunities.

Mira’s List

Who:
Artists, writers, composers, musicians
Arts grants, fellowships, residencies, and resources, Mira's List is a free service for artists, writers, composers and others in the arts. Here you will find up-to-date information, resources, and deadlines for grants, fellowships, and international residencies.

MusiCares

Who: Musicians and performing artists
MusiCares shares an extensive list of financial aid resources to help artists who have been affected by natural disasters or who need social services, shelter, food, or other assistance.

New York Foundation for the Arts

Who:
Literary, performing, visual artists; musicians and composers
NYFA Source is the most extensive national directory of awards, grants, services, programs, and publications for artists. Listings include more than 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists nationwide.

New York Foundation for the Arts Classifieds

Who: Artists of all disciplines
NYFA Classifieds is a one-stop shop for the latest arts-related jobs and internships, grants, residencies, auditions, opportunities, services, spaces and studios, festivals and fairs, workshops, and events.

Rhizome

Who:
New media and digital artists
Rhizome highlights upcoming artists, projects, exhibitions, and opportunities in new media and digital arts. Rhizome grants commissions to support emerging artists in new media and posts opportunities  for technology-based arts.

Rhizome

Who: Women performing artists
WomenArts provides funding resources and information for women artists in theater, film, and video, including a list of funders who provide emergency grants, an introduction to fundraising basics, and links to ongoing calls for submissions.

Residencies for Artists

Local

Review Studios

Who: Mid-career visual artists in Kansas City
Review Studios provides studio space, professional development, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.

Urban Culture Project's Studio Residency Project for Visual Artists

Who: Visual artists in Kansas City
UCP's competitive studio program provides free studios with 24-hour access for one-year terms to promising KC artists in need of space in which to work.

Urban Culture Project's Studio Residency Project for Performing Artists:

Who: Performing artists in Kansas City
UCP allocates a large, open space as a performance studio/rehearsal space to be shared among a selection of performance-based artists and groups of artists.

National

Art Omi International Arts Center

Who:
Artists, musicians, dancers, writers
Located in Omi, New York, Art Omi hosts four distinct international residency programs for artists, writers, musicians, and dancers.

The Banff Centre

Who: Artists, musicians, dancers
Banff offers various thematic and self-directed residencies to dancers, artists, composers, musicians, playwrights, and writers.

Carnegie Mellon Studio for Creative Inquiry

Who: Multidisciplinary artists
The Carnegie Mellon Studio is an arts research center designed to support creation and exploration in the arts, especially interdisciplinary projects that bring together the arts, science, technology, and the humanities and make an impact on local and global communities.

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Regional Residency Programs and Studio Spaces (Local)

Who: Artists of all disciplines
Review magazine maintains a list of regional residencies and studio spaces. Check out what's available just a few miles from home.

Alliance of Artist Communities

Who: Artists of all disciplines
The Alliance of Artists Communities is the service organization for the field of artists’ communities and residencies. The alliance posts guidelines on residency searches and hosts a directory of artist residencies.

Artist Help Network

Who: Artists of all disciplines
Artist Help Network is an online career resource for artists of all disciplines, which includes a list of art colonies and artists-in-residence programs.

Art Calendar

Who: Visual artists
Art Calendar, a business magazine for visual artists, hosts a “Calls to Artist” section that can be searched by fee and by category. Categories include residencies, exhibition opportunities, fair and festivals, and workshops.

The Arts Deadline List

Who:
Primarily visual artists
Arts Deadline is an extensive list of art contests and competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, art festivals, calls for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines.

The Chicago Artists Resource

Who: Performing and visual artists; musicians
The Chicago Artists Resource connects artists to Chicago-based and national organizations that support artists in a variety of categories, including loans, grants, legal issues, professional development, insurance, and advocacy. The site sorts resources by artistic discipline: dance, music, theater, and visual.

The International Association of Residential Arts Centers (Res Artis)

Who:
Artists of all disciplines
Res Artis is a worldwide network of artist-residencies and residential art centers, representing the interests of more than 200 centers and organizations in 50 countries worldwide that offer facilities and conditions conducive for making art to international artists.

Mira’s List

Who: Artists, writers, composers, musicians
Arts grants, fellowships, residencies, and resources, Mira's List is a free service for artists, writers, composers and others in the arts. Here you will find up-to-date information, resources, and deadlines for grants, fellowships, and international residencies.

New York Foundation for the Arts

Who:
Literary, performing, visual artists; musicians and composers
NYFA Source is the most extensive national directory of awards, grants, services, programs, and publications for artists. Listings include more than 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists nationwide.

New York Foundation for the Arts Classifieds

Who: Artists of all disciplines
NYFA Classifieds is a one-stop shop for the latest arts-related jobs and internships, grants, residencies, auditions, opportunities, services, spaces and studios, festivals and fairs, workshops, and events.

Loans for Artists

National

Artist Help Network

Who: Artists of all disciplines
Artist Help Network is an online career resource for artists of all disciplines, which includes extensive resource lists on grants and funding, accounting and bookkeeping, business volunteers for the arts, accountants, pricing, grant writers, and bartering organizations, as well as other career concerns for artists.

The Chicago Artists Resource

Who: Performing and visual artists; musicians
The Chicago Artists Resource connects artists to Chicago-based and national organizations that support artists in a variety of categories, including loans, grants, legal issues, professional development, insurance, and advocacy. The site sorts resources by artistic discipline: dance, music, theater, and visual.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Who: Craft artists
CERF emergency relief assistance includes small grants, no-interest loans, access to resources, waivers and discounts on booth fees, and donations of craft supplies and equipment.

MusiCares

Who: Musicians and performing artists
MusiCares shares an extensive list of financial aid resources to help artists who have been affected by natural disasters or who need social services, shelter, food, or other assistance.

What are we missing?
Let us know your favorite resources for arts grants, residencies, and loans and share them with other artists. E-mail
Diane Scott.