CAHSS Small Grants Cover Sheet:
Faculty, please submit this cover sheet to Jesse Mashbaum, CAHSS Business Manager, when you submit a small external grant application. https://cahss.umbc.edu/files/2014/08/SMALL-GRANTS-FORM.pdf
Looking for grant opportunities to support your research university’s efforts to integrate arts and arts practice? The Alliance for the Arts at Research Universities (a2ru) has curated a list of granting opportunities to give you a head start.
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance – List of Regional Grants and Awards
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance offers two forms of funding for Individual Artists: The Baker Artist Awards and The Rubys Artist Project Grants. GBCA also aggregates a comprehensive list of regional, county and city funders.
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship online resources
Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
League of Professional Theater Women – Arts & Media Coalition
The League of Professional Theatre Women and the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition have teamed up to take over the WomenArts funding newsletters for both Theatre and Film/Video.
Dear Artists, Stop Turning In Bad Grant Applications (Part 1)
This two-part guest post is by Bianca Lynne Spriggs, a multidisciplinary artist who has been a recipient and reviewer of multiple grants. A version of this post first appeared on her website.
… So, my dear compatriots, for whom I wish nothing but the best with regard to your continued success, here are a few tips from your friendly neighborhood artist/activist who has taken several turns as a grant/fellowship reviewer, as well as the recipient of several awards herself…
MAKING Your Life as an Artist
by Andrew Simonet, available in a free PDF download:
Why artists are poor and why they shouldn’t be.
The crucial role artists play in culture, and why it’s often under-valued.
Tools and principles artists have used to thrive.
Why artists already have the skills needed to make balanced, sustainable lives.
Grounded in his 20-year career as a choreographer, author Simonet looks at why artists’ lives are so punishing, and what we can do to change. Since 2006, Simonet’s program, Artists U, has built a grassroots, artist-run platform for building balanced, sustainable artist lives. Like all Artists U programming, the ebook of MAKING Your Life as an Artist is free and available to all.
Maryland Citizens for the Arts: Partner Organizations
The Maryland State Arts Council: MSAC online resources
The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation online resources
Funds artists for developing new dance work that will tour nationally.
Enhances partnerships between artists and residency sites to prepare new works for touring.
Supports U.S. tours of dance works by national and international artists with up to $35,000 in subsidy reserved for each project’s tour.
New Music USA is committed to the vitality of the new music community. We mean the whole new music community, from composers to performers to presenters, producers, die-hard fans, casual listeners, curious minds, and beyond. When someone listens, recommends a favorite to a friend, creates or performs a new work, or maybe even commissions a new piece, we’re making the whole community stronger—and bigger. We’re helping new music reach new ears every day.
We at New Music USA are passionate advocates for new music focused on what brings the community together in the first place: the music.
Our approach to advocacy takes many forms. We provide over $1 million each year in grant support for the creation and performance of new work and community building throughout the country. We amplify the voice of the new music community through NewMusicBox, profiling the people and ideas that energize and challenge music makers today. We stream a wide-ranging catalog of new music around the clock on Counterstream Radio and provide an online home for composers to feature their own music.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation: ARTIST AS ACTIVIST
DEADLINES: Various, please consult the Internet site
Artist as Activist provides game-changing resources to artists (of all disciplines – visual, performing, media, and beyond), designers, and other creative professionals who are addressing important global challenges through their creative practice. In years past this support has included a commissioned print edition to benefit a particular cause or organization. Today the Artist as Activist program is comprised of three distinct grant opportunities:
Artist as Activist Fellows: artists and legally established art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work to the public sphere will receive up to $100,000 over two years, along with a suite of value-added support. Fellows will be selected through an open call for proposals.
Artist as Activist Travel & Research Grants: a separate pool of funds has been reserved for similar artists seeking support (ranging from $2,500 to $10,000) to travel or conduct research related to this aspect of their work. Travel/Research grantees will be selected through an open call for proposals.
Artist as Activist Organizations: Ten organizations from across the U.S. that have been exemplars in supporting artists working at the intersection of art and change will receive general operating support. These organizational grants are by invitation only.
artsy.net profile on Robert Rauschenberg: https://www.artsy.net/artist/robert-rauschenberg
Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator information
The Savvy Musician
Sound and Music: Toolkits for the Composer & Producer
Sound and Music’s toolkits are designed to be helpful guides and resources for for composers and producers. They are developed alongside our community, and contain information and advice on a variety of topics, from funding, promotion and publishing to how to set up and see through projects successfully.
If you don’t find something you would like to see here or if you have a useful link or idea to contribute, please let us know and we will work to have it included in a toolkit. Please send your suggestions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An online resource for female artists, including grants, companies, and community building.