Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: May 2022

Grants, Residencies, and Development for non-profits and individual artists

NALAC’s Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant program has reopened for Latinx artists and organizations of all disciplines based in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The NFA Organization grant awards project-based or general operating grants of $10,000 “to U.S.-based organizations whose primary mission is focused on Latinx arts and culture in any arts discipline.” The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, 11:59PM Central Time.

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s ArtsCONNECT application is now open for “touring projects between September 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, collaboratively developed by presenters working together in the mid-Atlantic region. The tours include performances as well as complementary engagement activities designed to create greater understanding or connections between artists, audiences, and communities.” The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 7th, 2022. More info here.

The Leeway X IPMF Media Artist + Activist Residency is back and accepting applications. “Artists and organizations apply collaboratively with proposals for a project that embeds the artist in the work of the organization for one year,” with a $15,000 grant to the artist and a $10,000 grant to the organization.  Leeway will be holding online info sessions Tuesday, May 24th, and a number of one-on-one applicant sessions.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022.  

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance 
and the PA Council on the Arts have created the Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator program, to “pair access to small business consulting services and financial resources for creative entrepreneurs who aspire to start their own for-profit business or who operate an existing for-profit micro business.” Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and funding decisions are made two more times throughout the grant programming year: Monday, May 2nd, 2022, and August 1st, 2022.

The Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy’s (OACCE)’s applications are now open for its 2022 Neighborhood Arts Program grants. Individual artists, cultural organizations, and civic leaders can request up to $2,500 to hold a free public arts activity or event in Philadelphia County between May 16th and December 31st, 2022. Application deadlines are rolling, but applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks before the proposed event is to take place.

The Russell J. Efros Foundation’s Sprout Fund has opened “to support artists across the nation with direct funds in order to provide financial means to projects that will be completed within the next 12 months. Artists are also encouraged to apply for funds for projects that involve their communities such as art classes, therapy, outreach, and non-traditional projects.”  Funding is provided on an ongoing, rolling basis.

The Awesome Foundation’s 
Philadelphia chapter provides $1,000 micro-grants each month to “achievable projects that serve their community.  Funding is provided on an ongoing, rolling basis.