Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: June 2022

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

The Philadelphia Foundation’s Black Community Leaders grant is now accepting applications from “organizations that are Black-led (chief executive or board chair identifies as Black), that have demonstrated commitment to Black inclusion and leadership, and that serve predominantly Black communities.” Grants vary between $5,000 and $100,000 depending on the organization’s operating needs. The deadline to apply is next Friday, June 17th, 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 there is one more round of funding decisions this grant programming year: 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 application closes on December 23rd, 2022.

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. 

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant: Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $3,000 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors. Deadline: rolling basis