November 09, 2022
Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: November 2022
Grants, Scholarships, and Development for non-profits and individual artists
USArtists International is open until November 30, 2022 for projects taking place between March 15, 2023 and March 14, 2024. USArtists International supports in-person and virtual performances by American artists at engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the United States. The program funds individuals and ensembles across all performing arts practices and disciplines.
USAI provides grants of up to $18,000 toward eligible expenses. Deadline is November 30, 2022 by 11:59 PM Eastern for projects taking place between March 15, 2023 and March 14, 2024.
Certification sheets and letters of invitation are due by December 7, 2022.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation2023 Grant Cycle is open. Grants of $250 to $25,000 are available for “members of the University of Pennsylvania community, including students, faculty, staff, departments, programs, centers, and alumni. Applicants must have a current affiliation with Penn that is anticipated to extend through the completion of any funded project.” The deadline for submitting a Grants Inquiry Form for a specific grant is Friday, December 2nd, 2022.
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund has opened its 2023 application for new applicants. You’ll also need to fill out a comprehensive DataArts profile as part of this submission. If you haven’t applied to the PCF before, reach out to your Community Director for your project’s past financials (they may require up to 4 years’ worth) and any support you need in filling out your project’s DataArts report and application. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 9th.
The VIA Art Fund is accepting Letters of Intent for their Spring 2023 Incubator Grant Program. The fund “aims to build a robust and inclusive national arts ecosystem” and grants are awarded in the amount of $40,000 for two years of general operating support to small-scale nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. The deadline to submit a Letter of Inquiry is Thursday, December 15th, 2022.
Continuing: The Russell J. Efros Foundation’s Sprout Fund is open “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.
Continuing: 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.
For College Students: The NAMM President’s Innovation Award honors college students who demonstrate excellence in the field of music. Winners have proven dedication to pursuing a career in music including the areas of music performance, music education, media, sound engineering/audio, event technology, production, administration, management and/or marketing along with product creation and innovation. Award Details: Supports individuals enrolled in college and university music or music business programs and are preparing for a career in the music industry. Cash Award of $750 given one time to selected junior, Senior undergraduate and graduate students to support travel needs and expenses. Recipients participate in professional development opportunities at The NAMM Show and have access to music products, pro audio, and live event technology exhibits in addition to concerts, special events and networking sessions. Application Closes: December 1
Award Notifications: January 9.
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.
$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund: Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation launched a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund to support projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators. Awards are given out on an ongoing basis to creators in categories like Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing. Deadline: rolling basis
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