Funding Opportunities

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Funding Opportunities

  • Free People x Americans for the Arts Creative Spirit Fund – Students, parents, and teachers are invited to nominate a teacher at their school to receive one of ten $4,000 awards, which will be distributed to public school educators across the United States in great need of support in teaching art, music, dance, theater, and creative writing and other artistic disciplines. Nominated teachers will be champions of diversity and creativity within their local communities, and can use their award to purchase supplies and equipment that nurture the creativity of their students.
  • The Best Artist Grants & Opportunities in December 2022
  • Save America’s Treasures Grant Opportunity – The National Park Service is pleased to announce that the Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program is now accepting applications. The Save America’s Treasures grant program was established in 1998 and first awarded grants in 1999 to help preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our nation’s rich heritage to future generations. Since 1999, there have been more than 4,000 requests for funding totaling more than $1.54 billion. More than $315,700,000 has been awarded to 1,300+ projects.

    Applications are due December 20, 2022.

  • CERF+ – CERF+’s emergency relief grants will focus on materials-based craft and folk/traditional artists that incurred significant medical expenses related to treatment and recovery from COVID-19 AND/OR experienced a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire, or climate related disaster. *Due to the high demand for emergency relief assistance and limited funding, cases based solely on economic losses due to COVID-19 are not eligible.
  • Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism Offers Support for Artist -Journalist-driven Projects Submission Deadline: Rolling Basis In an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists and artist-journalist teams can apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis. ECFJ supports a variety of work, including: text, photography, audio and video. Artists and artist-journalist teams with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply. Individual artists, collectives, artist-journalist teams (including journalists on staff at a publication) can apply. Collectives must have work samples that reflect a history of working together. 
    • Domestic and international applicants are welcome.
    • Applicants must have an existing commission letter from an editor.
    • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
    • Applications must be in English.
    • For complete information and to submit an application, visit the website at