Funding Opportunities

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  • The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts – Writers Grant -The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—the grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. The program also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods and experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.Writers are invited to apply in one of the following categories:
    • Article
    • Book
    • Short-Form Writing

    For eligibility requirements and to apply click here.

    • Application opens: April 10
    • Application deadline: May 15, 11:59pm ET

    Note that due to legal constraints, only U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the United States, and holders of O-1 visas are eligible to apply.

  • The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) – Grants for Arts – Projects Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) provides expansive funding opportunities to strengthen the nation’s arts and cultural ecosystem. Grants are available for arts projects in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Each discipline has identified the types of projects that are of greatest interest within this program as well as the characteristics of competitive applications. may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
    • Application Deadlines: July 11, 2024, for projects taking place beginning in 2025.
  • Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants – Are you a dancer anywhere in the US in dire financial emergency? You may be eligible for a one-time Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grant of up to $3,000. This national program is administered by New York Foundation for the Arts and funded by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Cycle 11 will open January 23, with a deadline of February 23 for essential expenses such as housing, medicine/healthcare, and food. Please click here for details. Additionally, the Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants support choreographers with recent, unexpected medical, dental or mental health emergency expenses. Cycle 12 will be open April 16 through May 17.