Funding Opportunities

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  • VSA Program Sites – If you have experience, knowledge, and expertise working with students with disabilities pre-kindergarten through grade 12, you could become a VSA Program Site! Eligible and qualified organizations are required to submit contract proposals online to be considered for a program site. Eligible organization may submit proposals to a maximum of 2 (two) different 2024-2025 VSA Requests of Contract Proposals, but the Kennedy Center will issue a contract offer for no more than 1 (one) proposal per eligible organization.
    https://www.accessvsa.org/vsaprogramsites
  • Camp Initiative – The Alaska Community Foundation has partnered with Rasmuson Foundation, Mat-Su Health Foundation, and the George and Stephanie Suddock Foundation to provide support to summer camps across Alaska. Summer camps are a rite of passage for Alaskan youth and essential childcare infrastructure for Alaskan families. The Camp Initiative supports summer enrichment programming for Alaskan youth, including both overnight and day camps. These funds are not intended to support early childhood education or summer programming for year-round childcare providers. Camp capital needs are not eligible for this grant program.Grant Request Amount Range: Up to $45,000. Grant Application Open: January 15, 2024 – February 29, 2024 https://alaskacf.org/funds/camps-initiative/
  • Creative Capital Awards – 25th Anniversary – The Creative Capital Award provides unrestricted project grants up to $50,000 which can be drawn down over a multi-year period, bespoke professional development services, and community-building opportunities.Grants are awarded via a democratic, national, open call, external review process. The first round of the application process consists of 6 questions. Our goal is to fund approximately 50 individual artists creating conceptually, aesthetically, and formally challenging, risk-taking, and never-before-seen projects.
    • March 4 to April 4, 2024: Letter of Inquiries (LOI) accepted
    • April 4, 2024 4:00 PM Eastern Time / New York Time: LOI deadline
    • June 2024: Notification of advancement to Round II
    • September 2024: Notification of advancement to Final Panel Review
    • January 2025: Public announcement of 2025 Creative Capital Awards
    • https://creative-capital.org/about-the-creative-capital-award/
  • Alaska Native Students in Arts and Media Fund – The Alaska Native Students In Arts & Media Fund was established by Chris Arend Photography to support Alaska Native students who want to pursue a career in visual & creative arts and media. This includes photography, videography, journalism, creative writing, graphic/digital design and traditional or fine arts. This annual scholarship will provide $5,000 to help students acquire and build the skills to tell their own personal and cultural stories through visual and other media. Two scholarships will be offered in 2024 to be used for university-level courses or professional development workshops and training in these areas. https://alaskacf.org/funds/alaska-native-students-in-arts-and-media-fund
    • Eligibility Criteria:

      • Alaska Native
      • Enrolled at least half time (6 hours) majoring in photography, videography, journalism, writing, graphic & digital design, drawing, or painting) and seeking a career in art, journalism, communications, photography, or videography
      • If not attending a college/university, is currently enrolled, or seeking to enroll, in professional development & training in these areas
      • DEADLINE: June 30, 2024
  • 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.  https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/rauschenberg-emergency-grants/rauschenberg-dancer-emergency-grants/