There are only a few questions that rising artists ask more frequently than: where can I find financial support for artists?, who offers creative grants? or which organizations will help publish my work?

The idea that businesses and organizations actively seeking ways to connect and support our projects is part of our greatest dreams. As rare as they seem, these opportunities do exist! Yes, even in the midst of 2020 pandemic. But where?

To help make those dreams come true, we thought we would scour the internet in search of as many grants, venture pitches, financial awards, and other opportunities to support the underrepresented creatives in our community. Deadlines vary, and if you’re seeing this after one has passed, just keep it on your radar and remember we will continue to update this list.

Of course, the work that goes into applying for these opportunities can be substantial, with much more to come once you’ve won. We also understand a second pair of eyes on our applications, portfolio can’t hurt. So feel free to shoot an email to at least a week before the deadline of an application if you’d like us to give you a helping hand.

We’ll be updating this periodically, so make sure to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest update.

Good luck everyone!

Grants, Awards and Opportunities

DeadlineCall for SubmissionAmountGreat for:
6/15/2020GARNER Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibit$5,000Photographers; Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area
6/15/2020Wing Luke Museum: Taiwanese/Chinese Immigrant Artists Seattle, WA Taiwanese/Chinese artists based in WA state
6/15/2020Art on theMART: New Media Call for Digital Gallery New/experimental media artists
6/15/2020Zinc Contemporary: Small Works Group Exhibition Seattle, WA Artists nationwide
6/15/2020Aptitude Art Exhibition Frisco, TX Photographers, new media artists, painters; International Call
6/16/2020Passepartout Photography Exhibition Rome, ITL$500Photographers; International Call
6/19/2020Nia Tero PNW Art Fellowship/Funding PNW, WA$300-$6,000Indigenous artists (incl. Central America, Pasifika and Amazonia)
6/20/2020Visual Art Open Awards Chester, UK$8,000Artists, all levels; International Call
6/20/2020Inner World’ Themed Call for Artists London, UK Photographers, digital media artists, painters; International Call
6/20/2020“Reawakening to the Beauty of the West Coast” Call For Art West Coast West Coast artists; photographers, painters, new media
6/23/2020“Skies” Themed Call for Art Grey Cube Gallery Artists nationwide, all mediums
6/24/2020Public Art Bootcamp Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Seattle, WA WA/OR based artists looking to make public art
6/26/2020Artist Residencies Headlands Center for the Arts Sausalito, CA Artists nationwide; photographers, digital media, painters
6/26/2020“Primary Colors” Themed Call for Art Palm Springs, CA Photographers, digital media artists
6/27/2020“Stripes” Themed Call for Art Santa Monica, CA Photographers, digital media artists
6/30/2020Digital Media Call for Art Seattle, WA Digital media artists, videographers, musicians
6/30/2020Rapid Mural Call for Art Tacoma, WA Graffiti artists, painters near Tacoma, WA
6/30/2020“Word” Typography & Digital Art Call Hermosa Beach, CA Digital media artists, graphic artists
6/30/2020Paralym World Cup Call for Disabled Artists Work Artists with disabilities; all mediums, International Call
6/30/2020Food Matters Themed Call for Art Moorhead, MN Artists storytelling around food culture & related themes
6/30/2020Art United, Together We Stand New York, NY Artists nationwide; photographers, digital media, painters
6/30/2020Peripheral ARTeries Biennial Edition 2020 London, UK Photography, video art, digital media; International Call
6/30/2020Call to Artists Creative Response Pages Knoxville, TN Artists nationwide; illustrators, graphic artists
7/1/2020COVID-19 Artist Recovery Mini Grant Rock Island, IL$250All disciplines, to cover supplies or lost resources
7/10/2020Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition Palm Springs, CA Photographers & digital media artists with a body of work
7/15/2020Grant for Visual Artists Cedar Rapids, IA$500Photographers, digital media, painters; International Call
7/15/2020Prisma International Art Prize Rome, ITL$2,000Photographers, contemporary artists, digital media; International Call
7/16/2020Art on Main Call for Window Art Auburn, WA WA/OR/ID based photographers, digital media, public artists
7/27/2020Music and the Soul: Call for 2D/3D Art Metuchen, NJ Artists nationwide; photographers, digital media, painters
7/31/2020Artists Against an #Infodemic San Francisco, CA Artists nationwide; photographers, digital media, painters
7/31/2020Artists Sunday: Art Focused Shopping Day Seattle/Nationwide Artists nationwide; all mediums
7/31/2020Artist Profiles for Womxn Artists Artists nationwide; Womxn artists; all disciplines
7/31/2020“Inspiration From Isolation” Call for Art New York, NY All disciplines; Int’l call
8/1/2020“Lunatics & Prophets” Themed Art Magazine Call Europe Experimental, contemporary art; Int’l call
8/10/2020Raise Your Voice Suffrage Anniversary Call for Art Tubac, AZ Contemporary artists dealing with Womxn’s rights
8/21/2020Politically Charged Art Show Roseville, CA Artists nationwide; all disciplines; art about politics (any views)
8/26/2020Allied Arts Heliotrope Art ‘Xtravanganza Bellingham, WA WA based artists; all disciplines; on-site event
8/31/20203Elements Call for Art Online Photographers, visual artists relating to given theme

take the first step. we will do the rest.