GRANTS, AWARDS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week before the deadline of an application if you’d like us to give you a helping hand.
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Good luck everyone!
Grants, Awards and Opportunities
|Deadline||Call for Submission||Amount||Great for:|
|6/15/2020||GARNER Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibit||$5,000||Photographers; Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area|
|6/15/2020||Wing Luke Museum: Taiwanese/Chinese Immigrant Artists Seattle, WA||Taiwanese/Chinese artists based in WA state|
|6/15/2020||Art on theMART: New Media Call for Digital Gallery||New/experimental media artists|
|6/15/2020||Zinc Contemporary: Small Works Group Exhibition Seattle, WA||Artists nationwide|
|6/15/2020||Aptitude Art Exhibition Frisco, TX||Photographers, new media artists, painters; International Call|
|6/16/2020||Passepartout Photography Exhibition Rome, ITL||$500||Photographers; International Call|
|6/19/2020||Nia Tero PNW Art Fellowship/Funding PNW, WA||$300-$6,000||Indigenous artists (incl. Central America, Pasifika and Amazonia)|
|6/20/2020||Visual Art Open Awards Chester, UK||$8,000||Artists, all levels; International Call|
|6/20/2020||Inner 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|
|6/24/2020||Public Art Bootcamp Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Seattle, WA||WA/OR based artists looking to make public art|
|6/26/2020||Artist 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|
|6/30/2020||Digital Media Call for Art Seattle, WA||Digital media artists, videographers, musicians|
|6/30/2020||Rapid 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|
|6/30/2020||Paralym World Cup Call for Disabled Artists Work||Artists with disabilities; all mediums, International Call|
|6/30/2020||Food Matters Themed Call for Art Moorhead, MN||Artists storytelling around food culture & related themes|
|6/30/2020||Art United, Together We Stand New York, NY||Artists nationwide; photographers, digital media, painters|
|6/30/2020||Peripheral ARTeries Biennial Edition 2020 London, UK||Photography, video art, digital media; International Call|
|6/30/2020||Call to Artists Creative Response Pages Knoxville, TN||Artists nationwide; illustrators, graphic artists|
|7/1/2020||COVID-19 Artist Recovery Mini Grant Rock Island, IL||$250||All disciplines, to cover supplies or lost resources|
|7/10/2020||Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition Palm Springs, CA||Photographers & digital media artists with a body of work|
|7/15/2020||Grant for Visual Artists Cedar Rapids, IA||$500||Photographers, digital media, painters; International Call|
|7/15/2020||Prisma International Art Prize Rome, ITL||$2,000||Photographers, contemporary artists, digital media; International Call|
|7/16/2020||Art on Main Call for Window Art Auburn, WA||WA/OR/ID based photographers, digital media, public artists|
|7/27/2020||Music and the Soul: Call for 2D/3D Art Metuchen, NJ||Artists nationwide; photographers, digital media, painters|
|7/31/2020||Artists Against an #Infodemic San Francisco, CA||Artists nationwide; photographers, digital media, painters|
|7/31/2020||Artists Sunday: Art Focused Shopping Day Seattle/Nationwide||Artists nationwide; all mediums|
|7/31/2020||Artist 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|
|8/10/2020||Raise Your Voice Suffrage Anniversary Call for Art Tubac, AZ||Contemporary artists dealing with Womxn’s rights|
|8/21/2020||Politically Charged Art Show Roseville, CA||Artists nationwide; all disciplines; art about politics (any views)|
|8/26/2020||Allied Arts Heliotrope Art ‘Xtravanganza Bellingham, WA||WA based artists; all disciplines; on-site event|
|8/31/2020||3Elements Call for Art Online||Photographers, visual artists relating to given theme|