A Room of Her Own (AROHO)
The Gift of Freedom Award is a fellowship of $50,000 designed to bridge the gap between a woman's financial reality and her artistic creation. One fellowship awarded biennially, along with up to three genre awards of $5,000 each. (Note: the 2011 award cycle was postponed because of funding issues; the 2013 awards were funded and awarded.) AROHO also sponsors a biennial writer's retreat in the New Mexico high desert. Other awards and resources are available; check the website for details.
A Room Of Her Own Foundation P. O. Box 778 Placitas, NM 87043 Phone: (505) 867-5373 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.aroomofherownfoundation.org
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.
Grants to poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, visual artists, and for a mixed-genre category (illustration and text) to feminist women in the arts; amount ranges from $500 to $1,500. Two application deadlines each year: December 31 (Visual Art, Mixed Genre, and Fiction) and June 30 (Nonfiction and Poetry). Application materials are online in PDF form or by mail (send them a SASE.) Application fee is $25.
Money for Women Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc. P.O. Box 717 Bearsville, NY 12409 Email: email@example.com Website: http://demingfund.org
National YoungArts Foundation
The foundation aims to identify and support the next generation of artists, and to contribute to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of talented young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts. YoungArts provides emerging artists with life-changing experiences with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding emerging artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts.
National YoungArts Foundation 2100 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33137 Phone: 1-800-970-ARTS (1-800-970-2787) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.youngarts.org/
The Loft Literary Center McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers and other grant programs
The Loft administers the McKnight Artists Fellowships for Writers. Five $25,000 awards are presented annually to accomplished Minnesota writers and spoken word artists. Four awards alternate annually between creative prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry/spoken word. The fifth award is presented in children’s literature and alternates annually for writing for ages eight and under and writing for children older than eight. The awards provide the writers the opportunity to focus on their craft for the course of the fellowship year. The Loft also offers a broad range of award opportunities for writers at various stages of their artistic development. Grants and awards allow participants to hone their skills working with nationally acclaimed authors and to embark on projects of their own design to further their artistic careers. Unique, one-time programs are frequently announced for specific communities of writers. The Loft website has classes, literary programs, events, resources, and other opportunities for writers both locally and online; check the website for details.
The Loft Literary Center Suite 200, Open Book 1011 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 Phone: (612) 215-2575 Fax: (612) 215-2576 Email: email@example.com Website: www.loft.org
The Leeway Foundation
Grants to support women and transgender artists in the Delaware Valley Region who create art for social change. Art and Change Grant provides up to $2,500 for project-based work and the Leeway Transformation Award gives $15,000 in unrestricted funds to artists who demonstrate a long-term commitment to social change work by having done work in this area for the past five years or more,.
The Leeway Foundation The Philadelphia Building 1315 Walnut St. Suite 832 Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: (215) 545-4078 Fax: (215) 545-4021 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.leeway.org
Kentucky Foundation for Women, Inc.
Grants to feminist writers and playwrights in Kentucky only.
Kentucky Foundation for Women Heyburn Building 332 West Broadway Suite 1215 Louisville, KY 40202 Phone: (502) 562-0045 Fax: (502) 561-0420 Email: email@example.com Website: www.kfw.org
Sustainable Arts Foundation
Supports artists and writers with children (specifically a child under the age of 18) with unrestricted cash awards of $6,000 and $1,000. Applications are accepted twice a year; visit website for complete guidelines and specific deadlines.
Sustainable Arts Foundation 1032 Irving St., #609 San Francisco, CA 94122-2200 FAQ and contact form are here. Website: www.sustainableartsfoundation.org
GRANTS FOR SPECIFIC KINDS OF INDIVIDUALS
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Astraea's revitalized Global Arts Fund will support, showcase, and connect impactful art by LGBTQI people and organizations with limited access to resources, who use art as a tool for social transformation.
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice 116 E. 16th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10003 Phone: (212) 529-8021 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.astraeafoundation.org/
The Foundation grants two awards for writers annually: Legacy Award recognizes and awards prizes to writers of African descent for fiction, debut fiction, non-fiction, and poetry published in the award year. The Award for College Writers was established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent. Winners are selected annually in April for the best unpublished short story or novel excerpt. The Foundation also sponsors several writers' workshops for adults and teens. Check the website for details.
The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation 840 First Street, NE, Third Floor Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 248-5051 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.hurstonwright.org/
Cintas Foundation, Inc.
Fellowships are granted to talented individuals of Cuban citizenship or direct lineage (parents or grandparents) for creative writing, selected by a panel of qualified writers.
Cintas Foundation, Inc. c/o Nancy Reisman, Esq. Secretary Morris & McVeigh 767 Third Ave., 4th Floor New York, NY, 10017 To email, use the form at: www.cintasfoundation.org/contact.htm Website: www.cintasfoundation.org
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