This is a list of foundations that provide funding to individual artists. Please contact them directly for more specific information about their programs.
The Roy W. Dean Grants
Offers grants annually to films that are unique and benefit society. Three grants (Spring, Summer, Fall) offer services, discounts, a cash award, and other benefits to film and video makers. The foundation also sells the book, The Art of Film Funding.
From the Heart Productions 1455 Mandalay Beach Road Oxnard, CA 93035-2845 Phone: (805) 984-0098 Email: Caroleleedean@gmail.com Website: www.fromtheheartproductions.com
Grants, fellowships, and other opportunities for Washington State artists in all disciplines.
Artist Trust 1835 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-2437 Phone: (206) 467-8734 Fax: (206) 467-9633 Email: email@example.com Website: www.artisttrust.org
Offers grants to individuals in the Performing & Visual Arts, Film/Video, Literature, and Emerging Fields. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $40,000, for a total commitment of up to $90,000 per project.
Creative Capital 15 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor New York, NY 10038 Phone: (212) 598-9900 Fax: (212) 598-4934 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.creative-capital.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
The Puffin Foundation
Grants up to $2,500; average grant is approximately $1,250.
The Puffin Foundation 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ 07666 Phone: (201) 836-3400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.puffinfoundation.org
Kentucky Foundation for Women, Inc.
Giving to feminist visual artists in Kentucky working in painting, sculpture, puppetry, crafts, photography exhibits, multi-media, with the goal of bringing about social change through the arts. Each year the KFW awards $200,000 through two grant programs. Other opportunities include retreats, residencies, workshops, and an informative e-newsletter, the "KFW Hot Flash".
Kentucky Foundation for Women, Inc Heyburn Bldg. 332 W. Broadway Suite 1215 Louisville, KY 40202 Phone: (502) 562-0045 Fax: (502) 561-0420 Email: email@example.com Website: www.kfw.org
Independent Television Service (ITVS)
ITVS seeks proposals for public TV programs that take creative risks, serve underrepresented audiences and express points of view seldom seen on commercial or public TV. Applicants must be independent producers with previous film or TV production experience in a principal role. Students are not eligible.
Open Call provides finishing funds for single non-fiction public television programs on any subject, from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video.
The Diversity Development Fund provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television. Producers must be U.S. citizens or legal residents.
Series and Special Projects -- ITVS accept proposals on an ongoing basis for commissioned documentary projects that fall outside of the parameters of the standing initiatives (DDF, LINCS, OPEN CALL).
Independent Television Service 1435 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Phone: (415) 356-8383 Fax: (415) 356-8391 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.itvs.org/funding/
Lambda Literary Foundation
Awards in a variety of categories for published work and for three categories of writers.
Lambda Literary Foundation 5482 Wilshire Blvd., #1595 Los Angeles, CA 90036 Phone/Fax: (323) 366-2104 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/
San Francisco Film Society
Grants to encourage new and diverse works by film and video artists who have little likelihood of being supported through traditional funding sources. Has recently taken stewardship of all former Film Arts Foundation programs.
San Francisco Film Society 39 Mesa St., Suite 110 The Presidio San Francisco, CA 94129-1025 Phone: (415) 561-5000 Fax: (415) 440-1760 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.sffs.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: email@example.com Website: www.leeway.org
NOTE: Many state arts agencies also fund individual artists.
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