Center for Craft, Creativity and Design
The mission of the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is to advance the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, scholarship, and professional development. The Center’s programs strive to support the best examples of research and practice in the field; it provides funding for several categories of grants as well as fellowships and museum internships.
Center for Craft, Creativity and Design 67 Broadway Street Asheville, NC 29901  Phone: (828) 785-1357  Fax: (828) 785-1372  Email:  Website:

Biennial Grants for Mature Women
Grants to visual artists, writers and musicians over the age of 35. (Direct link to the grant page is here.)
National League of American Pen Women, Inc. 1300 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20036  Phone: (202) 785-1997  Fax: (202) 452-6868  Email: (click here for email instructions.)  Website:

Creative Capital
Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. The funding cycle rotates over a cycle of several years; check the website for details.
Creative Capital 15 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor New York, NY 10038  Phone: (212) 598-9900  Fax: (212) 598-4934Website:

The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.
The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc. 237 Bell Road New Berlin, NY 13411  Phone: (607) 431-8765  Email: Website:

Atlantic Center for the Arts
ACA organizes and funds many programs for artists of all ages and professional levels; these include three residency programs (including one for teenage writers), various community programs, and internships.
Atlantic Center for the Arts (Main Campus) 1414 Art Center Ave. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168  Contact: Jim Frost  Phone: (386) 427-6975  Email: No general email; for detailed information click here.  Website:

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
The Center provides Artists-in-Residence with the gift of time, space and support. Artists come from around the world to work within a supportive community of like-minded people. Residencies are three months in length, and a monthly stipend is provided in addition to living and studio space.
724 South 12th St. Omaha, NE 68102  Phone: (402) 341-7130  Fax: (402) 341-9791  Email:  Website:

Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
The Center provides studio space, residencies, fellowships, grants, workshops and other opportunities for artists. The goal of the center is to bring together local, national, and international artists from a wide range of disciplines — including visual and interdisciplinary artists, architects, dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, writers, and curators — thus enabling the exchange of ideas and approaches that help catalyze new cultural and social perspectives.
944 Fort Barry Sausalito, CA 94965  Phone: (415) 331-2787  Fax: (415) 331-3857  Email:  Website:

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
The Center hosts residencies of 2 to 12 weeks for visual artists and writers. VSC Residents represent a mix of mediums, cultures, experience, and ages, for a diverse and vibrant community.
PO Box 613 Johnson, VT 05656  Phone: (802) 635-2727  Email:  Website:

Artadia has active awards programs in the following cities: AtlantaChicagoHoustonLos AngelesNew York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Awards are granted in participating cities on a rotating basis. Artadia Awards are $10,000, and are unrestricted. The award money can be used however the artist sees fit.
Artadia 45 Main Street, Suite 515 Brooklyn, NY 11201  Phone: (212) 727-2233  Email:  Website:

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
Giving exclusively to needy and worthy individual working artists (painters, sculptors, artists who work on paper, including printmakers) who have embarked on professional careers; grants may be used for professional or personal requirements.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. 863 Park Avenue New York, NY 10075  Phone: (212) 517-5400  Fax: (212) 288-2836  Email:  Website:

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Individual support program for painters, sculptors, and printmakers who have worked at least 20 years in a mature phase of their art, and are in current financial need. Application is available in early September, by mail only. Complete instruction are on the website. Emergency assistance program for painters, sculptors, and printmakers who have worked at least 10 years in a mature phase of their art and are in current financial need which is the result of a recent emergency occurrence such as a fire, flood or medical emergency. Emergency grants have a maximum of $15,000; a typical emergency grant is $5,000.
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation 380 West Broadway New York, NY 10012  Phone: (212) 226-0581  Fax: (212) 274-1476  Email: Website:

The Puffin Foundation
Grants that encourage emerging artists whose works, due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired. In September 2013 application packets will be available for the 2014 grant cycle. In this cycle, proposals will be accepted in the areas of music, photography, and theater. In the 2015 grant cycle proposals will be accepted in the areas of dance, fine arts, and video (this category also includes radio projects.) Grants: Up to $2,500
The Puffin Foundation 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ07666  Email:  Website:

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Grant amounts vary; the fellowship term is six to twelve months. 
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 90 Park Ave. New York, NY 10016  Phone: (212) 687-4470  Fax: (212) 697-3248  Website:

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
Funds representational artists working in the early stages of their careers in painting, drawing, printmaking, or sculpture only. Applicants must have started or completed art school training or must demonstrate, through work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career.  Grant amount is usually $15,000 (Canadian $).
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation 1814 Sherbrooke St. West Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E4 CANADA  Phone: (514) 937-9225  Email:  Website: (Also available in French at

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
EFA's stated mission:
EFA is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice. We are a catalyst for cultural growth, stimulating new interactions between artists, creative communities, and the public.
EFA sponsors three programs: the Studio Space Program, the Project Space Program, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts 323 West 39th Street, 3rd Floor New York NY 10018  Phone: (212) 563-5855  Email:  Website:

National YoungArts Foundation (formerly National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts)
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:  Website:

Virginia A. Groot Foundation
The Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant was established in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his or her work. Artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture, at any stage of career development from emerging through mature, are eligible. Three grants are awarded each year: up to $50,000, $20,000, and $10,000.
Virginia A. Groot Foundation P.O. Box 1050 Evanston, IL 60204-1050  No phone or email contact info is available; for a contact form click here.  Website:

Aaron Siskind Foundation
The Individual Photographer's Fellowship (IPF) review panel examines the work of upwards of 1,000 applicants each year, awarding a varying number of grants in amounts of up to $10,000. Eligible work must be based on the idea of the lens-based still image, but grant recipients work in forms as diverse as digital imagery, installations, documentary projects and photo-generated print media.
Aaron Siskind Foundation c/o School of Visual Arts MFA Photo Dept. 209 E. 23rd Street New York, NY 10010  Phone: (212) 592-2363  Fax: (212) 592-2366  Email:  Website:

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, Inc.
Grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays.  For 2017, the amount of the grant will be $35,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition.
W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, Inc. c/o International Center of Photography 1114 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036  Email: Website:

Erna and Victor Hasselblads Foundation
Research Grants in Photography promote scientific research, education and projects within the field of photography. Open internationally to photographers, cultural theorists, historians, curators and researchers.
Erna and Victor Hasselblads Foundation Ekmansgatan 8 SE-412 56 Goteborg, SwedenPhone: + 46-31-778-2150  Fax: + 46-31-778-4640  Email:  Website:

The Ruth Chenven Foundation
The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards to individual artists and craftpersons living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. See the website for up-to-date application procedure information.
Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation P.O.Box 1027 New York, NY 10040  Email:  Website: Facebook page

Women's Studio Workshop, Inc.
The Mission of the Women’s Studio Workshop is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, to provide professional opportunities and employment to artists at all stages of their careers, and to promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness and support for the visual arts. To this end, a variety of residencies (both fully and partially subsidized), internships, and other opportunities are available.
Women's Studio Workshop, Inc. P.O. Box 489 Rosendale, NY 12472  Phone: (845) 658-9133  Email:  Website:

Sustainable Arts Foundation
Supports artists and writers with children (specifically a child under the age of 18). After 6 years of biannual awards, the Foundation has moved to an annual award program as of in Fall 2016. They make awards totaling $100,000 to twenty artists. Additionally, they will name ten award finalists. Visit website for complete guidelines and specific deadlines.
Sustainable Arts Foundation 1032 Irving St., #609 San Francisco, CA 94122-2200  Website:

Harpo Foundation
Supports the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are under recognized by the field. Production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition. Prioritizes projects that advance and cross the boundaries of visual media and artistic disciplines. Letters of inquiry must be submitted prior to being invited to submit a full application. The Foundation also supports two fellowship programs, for Native American Artists and for Emerging Artists.
Harpo Foundation 4423-1/2 Mont Eagle Place Los Angeles, CA 90041  Phone: (323) 254-0532  E-mail: Contact form can be found here.  Website:

Provincetown Art Association and Museum: The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant
Awards of $5,000-$30,000 to American painters 45 years or older at time of application who demonstrate clear need for financial support. Individual applicants only. Three or four grants awarded annually.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA 02657  Phone: (508) 487-1750  Fax: (508) 487-4372  Email:  Website:


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