Visual Art (National) The Individual Photographer’s Fellowship is open to photographers using still-photography based media. Eligible to US citizens not currently enrolled in a degree granting program. Several grants of up to $5000 awarded annually to photographers based upon past accomplishments and the promise of future achievement. Funds must be used to support the artist’s creative endeavors.
Academy of American Poets
Literature (National) The Academy Book Awards include the James Laughlin Award of $5,000 for author’s second book of poetry and the Walt Whitman Award of $5,000 and a one-month residency for first book of poetry.
The American Film Showcase
Film (National) Brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries, feature films and animated shorts to audiences around the world. The resource page provides links to funding opportunities.
American Music Abroad
Performing Arts (National) American Music Abroad artists represent the new generation of musical ambassadors; reaching beyond concert halls to interact with other musicians and citizens around the globe.
Visual Arts (National) Aperture seeks to support and promote both emerging and established photographers and photobook makers, by acknowledging innovative work that contributes to a larger dialogue surrounding photography. Each year Aperture Foundation hosts three calls for entry: the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, the Portfolio Prize, and the Summer Open exhibition.
Visual Arts (National) Income and exhibition opportunities for visual artists.
General (National) Services are focused on Seattle, but there is a great database of national opportunities.
General (International) An excellent and comprehensive arts resource website based in London.
General (International) Art Rubicon Visual Arts Magazine seeks to provide based visual artists with current information on local, national and global artist opportunities, artist residency programs, funding and grants. Although based in Alberta, Canada offers international opportunities.
(AES) Arts Extension Service
General (Massachusetts) AES develops the arts in communities and community through the arts with continuing professional education for arts managers, artists, and civic leaders. Workshops, training programs, online certificates for managers, and online bachelor’s degrees for Art’s Administrators are available. AES is also a leading publisher of arts management books.
Asian Cultural Council
General (International) The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United states in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, and students.
Associated Grantmakers of Massachusetts
General (Massachusetts) Publishes an annual Directory of Massachusetts Grantmakers, a comprehensive list of profiles of Massachusetts grant makers, including contact information, application procedures and a glossary of grant makers by funding interests.
(APAP) The Association of Performing Arts Professionals
Performing Arts (National) Dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it. Provides travel stipends to selected APAP members to build collaborations outside the U.S.
The Awesome Foundation
General (National) Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding? $1,000 grants are given every month. It couldn’t be simpler! Your idea is yours alone. We don’t want a stake in it. We just want to help you make it happen!
Center for Documentary Studies
Film (National) Offering project support for individual documentary writing, film and photography through competitive awards.
The Center for Independent Documentary
Film (National) Fiscal sponsorship, creative and technical support, and fundraising advice for independent filmmakers.
College Art Association
General (National) The College Art Association supports promising artists and art historians who are enrolled in MFA and PhD programs nationwide. Fellows are honored with $5,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. Focuses on scholarship, teaching and other academic aspects of art practice. Contains useful job listings and information about conferences and publishing.
Cranbrook Academy of Art Listing of Individual Artist Grants
General (National) An independent graduate degree-granting institution offering an intense studio-based experience for artists-in-residence. They offer a nice database of visual art learning and grant opportunities.