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NEW MUSIC USA | DEADLINE DECEMBER 15 | The New Music Creator Fund The Creator Fund offers grants to individual music creators who need support to get to the next stage of their creative practice. Learn more.
2023 QUEENS ART FUND | DEADLINE JANUARY 5 | Queens Arts Fund (QAF) offers project-based grants to Queens-based artists, artist collectives, and small non-profit organizations to support the local production of artwork and cultural programs that highlight, engage, and bolster the diverse communities of the Queens borough. Learn more.
RAUSCHENBERG MEDICAL EMERGENCY GRANTS | DEADLINE JANUARY 13 | This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need* who are practicing in the visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography. Learn more.
NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship | DEADLINE JANUARY 25, 2023 | NYFA provides unrestricted grants of $8,000 to New York-based artists through the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program. First launched in 1985, the program has provided over $30 million to artists in 15 disciplines at critical stages in their creative development. Learn more.
New York State Seed Funding via Music Workers Alliance | GREAT news: thanks to MWA’s “Sharing the Risk Committee” and State Senator Brad Hoylman, working musicians now have access to New York State’s $200M Seed Money Grants. According to Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) Senior VP Rafael Salaberrios: “If you were a working musician in 2018 [and onwards] you should have no difficulty applying for this grant." The minimum grant will be $5000. Learn more.
FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS EMERGENCY GRANTS | ROLLING DEADLINE | Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have sudden unanticipated opportunities to show their work in public and/or who incur unexpected expenses for projects close to completion with committed presentation dates. Learn more.
NEW MUSIC USA REEL CHANGE FILM FUND | ROLLING DEADLINE | Reel Change is a five-year grants and mentorship program for composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in film composition. Learn more.
THE AWESOME FOUNDATION | ROLLING DEADLINE; MONTHLY AWARDS | Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter's trustees and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects. Learn more.
NATIONAL DANCE PROJECT TRAVEL FUND | ROLLING DEADLINE | National Dance Project Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S. based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors or for current NDP artist grantees to connect in person to explore feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works. Learn more.
KICKSTARTER FORWARD FUNDS VIA CREATIVE CAPITAL | ROLLING DEADLINE | Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation have partnered to launch a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Creator Fund that backs projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators on the crowdfunding platform. Funds will be awarded on an ongoing basis to creators with active projects across all of Kickstarter’s categories: Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing. Learn more.
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