USArtists International Grant Deadline Approaching

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets.

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world.  USAI extends the reach and impact of professional touring artists and ensembles from the United States and is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of U.S. artists.

USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.

Deadline: December 1, 2017 for projects taking place between March 15, 2018 and March 14, 2019. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 8, 2017.

For more information, click here.

On Screen/In Person Grant for Independent Filmmakers Deadline Nov 20th

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s (“MAAF”) On Screen/In Person program provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to tour throughout the mid-Atlantic region with their recent films and foster greater understanding and appreciation of their work through direct audience engagement.

Animation, experimental, documentary, and narrative films on any subject are accepted for consideration.

Deadline is November 20th. Click here for more information.

NEST grant deadline 12/1

NEST (New England States Touring) funds presentations of New England-based performing artists from outside of a presenter’s state.

NEST grants are awarded through a competitive selection process. Grants are available in amounts of up to 50% of the artists’ fees, and typically range from $400 to $4,000. Requests below $400 will not be accepted. Artists’ fees may include costs for creation of new work, travel, and per diem.

Grant amounts are based on:

  • The artist’s fee.
  • How well the project meets the funding criteria below (applicants who receive the highest scores receive the maximum amount, which is 50% of the artist’s fee).

For more information, click here.

RISCA Grant Deadline Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that your Arts Access Grant, Arts in Healthcare, Fellowships in Choreography, Drawing & Printmaking, Music Composition, New Genres, and Painting, Project Grants for Education, Project Grants for Individuals, Cultural Facilities, Design Innovation Grants, and Teaching Arts Roster applications are due tomorrow! Make sure you hit submit by 11:59pm on Monday, October 2nd. If you have any last minute questions, we will be by our phones and emails on Monday until 4pm.

As a bonus, submissions to have your work shown at TF Green Airport are also due by the end of the day Monday, for all exhibitions in 2018. Click here for more information- and we extended the deadline by a day, so don’t panic when you see October 1st.

CERF+ Get Ready Grants now open

In 2017, CERF+ will award “Get Ready” Grants of up to $500 to individual artists and up to $1,500 to groups of artists in two grant cycles. The “Get Ready” Grant Program encourages awareness of and provides funding for artists working in craft disciplines to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and implement other safety measures to help artists build and sustain strong and resilient careers. Grant funds may be used to purchase goods and/or services that will have a direct impact on protecting an artist’s career and increasing emergency readiness. The application deadline is November 30, 2017. For more information, click here.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards to Artists with Children Application due August 31

The Sustainable Arts Foundation offers unrestricted cash awards to artists and writers with children. This year, they are making awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers. This is an award program that recognizes excellence in a creative field, and the selection process is focused on the strength of the submitted portfolio. This award is open to literary and visual artists. For more information, click here.

2018 Champions in Action Awards – Community Arts – Deadline Friday, August 18th

The deadline is fast approaching for the Champions in Action – Community Arts round of awards through Citizens Bank.  Please see full RFP below and apply by Friday, August 18th!  Additional details including the application and eligibility requirements can be found at –

Champions in Action