$1,238,975 in Grants for Visual Artists

The best grants for painters, photographers, sculptors, textiles, musicians, ceramic artists, craft artists, filmmakers, architects and artists of all kind

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What are the best grants for visual artists?

In this article I share a curated list of the best grants for visual art projects. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does represent a sizable opportunity with over $1,238,975 in funding for art that you can see and touch. Finally, this article is a living document, so please email me at grants@artizen.fund to suggest new grants to add.


Rolling Applications

Catapult Film Fund

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Documentary, Narrative Film, Animation

The Sloan Distribution Grant

AWARD: $50,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Documentary, Feature Film, Mathematics, Science, Sci/Fi, Technology

Screen Australia: Documentary Development

AWARD: $30,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: Australia
FOCUS: Documentary, Virtual Reality

Black Public Media: Discretionary Fund

AWARD: $50,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Black Artists, Documentary, Television

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: XR, Video Art, Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

AWARD: $14,833
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: Canada
FOCUS: Figurative Art, Painting, Sculpture

Film Victoria Development On Demand

AWARD: $243,719
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: Australia, Victoria
FOCUS: Film & Video

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

AWARD: $30,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Art

Mondriaan Fund Art Commission

AWARD: $18,385
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: Netherlands
FOCUS: Painting, Visual Art

Mondriaan Fund Artist Start

AWARD: $24,511
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: Netherlands
FOCUS: Painting, Visual Art

Visual Arts International Research Programme

AWARD: $2,462
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: Denmark
FOCUS: Painting, Visual Art


Upcoming Deadlines

Art on the River Call for Proposals

AWARD: $1,800
DEADLINE: May 24
REGION: United States, Mississippi
FOCUS: Sculpture, Environment, Public Art

Howard Chapnick Grant

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: May 30
REGION: International
FOCUS: Photography, Environment, Documentary, Community

W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: May 30
REGION: International
FOCUS: Photography, Documentary, Activism

Canadian Women Artists’ Award

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: June 9
REGION: United States, New York, Canada
FOCUS: Visual Art, Media, Design, Literary Arts

ITVS: Open Call

AWARD: $350,000
DEADLINE: June 11
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Documentary

Filmed by Bike: BIPOC Filmmaker Grant

AWARD: $2,000
DEADLINE: June 15
REGION: International
FOCUS: BIPOC, Indigenous People, Short Films, Bikes

Artadia Louisville

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: June 15
REGION: United States, Kentucky, Louisville
FOCUS: All art disciplines

Columbia Law School's Artist-in-Residence Program

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: June 15
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Visual Art

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

AWARD: $14,152
DEADLINE: June 17
REGION: International
FOCUS: Drawing

EARTH WATER SKY Residency

AWARD: $12,180
DEADLINE: June 24
REGION: International
FOCUS: All art disciplines, Earth, Science, Environment

Twining Humber Award

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: June 28
REGION: United States, Washington
FOCUS: Visual Art, Women

Queer|Art: Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: June 30
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Black Artists, Women, Transgender, Visual Art

JGS Fellowship for Photography

AWARD: $7,000
DEADLINE: June 30
REGION: United States, New York
FOCUS: Photography, Visual Art

Artadia San Francisco

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: July 1
REGION: United States, California, San Francisco
FOCUS: All art disciplines

Light Work Artist-in-Residence

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: July 1
REGION: International
FOCUS: Photography

Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: July 15
REGION: International
FOCUS: Art, Nature, Bibliographic Study, Landscapes, History

Eliza Moore Fellowship

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: July 15
REGION: International
FOCUS: Nature, Landscapes, Visual Art

Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: July 16
REGION: International
FOCUS: Visual Art

Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Awards

AWARD: $1,500
DEADLINE: July 31
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Visual Art, Craft

Sidewalk Festival: Black Lens Filmmaker Grant

AWARD: $1,000
DEADLINE: August 1
REGION: United States, Alabama
FOCUS: Black Artists, Film & Video

Betty Bowen Award

AWARD: $15,000
DEADLINE: August 1
REGION: United States, Washington, Oregon, Idaho
FOCUS: Visual Art, Film & Video, Traditional Art

Leeway Foundation: Art and Change Grant

AWARD: $2,500
DEADLINE: August 1
REGION: United States, Philadelphia
FOCUS: Black Artists, Women, Transgender, Social Justice, Art

Alter-Ciné Foundation Grant

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: August 15
REGION: Africa, Asia, Latin America
FOCUS: Documentary, Film & Video

Visual Arts Fund

AWARD: $24,680
DEADLINE: August 23
REGION: Iceland
FOCUS: Visual Art

The Miller / Packan Film Fund

AWARD: $25,000
DEADLINE: October 1
REGION: International
FOCUS: Activism, Documentary, Feature Film, Social Change

Artadia Atlanta

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: October 1
REGION: United States, Atlanta, Georgia
FOCUS: All art disciplines

Alexia Professional Grant

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: October 4
REGION: International
FOCUS: Photography, Journalism, Storytelling

Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: October 4
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Sculpture, Animal

Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: October 4
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Sculpture, Nature

Alex J. Ettl Grant

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: October 4
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Sculpture, Figurative, Realist

Artadia Houston

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: October 15
REGION: United States, Texas, Houston
FOCUS: All art disciplines

Via Art: Incubator Grant Program

AWARD: $40,000
DEADLINE: December 1
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Visual Art

Henry Moore New Projects and Commissions Grant

AWARD: $28,253
DEADLINE: December 9
REGION: International
FOCUS: Sculpture