$264,109 in Grants for Women, Trans, and Non Binary Artists

The best grants for Women, Trans, and Non Binary filmmakers, painters, game developers, dancers, designers, musicians, photographers, and artists of all kind

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What are the best grants for Women, Trans, and Non Binary artists?

In this article we share a curated list of the best grants for projects created by Women, Trans, and Non Binary artists. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does represent a sizable opportunity with over $264,109 in funding. Finally, please email me at grants@artizen.fund to suggest new grants to add or corrections.


Featured Grant

Femme Futures Grant

AWARD: $2,500 - $5,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Women Artists, All Screen-Based Projects Including Films, TV, Games, Apps, VR/AR Experiences, Photojournalism, and More


Rolling Applications

Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Diverse ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and abilities that are historically underrepresented in film composition

BridgeSong Fund: Emergency Relief for Western MA Women, Nonbinary, and Genderqueer Artists of Color

AWARD: $500
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States, Western Massachusetts
FOCUS: Women, Transgender, Non Binary, Genderqueer, Art


January

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

AWARD: $1,500
DEADLINE: January 22
REGION: United States, Canada
FOCUS: Women, Transgender, Non Binary, Feminist Art


February

Sustainable Arts Foundation

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: February 26
REGION: International
FOCUS: Artists with Children

JSP Artist Residency

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: February 28
REGION: Unity States, Kentucky
FOCUS: Women, Transgender, Non Binary, Feminist Art, Environment


March

Leeway Foundation: Art and Change Grant

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

No Man's Land: Black Filmmaker Grant

AWARD: $2,500
DEADLINE: March 5
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Black Artists, Women, Film & Video

Kentucky Foundation for Women: Arts Meets Activism

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: March 5
REGION: United States, Kentucky
FOCUS: Women Artists, Transgender, Non Binary, Social Justice, Art


April

Converging Liberations Residency

AWARD: $1,000
DEADLINE: April 12
REGION: United States, Massachusetts
FOCUS: All artistic disciplines, Activism, BIPOC, LGBTQ, Trans, Non Binary


May

Leeway Transformation Award

AWARD: $15,000
DEADLINE: May 15
REGION: United States, Philadelpha
FOCUS: All artistic disciplines, Activism, Social Justice, Womens’ Issues, LGBTQ


June

Women Make Music Grant

AWARD: £6,000
DEADLINE: June 16
REGION: United Kingdom
FOCUS: Women, Transgender, Non Binary, Music

Austin Film Grant

AWARD: $15,000
DEADLINE: June 4
REGION: United States, Texas
FOCUS: Women, Transgender, Non Binary, Film

Artist Relief

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: June 23
REGION: United States
FOCUS: All, Women, Transgender, Non Binary

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

AWARD: $1,250
DEADLINE: June 30
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Black Artists, Women, Transgender, Visual Art

Women In Film Finishing Fund

AWARD: $100,000
DEADLINE: June 30
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Women, Non Binary, Film


July

Sundance Institute | Stars Collective Granting Fund

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: July 16
REGION: International
FOCUS: Animation, AR/VR, BIPOC, Documentary, Feature Film, Indigenous People, Short Film, Women


August

Leeway Foundation: Art and Change Grant

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

Carolyn's First Decade Fund

AWARD: $500
DEADLINE: August 1
REGION: International
FOCUS: Women, Film, Producers


September

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

AWARD: $50,000
DEADLINE: September 1
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Women Artists, Transgender, Non Binary, Social Justice, Art, Contemporary Art, Visual Art, Curatorial, BIPOC

PAAL National Childcare Grant

AWARD: $500
DEADLINE: September 9
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Artists with children

Kentucky Foundation for Women, Inc: Art Meets Activism

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: September 3
REGION: United States, Kentucky
FOCUS: Women Artists, Transgender, Non Binary, Social Justice, Art


October

Grants for Arts Programs

AWARD: $3,000
DEADLINE: October 1
REGION: United States, New York
FOCUS: All artistic disciplines, Community, Womens’ Issues, BIPOC


December

Frameline Completion Fund

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: December 25
REGION: International
FOCUS: Documentary, Social Justice, LGBTQ, Womens’ Issues, Feminism, Film