$3,131,606 in Grants for Artists and Machines

The best grants for designers, researchers, machine learning practitioners, scientists, roboticists, engineers, and artists of all kinds

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What are the best grants for artists and machines?

In this article I share a curated list of the best grants for artists, researchers, and designers working with machines to make projects of all kinds. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does represent a sizable opportunity with over $3,131,606 in funding for different forms of research based art projects. Finally, this article is a living document, so please email me at grants@artizen.fund to suggest new grants to add.


Featured Grant

Miramar Creative Centre Grant

AWARD: Up to $5,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: New Zealand
FOCUS: Creative Technologists, Films, Games, Apps, VR/AR Experiences and more


Rolling Applications

The Sloan Distribution Grant

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

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism Grant

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Journalism, Technology, Data Privacy, AI

Pulitzer Data Journalism Grants

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Data Journalism, Machine Learning

The Catalyst Fund

AWARD: $15,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Art, Design, Technology, Actvisim, Environment, Entrepreneurship

StoryFutures: Development Funding

AWARD: £10,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United Kingdom
FOCUS: XR, Narrative Film, Animation

nDreams VR Developers Fund

AWARD: $2,000,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: XR, Games

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation New Media Grants

AWARD: $50,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: XR, 360, New Media, Video Art

NYC Media Lab’s Combine

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: New York City, United States
FOCUS: XR, AI, Immersive Theater, Entrepreneurship, Emerging Media

Epic Mega Grant

AWARD: $500,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: XR

Recurse Grants

AWARD: $7,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Technology, Programming

Trustworthy Infrastructures Postdoctoral Fellow

AWARD: $90,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Data, Society


Upcoming Deadlines

AMI Research Awards

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: June 28
REGION: International
FOCUS: Machine Learning, Art, Technology, AI

Think Arts Grant 2021

AWARD: $674
DEADLINE: June 30
REGION: India
FOCUS: Art, Theater, Student, Digital

Stars4Media Call

AWARD: $19,633
DEADLINE: July 1
REGION: European Union
FOCUS: Human Rights, Journalism, Immersive, AI

UNICEF Innovation Fund

AWARD: $100,000
DEADLINE: July 1
REGION: International
FOCUS: Social Impact, AI, Technology

The Ginkgo Creative Residency

AWARD: $15,000
DEADLINE: July 4
REGION: International
FOCUS: Synthetic Biology, Design, Technology

Research & Development Grants for Artists

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: July 8
REGION: United States, Arizona
FOCUS: All art discipines, Research, New Techniques

Snap Ghost Fellowship

AWARD: $150,000
DEADLINE: July 31
REGION: International
FOCUS: Augmented Reality, Immersive

Institute for Provocation Residency

AWARD: $8,542
DEADLINE: August 31
REGION: Finland
FOCUS: All art disciplines, Research

KÜNSTLERINNENPREIS • NRW 2022

AWARD: $11,883
DEADLINE: August 31
REGION: Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia
FOCUS: All art disciplines, Digital, Women

SAAI Factory Hackathon on Art and AI

AWARD: $25,000
DEADLINE: September 14
REGION: International
FOCUS: All art disciplines, Sound, Motion, Text, Movement