$323,667 in Grants for Performing Artists

The best grants for musicians, performing artists, theater producers, dancers, and artists of all kind

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What are the best grants for Performing Artists?

In this article we share a curated list of the best grants for music, dance, theater, opera, and stage projects created by performing artists. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does represent a sizable opportunity with over $300,000 in funding. Finally, please email me at grants@artizen.fund to suggest new grants to add or corrections.


Featured Grant

Transformations Grant

AWARD: up to $3,000
DEADLINE: Quarterly, next deadline is July 30, 2021
REGION: International
FOCUS: future of the performing arts, technology, immersive Zoom productions, Audio-First, VR/AR/XR, games, production with a targeted need, such as prototype development, asset creation, or cast salaries


Rolling Applications

Awesome Foundation

AWARD: $1,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: All artistic discplines, Dance, Art, Music, Film

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Dance, Art

FCA Emergency Grants

AWARD: $2,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Dance, Art

COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States, Washington
FOCUS: Dance, Art

Charlottesville Emergency Relief Fund for Artists

AWARD: $300
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States, Virginia, Charlottesville
FOCUS: Dance, Art

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes Emergency Arts Relief Grant

AWARD: $250
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States, New York, Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties
FOCUS: Dance, Art

Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) Artists Emergency Relief Fund

AWARD: $500
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States, Texas, Austin
FOCUS: Dance, Art

Jazz Road Tours

AWARD: $15,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Music, Jazz

Presenter Travel Fund

AWARD: $700
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States, New England, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
FOCUS: Performing Arts

National Dance Project Travel Fund

AWARD: $1,500
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Dance


Upcoming Deadlines

Native Launchpad

AWARD: $40,000
DEADLINE: May 4
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Indigenous

Public Art for Spatial Justice

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: May 24
REGION: United States, New England, Massachusetts
FOCUS: All artistic disciplines, Public Art, BIPOC, Community Art

2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

AWARD: $50,000
DEADLINE: June 11
REGION: International, United States
FOCUS: Choreography, Dance

Women Make Music Grant

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

NEA Grants for Arts Projects

AWARD: $100,000
DEADLINE: June 16
REGION: United States
FOCUS: All Artistic Discplines, BIPOC

Artist Relief

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: June 23
REGION: United States
FOCUS: All artistic disciplines

Jazz Road Creative Residencies

AWARD: $40,000
DEADLINE: July 1
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Music, Jazz

New England States Touring

AWARD: $15,000
DEADLINE: Aug 2
REGION: United States, New England, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
FOCUS: Performing Arts

Dance Individual Project Funding

AWARD: $15,000
DEADLINE: Sept 1
REGION: Canada, Alberta
FOCUS: Choreography, Dance

New England Dance Fund

AWARD: $1000
DEADLINE: Sept 20
REGION: United States, New England, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
FOCUS: Dance

Grants for Arts Programs

AWARD: $3,000
DEADLINE: October 1
REGION: United States, New York
FOCUS: All artistic disciplines

Public Art Learning Fund

AWARD: $2,000
DEADLINE: Dec 13
REGION: United States, New England, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
FOCUS: All artistic disciplines

New Work New England

AWARD: $15,000
DEADLINE: Dec 15
REGION: United States, New England, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
FOCUS: Dance, Film, Interdisciplinary Work, Media, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Poetry, Storytelling, Theater.