$441,304 in Grants for Environmental Art

The best grants for filmmakers, painters, game developers, dancers, designers, musicians, photographers, and artists creating art for Earth

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What are the best grants for environmental art projects?

In this article I share a curated list of the best grants for environmental art projects. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does represent a sizable opportunity with over $400,000 in funding for all disciplines of art for Earth. Finally, this article is a living document, so please email me at grants@artizen.fund to suggest new grants to add.


Featured Grant

Wild XR Grant

AWARD: $10,000 goal
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Wildlife, Natural History, Conservation, Immersive, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality


Rolling Applications

iF Social Impact Prize

AWARD: €100,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Graphic Design, Digital Design, Entrepreneurship, Community Art

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

The Catalyst Fund

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


Upcoming Deadlines

Art on the River Call for Proposals

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

Connect Residency

AWARD: $16,646
DEADLINE: May 24
REGION: United States, Mississippi
FOCUS: Sculpture, Environment, River, Public Art

The Farm Margaret River Residency

AWARD: $3,882
DEADLINE: May 28
REGION: Australia
FOCUS: All art disciplines, Agriculture, Environment

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, Environment, Documentary, Activism

Editorial Photography Grants: Community Resilience

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: June 1
REGION: International
FOCUS: Photography, Environment, Documentary, Public Health

Unity for Humanity

AWARD: $25,000
DEADLINE: June 1
REGION: International
FOCUS: BIPOC, Social Justice, Environment, Interactive, Video Games, VR/AR

National Endowment for the Humanities: Digital Projects for the Public

AWARD: $30,000
DEADLINE: June 9
REGION: United States
FOCUS: BIPOC, Social Justice, Community Art, Digital

EARTH WATER SKY Residency

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

UNICEF Innovation Fund

AWARD: $100,000
DEADLINE: July 1
REGION: Middle East, Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Pacific, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Europe, Central Asia, Latin America, Caribbean
FOCUS: XR

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, Dance, Music