$644,781 in Grants for Latin American Artists

The best grants for Latin American filmmakers, painters, game developers, dancers, designers, musicians, photographers, and artists of all kind

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What are the best grants for Latin American artists?

In this article I share a curated list of grants that are either explicitly for Latin American artists or that have a history of supporting Latin American artists. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does represent a sizable opportunity with over $600K in funding for Latin American artists working across all disciplines. This article is a living document, so please email me at grants@artizen.fund to suggest new grants to add.


Featured Grant

LATAM XR Grant

AWARD: up to $1,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Latin American Artists, All Screen-Based Projects Including Films, TV, Games, Apps, VR/AR Experiences, Photojournalism, and More


Rolling Applications

Alter-Ciné Foundation Grant

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

Catapult Film Fund

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

The Catalyst Fund

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

Awesome Foundation

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

Recurse Grants

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


Upcoming Deadlines

Austin Film Grant

AWARD: $15,000
DEADLINE: June 4
REGION: United States, Texas
FOCUS: Film & Video, Documentary, Feature Film, BIPOC

Resonancias Residency

AWARD: $1,345
DEADLINE: June 14
REGION: Chile, Germany, France
FOCUS: Media Art, Film & Video, Architecture, Literature, Visual Arts

Filmed by Bike: BIPOC Filmmaker Grant

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

Unesco International Fund for Cultural Diversity

AWARD: $100,000
DEADLINE: June 16
REGION: Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe
FOCUS: Cultural Sector, Organizations

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

Letras Boricuas Fellowship

AWARD: $25,000
DEADLINE: June 20
REGION: United States, Puerto Rico
FOCUS: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non Fiction

Loewe Foundation International Poetry Prize

AWARD: $40,382
DEADLINE: June 23
REGION: International
FOCUS: Poetry, Spanish Language

National Contest of Virtual Performance

AWARD: $264
DEADLINE: June 24
REGION: Argentina
FOCUS: Theater, Performing Arts

Latin American Illustration Award

AWARD: $1,055
DEADLINE: June 28
REGION: Latin America
FOCUS: Illustration, Design

Latino Public Broadcasting: Current Issues Fund

AWARD: $100,000
DEADLINE: June 28
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Documentary, Film & Video, Latino American Perspective

Convocatoria: Call for Theatrical Projects

AWARD: $3,430
DEADLINE: June 30
REGION: Argentina
FOCUS: Theater, 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

Berlinale World Cinema Fund

AWARD: $73,508
DEADLINE: July 5
REGION: International
FOCUS: Film & Video, Documentary, Feature Film

Hubert Bals Fund: Script and Project Development Support

AWARD: $12,250
DEADLINE: Aug 1
REGION: Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe
FOCUS: Film & Video, Documentary, Feature Film

Indigenous Literatures of America Award

AWARD: $15,102
DEADLINE: Aug 19
REGION: Americas
FOCUS: Literature, Indigenous Culture

visions sud est

AWARD: $55,863
DEADLINE: Aug 26
REGION: Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe
FOCUS: Film & Video, Documentary, Feature Film

SĂĽdKulturFonds

AWARD: $5,582
DEADLINE: Aug 30
REGION: Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe
FOCUS: Film & Video, Documentary, Feature Film

ITVS: Diversity Development Fund

AWARD: $25,000
DEADLINE: September 1
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Documentary, Film & Video

Frameline Completion Fund

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: December 25
REGION: United States, BIPOC
FOCUS: Documentary, Film & Video