$7,109,971 in Grants for Tech + Art

The best grants for startups, researchers, non-profits, educational institutions, companies, designers, creative industries, and innovators working in the arts.

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What are the best grants for technology?

In this article we share a curated list of the the best grants for startups, researchers, non profits, educational institutions, companies, designers, creative industries, and innovators of all kinds. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does represent a sizable opportunity with over $7,109,971 in funding. Please email me at grants@artizen.fund to suggest new grants to add or corrections.


Featured Grants

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

The Sloan Distribution Grant

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

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

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

Innovate UK | Young Innovators Awards

AWARD: £5,000
DEADLINE: July 28
REGION: United Kingdom
FOCUS: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Youth

Snap Ghost Fellowship

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

Innovate UK | Smart Grants

AWARD: £2,000,000
DEADLINE: August 25
REGION: United Kingdom
FOCUS: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Research

Institute for Provocation Residency

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

Grant Programme Immerse\Interact

AWARD: €1,000,000
DEADLINE: August 31
REGION: EU, Switzerland, EEA
FOCUS: XR, 360

SAAI Factory Hackathon on Art and AI

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

Innovate UK | Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP)

AWARD: $104,105
DEADLINE: September 29
REGION: United Kingdom
FOCUS: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Business, Not-For-Profit

Creative Industries Fund NL Digital Culture Grant

AWARD: $8,892
DEADLINE: October 7
REGION: Netherlands
FOCUS: Digital Culture, Creative Industries

Hamburg Prototype Funding

AWARD: $95,545
DEADLINE: October 18
REGION: Germany, Hamburg
FOCUS: Games, Indie

Canada Media Fund
Accelerator Partnership Program (Experimental Stream)

AWARD: $30,000
DEADLINE: Feb 22, 2022
REGION: Canada
FOCUS: XR, New Media, Experimental Media