Funding and Grant Writing


Art Deadline is a source for income and exhibition opportunities.

Art List offers extensive listings of art contests, art competitions, art opportunities and juried art shows available.

The Foundation Center’s Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is a fee service costing $19.95 for a one-month subscription. Some library systems subscribe to this Foundation Center service – you can use it with a valid library card free of charge.

Fundsnet Services provides links to art foundations and funders.

The National Endowment for the Arts is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 55 states and territories, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

NYFA Source allows artists to search by keyword, discipline, geographic area, type of award, etc. Visual, performing, and literary art forms are supported as well as management and technical fields.

Poets & Writers Magazine offers a listing of the competitions for grants and contest awards whose deadlines are approaching. This feature lists only competitions that will benefit a writer’s career and only those (with a few exceptions for prizes of stature) that offer $1,000 or more

United States Artists is an organization dedicated to the support of America’s finest living artists. The site provides info on private funding and other artist issues.

Check out your State Arts Agency for more information on their funding opportunities.

Grant Writing

Artists Network has a great outline with tips on grant writing.

The Foundation Center offers a free, online proposal writing short course.

Non-Profit Guides offers an extensive online grant writing resource.