In line with Locust Projects' mission to empower Miami artists of all disciplines to build and sustain a creative practice through access to probono legal services, incubator grants, and professional development opportunities, we are regularly updating this list of resources to help artists find other opportunities, grants, and open calls outside of our organization.
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GRANTS, OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS WITH UPCOMING DEADLINES
MOCA: South Florida artists, the deadline is approaching to submit your proposal for the 2023 Art on the Plaza series. Send yours in today. Apply here.
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant: intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Apply here.
Alternative Art School: TAAS stands firmly on a commitment to the production of dreams, alternatives, social relationships, and inner-dialogues produced in tandem with an active caring for each other and our planet. They offer a structured and intimate global extension of your local embodied art practice. With a growing roster of extraordinarily talented artists, curators, dreamers, and do-ers, they allow access and connection across a disparate array of experiences and disciplines. Learn more here.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants: The Pollock Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. Apply here.
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants: provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical or dental emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists, and choreographers living anywhere in the US. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply here.
Awesome Foundation Grant – A micro-granting organization, funding “awesome” ideas, The Awesome Foundation set up local chapters around the world to provide rolling grants of $1000 to “awesome projects.” Each chapter defines what is “awesome” for their local community, but most include arts initiative and public or social practice art projects.
Clark Hulings Fund Business Accelerator Program - Established in memory of acclaimed painter Clark Hulings, The Clark Hulings Fund offers strategic business training and support to professional artists. Through this unique program, The Clark Hulings Fund helps artists better manage their business and tackle specific business obstacles, so that they can get a leg up on making a living through their artwork. The program gives access to business tools, PR outreach, networking events, and many other opportunities as well as mentoring and financial support.
Fulbright Fellowship for the Creative and Performing Arts - Fulbright Program has been sending students, academics and professionals across the world to conduct research, study, teach and act as ambassadors to the US since 1945. A rigorous process of securing recommendations, outlining a proposal and finding a host sponsor, it’s best to get started on this application early. But with approximately 8,000 grants annually awarded, it’s worth the time to see if you can be one of the artists who embark on an international adventure while doing some good.
Global Art Grants – It is offered by Burning Man, but the Global Art Grant requires that the art NOT be present during the annual festival. The primary criteria is that the art produced is that which can be touched, heard, or experienced and is highly interactive and encourages community involvement. The average grant falls between $3,000- $6,000.
Center Project Development Grant - This grant supports fine art or documentary projects in-progress that have not yet been widely distributed or published. This grant includes a $5,000 cash award as well as feedback and various professional development opportunities.
NATIONAL RESOURCES & EMERGENCY GRANTS
You can also find extensive listings on emergency grants, financial support and resources for artists, curators and other cultural producers, including specific funds for COVID-19 related economic hardship, and further resources listed here:
Artist Health Insurance Resource Center
Financial Help for Freelancers and Independent Contractors
National Endowment for the Arts
FRACTURED ATLAS - helps individual artists and arts organizations at every level of the cultural ecosystem, in every creative medium, through several programs: Fiscal Sponsorship, and SpaceFinder for example. Fractured Atlas also provides educational resources and personalized support.
PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund
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