Artist Collective Art Project Funding Grants for Artists, Writers, Performers, Musicians in Los Angeles

The Artist Collective project is truly thinking outside the box with their Artists Collective  Los Angeles County  Medical Marijuana Delivery Service. Based in West Hollywood, the  Delivers Pot To Fund A Community Arts Organization.

Artists Collective is a different kind of medical marijuana service. They’re an art project in and of itself. They aspire to create a medical marijuana non-profit where a considerable percentage of their proceeds go toward funding grants for artists, writers, performers, and musicians.

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The Clark Hulings Fund For Burgeoning Visual Artists: Deadline Sept 30th

The Clark Hulings Fund for Burgeoning Visual Artists helps early-stage professionals seize opportunities to drive their careers forward by providing targeted support at pivotal moments. The Fund strives to improve the prospects of up-and-coming individuals and enable many more people to encounter and be enriched by their work.

The Fund considers proposals from professional artists who have secured tangible prospects for advancing their careers but lack sufficient financial resources to capitalize on those opportunities. Examples include but are not limited to: the completion of work due to a gallery, museum, or private collection, the transportation of work or of the artist to an exhibition of that artist’s material, the management of logistical or technical requirements to realize a project, etc.

Who Should Apply?
Professional painters, sculptors and artists working on paper who: Employ traditional media, not including photography, film or video. Have had their work published and/or exhibited professionally. Have been hired or commissioned to create new work. Have received opportunities to exhibit their work.

Submission Requirements:
Fiscal Sponsor: The Fund cannot make awards to individuals.
Artist Statement
Request for Support, including a detailed proposal and images, if available
Examples of previous work
Supporting materials, if relevant (letter of intent from a gallery, commission statement, referrals, references, etc.).

Review Process
A group of five panelists will review the proposals of qualified applicants and advise on specific grants to be made during each cycle. One of the five will be a director of the Fund, either Mary or Elizabeth Hulings. The other four will be members of the visual art community (i.e., artists, critics, curators, gallerists, publishers, scholars, private collectors, etc.). The goal is to have as broad a representation as possible.

Award Amounts and Cycle
The Fund aims to distribute its first award in November 2013. Beginning in 2014, two awards will be given per year, one in each category (1-painting, drawing and works on paper, and 2-sculpture). Grants will be given of up to $5,000, depending on the need stipulated in the request. Individuals who receive an award will not be eligible to apply again for five years.

Application submission window- September 1-30, 2013

Deadline: Monday September 30th, 2013

Annual 5 International Artist Grants: Application Deadline June 15th

International Grant Program 2013/14, Lepsien Art Foundation, Düsseldorf

The Lepsien Art Foundation

Annually, the Lepsien Art Foundation accepts applications for their International Grant Program, as this grant schedule 2013/14, for ‘Emerging Talents’ in Fine Art. A total five grants will be awarded to international artists in the disciplines of Painting, Sculpture and Photography.

Artists can apply annually,  beginning 1st of April. This year 2013, the deadline for applications is  the 15th of June. Usually more time is allowed for applicants to submit, but  due to high number of applications last year, the application period has been reduced.  For the first time, the foundation has a dedicated online application tool for all artists applying for the program on their website:

Basic criteria for the application:
The candidates must already have a degree from a recognized national or international art college/university and must have already gained some first public recognition (e.g. exhibitions, publications, etc.).  Applicants should not be older than 39 years at the time of applying for the grant program.

An integral part of the grant program is the provision of studio spaces in the Art House Düsseldorf, Germany ( where the five awarded artists will work together for the period of the program. Furthermore the program includes the production and publication of limited art editions (Edition Lepsien Art Foundation) jointly with all grant holders. At the end of the grant program a joint exhibition of all artists will take place and an annual catalogue will be published with the Kerber Group in connection with the final exhibition.

Harpo Foundation Now Funding Individual Artist Grants

HARPO FOUNDATION is NOW FUNDING INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS DIRECTLY–they are pleased to announce an important change in the Foundation’s grant program. In 2013, starting with the April 5 deadline, the foundation will accept proposals from individual artists as well as from non-profit organizations. Previously, artists were unable to apply for direct support. This restriction has been lifted and artists may now apply on their own behalf using the same application procedures as non-profit organizations.DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A LETTER OF INQUIRY IS APRIL 5

Harpo Foundation receives many more applications than it is able to fund. Therefore, as a way to guide applicants through an open process, the foundation uses a 2-step application process to review proposals submitted by artists, non-profit institutions and fiscal sponsors.

2013 Letter of Inquiry for Individual Artists
2013 Letter of Inquiry for Organizations and Fiscal Sponsors

For more information about the foundation’s guidelines and process, please visit

Artist Created Foundations That Fund Artists

Jay DeFeo, with an unfinished The Rose, c. ear...

Jay DeFeo, with an unfinished The Rose, c. early 1960s. The Rose (1958–66) by Jay DeFeo, Whitney Museum of American Art The Rose (1958–66) by Jay DeFeo, Donald Goddard (2004) at (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Artist-Endowed Foundations, many of which give grants to visual artists or operate gallery exhibition programs and other services for artists, include:

the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation which founded and gives on-going support of Change, Inc., which issues emergency grants to artists in need  The Rauschenberg Foundation also has a Pinterest board where you can add images of your art inspired by Robert Rauschenberg–here is the link.

the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

the Krasner-Pollock Foundation makes grants to individual artists

Joan Mitchell Foundation makes grants to individual artists

Willem de Kooning Foundation

the Keith Haring Foundation

Robert Motherwell’s Dedalus Foundation, provides Master of Fine Arts Fellowships

Jerome Hill’s Jerome Foundation–grants to emerging artists

the Morris Graves Foundation, conducts residency programs

Other Artist foundations to research: the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation, Hans Hofmann Foundation, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation,The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, George and Helen Segal Foundation, Aaron Siskind Foundation, Walter Lantz Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Herb Block Foundation, Charles E. Birchfield Foundation, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Richard Avedon Foundation, Calder Foundation, Jay DeFeo Trust, Lachaise Foundation, Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Mandelman-Ribak Foundation, Inge Morath Foundation, Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Fredrick and Frances Sommer Foundation, Stillman-Lack Foundation, Camargo Foundation, Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.

The Aspen Institute offers a 2 volume report of artist endowed foundations–here.

New Calls for Artists w/July-August Deadlines

“Art in the Box

Installation art at the Fairgrounds

The Fairgrounds at the National Stadium, Washington DC area, USA, has an opportunity for 10 artists to participate in a Art Installation with 10 Containers at the complex.

Selected artists will have full access to create an interactive art installation patrons will visit interact with.  Along with the installations, artists can showcase and sell their

work in the market place area.

No specific theme, innovative, original, and site-specific installations welcome. Artists and curators are invited to submit proposed work, in 2D and 3D media, including

but not limited to drawing, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and sculpture.

Plan your installation to take advantage of the window’s unique space: which includes large street facing glass panels to the street, side door and open doors to the back.

There will be a 3 month series of art events around which the installation art will be the focus.  Opening reception is tentatively the end of July and closing reception is October 5th.


Interested artists please submit:

Detailed Description of Proposed Project.

A detailed Artist Statement

Visual documentation: 20 images maximum. Please include only recent work that is relevant to the proposed exhibition.

Image files should be in JPEG format

Please submit your complete application to

The Franz and Virgina Bader Fund gives grants to visual artists so they can concentrate on their art. Artists 40 years old and older
are invited to apply. Read restrictions and full details here:

The Sketchbook Show is open to all artists.

  The Sketchbook Show Exhibition dates:Friday 24 August – Friday 28 September 2012This exhibition will document daily practice and all the little things artistsrecord that start them off on creative paths.

Submission information

Submissions are open to any style of sketchbook that you consider as part of your

everyday art-making experience.

The exhibition can accommodate myriad book styles— those that need to be

under plexi-glass for delicate display,

those that students and visitors can actively participate in, those that people

can peruse freely.

Interested in participating?

email allyson at

with 2-3 scans or photographs of select sketchbook pages.


Deadline: Wed Aug 22nd, 2012

Branson, New House Gallery

39 Fernhill Ave

Ross, California 94957

United States of America

Sketchbook Delivery Options:

Books can be dropped off on Monday 20 August at the Douglas Fine Arts Complex.

f you choose to mail your book, they must be postmarked by Wednesday 22

August 2012. Please mail them to:


attn: Allyson Seal, sketchbook

39 Fernhill ave

ross, ca 94957

You may also chose to drop your book off with Allyson Seal in San Francisco

(17th street & Potrero in the Mission) on Friday 17 August from 1pm-8pm.

Open Grant Application For Chicago Artists

Artadia Grant Applications
for Chicago Artists Now OpenDear Artists,Artadia Chicago Grant Application Process is now open.

Not only does Artadia give grants for $15,000 and $3000 dollars, but winners get a lot of attention and

Artadia follows up indefinitely with assistance and publicity for their Grant Recipients.

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Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is accepting applications for the Artadia Awards 2012 Chicago from all visual artists living and working in Cook County, IL. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply.Awardees will be selected in the fall of 2012 through Artadia’s two-tiered jury process. This is Artadia’s sixth awards cycle in Chicago.Application deadline: August 20, 2012 at 11:59pm (CST).
Artadia is pleased to partner with EXPO CHICAGO for this awards cycle: Simultaneous to the second round, works by the Finalists will be on view at the Artadia booth at EXPO CHICAGO September 19–23, 2012 including a press conference announcing the Artadia Awardees 2012 Chicago.

For eligibility requirements and to access the Web-based application, please visit
Since its founding, Artadia has awarded over $2 million to more than 225 artists in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2009, Artadia launched a New York residency program for Artadia Awardees at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn. Most recently, Artadia inaugurated a national publications and Exhibitions Exchange program offering Awardees crucial exposure on a national level.

Apply: 12 Individual Small Business Grants From Chase and Living Social

Chase and LivingSocial want to help by awarding up to 12 individual grants of $250,000 to 12 small businesses.

Submit your Mission: Small Business℠ application today! Program ends June 30, 2012.

Art Every Day 30 Day Challenge for Individuals and Orgs to Win $500 Art Grant

This Side of Paradise -- Wednesday April 4, 6-8pm

This Side of Paradise -- Wednesday April 4, 6-8pm (Photo credit:

Do you have an idea for an exhibition in your neighborhood? Art Every Day’s ongoing 30 Day art challenge  to bring art into your community offered a $500 grant to individuals or organizations with an innovative plan. The votes tallied and winner selected for March, but check back to submit an application for their next grant challenge. Your plan receives exposure on their site, votes from readers, and the winner receives $500. to carry out their plan.

On a larger scale, the New York CIty nonprofit No Long Empty has a three-year old project  to “draw together the vitality of the contemporary art world and the values of building community” to create a lasting impact on the way people think about their neighborhoods. Beginning April 4, a No Longer Empty exhibition called This Side of Paradise will open in enormous  Andrew Freedman House, which now sits largely abandoned, but was created in the 1920′s as a retirement home for broke aristocrats to live out their last days in luxury. Currently, 30 artists are having their way with the building’s numerous rooms, many of which haven’t been touched in years.