Emergency Relief for Artists + Makers Hit by Hurricane Harvey

If you sell your arts and crafts in an Etsy shop and your work and livelihood have been halted by Hurricane Harvey, then you may be able to get some support.

If you weren’t impacted by Hurricane Harvey maybe you can help–Etsy tweeted and also sent out email announcements that they are matching your donations:


Find out more at Cerf+ here.

Business Accelerator Grant for Visual Artists


Nicole McGarrell, the person who coordinates marketing partnerships for the fund, wrote–I am writing on behalf of The Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists to let you know about our unique Business Accelerator Grants for visual artists, and to ask you please to share this information with Artist Marketing Resources’s network. The fund provides professional working artists with direct financial assistance and support to help them become as skilled at managing their businesses as they are at creating their artwork (details below). Additionally, I’ve attached a flyer that has information about the grant.

The Clark Hulings Fund 2015 Business Accelerator Grant

The fund offers targeted financial assistance and business support to professional visual artists to help them boost their careers and succeed as managers of their art businesses. Applicants must detail exactly how the grant would help them undertake, improve, or expand a specific project. Examples of activities covered by the grant include mounting, casting, creating marketing materials, and transporting work to an exhibition. The fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work.

Timing: Applications accepted from September 1 through 30, 2015

Winners and finalists announced in November 2015

Amount:Two $5,000 grants (no fiscal sponsorship required)

Additional Benefits for Winners & Finalists:
  • Free 12-month subscription to ArtWorkArchive.com, a cloud-based inventory- and collection-tracking system that includes a public page for showcasing an artist’s work
  • The chance to interview an industry leader for our podcast, gaining knowledge and a networking connection
  • Exposure through the fund’s podcast, blog, and PR outreach efforts

Requirements: Applicants must be professional painters, artists working on paper, and/or sculptors who:

  • Employ traditional media (not including photography, film, or video)

  • Have had their work published and/or exhibited professionally

  • Are pursuing specific opportunities or projects for which financial support from CHF would make a substantive difference.

For submission guidelines and additional information, please visit www.clarkhulingsfund.org/guidelines

WUNDERKIND Sells Young Emerging Artists From Around the World Funds Artists Education

WUNDERKID is an artist collective featuring and selling art by young, innovative, and emerging artists from around the world. Proceeds of the artwork help fund the artist’s education.

Wunderkid is a new, social enterprise model that allows young emerging artists the opportunity to focus on their craft while simultaneously supporting their education. Wunderkid gives these artists the digital platform to feature and sell their extraordinary art, and with each sale, Wunderkid contributes directly to a tuition fund for that artist.

In the meantime, you can follow WUNDERKID on

Twitter here

Instagram here

Pinterest here

On Facebook, you can see some of the artists in their program, here.


If you are looking for more artist resources, Artist Marketing Resources has 2 web stores :

#1 https://selz.com/items/all

#2 http://artistmarketingresources.webs.com/apps/webstore/

The Present Prize / Support Artists by Hosting with TPG

Support Artists by Hosting your site with The Present Group/TPG.

The Present Group is continuing its mission of finding new ways to fund artists through Web Hosting.

Over a quarter of every hosting fee TPG receives goes toward new arts grants.

Here’s how it works:

  • You get a year of Web hosting for $84 ($7 a month).
  • $24 of your annual fee goes into The Present Prize artist grant fund.
  • You get to decide who the next grant recipient will be.

What you get:

  • 1 GB disk space, 50GB Transfer
  • <li>email @ yourdomain.com powered by Gmail</li>
  • free installation of WordPress or Indexhibit
  • the friendliest support
  • Linux, PHP5, MYSQL, Easy-to-use Control Panel

Find out more here.

Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund 2014—ENTER NOW!

The Emerging Photographer Fund grant is designed to support continuation of a photographer’s personal project. This body of work may be of either journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperatives. The primary intent is to support emerging photographers who will become the icons of tomorrow.

An esteemed jury will award a $10,000 grant.


Burn Magazine has also re-opened their Submissions section. This gives all photographic artists a chance once again to have your work viewed and in consideration for Burn online and Burn in print. Photographs in all categories may be submitted.

Want more opportunities for Photographers? Our 85 page list of Photographers Resources, including International Photography Representatives and Photographer Agents, Gallerists, Publishers, Magazines and More, is available here.

Grant Applications Now Open For Artists To Submit Proposals to the Secret Garden Party 2014

The Secret Garden Party announced its Art & Expression Theme for 2014 will be…“Goodbye Yellowbrick Road”
For super creatives , Grant Applications are now open for those who wish to submit their proposals to the Secret Garden Party 2014.

Whether it is producing an art installation, running an action camp, curating a parade, building an art boat or a tree house, devising a fire show, hosting a workshop, making an art car …they  want to hear from you and help your wildest dreams come true. The number one rule is that the party must facilitate participation. To ensure that this principle is upheld, Secret Garden Party gives over half of all programming money back, in the form of arts and expression grants.

For more information on participation or for an application form please visit: secretgardenparty.com/2014/

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: http://www.lepsien-art-foundation.com/

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 (http://www.the-art-house.eu/) 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.

Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing

Open to: Candidates in the early stages of their careers and who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking
Grant: First grants are in the amount of CAD$15,000 each, and second and third grants are in the amount of CAD$18,000 each

Awards are limited to candidates in the early stages of their careers and who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. The terms of the Foundation’s Charter preclude consideration of non-objective art.


To be eligible for a grant, candidates must:

  • have already started or completed training in an established school of art; and/or
  • demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career.


First grants are in the amount of CAD$15,000 each, and second and third grants are in the amount of CAD$18,000 each. The foundation reserves the right to award grants in other amounts.


You can apply by filling the application form, along with reproductions of six recent works (one image per work) – on CD only – preferably completed within the past two years, but definitely no longer than three years ago. Sculptors may send two images of six different works for a maximum of twelve images.

Important Information

  • The Foundation will not accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, craft-makers or any artist whose work falls primarily into these categories.
  • Grants are made directly to the beneficiaries – not through other organizations.
  • The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year.

Contact Information

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
Email: greenshields@bellnet.ca

1814 Sherbrooke Street West
Suite no. 1
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E4
Quebec H3H 1E4

Full details on The Official Website
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.com/2012/01/10/elizabeth-greenshields-foundation-grants-for-artists/#ixzz2JsE3eLah

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.com/2012/01/10/elizabeth-greenshields-foundation-grants-for-artists/#ixzz2JsDcpNxP

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 www.harpofoundation.org.

Artists Wanted Becomes See.Me

At some point in the past few years, you may have participated in one of the many Artists Wanted projects to promote emerging artists and photographers and award the selected winners a prize. Artists Wanted has now made a major change in name becoming See.Me. Their new name includes a major site upgrade. I just added new work to my former Artists Wanted account, which in now my See.Me profile. It was super fast and easy and I really appreciate this new time-saving site.To celebrate the launch of See.Me, the site is offering over $125,000 in grants and prizes, including their second annual Takeover of Times Square.It’s free to participate. Just start by talking about what you’re most passionate about in the *Your Passions* section. If you upgrade to a pro account you are eligible for more prizes.Every day, See.Me will feature members on their new website to thousands of daily visitors.William Etundi Jr. is the Founder of www.See.Me.

He tells More About “See | Me” : What started as a side project between a few Brooklyn artists has grown into a global phenomenon. Our goal is simple: to support creative people (like you!)

We do this by providing an online space for creatives to show and share their work, by awarding over $1.2 million in awards and grants (with much more to come) and early next year we are opening up our grant making platform so anyone can give and accept grants for the creative work you do.

So far 526,177 people have joined. We’d love for you to be part of the community.www.see.me

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 abstract-art.com (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 www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/  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 www.warholfoundation.org/

the Krasner-Pollock Foundation makes grants to individual artists www.pkf.org/

Joan Mitchell Foundation makes grants to individual artists joanmitchellfoundation.org/

Willem de Kooning Foundation www.dekooning.org/

the Keith Haring Foundation www.haring.com/kh_foundation/

Robert Motherwell’s Dedalus Foundation, provides Master of Fine Arts Fellowships http://dedalusfoundation.org/index.php/site/motherwell/

Jerome Hill’s Jerome Foundation–grants to emerging artists http://www.jeromefdn.org/

the Morris Graves Foundation, conducts residency programs http://www.woodsidebrasethgallery.com/artists/morris-graves-foundation/

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.

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.