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Other Arts Grant and Award Programs: Statewide and National

 

For Individuals

 

Alliance of Artists Communities

A national and international association of artists' communities and residencies -- a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.

 

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Gives direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety and insurance.

 

Creative Capital Foundation

Supports artists pursuing innovative approaches to form and content in the arts.

 

Creative Writing Fellowships

The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

 

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The mission of the Arts Program is to support artists with the creation and public performance of their work.

 

First Peoples Fund

Founded in 1995, First Peoples Fund's mission is to honor and support the creative community-centered First Peoples artists.

 

Fund for Women Artists

Offers financial and other resources to women in theatre, film and video.

 

Getty Education Institution for the Arts

Provides grants for arts education.

 

Gottlieb Foundation

Offers grants to individual visual artists through two programs: an annual Individual Support Grant and a separate program to assist visual artists in cases of catastrophic events through an Emergency Grant program.

 

Harpo Foundation

The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art.

 

Humanities Montana

Provides grants, public conferences, lectures, workshops, exhibits, a statewide speaker's bureau, reading and discussion groups, makes available an extensive media collection and a variety of publications.

 

Jazz Masters Fellowship

The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists.

 

Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at Evergreen

The primary public service work of the Longhouse at Evergreen State Collage is to promote indigenouse arts and culture.

 

MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition.

 

MAP Fund (Multi-Arts Production Fund)

The MAP Fund is founded on the principle that exploration drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. MAP supports live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry.

 

MetLife Foundation

MetLife was founded on a simple, powerful insight: Everyone needs access to the right financial tools to pursue more from life.

 

Musicians Foundation, Inc.

Provides financial assistance to musicians who need help in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

Supports learning in history, literature and philosophy. They provide grants in research, education, museum exhibitions, documentaries and preservation.

 

National YoungArts Foundation

Identifies and supports the next generation of artists and contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of talented young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts.

 

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

Provides support for Native artists residing in any of the 50 United States to travel to different regions of the country so that they may exchange artistic knowledge and skills.

 

Native Arts at NEFA

Fueled by commitment to increase the visibility, self-determiniation and sustainability of Native aritsts and art forms, NEFA supports Native artists and organizations through grants, technical assistance and network development.

 

New Music USA

New Music USA is committed to the vitality of the new music community.

 

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers.

 

Puffin Foundation

Provides grants to artists who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy, in the fields of fine arts, film and video, music, photography, theater and public interest.

 

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund

The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes.

 

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts


 

For Organizations

 

ArtPlace America

The National Creative Placemaking Fund invests in planning and development projects where arts and culture play a central role. ArtPlace actively seeks to build a portfolio of funded projects that is a microcosm of the varied creative placemaking strategies used across the United States through this program.

 

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation offers grants and sponsorships to arts organizations, and also three innovative programs, Art Conservation Project, Art in Our Communities and Museums on Us.

 

Best Buy Foundation

The Best Buy Foundation strengthens communities through national and local grant programs with the goal of giving teens access to opportunities through technology that helps them excel in school and develop 21st century skills for their future careers.

 

Charlotte Martin Foundation

Is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth in the areas of athletics, culture, and education and also to preserving and protecting wildlife and habitat.

 

Community Vitality Grants

The Triangle Communications Community Vitality Grant Program offers monetary support to organizations or groups that are positively impacting their communities within the Triangle service area.

 

Costco Wholesale Corporate Contributions Program

This program supports nonprofit organizations in company-operating communities. Grants and product donations are provided to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that address children's issues, education, and health and human services.

 

Ford Motor Company Fund

Since they began our operations in 1949, they have invested nearly $1.5 billion in civic organizations around the world to help drive a brighter future.

 

Fundsnet Online Services

Is dedicated to providing nonprofit organizations, colleges, and universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet. Includes an extensive list of arts funders.

 

Getty Education Institution for the Arts

Provides grants for arts education.

 

Gilhousen Family Foundation

Giving to support spiritual life, education, community-based projects, and cultural programs in and around Bozeman, Montana. On the broader level, funding for projects that allow people to more actively participate in society through access to spiritual development, education, and health care.

 

Grants.gov

Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies/

 

Humanities Montana

Provides grants, public conferences, lectures, workshops, exhibits, a statewide speaker's bureau, reading/discussion groups, and makes available an extensive media collection, and a variety of publications.

 

Knight Foundation

Supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.

 

Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation seeks to build strong, healthy cities by promoting the integration of arts and culture in community revitalization.

 

Lannan Foundation

Dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities, the Foundation offers support to long-term special projects in the areas of contemporary visual art, literature, indigenous communities, and issues of cultural freedom.

 

Lois Lenski Covey Foundation

The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation is dedicated to fostering a love of reading among underserved children and youth. The Foundation provides grants for the purchase of books published for young people preschool through grade 8.

 

MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.

 

Metcalf Foundation

Awards grants in the areas of the arts, historical research and preservation, and education, to individuals and groups who are working to enhance Montana's diverse communities.

 

Montana Community Foundation

A resource to many non-profit Montana art organizations.

 

Montana History Foundation

An independent, non-profit corporation that provides development and advisory leadership for organizations dedicated to the preservation of Montana’s history and culture.

 

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

These annual awards focus national attention on outstanding programs across the country that are promote the creativity of America's young people, providing them learning opportunities and the chance to contribute to their communities.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

Supports learning in history, literature, philosophy. Provides grants in research, education, museum exhibitions, documentaries, and preservation.

 

National Institute on Out-of-School Time

A model program that works to create systemic community-based change to improve the quality and availability of programming for children and youth in Boston, Chicago, and Seattle during non-school hours.

 

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

The Foundation will not only support Native arts and cultures but will also stimulate tribal and Native philanthropic investment in the field by distributing direct grants to artists and organizations and leveraging resources through a broad range of philanthropic partnerships.

 

New Music USA

New Music USA is committed to the vitality of the new music community.

 

Newman’s Own Foundation

Supports people doing great things.

 

PPL Montana Community Fund

A philanthropic community fund awarding grants to Montana organizations in the areas of education, environment and economic development.

 

Preserve America

Communities interested in qualifying as Preserve America communities and becoming eligible for the grants can get information here.

 

Puffin Foundation

Provides grants to artists who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy, in the fields of fine arts, film and video, music, photography, theater and public interest.

 

Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development

Supports Native communities whose goals and objectives closely match the program areas of Arts and Cultural Expression, Environmental Health and Justice, Human Rights, Intergenerational Leadership, Sacred Earth, Sustainable Communities, and Women’s Leadership.

 

Sparkplug

A family foundation that funds start-up organizations in music, education and community organizing.

 

Starbucks Foundation

The Starbucks Foundation was created as part of their commitment to strengthen communities.

 

Surdna Foundation Thriving Cultures

Supports efforts that encourage teens to explore the arts, involve artists in community development projects and foster the growth and success of local artists as economic engines and agents for social change.

 

Target Field Trip Grants

Some of the best learning opportunities happen outside the classroom. We're bringing students once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences through field trips they'll never forget.

 

Tourism Cares

A nonprofit charity supported by the tourist industry, administers the Worldwide Grant Program to support worthy tourism-related nonprofit organizations working to preserve, conserve, and restore the world's natural, cultural, and historic treasures.

 

Town Pump

The Town Pump Charitable Foundation was established in 1999 with the mission of providing financial support to Montana charitable or governmental organizations with a priority of supporting/meeting basic needs and education for Montana citizens.

 

US Bancorp Foundation

U.S. Bank contributes to the strength and health of our communities through the U.S. Bank Foundation and Corporate Giving.

 

Weyerhaeuser

Awards grants throughout their operating area to non-profit organizations that creatively deliver quality arts and performance programs.

 

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts

 

 

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