Visual Arts and Crafts Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Visual arts and crafts grants! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) Artfully Reimagined: Reimagine It Grants
  • Artfully Reimagined's mission is to help the planet through the creation of new repurposed works using sustainable impact materials and production.
  • Artfully Reimagined's ReimagineIt Grants are made directly to individual artists to help launch or support careers in repurposed art.  These mini-grants are awarded to a limited number of artists who are working with found, reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, vintage, or up-cycled objects.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and legal citizens of the United States.
  • All eligible applicants must submit a completed application and all required documentation to [email protected].
  • Awarded amounts range from $100 to $500
  • Deadline: None
2) Craft Emergency Relief Fund 
  • The Craft Emergency Relief Fund's (CERF) mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of craft artists and provide emergency resources that benefit artists across the United States.
  • CERF provides direct financial and educational assistance to professional craft artists experiencing career-threatening emergencies, such as illness, accident, fire, or natural disaster. 
  • CERF emergency relief assistance includes
    • small grants 
    • no-interest loans 
    • access to resources 
    • booth fee waivers
    • discounts on or donations of craft supplies and equipment
  • Artists interested in CERF emergency assistance must complete an inquiry form. If you are eligible for assistance, you will be invited to apply. 
  • Before filling out an inquiry form, please read through the eligibility criteria and supporting documentation requirements at the CERF website.
  • Awarded amounts are not available. 
  • Deadline: None
3) Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation 
  • The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation provides annual awards to individual artists and craftspersons living and working in the United States. 
  • Recipients of the Foundation’s awards are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. It is expected that applicants have a developed body of work.
  • All submissions must include:
    • an artist statement
    • a CV
    • a project description
    • images
    • an image list 
  • Applications are judged by an independent jury of artists or curators. 
  • Please note: the Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art, or music submissions except as those media are integrated into a larger craft or visual art project.
  • All additional information on submissions can be found on the Foundation's website.
  • Awarded amounts are $1500.
  • Deadline: July 15th (annually) 
4) Windgate Charitable Foundation
  • The Windgate Charitable Foundation funds programs throughout the United States, with an emphasis on the central region of the country. The Foundation places some focus on organizations in northwest Arkansas.
  • Areas of interest include:
    • significant educational programs in contemporary craft and visual arts
    • art history preservation efforts
    • K-12 and higher educational institutions for the development and support of the arts
    • scholarships and effective instructional programs
    • programs for disadvantaged children in Arkansas
  • Eligible applicants interested in applying must complete an online initial inquiry form. After receiving an invitation to apply, an online application must be completed and submitted.
  • Please note: the Foundation is more likely to be interested in projects that lack other major sponsors or donor prospects. The Foundation also prefers projects of its own initiative rather than funding unsolicited grants. 
  • Program support is strongly preferred over capital funds. Priority is also given to matching fund requests.
  • The Windgate Foundation does not list the amount of individual awards but has provided over $855 million in grants since 1993.
  • Deadlines
    • None for initial inquiries 
    • March 1st, July 1st, and October 1st (annually) for invited applications 
 
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