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How To Information for Artists Seeking Individual Grants

How To Information for Artists Seeking Individual Grants

INDIVIDUAL GRANTS FOR ARTISTS
Foundation, government, and corporate grants for individual artists are available for most art mediums. Grants for visual arts project and installations, writing and publishing, plays and playwriting, music, dance, and film are worth seeking out. If you find the prospect a little daunting, or you’re not sure where to start, we’ve created the following outline we hope will be helpful.

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THE BASICS
If you don’t know much about the granting process, start here:

Video on grant-seeking “Basics for Individuals in the Arts.”

Step-by-step instructions on writing an individual artist’s grant.

GRANTING ORGANIZATIONS
These links lead to a sampling of lists and direct sites of organizations that offer grants to individual artists:

Individual Artist Fellowships
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Harpo Foundation
WomenArts.org
Thoma Foundation
Visual Arts—National Funders
Foundation of Contemporary Arts
Artiststrust.org
NEA
Oregon Arts Commission
Grant Funding Sources for Artists
Oregon Cultural  Trust

NEED AN ARTS ORGANIZATION PARTNER FOR YOUR GRANT?
Some grants require the individual artist to have a partnership with a supporting arts organization. If you are trying for a grant with this requirement, feel free to pitch your idea to us—there might be a match between your objectives and our mission here at the Columbia Art Center. Contact Executive Director Kerry Cobb at director@columbiaarts.org

NOT SURE WHERE TO START OR NEED TO RUN YOUR PITCH PAST SOMEONE?
We’re happy to listen and help if we can. Contact Executive Director Kerry Cobb at director@columbiaarts.org

 

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