CDEA Grant/Scholarship Resources
(This page is updated quarterly)
Please send us your grant opportunities that are for California based artists like our CDEA members. If you have something you’d like to add let us know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last update September, 2016.
State and National Grants
1. The Creative Work Fund
Deadline: Seminars held during the months of September and October, 2016
Dec 2, 2016 5pm deadline for letters of inquiry
Feb 3, 2017 Invitations to full proposal
Apr 21, 2017 5pm deadline for full proposals
Aug 1, 2017 Awards announced
In August 2017, the Creative Work Fund will award approximately $600,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and collaborating literary or traditional artists. Grants will range from $10,000 to $40,000. Literary artists, traditional artists and nonprofit organizations based in these counties are invited to apply:
For complete information, and to see examples of previously funded projects, visit the website.
2. New England Foundation for the Arts
Maximum Grant: $35,000
Deadline: October 11, 2016
A program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, the National Dance Project Touring Awards supports the national tours of new dance works.
Awards are distributed as NDP Presentation Grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. presenting the works and are designated to support artist fees and travel.
To be eligible to apply for a 2016 Touring Award, applicants must:
Be choreographers or companies applying for a project with a planned U.S. tour during the NDP touring period of: June 1, 2017-November 30, 2018. Applications from artists/companies based outside the U.S. are eligible.
Demonstrate that the project is in an advanced stage of development, will premiere by November 1, 2017, and will be available to tour during the NDP Touring Period, June 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018.
Demonstrate that at least three U.S. nonprofit organizations (presenters) from at least two states are committed to presenting the work on tour.
Applicants who are NOT eligible to apply for a Touring Award are:
Choreographers and companies currently receiving NDP support through an NDP Production Grant or 2015 Touring Award.
Artists who have received an NDP grant (either Production or Touring Award) for two consecutive touring periods. In that case, artists must take one full cycle off following the conclusion of the NDP tour before applying again. School, youth, or student companies and groups.
3. PERFORMING ARTS JAPAN (PAJ)
Application Deadline: 5pm(EST), October 31, 2016
This program is designed to provide financial assistance for performances or co-productions in North America that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.
*For more information on eligibility, grant coverage, assessment criteria etc, please visit The Japan Foundation, New York website.
4. California Arts Council-California-State
Listings provided on State Grants and Scholarships
Upcoming Deadlines: September 2016.
5. Princeton Arts Fellowships For National artists
Lewis Center for the Arts
Deadline: September 16, 2016
Princeton Arts Fellowships, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career poets, novelists, choreographers, playwrights, designers, performers, directors, filmmakers, composers, and performance artists–this list is not meant to be exhaustive–who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community.
6. Family Caregiver Alliance
Maximum Grant: $20,000
Deadline: September 16, 2016
The Family Caregiver Alliance is accepting nominations for the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards, an annual program that recognizes organizations focused on helping family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The alliance will award grants to organizations in the areas of Creative Expression, Diverse/Multicultural Communities, and Policy and Advocacy.
The Creative Expression award recognizes projects that use imaginative and creative approaches in supporting persons with dementia or family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Some examples are programs or projects using art, music, theater, journaling, multimedia (e.g., film, documentary, radio), or other types of creative expression.
To be eligible, organizations must be, tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, a government agency, or an institution of higher education responding to a community need with a program or project focused primarily on family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.
7. Shubert Foundation Grants for Theater and Dance
Shubert Foundation grants are awarded exclusively to US organizations, which must have current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to be eligible for funding.
The Foundation provides grants only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility.
General Deadline: DANCE October, THEATER December
8. The California Dance Network
The california dance network was developed in 2000 by an alliance of dance service organizations throughout the state to strengthen, connect and promote California’s thriving dance ecosystem.The CADN provides access to dance-focused information and connections in California, including, dance auditions across California, dance classes, funding opportunities, connections to a dance related jobs and performances.
Deadline: Year round
1. Dancers’ Group
The California Dance Network was developed in 2000 by an alliance of dance service organizations throughout the state to strengthen, connect and promote California’s thriving dance ecosystem.The CADN provides access to dance-focused information and connections in California. If you want to check out dance auditions across California, find a tap class in your area, discover funding opportunities, connect to a dance related job or go to a performance: you’ve come to the right place.
Deadline: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
CA$H (Creative Assistance for the Small (organization) and Hungry (artist)) is a grants program for the Bay Area’s dance artists and small organizations with budgets of under $100,000. CA$H was designed in 1999 as a grants program by artists for artists. The program encourages impactful, innovative creative activity.
CA$H | dance is a program of Dancers’ Group, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and San Francisco Grants for the Arts.
Applications are submitted via email to email@example.com
If submitting an application via email is a hardship please contact Dancers’ Group to discuss alternatives.
3. Zellerbach Family Foundation Grants for Bay Area Art Projects
Grant link: http://zff.org/apply/guidelines/
The Zellerbach Family Foundation seeks to support new and innovative work that speak to the diverse cultures and communities of the Bay Area. Priority in awarding Community Arts grants are given to artists and organizations who primarily live and work in the City of San Francisco, and western Alameda and Contra Costa counties and whose programs benefit communities in the City of San Francisco, and western Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
4. ArtUniverse Agency 2016-Northern California
Scholarships and Grants
Partial grants announced for professional dancers, choreographers, actors of dance, physical theatre, drama, musical theatre, contemporary circus artists, movement directors, physical theatre directors and multidisciplinary artists.
5. Arts Council for Monterey County
Deadline: Monthly submissions accepted
The Arts Council for Monterey County has announced new grants for art programs and cultural groups. All art festivals, programs and cultural groups with annual budgets less than $100,000 are eligible to apply — thanks to new funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The purpose of these new grants is to further increase access and opportunity for all Monterey County residents. In addition to funding, Arts Council staff will provide consultation and help selected groups connect with additional resources. The new grants are designed to serve small groups that may or may not have a 501©(3) designation.
Click on Cultural Arts Grant Application (available on the website) or send request to Klara Hickmanova at firstname.lastname@example.org. Community Engagement Coordinator Berniz House will answer any questions in English or Spanish at anytime – email@example.com. Groups are welcome to apply anytime; grant requests will be reviewed monthly.
6. Silicon Valley Education Foundation for High School Programs (Field trips)
Deadline: September 23, 2016
Eligibility: Grants are available for teachers who work in Santa Clara County public school districts or charter schools that have a signed memorandum of understanding with SVEF.
Grant Purpose and Usage:
TIG is intended to inspire student learning, by supplementing rather than replacing regular district funding. SVEF will support the purchase of equipment and materials which go beyond school budgets, but funding is not intended for the purchase of ordinary school supplies such as paper, pencils, and pens which are part of the regular school budget. Field trip grants must be directly related to the curriculum and classroom activities.
Individual Teacher grants for either classroom projects or field trips are limited to $1,000. Collaborative Grants (2 or more teachers) have a $1,500 limit.
1. Los Angeles County Arts Commision
La County Arts Commission: Community Impact Arts Program (CIAG)
Deadline: The open application period for the 2017-18 Community Impact Arts
Grant Program is August 31 – October 12, 2016.
The new Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program provides financial support for exemplary arts projects produced by nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is outside of the arts.
CIAG recognizes the value of the arts as a vital tool for civic problem solving across a range of issue areas. The program seeks to support the complex arts ecology of Los Angeles County by increasing access and strengthening the quality of arts programming wherever it happens – in health, human services, criminal justice, or environment, to name a few. This grant is designed to promote cross-sector strategies and support organizations that provide high quality arts programs as part of their larger mission to provide services to individuals and communities.
The Southern California Program seeks to promote the education and healthy development of children and youth, strengthen families and enhance the lives of people in the greater Los Angeles area through its support of organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment, civic and community services, early childhood and pre-collegiate education, and health care. Projects that address compelling issues and have the potential to have a significant impact on the target population, organization, region and/or field are encouraged. A special emphasis is placed on projects that focus on children and youth from low-income families, special needs populations and safety-net services. Collaborative initiatives as well as projects arising from the vision of one organization’s strong leadership are supported. Nonprofit organizations, including colleges and universities, pursuing relevant projects in Los Angeles County are eligible to apply.
2. THE AHMANSON FOUNDATION
Description: The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding cultural projects in the arts and humanities, education at all levels, health care, programs related to homelessness and underserved populations as well as a wide range of human services.
By supporting non-profit organizations that demonstrate sound fiscal management, efficient operation, and program integrity, the Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life and cultural legacy of the Los Angeles community.
Deadline: Grants are awarded throughout the year. See website for more info.
1. Kevin Space foundation: Scholarships and grants
This Grants and Scholarship Listing was gathered by CDEA Greater Board Member Lydia Martinez-Campos and was edited by Zackary Forcum.