Grants + Fellowships

Grants and fellowships help provide artists financial support with ongoing personal projects, collaborations, institutional and not-for-profit public art projects that stretch the boundaries in forging ideas and new partnerships in the field of art.

SFAI provides information and links to available and on going grant and fellowships opportunities that can help fund your future art projects and endeavors. So roll your sleeves up, show off your writing skills, and dive into funding opportunities that will fit your art practice.

San Francisco is home to a branch of this national grant information library. Resources and training for grant seekers can be found here.

Advancing California through the arts and creativity.  Grants from California-based arts organizations are regularly posted on this site.

Grants for artists and organizations; public art registry. Arts Commission Gallery. Multiple programs, including neighborhood arts and street artist licensing.

Open to artists 25 years and older at any stage of career development, from emerging to mature, who have been residents of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, or Delaware County for at least two years prior to application.

Grants are made directly to artists, and are designed to enable them to dedicate themselves solely to creative pursuits for up to two years. Up to 12 fellowships are awarded annually.

Open to photographers using still-photography based media. Eligible to US citizens not currently enrolled in a degree program.

Grants of up to $5000 awarded annually, based upon past accomplishments and the promise of future achievement, to support the artist's creative endeavors.

Two grants for painters, printmakers and sculptors:

  1. Individual support grant-20 yrs mature phase of art.
  2. Emergency assistance grant-10 yrs mature, victim of catastrophic incident (fire, flood, or medical emergency). No Geographical restrictions. Open to US residents and International Artists.

Provides a listing of both public and private organizations that give grants and other forms of support to artists.

Open to female visual artists for an award of up to $50,000 payable over two years.

The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply.

Encourages innovative practice and meaningful dialogue across the United States by providing visual artists in specific communities with unrestricted awards.

The Artists' Fellowship, Inc. is a foundation that assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability, or bereavement.

Provides information on over 90 grants available to artists in the Artist Support section.

Project and materials grants. Business support and training for self-employed artists.

Funds for artists and non-profit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to the strengthening of communities. Grants range from $10,000 to $35,000. Limited to artists living in and organizations based in San Francisco and Alameda, CA counties.

The purpose of the Foundation is to aid talented young artists in the early stages of their careers. Awards are limited to candidates working in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture.

Grants in arts, cultural education, precollegiate education. Open to California Bay Area/San Francisco schools, organizations, and individuals.

Fellowship program open to artists in all career stages. Fellowships given across an array of disciplines, including architecture and design, craft/traditional art, dance, literary (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), media arts (audio, film, radio, video), music, performance art, theater, and the visual arts.

Annual awards up to $10,000 to under-recognized US visual artists over the age of 21, and Emerging Artist Residencies.

Grants of a few hundred to a few thousand dollars in the following fields: visual arts, writing, photography, video, public interest and documentary, music and dance, and theatre. Projects must have social relevance.