Funding

Local and national funding opportunities for artists and arts and culture organizations, including RACC grant listings.

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2/1/16
2/1/16

June Dodge Fellowships are open to poetry or prose writers from the Northwest—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington or western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta)—and whose work is...

Deadline: 2/15/16
1/19/16
1/19/16

Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly...

Deadline: 2/15/16
1/13/16
1/13/16

The Working Artist Photography Award is available to all domestic and international photographers and photo-based artists working in all traditional and non-traditional photography formats, genres...

Deadline: 2/15/16
1/7/16
1/14/16

RACC’s new Arts Equity Grants are aimed at groups that are “under-represented”—for lack of a better term—and include communities of color, immigrants, refugees...

Letter of Interest Deadline: 2/24/16
2/1/16
2/1/16

The Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award is a meager one-time art award intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist's ongoing art making process. ...

Deadline: 2/29/16
2/10/16
2/10/16

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is accepting applications for its National Dance Project Production Grants. NDP Production Grants provide funds for the creation and U.S....

Deadline: 3/1/16
1/5/16
1/5/16

ArtPlace America has $10.5 million available to fund projects that work with artists and arts organizations to help build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the United States. ...

Deadline: 3/2/16
2/3/16
2/3/16

Oregon Heritage staff will join other statewide cultural organizations Feb. 9-March 3 for “Conversations with Funders,” a 12-stop state tour encouraging cultural nonprofits to apply...

Conversation tour ends: 3/3/16
1/15/16
1/15/16

The Creativity Connects pilot grant opportunity supports partnerships between arts organizations and organizations from non-arts sectors. Those sectors may include business, education, environment...

Deadline: 3/3/16
2/10/16
2/10/16

Chamber Music America is accepting proposals for New Jazz Works. Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and if desired...

Deadline: 3/4/16
2/10/16
2/10/16

New England Foundation for the Arts is  also accepting applications for National Theater Project Creation and Touring Grants. Creation & Touring Grants provide funds for creation and...

Deadline: 3/8/16
1/21/16
1/21/16

The Ford Family Foundation is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2016 Hallie Ford Fellowships will open Wednesday, January 27. 

The Foundation will award up to ...

Deadline: 3/9/16
2/10/16
2/10/16

The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. Production Grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new...

Deadline: 3/14/16
2/1/16
2/1/16

The Beaverton Arts Program is committed to providing services and making our resources available to every member of the City of Beaverton, Oregon without regard to race, color, creed,...

Deadline: 3/21/16
1/28/16
1/28/16

The “le CouveNt” Grant for artists encourages the mobility of young artists as well as the expression of cultural diversity. The grant is aimed to worldwide emerging artists...

Deadline: 3/21/16
1/25/16
1/25/16

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation announces its call for entries for the annual NACF National Artist Fellowship. The Fellowship awards $20,000 to practicing individual Native artists in any...

Deadline: 3/21/16
1/21/16
1/21/16

The Hillsboro Community Arts and Culture Grant Program provides financial support for organizations providing arts and cultural experiences to the Greater Hillsboro Community (Washington County)....

Deadline: 3/25/16
2/1/16
2/1/16

The Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) is now accepting applications for our Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (TAAP) for 2016.  This program honors excellent master traditional artists and...

Deadline: 4/1/16
1/27/16
1/27/16

TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists.

Projects...

Deadline: 4/1/16
1/29/16
1/29/16

The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization to assist the National Endowment for the Arts with the 2017 National Heritage Fellowships Awards program by coordinating a...

Deadline: 4/5/16
1/27/16
1/27/16

Applications for Library Service and Technology (LSTA) grants for projects in Oregon by any legally-established public library, academic library, special library, school library, library...

Deadline: 4/15/16
1/11/16
1/11/16

The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office is offering grants for work on historic properties and for archaeology projects. The annual...

Letter of Intent Deadline: 4/15/16
2/5/16
2/5/16

Cultural Development Grants recognize and support significant cultural programs and projects through four application categories: access; preservation; creativity; and capacity. In 2015 a...

Deadline: 4/22/16
2/1/16
2/1/16

Financial awards are sponsored by the Beaverton Arts and Culture Foundation and Southminster Presbyterian’s Celebration of Creativity.

The following scholarships will be awarded:...

Deadline: 5/2/16
1/27/16
1/27/16

The Council on Library and Information Resources is accepting applications for Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grants. The national competition, funded by The Andrew W....

Deadline: 6/1/16
2/4/16
2/4/16

This new grant program will support unexpected art opportunities or events that may arise. Projects could include workshops, art classes, or art activities that serve Beaverton residents...

Deadline: 12/31/16
12/2/15
12/2/15

Cultural and Artistic Projects in the Jade District & Midway Districts. APANO and DMA are offering small grants to use to engage the community through art. These grants are meant for...

9/16/14
7/29/15

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every...

Deadline: First Wednesday of each month
11/6/09
7/21/15

To help attract more out-of-town visitors during Portland’s off-peak tourism season (November through March) and extend the reach of Portland’s cultural events, the Regional Arts...

6/19/15
6/19/15

The Hearst Foundations fund cultural institutions that offer meaningful programs in the arts, prioritizing those which enable engagement by young people and create a lasting impression. The...

Ongoing
6/2/10
1/15/15

Kickstarter.com, an online funding platform, supports  art, music, design (fashion, product, game, app, etc), film/video, food, journalism, and other projects that spring from the imagination...

No Deadline
9/5/13
5/29/14

Hatchfund (formerly USA Projects) is an online fundraising platform dedicated to supporting artists. Why fundraise with Hatchfund?

  • Hatchfund is 100% FREE for Artists
  • ...
No deadline
2/6/13
6/12/13

The Pollination Project believes in the power of ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Grants are made to individual change-makers with an idea and a plan to make their community and their...

Ongoing submissions
2/4/13
2/4/13

The Yip Harburg Foundation is accepting applications for project support.

Who they fund: 
New projects, as follows: (a) action-oriented projects with small...

Ongoing submissions
10/31/11
3/28/12

CERF+ has combined its two emergency relief loan programs, the Quick Loan and the Phoenix Loan, into one loan program, the Emergency Recovery Loan. The maximum loan amount for this program will be...

No Deadline
3/18/11
3/18/11

The Ford Foundation will grant approximately $16 million through JustFilms, an open-application process for filmmakers and mediamakers around the world who are working to create documentaries that...

Ongoing Deadline
11/13/09
11/13/09
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Google Grants is a unique in-kind donation program awarding free AdWords advertising to select charitable organizations. We support organizations sharing our philosophy of community service to...

No Deadline
10/9/09
10/27/09
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Barnes & Noble, a national bookstore chain, provides in-store fundraising opportunities, sponsorships, and donations to local and regional nonprofit organizations that focus on literacy, the...

No Deadline
10/9/09
10/9/09
Music

These grants help bring new, exceptionally fine stringed instruments and mentoring with world-renowned musicians to children while strengthening local community support for music education....

9/22/09
9/22/09
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These grants provide expedited consideration of true emergencies. MMT’s emergency fund is intended for sudden, unanticipated and unavoidable challenges that, if not addressed immediately,...

No Deadline