Arts & Humanities Funding Opportunities
American Council of Learned Societies
The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.
The art world's source for income and exhibition opportunities
Grants given for programs, exhibits or publications that improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States. No art grants will be made to individuals.
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Grant Foundation
Dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of contemporary visual art, particularly through the support of catalogues and other publications that document exhibitions of work by emerging or under-recognized artists
An international consortium of scholars and teachers, H-Net creates and coordinates Internet networks with the common objective of advancing teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. H-Net is committed to pioneering the use of new communication technology to facilitate the free exchange of academic ideas and scholarly resources.
Japan United State Friendship Commission
Leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States spend five months in Japan as part of the United States/Japan Creative Artists Program.
A funding platform for creative projects.
Princess Grace Foundation
The Princess Grace Awards recognize the talent of individual artists in theater, dance, and film by providing scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships.
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists in the fields of art, music, theater, dance, photography, and literature whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired. The Foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books. Average grants are: $1,000.00 - $2,500.00
The Namm Foundation provides funding in five areas: Disney's High School Musical: The Music in You Grant Program, NAMM Foundation Program Grants, Sounds of Learning: The Impact of Music Education, Sounds of Living: The Impact of Music Making, Scientific Grants
National Science Foundation
This multi-year funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of an estimated half of the 6000-7000 currently used human languages, this effort aims also to exploit advances in information technology. Funding will support fieldwork and other activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year project grants as well as fellowships for up to twelve months. At least half the available funding will be awarded to projects involving fieldwork.
Stanford Humanites Center
External fellowships are intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars.
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
The foundation "promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions which transmit our cultural heritage."
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study- Fellowship Program - Harvard University
The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender, however. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. We seek to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way. Former fellows of the Radcliffe Institute (1999 to present) are not eligible to apply.
The Grammy Foundation
The Grammy Foundation provides funding up to $40,000 towards scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition, such as the links between music study and early childhood development, the effects of music therapy and the medical and occupational well being of music professionals. In addition, they support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas.
The Exhibition Award: Through the award, the Foundation seeks to give life to those thematic shows that are sufficiently experimental, challenging and focused in their theses for which funding is not yet forthcoming. This award is intended to provide funding for exhibitions at the beginning stage of their development and to provide the curator with the support needed to fully explore the concept and realize the exhibition. Applications will be accepted on a biennial basis from any curator applying in partnership with an established non-profit exhibition space.
Marketplace Empowerment for Artists: The program supports professional development training programs for visual artists. The Foundation seeks to empower artists with the tools to help them succeed in their field without being strictly reliant on patrons, grants or federal funding. The goal of the program is to address the broad issues of business development and community networking in addition to services for visual training at the emerging and mid-career levels. Arming visual artists with strategic visioning and planning skills generates a sense of self-reliance as well as contributes to their success in the market place.