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Bartol Foundation

Philadelphia-based foundation dedicated to supporting and celebrating the arts in local communities. Offers many grants each year to small arts organizations who are making a big impact, and presenting regular professional training events to help teaching artists better share their gifts and support their careers.


The Velocity Fund

The Velocity Fund directly supports artists to organize ​new ​collaborative projects throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5000. Philadelphia’s visual artists are a diverse community of makers and thinkers from multiple social, economic and cultural backgrounds; The ​Velocity ​Fund is open to a wide range of experimental practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration between artistic genres leading to expanded audiences, fresh outcomes and an enriched multi-disciplinary discourse.




UArts has partnered with AIM to participate in Hatchfund, an online fundraising platform dedicated to supporting artists. Benefits include one-on-one guidance, training and support throughout your fundraising campaign with a member of the USA team; tax deductibility for every donor; and a 75 percent success rate, with almost $4 million raised by artists thus far. To be eligible, simply choose "University of the Arts" from the drop-down menu when you enroll.


NYFA Source
The most extensive national database director of awards, services, and publications for artists. Listings include over 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs and 900 publications for individual artists across the country. More programs are every day. Registration to access the database is free.


The Foundation Center
Search the most comprehensive and current online source on foundations and their grants for detailed information on 76,000+ foundations, links to current foundation 990-PF tax filings, crucial facts on 350,000+ grants, including grant purpose, searchable index of 337,000+ trustees, officers, and donors


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support. Subscription fee = $9.95/month.


WomenArts List of Funding Resources

Find out which foundations are interested in your art form through their carefully annotated lists of funders categorized by arts discipline.


Grants for Individuals by Academic Level, Population Group and Subject
This compilation focuses primarily on funding opportunities for individuals, such as financial aid for students, rather than nonprofit organizations


International Education Financial Aid
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) scholarship search is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.


First offered in 1972 and continuously updated, TGCI’s Grantsmanship Training Program covers all aspects of researching grants, writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources. More than 90,000 nonprofit and government personnel have attended this demanding, five-day workshop, which now includes a full year of valuable membership services.


The American Center for Artists
An electronic magazine that focuses on the biography and autobiography of famous and emerging writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, and other artists. Site includes a section called “Arts Organizations and Grants” that has lots of valuable information.


Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Grants
The Cultural Alliance works with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to evaluate proposals and distribute grant awards for projects or programs involving artists throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.


Pew Fellowship in the Arts
Awards grants of $50,000 to artists working in a wide variety of performing, visual, and literary disciplines. The grants provide financial support directly to the artists so that they may have the opportunity to dedicate themselves to creative pursuits exclusively.


Creative Capital
Welcome to the Creative Capital website, where we bring you information on the foundation (including our grant program and updates to the field) and The Creative Capital Channel, an online venue featuring projects by our 158 Creative Capital-funded artists, filled with details on their activities and exhibits of still images, video, and music.


Puffin Foundation, Ltd.
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.


The Pollack-Krasner Foundation
Established for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to individual visual artists of established ability.


Black Rock Arts Foundation
This new, national, non-profit arts organization will furnish artists with direct financial aid for the production and display of interactive artworks in communities and venues across the United States and around the globe. The Black Rock Arts Foundation is devoted to promoting a revival of art's culture-bearing and connective function by removing art from its context in the marketplace and reintegrating it into communal settings. For more information contact: info@blackrockarts.org or 415.626.1248


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
Applicants must have started or completed art school training or must demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career. Categories/Majors include: painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Funds are up to $10,000 Canadian currency.


Fulbright Scholar Program
The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad to 140 countries each year for two months to an academic year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Categories/Majors include: Art, Art History, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Music, Theater. Must be a US citizenship, a terminal degree in your field and teaching experience. 


Pennsylvania Council on the Arts - eGrant system | http://pca.egrant.org
Includes links to Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) grants for non-profit organizations as well as Individual Artist Fellowship Applications.


Leeway Foundation
Leeway's Window of Opportunity Grants program provides immediate, short-term grants of up to $2,000 to Philadelphia-area women artists to help them take advantage of unique, time-limited opportunities that could significantly benefit their work or increase its recognition. The grants are open to women artists in all fields — including the performing, literary, and visual arts, as well as mixed media, folk arts and community-based arts projects. The application process in straightforward, and applicants are notified and checks sent out within approximately 30 days of the application deadline.


A Room Of Her Own Foundation
A Room of Her Own Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the vision of writer Virginia Woolf by bridging the often fatal gap between a woman’s economic reality and her artistic creation. The foundation was formed in 2000 to provide innovative and practical arts patronage to women. Through our generous grant program and unique retreat experiences, A Room of Her Own Foundation works to educate the community about the work of female artists and writers. All applicants must be female and an extensive application must be completed.

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