We are excited to share with you some wonderful progress from this past week of the OKIKE crowdfunding campaign that aims to uplift and support our community. Here's a snapshot of the milestones we have achieved together.
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Black women-owned businesses are vital to our economy yet receive less than one percent of venture capital funding. Fearless Fund is deepening its commitment to this community with the launch of the 2023 Fearless Strivers Grant Contest.
With Mastercard prizing, we’ll be awarding four lucky small businesses across the country with $20,000 grants, digital tools to help them grow their business online, and mentorship so they can continue to bolster their business. There are four entry periods throughout the year. Don’t miss your opportunity, simply complete the entry form for your chance to win. Next entry period 8/1/23- 9/30/23
Community Economic Development
(federal grant) https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/programs/ced
CED provides funding to private, non-profit CDCs, including faith-based organizations and Tribal and Alaskan Native organizations. For every $1 of CED funding that is used on a project, more than $6 from other sources is invested back into low-income communities.
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Presbyterian SDOP Grant
Up to $15,000 for projects that align with their mission. Partnerships are initiated by applications to the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) and are evaluated using SDOP’s funding criteria and overarching SDOP program measures. There are no deadlines. The review process might take up to 6 months.
Everyday Young Hero Awards
(Accepting Ongoing Nominations)
Certificate and recognition in YSA’s Youth Service Briefing and on YSA.org and social media for youth service project leaders.
Atomic® Grants are for people who are passionate about making change happen, for themselves and others. Do not apply if you are viewing this as simply funding for your business, or you are in financial need. We need to clearly understand your passion, your journey so far and your detailed plans for how you would use this grant to move your passion forward. The deadline for applications for this round is 5pm CST September 22, 2023.
Publish Her Business Impact Grant (BIG) Program for Women of Color Business Owners
Publish Her is dedicated to providing resources to female-identifying business owners and authors. Since 2018, more than $250,000 in grants and services have been awarded to women.
Applications are now being accepted for the Publish Her Business Impact Grant (BIG) program for women of color business owners. Ten qualifiers will be selected and highlighted by Publish Her and BankCherokee during the month of September, and the public will have an opportunity to vote for the winner.
AT&T She’s Connected Grant
$20,000 grant is available, apply by August 31, 2023.
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Bold Beginnings Grant
Deadline: 31 August 2023 ($25,000) Bold Beginnings is for women under 30 with big ideas. Those chosen to attend from across North America share their vision. One leaves with $25,000 – All leave knowing they’re capable and believed in, equipped with meaningful support.
Erie Canal Museum & New York State Canal Corporation
2024 Artists in Residence
Seeking photographic projects that reflect upon the Erie Canal’s physical, environmental, and social condition; materiality; history; and context. Three artists will be selected, one for each geographic section of the canal system. Each will receive a $10,000 stipend.
Deadline: September 10, 2023 | eriecanalmuseum.org
The Image Centre – Photography Research Fellowships
In 2024, six fellowships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 will be offered for research related to The Image Centre’s photography collections. A variety of scholars and independent artists may apply.
Deadline: September 30, 2023 (5pm EDT) | theimagecentre.ca
Breck Create – 2024 Artists-in-Residence
Artists spend two to four months in a live/work studio in downtown Breckenridge, Colorado, receiving a biweekly $600 stipend for expenses. They may also take classes and participate in open studios at no cost.
Deadline: September 1, 2023 | breckcreate.org
FREED Fellowship Grant
$500 available monthly: The Freed Fellowship helps small business owners get the resources, mentorship, and community they need to build successful companies that make an impact.
Center for Performance Research – 2024 Artist-in-Residence
This yearlong, Brooklyn-based program seeks to support 10 artists working within various perspectives of contemporary dance, performance, and time-based forms. Each artist will receive a $1,500 stipend and more.
Deadline: August 16, 2023 (5pm EDT) | cprnyc.org
High Five Grant:
For moms. 5 grant winners from $1,000-$10,000, opens September 1, 2023.
Since 2018, The Mama Ladder®, Proof®, Belly Bandit®, and Caden Concepts® have helped moms business owners climb higher with the #HighFiveGrant. Apply September 1-30, 2023 for the 2023 High Five Grant for Moms
Corning Museum of Glass – BIPOC Residency
Artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color can spend a month in Western New York exploring new directions in glassmaking or expanding on their current work. Transportation, room and board, and a supply budget are provided.
Deadline: August 31, 2023 | glassmaking.cmog.org
First Peoples Fund – 2024 Cultural Capital Fellowship
Meant for Native American culture bearers and artists, this yearlong fellowship includes a $7,500–$10,000 project grant plus technical support to further their work of passing on ancestral knowledge and cultural practices within their tribal communities.
Deadline: August 15, 2023 (2am EDT) | firstpeoplesfund.org
Frame Contemporary Art Finland – Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship
Two contemporary art curators will explore new forms of research that renew curatorial and institutional working habits. Organized in collaboration with the Queens Museum in NYC and Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, the fellowships include €12,000 and more.
Deadline: August 13, 2023 | queensmuseum.org
Approximately 175 fellowships will be awarded to mid-career individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or creative ability in the arts and show promise for the future.
Application Period: August 18–September 16, 2023 | gf.org
Pure Leaf Grant
A $2,000 grant is available with an application deadline of August 31, 2023.
Pure Leaf believes “No Is Beautiful.” Nearly 2/3 of moms have questioned their value because they were overwhelmed with doing it all. Household chores, childcare, and job stresses feel endless, and saying “no” to those responsibilities often comes at a real financial cost.
That’s why we started the “No” Grants: to give women a little extra financial support to help them say “no” to unrealistic expectations. Last year, as part of our $1 million commitment to dismantle the barriers women face when they say “no,” we partnered with SeekHer Foundation, an organization working to dismantle societal expectations that negatively impact women. We created the “No” Grants, a fund providing short-term support to women who want to say “no” more in the workplace.
DCBS Call for artists
DCBS is seeking artwork by emerging and established Kentucky artists – including DCBS staff - for purchase to be displayed in 6 participating DCBS agency offices. This art project is a partnership of DCBS and the Kentucky Arts Council. DCBS leadership plan to update several local offices with culturally and locally relevant art, making the lobbies more welcoming spaces. This call is for two-dimensional artwork of varying sizes. Selected artwork shall embody the essence and spirit of DCBS, which is to deliver quality services that enhance the health, safety and well-being of all Kentuckians. Applicants must live or work in Kentucky and can be current or former DCBS employees. See the call to artists and submission form for more information at https://tinyurl.com/ykts8dxb.
Lower East Side Printshop – Keyholder Residencies
Eight emerging artists will receive one year of free 24-hour access to the Lower East Side Printshop’s printmaking facilities, plus a $1,000 stipend, to develop new work and foster their careers.
Deadline: September 1, 2023 | printshop.org
The Pollination Project
The Pollination Project seeks to unleash goodness and expand compassion all over the world. To that end, through our pioneering Daily Grant program, we make $1000 micro grants 365 days a year. These grants are designed to kick start an organization or individual’s work and give them the lift they need to thrive and grow. Our daily grantmaking began on January 1, 2013 and since then, we have funded a different project every single day. All qualified applicants in any funding area are considered within the guidelines of this program.
Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program
Fellows are in residence for a period of nine months, from September 2024 through May 2025, and receive a stipend of $78,000 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses.
Deadline: September 14, 2023 | radcliffe.harvard.edu
Oolite Arts – Studio Residency + Knight Artist Housing Stipend
Residents get free studio space on Miami Beach, access to digital media equipment, exhibition opportunities, and more. Those who have lived in Miami-Dade County for at least two years will also receive a $12,000 yearly housing stipend.
Deadline: August 16, 2023 | oolitearts.org
Polar STEAM – Antarctic Artists & Writers Program
Creative practitioners working in a variety of genres (from traditional to experimental formats) can apply to travel to Antarctica to collaborate with researchers in a unique polar environment.
Deadline: August 31, 2023 | polarsteam.info
Princeton Arts Fellowships
Fellows spend two consecutive academic years at Princeton University; formal teaching is expected. A $90,000 yearly stipend is provided. Now accepting applications for programs in Creative Writing, Theater, and Visual Arts.
Deadline: September 12, 2023 | arts.princeton.edu
Print Center New York – New Voices 2024
A curator-selected cohort of six to eight artists will present their work and develop their practices through a group exhibition, artist-led public programming, and more. Each will receive $2,500.
Deadline: September 8, 2023 | printcenternewyork.org
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest – L+A+N+D Request for Proposals
L+A+N+D (Landscape + Art + Nature + Design) celebrates innovative design concepts for immersive outdoor installations on a grand scale to spark imaginations, conversations, and a deeper appreciation of the natural world.
Deadline: September 4, 2023 | bernheim.org
Art at a Time Like This x SaveArtSpace – 8X5 Houston Open Call
Artists responding to mass incarceration and inequalities in the justice system can apply for the chance to see their work featured on billboards, kiosks, and digital trucks in Houston, Texas. Selected artists will each receive a $1,000 honorarium. There is a $10 donation per image submission to participate.
Deadline: September 10, 2023 | saveartspace.org
Arts Center of the Capital Region – Troy Art Block
This new public art program aims to animate alleys with temporary murals in downtown Troy, New York. Artists must be available to paint and participate in the October 2023 festival. Stipends are included.
Deadline: August 28, 2023 | forms.gle
Kennedy Center – VSA Emerging Young Artists Program
Fifteen US visual artists with disabilities who are between the ages of 16 and 25 will each receive a $5,000 award, have an artwork featured in an exhibition, and attend professional development activities.
Deadline: August 18, 2023 | kennedy-center.org
Women’s Studies Quarterly – Unbearable Being(s) Call for Papers
The peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that explore the literary, theoretical, and cultural lifeworlds created by and about unbearable being(s) for a special issue to be published in the fall of 2024.
Deadline: September 15, 2023 | feministpress.org
Foundwork – 2023 Foundwork Artist Prize
The honoree will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with distinguished jurors: Alex Gartenfeld, Davida Nemeroff, Shinique Smith, Emiliano Valdés, and Nicola Vassell. Artists must be Foundwork members to be considered ($4/month with the option to cancel after the three-month prize selection period).
Deadline: September 26, 2023 (4:59pm PDT) | foundwork.art
Joyce Foundation – 2024 Joyce Awards
Organizations in the Great Lakes region of the US partnering with artists of color can receive $100,000 (including a $30,000 artist stipend) to commission a new work in collaboration with local communities. New applicants must register by September 6.
Deadline: September 11, 2023 (11:59pm CDT) | joycefdn.org
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) – Manhattan Arts Grants
Calling Manhattan-based artists and cultural organizations! Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s grant opportunities provide awards of up to $16,000 for public projects and presentations in 2024.
Deadline: September 12, 2023 (5pm EDT) | lmcc.net
CAA-Getty International Program – Support & Travel Grants
To help art historians, museum curators, and art history educators attend CAA’s Annual Conferences, this program covers travel expenses, hotel accommodations, per diems, conference registrations, and one-year CAA memberships.
Deadline: August 15, 2023 | collegeart.org
Foundation for Contemporary Arts – Emergency Grants
Distributed on a monthly basis, grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 are intended to support project-based needs. Visual and performing artists with a US tax ID whose work is of a contemporary, experimental nature can apply.
Nest Heritage Craft Prize
Texas-based artists and makers can enter an original handmade work representative of heritage craft in the region. One winner will receive a $25,000 grant while four semi-finalists will get $2,500 each.
Deadline: August 21, 2023 | buildanest.org
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Visual artists practicing painting, sculpture, and works on paper (including printmaking) can apply for funding of up to $50,000. The grant amount is determined by the artist’s individual circumstances.
500 Capp Street Artist Residency Open Call
Deadline: August 30, 2023
Open to international, national and local artists, this five-month residency program at 500 Capp Street in San Francisco, CA will focus on highlighting experimentation that expands the boundaries of genre, medium and material. Artists will have three months for research and an additional two months for the final project.
Corning Museum of Glass BIPOC Residency
Deadline: August 31, 2023
The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) Residency allows artists to spend a month at The Corning Museum Studio exploring new directions in glassmaking or expanding on their current bodies of work while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum.
Gulf Coast Magazine: Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
Deadline: August 31, 2023
This prize seeks to bring exposure to writers who are dealing with the spirit of the age and are unafraid to ask difficult questions in critical art writing. The winning essay will receive $3,000 dollars and publication in GC’s print journal. Two runners up will receive $1,000 each.
Polar STEAM Open Call: Antarctic Artists & Writers Program
Deadline: August 31, 2023
This program facilitates deployments to the Antarctic for creative practitioners within the arts and humanities. Collaborations between polar researchers and artists & writers help increase the public’s understanding of and appreciation for human and scientific endeavors in Antarctica through the resulting works.
The National Arts Club Artist Fellowship Program
Deadline: September 1, 2023
This fellowship provides established professional artists with a year-long full membership to the historic National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, New York. The chosen Artist Fellows can be working in any one (or more) disciplines: Archeology, Architecture, Art and Technology, Culinary Arts, Dance, Decorative Arts, Fashion, Film, Fine Arts, Literature, Music, Photography, and Theater.
Bloedel Reserve Creative Residency
Deadline: September 1, 2023
This residency provides artists in Visual Arts, Performance, Film & Composition, Poetry, Prose Fiction and Nonfiction, and Research & Design with a three-week stay in a well-appointed home on Bainbridge Island, WA, with unlimited access to the Reserve’s 140 acres of sculpted gardens, forests, meadows, and wildlife habitats.The fellowship is supported by a $2,000 stipend.
Lower East Side Printshop Keyhold Residency
Deadline: September 1, 2023
This Residency offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year.
SaveArtSpace and Art at a Time Like This (ATLT) Open Call
Deadline: September 1, 2023
The Houston, TX edition of 8X5, a nationwide public art campaign named for the size of an average prison cell, is looking for up to ten Houston artists to submit artworks to be displayed on billboards, kiosks and digital trucks at important sites throughout the city. Artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply.
All About Photo Call for Entries: Shapes
Deadline: September 5, 2023
Submit your best photographs within the theme “shapes.” Winners will receive $1,000 in cash, and their winning image(s) or full portfolio will be published in AAP Magazine Vol.34.
LMCC Manhattan Arts Grants
Deadline: September 12, 2023
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Creative Engagement, Creative Learning and UMEZ Arts Engagement programs provide technical support to applicants and awards of up to $16,000 to enable hundreds of arts projects in all disciplines, serving communities in New York City from Inwood to The Battery.
Princeton Arts Fellowship
Deadline: September 12, 2023
This fellowship is 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 visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors and performance artists who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community. A $90,000 a year stipend is provided. The current application cycle is open to applicants in Writing, Theater, and Visual Arts.
Foundwork Artist Prize
Deadline: September 26, 2023
The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried grant that recognizes outstanding emerging and mid-career artists working in any media. Honorees receive unrestricted $10,000 grants. The Prize is open to artists residing anywhere in the world with limited exceptions.
True/ False Film Fest Artist Residency Program
Deadline: September 30, 2023
True/False is seeking original large-scale installations, projections, and performance works that have the flexibility to be modified to function in a variety of locations and unconventional venues within the theme “The Human Paradox.” Aimed at emerging and mid-career artists, this five-week virtual residency will culminate in an in-person exhibition of work at the 2024 True/False Film Festival.
Restaurant Disaster Relief
$10,000 is available, the deadline to apply is September 29th, 2023.
$10,000 grants available for selected restaurants across the United States, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada affected by natural disasters like fires, floods, and hurricanes.
The Awesome Foundation
A $1,000 grant is available. The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given up front in cash, check, or gold doubloons.
Thiel Fellowship Grant
$100,000 is available, there’s no deadline to apply. Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation’s network of founders, investors, and scientists.
$2,500 or $10,000 are available. VELA is now accepting applications for its 2023 Micro grant program. Micro grants provide fast funding for everyday entrepreneurs – students, parents, educators, and community leaders – who are building unconventional learning ecosystems within their communities. Eligible applicants can apply for $2,500 or $10,000. Approved grant recipients are welcomed into VELA’s fast-growing community of thousands of out-of-system innovators nationwide.
Wells Fargo Community Grant
Wells Fargo is committed to building an inclusive, sustainable future for all through a focus on opening pathways to economic advancement, championing quality, affordable homes, empowering small businesses to thrive, and driving an equity-focused transition to a low-carbon economy.
Youth Well-Being Prize Competition
The Youth Well-Being Prize Competition is looking for young change makers, between the ages of 10 and 29, with innovative solutions to make educational materials and important information easily accessible to young people. These solutions should build inclusive knowledge, meaning that young people, no matter their background, culture, or identity, would have equal access to education and information that’s relevant to and respectful of their experiences. By increasing inclusive knowledge and access, young people can protect their well-being, stay safe, and make a positive impact on their own lives and communities. USAID is seeking solutions created by young people, for young people, and these solutions should prioritize inclusivity and accessibility, and recognize the diverse identities of young people in the areas of mental health, digital harm, safeguarding, gender-based violence, and climate change.