Fantastic Fall Updates!

Happy November everyone,

I hope you are all having a fantastic fall season so far.  As we are getting close to wrapping up the year, it’s been a little difficult finding new grants.  However, since the new year IS approaching, some of the grants on the 2014 pages are making their way back to the regular pages with new deadlines.  Yay, money!

Two new grants have been added to the bible as of today:

  • The FotoVisura Grants, one grant is for photographers (Outstanding Personal Project) and another for student photographers (The Spotlight Grant for Outstanding Student Project).  The Personal Project grant is $2,000 and the Spotlight grant is $1,000.  The deadline is January 10th, 2014.
  • The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) has two new grants for US-based Latino artists: The NFA Artist / Ensemble Grant and The NFA Master Grant.  The Artist / Ensemble Grant is $5,000 per award and 14 are awarded.  The deadline is February 6th, 2014.  Not much information has been provided about the NFA Master Grant, but based on last years’ guidelines, the award amount can be up to five figures but requires much more responsibilities and requirements.

Some of the grants previously on the 2014 pages have made their way back into the bible:

  • The Puffin Foundation Artist Grants is now open for requests for applications, due December 6th, 2013.  It is incredibly important to get a request for an application mailed soon!  They do not offer this application online, and  they have very strict guidelines for request for applications via mail.  This grant is for artists focusing in music, photography, theater and public interest ranging from $1,250 to $2,500.  Double, triple and even quadruple check before mailing out on this one.
  • The Joy Of Giving Something (JGS) has opened up another quarterly contest for photographers due December 31st, 2013.  Winners of the contest will be awarded $1,000 and a solo exhibition.
  • Sprout has opened up applications for Sprout 10!  Artists working with film / video can apply for this unique opportunity to present their project to an audience through a very special dinner.  By the end of the dinner and artists presentations, they will deliberate and determine who will receive the $1,500 fund toward their project.  If you are the type of person that can articulate your thoughts verbally rather than on paper, this is the perfect and rare opportunity to do so.

Mature artists, there are some deadlines coming up for you!

  • The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation deadline for mature artists in painting and sculpture is due December 15th, 2013.  If you have not done so yet, you must request an application in the mail to receive the application.  If you are worried about not getting your materials in on time, first mail them a request, then immediately  contact me at and I will be happy to assist you in your application in a timely manner.
  • The Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Achievement via Artist Trust closes on December 16th, 2013.  This is a chance for Washington State female visual artists over the age of 60 who has dedicated 25+ years to creating visual art to receive a $10,000 unrestricted award.
  • The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund is a $500 – $1,500 grant for individual feminist women in the arts that focuses their work on women.  The application fee for this grant is $20 and the deadline is December 31st, 2013. 

Early birds!  Here are couple grants that will be opening soon / have recently opened:

  • The Artist Trust Fellowship is a $7,500 merit-based award for practicing professional artists in the fields of music, media, literary and craft.  They are seeking individuals with  exceptional talent and demonstrated ability.  This application opens in December 2013.
  • The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation has recently opened to american painters over 45 years of age who demonstrate financial need, promote public awareness, commit their practice to American art, and encourage other artists who lack recognition.  This award amount ranges from $5,000 – $30,000 and is due on April 1st, 2014. 

One last courtesy reminder, don’t forget to apply for the monthly Awesome Foundation for an opportunity to receive $1,000 for your project.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank my wonderful love Jonathon Kosla for the wonderful new logo.  Doesn’t it look great?  Thank you my darling!


As always, if you would like to share any grants that are not listed, have any questions, or just want to say hi, feel free to send me an e-mail at  I am currently on the hunt for photojournalism grants and publication grants for artists books and zines.   I look forward to hearing from you!

With love,
The Grant Daddy


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