The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Who is eligible: Visual artists including painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper (i.e. printmakers) who are actively exhibiting their work in professional artistic venues. The Foundation considers need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living expenses, including medical expenses.
Who isn’t eligible: Commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, or digital artists. Grants will not be made to fund academic study.
Amount: $5,000 – $30,000
Application materials: Cover letter, resume/CV, artist statement (optional), 10 digital images, image identification list
The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
Who is eligible: Artists who have been working for at least 20 years in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.
Who isn’t eligible: Organizations, projects, educational institutions, students, graphic artists, photographers, filmmakers, or those working in crafts.
Deadline: December 15, 2016 at 11:59pm
Application materials: Bio, artist statement, up to 40 digital images, image identification list, financial information (financial disclosure form and federal tax return)
(NOTE: This foundation also awards Emergency Grants for artists in amounts ranging from $5,000 – $15,000. Click here for more information.)
William H. Johnson Prize
Who is eligible: African-American artists working in the following media: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation and/or new media. The prize is awarded annually to an early-career artist (not determined by age).
Who isn’t eligible: Anyone who isn’t an early-career African-American artist.
Deadline: November 10, 2016 at 5pm
Application materials: Artist statement, resume/CV, 12 samples of artwork, image identification list, 2 letters of recommendation.
Sustainable Arts Foundation Award
Who is eligible: Visual artists or writers who have at least one child under the age of 18.
Writers must fall into one of these categories: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, long form journalism, playwriting, picture books, early and middle grade fiction, young adult fiction, or graphic novels. Visual artists must fall into one of these categories: painting, sculpture, drawing/illustration, printmaking, mixed-media, photography, installation.
Who isn’t eligible: Anyone who doesn’t have a child under the age of 18.
Amount: $2,000 – $6,000
Deadline: September 2, 2016 at 5pm
Application materials: Bio, artist statement, resume/CV, an essay outlining how you would use the award, portfolio
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Who is eligible: Artists who are living, working and paying taxes in the US; have committed to a performance or exhibition opportunity and are able to provide specific dates at the time of application; are individuals or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group.
Who isn’t eligible: Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations or arts presenters. Artists who received the grant in the last three years may not apply.
Amount: $200 – $2,000
Deadline: Rolling; reviewed monthly. (Apply 6-8 weeks before your exhibition opening date.)
The Awesome Foundation
Who is eligible: Anyone, including individuals, groups and organizations. (Grants are given out by individual Awesome Foundation Chapters. The closest one to Savannah is the Atlanta, GA Chapter. They like to fund projects centered on science, art, education, civic engagement, media and entertainment. You can also select “Any” and apply for a grant from any national Chapter!)
Who isn’t eligible: People, groups or organizations who are not awesome.
Deadline: Rolling. Winners are announced monthly.
Application materials: Project description and images.
Working Artist Grant
Who is eligible: All artists working in traditional and new visual arts mediums, including but not limited to: conceptual, installation, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and video.
Who isn’t eligible: Artists working in the fields of music, performance or dance.
Deadline: September 30, 2016 at midnight
Application materials: A link to your website or 5 digital images of recent work. There’s a $25 submission fee to apply.
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
Who is eligible: Artists working in the fields of painting, drawing, sculpting or printmaking who are in the early or developmental stage of their career and are at least 18 years old. Artists must be working in a representational style–no abstract or non-objective work will be considered.
Who isn’t eligible: Commercial artists, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, cartoonists, animation artists, video artists, filmmakers, digital artists, or craft-makers.
Amount: $15,000 CAD ($11,599.14 USD)