Opportunities & Resources
CALL TO ARTISTS
Mad Arts is seeking proposals for 2 immersive installations. New Proposal deadline for both is August 31.
One will be in its upstairs museum space. This corridor links the East and West sides of the museum and might be considered a “secret passage” which bridges the exhibits to the gift shop.
The other is an opportunity for an artist to augment and elevate the typical restroom experience. Proposals might include (but are not limited to) surface applications, lighting installations, projections, digital screens, audio, etc.
Apply before October 1st for the 54th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts!
The festival is currently accepting applications for artists to considered for participation in the main show (the Emerging Artists Program application will open in early October). This year the selection jurors (new every year) will choose up to 235 artists to join the festival and vie for nearly $100,000 in prize money including the $15,000 Raymond James Best-in-Show award. Read More Deadline October 1
The 5th Chelsea International Photography Competition
The Chelsea International Photography Competition celebrates gifted, notable, and fresh talents in the world of photography. Professional and amateur photographers, at any stage of their careers, are invited to participate in the competition to be discovered and promoted professionally in the heart of New York’s art district. Deadline October 24. Read More
Florida Craft Art has 3 opportunities for artists.
Ghost Stories Accepted media include: ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and wood.
Florida Craft Art’s Festival will be held November 18-19 in St. Petersburg.
$10,000 in awards:
1 $3K Best of Show
4 $1K Awards of Excellence
6 $500 Awards of Merit. Learn more and apply via this link
FREE Emerging Artist Program– part of Florida CraftArt Festival. A $960 value! It includes: · festival booth · business mentoring · photo session · 400 printed postcards of the artist’s work · 100% of sales at the festival · Daily lunch stipend. Click the link above to see if you’re eligible. Apply by August 31.
Call for Session Proposals
Arts Administrators of Color’s Annual Convening is returning to a two-day experience in Chicago on November 11 + 12, 2023 with the theme of “We Will Flourish: Building Our Table, Defining Our Legacy.
Registration details to come. They are currently accepting session proposals here.
Share your expertise, questions, vision, and passion with the AAC community through a session at the Convening. Proposals will be accepted through September 10 at 11:00 PM EST.
Arts Administrators of Color is seeking candidates for two exciting new opportunities: Lead Research Manager and Research Advisory Board Members. These new roles will support upcoming research initiatives made possible by AAC’s participation in The Wallace Foundation’s Field Studies program. Find out more about these opportunities and apply now! Read more on both opportunities here.
REGIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
IMPACT 100 PALM BEACH COUNTY INC Grants to benefit the local community in eligible regions. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Funding is intended to support programs with significant impact in the focus areas of arts, culture and historic preservation, education, environment and animal welfare, family, and health and wellness. Eligible projects and activities must be implemented in and serve residents in the southern Palm Beach County area. Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation: High-impact projects or initiatives that cultivate, develop, educate, or enhance culture, the arts, or historic preservation in southern Palm Beach County.
Conference Date: 08/30/23, Letter of Intent Date: 11/01/23, Deadline: 01/11/24 5:00 PM EST
Central and Northern Palm Beach County
Grants to organizations in eligible communities to enhance the quality of life for residents. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas include arts and culture, education, environment, family, and health and wellness. Eligible projects must serve the residents of Palm Beach County within the boundaries of: Lake Worth Road north to the Martin County line, The Atlantic Ocean west to the Palm Beach County line.
Arts and Culture: Projects that cultivate, develop, educate, or enhance cultural and artistic climate. Conference Date: 11/08/23, Letter of Intent Date: 09/14/23, Deadline: 12/19/23 12:00 PM
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC Grants of up to $20,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for community betterment projects, programs, and services. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Eligible activities address unmet community needs and may include new and existing programs and capital projects. Activities must be located in Indian River County. Special consideration will be given to programs targeting south Indian River County (generally, zip codes 32962 and 32968).
The goal of HHH-IRC funding is to support projects, programs, and services in the following core subject areas: Education and training, Youth activities, Homeless & family issues, Health (physical and mental), Needs of seniors, Cultural programs, Environmental challenges, Scientific research, General Types of Support Grant requests will be considered for: New program development, Support for existing programs, Program expansion, Capital grants for specific capital projects not part of a capital campaign Conference Date: 10/19/23, Letter of Intent Date: 09/15/23, Deadline: 11/30/23
Penn National Gaming Foundation (PNGF) Grants to address the needs of residents in communities where the funding source has a business presence (Seminole County). Funding is intended for activities and programs within the focus areas of community development, human services, veteran and military support, education, cultural affairs and diversity, and health. Deadline: 10/01/23 5:00 PM EST
MARTIN G ROXY and ELIZ C FDN Grants of up to $20,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations in Lake County for community benefit programs. Funding is intended for projects and activities within the focus areas of the environment, education, religion, health and human services, arts and culture, and children and youth services. Funding will be provided for operating, program, and project support. Deadline: 10/01/23
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF TAMPA BAY INC Grants to fund programs serving Citrus, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties. The proposed project should address a specific identified and prioritized need and leverage dollars and/or people to make a difference within the community.
Community Vibrancy: Arts and culture projects that engage the community. Projects that build resiliency and environmental sustainability, Local projects for community improvement
Economic Mobility: Education beyond high school, Career-readiness training, Apprenticeships and on-the-job training
Empowering Women and Girls: Support for domestic violence victims, Access to health and mental wellness resources, Programs to improve the economic status of women and girls
Mental Well-Being: Trauma-informed care models, Programs that address suicide and addiction, Models for reduction of mental health stigmas
Positive Education: A strength-based approach that emphasizes critical life skills, Kindergarten readiness, Social-emotional learning and growth mindset Letter of Intent Deadline: 10/25/23 Application Deadline: 01/05/24
William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Grants of up to $20,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations that serve Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties for operating expenses and capital projects. First-time applicants must contact the funding source prior to submitting an application. Priority funding is intended for projects in the focus areas of science, environment, community projects, arts, human services, and education. Eligible organizations. Deadline: 11/01/23 3:59 PM
Plantation Community Foundation (PCF) Grants to nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for residents in South Sarasota County (within the boundaries of the geographic area from Osprey south to the Sarasota/Charlotte County line and in the east/west direction from the Gulf of Mexico to the general area of Interstate 75). Funding is intended for programs and activities within the focus areas of cultural enrichment, healthcare, environment, education, and social services for youth, adults, and the elderly. The Plantation Community Foundation, Inc. gives grants for capital or other specific expenditures. Grants should be for tangible items or operating expenses that relate directly to services provided to the clients of said agency. Deadline: 11/30/23
Dr Phillips Inc Grants to non-profit organizations in Orange and Osceola Counties to benefit residents and address community needs. Applicants must submit an Letter of Intent prior to submitting a proposal. Dr. Phillips Charities makes grants that will have significant and lasting impact on the Central Florida community, including: Worthy capital purposes, or Innovative projects that address a critical community need and demonstrate a potential for ongoing support from the community. Grant proposals from well-managed, fiscally sound organizations that address Dr. Philips Charities’ areas of support are given highest priority. These interest areas currently are: Education, Children and Youth Services, Arts & Culture, Healthcare, Social Services. Dr. Phillips Charities also supports nonprofit organizations that seek to preserve the free enterprise system and protect private property rights. Letter of Intent Date: 12/01/23 Deadline: 01/05/24
NATIONAL & CORPORATE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
TD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION Grants for programs, activities, and events to positively benefit local residents in areas where the funding source has a business presence. Applicants must propose activities that mutually benefit the bank and communities (locations in Winter Haven, Lake Placid, Lakeland, Plant City, Kissimmee, Lithia)Remaining 2023 Deadlines: Fri, Aug. 25 & Fri, Oct. 27
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Education Programs Dialogues on the Experience of War Grants of up to $100,000. The purpose of the program is to support the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Dialogues discussion groups may include exclusively veterans (including a subset of veterans such as students or residents of a group facility); civilians; military-affiliated persons; or any mix of these groups. Deadline: 09/07/23 11:59 PM ET
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Education Programs Humanities Connections Planning (up to $50K) and Implementation (up to $150K) grants to enhance undergraduate humanities programs through creative curricular development and implementation. Deadline: 09/07/23 11:59 PM ET
McDonalds Restaurants Grants of up to $10,000 to Florida and Georgia organizations, teachers, and programs in eligible locations for innovative activities that benefit K-12 students. Funding is intended for projects and programs in a range of focus areas, including but not limited to sports, the arts, technology, and community service. Eligible projects will spark the imagination, fuel the growth, and further the education of local students. Follow link for specific eligible Florida counties and cities at bottom of opening page.
Arts activities, Education initiatives, Mentorship and empowerment programs, After-school programs, Community service, Sports activities, Technology Deadline: 09/15/23 11:59 PM ET
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research Grants up to $150,000 – up to 3 years of support for domestic or international fieldwork projects. Allowable costs may include: Travel, lodging, and subsistence, Permits, fees, and visas for the project personnel, Field equipment and supplies, Labor, specialists, translators, and other local vendors, Salary or salary replacement costs for the project director and compensation for collaborating scholars, including support for foreign individuals who are named as collaborating scholars. Deadline September 28, 2023
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES ASSEMBLY Grants to create opportunities for public access to historical resources. Funding is intended for collaborative projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. In general, collaborations between archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects that focus on innovative methods to introduce primary source materials and how to use them in multiple locations also are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects should create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational or personal reasons. Click here for eligible projects. Deadline: 11/02/23 (Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.)
National Council on Public History Grants to organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals in recognition of an exceptional project that contributed to the public’s understanding and appreciation of history. Consideration will be given to activities such as media projects, exhibits, written works, and public programming completed within the last two calendar years. Two awards: one for a Large Institution and one for a small Institution. See definitions and guidelines in the linked header. Projects–from digital to print, and from exhibits to brochures to films may be nominated. These projects include, but are not limited to, the following areas: Media – webpages, web-based video, audio, blogs, documentaries, and films (DVD, etc.), Exhibits – in museums, cultural centers, and other public venues, Public Programs – lecture series, walking tours, oral history projects, outreach activity, educational offerings, workshops, etc., Written Works – research, reports, brochures, working papers, etc. or historical fiction (including books), that contribute to larger public history efforts to broaden public history understanding. Receipt Deadline: 12/01/23
ALDI Cares Community Grants for nonprofit organizations that make a positive impact on Children’s Health & Wellness and Food Insecurity while supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs where ALDI has stores. ALDI supports three main areas for grant funding. Please review the below categories below to ensure the organization falls within funding areas. Children’s Health & Wellness: Organizations and causes whose mission is primarily focused on improving the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of youth, 0-18, through education, arts, athletics, or out of/after school programming, Food Insecurity: Organizations who are addressing lack of consistent access to quality nutritious foods for a healthy and active lifestyle, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Organizations committed to breaking down systemic barriers, increasing access to equitable opportunities, advancing racial equality and promoting justice. Deadline: 12/15/23 (Requests should be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the date the requested donation is needed)
Big Lots Grants and in-kind donations to USA nonprofits in eligible states for programs that will enhance the lives of children and families. Funding is intended for programs and projects in the focus areas of hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. Priority will be given to programs that benefit women and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Priority is given to projects that: Have a Big Lots associate involved as a board member, board committee member, or key volunteer; Support needy families, helping them transition from poverty to self-sufficiency; Come from organizations with strong fiscal management and board member commitment and involvement. Gifts outside of these criteria are considered on a case-by-case basis, such as grant awards for environmental causes, diversity, or the arts. Significant partnership projects and capital requests are by invitation only. Deadline: 01/01/24 Midnight PST
NEA Research Blog Posts and Podcasts
“By Any Measure” blog posts and podcasts appear at the online digest ArtsJournal. They also are available on the NEA website.