Current Funding Opportunities
Puffin Foundation: For emerging artists working with socially significant topics in fine arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, crafts, etc.), dance, and video. Award: $1,000-$2,500. Deadline: December 6.
American Association of University Women Career Development Grants: Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care. Awards range from $2,000 to $12,000. Deadline: December 15.
Financial Assistance to Host French Authors: The Cultural Services of the French Embassy offers financial aid to American institutions wishing to invite and host French authors for readings, signings, and symposia. Visit frenchculture.org for more information.
L. Ron Hubbard - Illustrators of the Future Contest
Open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more than 3 black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public. There will be three co-winners in each quarter and a grand prize winner. Award: $500. Grand Prize: $5,000. Deadlines: September 30, December 31.
Phillips Collection—Center for the Study of Modern Art: Annual prize for the best unpublished manuscript presenting new research in modern or contemporary art from 1780 to the present. Preference is given to applicants whose research focuses on subjects related to the Phillips’ areas of collecting. Award: $5,000. Deadline: January 15.
Historical Novel Society: Offers an award for an outstanding historical short story. Award: $3,000. Deadline: April 1.