Many of these grants have regional requirements, age, sometimes race but in general with due diligence you should find something of use here.  Links might need to be updated.

  • Xeric Foundation: Comic Book Grants:  Offers financial assistance to committed, self-publishing comic book creators and qualified charitable and non-profit organizations.

  • Women's Studio Workshop: A non-profit artists' space for visual artist.

  • William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts: Awarded annually to an early career African American Artist.  

  • Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts: Project based grants to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations and their cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary works in the U.S.

  • West Virginia Division of Culture and History: A resource offering grant opportunities for artists in West Virginia.

  • Visual Arts Sea Grant: Encourages New England professional visual artists to create and present work related to themes of the ocean and its coastal community.

  • Visual Aid: Encourages artists with life-threatening illnesses to continue their creative work, offers grants to visual artists with AIDS, Cancer, or other life-threatening illnesses

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Fellowships for professional artists, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Must be a Virginia resident.

  • Virginia Commission for the Arts: Offers visual artist fellowships, poetry fellowships, and teacher incentive grants to Virginia residents.

  • Utah Arts Council: Offers opportunities to professional and emerging artists 20 years or older who have lived in Utah for a least a year prior to applying.

  • University of Wisconsin Library: Annoted list of web sites on grant proposal writing.

  • Urban Glass Visiting Artist Fellowships: Offers two Visiting Artist Fellowships to New York State based emerging artists wishing to work in glass.

  • Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council: Designed to aid in career development and arts activities of artists living and working in the 18 counties of southwestern Minnesota.

  • Sculptor.org: A collection of links and descriptions of organizations which fund sculptor's training, special commissions and projects, improved communication between 3D artists and conservation.

  • Somerville Arts Council: Provides grants once a year to support artists, schools, organizations, and special projects in Somerville Massachusetts.

  • The Santo Foundation: Provides individual artist grants, travel stipends and subsidized workspace to artists working in all mediums.

  • San Francisco Arts Commission: Awards grants to individuals working and living in San Francisco as well as organizational projects, special projects and creative space grants.

  • The Roy W. Dean Film & Video Grants: Provides grants for shorts, documentaries and independent features that tell stories that can heal and enrich our lives.

  • The Puffin Foundation: Awards grants in the following fields: Visual Arts, Writing, Photography, Video, Public Interest and Documentary, Music and Dance, and Theatre to artists who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.

  • Pollack-Krasner Foundation: Awards one-year grants to individual working established artists working in painting, sculpture, printmaking and works on paper.

  • Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative: Supports the work of arts organizations and individual curators in the greater Philadelphia area for exhibitions and accompanying publications. 

  • Pew Fellowships in the Arts: Providing individual fellowships of up to $60,000 to Philadelphia-area artists working in a wide variety of performing, visual, and literary disciplines.

  • New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA): Grants each year to non-profit organizations incorporated in New York State, Indian Tribes, and units of local government.

  • Nevada Arts Council: Open to organizations and projects in Nevada.

  • National Gallery of Art: Information about fellowship programs at the national gallery, the library of Congress, other specified research libraries and collections in Washington, D.C., summer travel abroad for historians of American Art and other programs.

  • National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts: Supports exceptional young artists with cash awards, scholarships, and internships.  Only high school juniors and seniors eligible.

  • National Endowment for the Arts: Funding for individuals and organizations looking for grants ranging from Design to Museum to Visual Arts.

  • National Education Association (NEA) Foundation: Awards both student achievement Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants to enable fine arts teachers to create and implement fine arts programs, which promote learning among at risk students.

  • Moon and Starts Project: Grants designed to promote a greater two-way cultural exchange providing emerging artists with the funds to travel to either Turkey or the Untied States.

  • Liquitex Artist Materials: Scholarship Awards of $1,000 in Liquitex products will be made to a college enrolled student artist demonstrating skill and creativity in the use of acrylic paints each year.

  • The Leeway Foundation: Honors women and trans artists for their ability to create social change through their artistic and cultural work.

  • Kentucky Foundation for Women: Grants for female artists residing in Kentucky who use art for social change through Artist Enrichment and Art Meets Activism.

  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships: Provides fellowships for professionals in all fields except for the performing arts.

  • The Jerome Foundation: Makes grants to support the creation and production of new works (film and video) by emerging artists living in New York and Minnesota.  Travel & study grants are also awarded.

  • Japan Foundation: Provides U.S. Artists the opportunity to pursue creative projects in Japan through grant and fellowships.

  • Individual Artist Grants: Lists grants and other funding sources for individual artists state-by-state.

  • The Howard Foundation: Awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields.

  • Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarships at the Foundation Des Etats-Unis: Scholarship to American visual artists and musicians. lick on 'Culture' tab to view the scholarship.

  • The Graham Foundation: Makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and it's role in the arts, culture, and society.

  • Getty Grant Program: Support for institutions and individuals throughout the world for projects that promote the understanding of art, it's history and the conservation of cultural heritage.

  • George Gund Foundation: Provides grants three times a year in the areas of education, human services, economic and community development, environment and arts in the greater Cleveland area.

  • Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation: Aids talented young artists in the early stages of their careers. Limited to painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.

  • Adoph & Ester Gottlieb Foundation, Inc: Supports fully committed artists who have a minimum of 20 years experience in sculpture, painting, or printmaking.

  • Fund for Women Artists: This website has a list of approximately 200 funding sources.

  • Freedom to Create Prize: This international prize celebrates the creativity of artists work in all art disciplines to promote social justice and inspire the human spirit.

  • The Franklin Furnace Fund: Annually awards grants to emerging artists, allowing them to produce major works in New York.

  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online: Search through detailed descriptions of more than 8,300 foundation programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.

  • Foundation Center Philanthropy New Digest RFP Bulletin: Arts & Culture: The RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin is published weekly for notices for awards and grant making organizations and non-profits.

  • Florida Division of Cultural Affairs: Open to Florida residents only.  Individual artist fellowships and grants fo the support of general artistic and career advancement.

  • District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities: Funding for the arts in D.C.

  • Cultural Resource Council: Funding individuals and non-profit organizations throughout Cortland, and Oswego counties, New York.

  • Creative Work Fund: Fund for artists and non-profit organizations to create new artworks through collaborations.

  • Creative Capital: A national grant making organization providing financial support to artists pursuing projects, click on 'Artist Support' for opportunities and deadlines.

  • College Arts Association: Grants and Fellowships page features a current list of opportunities for CAA Members.

  • CEC Arts Link: Supports exchange between artists and art organizations in the United States, Eastern/Central Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.  Three awards are offered: ArtsLink Residencies, Independent Projects, and ArtsLink Projects.  

  • Canadaart.info: This site provides an excellent overview and list of links for Canadian artists, including links to all provincial and major city arts councils.

  • California Community Foundation: Grants to individual artists and arts organizations; open to Los Angeles residents only.

  • Bric Arts: Provides arts education grants supporting partnerships between schools and cultural organizations or individual artists that collaboratively plan, teach and implement programs that integrate the study of arts and non-arts subjects in Brooklyn schools.

  • Black Rock Arts Foundation: Supports and promotes community-based, interactive installations & performances.  Grants range from $500-$6,000 to support 8-12 projects a year.

  • Betty Bowen Memorial Award: The Seattle Art Museum awards a grant of $15,000 to artists who work in all disciplines and who live in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho.

  • Franz and Virginia Bader Fund: For Visual artists aged 40+ who live within 150 miles of Washington D.C.

  • The Awesome Foundation: Started in Boston in 2009, provides $1,000 grants each month to artists and their projects.

  • Asian Cultural Council: Supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, and students.  Some of the grants listed are for Americans who wish to study in the countries of Asia eastward to Japan and Indonesia.

  • Art Works NEFA: A compilation of resources courtesy of the National ndowment for the Arts.  Funding for the support of visual arts, arts education, design, music and more.

  • Art.Net: Annotated list of resources for artists from art forums to artist collectives to web hosting sites.

  • Artsedge: Art advocacy and education resources.

  • Arts Council England: Grants for individuals, arts organizations, national touring, etc.  They are for projects that benefit England's residents for that help artists and art organizations from England carry out their work.

  • Artists' Fellowship: Assists professional fine artists and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement.

  • Artist Trust: Grants made to artists (18 or older, not students) who reside in Washington State.

  • Amsterdam Fund for the Art: Provides two grants, the Basic Grant Scheme for visual arts and visual art projects, the Plus Grant Scheme for community and art education.

  • American-Scandinavian Foundation: Promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the US and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

  • Alexia Foundation For World Peace: Annual Photography Contest offering grants to professionals and students for the production of a proposed project.  Awards of $15,000 for a non-collaborative work and students are awarded scholarships to study photojournalism via Syracuse University in London for up to one year.

  • A Room Of Her Own Foundation: Open to female visual artists who have solid creative goals and have demonstrated a track record of commitment to their art, in addition to substantial efforts to be self-sufficient.  The award can be up to $50,000 and is payable over two years.

  • Aaron Siskind Foundation: Open to Photographers using still-photography based media (not including film, video, internet, or interactive multimedia projects.) Grants of upt to $10,000 are awarded annually to photographers who are over the age of 21 and are no longer enrolled in a degree program.  App Period April-Ma