When it comes to grants for artists, there really are a lot of choices. More in fact than are available for many other categories. From government grants to grants from independent organizations and foundations, there always seems to be some sort of grant available for artists of every description. This is a heartening thing, for it means that there is a great appreciation for the arts all across the country.
When we talk about art we are not just talking about paintings, drawing and sculpture. Grants for are available for almost every art form including photography, writing, dance and almost any other kind of art form that you can imagine.
From small grants available to individual artists from local galleries and community groups to , museums and educational programs available from the Federal Government to grants available for specific kinds of art work from the more known and well-established institutes and organizations, grants for artists are definitely there if you know where to look.
Government Grants for Artists
Perhaps one of the best known organizations for funding artists is the National Endowment for the Arts. This Government agency does not usually give out grants to individual artists. It is, however, one of the primary sources of funding for those agencies and organizations who do give out grants to individual artists.
The National Endowment for the Arts includes funding for a wide variety of art programs including museums, educational art programs, community music or art programs, town beautification projects, design, dance, funding for artist communities, funding for theater (and musical theater) as well as visual and folk and traditional arts. Though this is not a comprehensive list, it gives you an idea of where to start when it comes to funding projects for artists.
For more information visit the National Endowment for the Arts.
Individual and Private Grants for Artists
While some of those who give out individual and private grants for artists are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, there are just as many more that are funded by individual donors who are doing their part to promote the arts across America.
It would take a great deal of time and space to run through all of the different types of grants available to artists across America. Instead, take a look at the list that has been put together by Philanthropy News Digest that talk of some of the largest sources of private funding for artists, art programs and art education across America. While by no means comprehensive, it will give you a place to start as you search for your own funding for your personal, educational or community art groups.
For a list of artist grants visit: Funding for Art