Money, as they say, makes the world go ’round. OK, maybe that’s a bit much, but it’s certainly important. For artists, there are options when it comes to uncovering funding options, and part of your job is discovering them. Grants are a significant form of funding that can be of huge benefit to artists throughout the year. What’s important is taking the time to seek them out and apply. Here are a few to get you started.
Filmed by Bike is accepting applications for BIPOC filmmaking grants. This award is intended to support Black, Indigenous and all People of Color to tell their bicycle stories. In their own words:
“Here at Filmed by Bike, we have long had a focus of carving out intentional space for positions of power, prominence and celebration for Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color (BIPOC), and for women. We spend eight months of the year digging into the far reaching corners of the internet in search of the world’s best bike movies.
You know what we’ve learned over the years? The world is dreadfully devoid of films created by or about BIPOC cyclists.”
For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 20.
Innovate Grant offers $1,800 quarterly grants to support artists and photographers. Check out their streamlined application process and see if this is a fit for you. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 22.
Artist Trust invites applications for the Grant for Artists’ Progress (GAP). These are unrestricted project-based grants of $1,500 for artists in Washington State. In 2023, Artist Trust will support artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color residing in King County as well as artists of all backgrounds residing outside of King County. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 23.
Praxis Center believes in art careers. We know the road can be steep and thorny. That’s why our experts are here to nurture you every step of the way. From time management to the documents you need, to how to approach galleries and so much more, we are here for you. Give Praxis a try today and see how far you can go.
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World.
Photo credit: Innovate Grant