PROGRAM : The Artists' Fellowship, Inc. is a private, charitable foundation that assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability, or bereavement. The Artists' Fellowship's Board of Trustees and Officers all serve as volunteers in service to our community of artists. Assistance is given without expectation of repayment. One does not need to be a Member of the Fellowship to receive assistance; neither does membership in the Artists?Fellowship entitle one to assistance from the foundation. The Artists' Fellowship cannot aid every artist who applies, nor does it award scholarship funds or "fellowships" for study, schooling, or travel.

ELIGIBILTY : Applications from performance artists, commercial artists, commercial photographers, filmmakers, crafts persons, and hobbyists are not accepted. Although the need is real and often urgent, Artists' Fellowship is not authorized to respond to such requests.

Professional fine artists should submit the following:
1. A completed application
2. A cover letter
3. Slides or other documentation of artwork
4. One copy of the most recent tax return for their household
5. An up-to-date resume, and
6. Supporting materials such as hospital or doctors' reports that substantiate financial need.

Application can be downloaded from the Web site below.


Artists' Fellowship, Inc.
47 Fifth Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10003
Telephone: (646) 230-9833


PROGRAM : Grants are a one-time $1,000 given to US-based professional visual artists in need of emergency aid to avoid eviction or to pay for medical expenses, utility bills, or another emergency the organization board deems worthy. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient need.

Emergency Grants, Change Inc.
(212) 473-3742


PROGRAM : The Independent Study Program (ISP) consists of four interrelated parts: Studio Program, Curatorial Program, Critical Studies Program, and Architecture and Urban Studies Program. The ISP provides a setting within which students pursuing art practice, curatorial work, art historical and architectural scholarship, and critical writing engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the historical, social, and intellectual conditions of artistic production. The program encourages the theoretical and critical study of the practices, institutions, and discourses that constitute the field of culture.

Each year twelve students are selected to participate in the Studio Program, four in the Curatorial Program, six in the Critical Studies Program, and five in the Architecture and Urban Studies Program. The ten students participating in the Curatorial and Critical Studies Programs each year are designated as Helena Rubinstein Fellows in recognition of the substantial support provided by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation. The program begins in early September and concludes at the end of the following May.

Many of the participants are enrolled at universities and art schools and receive academic credit for their participation, while others have recently completed their formal studies.

Architecture and Urban Studies Program in collaboration with the Cooper Union School of Architecture
Architecture and Urban Studies participants are engaged in the critical study of architecture, the city, and the public sphere. They pursue individual scholarly research or architecture and urban design projects, presenting their work at the end-of-year exhibition.



Independent Study Program (ISP)
The Whitney Museum of American Art
Tel: (212) 431-1737



PROGRAM : Enables individual U.S. performing artists to pursue opportunities abroad that further their artistic development. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 will support artists pursuing a wide variety of activities abroad, including the development or expansion of creative relationships with artists and art organizations; the exploration of artistic forms; or the creation of new work, either individually or in collaboration with artists abroad.


Artists Exploration Fund
Arts International
251 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 674-9744


PROGRAM : Cultural Contact뭩 mission is to foster the creation, preservation and promotion of the artistic and cultural heritage of Mexico and the United States, by encouraging communication through mutual understanding, and by nurturing a close artistic collaboration between the societies of both countries, within a global context. Through its program of financial support for artistic projects, Cultural Contact promotes a model of international participation that seeks to accomplish the following objectives:

Promote artistic excellence, creativity and innovation.
Foster the presentation of each country뭩 artistic and creative work in the other country.
Engage diverse audiences and communities by sensitizing them to the artistic expressions in both countries.
Expand the opportunities for growth and encourage the professionalization of artists, presenters, producers, and arts administrators in both countries.
Establish lasting artistic exchange policies and collaboration strategies between the U.S. and Mexico in the short, medium and long-terms.
Enhance knowledge and understanding of both countries?cultures, locally and globally.
Promote an international model of support for arts and culture among institutions from different sectors (public, private, and philanthropic).
Generate, internationally, the creation, consolidation and organization of markets for the arts from United States and Mexico.
Optimize human, financial, artistic and material resources in the binational cultural environment.

DEADLINE : Annual open round of applications starts Mid-January and deadline is Mid-April. Please contact the Fund directly for specific details.



US/Mexico Fund for Culture
Londres 16-3er Piso,
Colonia Juarez, 06600
Mexico DF
Phone: (525) 592-5386 and (525) 535-6735
Fax: (525) 566-8071
Web site:


PROGRAM : A partnership of the NEA and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC), allows American artists to live and work in Japan for six months. Artists from the visual, media, performing, literary, and design arts are encouraged to apply through a sponsoring not-for-profit organization. Grants normally will be awarded at Commission meetings held in April and September. Deadlines for receipt of proposals at the Commission뭩 Washington office are 5 PM March 1 and August 1 respectively. If March 1 or August 1 falls on a weekend, the deadline for receipt of hard copy will be the following Monday. Proposals received after these dates will be retained in the Commission office for review in the next cycle. Please see Web site for details.


Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 418-9800
Web site:


PROGRAM : SACI is a full-time U.S. college-affliated studio art based in Florence, Italy. The International Incentive Awards have been established by SACI to encourage participation in study abroad by under-represented groups, particularly ethnic minorites. Applicants should be either sophomores or juniors with demonstrated interest in the studio arts or art history with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. Up to two scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters. Cooper Union students are also eligigble for a $2,000 scholarship. The candidate must be admitted to the SACI Abroad Program in order to be considered for either scholarship.

DEADLINE : March 31, 2005 for Fall 2005; October 1, 2005 for Spring 2006


SACI Coordinator
US Student Programs
Institute of International Education
809 U.N. Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
(212) 984-5548
(800) 344-9186/(800)344-9186



PROGRAM: The AIM Program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts provides training, encouragement, and a venue for exhibition to emerging visual artists from the New York metropolitan area. For working artists.

APPLICATION: Applications due in September and April for the 12-week session. For an application, contact: The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10456 Phone: (718) 681-6000


PROGRAM : A non-profit gallery and art service organization which provides exhibition opportunities, professional assitance, and financial support to artists. Exhibition program focuses on contemporary visual arts, and is accomonied by ongoing video program, periodic film screenings, and other events. Artists Space mission is also realized through two service programs: the Artists File & Artists Grants. Mediums open. Every artist who shows receives an honorarium, financial assistance with materials and installation costs, and transporation for their work. No commission on sales. All exhibitions are documented. Also available: Video Program, Film Screenings and Events.

Of special notes is the Independent Project Grant (IPG), which provides financial assistance to artists and curators for the public presentation of their work in a non-traditional exhibition space. The program offers up to $500 to individuals, groups of artists, and curatorial proposals and is designed to assist visual arts, film and video, and performance projects. Applications will be judged based on how well they fit the criteria below. Grants are available to emerging artists and curators to help organize and produce self-initiated exhibitions, performances, site-specific works, Internet projects, screenings of films and videos, as well as other art events and artists?projects that are open to the public and that occur in a space that does not usually function as an exhibition space. These grants are for artists and curators who are acting on their own behalf and without the resources of institutional sponsorship. The grants can assist in meeting the costs of press releases, announcements, postage, and installation costs. Visual artists needing assistance for production of specific exhibition projects in computer arts and new media are also eligible.


For general programs: Ongoing.
For IPG is quarterly. Check Website for specific dates.


Artists Space
38 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012


PROGRAM : Grants to individuals in literature, photography, performing arts. The Puffin Foundation Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists in the fields of art, music, theater, dance, photography, and literature whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired. The Foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books. Grants up to $2,500.



The Puffin Foundation
20 East Oakdene Avenue
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4198
Phone: (201) 836-8923
Fax: (201) 836-1734


PROGRAM : Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City awards studio work-space annually to approximately nineteen artists working in a variety of media. For working artists.

DEADLINE : Application deadline is April 15.

FOR INFORMATION : For complete application


PROGRAM : The foundation aims to identify emerging artists and assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development, and to raise the appreciation for and support of the arts in American society. Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS): Through this national program, 17 and 18 year-old artists may apply for college scholarships. Artists in the categories of dance, jazz, film and video, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing are eligible.



National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
800 Brickell Ave., Ste. 500
Miami, FL 33131
Phone : (305) 377-1140
Fax: (305) 377-1149

PROGRAM : Women artists or photographers who are at least 35 years of age are invited to submit three color prints of any medium (oil, watercolor, original works on paper, or sculpture) or three color or black-and-white prints of photographic works. Neither applicants nor members of their immediate family may be members of the National League of American Pen Women.
TENURE AND VALUE : The award is $1000. Funds may be used for education.

DEADLINE : January of every even-numbered year.


National League of American Pen Women, Inc.

1300 17th St., NW

Washington, DC 20036



PROGRAM : Funding Priorities: Arts and Culture: General, Arts and Culture: Visual Arts, Women and Girls, Feminist Women Artists Working in the Following Areas: Fiction Writing, Non-Fiction Writing and Poetry, Visual Arts. International Funding Priorities: Arts and Culture: General, Arts and Culture: Visual Arts, Women and Girls, Feminist Women Artists Working in the Following Areas: Fiction Writing, Non-Fiction Writing and Poetry, Visual Arts. Grant Types: Grants to Individuals.International Grant Types: Grants to Individuals. Limitations: No Media: Film/Video, No Research, No Business Ventures, No Emergency Funds for Hardship, No Dance or Theater, No Dissertations, No Education or Personal Study, No Loans, No Music, No Non-Profit Organizations, No Self-Publication. Areas: International, National, Canada. How to Apply: Application Form Required, Send SASE for Application. Average Grant: $900 (Maximum $1,500).


Ms. Susan Pliner

Executive Director

PO Box 630125

Bronx, NY 10463



PROGRAM : Fellowship program to support women who wish to pursue independent work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project, the applicant's record of accomplishment, and the potential importance of the fellowship at this stage in the applicant's career.


The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College

34 Concord Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: (617) 495-8212


PROGRAM : Women In Animation is a professional, non-profit organization established in 1994 to foster the dignity, concerns and advancement of women who are involved with any and all aspects of the industry and art of animation. Established in honor of founding member Phyllis Craig, the fund provides scholarships to students who demonstrate artistic talent and have a passion for animation. See Web page for deadline.


Phyllis Craig Scholarship Fund, Women in Animation

(818) 759-9596






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