this one is a link that lists many current grants. this is for federal grants.....try all that you qualify for....give yourself a chance.
Here is another one that gives massive grants...free access online
About the Foundation
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has been operating since 1976 with two main purposes. We offer grants to individual visual artists through two programs: an annual Individual Support Grant and a separate program to assist visual artists in cases of catastrophic events through an Emergency Grant program. We also maintain an archive on the art and life of Adolph Gottlieb and organize exhibitions of his art and that of others.
Adolph Gottlieb began his career as an artist in New York in the 1920s, with no expectation of financial reward. He became one of the small group of artists who initiated the movement known as Abstract Expressionism, and achieved artistic and financial success far beyond his early expectations.
Over the course of his life Gottlieb had several friends and colleagues who, despite their artistic achievements, were not able to support themselves either through the sale of their art or through teaching or related work. Adolph and his wife Esther were known among their friends as people who would help out when times were hard or when someone was in serious need.
In that spirit, Adolph left instructions in his will that a foundation be created to benefit “mature, creative painters and sculptors.” When Adolph died in 1974 this paragraph became a mandate for an artists’ estate to develop a program that would provide direct financial assistance to individual artists. Esther Gottlieb, having helped to conceive this idea, saw to it that his wishes were carried out and pursued the structural development and organization of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation.
Since 1976, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has been making Individual Support Grants to painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are in current financial need. Grants are available through an open application process and they have been distributed to artists worldwide. The annual deadline for completed applications is December 15th.
The Gottlieb Foundation also manages a separate Emergency Assistance program to assist mature visual artists who have suffered a recent catastrophic situation such as a fire, flood or emergency medical situation and who lack the resources to deal with their current circumstances. There are no deadlines for this program. Complete information about Emergency Grants can be obtained by following this link. These grant programs exist as part of the continuing legacy of Adolph and Esther Gottlieb and reflect their dedication to assisting individual artists.
Since its inception, the Musicians Foundation has provided nation-wide support to thousands of musicians across all genres, offering compassion, respect and the support necessary for them to weather financial difficulties and personal setbacks with dignity and security. Funds raised through concerts, annual dinners and bequests, as well as generous individual donors, have enabled the Musicians Foundation to spend a century giving back to the people who make the music — our shared source of joy, inspiration and incomparable, irreplaceable artistry.
Here's another one for emergent services in the Arts
Thank you for your interest in the grant award program of the Puffin Foundation.
The 2016 grant cycle is now closed. For the upcoming 2017 cycle we will review grants only in the following fields: Fine Arts, and Video/Film.
Application forms are not available electronically, but can be requested by sending a SASE (#10 business letter sized, self-addressed stamped envelope) to the address below beginning in September 2016. Requests for application forms must be received by December 6, 2016. Completed applications for the 2017 cycle will be accepted from November 1st until the deadline of December 31, 2016 postmarked by midnight. Applications postmarked after this date will not be reviewed.
After September 1st, to receive an application packet please send a SASE (#10 self-addressed stamped envelope) to:
Puffin Foundation Ltd.
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111
The Foundation requests that previous grantees allow a one-year hiatus prior to reapplication. This allows our grants to be available to an even wider number of applicants. Applicants may only submit one proposal per year.
Grants from the Puffin Foundation, Ltd. can only be awarded to permanent residents and citizens of the United States. U.S. citizens whose projects encompass work in other countries are still eligible to apply.
We are not able to provide status reports about the disposition of submitted applications, so PLEASE do not call seeking such information. Applicants will be notified on an ongoing basis about the decision on their application from January 15th through June.
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists whose works might have difficulty being aired due to their genre and/or social philosophy. 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. Average grants are approximately $1,250. The maximum grant size is $2,500.
We thank you again for your interest.
Gladys Miller-RosensteinGladys Miller-Rosenstein Executive Director
Open Meadows Foundation
Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls.
Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age or ability. We offer grants under $2000 to projects that:
* Are designed and implemented by women and girls;
* Reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both
its leadership and organization;
* Promote building community power; and
* Have limited financial access.
Small and start-up organizations are