Deadline: December 15:  Individual Support grants available to painters, printmakers and sculptors with a minimum of 20 years in a mature phase; grant amounts are determined each year.  Last year this program awarded 12 grants of $25,000 each.  A separate grant program, for emergencies, assists mature painters, printmakers and sculptors suffering from a recent, unforeseen catastrophic event (fire, flood, medical emergency), who have a minimum of ten years in a mature phase; grant amounts range up to $15,000 depending on the need and circumstances of the individual applicant. Info:  More information including the link to access the on-line applications for both programs can be found on our website at

Residency Partnership Program:The Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program supports professional ensembles and presenters in building audiences for small ensemble music through residency projects.  The program funds activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. Grant support of up to $6,000 is available; residencies must take place within a one-month period. Applicants must be Chamber Music America members at the Organization level at time of submission.

Program guidelines, online application, FAQs and application workshop schedule can be downloaded at the CMA website,

Submissions must be received no later than October 12, 2018, at 9:00 PM Eastern Time. The Residency Partnership Program is funded by the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

The NALAC Fund for the Arts is is the only national grant program intentionally investing in Latinx artists and nonprofit arts organizations in the United States (Latinx is a gender-neutral term increasingly used in lieu of Latino or Latina). To date, NALAC has awarded over 500 grants, reflecting an investment of $2.5 million across 35 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and México. We encourage you to apply. Below, some of our past awardees share about how an NFA grant has supported their work and practice.

2018 GRANT OPPORTUNITIES: Grant Categories for Latinx Artists
– $5,000 NFA Artist Grant
– $5,400 NFA San Antonio Artist Grant
– $10,000 Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film [Emerging Filmmakers] – $25,000 Mentorship Award

Grant Categories for Latinx Arts Organizations
– $5,000 NFA Small Organizations
– $10,000 NFA Mid to Large Organizations

Upcoming Grant Opportunities
– NFA Puerto Rico Artist Grant
– NALAC Pod Grant

Visit to learn more about each of the categories.

We invite you to connect with NALAC to learn more prior to the deadline on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm CST
Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 5:00-6:00 pm CST
Join the webinar via Zoom with a webcam or by phone: Meeting ID: 210 432 3982. Phone audio: US Toll (408) 638-0968 or (646) 558-8656.

South Arts Professional Development and Artist Planning Grants: Now open to media (film) and visual arts organizations.
These grants are available for the professional development needs and artistic planning efforts of Southern presenters/programmers/curators. The grant program offers assistance to presenting organizations (organizations that present or host artists for engagements in their communities) for opportunities that they normally would not be able to afford; applications will only be accepted for NEW opportunities that organizations, under normal circumstances, are unable to attend. Applicants must contact Nikki Estes at (404) 874-7244 ext. 16 prior to application submission. Deadline: Year-round, at least 60 days prior to activities.

Express Grants: New Program Alert: This new, quick turnaround grant program is an opportunity for presenting organizations in rural Southern communities (with populations of 50,000 or below) to engage Southern guest performing or literary artists from outside of the presenter’s state. Deadline: Year-round, at least 60 days prior to activities.

More information

Lynnbrook Park Artist-Organizer RFP

The goals of the Artist-Organizer (the Artist), will be to engage with community members, to create and maintain strong partnerships with well-trusted leaders within the community, to help build a vision for the future of Lynnbrook Park. The project scope will include deep community engagement, artistic workshops for the community, and temporary artistic installations. Community workshops should utilize a variety of participatory art forms, teach people about creative processes, and apply those processes to the imagining of a future park site. If accomplishing this variety requires the help of other artists, the Artist will be responsible for contracting them. Additionally, the Artist will be required to coordinate with a Landscape Architect to translate artist-collected feedback into a conceptual design of the park. Download the RFP

The Public Art Challenge will support innovative temporary public art projects that enhance the vibrancy of cities. It encourages mayors to partner with artists, elevating the value of including the creative sector when developing solutions to significant urban issues. Cities with 30,000 or more residents are eligible to apply. Only three cities will be selected to receive up to $1 million each over two years. More information here.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets. It offers grants up to $150,000 to support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library, archive, and museum (LAM) fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice.  Libraries, museums, institutions of higher education and community organizations that support these entities are eligible to apply.

Thanks again for being part of the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Chattanooga, and thanks to the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, ArtPlace America, the City of Chattanooga and all the sponsors, presenters and attendees who made it a very exciting, informative and fun experience. If you enjoyed the Chattanooga summit, consider attending or recommending the other regional summits happening across the country over the next year.

2019 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards 

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Up to 15 grantees will be awarded $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Online public voting determines the Top 25 finalists. Grant applications open on July 17 and are due by September 25, 2018. For more information, visit



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