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CalArts Student Grants
CalArts Faculty Grants
There may be specific funding opportunities available through your School. Get in touch with your School's program manager/administrative assistant to find out more.
CalArts Writing Center
Appointments and Walk-Ins
Monday-Wednesday, 10 am-10 pm
Thursday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm
Appointments can be made here.
Appointments are the same length as regular sessions (30-45 minutes max), but guarantee you a slot with a tutor at a time that's convenient for you. Please bring all assignment materials with you.
Reference and Instruction Librarian & School of Critical Studies Liaison
Los Angeles Public Library Resources
The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) has a wealth of information available on searching for grants, writing proposals, establishing nonprofits, and fundraising. The following lists are provided as an introductory guide to some of these resources.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center offers a subscription based service for individuals to access their databaase of nearly 10,000 grantmaker profiles, details on funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals, as well as application details and information.
Foundation Center's Guide to Budgeting
Free, step-by-step short course on proposal budgeting basics.
Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing
Free, step-by-step short course on proposal writing basics. Will need to create a free account with GrantSpace to access the free course.
GrantSpace Sample Documents
Free sample letters of inquiry, cover letters, budgets, and successful proposals.
College Art Association
Continuously updated information for artists, scholars, museum professionals, educators, and other members of the visual arts community. Includes grants, fellowships, awards, exhibition opportunities, residencies, and more.
Private Art Focused Grantors
Over 12,000 awards, services and publications for individual artists and art professionals. Updated daily. This resource is NOT specific to New York.
1.Choose any tab to begin and fill out sections of interest (Award, Discipline, Location, etc.).
2. When you have filled out the tabs of interest, click on "search now." You do not have to fill out all tabs.
3.You can create an account in the NYFA in order to save searches and receive alerts when new opportunities are added that match your search criteria.
A Few Specific Opportunities, 2019/2020
The Awesome Foundation
Micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on "awesome" projects.
Rotating call for funding opportunities.
Puffin Foundation Artist Grants
Specializing in providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.