Arts Grant News

Selected arts grants and philanthropy news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Innovative Thinking in Native American Arts with the School for Advanced Research

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is a non-profit organization in Santa Fe, New Mexico. SAR focuses on furthering creativity and innovative thinking in Native American arts and the social...more

What Will Cultural Philanthropy Look Like in the 21st Century?
Foundation: Knight Foundation

A new initiative called the Arts Funders Forum, supported by the Knight Foundation and run by the strategic advisory firm M+D, launched in Miami Beach with the aim of identifying the current state of...more

Is Education Killing Creativity?

Arinya Talerngsri, Chief Capability Officer and Managing Director at SEAC-Southeast Asia's Lifelong Learning Center, writes how when we go against what we are meant to be or do, we become someone we...more

The Forgotten Art of Teaching the Arts

Penny Swift, executive director of Education Through Music, writes that she champions a new emphasis on ensuring students have access to an in-school, qualified arts instructor. This new emphasis...more

Largest Foundation Support for Arts and Culture for 2012

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Government Grants for the Arts

National Leadership Grants for Libraries (2020)
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program (NLG-L) supports projects that enhance the quality of library and archival services nationwide by advancing theory and...more
Posted On - 2020-02-18

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (2020)
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by:...more
Posted On - 2020-02-18

Public Diplomacy Grants for Asmara, Eritrea
U.S. Mission to Eritrea
This is an Annual Program Statement for Embassy Asmara. We are looking for cultural and other public diplomacy programming for...more
Posted On - 2020-02-10

FY2020 U.S. Embassy Tokyo: Preserving the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy through the Arts
U.S. Mission to Japan
The U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out an artistic program that will...more
Posted On - 2020-02-01

Y 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity: Cultural Grants Program
U.S. Mission to Slovenia
The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia announces this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Slovenian cultural institutions and civil society organizations. The Embassy continues to offer grants...more
Posted On - 2020-01-23

NEA Research Grants in the Arts, FY2021
National Endowment for the Arts
Our support of a project may start on or after January 1, 2021. Grants generally may cover a period of performance of up to two years, with an exception for projects that include primary data...more
Posted On - 2020-01-17

Social Entrepreneurship

The Power of Being Unreasonable

The Power of Being Unreasonable

Teju Ravilochan co-founded the Unreasonable Institute in 2009 to design an academy to tackle poverty, social justice, and educational voids. It’s a social-good school for traditional and nonprofit companies to learn how to speed-up, find partners, and help fund their world-changing ideas.

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