Arts Funders

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NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

Mission The New York State Council on the Arts is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York’s citizens. The Council believes in supporting the following.

Artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure, and

The rights of all New Yorkers to access and experience the power of the arts and culture, and the vital contribution the arts make to the quality of life in New York communities.

Among the specific resources of interest to our members are:

Funding for Artists
Local Arts Funding
Folk Arts Resources
Individual Artists
Literature
Visual Arts

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NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

Mission
Established in 1971 by the New York State Council on the Arts as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower artists across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives. We do this through three main program areas: cash grants and fiscal sponsorship, online resources, and professional development training.

NYFA – 2013 Artists’ Fellowships
First launched in 1985, NYFA’s Artist Fellowship Program, has provided over $27 million in unrestricted cash grants to artists in 15 disciplines at critical stages in their careers. Past recipients include the winners of five Academy Awards, five Tony Awards, eight Pulitzer Prizes and 15 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships. The funds can be used in any manner the artists deem necessary to further their careers.

Guidelines http://www.artspire.org/Portals/0/NewFolder/2013Guidelines%201.pdf

Online Fundraising Resource List for organizations:

http://www.nyfa.org/level3.asp?id=55&fid=2&sid=65
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QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

Mission Statement
The mission of the Queens Council on the Arts is to foster and develop the arts in Queens County and to support individual artists and arts organizations in presenting their cultural diversity for the benefit of the community.

Opportunities for Artists;
Queens Council of the Arts Programs:
Grant Guidelines for Individual Artists
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund (DCA GNYADF) for Individual Artists working in visual, literary and performing arts

(fiscal sponsor not required)
2014 Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. Grant information will be posted in July 2013.

This grant is intended to fund individual visual, literary and performing artists in the creation of new work, culminating in a public event that must be accessible to the general public of Queens County. Visual artists working in fiber, folk arts/traditional, graphics, media arts – film/video, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture are encouraged to apply, as are composers, choreographers, playwrights, non-fiction and fiction literary artists, poets and spoken word artists. This opportunity is open to all individual artist applicants including those that represent various ethnic, social, and geographic areas.
Details and application link: http://queenscouncilarts.org/grants-for-individual-artists/

Upcoming Workshops:
The Queens Council on the Arts offers individual artists and arts organizations arts management training and professional development services through interactive workshops designed to promote artistic and professional growth.

WORK! HOW TO PRESENT WORK SAMPLES FOR GRANTS AND FUNDERS

Wednesday, January 9th and 23rd from 6-8pm
Greater Astoria Historical Society
35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor (Quinn Building)
M/R train to Steinway or N/Q train to Broadway
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 BRONX COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

“Our mission is to encourage and increase public awareness and participation in the arts, and to nurture the development of artists and cultural organizations.”

Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is celebrating over 50 years as a private, non-profit membership organization that is the official cultural agency of Bronx County. Recognized nationally as a leading arts service organization in providing financial services (small grants programs), professional development, cultural services and arts programs, BCA serves a multicultural constituency in excess of 1.2 million residents.

23 YEARS OF BRIO FELLOWSHIPS SUPPORTING BRONX ARTISTS

Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create literary, media, visual, and performing works of art. 25 BRIO grants of $3,000 each are awarded to Bronx artists. BRIO award winners complete a one-time public service activity.

The awards are based solely on artistic excellence. Winners are selected by a panel of arts professionals representing the award disciplines.

2013 Application Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2013.

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LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been a leading voice for arts and culture Downtown and throughout New York City for nearly 40 years, producing cultural events and promoting the arts through grants, services, advocacy, and cultural development programs.

LMCC is dedicated to making Manhattan a thriving center of arts activity with relevance to the arts community worldwide. It does this through a range of grants, cultural programs and advocacy.

There’s more to LMCC than just Lower Manhattan. Each year we distribute over $550,000 to hundreds of artists and organizations all over Manhattan through our Manhattan Arts grants. In partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), we administer three grant programs to serve Manhattan’s diverse arts community.

Creative Curricula

Grants of up to $5,000 to teaching artists and arts organizations for in-school partnerships. To apply go here.

Fund for Creative Communities

Grants of up to $5,000 to artist community partnerships and non profit organizations. Application information here.

Manhattan Community Arts Fund

Grants of up to $5,000 for individual artists and small nonprofit organizations. Application information here.

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HARLEM ARTS ALLIANCE

HARLEM Arts Alliance (HAA) is a not-for-profit arts service organization committed to nurturing the artistic growth and the development of artists and arts organizations based in Harlem and its surrounding communities.

Comprised of over 850 individual artists and arts organizations, HAA plays an essential role by helping to build the resources, network, and capacity of its richly diverse membership. Counted among its members are young emerging artists as well as established and internationally recognized artists.

Artz, Rootz & Rhythm is HAA’s signature showcase series and Festival which features the talent and creativity of the member performing and visual artists and arts organizations at indoor and outdoor venues in Harlem and NYC.  Go to the website for more information about Artz, Rootz & Rhythm

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NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City’s vibrant cultural life. Among our primary missions is to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations, both large and small, throughout the five boroughs.

DCLA also works to promote and advocate for quality arts programming and to articulate the contribution made by the cultural community to the City’s economic vitality. The Department represents and serves non-profit cultural organizations involved in the visual, literary and performing arts; public-oriented science and humanities institutions including zoos, botanical gardens and historic and preservation societies; and creative artists at all skill levels who live and work within the City’s five boroughs.

Extensive list of organizations that provide services and/or information useful to artists and cultural organizations.

DISCRETIONARY FUNDS FROM NYC ELECTED OFFICIALS
(List officials and the programs that they offer)

CITY OF CHICAGO CULTURAL GRANTS http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/provdrs/grants.html

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