The University of Iowa

Private Funding: Arts & Humanities

Please contact Mary Blackwood at 335-3968 or Tracy Titus at 335-3202 if you will be applying to a private arts and humanities organization. Either would like to know of your intent to apply and may be able to provide you with assistance in preparing your application.

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- A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO): A Foundation for Women Artists & Writers Gift of Freedom award (awards to female writers and visual artists)
- Alliance of Artists’ Communities (a nationwide consortium and professional organization providing an alternative to traditional grants and fellowships; includes colonies, retreats, and residency centers) [continuous]
- Altria Group: Arts (Primary focus giving areas are hunger relief, domestic violence prevention, the arts and humanitarian aid grants) [invitation only]
- American Academy in Rome (offers residential fellowships for artists and scholars in the arts and humanities)
- American Council of Learned Societies (humanities research fellowship programs) [various]
- American Musicological Society (Awards and Fellowships) [various]
- American Oriental Society (Hackney Fellowship for the Study of Chinese Art)
- American Symphony Orchestra League (orchestra management fellowship program)
- Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Tower View (offers residential fellowships for artists and scholars in the arts and humanities)
- Art DEADLINES List, The [various]
- Arts Midwest (Non-profit regional arts organization)
- ArtsLink (managed by CEC International Partners, ArtsLink supports exchange between artists and arts organizations in the United States and in Central/Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia through a competitive annual selection process) [various]
- ASCAP Foundation (awards in music) [various]
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- Banff Centre for the Arts (Residency Program in Canada) [various]
- Bellagio Study & Conference Center – Rockefeller Foundation (offers residential fellowships in Italy for artists and scholars in the arts and humanities)
- Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Residency Program)
- Bibliographical Society of America
- Bogliasco Foundation Liguria Study Center residential fellowships for artists and scholars in the arts and humanities
C :: [^top^]
- Camargo Foundation (Residency Program in France for artists and scholars)
- Center for Craft (supports Project Grants and Graduate Research Grants, in the field of craft history, criticism and/or cross-disciplinary study of studio craft in America)
- College Art Association (Resources & Opportunities) [various]
- Cornell University: Society for the Humanities (Postdoctoral fellowships)
- Cultural Funding: Federal Opportunities (A National Endowment for the Arts [NEA] online resource of Federal funding available for arts initiatives through national, state and local funding programs)
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- Djerassi Resident Artists Program
E :: [^top^]
- Exeter (Phillips) Academy George Bennett Fellowship (Writer-In-Residence Program)
F :: [^top^]
- Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (winter residencies for creative writers and visual artists)
- Furthermore (nonfiction book publishing)
G :: [^top^]
- GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program (original research projects related to music such as teaching methodology in early childhood; the impact of music study on human development; and the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals.)
- Grants for Individuals: Writing and Translation (Michigan State University Libraries' listing of resources in this area)
- Greenshields (Elizabeth) Foundation (Young Artists Awards for travel and study in the arts) [continuous]
- Guggenheim (Harry Frank) Foundation (humanities grants & dissertation fellowships studying violence)
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- H-Net academic web source for multiple disciplines H-Net is an international consortium of scholars and teachers that creates and coordinates Internet networks with the common objective of advancing teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
- Harmony Foundation
- Hasselblad Foundation (grants in photography)
- Hedgebrook: A Retreat for Women Writers (Residency Program)
- Humanities Iowa [various]
I :: [^top^]
- International Association of Residential Arts Centres (a worldwide network of residential arts centres and programmes which provide artists with facilities and conditions conducive to creative work) [various]
- International Literacy Association (supports research activity and publication in the fields of reading and reading education) [various]
- Iowa Arts Council [various]
K :: [^top^]
- Kress (Samuel H.) Foundation (Fellowships) [continuous]
L :: [^top^]
- Lannan Foundation (awards grants in the Visual Arts, the Literary Arts, and to Indigenous Communities) [open]
- Lulu (Lulu is a website that provides authors with a way to publish and sell their own books, e-books, and other media.)
M :: [^top^]
- MacDowell Colony (Artists’ Residency Program)
- Mattress Factory (Artists’ Residency Program at an alternative museum that commissions site-specific installations) [open]
- Mid-America Arts Alliance [various]
- Millay Colony for the Arts (Artists’ Residency Program)
N :: [^top^]
- National Gallery of Art (Fellowships) [various]
- National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) (grants for the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage)
- National Sculpture Society (Awards and Scholarships) [various]
- Newberry Library: Fellowships in the Humanities [various]
P :: [^top^]
- Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. (visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers) [continuous]
- Puffin Foundation (grants that encourage emerging artists in the fields of art, music, theater and literature)
R :: [^top^]
- Ragdale Foundation (Artists’ Residency Program)
S :: [^top^]
- Sacatar Foundation (Artists’ Residency Program in Brazil)
- Sanskriti Foundation (Residency Program in India for South Asian artists and scholars) [open]
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Scholars-in-Residence Program)
- Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (Summer residency program for emerging visual artists)
- Southern Jewish Historical Society (grants are intended to facilitate the completion of projects relevant to Southern Jewish history)
- Sparkplug Foundation (supports projects primarily in three areas of focus: music, education and grassroots organizing) [deadlines change each year]
- Studio Museum in Harlem: Artists in Residence Program (Year-long fellowships for artists of African descent)
U :: [^top^]
- University of Iowa Press: Iowa Short Fiction Award (Submission Guidelines) [various]
V :: [^top^]
- Vermont Studio Center (Artists’ Residency Program) [various]
- Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Artists’ Residency Program)
W :: [^top^]
- Warhol (Andy) Foundation for the Visual Arts
- Weill (Kurt) Foundation for Music
- White (Julia & David) Artists’ Colony (Artists’ Residency Program in Costa Rica) [open]
- Winterthur Museum (residential research fellowships in: American art, history, material culture, and design, or related topics in British, Continental, or Asian decorative arts and design.)
- Women's Studio Workshop (Grants and Fellowships)
Y :: [^top^]
- Yaddo (Artists’ Residency Program)