I have already written about funding for artists and various mobility grants. Oftentimes, these grants are also available to writers, so it is worthwhile to check out my other posts on this topic. (Searching for Grants and Grants for US artists)
There are also specific grants for writers only that I would like to mention. The first good resource is Funds for Writers. This article by Megan Potter also has some good information. And this post can also prove useful.
As I always say, start locally. Check your local arts councils as well as arts and writing organizations. If you need help funding travel expenses, your country’s embassy in the country you are going to may prove helpful.
If any of you know of any other sources for grants and funding, please feel free to add them in the comments.
I recently happened upon a website called The Artists Objective. It has some useful information, particularly of interest for U.S. artists is the ART FUNDERS link. Hope you find these useful.
Also, a reminder that there are 4 days left to apply for the June writer’s residence. Click on the Writer’s Residence page for more information.
Money – I think this a topic many artists and people in the arts hate talking about. The reason is mostly because of the difficulty of attaining it. I have problems with getting it for the residency as well, and it pains me that the artists invited must pay some of the costs. I’m working as hard as I can to reduce these costs to a minimum.
Below are some funding resources. These can be helpful even for those artists who will not participate in the residency this year.
Of course, good places to start are local Arts Councils, Associations and Foundations, local Polish organizations (i.e. Polish-American associations). If any of you have good sources or leads, please add them in the comments and I will try to add them to this list. The list below is of course tailored mostly to the needs of artists going on residencies, but not exclusively. I hope it is of help for everyone.
ChangingRoom – Big online database
Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe
Kulturkontakt Nord Mobility Program
Lab for Culture
Open Art Projects
European Cultural Foundation Mobility Grants
Andy Warhol Foundation (may be for institutions only)
If I find anything else, I will update this post. Please let me know if any of the links aren’t working.
P.S. – If any of you have good funding resources for NGOs in Europe, specifically Poland, I would be much obliged.
Just a reminder that there only 3 more days left to apply for the Art Factory Bialystok residence this summer. The deadline is a postmark deadline, which means you must mail the application by Jan. 16. If for some reason you cannot make it by that deadline, but you really, really want to apply, please email me. I will probably give you a few more days.
Two more things:
1. I am in the process for applying for a grant that I hope will help lower the costs for artists this year. Please keep your fingers crossed.
2. I’ve decided to nix the trip to Biebrza National Park, and instead we will go to Warsaw for three days. We will visit museums and hopefully meet some interesting people in the Polish art world. I think this will be much more useful and educational.
Soon I will feature some contemporary Polish artists.