Funding Update: December 2018
Welcome to your new funding update! Funding opportunities, from grants, to scholarships, to fellowships, to anything else you can imagine, will be shared here.
Want to see more? Check out our Database of Funding Opportunities to see even more funding opportunities for Queer Youth Theater and beyond.
Arcus Foundation: United States LGBTQ Social Justice
For: Nonprofit Organizations
Location: Arizona, Central Valley (CA), Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina
Deadline: January 22, 2019
The ultimate goal of Arcus’ Social Justice Program is to achieve dignity, safety, inclusion, and opportunity for LGBTQ people (i.e., people discriminated against based on actual or perceived Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity, also referred to as SOGI) in the U.S. and around the world, especially those most marginalized. While not specifically noted in “LGBTQ,” support for intersex populations can be included in concepts under this call.
New York Foundation for the Arts
What: Artist Fellowship
For: Individual Artists working in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Choreography, Music/Sound, Photography, and Playwriting/Screenwriting
Location: New York State
Deadline: January 23, 2019
NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. These fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.
For: LGBTQ Students enrolled in an Undergraduate, Graduate. and Doctoral program
Deadline: January 28, 2019
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.
What: Artist Grant
For: The creation and development of new live performance.
Deadline: February 15, 2019
The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining — and ultimately co-creating — a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States.
National Endowment for the Arts
What: Project Grant
For: Small and mid-sized organizations
Deadline: April 11, 2019 (make sure to register in March and prepare materials beforehand!)
The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present.