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Applying for Art and Artist Grants, Residencies, Funding, Aid and Other Opportunities for Assistance

Have you thought about applying for grants beyond SAGA? The good news is that the art world is one place where anyone who shows talent and promise, marketable or otherwise, can get help in a variety of ways including cash grants, residencies, employment or internships, allowances, free or low-cost studio space, art supplies, exhibition space, and so on.  In the interest of giving you a bit of an edge, here's a short resource list. We will continue to add to this list, so check back frequently.

RESOURCES and links: 

Artist Trust: Grants and other professional development for artists. http://artisttrust.org

Artists Communities: Networking and residencies and other resources (membership based). http://www.artistcommunities.org/

Creative Capital: Funding, counseling, and career development services. http://www.creative-capital.org/

Foundation Center: To search Foundation Center, you need a subscription. The Spokane Downtown Library has a subscription that is free to use. See Mark Pond for help (search grant databases for nonprofits or individuals)  http://foundationcenter.org/ 

The Ford Foundation Grant Database: Primarily for nonprofits, this is a helpful tool. https://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/

New York Foundation for the Arts: Artist professional development and other resources, such as residencies. https://www.nyfa.org/

Res Artis: World-wide artist residencies. http://www.resartis.org/en/

TPA Funds Grant administered by Visit Spokane: If you have a project or program that incorporates tourism and generates hotel stays for the Spokane area, then consider applying for the TPA.  https://www.visitspokane.com/industry/tpa/