Small artist support grants ( $500 – $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts (citizens with primary residence in the U.S. and Canada)
WE DO NOT AWARD
Theater, playscripts, videos, and work which is or will be self-published. We do not give loans or provide money for educational assistance, work on dissertations or research (except research to be used in writing a book). We do not provide funds for the cost of editing services, business projects, or emergency money for people in need. We rarely give money to groups. Those who have applied for a grant previously must wait two years before reapplying to the fund. Former grantees must wait five years before reapplying.
WE ARE INTERESTED IN
Funding projects which you have begun or which are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show. We request that the majority of your submitted materials be related to and part of this project. (See the Recent Grantees page for examples of recently funded projects.) Please take time to read the guidelines and application form via Submittable carefully.
Applicants will be notified about grant decisions approximately five months after the deadline date. Generally, notifications are sent mid-May for fiction, mixed-genre, and visual art and mid-November for poetry and nonfiction.
MATERIALS FOR YOUR APPLICATION
Our link to Submittable will go live and allow you to apply on January 1st for each annual application cycle. Below are the materials you will need to gather and write one you are ready to apply.
Writers: a 400-word project description, a budget (as attachment), a 100-word description explaining why you are applying to a feminist fund, a 2-page resume (as attachment), and up to 20 pages of writing.
Mixed Genre (graphic and visual art with text): all of the above and up to 20 pages of text & illustration in .jpg format
Visual Artists: a 400-word project description, a budget (as attachment), a 100-word description explaining why you are applying to a feminist fund, a 2-page resume (as attachment), and 4 work samples in .jpg format, labeled as to title, size, medium, date.
Image specifications (also found in Submittable once beginning the application): Upload 4 images using the file upload buttons. Each JPEG may be no larger than 1600 pix in any direction. The image resolution must be between 72 and 100 dpi. Each file must be less than 1MB and labeled with the applicant’s last name followed by a period, first initial, underscore and number, for example SMITH.J_1.JPG, SMITH.J_2.JPG.
DEADLINES (you may apply in only one genre)
January 1 – January 31, 2017 for Nonfiction and Poetry. All applications accepted via Submittable Please click the link below to submit to our online application. These applications have a $25 fee, payable by credit card or PayPal.
January 1 – January 31, 2018 for Visual Art, Fiction and Mixed Genre via Submittable.Please click the link below to submit to our online application. These applications have a $25 fee, payable by credit card or PayPal
Please note that as of 2015, we no longer accept applications through snail mail. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you’ll grow with us as we move toward a more sustainable application process for all. Good luck! We’re excited to read your work.