Happy National Live Creative Day!

GrantWatch is celebrating National Live Creative Day by promoting grants that support struggling artists, new creative initiatives, imaginative culture and artistic programs/projects! What does it mean to “live creative”? We live creative when we stop sitting on our ideas and we step outside the box and make them happen!


I think to live creative is so much more. It’s having an idea and creating it overall—from start to finish, seamlessly in your head, then on paper and then to fruition without letting the naysayers stop your flow. Creativity for me is a whoosh that comes from above, whether it’s in a poem, an art work or in business. You have to stay quiet to listen.

—Libby Hikind, Founder and CEO of GrantWatch


Some creative ideas blossom by being in the right place at the right time. For others, you need funding. From international theater collaborations to art shows that promote diversity, find the funding you need on GrantWatch.com.

While GrantWatch is known for aiding small businesses and nonprofits, we promote artistic initiatives, businesses and individuals. After all, a successful business starts with a creative mind. Breaking into the world of art is just as daunting (if not, more so) as entering the world of business.

GrantWatch supports all our creative thinkers, both in business and in art—and they aren’t mutually exclusive. Celebrate National Live Creative Day by expressing your own personal creativity and by helping ambitious artists fulfill their dreams and bring their work to life.

Arts Grants on GrantWatch.com


Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to Exhibit Historical American Art that is Chicago-Based or has an International Focus


Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for arts exhibitions that increase the understanding and appreciation of historical American art (circa 1500–1980). 

LOI Date: 03/01/18

Deadline: 05/15/18 Postmarked for mailed material

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations to Support Chamber Music Training for Amateur Musicians

Grants to USA, Canada, and International organizations for workshops that provide coaching and support for amateur musicians playing chamber music.

Deadline: 12/31/17 – Postmarked or Emailed by 5:00 PM EST


Grants to USA Nonprofits and Arts Organizations to Support Visual Artists' Professional and Creative Development


Grants to USA nonprofit and arts organizations, museums, and cultural institutions for projects that support visual artists' needs and contribute to their creative and professional development.

Deadline: 03/01/18 Postmarked

About the Author: Kayli Tomasheski is a Copy Editor for GrantWatch.com.