Don’t Miss Out on These Grants for Artists

No matter what kind of artist you are, musician, poet, dancer, videographer, or painter, hundreds of overlooked grants are available to fund various programs for the arts. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 2.6 million artists in the U.S. workforce. But in 2020, the unemployment rate for artists increased by 6.6% from 2019. 

However, support is stronger than ever for the arts right now! On, new grants are listed daily that provide funding for artists. Keep reading below to discover just some of the many grants currently available!


  • Grants of up to $15,000 are available to jazz musicians to support performances and tours.
  • There are also grants of up to $3,000 for professional musicians requiring emergency financial assistance.

Find more music grants here.


  • Additionally, in-kind support is available to independent filmmakers for assistance in producing films. The program provides loans of professional-grade camera equipment and assistance with post-production. 
  • Grants of up to $50,000 are also available to artists for science-related film projects. Funding is to support feature-length nonfiction documentary projects that encourage an exploration of science-related topics. 

Find more film grants here.


  • An award of $50,000 is available to an author to recognize contributions to the field of Jewish literature.
  • Grants are also available to writers to write nonfiction humanities books for a general audience.

Find more literature grants here.


  • In addition, grants are open to nonprofits, theater companies, educational organizations and individuals for musical performances and projects.
  • There is also financial assistance available to individuals working in performing arts and entertainment.

Find more performance grants here.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Artists

  • Additionally, there are also grants and in-kind support for Black, Asian, Latino, and Indigenous individuals to create projects that will be promoted on the funding source’s platform. Eligible areas of interest include publishing, music, games, food and craft, film, design and tech, comics and illustration, and art.

Find more BIPOC grants here.

Fine Arts & Crafts

  • Grants are open to individual artists for creative art projects.
  • Grants up to $30,000 are also available to artists to support creative work.

Find more grants for artists here.

Still, Searching?

Find all grants available for artists at Knowing opportunities are available to support the arts gives some much-needed hope to artists during these difficult times.

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