Don’t Miss Out on These Grants for Artists

No matter what kind of artist you are, whether a musician, poet, dancer, videographer, or painter, there are hundreds of overlooked grants. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 2.6 million artists in the U.S. workforce. And in 2020, the unemployment rate for artists increased by 6.6% from what it was in 2019. 

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


  • Award to a U.S., Canada, or International classical music composer for exceptional achievement in overall work, distinctive creativity, and career attainment.
  • There are also grants of up to $3,000 to U.S. professional musicians requiring emergency financial assistance.

Find more music grants here.


  • In-kind support to U.S. independent filmmakers to shoot and finalize films. Specifically, the program provides loans of professional-grade camera equipment and assistance with post-production.
  • Grants of up to $500 to U.S. documentary film directors and producers for urgent financial needs. Grant funds may be requested for groceries, car payments, utilities, and components of documentary projects.

Find more film grants here.


  • Awards of $3,000 to a U.S. or Canada author and an illustrator to encourage and recognize emerging talent in children’s literature.
  • Grants to USA professional writers for critical financial support during times of economic difficulty.

Find more literature grants here.


  • Grants are also open to nonprofits, theater companies, educational organizations, and individuals for musical performances and projects.
  • Financial assistance to USA individuals working in the field of performing arts and entertainment.

Find more performance grants here.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Artists

  • Grants of $7,500 are also open to U.S., Canada, and International artists from underrepresented communities for the creation and presentation of artwork.
  • Additionally, there are grants and in-kind support to Black, Asian, Latinx, and Indigenous individuals to create projects and promote them 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

Find more grants for artists here.

Still, Searching?

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

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