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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Creative Work Fund - All Disciplines

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Creative Work Fund - All Disciplines


The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations.

It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities.  Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds, stretching boundaries and forging new partnerships.

In honor of its 25th anniversary and unlike prior years, artists from all artistic disciplines are welcome to apply in collaboration with a nonprofit organization. Lead artists will be asked to identify primary and secondary artistic disciplines in which they have strong track records of accomplishment.

Projects may culminate in any form. Artists and organizations should plan projects and prepare and authorize their letters of inquiry together. If a project will use a fiscal sponsor, that sponsor also must review and sign off on the letter.

In September 2020, the Fund will award approximately $620,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and collaborating artists. Grants will range from $15,000 to $45,000. Projects are expected to be completed within two or three years, but those of longer duration will be considered.

A series of How to Apply webinars (Oct 2 and Nov 6 at 11am) and in-person seminars will be held. Visit to find one near you and to register.

The deadline for letters of inquiry is December 6, 2019, 5pm PT.

Click here to learn more.