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Opportunities Abound: Discover Grants & Fellowships for Creatives

Looking to take your artistic journey to the next level? Look no further! We've compiled a list of exciting grant and fellowship opportunities that cater to a wide range of artistic disciplines. Whether you're a filmmaker, writer, visual artist, or environmental advocate, there's something for everyone. Check out these incredible opportunities and take the next step towards realizing your artistic dreams! FOR MIAMI RESIDENTS: Miami Individual Artists (MIA) Grants Program



Contact: Jane Thayer | jane.thayer@miamidade.gov

Deadline to Apply:  Monday, April 1, 2024, 11:59 PM

Awards of up to $10,000 will be made to selected artists


Discover the Miami Individual Artists (MIA) Grants Program, a transformative initiative designed to support the artistic development and practice of individual artists across Miami-Dade County. These grants provide non-matching awards to artists of all disciplines, recognizing their invaluable contributions to Miami's vibrant cultural landscape.

Key Highlights:

  • Non-matching awards offered to artists in various disciplines, including dance, film/video/media arts, folk/traditional arts, literary arts, music, theater/playwriting, visual arts, and multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary practices.

  • The program encourages applications from professional artists with a distinguished body of original artwork and a deep connection to Miami's diverse cultural community.

Submissions Information:

  • Proof of residency

  • Artist resume or CV

  • Work samples: Tailored samples for different artistic disciplines, showcasing recent and relevant work

Are you a professional artist based in Miami-Dade County looking to take your practice to the next level? Explore the Miami Individual Artists Grants Program and seize the opportunity to support your artistic journey. Visit the official website for more information and application details.


FOR ASPIRING FEATURE FILMMAKERS:



Deadline to Apply:  Sunday, April 21st, 2024

A one-of-a-kind, immersive mentorship experience in Boonville, California that includes domestic travel, lodging and food will be booked and covered for filmmaking teams, a partial travel stipend will be made available to teams traveling internationally.


Explore the transformative opportunity offered by the Rough Cut Retreat, a collaborative initiative by Catapult Film Fund, True/False Film Fest, and CMP. Designed for nonfiction filmmakers in the rough cut stage, this immersive mentorship experience provides invaluable support and guidance to elevate your project.

Key Highlights:

  • Collaborative Atmosphere: Engage with industry mentors and fellow filmmakers in a supportive environment conducive to creative exploration.

  • Elevate Your Project: Receive invaluable guidance and feedback to refine your nonfiction feature film, pushing boundaries and exploring unique storytelling approaches.

  • Comprehensive Support: Selected teams benefit from covered domestic travel, lodging, and meals, with partial travel stipends available for international participants.

Submissions Information:

  • Call for Entries runs from March 15th through April 21st, 2024.

  • Submissions should include a description of the film and an online screener link of 5-10 minutes that best represents the project.

  • Long-listed projects will be notified by May 1st, followed by a request for a full cut from shortlisted projects.

  • Final selections will be announced by June 2, 2024.

Don't miss the chance to be part of this immersive mentorship experience and take your nonfiction film to new heights. Apply now for the Rough Cut Retreat and unlock the potential of your project. Visit the official website for detailed submission guidelines and application form. FOR WOMEN AND NON-BINARY SCREENWRITERS 40 AND UP:



Deadline to Apply:  Sunday, April 21st, 2024

A transformative 4-day retreat offering project, craft, and career development for women and non-binary screenwriters 40+, guided by industry experts and supported by acclaimed filmmakers


Discover an unparalleled opportunity for women and non-binary screenwriters 40+ with The Writers Lab US, a transformative 4-day retreat in New York dedicated to project, craft, and career development. Don't miss your chance to participate in this immersive mentorship experience and take your screenwriting journey to new heights.


Key Highlights:

  • The Writers Lab US offers an intensive retreat outside New York City, where selected writers receive individualized feedback, insights, and guidance on their projects from industry experts.

  • Participants benefit from extensive ongoing alumnae support, exposure to industry standards, and resources for navigating the market demands.

  • Supported by acclaimed filmmakers and producers, including co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon, The Writers Lab US aims to build skills, confidence, and community among its participants.


Submissions Information:

  • Applicants must be women or non-binary individuals aged 40 or older.

  • Scripts must be feature-length or pilot narrative screenplays in English.

  • Each applicant may submit up to three scripts.

  • Scripts from all genres of fiction are accepted, with a preference for those featuring women characters.

  • Submissions from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural groups are encouraged.

  • Required materials include contact information, biographical details, script information, responses to application questions, and a PDF of the screenplay (with the writer's name removed).

  • Applicants must register their script, accept terms & conditions, and pay the submission fee.


Take the next step in your screenwriting journey and apply for The Writers Lab US before the deadline on April 21st, 2024. Don't miss this opportunity to receive mentorship, guidance, and support to enhance your craft and advance your career. Visit the official website for more information and application details.


FOR WOMEN WITH A PASSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:




Contact: awaw@nyfa.org Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, April 16 at 5:00 PM ET

NYFA presents the Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants, providing up to $20,000 for women-identifying artists in the U.S. and U.S. Territories to support environmental art projects.


Key Highlights:

  • Funding Support: Grants of up to $20,000 are awarded to women-identifying artists for environmental art projects.

  • Thematic Focus: Projects should inspire thought, action, and ethical engagement on environmental issues, exploring themes like climate change, ecofeminism, and decarbonization.

  • Public Engagement Component: Selected projects must include a public engagement component by a specified date, adding value to the public sphere.


Submission Information:

  • Open to women-identifying artists in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.

  • Projects should focus on environmental themes and engage with ecological and social ethics.

  • Selected projects must have a public engagement component by a specified date.


Don't miss the chance to receive up to $20,000 in funding for your environmental art project. For more details and to apply, visit the official website at AWAW Environmental Art Grants.


FOR (ALMOST) ANY ARTIST:



Deadline to Apply: Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 4PM ET

The Creative Capital Award provides unrestricted project grants, bespoke professional development services, and community-building opportunities, supporting innovative projects in various artistic disciplines.


Key Highlights:

  • Unrestricted Grants: Recipients receive unrestricted project grants to support their innovative projects across various artistic disciplines.

  • Professional Development: Bespoke professional development services are provided to help artists develop their projects and careers.

  • Community-Building: Artists gain access to community-building opportunities to connect with peers and industry professionals.


Submission Information:

  • Open to artists working in visual arts, performing arts, film/moving image, technology, literature, multidisciplinary, and socially engaged forms.

  • Projects should be conceptually, aesthetically, and formally challenging, pushing boundaries in innovative ways.

  • Submissions are evaluated through a democratic, national, open call, external review process.


Unlock the potential of your innovative project with the Creative Capital Award. For more details and to apply, visit the official website at Creative Capital Award.


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