Funding Opportunities

Local

New Mexico Arts

This Department of Cultural Affairs division provides partial financial support to New Mexico non-profit organizations for qualifying arts services and programs.
www.nmarts.org

New Mexico Grantmakers

This regional association of grantmakers encourages organized philanthropy in New Mexico. Their web site includes the New Mexico Grantmakers Directory, a searchable database of New Mexico-based funding opportunities.
www.nmgrantmakers.org

New Mexico Women's Foundation

The Foundation creates economic opportunities for women and gives micro grants to emerging or established groups in New Mexico that help women working in cottage industries.
www.nmwf.org

Global

Granting/Funding Organizations

Creative Capital

Creative Capital, based in New York City, provides financial and advisory support to individual artists pursuing adventurous projects, providing funding, counsel and career development services.
www.creative-capital.org

First People's Fund

FPF communicates the roots and philosophy of indigenous artistic expression, and provides grant awards to artists and businesses through their Community Spirit, Cultural Capital, and Artist in Business Leadership programs.
www.firstpeoplesfund.org

Friends of Fiber Art International

The Friends award grants from $250 to $5,000 to increase appreciation and understanding of contemporary fiber art.
www.friendsoffiberart.org

Handweavers' Guild of America

HGA provides funding opportunities for fiber artists. The awards honor outstanding exhibited works of fiber arts, provide funding to fiber arts teachers, and fund student learning opportunities.
www.weavespindye.org

Kickstarter

Kickstarter is an online funding platform for creative projects in music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing, and other creative fields. Submit your project and connect with funders interested in supporting your creative vision.
www.kickstarter.com

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture

NALAC, with support from the Ford Foundation, provides financial resources to Latino artists. Innovation, self determination, and community empowerment are their focus.
www.nalac.org

National Endowment for the Arts

This federal agency offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence, creativity and innovation, in a variety of arts arenas including education, design, folk and traditional arts, local arts agencies, and visual arts.
www.nea.gov

Grant Listings

College Art Association

The CAA promotes visual arts and their understanding through practice and intellectual engagement. The web site includes a list of awards, grants, and fellowship opportunities.
www.collegeart.org

Grants.gov

Grants.gov is an online resource and a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 United States governmental grant programs.
www.grants.gov

New York Foundation for the Arts

The NYFA Source provides an extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists. The site also includes resources on the business of art, such as fundraising, marketing, web site development and more.
source.nyfa.org

Textile Society of America

An international forum for information about textiles from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives, the TSA lists grants, fellowships, and awards available to fiber and textile artists and scholars, as well as artistic and research opportunities for students and professionals.
www.textilesociety.org

WomenArts

The Fund for Women Artists, Inc. provides women artists with the resources to do their creative work. The web site provides networking opportunities, grant listings, and practical fundraising resources.
www.womenarts.org

Grant Writing and Fundraising Information

The Arts Extension Service, University of Massachusetts/Amherst

The nation’s leading provider of professional arts management education offers online and on-site arts management workshops and training programs and related publications and books.  Course material includes fundraising for arts managers, focusing on nonprofits or creatives wishing to start a nonprofit organization.
http://www.artsextensionservice.org

The Foundation Center

The Center’s Foundation Directory Online is the most comprehensive database on U.S. and global grantmakers and their grants. Beyond practical grant writing information, they host an interactive map focusing on arts funding.
www.foundationcenter.org

GrantSpace

This project of the Foundation Center offers information and educational resources for grant seekers. The web site includes webinars, articles, and training courses for individuals and organizations seeking grants.
www.grantspace.org

Minnesota Council on Foundations

This regional membership association of family, community, and corporate foundations offers a web site with an overview of the grant seeking process and advice on writing a successful grant.
www.mcf.org

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

NASAA is a membership organization that represents and serves State arts agencies. The web site includes trends in creative economic development, arts education, arts participation and nonprofit finance.
www.nasaa-arts.org

Small Business Administration

The SBA, created by Congress in 1953, aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small businesses. The web site’s Loans and Grants Search Tool provides resources tailored to your small business.
www.sba.gov