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Dear POC: February 2021 funding opportunities

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Feb 8, 2021

Now that the pressure of the first month of the year is off, we are back with our monthly roundup of the most exciting opportunities for you this February. Here are some of the most exciting grants, residencies and opportunities to apply to this month. Let’s jump right into it.


BRIClab Artist Residency

Deadline: February 18, 2021

BRIC’S new residency program offers emerging and mid-career artists (Brooklyn-based) essential resources, working space, mentorship, and the opportunity to share work. Anyone working in contemporary art, video art, and performing arts is eligible to apply.


Creative Capital Award Open Application

Deadline: March 1, 2021

This application opened on February 1 and will remain open for a month. Artists working in all disciplines are welcome to apply for $50,000 in project funding, networking opportunities, career development sessions, and more. It is well worth the time and energy!


Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program

Deadline: March 2, 2021

“The School of Art residency program is a centerpiece of the Chautauqua Visual Arts (CVA). Founded in 1909, the School is an incubator of inclusive and expansive programming in the visual arts composed of workshops and one-on-one time with mentors covering all media. The curriculum intentionally breaks apart the traditional methods that silo disciplines from each other and instead embraces a full range of studio and pragmatic studies including professional development for artists, the art of pedagogy, writing in the 21st century, archiving and the relevance of art history today. Our program is inclusive, which is reflected not only by our team who teach at Chautauqua Visual Arts but also conveyed by the knowledge they share.”


Rauschenberg Emergency Grant

Deadline: rolling basis

NYFA and the Rauschenberg Foundation are offering media and visual artists as well as choreographers grants of up to $5,000. While these funds are for medical related emergencies, some can be used to help struggling artists with pushing their careers forward.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Deadline: rolling basis

“In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, Foundation for Contemporary Arts has operated the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund since March 2020. If you have had a performance or exhibition canceled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund. Please visit that page for more information on that program. If you are seeking support for an upcoming performance or exhibition opportunity, you may be eligible for a normal Emergency Grant. Please continue reading below for Emergency Grants eligibility requirements. If you have previously received a grant via the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund, you are still eligible for an Emergency Grant.”


Joan Mitchell Emergency Grant

Deadline: rolling basis

The Joan Mitchell Foundation will provide US-based visual artists grants of up to $6,000. This grant is dedicated to artists who have suffered significant physical losses after natural or man-made disasters.