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Dear POC: funding opportunities for Summer 2022

6 different opportunities for all sorts of artists.

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Jun 20, 2022

Summer 2022 is promising to be an exciting one, especially if you are a POC artist and creative. We are back with our roundup of funding opportunities for you, with deadlines spread throughout the months of the summer.


Illuminations Grant by Queer | Art

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Queer | Art is offering Black trans women and trans femmes who identify as such support through the Illuminations Grant for early-career visual artists. In addition to a $10,000 scholarship, the winning artists will also get more professional development tools and support to help them advance their artistic careers.


$500 Artist Grant for Visual Artists

Deadline: July 15, 2022

Artist Grant is currently offering $500 grants for visual artists. Former grantee Anne Wu is a guest juror. Send an email to [email protected] with 3-5 digital copies of your work, a link to your website, and a CV/resume or short biography that includes your name to apply. Applications are accepted through the website of Artist Grant, the only caveat is that in order to apply you have to make online payments of $25 as an application fee.


The Halstead Grant

Deadline: August 1, 2022

The Halstead Grant is an annual prize worth $7,500 given to up-and-coming silver jewelry designers to aid them in developing a plan to launch their businesses. Applicants must submit answers to 15 business questions in addition to their design portfolios.


The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship

Deadline: September 1, 2022

A new program at Palm Beach State College called the HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship collaborates with the Studio Art Program at Palm Beach State College with the goal of supporting contemporary visual artists in Palm Beach County. One chosen artist will receive a $6,000 endowment from the HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship each year, as well as chances for exhibiting and mentoring.


Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Deadline: Ongoing

The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant was established to assist and develop the creative life of artists as a part of Lee Krasner’s legacy. This fellowship has a long list of remarkable alumni and is competitive for artists with significant exhibition histories. The organization has given over $65 million in award money to artists in more than 77 countries since it was founded in 1985.


Rauschenberg Emergency Grant

Deadline: Ongoing

The Rauschenberg Emergency Payments program, which offers one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical or dental emergencies, is being administered by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in collaboration with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Visual, media, and choreographic artists and choreographers residing anywhere in the United States or U.S. Territories are eligible for the grants. This initiative was created in the same vein as the artist’s Change, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to help working artists of all disciplines who required immediate medical attention.


In related art news, Virgil Abloh’s “Figures of Speech” is opening at the Brooklyn Museum on July 1.


Photo via Mariette Pathy Allen for Queer | Art