How to seek funding for your work.

Grants and awards can fund your art practice in various ways -  a project, an art residency, graduate school, and more. Research is key to finding the right opportunity. This page includes ways to find various types of grants as well as advice on how to develop effective proposals.

RISD Careers Managed Grants

These are awards in which the RISD Career Center manages the process, provides support to applicants and awardees, and/or funds directly.

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RISD Careers Managed Grants

See the full list of funding opportunities RISD Careers offers and learn about the application processes.

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Explore this prestigious grant opportunity that funds travel for creative research projects.

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RISD Careers Curated Grant Lists

The RISD Careers’ team has compiled lists and directories of notable grants for you to explore.

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RISD grants directory

The RISD Careers’ searchable directory of over 600 grants, fellowships, scholarships, and residencies.

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International Grant Opportunities - Selected List

Explore these selected overseas funding opportunities for artists and designers.

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Grant Search Resources

The RISD Careers’ team suggests these online platforms to find grant opportunities.

NYFA Source

New York Foundation for the Arts Source is one of the best directories to research grants, residencies and awards.

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Creative Capital 

Creative Capital produces an impressive monthly round-up of notable artist opportunities with upcoming deadlines.

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Hyperallergic produces a monthly list of artist open calls, fellowships, grants, and more.

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Foundation Center Grants for Individuals

The Foundation Center Grants for Individuals is an excellent resource listing thousands of grants and scholarships for students, artists, and researchers.

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State Arts Agencies Directory

State Arts Agencies are a great source for grant opportunities and resources in your state.

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National Network of Fiscal Sponsors  

Fiscal sponsorship entails a nonprofit organization (the “fiscal sponsor”) agreeing to sponsor an individual seeking grant funding for a project. This sponsorship allows greater access to a larger pool of grant funds.

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RISD Student Financial Services -  Scholarship Universe

RISD is introducing a new personalized process that makes finding and applying for scholarships easier. Simply log in using your RISD credentials. 

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How to Develop Your Grant Proposal

This grant advice will help you to get started!

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Proposal Development Considerations

Use this framework, developed by our Grants and Residencies Manager, to consider key content and refine your ideas for proposal writing.

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Artist Grant Application Guide

This short guide from The Creative Independent offers advice on how to approach selecting and applying to artist grants.

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Grants & Residencies Video Tutorial