Grants and Awards

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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Fulbright

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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Awards of Interest - Deadlines & Descriptions

Review this select list of noteworthy art and design grants & fellowships.

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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.

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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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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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Regional Arts Organizations  

Regional art organizations often provide opportunities and resources to artists in a specific region of the country.

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RISD Listing of External Scholarships

Compiled by RISD Student Financial Services, these are outside scholarships that RISD students have received in the past.

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How to Develop Your Grant Proposal

This advice developed by our Grants and Residencies Advisor will help you to get started!

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Proposal Development Considerations

Consider key content and refine your ideas for proposal writing.

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