Include a list of grants and other resources for non-profit arts organizations and cultural institutions, as well as for individual artists seeking funding and opportunities to support artistic and environmentally-minded programs, projects and practices. This list includes grants, residencies and open calls with May, June and July deadlines, as well as opportunities offered on a rolling basis. Please feel free to send us other opportunities that you may be aware of and we will add them to this list (forward opportunities to




Patagonia Environmental Grants

Deadline Date: April 30, 2020

Their typical grant size varies from program to program, but generally ranges between $5,000 and $20,000. Grants will be awarded in support of projects that are action-oriented, build public involvement and support, focus on root causes, and demonstrate a commitment to long-term change. 


The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Deadline Date: May 11, 2020

Grants are considered for IRS-qualified non-profit organizations located within the United States, and typically range from $1,000 to $20,000. The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs.


Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, General Program Support

Application Available: April 1, 2020; Deadline: June 1, 2020

General Program Support (GPS) funding is designed to support the general program activities of an organization that is realizing its stated mission and furthering the state’s cultural objectives by conducting, creating, producing, presenting, staging, or sponsoring cultural exhibits, performances, educational programs, or events or providing professional services as a State Service Organization or Local Arts Agency.


Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, Specific Cultural Projects

Application Available: April 1, 2020; Deadline: June 1, 2020

The Specific Cultural Project (SCP) grant is designed to fund a cultural project, program, exhibition, or series taking place within the grant period (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022). The grant activities must support the mission of the organization and further the state’s cultural objectives. 


Captain Planet Foundation ecoTech™ Grants 

Deadline Date: July 15, 2020

Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded in support of innovative technological programs that address environmental challenges and efforts to engage children in inquiry-based STEM-related projects, leverage technology, and/or use nature-based design to address environmental problems in local communities. Grants may be used for the purchase of materials and other direct expenses related to the project. Examples of previous ecoTech™ grant projects include the integration of robotics and sensors to explore water bodies, collect data, and organize clean-ups; the development of aquaponic and hydroponic systems using arduinos and remote sensing; renewable energy design challenges; biotechnology research; and nature-based design applications. To be eligible, applicants must be based in the U.S., have an annual operating budget of no more than $3 million, and be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (including most nonprofits and schools), or have a fiscal sponsor with such status.


Florida Humanities Council – Community Project Grants 

Deadline: July 22, 2020

Community Project Grants (up to $5,000). These grants are designed to support a vast array of projects. Applicants can request up to $5,000 for proposed projects, which should involve a humanities scholar(s), attract diverse audiences, bring the public together for discussion and exchange, and be free and open to the public (or not cost prohibitive). Please see the Community Project Grant Application Guidelines for more information.




Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports grantees within four defined program areas: Higher Education and Scholarship in Humanities; International Higher Education and Strategic Projects; Scholarly Communications; and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Prospective grantees should review program area guidelines before inquiring about grant support.  


Oak Foundation

If an organization believes that strong alignment exists with Oak Foundation’s funding priorities, the foundation encourages the organization to submit an unsolicited letter of enquiry. The Foundation will invite the organization to apply for a grant if they also find alignment with their funding priorities and if there is available budget.


The Awesome Foundation, Miami Chapter

Deadlines are the 15th of every month.

Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis and grants are up to $1,000. 


The Nathan Cummings Foundation

The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) accepts Letters of Inquiry year-round. NCF is a multigenerational family foundation, rooted in the Jewish tradition of social justice, working to create a more just, vibrant, sustainable and democratic society through its grantmaking in the United States and Israel. Over the last 27 years, NCF has awarded nearly half a billion dollars in grants to support movements, organizations and individuals pursuing justice for people and the planet.




Artist Relief (Cycle I) 

Deadline: April 23, 2020

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward. Check the website for future deadlines. 


Granite Falls City Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: April 26, 2020

This residency allows artists to be embedded in the city of Granite Falls for six to 12 months to design and implement arts and cultural strategies to increase civic participation and community engagement in city policy-making, planning and public processes.


ASLE Translation Grants 

Deadline: April 30, 2020

ASLE Translation Grants support work in ecocriticism from international scholars translating books or other substantial projects (such as longer articles) into English, or from English into other languages. Proposed works should be ecocriticism or fiction/non-fiction with a clear relationship to environmental issues, and must already have been published. Authors are encouraged to seek publishers for their work. Funding for accepted works to be translated will be up to a possible maximum of $1,000 each.


Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Sitka residencies provide time and space for self-paced work and reflection in an inspiring natural setting. Residents from a broad range of art, writing, performance and science-based practices come to Sitka to create and explore away from the familiar contexts and constraints of daily routines, and free from external expectations. Located within the unique ecosystems of Cascade Head and the Salmon River Estuary on Oregon’s central coast, Sitka is a place where natural curiosity is sparked and creativity is unleashed.


Open Wabi Artist Residency

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Located in a 100-year-old factory building in rural Ohio, this residency program offers emerging and established artists the time, space, and environment to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice.


Spring Creek Project

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Nature of Isolation: Writers, artists, and musicians are invited to explore their home ecosystems and reflect on the nature of isolation during the pandemic. People of all experience levels are welcome to submit work in these six categories by Monday, May 18: poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, photography, visual art, and music/audio. A panel of judges will select submissions for inclusion in an online reading and exhibit.


The Harpo Foundation

Deadline date: May 1, 2020

The Grants for Visual Artists award provides direct support to emerging visual artists 21 years or older who are under recognized by the field.


Ragdale Residencies & Fellowships

Deadline Date: May 15, 2020

Nearly 200 residencies and fellowships are now offered annually. Ragdale encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and to that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. While there are no publication, exhibition or performance requirements for application, applicants should be working at the professional level in their fields.


We Are All Music Foundation

Deadline Date: May 15, 2020

The We Are All Music Foundation is accepting applications for its first round of grants, ranging from larger $30,000 – $40,000 to smaller $2,000 – $10,000. These grants are for music nonprofits using the power of music to improve lives and benefit society through Education, Health & Wellness, and Underserved Communities.


Caldera Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Through a residency program, Caldera supports artists, creatives, and cultural workers to build skills, relationships, and projects that inspire growth, combat oppression, and activate change. Residents draw inspiration from the residency community and the natural world surrounding the Caldera Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.


Fondation Jan Michalski

Application opens May 1, 2020

Residences are available for all types of writers engaged in literary creation. They are also open to any other discipline as long as writing is at the heart of the project. Stays in the Jan Michalski Foundation can be granted for individual projects or projects in pairs. For example: writer-translator, writer-other discipline, writer-writer, etc.


Oolite Arts – The Ellies

Applications Open June 2, 2020

The Ellies are offered in three categories to support Miami-Dade working and emerging artists, art educators, and established, professionally accomplished artists.


Vermont Studio Center

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Each month, VSC welcomes over 50 artists and writers from across the country and around the world to its historic campus in northern Vermont.


Cuttyhunk Island Artist Residency

Deadline: June 1, 2020

CIAR Fall Residency Program offers visual artists the time to focus on their work in a beautiful, remote setting far removed from the distractions of everyday life. An intimate group of twelve artists gather on Cuttyhunk Island for eight days to share ideas and learn from each other while working on their individual projects.



Applications will open on July 1

PLAYA offers residencies of space, solitude, and community in Summer Lake, Oregon. Artists and scientists from all over the world apply through a blind-juried application process for two- to three-week stays in private cabins in an oasis setting on an ephemeral lakebed, or playa. Those accepted through the competitive process reside free of charge, enjoy communal meals provided by PLAYA twice weekly, converse or remain private as suits their work needs, and explore the surrounding high desert when desired.




Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. This program has no deadlines. The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.


Land Arts of the American West 

Land Arts of the American West, with support from Lannan Foundation, is offering up to $5,000 in scholarship funding to support undergraduate and graduate indigenous students, students of color and underrepresented minorities participating in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Land Arts of the American West program courses. For deadlines, send an email to the contact person listed in the website. 


Stochastic Labs Summer Residency

The Stochastic Labs offers fully-sponsored residencies to engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access, a $1,000 monthly stipend and a budget for materials.



Artists and Climate Change

Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts

The Broadway Green Alliance





This year, the Department is launching Resilient Arts Prizes to recognize innovative and outstanding projects and programs developed by cultural organizations that addressed resiliency issues during the 2019-2020 season. Guidelines and an application form will be released later in 2020 and will focus on initiatives that make a significant impact in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Creative work that incorporates the themes of climate change and sea level rise;
  • Efforts to reach members, subscribers and audiences with information about the arts resiliency campaign; and/or
  • Organizational measures taken to mitigate their impact on the environment.


In 2020, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Art in Public Places Trust will introduce competitively awarded commissions for artists to create temporary public art works or performance art works to create awareness about climate change and sea level rise. Guidelines and an application form for individual artists will be available later in 2020.