Grants for Writers
Numerous organizations provide grants for writers to assist them in order to complete their projects and education. What follows is a list of some of the available grants for writers and some details about each.
Please keep in mind; some of these grants are unsearchable. I found this information via research conducted online and at the library.
Grants are the free money that every writer needs. Here is a list of grants to find that cover a simple conference fee or a six-month retreat to write and get away from it all. Some pay for specifically designed projects and others exercise your ability to match writing with a social cause. No two are alike.
WYOMING GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS/WRITERS — The Grants founded in 1967, the Wyoming Arts Council (WAC) supports the arts in Wyoming by fostering and promoting the creation, access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, and also provides resources for, and encourages partnerships between, the public, artists and arts organizations. Projects funded by the WAC allow the general public access to programs they might not otherwise be able to experience. Take a look at the variety of grant programs that we offer to see if one might fit an upcoming arts project you are working on!
1. Read the Guidelines and Requirements.
• NOTE: The following Guidelines have changed: All organizations receiving grants or serving as Fiscal Sponsors must be in compliance with all relevant state laws. 501c3 non-profits must be registered with the Wyoming Secretary of State‘s office and be in good standing in order for the WAC to award grant funding to them. Organization names must appear in our e—granting system and in the State of Wyoming WOLFS database the same way they appear in the Secretary of State’s database in order for us to issue grant payments. Non—profits may check their filing status quickly and easily on the Filing Search page. Another new rule is that organizations who use a Fiscal Sponsor to apply for a WAC grant must have the Fiscal Sponsor sign the Subgrantee Award Contract, as well as the Final Report Signature Form.
2. Click on ANYTIME GRANTS, GRANTS WITH DEADLINES or WEST VIRGINIA NEW OPPORTUNITIES for ARTISTS — The Arts Section is expanding opportunities offered to artists. The Artist Database serves as a listing of artists in West Virginia. The Teaching Artists Roster lists artists who are skilled in both their artistic discipline and as instructors. NOTE: Artists previously listed on the Arts in Education Roster will need to apply to the Teaching Artist Roster. The Demonstrating Artists Roster consists of talented and professional artists reviewed and approved by WVDCH and the WVCA according to relative criteria. These Rosters will be published and made available as a resource across the state. Artists are paid via grants made to schools and other institutions that make request for these artists for their educational and community purposes.
HERBERT HOOVER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE RESIDENCY — Location West Branch, Iowa. Herbert Hoover National Historic Site seeks writers, composers, and visual and performing artists. The Artist—in—Residence Program is open to all professional American artists whose work can be inspired by the history and beauty of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The park offers two residencies of two to four weeks each from May through September.
COVE PARK RESIDENCIES — If you would like to receive details of forthcoming opportunities and how to apply please join our mailing list. Our 2013 program has now been confirmed. Details of opportunities available in 2014 will be announced in the autumn this year. Cove Park is happy to support and facilitate the production of specific projects during residencies and, equally, to ensure that those artists who wish to develop new ideas without the constraints of the completion of a final piece of work are free to do so. Location Cove Park, Peaton Hill, Cove, Argyll and Bute, G84 0PE, United Kingdom.
OSAGE ARTS COMMUNITY — Osage Arts Community is a place that provides temporary time, space and support for the creation of new work in a retreat format. These creative residencies are generally anywhere from one week to one year but average around six months. OAC serves creative people of all kinds — visual artists, composers, poets, fiction and nonfiction writers. OAC is located on a 152-acre farm in an isolated rural mountainside setting in Central Missouri bordered by ¾ of a mile of the Gasconade River.
MEEMIC FOUNDATION The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education offers a variety of grant opportunities designed to assist educators. These funding opportunities include traditional grants in amounts up to $2,500 and specialty grants of varying amounts for items such as books. The website provides the most up—to—date information on the types of grants available and the important dates associated with the application process. Any employee of a public, private, charter or parochial school, college or university in a qualifying state may apply for a Meemic grant. Educators from the same school may submit proposals for different programs.
MORLAND SCHOLARSHIPS It can be difficult for writers in the early stages of their career to write and to earn a living outside writing at the same time. To help fill this need the MMF has established up to three Morland Writing Scholarships every year. The Scholarships will be open to anyone who has been born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa. The Scholars will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of one year. In return for this the Scholars will agree that 20% of whatever they subsequently receive from what they write during the year of the Scholarship will be paid to the MMF which may be used to support other promising writers and possibly to expand the Scholarship scheme in later years. The only condition imposed on the Scholars during the year of their Scholarship is that they must write. They will be asked to submit by e-mail at least 10,000 new words every month until they have finished their book.
THE AMERICAN PROSPECT The American Prospect’s Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., developing their journalistic skills. Each fellow is expected to contribute regularly to the website and to the print edition. We are seeking candidates with strong writing and analytical abilities who are as comfortable generating article ideas as they are relying on assignments. A passion for politics, policy, and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is not required. The application process for the 2014 fellowship will begin in the late fall.
HYPATIA IN THE WOODS Women in the arts, academe, and business may apply for a residency of from one to four weeks. In order to be considered, you will need to complete the Application For Residency, including a brief description of what you hope to accomplish or the project you will work on while at Hypatia—in—the—Woods; pay a $20 non—refundable processing fee; and for artists — provide samples of your work: three pages of poetry, ten pages of prose (12—point font minimum), photographs, photographs of works of art, CD recording, or some other example of your art form; for academics and business people – provide a current resume. They will start accepting applications after August 1, 2013. Location Washington State.
LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL FUNDS Made possible with support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Manhattan Community Arts Fund supports local nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists that have little or no access to government funding sources. An MCAF grant often is one of the first grants an artist or group receives and can help grant recipients leverage financial support from other sources. Approximately $250,000 in grants ranging from $750 to $5,000 are awarded each year. Deadline September 17, 2013.
AMERICAN ACADEMY in ROME RESIDENCIES A program of the American Academy in Rome, the Rome Prize is annually awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship, in order to allow them to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation. Winners of six—month and eleven-month fellowships receive stipends of $15,000 and $27,000, respectively. Deadline November 1, 2013.
WILLAPA BAY ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM Beginning March, 2014, Willapa Bay AiR will launch its residency program on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State. We offer month-long, self—directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers and scholars. Rotating committees of artists and professionals in their field and discipline select participants from a broad spectrum of creativity — from visual, musical or literary arts to environmental or scientific projects. The Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to five residents each month from March 1 through October 31 of the year. There are no fees. Lodging, work space, and meals at Willapa Bay AiR are provided without charge. You are, however, responsible for costs associated with transportation to and from the Residency. We do require accepted applicants to pay a $100 deposit when they confirm their residency. This deposit will be refunded upon arrival. Deadline August 31, 2013.
TURKEY LAND COVE FOUNDATION Turkey Land Cove (TLC) Foundation offers personal, individual, working retreats for motivated women from New England and New York to pursue their professional, educational, and artistic goals away from the distractions of daily life. TLC provides a quiet space for women to progress toward a defined goal, complete a project, and develop tools to propel their lives in a new direction. The successful candidate will have a clearly defined goal and a plan to reach that goal. We are looking for women with strong leadership qualities and who are ambitious, motivated and determined. Our grants provide room and board and cover reasonable transportation expenses. We are now accepting applications for our spring session. The deadline for submission of our online application and supporting materials is November 1, 2013.
WEST VIRGINIA TRAVEL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANTS The West Virginia Humanities Council Travel Assistance Program category is open to individuals associated with West Virginia museums, historical societies, institutions of higher and secondary education, and other nonprofit groups. Grant awards will fund conference registration fees, transportation, lodging, and food at professional meetings and conferences.
WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS RESIDENCY Writers in the Schools (WITS), a program of Seattle Arts & Lectures, is looking for creative writers—poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, cartoonists/graphic novelists, and playwrights—who are passionate about teaching the power and pleasure of writing to young people and who are excited to collaborate with public school teachers. Employment is part-time. Residency contracts vary, but typically extend for nine months from October to June. A school-year commitment is typically required. Compensation for a full—residency is $6,500 ($77/teaching hour; to be paid in monthly installments). Partial or greater residencies are scaled accordingly. Writers can be paid up to $500 for attending writer meetings, retreats, and meeting administrative deadlines. Free tickets to Seattle Arts & Lectures events, as available.
x ONTARIO WRITERS’ WORK IN PROGRESS Ontario—based professional writers may apply for support for the continuation of new work in poetry or prose, including graphic novels. Joint applications from a writer and illustrator working on a graphic project are now eligible to apply to this program. Deadline October 15, 2013.
HAMBIDGE RESIDENCY Apply from August 1st through September 15th for the mid—February through April residency period. Hambidge is closed from mid-December to mid-February. All new applicants will automatically be considered for the NEA Fellowship which provides a $700 stipend and waives the $400 residency fee for two—week residencies. This is offered to the nine top scoring candidates. There is a $30 application fee. Submit up to 30 pages of a novel, play, short story or other written work. Please include a synopsis if necessary. Poets submit 5 to 8 poems or appropriate excerpts from longer works. For writers who work in languages other than English, submit both original language examples and English translations. Location Rabun Gap, GA.
LILLIAN E. SMITH CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS The mission of The Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts is to offer a place where gifted creative artists and scholars in various disciplines may find the conditions of quiet solitude and privacy in which to pursue their work. The Center offers each resident a furnished cottage, which includes a bathroom and a kitchen facility. A fee of $100 per week is charged to help defray the basic expenses of maintenance and operation. It is anticipated that the length of each residency period shall be negotiable between the applicant and the director. Location Clayton, GA.
CAMAC RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS Brings together artists in all disciplines from all over the world. Does not cover travel, but all expenses are paid upon arrival. Two-month residencies. Location France. Offer each year a residency bursary to one visual artist, one writer and one musician or composer in order to create new career prospects for artists.
NORTH CAROLINA LITERARY, PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS GRANTS Grant funds support artists’ fees and administrative expenses directly related to the project. Grant amounts rarely exceed $10,000 and must be matched dollar for dollar by the organization. Nonprofit organizations that produce literary, performing, media arts, or visual arts programs. NOTE: Individual writers can connect with nonprofit groups to coordinate the use of this grant for their promotional events.
NYFA EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND FOR HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS Eligible artists can be working in any discipline and reside in Connecticut, New Jersey or New York. Damages are broadly defined and include, but are not limited to: damage to physical work; damage to homes/studios/other facilities; loss of equipment or supplies; loss of income, and reimbursement for cancelled performances/appearances/engagements. We anticipate the overwhelming majority of grants will range between $1,000 and $5,000, but there may be extraordinary circumstances in which slightly smaller or larger grants might be made.
KENTUCKY FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN Grants to feminist writers and playwrights in Kentucky only.
THE LEEWAY FOUNDATION Grants to support women and transgender artists in the Philadelphia area (including Camden, NJ), who create art for social change. Art and Change Grant provides up to $2,500 for project—based work and the Leeway Transformation Award gives $15,000 in unrestricted funds to artists with at least five years’ experience.
THE BUSH FOUNDATION Provides artists with significant financial support that enables them to advance their work and further their contributions to the communities. Fellowship candidates must be at least twenty—four years old and have been residents for at least one year prior to the application deadline of MN, ND, SD, or one of 23 sovereign nations that shares geography with the states.
STARRY NIGHT RETREAT Starry Night Retreat is an Artist in Residence program nestled in the historic hot springs district of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Located halfway between Albuquerque and El Paso, Starry Night provides a nourishing environment for artists, writers, and researchers of all disciplines to accomplish new work. Cost is $250 per week, $900 per month, $150 per week per accompanying partner. Financial aid is available for artists for up to 50% of total cost. There is a space on the application in which one can apply for financial aid.
FINE ARTS WORK CENTER The FINE ARTS WORK CENTER in Provincetown offers a unique residency program for emerging artists and writers. Located in a rustic fishing village with a storied history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend of $750. Residencies run from October 1 through April 30. Fellows pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers. Application deadlines February 1 and December 1. The Writing Fellowship application fee is $45. Fellows are provided living accommodations and a monthly stipend of $750.
HELEN MCCLOY/MWA SCHOLARSHIP The Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing seeks to nurture talent in mystery writing—in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting. The scholarship ($500) shall be used to offset tuition and fees for writing workshops, writing seminars, or university/college—level writing programs taking place in the U.S. in summer, fall or winter of 2013 or early spring 2014. Applicants must select a specific writing class/workshop/seminar to which scholarship funds would be applied.
FFS/HEARTS SCREENWRITING GRANT The Hearst Screenwriting Grant is given to a mid-career screenwriter who has been a practicing writer for at least five years and who has previously written a minimum of one feature screenplay. The grant is open to writers residing in the United States whose project expresses both a unique personal perspective and an artistic approach to the subject. Priority is given to writers whose previous short or feature screenplays have been produced as an independent film.
DJERASSI/SFFS SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP The Djerassi Residency Award/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship will provide a one—month residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program for an emerging or established screenwriter. Located in a spectacular setting in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 40 miles south of San Francisco, the program provides artists with uninterrupted time for work, reflection and collegial interaction in a professionally supportive and inspirational environment. The Djerassi Residency Award/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship is supported by a gift from SFFS board member Dale Djerassi.
NEW YORK CITY — LOW—INCOME ARTIST PEER LOAN PROGRAMS Through this program, artists have access to the following Project Enterprise opportunities:
Peer Lending Program — Connects entrepreneurs of all levels with financing and support to build their businesses. Loans start at $1,500 and increase in steps up to $12,000 after successful repayment of previous loans and are approved by an individual’s peer group as well as by Project Enterprise staff.
Fast Track Program — Designed for more established entrepreneurs in need of capital. Loans start at $3,000 and increase up to $12,000 after successful repayment of previous loans, and are approved by an individual’s peer group as well as by Project Enterprise staff.
Direct Loan Program — Project Enterprise’s newest program is designed for entrepreneurs with solid, established businesses who are still unable to access financing from a traditional financial institution.
THE FLORENCE TYSON FUND The Mission of the Fund is to support therapists and clinical programs that provide creative arts therapies—music, dance, drama, art and poetry therapy–to people in the community who suffer from, or are at risk for psychiatric problems, such as depression, anxiety, or severe mental illnesses.
THE ROYAL LITERARY FUND The Society administers three charitable trusts, which award occasional grants to professional authors who find themselves in sudden and temporary financial difficulty. The Francis Head Bequest grants to professional writers (writing in the English language) who were born in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, and who are over the age of 35. It is aimed at authors who by reason of illness or otherwise are in financial difficulty. The John Masefield Memorial Trust provides grants to professional British poets or their dependents who are faced with sudden financial problems. Margaret Rhondda Awards assist and support women journalists who are in needy circumstances.
AWESOME FOUNDATION The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons by groups of ten or so self—organizing "micro—trustees," who form autonomous chapters around geographic areas or topics of interest. The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro—genius grant for flashes of micro—brilliance. Since its humble beginnings, many Awesome Foundation chapters have sprung up globally to conserve, sustain, and support the worldwide ecosystem of awesomeness. Projects have included efforts in a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good, and beyond.
CREATIVE RESISTANCE FUND The Creative Resistance Fund (CRF) provides $1,500 distress grants to people in danger due to their use of creativity to fight injustice. The fund may be used to evacuate a dangerous situation or to cover living costs while weighing long-term options for safety. Discipline(s) and media are: Visual arts, Sculpture, Performing arts, Textile art, Music, Literature, Educational programmes, New Media.
TURN2US Turn2us is a new independent charity that helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help. Their free, accessible website is a comprehensive and invaluable resource that helps you find sources of financial support, quickly and easily, based on your particular needs and circumstances.
THE AUTHORS’ FOUNDATION — UK The Foundation provides grants to writers to assist them while writing books. There are two rounds of grants each year, awarded in the summer and in the winter. To apply the author must meet one of the following conditions:
1. The author has been commissioned by a commercial British publisher to write a full-length work of fiction, poetry or non—fiction and needs funding (in addition to the publisher’s advance) for important research, travel, or other more general expenditure.
2. The author is without a contractual commitment by a publisher but has had at least one book published commercially by a British publisher, and there is a strong likelihood that their next book will be published in Britain.
KICKSTARTER Kickstarter is focused on creative ideas and ambitious endeavors. We’re a great way for artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers, writers, athletes, adventurers, illustrators, explorers, curators, promoters, performers, and others to bring their projects, events, and dreams to life. You post your project, how much you need, and select 1—90 days. Based upon your information and project, people donate funds to help you succeed. If your target amount isn’t reached, all support is cancelled. If you do reach the amount, the supporters’ credit cards are charged and you are endowed with the funds you need.
SPRINGBOARD FOR THE ARTS LOW INTEREST LOAN FOR ARTISTS — MN Springboard’s Artist Loan Fund provides low-interest loans from $1,000 to $5,000, at a rate of 1% above the prime rate, simple interest, to artists in the Twin Cities area. Loan terms are from 12 to 36 months. This is a community—based revolving loan program designed to meet a broad range of artists’ needs and opportunities.
SPRINGBOARD EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND — MN, IA, ND, SD, WI Springboard’s Emergency Relief Fund exists to help meet the emergency needs of artists in need of immediate monies to cover an expense due to loss from fire, theft, health emergency, or other catastrophic, career-threatening event. The purpose of the Emergency Relief Fund is to expedite recovery from a specific economic crisis so that the artist applicant may continue their work. Artist applicants living in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin may access up to $500 to meet or defray unexpected "emergency" expenses. Relief Fund payments are made directly to the business that the artist owes money, not to the artist applicant.
WASHINGTON WOMEN IN NEED — WASHINGTON STATE Washington Women In Need provides grants in four program areas: Education at accredited institutions in Washington; Mental Health Counseling with licensed mental health professionals; Health Care Insurance Premiums for current health coverage; and Physical/Dental/Vision/Hearing exams and treatment.
SANTA FE ARTS INSTITUTE EMERGENCY FUNDS As an outgrowth of our original Emergency Relief Residencies, SFAI has instituted an ongoing Emergency Relief Residency to provide residencies for artists and writers whose lives and work are compromised by domestic strife, political upheaval or natural disasters. Residencies are by application only.
In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, SFAI is ready to make available its facility to artists, writers and crafts people who lost homes, studios, art work or jobs.
AUTHORS’ CONTINGENCY FUND — UK This fund makes modest grants to published authors who find themselves in sudden financial difficulties. Contact the Society of Authors for an information sheet and application form.
NEWSPAPER PRESS FUND — UK
Phone 01306 887511
Fax 01306 888212
Aims to relieve distress among journalists and their dependents. Continuous and/or occasional financial grants; also retirement homes for eligible beneficiaries.
ROYAL LITERARY FUND The Royal Literary Fund is a British benevolent fund for professional published authors in financial difficulties.
CHANGE EMERGENCY FUNDS
Change, Inc., P.O. Box 54, Captiva, FL 33924
Phone: (212) 473—3742
Awards of up to $1,000 for medical, living, or other emergencies. Open to artists of all disciplines, with no U.S. geographical restrictions; students are not eligible. Each applicant must submit a detailed letter describing the financial emergency, copies of outstanding bills, medical fee estimates, etc., and current financial statements, along with a career resume, exhibition or performance announcements, slides or photos of work and two letters of reference from someone in the affiliated field (no video tapes). Only complete applications will be accepted. Change, Inc does not issue more than one grant per person.
PEN AMERICAN CENTER WRITER’S FUND The PEN Writers Fund is an emergency fund for professionally published or produced—writers with serious financial difficulties. Depending on the situation, the fund gives grants or loans of up to $1,000. The maximum amount is given only under especially dire circumstances and when monies are available. The PEN Fund for Writers and Editors with HIV/AIDS, administered under the PEN Writers Fund, gives grants of up to $1,000 to professional writers and editors who face serious financial difficulties because of HIV or AIDS—related illness. The Writers Fund does not exist for research purposes, to enable the completion of writing projects, or to fund publications or organizations. The Writers Fund Committee meets approximately every two months to review applications.
AUTHORS LEAGUE FUND — EMERGENCY FUNDS
31 East 32nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
The Authors League Fund was established by the Authors League of America, Inc., to help career authors and dramatists in the United States and in financial distress due to an urgent situation. The Fund makes interest-free loans to professional writers in need; for example, writers with health problems and inadequate health insurance, or older writers whose income has ceased. Loan-seekers must show need and documentation of their professional status. Method of contact: telephone, letter or email.
CLAYTON MEMORIAL MEDICAL FUND
P.O. Box 5703
Portland, Oregon 97228
The fund helps professional science fiction and fantasy writers living in the Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska deal with the financial burden of illness.
AMERICAN POETS FUND — EMERGENCY FUNDS
The Academy of American Poets
584 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10012-5243
Assists poets of demonstrated ability who are in a state of urgent financial need. Grants cannot be used to promote or otherwise enhance literary talent or reputation, and applications are not accepted. Academy Chancellors, Fellows, and prize winners may bring the circumstances of qualifying poets to the attention of the American Poets Fund committee by sending a letter of nomination, including specifics about the nominee’s current financial situation, to the Executive Director of the Academy.
POETS IN NEED Emergency assistance to established poets who have a substantive published body of work.
SFWA EMERGENCY FUNDS The SFWA Emergency Medical Fund offers interest—free loans to members facing unexpected medical expenses.
SFWA LEGAL FUNDS The SFWA Legal Fund makes loans available to authors who must take a writing-related dispute to court. Loans are made on a case—by—case basis, after review by the Grievance Committee and the SFWA attorney.
WRITERS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND (Formerly The Llewellyn Miller Fund of the American Society of Journalists and Authors Charitable Trust )
1501 Broadway, Ste. 302
New York, NY 10036
Financial relief assistance to established, professional freelance writers of nonfiction books and magazine articles. Must be elderly, ill, disabled, or facing an extraordinary crisis.
WRITER’S TRUST WOODCOCK FUND — EMERGENCY FUNDS Provides emergency funding for established writers in mid—project who are facing financial crisis. Since its inception, the Woodcock Fund has supported 103 Canadian writers in financial difficulty. The total amount dispersed to date is $380,000.
JOHN ANSON KITTREDGE EDUCATIONAL FUND
c/o Key Trust Company of Maine, P.O. Box 1054, Augusta, ME 04332
Application Address, P.O. Box 382203, Cambridge, MA 02238-2203
Grants awarded to artists in very special circumstances. $1,000 — $10,000. Initial contact by letter stating purpose, amount requested, period of funding, supporting letter.
The Haven Foundation — Stephen King’s foundation provides assistance to writers and artists who, through tragic events and no fault of their own, are unable to work. Awards up to $25,000.
Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting — Set up by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scientists this fellowship awards to authors who have previously earned less than $5000 writing for film or television.
Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation — Awards $1,000 grants to gay and lesbian playwrights and screenwriters.
Authors League Fund — Provides loans or assistance to writers who are in financial distress due to emergency situations.
Artist Trust — Their Grants for Arts pr gram awards up to $1500 to help fun artist generated projects.
Brown University — Awards a $45,000 fellowship to an established international writer or poet who is being creatively stifled in his/her homeland.
John Jones Literary Society — Awards $10,000 to help fund an unpublished writer who has a work in progress.
Kentucky Arts Council — Awards $7500 to three Kentucky poets or writers annually.
Library of Virginia Literary Awards — Awards three prizes of $3500 each to Virginia writers and poets who were published the year before.
Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers — Offers $35,000 to first time authors who are deemed to have achieved an outstanding literary effort and "suggests great promise."
National Endowment of the Arts — Offers a variety of grants to writers.
Academy of American Poets — Awards and fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000
The Furthermore Program – Grant to help fund non-fiction book projects range from $5,000 to $15,000.
Demand Studios — Offers one $1,000 grant each month to help fund writing projects within their community of writers.
Pen American Center Writers The PEN Literary Awards are the most comprehensive in the United States. Each year, with the help of its partners and supporters, PEN confers more than $150,000 to writers in the fields of fiction, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, translation, drama, or poetry.
Voelker Foundation — Fly Fishing Fiction Award — $2500 for one outstanding fishing writer each year.
John Voelker lived his life as most of us wish we could — on his own terms. He was a renowned novelist and outdoor writer, an eminent member of the bench and bar, and a skilled fly fisherman. Author of 11 books (and a 12th posthumous book, Traver on Fishing) and numerous stories, including Anatomy of a Murder, a Michigan Supreme Court Justice who wrote over 100 finely crafted opinions, and self proclaimed "U.P. Cribbage Champ," John Voelker made many contributions that live on today. The Foundation’s mission is to pay tribute to John Voelker, the ideals for which he stood, and the values that his life and writings exemplified. Our three principal initiatives include:
The Native American Scholarship Program: John declared that the first thing we should do is establish a Native American Scholarship. Why? "Let ’em read my book!," he proclaimed, pointing to Laughing Whitefish. That historical novel describes a Chippewa woman’s 19th century fight for justice — all the way to the Michigan Supreme Court. So, we republished Laughing Whitefish in a limited edition of 300, each of which John signed. Foundation Members who subscribed to this and the other limited editions have helped Native American scholars to achieve the dream of a legal education with annual grants in the amount of $4,000.00, usually matched by the scholar’s tribe under an agreement between the Foundation and the Inter—Tribal Council.
The Robert Traver Fly Fishing Fiction Award: The Robert Traver Fly Fishing Fiction Award was first presented in 1994. Writers from around the globe compete, and the winning submission is published in Fly Rod and Reel. With help from the Frey Foundation, a fund has been established for an annual award. So far 7 awards have been made, currently in the amount of $2,500.00, to authors who have gone on to distinguish themselves in this field. Our late Board member, Charles Kuralt, described this as the most prestigious outdoor writing award in the nation.
The Trout Habitat Program: Currently, the Foundation is working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the City of Ishpeming to establish a new trout habitat in John’s honor. When the habitat is established, the Foundation will sponsor a youth fly fishing instruction and competition to encourage a love of the sport and "the environs where trout are found."
Please consider a tax deductible subscription to our limited, signed editions of John’s Laughing Whitefish, Trout Madness, or the extraordinarily beautiful limited edition of John’s “12th book," Traver on Fishing, of which only a few remain.
As a non profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) Foundation, we encourage you to become an active Member who:
• Adds these unique John Voelker/Robert Traver books to your collection
• Uses your vision and creativity to assist the Foundation in its work
• Writes for, reads, and circulates our Tin Cup Times newsletter
AAAS Science Journalism Awards Pays $3,000 to outstanding science writers.
AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards
The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for professional journalists in the science writing field. The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience and honor individuals (rather than institutions, publishers or employers) for their coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics.
Since their inception in 1945, the awards have gone to more than 350 individuals for their achievements in science journalism. The winning journalists have helped to foster the public’s understanding and appreciation of science. Independent screening and judging committees select the winning journalists and their entries based on scientific accuracy, initiative, originality, clarity of interpretation and value in fostering a better understanding of science by the public.
Committees composed of reporters and editors judge the entries. The decisions of the judging committees are final.
The 2013 awards will be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago in February 2014. The award for each category is $3,000. AAAS will reimburse winners for reasonable travel and hotel expenses. In cases of multiple authors or producers, only one person’s travel expenses will be covered.
Arts Writers Grants Program Awards $5,000 to $50,000 for a variety of writing. The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is designed to support writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project—based
April 10: Grant application opens
May 15: Grant application closes
Dec 4: Grantees announced
Witter Byner Foundation for Poetry Organizations may apply for grant support from $1,000 to $10,000 for a maximum of three years. The foundation does not support indirect costs for grant administration, endowment funds, capital improvements, or general operating expenses.
Letter of Intent
A Letter of Intent is required before a grant application can be approved. The letter should be two typewritten pages describing the organization, the program for which funding is requested, the total budget, the portion of the budget for which foundation funds are being requested, and other funding sources committed to the project. Deadline submission for the Letter of Intent is December 31 each year. Receipt of your letter will be acknowledged. If the foundation finds the request appropriate and within the scope of our mission, an invitation to submit an application will follow.
Completed applications must be postmarked by February 15 each year. Funding decisions are made at the April meeting of the Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified as to the status of their proposals by the end of May.
Grants are generally paid in installments beginning on a project start date after June 1, the beginning of the foundation’s fiscal year.
Foundation staff reviews applications before they are submitted to independent reviewers for additional evaluation. Reviewers rotate each year and are selected from professionals in the field, including former grant recipients. The Board of Directors review selected applications and make the final determination of annual programming. Reviewers’ comments are not available to applicants.
Grant support is provided to non—profit, tax exempt organizations as defined under section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The foundation will review proposals submitted by tax exempt organizations that assume legal, fiscal, and administrative responsibility for approved grants
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