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The Resource Roundup is a compilation of opportunities, jobs, grants, workshops, and more for artists in the Greater Boston Area. If you would like to submit something to this list, email with a description and web link for your listing. 

Rolling Applications

  • Upcoming Artist Grants and Opportunities

    • Check out this helpful list of upcoming grants. List put together by Mass Cultural Council.

  • Resist! Rapid Response Grants

    • ​Resist offers $1,000 Rapid Response grants to better meet the needs of frontline groups and organizations. This grant is decided on by Resist staff and generally has a one week turn around.​​​

    • Learn more and apply here!

  • ECCF’s Creative County Grants

    • Special Project Grant: funding in the range of 2K-5K through Essex County Community Foundation's Creative County Initiative is available for a uniquely innovative aspect of an overall program​

    • Creative County Initiative: funding new or in-process artistic works by ALAANA (African, Latine, Asian, Arab, Native American) artists, acknowledging their traditionally limited access to creative resources.

    • Deadlines are rolling, learn more and apply here!

  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

    • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To meet artists’ last-minute needs in a timely manner, FCA’s Emergency Grants panel meets monthly to review requests.Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-18 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $3,000, and the average grant is now $1,900.

    • Applications are rolling. Learn more and apply here!

  • The Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation

    • BJFF primarily provides funds to support education, art, and outreach programs and projects. In general, the foundation desires to support specific activities that result in a defined outcome rather than general operating funds or fundraising campaigns. Funding requests between $1,000 and $10,000 will receive greater consideration.

    • Deadline is rolling. Learn more and apply here!

  • Music Drives Us

    • ​Music Drives Us strives to accomplish its mission to inspire New England’s musicians of tomorrow by supporting their music opportunities today by offering Instrument, Performance, and Organizational grants.

    • Deadlines on each of these grants are rolling. Learn more and apply here!

  • National Endowment for the Arts

    • Challenge America: offers support primarily to small organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved groups/communities. Opens: Apr. 25, 2024. Deadline: May 14, 2024. Learn more and apply here.

    • Grants for Arts Projects: provides expansive funding opportunities to strengthen the nation’s arts and cultural ecosystem. Grants are available for arts projects in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Multiple grant rounds offered in 2024. Learn more and apply here!

  • Wake Up the Night Grant

    • ​Mayor Michelle Wu and the Office of Nightlife Economy will award individuals and organizations up to $10,000 for nighttime activations.  

    • Learn more and apply here!

  • $200 microgrants for BIWOC and femme presenting POC

    • ​Visual Artists (USA & Canada based only) will be expected to submit, via Jotform, a 2-minute video describing how this grant will help them, whether the funds will support their art directly or if it will help ease some unexpected stressors such as bills, medication costs, food costs, etc. that will allow them to continue to develop their artwork.

    • Learn more and apply here!

  • MCC Festivals & Projects Grant

    • Applications are due May 23. Learn more and apply here!

    • ​Grants of $2,500 for organizations to fund public activities that incorporate the arts, humanities, or sciences. Only organizations may apply. 

  • Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF) at Borealis Philanthropy

    • ​The Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF) supports U.S.-based groups led by people with disabilities, disabled people of color, disabled queer and trans folks, building a more liberatory world free from ableism.

    • Deadline to apply is May 29. Learn more and apply here!

  • Venturous Capital Grants

    • ​The goal of this program is to support writers of bold, experimental, and/or large-scale new plays by giving not-for-profit theaters the ability to say “yes” instead of “no” to writer-driven projects perceived as especially challenging. This grant funds specific extraordinary costs that are integral to those plays’ production, and which might otherwise make them difficult or impossible to produce. 

    • LOI's due June 3. Learn more and apply here!

  • MCC Operating Grants for Organizations

    • ​NEW in FY24! Unrestricted general operating grants for Massachusetts-based, nonprofit cultural organizations with year-round operations offering public programming in the arts, humanities, or sciences. Grant amounts range from $6,000 to $60,000.

    • Applications are due June 13. Learn more and apply here!

  • Aaron Copland Fund for Music

    • The Fund is currently accepting applications through the Performance Program to support performance-related activities that improve public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary concert music and contemporary jazz music by American composers. 

    • Deadline to apply is June 27. Learn more and apply here!

  • Poetry Foundation Grant

    • ​The Poetry Foundation accepts applications to the Equity in Verse program semi-annually. Grants are intended to provide support for nonprofit poetry and literary organizations, which include presses and publications, led and staffed by people of color. Grants range in size from $10,000-$100,000, and all grants are for a 12-month period. 

    • Next deadline is September 1. Learn more and apply here!

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Dunamis is thrilled to partner with The Boston Compass to collaboratively highlight the amazing things happening in arts and culture in the Boston Area. Enjoy this free events calendar curated by Boston Compass!

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