Below are a few grants, resources, and opportunities for artists and makers in Northwest Arkansas and beyond:
Burnaway Southern BIPOC Artists’ Grant. Ten grants of $500 ($5,000 total) to Black, Indigenous, and other artists of color in the South.
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund. A one-time $200 microgrants for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators.
Artists’ Fellowship Financial Aid. Emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.
The Bloom Fund. A platform for funding projects by Black, Indigenous and People of Color creators. The fund focuses on the categories of Visual Arts, Literature, Small Business, Non-Profit, Research, and Educators. Next application cycle opens early 2021.
South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund. A direct response by the India Center Foundation to offer support to South Asian arts workers impacted by COVID-19. The South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund will distribute project grants of at least $1000 (up to $2000 depending on financial need and availability of funds) to assist United States based arts workers of South Asian descent (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) in performing arts, film, visual arts, and/or literature.
NWA Mutual Aid Request Form. A request to be connected to individuals with established resources that can provide assistance to those in need. “We prioritize community engagement, sharing skills and mutual aid efforts.”
Craft Futures Fund. One-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 disbursed to craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community, and amplify impact.
Shades Collective. An online collective dedicated to examining the experiences of BIPOC who are in personal and/or professional positions of creativity. You can submit your work via the link.
Women Photography Emergency Relief Fund. A small amount of one-time support to independent women and non-binary photographers who need assistance — there are no restrictions on what the funding can cover: it can be healthcare, childcare, rent, or professional expenses. Photographers may request up to $500 in support.
Cerf+ Artist Safety Net. One-time $1,000 grants to professional artists working in craft disciplines to meet urgent food, housing and/or health insecurities.
Creative Capital List of Artist Resources During Covid-19. A continually updates list of resources for artists during the pandemic, including workshops, grants, relief funds, etc.
Autistic People of Color Fund. One-time microgrants between $100 and $500 to support autistic people of color. You can use funds for personal, emergency, professional, academic, medical, artistic, or other needs.
Pillars Fund for Muslim Artists. Grants of $500 for individual artists and activists who identify as Muslim and who are in the United States.
Max’s Kansas City Project. Emergency funding & resources to professionals in the creative arts.
Tila Studios Above4 Fund. A recurring monthly fund beginning at $1,000 to support black women artists nationwide.