Funding for Creative Places

Grants With Hard Deadlines

Challenge America Program - National Endowment for the Arts - Deadline 4/25/2024
Supports primarily small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines extending to populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Possible projects include: arts programming, marketing and promotional activities; and organizational planning. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.

Artistic Production Grant - Visionary Initiatives in Art, Art Fund - Deadline 5/16/2024
Funds the production and exhibition of new artistic commissions, in amounts of $25,000 – $100,000. Often exhibited beyond museum walls in public space, these projects feature high levels of thought leadership, artistic production, and public engagement. Letters of Inquiry are accepted for Fall and Spring award cycles.

Resource Hubs

Creative Placemaking Public Resources GuideThis resource helps community development practitioners, artists, and arts and cultural organizations survey the landscape and decode the language of federal government funding opportunities that might support creative placemaking efforts.

Grants With Rolling Deadlines

Community Possible Grant Program - The US Bank Foundation - rolling deadline
The U.S. Bank Foundation's Community Possible Grant Program will provide grants to non-profit organizations in 25 states served by the Bank that advance the following funding priorities: Play, focusing on artistic and enrichment learning; Work, focusing on workforce education and economic prosperity; and Home, focusing on neighborhood stability and revitalization. This year, the Foundation is moving to an invitation only application; however, it will accept letters of interest to identify organizations with unique and innovative programs that fit within its areas of interest.

RJE Sprout Fund
- Russell J. Efros Foundation - rolling deadline
Supports artists by providing the direct funds needed to complete projects in the next twelve months. Artists are also encouraged to apply for funds for projects that involve their communities (e.g., art classes, art therapy, outreach, and non-traditional projects) and priority will be given to artists working with marginalized and underserved audiences, topics, or subject matter.

Exelon Corporate Giving Program - rolling deadline
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations that demonstrate a proven track record in addressing key community needs. Funding priorities include education, the environment, arts and culture, and local programs and services. 

Voice, Creativity + Culture Grants - The Nathan Cummings Foundation - rolling deadline
Supports arts organizations, religious and spiritually grounded activists and organizations, storytellers, and spiritual practices with a deep commitment to social justice and desire to shift perspectives by supporting new narratives that nurture empathy.

Place-Based Initiative Grants - Kresge Foundation - deadlines as listed on the Current Funding Opportunities page
Supports initiatives that increase creative capacity to shape healthier neighborhoods,
 while also demonstrating well-formed Creative Placemaking practices.