Did you know there are grants available for artists and creatives, both in the United States and in other countries, like Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom? Let's talk about what you need to know as a creative person.
Getting a Grant for Artists and Creatives
Grants are a great way for artists to be able to support their ongoing creative work. Think of it like a job application for you to be able to continue creating. Many other countries in fact, have established things like grants and residencies into their infrastructure in such a way that it allows artists to have gainful employment as artists and receive payment for their work in this way. In this article I want to discuss grants that are available near you and abroad.
Grant Opportunities for Artists in Maryland
There are both public and private grant funding opportunities in the state of Maryland and in the United States specifically in the state of Maryland I've had the most experience working with the Maryland state arts Council. The Maryland states arts Council is separated into separate hubs based on geographical area like county art councils. The Maryland state art Council offers several grant programs to support the art creation of both organizations and individual artist in the state of Maryland. Two of these that have rolling application deadlines and can therefore be applied to at any time throughout the calendar year are professional development grants and creativity grants.
Creativity Grants in Maryland
Professional development grants allow an artist to have an opportunity to grow their knowledge or skill set within a specific subject area. If you are an artist and seeking to develop knowledge or information in the arts and have been able to find the information, class, or skill set, that you wish to develop you may apply for a professional development grant through MSAC. An example of this is taking a course of creativity coaching with Creatively LLC.
MSAC Professional Development Grants
Creativity grants at the Maryland state arts Council fund organizations and individuals to develop specific specific creative projects or to support the operational budget for the year of creative programs.
More Grants at MSAC
There are other grants available through the Maryland state art Council and you can find a listing of them and their criteria and additional information on their website, here. There are additional public and private grant opportunities available throughout the state of Maryland and in the United States and you can find more information on artist grant opportunities on larger databases referenced here.
Grant Opportunities for Artists in Germany
In Germany, arts and culture are both privately funded and publicly funded. Both by companies and foundations privately and public funding by states supporting efforts of private donors through tax breaks and grant programs. This allows the federal government to establish a creative social class of independent creatives to enjoy security similar to those who are gainfully employed. Learn more about artist grants in Germany here.
Artist Funding Opportunities in Canada
The Canadian arts council separates their grants into six separate components to explore and create for organizations an individual artist vibrant and diverse art to engage in sustain Canada's creative communities to create no and share the arts and cultures of the first nations in peoples in Canada supporting artistic practices the arts across Canada and arts abroad.
United Kingdom Funding for Artists
In England, there is public money from the government and the national lottery used to make sure creativity amongst Artis is given a chance to thrive. Learn more about these artist funding programs in the UK here.
Learn More About Grants for Artists
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