CraftNOW brings together a variety of capital sources in Philadelphia in this new virtual series
Applying for Grants
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 5:30pm (EDT)
CERF+, Leeway Foundation, and The Velocity Fund come together to share information about their grant programs and upcoming deadlines.
CERF+’s emergency relief grants are focusing on materials-based craft and folk/traditional artists that have incurred significant medical expenses related to treatment and recovery from COVID-19 AND/OR experienced a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster. Deadline → Rolling
Leeway Foundation‘s grantmaking programs fund women, trans*, and gender non-conforming artists and cultural producers living in Greater Philadelphia who engage in art and social change. Currently, there are two public-facing opportunities:
Art and Change Grant offers up to $2,500 in art for social change project-based funding. Deadlines → March 1 & August 1
Transformation Award offers $15,000 of unrestricted funding for artists who create art for social change and have done so for the past five year or more. Deadline → May 15
The Velocity Fund directly supports artists to organize new collaborative projects throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5,000. It is open to a wide range of experimental practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration between artistic genres leading to expanded audiences, fresh outcomes and an enriched multi-disciplinary discourse. Deadline → June 14
The City of Philadelphia’s Illuminate the Arts Grant is now open to individual artists, small and mid-size nonprofit arts organizations, and small creative enterprises. Deadline → May 28
Coming Up –
CapitalNOW will be an ongoing series focused on capital readiness to provide creative entrepreneurs with a working understanding of three key forms of funding – grants, crowdfunding, and financing – and the business readiness required to secure the investments and put them to good use. The goal is for attendees to leave with a deeper understanding of the funding options available to them when the next opportunity or challenge presents itself.
Check back for future dates and presenters.
This program is being organized by CraftNOW and the Creative Business Accelerator, core partners of the new Keystone Alliance for Creative Economies and Entrepreneurship (KACEE).
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