Remember: You’ll never know unless you apply
On Campus Resources (take advantage while you’re here)
CURC Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity
Apply for the art showcase and for the journal (contact information on the page)
(Art scholarships are based off faculty nominations and are intended for existing CSU art majors. For more information on general CSU scholarships for incoming freshman and transfer students, please refer to the CSU Admissions website.)
Graduates: Graduate Student Showcase
Also, contact CURC about judging for the showcase
As a student think about:
The Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Udall, The Rhodes, Henry S. Truman, etc. please contact Mary.Swanson@colostate.edu to learn more.
Also, what about the Peace Corps?
Grants, Internships, and Fellowships
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, offers visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists whose goals is to produce imaginative works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. Some fellows are also provided housing.
Every year the AAF awards a prize for fine arts to US fine art graduate students to study for a summer at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg.
Funding for artists and craftsmen who wish to study in Scandinavia are available.
The Archives of American Art offers unpaid and two paid internships. They also provide fellowship opportunities through the Smithsonian Museum.
Provides funding for artistic exploration in other countries. Grants range from 1000-25000
Various grants available to Asian artists.
Provides a grant to support the work of lesbian artists.
The Awesome Foundation is a group small philanthropists who award micro-grants to people with certifiably awesome ideas every month.
Supports international collaborative, innovative arts projects for mutual benefit. CEC Artslink has supported and produced programs that encourage the exchange of visual and performing artists and cultural managers in the United States and 37 countries and regions overseas.
A research fellowship opportunity for individuals interested in the Center’s collections.
Supports Colorado artists in their projects and organizations.
This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Offers a number of grants and fellowships, a few of which are applicable for undergraduate students.
A non-profit aimed at assisting current visual artists. Note: you must be 25 years old to apply for the grants and have five years of experience.
Provides grants directly to artists in the early stages of their careers and who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking.
Foundation Center Grants for Individuals is an excellent resource listing thousands of grants and scholarships for students, artists and researchers.
Every year the Hirshorn has opportunities for paid and academic credit internships.
A grant to designed to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a creative arts.
The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture, with member organizations in over 80 countries. The IFACCA Secretariat provides services, information and resources to member organizations and their staff – from senior executives and policy makers, to researchers, grant makers and administrators – as well as the wider community.
The Travel and Study Grant Program awards grants to emerging artists who create new work, rotating the eligible disciplines in alternating years.
A private charitable group aiming to support artists with international scope.
The MET offers over 41 paid summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students.
The Native Arts and Cultures provides up to 20,000 for emerging Native American artists.
The National Endowment of Arts provides grants for projects. Note: The money doesn’t go directly to the individual but will be funded through a subsidiarity organization.
There are undergraduate and graduate stipend internships available through this museum. In addition, art students of American Indian descent have the opportunity to apply for their resident Artist Leadership Program.
New York Foundation for the Arts Source is one of the best directories to research grants, residencies and awards.
Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions.Nearly 2,000 entries are received each year from professional and student craft artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Each year, a prestigious panel of judges is selected by the editors of NICHE magazine, including gallery owners, guild and museum directors, curators, craft industry experts and arts advocates. In the past, there have been 3 finalists from CSU.
A guide to international scholarships.
Grants for painters, print makers, sculptors, and drawers.
Our new grant cycle for proposals in the visual arts, dance and video will open in September.
The Rhode Island School of Design has a very robust career center website. Definitely pull from these links.
Every year the Rome Prize, directed by the American Academy in Rome, is awarded to 30 emerging artists. Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of 6-month and 11-month fellowships receive stipends of $15,000 and $27,000, respectively
Individual photographer’s fellowship, up to 10,000. Note: you cannot be a current student to apply for this grant.
There are a number of fellowships and stipend internships available through the Smithsonian Museum including special opportunities for minority, Native American, and those interested in Art History.
State Arts Agencies Directory is a great source for grant opportunities and resources.
A guide to grants and residencies throughout Europe.
WESTAF assists state arts agencies, arts organizations, and artists in their quest to serve diverse audiences, enrich the lives of local communities, and provide access to the arts and arts education for all. Through innovative programming, advocacy, research, technology, and grantmaking, WESTAF encourages the creative advancement and preservation of the arts regionally and through a national network of customers and alliances
A wonderful resource for locating artist residencies.
A list created by CSU faculty member Ajean Ryan with links to website and application deadlines