Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014
Individual Fellowship Index Page
The Individual Artist Fellowship Program recognizes the creation of new artworks by individuals of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability. Fellowship awards support the general artistic and career advancement of the individual artist.
The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing
Call Number: NX 705.5 .U6 R67 2010
No matter what medium you work in as an artist, you should know that there is a whole world out there of grants large and small that can help you take your work to the next level of excellence and gain recognition.
- American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Competitions
ACLS offers fellowships and grants in over one dozen programs, for research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. The specifics of the competitions vary; program descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application procedures for each program can be found at the individual program links below.
- American Philosophical Society
The APS has assisted thousands of scholars in the past and encourages all eligible current candidates to apply for their grants and fellowships.
- Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child maltreatment, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke's properties.
- Howard Foundation
The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields. The Foundation targets its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Approximately ten fellowships are awarded in the spring in the fields of Creative Writing in English: Fiction and Poetry.
- Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development.
- National Endowment for the Arts
Offers information about applying for grants, managing awards, and recent grant listings of grants made to organizations and individuals.
- National Endowment for the Humanities
A federal agency that supports learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities. They fund research, education, museum exhibitions, documentaries, preservation, and activities in the states.
Grant Programs: Overview — The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports grantees within 5 program areas:
Scholarly Communications and Information Technology
- Museums and Art Conservation
- Performing Arts
- Conservation and the Environment
Higher Education and Scholarship, which includes : Research Universities and Humanistic Scholarship, Liberal Arts Colleges Program, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Diversity Initiatives Special International Emphasis