grant resources

• Grants and awards support and inspire artists by enhancing and sustaining creative practice and career aspirations.
• Seek grants to continue your art practice, develop an idea, sharpen your artistic vision, attend graduate school or create a new body of work.
• Artistic achievement is often recognized and rewarded through grants.
• Research is key to finding the right opportunity to fit your creative goals!


risd managed awards

RISD Managed Awards
• RISD internally manages a number of awards; see if one is right for you!


awards of interest

Awards of Interest - Deadlines, Descriptions, & Eligibility
• Review this select list of noteworthy art and design grants & fellowships


key grant resources

New York Foundation for the Arts Source
• New York Foundation for the Arts Source is one of the best directories to research grants, residencies and awards.

Foundation Center Grants for Individuals
• Foundation Center Grants for Individuals is an excellent resource listing thousands of grants and scholarships for students, artists and researchers.

Foundation Center - Funding Information Network
• The Foundation Center provides free funding information through more than 450 Funding Information Network locations — libraries, community foundations, and nonprofit resource centers located across the U.S. and several countries.

State Arts Agencies Directory
• State Arts Agencies Directory is a great source for grant opportunities and resources.


regional grant resources

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)

Western States Arts Foundation (WESTAF)

Min Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF)

Mid-America Arts Alliance

South Arts


international grant and funding resources

International Grant Opportunities - Selected List

On the Move - Country Grant Guides

Transartists - European Grant Guides

International Federation of Art Councils and Cultural Agencies


risd grant resources

RISDGRANTS - Grant & Residency Resources - Online Career Library
• 500+ listings of grants, residencies, fellowships, scholarships & awards.
• Search by discipline, social change, emerging artist, travel & other tags.


art & design scholarships for education

The links below provide listings of outside scholarships that RISD students have received in the past or that have an Arts/Design focus.

• Go to either the Undergraduate or Graduate students' page, scroll to ‘External Scholarships’ at the bottom of the page, then click on ‘Download outside scholarship listing.'


grant & proposal tips

Proposal Development Considerations