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Hello, this group has only one purpose: To HELP new Artist

Here You can ask any questions You have, related to techniques, software, hints or tips about Art and deviantART extra.

This group collects Tutorials and Memes to help You to improve Your Art.

Learn with us!
Feel free to show us Your Art and

Advanced and Professional Artists are very welcome as well. If you would like to help out with the group please apply to the Contributor position. Or to share your tutorials, blog here with helpful hints, or tips and tricks, etc. Please feel free to join as a Contributor. Or just note us and you will get invitation.

To Join the Art community just click on the Join button.
Everyone who applies will be accepted into the group :nod:

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Please do not forget what our Group it's about how to Draw and how to Paint mostly.

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Recent Journal Entries

Anyone who has been an internet user for a period of time should know that drama is one of the hallmarks of the absolutely wonderful technology that allows us to be connected 24/7. It's like glitter, one moment all you see is just a fleck of it then suddenly, it's everywhere. DeviantArt is chock full of massive amounts of it (drama, not glitter!) at any given time, so let's talk about what you need to know to avoid it (aaaand what to do if you find yourself in it)!

:bulletred: I just caused the argument because... I wanted to get more pageviews, I wanted to be popular, for the lulz, I was bored


Girl, bye.

:bulletred: I ALWAYS have to reply

If you think the interwebs is the only place you'll find people you don't agree with, I think it's time you spent a little more time away from your computer. First off, let me say that there's nothing inherently wrong about disagreeing with someone. Nothing at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, even if that opinion is not popular or similar to yours. So for the purposes of example (since we are visual people) here's a hypothetical comment thread:
  • Commenter: No offense, but I think this artwork sucks.
Now, let's assume that you like the artwork, or even worse, it's yours. What would be the proper response?
  • #1. I've looked at your gallery, and you can't do any better so ha! Your artwork sucks!one111!!!
  • #2. Why don't you like it?
  • #3. Nothing. You hit the red 'x' and ignored the comment entirely. 
It will be extremely tempting, but responding with #1 is not the way to go. Mainly because you would be inciting a fight, and starting dArama. If you select #2, proceed cautiously. Though initially harmless, it could lead to issues you weren't prepared to deal with, especially if the artwork was not yours. Let me quickly segue into the subject of white-knights for a moment. I've seen some things written recently about white-knights, and why they are harmful, and I think it's worth clearing up the apparent confusion as to exactly what they even are. 

A white-knight is not someone who defends another person regardless of what the argument or issue is. If you even knew your internet history at all you'd know a white-knight is a (scummy) boy standing up for a girl online he has feelings for with the hopes of "favors" in return. How it has mutated to what people now think of it as an annoying 13 year old Belieber (or that 'leave Britney alone' guy) is far beyond me. A white-knight is not a troll, or any of the above. In fact this person can actually bring a little bit of clarity and common sense to a troll off. It's not pointing out facts or even blind defense. Anyone who blindly defends something (or someone) is an idiot, not a white-knight. Please stop confusing them :XD:
Let's review. THIS...
NOT THIS. Got it?
Ok, now that that's out of the way, let's discuss option #3, non-engagement. Option #3 is your honest to goodness, foolproof way to avoid getting into what might become a mucky situation. Some comments truly aren't worth you replying to, so don't give them your time or effort honey!
You are not required to reply to any comment that you do not want to. Plain and simple. 

:bulletred: This person is WRONG and I can PROVE it!

Congratulations, you have logically indisputable, irrefutable facts about a subject either from personal knowledge, actual study, or a quick Google search. Is it truly necessary to go out of your way to prove it to others? I'll save you some time: no. The reason why? It's quite simple, changing what people believe is harder than trying to wash a cat. I'm not saying bringing a little knowledge into a conversation isn't important, of course it is! But this is about who to even bother imparting that knowledge onto. Let's go back to the previous hypothetical comment thread and let's say you decided to go with #2 as an initial response:

Commenter: It sucks because anime sucks! The anatomy is all wrong, just look at how huge that head is! Weeaboos are lame! You're one of them aren't you?

Well that wasn't very nice! Let's see what your response options are: 
  • #1. Is that so? Your artwork looks like trash! How dare you assume things about me?!
  • #2. Actually, it's called stylization. Western cartoons are stylized too, just in different ways.
  • #3. Nothing. You hit the red 'x' and ignored the comment entirely. 
Soooo, #1 is a definite no-no. You've just come down to their level and lost a little dignity while you were at it :no:
#2 is good, you presented fact. If you go with #2, don't leave it open ended. A statement of fact (in a condescending manner) can often shut down an unkind commenter. Never use insults of intelligence or name calling, it totally cancels out whatever you said beforehand. 
#3 Once again, will free you from any further issues with that person in that comment thread. 
Don't feed the trolls guys, really.

:bulletred:What if I'm being harassed?

Just imagine this is on the other side of the screen
Regardless of your views on 'cyber-bullying's' legitimacy, harassment via the internet is 100% real. Because of the anonymity of the internet crowd mentality can come into effect swiftly and with little warning. There are several actions that you should take, and the first one is blocking.Don't know how you say? How to Block Someone on DA by wondermanrules
There's a false notion going around that blocking someone means that you are somehow inferior at arguing, 'butthurt,' or you want to get the last word in. No, no, and no. There's also an incorrect notion that blocking is the Help Desk's lazy way of avoiding doing their jobs. Again, no. Blocking someone from interacting with you is a prime way to avoid dArama, never be too intimidated to use the feature. How do I know it works? Well, at one point I was being harassed by not just one person, but a group of people plus whoever decided to jump on their demented bandwagon. I had to block nearly one hundred deviants at one point. Very time consuming, but entirely worth it. 

The second thing you can do if you are being harassed is to hide comments. Again, this is not some snarky method of communication, rather a way to stop the spinning wheel that is dArama. Don't know how to hide comments you say?
How To Hide Comments by Sparky-the-Scraggy
Both methods of blocking can easily end any amount of harassment you are receiving. Most unfavorable interactions can be remedied with those steps, however things can get spectacularly nasty at times and that is when you need to contact the Help Desk. 

Before I walk you through that step, let's go over what you can and cannot submit to the Help Desk as an Abuse Report:
  • Do: Report excessive amounts of racial, ethnic, homophobic, bigoted slurs, personal threats, & extreme language.
  • Do: Report someone who has made alternate accounts, or is having a friend continue harassment on their behalf. 
  • Do: Report account hacking or evidenced spying.
  • Do: Report forum threads that are not following the rules.
  • Do Not: Report someone after a simple disagreement.
  • Do Not: Report someone for stealing someone else's artwork (there is a separate method for that).
  • Do not: Report someone for calling you stupid, or any other childish name that could be remedied by blocking. 
  • Do not: Submit screenshots as evidence, they cannot and will not be considered in your case. 
Consult the following FAQs for info on what is considered 'abusive' language and behavior:   
So, let's say things are very bad. The person harassing you is using extreme language, has threatened you and has sent other people after you (or is making alternate accounts to continue harassment). This is a case to submit as an Abuse Report. When you submit your report you need to have the following things:
  1. The username of person you are reporting.
  2. Links to comments that support your allegations. No need to 'unhide' them, moderators will still be able to see the conversation. 
  3. A concise outline of the complaint.
  4. Block all parties involved.
  5. Be patient. It may take the Help Desk time to get to your complaint depending on the seriousness of the situation.
From what I've viewed around dA, the general consensus about "art school" is that it's an enormous waste of both time and money. Stories about pretentious professors, failed experiments, and unsupportive families get a lot of attention. I think there are aspiring artists out there who enter art schools with the idea that everything they learn will be intuitive and that there is no real need to understand much less study the very basics because that would make them "mindless sheep." Others don't receive enough support from friends or family and cannot complete their education. There's validity to both arguments, and I've dealt with both. If there's one thing that I want you to take away from this blog, it is this: you can do whatever you want, as long as you're willing to fight hard for it. 

Inb4 "telling kids they can be whatever they want is a filthy lieeeee" 

College is hard but totally worth it if you know what you want. It really doesn't matter what you study, you will be challenged and art is no exception.You can really be whatever you want as long as you're willing to really work for it. NOTE: this does not mean you have to go to college, but be reasonable. Understand the career field you're interested in. It's not reasonable to shoot off an application to Disney if you know nothing about the inner workings of its industry outside of drawings of characters with big heads and eyes. You don't need a degree in art to be a successful artist, buuuut, since this blog is about college I'll be talking exclusively about that choice. Now, please don't assume I'm sitting here writing this from a cushy upper middle class perspective.

#LOL, #BRB, need my #morning#Starbucks#Frappe#YOLO

Because I'm not. I grew up in a very poor household, and by poor I don't mean living paycheck to paycheck, I mean the fridge was empty a lot and I've lived without utilities and other basic necessities (take that as literally as you'd like). So, I totally get the struggle, it's real and sometimes scary. Far be it from me to tell you that this is an easy thing.

I've earned one degree in art, I'm on my way to my Master's, and I'm getting started on my professional career. It's been hard, but it's been fun, I've met amazing people, fabulous artists, and it's been completely worth it. If you're starting college this fall and you're considering a degree in art, here are some things I've encountered during art school that you should consider. Let's get down to business shall we? 

Be ready to have your ideas and artwork challenged. 

Critique is essential to growing as an artist and in art school you will learn the difference between good and bad critiques. Allow me to elucidate: telling someone that their anatomy is "off," is equally as unhelpful as saying "this sucks." That's not to say either won't happen in art school, because they probably will. Learning to "take" a critique aka "getting a thicker skin" will come with you learning how to intelligently defend your work. Defending your work doesn't mean asking for head pats, it means that what you are trying to say visually is well understood by you and you can speak about it. One thing you definitely need to know is that on the undergraduate level, the majority of your early critiques will deal with the bare bones of your artwork (aka whether or not you are correctly rendering objects etcetera) and not conceptual ideas. Once you upgrade your skills and begin working on projects with themes and ideas, expect to be questioned. Everything you put in your work matters whether you consider that or not. Expect to have disagreements about your concepts, everyone is going to have an opinion. You should also expect some Negative Nancy's. 
Funny thing is, you probably won't see those guys on graduation day.

If you don't already live in your studio, start packing.

I took up throwing my last semester of undergrad. The element of process is long in ceramics, and it requires just as many mistakes and flukes to get “good at it” and find a form that works. However, throwing the form is only half the battle, because the glaze you choose may or may not turn out the color you want it to because of heat fluctuations in the kiln. The final project was to create and design a dinner set for at least four people. I chose to create a set for my family of six. The set contained 18 pieces, each setting had a bowl, a tumbler, and a plate. In order to get a uniform height for the tumblers, I threw fourteen. I threw twelve plates and picked the six best for the project. I was fortunate with the bowls however, and only threw eight. Had I only chosen the first thing I made, the end result would have been disastrous. The process was required to reach a point at which the craftsmanship of the work was satisfactory. Endless hours of making are part of art school. For me, it got to the point where I was going into my studio to paint during breaks in between classes. Then, of course, in addition to that I would paint at home into the wee hours of the night. 
Then there's always that one guy who just cranks out art in his sleep.

Get the chip off your shoulder. You DO NOT know everything.

I'd be lying if I told you that there are no assholes in higher education, and once again, art professors are no exception. My first painting professor had a serious attitude problem and that class alone almost put me off painting altogether. Another painting professor who was my "faculty mentor" didn't even bother to show up to my senior exhibition (that was a requirement on her part by the way). However, I didn't go into college expecting that anyone owed me anything. Yeah, yeah, we can argue "but we're paying their salaries," yet at the end of the day we're the ones earning the degree. Learning to deal with difficult people is part of being an adult. Starting off with a negative attitude is never good idea, but neither is developing one (although the latter will be very tempting at times).
I enjoy drawing/painting still lifes about as much as I enjoy hay-fever but I endured them because I needed to learn how to correctly capture light and shadow among a long list of other skills. Talent is cool, but there's always room for growth, knowledge, and new skills. I don't get the mistrust of actually learning the basics of art. The principles of design weren't cataloged just to piss you off or turn artists into mindless drones. Yes, art is expressive and personal, but you have to actually have a grasp of what you are doingI always found it somewhat comical to see students in my art courses complain that they "didn't need to understand _____." Why you ask? Well for one, they signed up for the course voluntarily. And that not the reason you're a student in the first place? I had one guy try to explain to me why he "didn't need" the basic drawing course we were in even though he wanted to be a professional comic artist.
Witnessing migraine inducing irony is also part of being an adult...except it happens a lot. Ok, all the time. 

Decide where you want to study. 

I didn't have much of a choice when time came for me to choose schools because A. my family was terrifyingly poor and B. I was homeschooled. Small caveat, colleges like to be assholes to incoming freshmen who were homeschooled, some even require them to take the GED (which is hilarious because the board of education in whatever state you live in is the decider of whether or not you've met your education requirements, thus taking a GED at that point would be infuriatingly redundant...I graduated from highschool as a homeschooled student with a 3.6). Anyways, I digress. I only sent off apps to the University of Akron and Kent State and got into both. Unfortunately at the time Kent required homeschooled students to live on campus for a year (not sure what purpose that would serve) so I went to Akron and got my BFA at the Myers School of Art there. There is a wonderful museum in Akron but the "art scene" is well, droopy. I knew when I graduated if I was going to make When I decided to pursue an MFA, I picked the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. The school is wonderful, and the art scene is jumping with life (not to mention there are lot of opportunities up here). The amount of opportunities you will have in the beginning of your career as an artist have a lot to do with where you go to school. For example, my hometown isn't a great place to start out even though it's a mere 40 minutes outside of Cleveland. Proximity to where your family/next of kin/family-like friends are is also something to consider. 

If you haven't seen this movie you are officially not cool enough to hang out with me. (ok I'm joking, but srsly mang you should)


From time to time around dA you may see your fellow deviants faced with unplanned or unforeseen financial crises write journals asking for donations. One of the great things about dA is that the majority of the collective community here is comprised of like-minded individuals and we are all greatly aware of the financial burdens that we as creatives may face from time to time.


When the need is urgent or if your profession is being threatened because of a catastrophe, you may need more funding than what can be raised through dA. In such a circumstance, it would be in your best interest to seek out emergency funding through a grant. Please note that some of these grants cannot be funded to hobbyists, students, or self taught artists.

Emergency Funds for Artists in All Disciplines


    ·      The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)


Offers lists of emergency funds for artists in a variety of disciplines affected by recent natural disasters. Go to, mouse over the “For Artists” tab near the top of the page to get a drop-down menu, click on “NYFA Source – the resource for artists” and from that page click on “Emergency Resources” near the bottom of the page. NYFA also makes grants specifically to NY artists in emergency situations; that link is also on the “For Artists” drop-down menu: “NYFA Emergency Relief Fund“.


    ·      Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants Program


Provides speedy funding for visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public, or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects underway and close to completion.  The grants are intended to support the creation of innovative and experimental work, and are meant to assist individuals and groups when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding.

Requests are primarily granted to artists who are “emerging” and have few sources of financial support. Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists working anywhere in the United States.

Emergency Grants applications are accepted year round; there is no deadline. As of June 2013, Emergency Grants applications will be only accepted through an online form. Please refer to the application requirements at the link below before applying. Grants are determined on a monthly basis by the Emergency Grants Panel, a volunteer committee of established artists. In 2012, grants ranged in amount from $350 to $2,440; the average grant was $1,165.


Emergency Grants Program

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

820 Greenwich St., 4th Floor

New York, NY 10014

Phone: (212) 807-7077

Fax: (212) 807-7177




Emergency Funds for Visual Artists


    ·      Artists Fellowship

Grants for emergency aid to visual artists and their families, primarily in New York.


Artists Fellowship

47 5th Ave.

New York, NY 10003

Phone: (212) 255-7740 x216




    ·      Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc.

Immediate support to professional craftspeople facing career-threatening emergencies such as fire, theft, illness, and natural disasters.


Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc.

P.O. Box 838

Montpelier, VT 05601-0838

Phone: (802) 229-2306

Fax: (802) 223-6484




    ·      The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Emergency Grants program provides financial assistance to painters, sculptors, or printmakers facing an unforeseen, catastrophic incident. Grants given on one-time basis for specific emergencies such as flood, fire, or emergency medical need. Maximum grant is $15,000; typical grant amount is $5,000. Applicants must be able to demonstrate minimum of 10-year period of involvement in a mature phase of work in order to be eligible. Program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment.


The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Emergency Grants

380 West Broadway

New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 226-0581

Fax: (212) 274-1476




Emergency Funds for Writers


    ·      Authors League Fund


The Fund gives open-ended, interest-free, no-strings-attached loans to professional writers and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income or other misfortune.


The Authors League Fund

31 East 32nd St., 7th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone: (212) 268-1208

Fax: (212) 564-5363




    ·      American Society of Journalists & Authors Writers Emergency Assistance Fund


Helping established freelance writers across the country who, because of advanced age, illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis, are unable to work. Membership in ASJA not required. No grants to beginning freelancers seeking funding for writing projects; no grants to fund works-in-progress of any kind. Maximum grant: $3,500.


1501 Broadway, Suite 302

New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 997-0947

Fax: (212) 937-2315




Emergency Funds for Musicians


    ·      Musicians Foundation


Helps professional musicians by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses.


Musicians Foundation

875 6th Avenue, Suite 2303

New York, NY  10001

Phone: (212) 239-9137

Fax: (212) 239-9138




    ·      Society of Singers Financial Aid


The Society helps singers meet financial needs resulting from crises or other circumstances. Charitable grants may be provided toward basic necessities of life such as food, shelter, utilities, transportation, and medical/dental expenses.


Society of Singers

26500 W. Agoura Rd., 102-554

Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone: (818) 995-7100

FAX: (818) 995-7466




A more comprehensive list of emergency financial resources available to artists of varying disciplines can be viewed at…


Individual Funding and Grants

If you are not in need of emergency funds but you are raising money for school, professional development, business, or projects check out the list of national funding resources on that same website through this link:…


Regional funding is also available; you just need to stay abreast of deadlines and requirements for your state.  Some international options are also named at the end of this list (copypasta from Cranbrook’s website woo)




Alabama State Arts Council…

The Alabama State Arts Council awards Artist Fellowships of $5,000 for Alabama artists working in crafts, dance, design, media/photography, music, literature, theater and the visual arts. Recipients may use funds to set aside time to create art, improve their skills, or to do what is most advantageous to enhance their artistic careers. Recipients must be residents of Alabama.




Arizona Commission on the Arts

The Arizona Commission on the Arts "Artist Projects" is a programs to support individual artists in all disciplines for project-related costs that allow the artist(s)increased time to research and develop ideas or new works.




San Francisco Arts Commission…

The San Francisco Arts Commision awards "Individual Artist Commission" Grants of up to $10,000 to individual artists working and living in San Francisco to stimulate the creation and presentation of works of art through out the city.


Arts Council Silicon Valley…

Up to six fellowships will be given annually to artists living in the Silicon Valley in rotating artistic categories.


LEF Foundation…

LEF operates within two regional areas: California and New England. Grants are made to projects which includean artistic and cultural overlay, and are primarily focused on three geographic areas: California, Hawaii and New Mexico.




Colorado Council on the Arts…

Colorado Council on the Arts Artist Fellowships acknowledge artistic integrity and quality among Colorado's artists and promote public awareness of their work. Artist Fellowship Awards are $2,000 to $18,000.




LEF Foundation…

LEF operates within two regional areas: California and New England. Each region has unique areas of interest and funding priorities. The New England region is to fund the work of independent film and video artists.




Delaware Division of the Arts…

The Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships are awarded to applicants residing in Delaware for at least one year and at least 18 years of age.


District of Columbia


The District of Columbia Commission on Arts and Humanities

The Arts Commission offers funding for the arts in the District of Columbia. The Artist Fellowship Program offers grants to individuals in a broad range of artistic endeavors. Individual fellowships support individual artists who make significant contributions to the arts and who promote the arts in the District of Columbia through artistic excellence. Fellowship artist disciplines rotate on a biannual basis. In 2011, fellowships will be awarded in Media, and the Visual Arts.




Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

Division of Cultural Affairs for the state of Florida awards grants to individual artists.




Idaho Commission on the Arts…

Idaho Commission on the Arts offers grants to individuals.




Illinois Arts Council…

The Illinois Arts Council awards grants to individuals for up to $5000




Indiana Arts Commission…

Indiana Arts Commission Grants support individual Indiana artists, in all disciplines, for specific project-related costs. Eligible projects are purposely left flexible to respond to the artists' ideas, dreams, and needs, however, the goal of this program is to aid the artists' career development.




Iowa Arts Council…

Iowa Arts Council provides Major Grants(up to $10,000) and Mini Grants (up to $1,500) to individual artists working in all disciplines, to develop significant and specific projects that will be presented to or shared with the public during or after the grant period.




Kentucky Arts Council

Kentucky Arts Council offers Individual Artist Professional Development Grants, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants, and The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Awards




Louisiana Division of the Arts…

Louisiana Division of the Arts awards fellowships to individual artists.




Maine Arts Commission…

The Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowships are awarded annually, one in each catagory: Visual Arts, Performing arts, and Literary Arts.


LEF Foundation

LEF operates within two regional areas: California and New England. Each region has unique areas of interest and funding priorities. Please refer to the specific guidelines for the region from which you are applying.




Maryland State Arts Council…

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive prices to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence. A limited number of awards of $1,000, $3,000 and $6,000 are offered each year. Different categories of the Visual Arts are awarded in alternate years.




Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships…

The Artist Grants Program provides direct assistance to Massachusetts artists, to recognize exceptional work and to support the further developments of their talents. Fellowship grants of $5,000 are offered in discipline categories which rotate according to fiscal year.


LEF Foundation

LEF operates within two regional areas: California and New England. Each region has unique areas of interest and funding priorities. Please refer to the specific guidelines for the region from which you are applying.




Kresge Arts in Detroit


Kresge Arts in Detroit provides significant financial support for Kresge Artist Fellowships annually, each consisting of a $25,000 award and customized professional practice opportunities for emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists in the literary, performing and visual arts. In 2011, twelve fellowships will be awarded in the visual arts. In 2012, twelve fellowships will be awarded in the literary arts, and twelve in the performing arts.




Five Wings Art Council

The Five Wings Art Council is one of eleven designated Regional Arts Councils in Minnesota who provide grants and services to nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists on a regional basis. The Individual Artist Grants (up to $2,000) are designed to help strengthen an artist's career by taking advantage of arts related, short term opportunities.


Jerome Foundation

The Jerome Foundation makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists, and contributes to the professional advancement of those artists. Open to residents of Minnesota and New York City. Individual grants are available in the visual arts, theater, literature, etc.


Minnesota State Arts Board…

The Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants are a pilot programs that supports and assists artists at various stages of their careers. Grants will be awarded for career building and for the creative development of artists. Some artists may choose to request funds to create new work, but it isn't a requirement of the program.Grants range from $2,000-$10,000.




Mississippi Arts Commission…

The Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Fellowship program is focused on honoring mississippi artists who demonstrate the abilty to create exemplary work in their chosen field The agency awards fellowships up to $5,000 in several catagories each year.




Montana Arts Council…

Montana Arts Council offers an Artist's Innovations Award to honor the innovative ideas, practices and the contributions of Montana artists




Nebraska Arts Council…

Nebraska Arts Council offers Artist Fellowships which provide monetary awards to Nebraska artists in various disciplines.




Nevada Arts Council…

Nevada Arts Council (NAC) awards Fellowships ($5,000) and "Jackpot" Grants to individual artists in literary, performing and visual arts.


New Hampshire


New Hampshire State Council on the Arts…

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts' Artist Services Programs offer the following grants to individuals: Individual Artist Fellowships, Artist Entrepreneurial Grants, Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants, and Percent for Art Purchases/Commissions Grants which fund purchases or commissions of art and craft work for state buildings.


LEF Foundation

LEF operates within two regional areas: California and New England. Each region has unique areas of interest and funding priorities. Please refer to the specific guidelines for the region from which you are applying.


New York


Jerome Foundation

The Jerome Foundation makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists, and contributes to the professional advancement of those artists. Open to residents of Minnesota and New York City. Individual grants are available in Media Arts, and for travel or study.


Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council

Individual Artist Grants are available to individual artists residing in Warren or Washington County. One grant of $2500 is available for artists who reside in Washington County, and a grant of $2500 and another for $1000 are available to artists who reside in Warren County. These proposals must be for the creation of new art that will impact the community creatively or involve the community in the creative process.


New York Foundation for the Arts

New York Foundation for the Arts Artists' Fellowships awards grants of $7,000 in sixteen separate disciplines to individual originating artists in New York State. Through Artists & Audiences Exchange, each fellowship recipient performs a public service activity in collaboration with a non-profit organization located in New York State. The Foundation also offers Career Advancement Mini-Grants($100-$600).


North Dakota


North Dakota Council on the Arts…

North Dakota Council on the Arts awards Individual Artists Fellowships in the amount of $2,500. In 2003, artists working in the visual arts/crafts and media arts will be eligible for grants.




Ohio Arts Council…

The Ohio Arts Council offers several programs for individual artists.




Oregon Arts Commission…

Oregon Arts Commission offers the following grants to individuals: Career Opportunity Grant, Individuals Artist Fellowship, Oregon Media Arts Fellowship




Pennsylvania Council on the Arts…">

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts offers funding opportunities and services for Pennsylvania artists through thePA Partners in the Arts program


Leeway Foundation

The Leeway Foundation was established to promote the welfare of women and benefit the arts. Awards to individual women artists are offered in a selected visual or literary discipline each year. Specific grants are available for emerging and established women artists. There is also a Window of Opportunity Grant which help artists take advantage of unique, time-limited opportunities that could significantly benefit their work or increase its recognition.


Pew Fellowships in the Arts

Pew Fellowships in the Arts awards grants of $60,000 to artists working in a wide variety of performing, visual, and literary disciplines which rotate on a four-year cycle. The primary function of the fellowships is to free artists from other activities-literally to "buy time"-so they can focus on creative development for an extended period. Up to twelve fellowships are awarded annually to artists living and working in the five-county Philadelphia area.


Rhode Island


Rhode Island State Council on the Arts…

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts makes direct grants to Rhode Island artists. Grants to individuals include Fellowships and Folk Arts apprenticeships. Proposals for funding for individual artists are also considered.


LEF Foundation

LEF operates within two regional areas: California and New England. Each region has unique areas of interest and funding priorities. Please refer to the specific guidelines for the region from which you are applying. For projects in development outside these two regions, please contact the main office in California. LEF Foundation, 1095 Lodi LN., Saint Helena, CA 94574.


South Carolina


South Carolina Arts Commission…

South Carolina Arts Commission Fellowships recognize and award the artistic achievements of South Carolina's exceptional individual artists. Six fellowships are awarded each year on a rotation by arts discipline. Fellowship awards are made through a highly competitive process and are based on only one criterion: artistic excellence.


South Dakota


South Dakota Arts Council

South Dakota Arts Council awards several different kinds of grants to individual artists. These are: Artist Grants, Artist Collaboration Grants, and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants.




Tennessee Arts Commission

The Tennessee Arts Commission offers Individual Artist Fellowships and Professional Artist Support grants.




Houston Arts Alliance…

The Houston Arts Alliance offers the Individual Artist Grant Program to support the development and presentation of new artistic works by local Houston artists to help advance Houston's reputation as a vibrant creative hub and a destination for cultural tourism


Dallas Museum of Art: Awards to Artists…

The Dallas Museum of Art gives out three separate Awards to Artists. The Clare Hart De Golyer Memorials Fund is awarded to artists between 15 to 25 years of age who reside in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, or Colorado. The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund and The Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant are given to artists over the age of 30 who reside in Texas.




Utah Arts Council…

Individual Artist Grants (as of 10/2012) are not funded due to low interest rates on the "Individual Artist Endowment"




Vermont Arts Council

The Vermont Arts Council awards Creation Project grants ($1,000-$5,000) and Artist Development grants($250-$750) to individual artist


LEF Foundation

LEF operates within two regional areas: California and New England. Each region has unique areas of interest and funding priorities. Please refer to the specific guidelines for the region from which you are applying. For projects in development outside these two regions, please contact the main office in California. LEF Foundation, 1095 Lodi LN., Saint Helena, CA 94574.




Virginia Commission for the Arts…

Through the Virginia Commission for the Arts a limited number of fellowships with awards of $5,000 are available to professional creative artists living in Virginia. Specific arts disciplines will be eligible for support each year on a rotating basis, depending on the amount of state and federal funding available to the Commission.




Artist Trust

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to supporting Washington State artists working in all creative disciplines. Grants awarded to individual artists are Grants for Artist Projects which awards up to $1,500 to artists to begin, further or complete specific works of art, and Fellowships, which are unrestricted awards of $6,500 to recognize artistic merit and continued dedication to art-making.


West Virginia


West Virginia Commission on the Arts…

West Virginia Commission on the Arts annually awards fellowships in various categories of the visual, literary, and performing arts based on the originality, creativity, and accomplishment of previous work, as well as the level of commitment and potential for further growth. Fellowship awards are for $3500. The Commission also awards Professional Development grants to individual artists.




Wisconsin Arts Board

Wisconsin Arts Board's Artist Fellowship Awards recognize the significant contributions of professional artists in Wisconsin. Fellowships of $8,000 are available, in odd-numbered years, to individual artists working in the Visual Arts and Media Arts.




Wyoming Arts Council…

The Wyoming Arts Council awards The Individual Artist Fellowship. This is a competative program and applicants are judged on the merit of their work. The awards are given to recognize outstanding work that is already compeleted.


International Funding


Fulbright Program

The U.S. Fulbright Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctorial candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience.




Asian Cultural Council

The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United states in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, and students. Some of the grants listed on this site are for Americans who wish to study in China, Japan, or Taiwan.


Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation Artist Fellowships provide artists the opportunity to pursue creative projects in Japan for 2 to 6 months.




The Canada Council for the Arts">

The Canada Council for the Arts was created by the Canadian government to "foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts." To fufill this mandate, the Canada Council provides grants and services to professional Canadain artist and arts organizations in dance, inter-arts, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, and writing and publishing.




Arts Council England

Arts Council England's Grants for the arts are for individuals, arts organizations, national touring and other people who use the arts in their work. They are for activities that benefit the people in England or that help artists and arts organizations from England to carry out their work.




The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarships at the Foundation des Etats-Unis…

The Foundation des Etats-Unis annually awards up to four Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarships to American visual artists and musicians. The grant is designated for study at the graduate level and allows young, talented musicians and artists to continue their studies in Paris.




The American-Scandanavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Each year, the ASF wards more than $500,000 in fellowships and grants to individual students, scholars, professionals and artists for projects abroad.

The Nordic Artists' Centre

The Nordic Artists' Centre gives artist from around the world an opportunity to live and work in in a community of artists with full accommodation provided. The residency award also includes a monthly stipend and a travel allowance.


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