This week’s theme for Unique Opportunities for Artists focuses on creating, growing and sharing your financial prosperity. Did you survive the ordeal of filing your taxes without suffering any major bruises? Congratulations! Now you deserve to sit back, relax and explore some wonderful opportunities to earn money. You will also find ways to give it away to worthwhile causes. Your contributions may even be tax deductible next year.
Arts & Healing Network’s Art & Social Change
Deadline: May 1, 2015.
Every year the Arts & Healing Network (AHN) “honors healing artists who are truly making a difference in the world.” The extraordinary organization presents awards to encourage and support the efforts of the recipients and help them expand their initiatives. The 2015 AHN theme is art and social change. The Arts & Healing Network “will present 1-4 awards of $5000 (US) each to artists who are healing societal issues, empowering communities and making positive, tangible change happen in the world.” Artists may nominate themselves or other artists. Learn more.
The Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant
Deadline: May 29, 2015. The 2017 cycle will begin in June 2017.
This Foundation is offering a limited number of grants, up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Eligible work must be based on the idea of the lens-based still image, but grant recipients work in forms as diverse as digital imagery, installations, documentary projects and photo-generated print media. Must be 21+, U.S. CItizen or Legal Permanent Resident, and not enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Entry fee: $15. Learn more.
Help The Artists’ Fellowship That Helps Artists in Need
If you are grateful to have your basic needs and more fulfilled, consider helping other artists who don’t have the same security. The Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. is a charitable foundation that assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, printmakers, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability, or bereavement. If you aren’t in need of financial aid this organization should be on your giving list. By contributing to this 100% volunteer-run organization you are helping other artists in need. The Artists’ Fellowship’s Board of Trustees and Officers all serve as volunteers in service to our community of artists. Assistance is given without expectation of repayment. Learn more.
$25,000 Cash Awards for Photographers
Deadline April 30, 2015. This is LensCulture’s first call for photography focused on the planet. $25,000 in cash awards plus opportunities to earn global recognition among top photographers working on the subject of Earth. “From artful and conceptual examinations of our diverse relationships to Earth, to journalistic exposés of environmental concerns or the stories of the good work being done to address them, photography is a force that defines how we see—and live in—the world.” Learn more.
You Can Help Artists For Trauma (AFT)
AFT www.artistsfortrauma.org is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various disciplines. Tax-deductible donations to Artists for Trauma fund the organization’s critical infrastructure, artist network, equipment, supplies, and community outreach that provide the functional and creative tools necessary to help Level 1 trauma survivors guide their recovery, process emotions, and positively re-engage with themselves and society. Learn more.
$10,000 For Understanding Art in the South
The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted exclusively through this website from January to May each year. Learn more.
Help Provide Photo Art in Hospitals
The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals http://healingphotoart.org/ was established in the USA in 2002 by photographer Elaine Poggi, who turned her personal tragedy of the loss of her mother into a worldwide campaign to bring photos of nature to hospitals. The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals accepts tax-deductible donations. Photographers who want to learn how to contribute their art to the Foundation will find details on the website. Read more.
Looking for More Nonprofits to Help?
The Art & Healing Resource Directory
We created a resource directory with more than 80 nonprofit art and healing organizations that provide services to others through their art programs. Visit the Art & Healing Organizations Directory.
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