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Massachusetts Art Grants & Culture Grants:  199 Arts and Culture Grants for Massachusetts.

Search for art and culture grants on Granwatch.com including grants for artists, performing arts, music, dance, visual, arts programs, local arts events, arts education and graphic arts programming.

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Grants to USA and Puerto Rico Faculty at Eligible IHEs for Humanities Research

Deadline 04/08/20

Grants of up to $60,000 to USA and Puerto Rico faculty and staff members at eligible IHEs for humanities-based activities. Funding is intended to support a wide range of research projects, publications, and scholarly activities related to the study of the humanities. Eligible projects are conducted at Hispanic-serving coll...

GrantWatch ID#: 164800

Fellowships to USA Scholars for Advanced Research

Deadline 04/08/20

Fellowships to USA individuals for extensive research projects. The fellowships are intended to support a range of projects and activities that display outstanding analytics and high-level writing skills. Applications must clearly express a project's value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Applications ar...

GrantWatch ID#: 151114

Grants to USA Indian Tribes to Support and Improve Library Operations and Accessibility

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA Indian tribes to maintain core library services and support established library operations. Funding is intended to support the expansion of services, enhanced linkages and coordination, partnerships with other agencies, improved library access, and targeting library services to meet community...

GrantWatch ID#: 165537

Grants to USA Artists, Ensembles, and Nonprofits for Performances at International Cultural ...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 to USA and territories individual artists, ensembles, and nonprofit arts organizations to support performances at performing arts marketplaces and international festivals outside of the United States. Funding is intended to support performances representing all performing arts discipli...

GrantWatch ID#: 174881

Fellowships to USA Scholars for Humanities Research Projects Intended for Digital Publicati...

Deadline 04/22/20

Fellowships to USA scholars to carry out advanced humanities research. Applicants must create or verify the required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to support the preparation of digital projects. Scholars from all humanities-related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

GrantWatch ID#: 185380

Grants to USA, Israel, and International Nonprofits for Programs That Support Cooperation Be...

Deadline 05/31/20

Grants to USA, Israel, and International nonprofit organizations for programs that support mutual cooperation between different cultures. Funding is intended for programs that are based on a shared interest in sustainable relationships to strengthen the capacity of civil society and promote problem solving and negotiation ...

GrantWatch ID#: 187356

Grants to USA Indian Tribes to Improve Library Programs and Services

Deadline 05/01/20

Grants to USA Indian tribes to advance the programs and services of eligible Native American libraries. Funding is intended to revitalize and preserve the Native American culture and language through projects that benefit the community. Grants are also available to support educational programs and digital services.

GrantWatch ID#: 165538

Grants to USA Public School Districts to Enhance the Quality of Education at Schools Serving...

Deadline 05/22/20

Grants to USA public school districts to enhance the quality of education at schools serving students from military families. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs that address academic mastery, narrowing learning gaps for students that trans...

GrantWatch ID#: 181004

Awards to USA K-12 Teachers for Excellence in American History Education

Deadline 03/31/20

Awards of $1,000 and one award of $10,000 to recognize USA K-12 American history teachers for excellence in educating students. One nominee from each state will receive the monetary prize, a certificate of recognition, an archive of resources to be presented in their name to the school library, an invitation to participate...

GrantWatch ID#: 150599

Grant and In-Kind Services to a USA, Canada, or International Filmmaker for a Unique Film Pro...

Deadline 03/31/20

Grant and in-kind services to a USA, Canada, and International filmmaker to support a unique film project budgeted at less than $500,000 that contributes to society. Funding is intended to support a film that may not otherwise be completed without the help of the grant. Eligible projects include feature-length films, short...

GrantWatch ID#: 160903

Grants and In-Kind Donations to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Music Program ...

Deadline 03/31/20

Grants averaging $2,500 and in-kind donations to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits for programs that provide music programs in schools and local communities. New applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to applying. Funding is intended to improve access to music instruction and to give children greater oppo...

GrantWatch ID#: 178253

Grants to USA Schools and Libraries for Creative Educational Projects

Deadline 03/31/20

Grants of up to $500 to USA and territories public schools, preschools, Head Start programs, and public libraries to implement creative educational projects. This program provides an opportunity for teachers and librarians to present special projects outside the usual curriculum, or to engage students in meeting curricular...

GrantWatch ID#: 178591

Grants to USA Nonprofits and K-12 Schools to Purchase Instruments for Children's Music Progra...

Deadline 03/31/20

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools to equip music programs with stringed instruments. The applicant organization must show evidence of need and a commitment to raising matching funds. Funding is intended to give children nationwide the opportunity to play high-quality stringed instruments so as to provi...

GrantWatch ID#: 178727

Scholarships, Apprenticeships, and Fellowships to USA Students and Individual Artists for Tr...

Deadline 03/31/20

Scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships of up to $30,000 to USA students and individual artists for professional training in the theater arts. Funding is intended to support tuition costs for students in their final year, as well as artistic fees and salaries for mentorships and mainstage production work.

GrantWatch ID#: 180032

Grants to USA and Israel Nonprofits for General Support and Capital Projects in Jewish Commu...

Deadline 03/31/20

Grants to USA and Israel nonprofit organizations for high-quality programming, general support, or capital projects within Jewish communities. Funding in the USA is primarily intended for Miami, Florida organizations. Eligible requests may be for the following types of programs: - Jewish Education (formal and informal) ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180526

Awards to USA Organization Founders Ages 50 and Over to Recognize Positive Change and Signifi...

Deadline 03/31/20

Awards of $5,000 and $50,000 to USA and territories individual nonprofit founders ages 50 and older to recognize efforts to create positive social change and impact. The award is intended to acknowledge organizational leaders who use their life experiences to make a difference. Applicants must have started the work at age ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180642

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits, Agencies, and Individuals to Improve the Quality of Life...

Deadline 05/01/20 LOI Date: 04/01/20

Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to Massachusetts nonprofits, public agencies, and individuals for projects, programs, and capital improvements that enhance the quality of life for residents of Williamstown. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Program areas include health and human services, cult...

GrantWatch ID#: 158846

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools to Benefit Residents in Eligible C...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and schools to benefit residents in eligible communities. Funding is intended to support projects and activities in the areas of community betterment, youth opportunity and development, community preservation, and at-risk populations. Funded activi...

GrantWatch ID#: 162993

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations for Holocaust-Related Film Production...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $60,000 to USA, Canada, and International organizations for the development, production, and post-production of Holocaust-related films. Films should have an educational value and a broad distribution potential. Proposed films will be judged on historical accuracy, creativity, feasibility, and vision. A...

GrantWatch ID#: 174360

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Education, Health, Human Services, Arts, Cul...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs related to the environment, education, arts and culture, health, and human services. Programs that address women's issues or individuals living with AIDS are of particular interest, but areas in which the Advisory Board has special know...

GrantWatch ID#: 174466

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Health, Human Services, Education, and Cultu...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states to meet the needs of communities where the funding source has a business presence. Funding is intended for community development, human services, veteran and military support, education, cultural affairs and diversity, and health. The funding source currently operate...

GrantWatch ID#: 174764

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational Institutions to Host Scholars f...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $3,500 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions to host scholars that will conduct research on their historical collections. Research must culminate in a paper and presentation that is available to the public.

GrantWatch ID#: 176000

Grants to New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts Nonprofits and Individuals in Eligible Re...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $500 to Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, individuals, schools, and libraries in eligible regions for projects and materials that encourage learning about Judaism, especially its heritage, culture, history, and customs. Funding is intended to support programs in media such as...

GrantWatch ID#: 178737

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits to Improve the Quality of Life in Eligible Areas

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for community benefit programs in eligible areas. Program areas include youth development, health and human services, community and economic development, and arts and culture. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life in Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Middleton, Salem, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 179712

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits for Community Benefit Projects in Eligible Regions

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $50,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit the community in eligible regions. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of education, historic preservation, arts, music, and culture, and charitable causes. Requests will be considered from organizations that are based in o...

GrantWatch ID#: 180056

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits and Agencies to Inventory and Catalog Historical Collecti...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $2,000 Massachusetts government agencies and nonprofit organizations to locate and organize historical collections. Applicants must contact program staff and submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to create inventories, find aids, digitize collections, and catalog entries. Research inventory g...

GrantWatch ID#: 180783

Grants to USA Classical Singers in New England States to Mitigate Financial Losses Due to th...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants to Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine classical singers to mitigate the loss of income during the coronavirus pandemic. Funding may only be used for daily living and human needs expenses. Applicants must demonstrate proof of canceled classical music performances.

GrantWatch ID#: 188511

Grants to USA Senior Visual Artists for Artwork Presentation and Preservation

Deadline 04/02/20

Grants of $5,000 to USA visual artists over the age of 60 for artwork preservation and historical documentation. Funding is intended to help artists initiate new work or a special project, create a website, acquire studio space, catalog their art or their history, publish a catalog, archive and store their work, or show th...

GrantWatch ID#: 180189

Residencies to USA, Canada, and International Artists for Artistic Development at a New York...

Deadline 04/03/20

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International artists to develop their artistic practice in a residency program at an arts center in Long Island, New York. This residency program provides artists with the opportunity to develop their craft and to critically challenge, investigate, and extend the pre-existing norms within ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180705
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Grants and Resources to USA Nonprofits to Promote Mutual Understanding Through Arts and Media

Deadline 07/10/20 Conference Date: 04/03/20 LOI Date: 04/17/20

Grants and other resources to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that foster greater understanding between communities. A letter of interest is required prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to be used for arts and media projects toward developing relationships and enhancing mutual respect betwe...

GrantWatch ID#: 143617

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Filmmakers for Documentaries About Social Issues, Pe...

Deadline 04/06/20

Grants of up to $30,000 to USA, Canada, and International filmmakers for projects that honor social change and progress around the world. Funding is intended to support documentary films already in production or post-production. Additional support will be provided in the form of advice and consulting to improve the film's ...

GrantWatch ID#: 159409

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Tribes, and Agencies for Arts Activities in Underrepresented Commu...

Deadline 04/09/20

Grants of $10,000 to USA nonprofits, agencies, and tribes to increase the availability of arts opportunities for underrepresented communities. Applicants must complete registrations and submit applications prior to the deadline. Funding is intended for projects that promote public engagement with various forms of the arts ...

GrantWatch ID#: 178794

Grants to USA Native Tribes, Villages, Organizations, and Museums to Preserve Native America...

Deadline 04/10/20

Grants of to USA Indian tribes, Native villages and organizations, and museums for the preservation of Native American culture. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for the expenses associated with the packaging, transportation, contamination removal, re...

GrantWatch ID#: 164780

Award to a USA Korean-American Artist in Recognition of Outstanding Works of Art

Deadline 04/10/20

Award of $15,000 to a USA and territories individual artist of Korean descent to recognize excellence and promote advancement in the visual arts. The purpose of this award program is to further artistic achievement and endorse outstanding Korean-American artists. The awardee will exhibit artwork in a preselected cultural c...

GrantWatch ID#: 167754
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Grants to Ohio, Maine, Massachusetts, and California Nonprofits to Benefit Residents in Elig...

Deadline 07/14/20 LOI Date: 04/10/20

Grants of up to $15,000 to Ohio, Maine, Massachusetts, and California nonprofit organizations to benefit residents in eligible locations. Applicants must contact the funding source and submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas include environment, arts, and arts education. The Founda...

GrantWatch ID#: 180098
NEW

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to Support Artwork by Under-Recognized V...

Deadline 07/02/20 LOI Date: 04/10/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for the creation of artwork by under-recognized visual artists. Interested applicants are required to submit a letter of inquiry prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support direct costs for the production of new works, such as ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180967
NEW

Grant to a USA Curator or Art Historian for Emergency Support Related to COVID-19/Coronavirus

Deadline 04/12/20

Grant of up to $5,000 to a USA or Territories individual curator or art historian for emergency support related to COVID-19/Coronavirus. Funding is intended to assist with the development of projects that promote artwork of contemporary and experimental nature. Grants specifically support projects that shed light on the wo...

GrantWatch ID#: 188569
NEW

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for Community and Economic Development

Deadline 04/15/20

Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for community and economic development programs within a wide range of focus areas, which enhance the quality of life of individuals and families in eligible communities. Funding is intended to benefit underserved communities that are served by the funding source and in which...

GrantWatch ID#: 157185

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Museums for Outstanding Exhibitions

Deadline 04/15/20

Awards of up to $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International museums to acknowledge outstanding exhibitions. Eligible exhibits must be open for less than two years and should be educational and interesting. Nominations will be accepted for public exhibits that focus on the history of engineering, industry, and technology.

GrantWatch ID#: 161386

Grants to Massachusetts Public School Staff, Nonprofits, and Agencies for Educational Progra...

Deadline 04/15/20

Grants to Massachusetts school employees, nonprofits, town departments and agencies for high-quality educational or cultural learning projects. Applicants requesting over $10,000 must submit a concept paper. The Foundation will consider applications for educational or cultural learning projects that will benefit the Westwo...

GrantWatch ID#: 178973

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Individuals for Innovative Science, Environment, an...

Deadline 04/15/20

Awards to USA, Canada, and International individuals above the age of 18 to recognize and support innovative and ground-breaking projects that address major world challenges. Awards are intended to support projects taking place anywhere in the world. Candidates can apply in five areas: science and health, applied technolog...

GrantWatch ID#: 181058

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofit Music Organizations for Contributions to ...

Deadline 04/16/20

Grants generally ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 to USA, Canada, and international nonprofit music presenting, performing, and service organizations to support contributions to contemporary concert music. Funding is intended for project and general operating support for organizations that have demonstrated a substantial comm...

GrantWatch ID#: 180259

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofit Entities for Projects that Involve the Mu...

Deadline 04/16/20

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit presenting institutions, performance ensembles, and recording companies for projects that involve the music of a 20th Century American composer and musical innovator. Funding is intended for special projects that involve the music of the modernist composer, Elliott Carter....

GrantWatch ID#: 186586
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Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits in Eligible Regions to Improve the Quality of Life of Loca...

Deadline 04/17/20

Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects that strengthen the community and improve the quality of life for residents of every age. Funding is intended for capital expenditures, including the acquisition or renovation of equipment or property, or for operating expenses of specific pro...

GrantWatch ID#: 180085
NEW

Grants to USA Visual Artists for Artistic Development Activities

Deadline 04/17/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA individual artists who are under-recognized in the field of visual arts. Applications will be evaluated according to the artistic quality of the applicant’s work and the potential to foster aesthetic inquiry. Grant funds may be used to support any activity that promotes artistic development...

GrantWatch ID#: 180968
NEW

Grants to Massachusetts Arts Nonprofits and Municipal Arts Centers to Support Programming

Deadline 04/17/20

Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and municipal performing arts centers to support programming. Funding is intended to support arts-based organizations and facilities that offer performances that take place in the state; are available to the general public by free or paid admission; and feature touring arts s...

GrantWatch ID#: 188505
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Political, Economic, Social, and Civil Rights of People Across ...

Deadline 04/20/20

Grants of approximately $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for programs to protect the cultural, civil, economic, social, and political rights of people across the globe. The Foundation's mission includes pursuing justice and peace and distributing the world's resources equitably. Previous grants have been awarded fo...

GrantWatch ID#: 178726

Grants to USA Musicians for Musical Performances and Tours

Deadline 04/21/20

Grants to USA and territories musicians to support performances and tours. This grant program is open to both new and established musicians, solo artists and musicians who play in an ensemble. Priority will be given to proposals that reach underserved communities and rural areas, especially those that lack opportunities to...

GrantWatch ID#: 186117
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Individuals for Projects Relating to Wildlife, Huma...

Deadline 04/22/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International early-career individuals for projects in the areas of education, conservation, research, technology, and storytelling. Funding is intended to support transformative, innovative projects focusing on areas that include wildlife, the human journey, evolution of culture...

GrantWatch ID#: 151607

Grants to USA Nonprofits and For-Profits in Multiple States to Benefit Local Residents

Deadline 04/24/20

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and for-profits in multiple states for programs, activities, and events to positively benefit local residents in areas where the funding source has a business presence. Funding is intended for opportunities for diverse groups to come together and get involved in their local area to:

GrantWatch ID#: 188041