Architecture Design External Grant Landscape Architecture

RJE Sprout Fund

Source: Russell J. Efros Foundation

Description: The RJE Sprout Fund was established in 2021 to support artists across the nation with direct funds in order to provide financial means to projects that will be completed within the next 12 months. All artists are encouraged to apply – formally trained, self-taught, and those whose creative work falls outside of traditional forms of art. Artists are also encouraged to apply for funds for projects that involve their communities such as art classes, therapy, outreach, and non-traditional projects.

Award: unspecified

Eligibility: Open to all artists. 

Deadline: Rolling. Note: An initial total of $50,000 will be awarded in June 2021. Awards will continue to be administered throughout the calendar year on an ongoing basis.

Architecture Design External Grant Landscape Architecture

The Hopper Prize

Source: The Hopper Prize

Description The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis. The Hopper Prize was established to provide grants, visibility, and career enhancing validation to artists who demonstrate a serious commitment to their work.

Award: Twelve artists receive funding annually (six in spring, six in fall). Four artists receive $3500 (two in spring, two in fall); and eight artists receive $1,000 (four in spring, four in fall).

Eligibility: Open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. 

Deadline: unspecified

Architecture Design External Grant Heritage Conservation History / Theory Landscape Architecture

NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Deadline: June 24, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Description: The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program (DHAG) supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects at different stages of their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are valued in this program, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society. In support of its efforts to advance digital infrastructures and initiatives in libraries and archives, and subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing funding through this program. These funds may support some DHAG projects that further the IMLS mission to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations. IMLS funding will encourage innovative collaborations between library and archives professionals, humanities professionals, and relevant public communities that advance preservation of, access to, and public engagement with digital collections and services to empower community learning, foster civic cohesion, and strengthen knowledge networks. See website for more info.

Award: Level I: $50,000; Level II: $100,000; Level III: $325,000 in outright funds, with an additional $50,000 in matching funds.

Eligibility: Proposals are welcome in any area of the humanities from organizations of all types and sizes. 

Deadline: June 24, 2021

Architecture Design External Grant History / Theory Landscape Architecture

NEH Digital Projects for the Public

Deadline: June 9, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Description: Program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. All Digital Projects for the Public project should present analysis that deepens public understanding of significant humanities ideas; incorporate sound humanities scholarship; involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production; include appropriate digital media professionals; reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution; create appealing digital formats for the general public; and demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves. All projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, non-specialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries, or other cultural institutions. Applicants may also choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal. 

Award: Up to $30,000 (discovery grants); $100,000 (prototyping grants); and $400,000 (production grants).

Eligibility: Open to organizations. 

Deadline: June 9, 2021

Design External Grant

Irma Dobkin Universal Design Grant

Deadline: June 30, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), Washington D.C. chapter

Description: Recognizing the increasing importance of universal design in improving the quality of daily living for all people throughout their life cycle, the IFDA Educational Foundation has established the Irma Dobkin Universal Design Grant. Universal Design is at its best when its concepts are incorporated as an essential part of all good design, including creative, aesthetic, imaginative, functional, and compassionate solutions that respect the human condition throughout a range of abilities, and in a way that encourages interaction among people of all ages and capabilities. The ability to design spaces that can be used by more types of people including adults and children with disabilities, as well as those who are aging, is essential for success in today’s marketplace. This Grant supports a project in the area of universal design in the following categories: Product Development; Design Project; Education; Marketing. Please see website for more details.

Award: $2,000 

Eligibility: This Grant is awarded to an individual working independently and seeking more involvement in the field of universal design.

Deadline: Applications accepted June 1-30, 2021

Architecture Building Science Design External Grant Landscape Architecture

The Richard Kelly Grant

Deadline: June 30, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Illuminating Engineering Society NYC

Description: Grant recognizes and encourages creative thought and activity in the use of light. Applicants must demonstrate accomplishment as well as the potential to contribute to the art and science of illumination. The Grant Committee will consider works using light in architecture, art, education, environmental design, health, fixture design, software design, and theater.

Award: Unspecified monetary award

Eligibility: Anyone 35 years or under, studying or working in the art and/or science of illumnation in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Architecture Design External Grant History / Theory

Arts Writers Grant Program

Deadline: May 19, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: The Andy Warhol Foundation / Creative Capital

Description: The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories–articles, books, and short-form writing–these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. Program also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles. “Contemporary visual art” refers to visual art made since World War II. Projects on post-WWII work in adjacent fields–architecture, dance, film, media, music, performance, sound, etc.–will only be considered if they directly and significantly engage the discourse and concerns of contemporary visual art.

Award: $15,000-50,000

Eligibility: To be eligible, an arts writer must be an individual applying for a project about contemporary visual art; an art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or a writer in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts; a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or a holder of an O-1 visa; at least 25 years old; a published author (specific publication requirements vary for each project type).

Deadline: Applications accepted from April 14 to 11:59 pm EST, May 19, 2021.

Architecture Design External Grant Landscape Architecture

Grants for Visual Artists

Deadline: April 30, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Harpo Foundation

Description: Award provides direct support to under-recognized visual artists 21 years or older.

Award: Up to $10,000.

Eligibility: Self-defined, under-recognized visual artists 21 years or older who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Current students are ineligible. Previous recipients of a direct artist grant from Harpo are ineligible.

Deadline: April 30, 2021

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2021 Abbey Mural Prize

Deadline: April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Source: National Academy of Design

Description: The National Academy of Design invites artists, architects, arts and community-based organizations, and other nonprofits to submit applications for the 2021 Abbey Mural Prize, which awards grants to support the commission of public murals in the United States. Building on a tradition of public murals as instruments of social activism, neighborhood revitalization, and community engagement, the Abbey Mural Prize aims to broaden support and recognition of the vital role that murals play in making public space more open and accessible. Grants will be awarded for the creation or restoration of public murals, especially those that promote accessibility, serve local audiences, and inspire community dialogue. The Academy will hold an Abbey Mural Prize Information Session on March 23, 2021. 

Award: Grants typically range from $10,000 to $40,000 USD in minimally restricted support for the production and installation of mural(s) on and within public buildings and on buildings owned by charitable institutions.

Eligibility: Applications are open to all artists, architects, designers, as well as arts and community-based organizations and other nonprofits. Project leads must be eighteen years of age or over. Project proposals must be for sites located within the United States, Tribal Nations, and U.S. territories including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Projects must be public and have start dates before June 30, 2022.

Deadline: April 23, 2021

Architecture Building Science Design External Fellowship Landscape Architecture

Griffin/McKahan/Zilm (GMZ) Fellowship in Health Facility Planning & Design

Deadline: April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation

Description: This fellowship was established by three leaders in healthcare planning through the AAH Foundation Legacy fund. Goals of this fellowship include to encourage research into healthcare programming and planning as well as into the general practice of healthcare architecture. See website for more info.

Award: Fellowship award(s) range from $2,000 – $9,000.

Eligibility: All applicants shall be enrolled or teaching in a program within disciplines such as architecture, interior design, industrial design and/or landscape architecture. 

Deadline: April 23, 2021