Grants & Financial Resources for Creative Professionals
Project grants for creative professionals who live/work in North Louisiana.
Other Funding Sources
Our free and confidential social service programs are available nationally and address a wide array of challenges faced by people in performing arts and entertainment. With respect and understanding, our professional social workers offer counseling and support groups, education, emergency financial assistance and practical help. The Actors Fund assists those working in theater, film, television, radio, music, dance, opera and circus.
Geared toward professional dancers dealing with significant injury, we help by mitigating the isolation many dancers experience during recovery by providing emotional support and sharing resources.
Any performing arts or entertainment professional may call on the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative for support, information or referrals to community agencies. Eligibility for financial assistance requires an application, documentation of your professional earnings and an interview.
We provide supportive services for entertainment professionals and their families when they are coping with a short- or long-term illness or disability.
We help entertainment industry professionals age 65 and older, their families and caregivers to address the myriad issues they may face on a daily basis.
Getting health insurance or finding quality medical care can be confusing for anyone who isn’t covered by an employer or union health plan. Our Artists Health Insurance Resource Center identifies coverage options and helps members of the visual and performing arts community enroll in them.
Assistance with the cost of funerals + a gravesite with a headstone to those in need; also offers pre-pay arrangements for those interested in purchasing a gravesite.
The State of Louisiana has created a robust suite of incentives specifically targeting the entertainment industry. Louisiana is the only state that offers a package of incentives uniquely designed for motion pictures, digital interactive and software development projects, sound recording and live performance productions.
Creative Capital is one of the only national nonprofit organizations that awards grants to individual artists through an open application process. Our individualized approach surrounds artists with the financial and advisory resources they need to realize their artistic visions and build sustainable careers.
The program issues awards directly to individual authors for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects. It supports a broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship.
South Arts offers grant programs for nonprofit performing and literary arts presenting organizations.
The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South.
This is a list of foundations that provide funding to individual artists. Please contact them directly for more specific information about their programs.
Grants & funding opportunities for musicians in various disciplines
Arts & Healing Network offers this list of funding opportunities with the hope that it will support the creation of more art and healing work in the world. Grants are listed alphabetically by funder.
A list of foundations and granting organizations that are focused on the arts.
Community Partnership Grants
Discretionary Grants (Purpose: provide funds for initiatives that fall outside the scope of our Community Partnership Grants. Typically, these include things such as funeral expenses [request limit: $1,500], or support for fund-raising events [request limit: $2,500]).
visual artists with demonstrated need.
Funding for artists and writers with children.
Fellowships for socially engaged artists.
Funding for emerging visual artists + emergency grants.
Funding for work that addresses social and environmental issues.