Ten Sites to Search for Resources for Artists


Peg Grady

It can be difficult to balance your creative and professional life. It can be hard to keep up with your bills and find time to paint or draw or pursue your craft, whatever it may be. The cost of supplies, alone, can be prohibitive. I’m sure we’ve all wished for a benefactor or patron at some point in our careers! Luckily, there are a surprising number of philanthropic organizations just waiting to help you out with artists’ grants! Grants range from a hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and with a little work you’ll find the right grant for you.  We’ve compiled a list of sites and organizations to help you in your search.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)


The American Center for Artists

ResArtis (list of residencies)

Creative Capitol

Assets for Artists

Sustainable Arts Foundation

Women Arts

Foundation Center

Foundation Search