Grants & Assistance

City of Wichita 2015 Artist Access Grant Application
The Artist Access Grants Program is designed to assist practicing, professional and emerging artists residing in Wichita, Kansas. The program provides support for artists to take advantage of specific and exceptional professional development, skill-building opportunities to advance their work and careers as working artists.
2015 Artist Access Grant Application Information
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City of Wichita 2015 Developing Arts Grant Application
The Developing Arts Grant Program (DAG) provides funding and technical assistance support to small and/or developing cultural groups with annual organizational budgets under $50,000, that create, present or produce year-round cultural activities and arts programs in Wichita, Kansas at the grassroots level, including underserved neighborhoods, communities or special populations. Support organizations are eligible to apply.
2015 Developing Arts Grant Application Information
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Aaron Siskind Roundation
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art.

Chenven Foundation
The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives unrestricted cash awards to individual artists for the continuation of their work.

Corning Museum of Glass Rakow Grant for Glass Research
The Corning Museum of Glass sponsors the Rakow Grant for Glass Research, which makes available one or more annual awards totaling up to $10,000.

Creative Capital
Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
The Foundation provides financial assistance to artists who work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting or printmaking, are in the early or developmental stage of their career, and demonstrate a commitment to making art a lifetime career.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

Emergency and Other Assistance

Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (Actors Fund)
Our Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) has been connecting artists, craftspeople and entertainment industry workers around the country to health insurance and affordable health care since 1998.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund
CERF+ accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance.

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant
The Emergency Assistance Program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.


American Antiquarian Society
The American Antiquarian Society offers three broad categories of visiting research fellowships, designed to enable academic and independent scholars and advanced graduate students to spend an uninterrupted block of time doing research in the AAS library.

American-Scandinavian Foundation
An American non-profit organization, the ASF works to build international understanding with an extensive program of fellowships, grants, intern/trainee sponsorship, publishing and membership offerings.

ArtsLink supports exchange between artists and arts organizations in the United States and other eligible countries.

Guggenheim Fellowships
Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Rome Prize Competition Fellowships
Rome Prize Winners are invited to Rom for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the Academy community.

Studio/Exhibition Space/Residencies

Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Anderson Ranch Arts Center celebrates artists, art-making, critical dialogue and community. They promote personal and professional development of artists of all levels of expertise through year-round workshops in ceramics, sculpture, photography, new media, painting and drawing, printmaking, woodworking, furniture design and more.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
The Bemis Center provides Artists-in-Residence with the gift of time, space and support, in a place where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation.

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program
The Space Program grants free studio space to 16 visual artists.

Ucross Foundation
The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year.  Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks.

Women’s Studio Workshop
Women’s Studio Workshop’s workspace opportunities are partially subsidized residencies that provide concentrated work time for artists to explore new ideas or a new process or media and to interact with other professional artists.