Tag Archives: Art and Culture

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology: Inviting applications for ‘The 2019 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS)’ to feature early-career scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries.

Funding brief: Are you a graduate student or postdoc in any field of biology with a compelling research story that you want to share with the world? Do you want to learn how to give one of the best science talks of your career? Apply! The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology […]

Bridport Arts Centre: Inviting applications for ‘The Bridport Prize’ to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure.

Funding brief: The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure. The Bridport Prize is an international competition looking to find the best new writing from across the globe each year. The competition has four categories: ● Poetry ● Short Stories ● Flash Fiction ● […]

FilmTaiwan, Taiwan Ministry of Culture: Inviting applications for ‘Student Journalist Prize’.

Funding brief: Entries to the Taiwan Film Festival UK Student Journalist Prize are now open! Entries will be judged by a panel of international film journalists. The winning reviews will be published on the festival website and in their festival brochure. The winning writer will be presented with their award at the festival opening in […]

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes.

Funding brief: The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes. Conservation The Foundation’s Conservation grant making focuses primarily upon issues of ocean conservation.  Priorities within Conservation are: ● Supporting the creation of Marine Protected Areas ● Encouraging sustainable fisheries management ● Eliminating illegal, unreported, and […]

New York University: Inviting applications for ‘World Journalist Fellowship’ to provide support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism.

Funding brief: This Fellowship provides support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism at the NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. All of our programs are 3 semesters, except for Global and Joint Program Studies and Literary Reportage, which is 4 semesters: ● Business and Economic Reporting ● Cultural Reporting […]

Breakthrough Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Generation Fellowship’ to find five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders.

Funding brief: Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge […]

Colorado State University: Inviting applications for ‘Colorado Prize for Poetry’ to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing.

Funding brief: The Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international poetry book manuscript contest established in 1995. The Colorado Prize for Poetry adheres to the following Contest Code of Ethics, as adopted by the Council of Literary Presses and Magazines, of which the Center for Literary Publishing is a longtime member: “CLMP’s community of independent […]

Schwelle Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the International Bremen Peace Award’ to honor people and organizations that set an example through their work contributing to reconciliation, human rights, overcoming of racism, social justice, sustainable handling of nature and environment as well as to intercultural and interreligious understanding.

Funding brief: The schwelle Foundation will confer for the ninth time the International Bremen Peace Award for exemplary commitments to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation on November, 15th, 2019. The award is given with the aim of honoring people and organizations that set an example through their work contributing to reconciliation, human rights, […]

La Casa Encendida: Inviting applications for ‘Puchi Award 2019’ to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, illustrated albums, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable.

Funding brief: They’re looking for a book. La Casa Encendida and Fulgencio Pimentel are pleased to present the third Puchi award. The competition is open to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, illustrated albums, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable. They’re looking for […]

Fondation SUEZ: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to combat exclusion by favouring inclusion and consequently sustainably improving the living conditions and autonomy of persons via access to essential services, social insertion and social harmony.

Funding brief: The vocation of the Fondation SUEZ is to combat exclusion by favoring inclusion and consequently sustainably improving the living conditions and autonomy of persons via access to essential services, social insertion and social harmony. The Fondation SUEZ supports concrete actions in favor of: ● Access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for […]

The Japan Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Japan Foundation Grant Programme 2019’ in the areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia.

Funding brief: The Japan Foundation conducts programs in the three major areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia. There are applicable programs in each of these areas, and support is provided for activities conducted by individuals and organizations that are […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Social Action and Mobilization for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremism through Enhanced and Targeted Interventions (SAMPREETI)’ from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and proposals from greater Dhaka.

Funding brief: Social Action and Mobilization for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremism through Enhanced and Targeted Interventions (SAMPREETI) is a project of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) funded by GCERF. SAMPREETI is pleased to ask the 3rd Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and […]

Accademia Riaci: Inviting applications for ‘International Art & Design Competition’ to contribute to the revitalization and internationalization of the entire Italian Art, Design and Crafts industries, by discovering new artists, fostering their talents, and in the meantime promoting the study.

Funding brief: “The International Art & Design Competition” takes place in this marvelous environment. The aim of the competition is to contribute to the revitalization and internationalization of the entire Italian Art, Design and Crafts industries, by discovering new artists, fostering their talents, and in the meantime promoting the study abroad in Italy. Theme 2019: […]

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University: Inviting applications for ‘The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellowship for lawyers, journalists, teachers, social workers, community organizers, artists, scholars and other human rights activists working on issues related to dealing with the past such as: transitional justice, historical dialogue, memory studies, historical justice, oral history, history education.

Funding brief: The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, teachers, social workers, community organizers, artists, scholars and other human rights activists working on issues related to dealing with the past such as: transitional justice, historical dialogue, memory studies, historical justice, oral history, history education. Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience […]

Europeana: Inviting applications for ‘Europeana Research Grants Programme 2018’ to explore the Europeana 1914-1918 Collection and to submit projects that are transnational in scope.

Funding brief: They invite you to explore the Europeana 1914-1918 Collection and to submit projects that are transnational in scope. The collection hosts 400,000 items aggregated from Europeana partner libraries, archives and museums, including over 600 hours of video, alongside 200,000 items of content contributed by individuals both online and during the 200+ collection days. […]

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (United Board): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to ensure benefit to academic staff, enrich the teaching–learning process, and build the capacity of Asian institutions to design and deliver whole person education in innovative and effective ways. 

Funding brief: The United Board has long promoted whole person education in the tradition of the liberal arts colleges and universities in Asia.  Whole person education addresses the varied academic, professional, personal, and spiritual needs of students. It empowers students for their own personal and professional growth, and nurtures a sense of responsibility that encourages […]

The Dan David Prize: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to recognize and encourage innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms.

Funding brief: is an international prize which annually awards three prizes of US$ 1 million each for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions – Past, Present and Future. The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary […]

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Submission of Small Local Projects for 2019’ to build capacity of the implementer but to support its development activities of a smaller scale.

Funding brief: The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi announces a call for proposals of the small local projects, which could be supported by a financial contribution within the framework of the Czech Republic development cooperation. Small local projects are small-scale development projects that identifies the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi […]

The Obama Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Obama Foundation Fellowship’ to support outstanding civic innovators – leaders who are working with their communities to create transformational change, addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Funding brief: The Obama Foundation Fellowship supports outstanding civic innovators – leaders who are working with their communities to create transformational change, addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. The program selects 20 community-minded rising stars from around the world for a two-year, non-residential program, designed to amplify the impact of their work and […]

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN): Inviting applications for ‘Research Development Fund’ to bring together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges.

Funding brief: WUN re-invests a significant proportion of its membership subscriptions to foster international collaborative research. The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges. To date, the RDF has invested over £1.7 million into fostering international, interdisciplinary research collaboration. The […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Photography Prize 2019’ to celebrate compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science.

Funding brief: They invite photographers and other image makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science. Previously the Wellcome Image Awards, our newly re-launched competition will reward pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues […]

Movies that Matter: Inviting applications for ‘Start-up & Impact Grants’ to promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide.

Funding brief: To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter offers grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT […]

PhotogrVphy Magazine: Inviting applications for ‘PhotogrVphy Grant’ to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist.

Funding brief: PhotogrVphy Grant awards $1000 annually to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist. PhotogrVphy Grant 2018 is open for submissions without any fees (free to enter) to support all photographers from every corner of the world. They only accept series of photographs which share a […]

Winning Writers: Inviting applications for ‘Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest’ to find best humor poems.

Funding brief: Now in its 18th year, this contest seeks today’s best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,250 in prizes. Submit one humor poem, up to 250 lines. The top 12 entries will be published online. There is no fee to enter. In addition to English, your poem may […]

The Kawamura Cultural Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Socially Engaged Art Support Grant’ to support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society.

Funding brief: SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART SUPPORT GRANT will support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society. This would further enhance in-depth relationships between art culture and the […]

Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects and organisations in Switzerland and worldwide-a) which are suited to improve the economic, cultural or social conditions of the population in tourist destination; b) which contribute to sustainable tourism development in tourist receiving countries; c) which contribute to intercultural understanding between people from tourist sending and receiving countries.

Funding brief: The Foundation supports projects and organisations in Switzerland and worldwide, ● Which are suited to improve the economic, cultural or social conditions of the population in tourist destination, ● Which contribute to sustainable tourism development in tourist receiving countries, ● Which contribute to intercultural understanding between people from tourist sending and receiving countries. Donor Name: Swiss […]

Embracing Our Differences: Inviting applications for the theme-‘enriching lives through diversity and inclusion’ to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Funding brief: Diversity is at the heart of what it means to be an artist. Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and […]

Getty Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Getty Scholar Grants’ for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields.

Funding brief: Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an […]

Expo 2020: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Impact Grant Programme’ to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’.

Funding brief: The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’. Expo’s three sub-themes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus areas for funding. Objectives: Expo Live’s flagship Impact Grant Programme will fund novel and innovative solutions […]

Camargo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Camargo Core Program’ to offer time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect.

Funding brief: The Camargo Core Program is the historical and flagship program of the Foundation. Each year an international call is launched through which 18 fellows (9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers) are selected. The Camargo Core Program offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. By supporting groundbreaking research and […]

The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity: Inviting applications for ‘Grant Program’ for artists and educators whose work centers on human sexuality, finding financial support can be extremely difficult.

Funding brief: Grant Program For artists and educators whose work centers on human sexuality, finding financial support can be extremely difficult. The Effing Foundation runs a grant program to help meet this need. Projects criteria: The Effing Foundation promotes sexuality education and artistic expression of sexuality, which can include many different types of projects. This […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme’ to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO.

Funding brief: UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources which was established in November 2000 by the Government of Japan to enable UNESCO to give impetus to research in four areas under UNESCO’s Priority Programme […]

Prince Claus Fund: Inviting applications for ‘second round of the Open Call’ to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made.

Funding brief: The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme and the Whiting Foundation announce a second round of the Open Call for First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat. They invite proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for ‘SAMPREETI’ from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and proposals from greater Dhaka.

Funding brief: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is a national non-governmental organisation that promotes human rights and good governance through funding, policy advocacy and capacity building of NGOs and CSOs. MJF dreams for a world free from poverty, exploitation and discrimination where people live in dignity and human security through promotion of human rights and governance […]

Nami Concours: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage artists’ creativity and contribute to the advancement of the quality of picture book illustrations.

Funding brief: Nami Concours aims to encourage artists’ creativity and contribute to the advancement of the quality of picture book illustrations. It is organized every 2 years by Nami Island, the official sponsor of IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Awards. Nami Concours 2019 accepts either original illustrations or digital prints of original illustrations as entries. Criteria: […]

NASA, SciArt: Inviting applications for ‘Project Mars Competition’ to tell the story of human exploration of deep space.

Funding brief: NASA is leading the next steps of human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon and on toward Mars. When astronauts venture to Mars, what will they see? How will they feel? What will they experience? What will they do? Project Mars invites college students and early career professionals to learn about […]

PlanetRomeo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support focuses on achieving societal change in order to improve the position of LGBTI people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the most disadvantaged regions and communities.

Funding brief: PlanetRomeo Foundation provides funding up to € 5,000 to grassroots emerging LGBTI projects and initiatives. Support focuses on achieving societal change in order to improve the position of LGBTI people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the most disadvantaged regions and communities. They also focus on mobilizing and activating the LGBTI community […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture’ to reward the efforts of a national of an Arab country and a national of any other country who have contributed through their artistic, intellectual or promotional work, to the development and diffusion of Arab Culture in the world.

Funding brief: The purpose of the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture is to reward the efforts of a national of an Arab country and a national of any other country who have contributed through their artistic, intellectual or promotional work, to the development and diffusion of Arab Culture in the world. The objective of the […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘International Assistance under the World Heritage Convention’ to the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, in order to help them protect the cultural or natural heritage sites inscribed on the World Heritage List or on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Funding brief: International Assistance under the World Heritage Convention is a financial assistance granted to the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, in order to help them protect the cultural or natural heritage sites inscribed on the World Heritage List or on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Priority is given to the […]

François Sommer Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘COAL Prize 2018’ to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods.

Funding brief: The COAL Prize is open to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods. Together, they are building a new collective narrative, a new vision, developing our future heritage, and in doing so creating the necessary optimistic framework for everyone to find the […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Public Engagement Fund’ to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.

Funding brief: This fund enables individuals and organizations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research. They’re looking for creative approaches to engage the public. Your project needs to support our public engagement goals, so it should do at least one of the following: ● Empower people by helping them to access, use, […]

World Photography Organisation: Inviting applications for ‘Sony World Photography Awards’ to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide.

Funding brief: The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 12th year, our goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide. The Awards are free to enter and open to all levels of photographer, from emerging 12-19-year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students, […]

Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB): Inviting applications for ‘filmmaking grants’ to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives.

Funding brief: Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. Goals & Objectives ● To empower the next generation of digital storytellers ● To promote diverse communities […]

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO): Inviting applications for ‘The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM)’ to consolidate the broad concept of environmental management in the Islamic world; encouraging interest in the concept of sustainable development; publicizing the outstanding efforts and successful practices in the field of environmental management and mainstreaming them in Member States for wider benefit.

Funding brief: ISESCO announces that application for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM) at its current edition (2018-2019) will be launched as from 2 April 2018, and the deadline for acceptance of nominations is set on 31 December 2018. The winners will announced at the 8th Islamic […]

The Nordic Culture Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects that contribute to an innovative and dynamic artistic and cultural scene in the Nordic Region, one that is diverse, accessible and of high quality.

Funding brief: The Nordic Culture Fund supports projects that contribute to an innovative and dynamic artistic and cultural scene in the Nordic Region, one that is diverse, accessible and of high quality. Donor Name: The Nordic Culture Fund Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: Application deadlines in 2018 (Danish time, UTC + 1) ● 1st, […]

NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS): Inviting applications for ‘short film competition’ to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery.

Funding brief: CineSpace, short film competition, is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) that offers filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery.  Winners are announced and screened along with all finalists at the annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival which is held […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘World Book Day 2018 Book Reading Competition’ to encourage children and adults of Bangladesh to explore the pleasures of book reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Funding brief: The British Council and Daffodil Education Network (DEN) are jointly organizing a book reading competition aimed to celebrate World Book Day 2018 in Bangladesh. World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators and books. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan: Inviting applications for ‘The 12th Japan International MANGA Award’ to spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA.

Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Invites applications for ‘The 12th Japan International MANGA Award.’ to spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA. They are looking forward to entries from MANGA artists all over the world! Donor Name: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Funding name: The 12th Japan […]

The BBVA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards’ to recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation.

Funding brief: The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, as listed in point 2 of these call conditions. The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are: ● Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) ● […]

Association of Illustrators (AOI): Inviting applications for ‘Poster Prize for Illustration competition 2019’.

Funding brief: They are delighted to announce that submissions are now open for the Poster Prize for Illustration 2019, in partnership with London Transport Museum (LTM). This year the theme is London Stories. Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious or real characters and events in this amazing city have always […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest’ to represent the theme “Reveal the Silk Roads” through culture, monuments, landscape, and people.

Funding brief: The International Photo Contest ”Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads”, taking place from 11 April  to 15 July 2018, is organized within the framework of UNESCO Silk Roads Project (https://en.unesco.org/silkroad/unesco-silk-road-online-platform), UNESCO Youth Programme and the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022). This initiative, which benefits from the kind support and valuable […]

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Inviting applications for ‘Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF)’ to strengthen indigenous peoples’ communities and their organizations by financing small projects which foster their self-driven development in the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and generate lessons learned and approaches for replication and up-scaling.

Funding brief: In line with its overall mandate and strategic objectives, and within the framework of its Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples, IFAD aims to ensure that indigenous peoples’ communities in rural areas are empowered to improve their well-being, income and food security through self-driven development that builds on their identity and culture. The […]

PVH Corp.-Tommy Hilfiger: Inviting applications for ‘TOMMY HILFIGER Social Innovation Challenge’ to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain.

Funding brief: Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to launch the TOMMY HILFIGER Social Innovation Challenge, a global initiative that aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain. Winners will receive a year-long […]

The Coalition for art and sustainable development (COAL): Inviting applications for ‘COAL Prize 2018’ to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods.

Funding brief: The COAL Prize is open to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods. Together, they are building a new collective narrative, a new vision, developing our future heritage, and in doing so creating the necessary optimistic framework for everyone to find the […]

Victor Pinchuk Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Future Generation Art Prize’ to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists.

Funding brief: The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, the Prize supported the artistic development and production of new works of over 84 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre […]

Rattle Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The annual Rattle Poetry Prize’.

Funding brief: The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote. Additional poems from the entries are […]

The Ivan Ezeigbo Foundation (IEZEF): Inviting applications for ‘The Stellar Prize’ to recognize talents in poetry and short stories from all over the world.

Funding brief: The Stellar Prize is a prestigious award for outstanding youths (between the ages of 14 and 45) who have shown exceptional talent or skill in specific areas. The Stellar Prize is the first of its kind and is primarily focused on young talents in literature. The Stellar Prize is one of the projects […]

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises.

Funding brief: This is an AHRC Research Networking Scheme call. This highlight notice is intended to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises. It also seeks to […]

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF): Inviting applications for ‘Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2018’ to support the mobility of artists and cultural professionals for cross-border activities that include participation in events, networking, research and collaborative meetings.

Funding brief: In recognizing how integral mobility is for artists and cultural professionals, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) launches Mobility First! Through this initiative, ASEF supports the mobility of artists and cultural professionals for cross-border activities that include participation in events, networking, research and collaborative meetings. Mobility support is provided to selected individuals for travel from […]

International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions as well as the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries.

Funding brief: On February 26th, 2018 the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) launched its 9th call for funding requests. The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund established under Article 18 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Its purpose is to promote […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO U40 Empowered’ to support projects from national and international NGOs that promote young female cultural entrepreneurs working in the digital creative industries.

Funding brief: “U40 Empowered” is a UNESCO initiative started in 2018 with the support of Sabrina Ho. This initiative expands the actions of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity by supporting projects from national and international NGOs that promote young female cultural entrepreneurs working in the digital creative industries. It is designed to increase opportunities […]

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: Inviting applications for ‘The Intersex Human Rights Fund to supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people.

Funding brief: The Intersex Human Rights Fund supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people. Astraea launched the Intersex Human Rights Fund in 2015 to honor the resilience, creativity and growth of intersex activism and to ensure the […]

Fast Forward: Inviting applications for ‘Fast Forward accelerator’ to provide training, mentorship, and funding to tech nonprofits.

Funding brief: The Fast Forward accelerator provides training, mentorship, and funding to tech nonprofits. Fast Forward fosters a supportive network of tech and social sector leaders to grow the tech for good ecosystem. We want to see more organizations leverage open source software, always connected devices, inexpensive variable cost web infrastructure, and APIs to build […]

World of WearableArt (WOW): Inviting applications for ‘2018 WOW Design Competition’ to enter the internationally renowned design competition. Bring your work of art to life, on stage, for the whole world to see in 2018.

Funding brief: World of WearableArt invites you to enter the internationally renowned design competition. Bring your work of art to life, on stage, for the whole world to see in 2018. For 30 years, World of WearableArt has bewitched and beguiled. Now, for this very special anniversary event, we’re once again calling on designers, artists […]

The Prince Claus Fund: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Network Partnership Grant’ to create a sustainable international network of strong and relevant cultural/arts organizations that enables structural stability for the organizations themselves.

Funding brief: The Prince Claus Fund is now accepting applications for the Network Partnership Grant from cultural organizations operating in Africa (Please note that only countries from these regions listed in the DAC List will be eligible to apply for this grant). The Fund and its Partners work together from the conceptualization of the partnership […]

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC): Inviting applications for ‘Youth Solidarity Fund’ to support youth-led civil society organizations, with a particular focus on the role of young people in promoting peace and in preventing violent extremism.

Funding brief: The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to invite youth-led organizations to apply for the Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF). The call is open to organizations from select countries whose work seeks to foster peaceful and inclusive societies through improved understanding and collaboration across cultures, faiths and beliefs. Established in 2008, the […]

Institute of International Education, Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund’ to provide financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region.

Funding brief: The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund provides financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region (individuals or organizations must apply for funding for a specific meeting or event). The focus of the fund examines biocultural issues—the rich but neglected […]

The European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society: Inviting applications for ‘STARTS Prize 2018’ to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the art.

Funding brief: Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named […]

Association of Illustrators (AOI): Inviting applications for ‘The World Illustration Awards 2018’.

Funding brief: The World Illustration Awards are the most prestigious juried illustration Awards globally, respected by illustrators, agents and commissioners alike. The World Illustration Awards has eight categories. ● Advertising, sponsored by procreate: Advertising products,s events or brands including printed posters, billboards and flyers, and digitally on websites, apps and TV. ● Children’s books, sponsored by walker […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Strategic Grants’.

Funding brief: Strategic Grants support project addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic priorities are announced annually by the V4 country holding the rotating presidency over the group. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY ● Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue ● Increased awareness of common heritage, including history and […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Visegrad Grants’ to support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region.

Funding brief: Visegrad grants support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY   Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue   Increased […]

Ford Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘JustFilms grant’ to reduce inequality in all of its forms, and artist-driven documentary and emerging media projects are crucial to this effort.

Funding brief: The Ford Foundation seeks to reduce inequality in all of its forms, and artist-driven documentary and emerging media projects are crucial to this effort. As part of the Creativity and Free Expression program, JustFilms funds social justice storytelling and the 21st-century arts infrastructure that supports it. The projects and people they support inspire […]

The Aziz Foundation: Inviting applications for the following funding theme-a) Youth, community and education; b) Arts, culture and sports; c) Development of community centres into best practice centres.

Funding brief: The Aziz Foundation prioritizes support for the following: a) Youth, community and education b) Arts, culture and sports c) Development of community centres into best practice centres Donor Name: The Aziz Foundation Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: 8th, January, 2018 at 11pm on Monday Funding details link: http://azizfoundation.org.uk/funding/ Funding limit: Not found Special […]

The Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF): Inviting applications to broaden the possibilities for the production of art in the MENASA region through a commitment to support innovation and excellence in artistic practice by encouraging risk and experimentation.

Funding brief: In 2018 Production Programme, SAF is offering production grants to artists working in a range of media including sculpture, installation, time-based media, artist’s books and performance. Up to a total of $200,000 is available in this cycle. The Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) Production Programme broadens the possibilities for the production of art in […]

Kawamura Cultural Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2017 Socially Engaged Art Support Grant’ to support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society.

Funding brief:  Socially Engaged Art Support Grant will support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society. This would further enhance in-depth relationships between art culture and the […]

The Getty Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Getty Scholar Grants’ for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields to pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Funding brief: Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an […]

The Prince Claus Fund and the British Council: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Contemporary Take, Beyond Cultural Heritage ’to engage young people with cultural heritage in South Asia through arts and new media.

Funding brief: The Prince Claus Fund and the British Council announce a new joint Call for Proposals: Contemporary Take, Beyond Cultural Heritage. They believe that both heritage and arts have the potential to create dialogue between communities and foster mutual understanding, and that new media opens up further opportunities for such dialogues to become inclusive […]

International Center for News Media (ICNM): Inviting applications for ‘World Summit Awards (WSA) for Young Innovators’ to look for digital applications that have a strong impact on society.

Award brief:  The World Summit Award (WSA) looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. Categories: ● Government & citizen engagement ● Health & well being ● Learning & education ● Environment & green energy ● Culture & tourism ● Smart settlements & urbanization ● Business & commerce ● Inclusion & empowerment Suitable […]

The University of Texas at Austin (Harry Ransom Center): Inviting applications for ‘2018–2019 Research Fellowships’ to support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

Funding brief:  The Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections for its 2018–2019 fellowship program. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Donor Name:  […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications that seeks projects that display active cooperation with the following accents: sustainability, youth, innovativeness and regional relevance.

Donor Name:  International Visegrad Fund Funding name:  International Visegrad Fund Funding brief: In general, they seek projects that display active cooperation with the following accents: sustainability, youth, innovativeness and regional relevance. Each project proposal shall also fall within one or two thematic categories and clearly address fund‘s objectives/desired outcomes related to the theme: ● Culture and […]

Grinnell College: Inviting applications for The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize to honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

Donor Name:  Grinnell College Award name: The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize Award brief:  The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their […]

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF): Inviting applications for ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2017 Mobility First to support the travel of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals between Asia and Europe.

Donor Name:  Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Funding name: ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2017 Mobility First Funding brief:  Cultural mobility, whether for work, co-production or participation in a seminar or residency, is integral to the practice and career of artists and cultural professionals in Asia and Europe. However, securing funding to finance international travel (for touring shows, […]

Ellen Stewart International Award: Inviting Applications for award to be presented to an individual artist or group of artists who work together or a theatre organization that demonstrates success in promoting social change and youth engagement through their theatre practice.

Donor Name: Ellen Stewart International Award Award name: Ellen Stewart International Award Award brief:  The Ellen Stewart International Award will be presented to an individual artist or group of artists who work together or a theatre organization that demonstrates success in promoting social change and youth engagement through their theatre practice. Criteria: Criteria for Ellen […]

Women in Photography: Inviting Applications for award to provide one female photographer/photo-based artist with a $5000 grant to produce work in addition to being paired with four mentors over the course of a year.

Donor Name: Women in Photography Funding name: The Women in Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Funding brief:  The Women in Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Program will provide one female photographer/photo-based artist with a $5000 grant to produce work in addition to being paired with four mentors over the course of a year. Deadline: May […]

Arts Collaboratory: Inviting Applications for Open call 2018 residency opportunity in Colombia for Artists, curators, or researchers, related to Arts Collaboratory participants in Africa, Asia and Middle East.

Donor Name: Arts Collaboratory Funding name: Open call 2018 residency opportunity in Colombia Funding brief: The residency is based on a desire to promote knowledge exchange, the melding of social and cultural contexts, dialog, experimentation and the intersection of disciplines in order to generate collaborative processes in the host spaces. The residencies are open to […]

UNESCO and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM): Inviting Applications for award to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities, and to encourage pioneering initiatives that may contribute to the development, diffusion and consolidation of the values of humanity.

Donor Name:  UNESCO and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Funding name: UNESCO-UNAM – Jaime Torres Bodet Prize Funding brief: The purpose of the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts is to reward contributions to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and […]

UNESCO : Inviting Applications for UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme director or film producer, which has enabled him/her to help interpret science, research and technology to the public.

Donor Name: UNESCO Award name: The UNESCO Kalinga Prize Award brief: The UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is awarded biennially. The purpose of the UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme […]

Marsh Christian Trust: Inviting Applications to support small registered charities through long-term core funding, in an attempt to assist these organizations to maintain their current and on-going activities.

Donor Name:  Marsh Christian Trust Funding name:  The Marsh Christian Trust’s grant-making programme Funding brief:  The Marsh Christian Trust’s grant-making programme aims to support small registered charities through long-term core funding, in an attempt to assist these organizations to maintain their current and on-going activities. The Trust itself supports roughly 250 different charities per annum […]

The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation: Inviting Applications to provide grants to projects which fall into one of the following areas: Charity, Educational, Environmental conservation, Medical research, Construction, Cultural/Artistic.

Donor Name: The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation Funding name:The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation grants Funding brief: The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation provides grants to projects which fall into one of the following areas: Charity, Educational, Environmental conservation, Medical research, Construction, Cultural/Artistic. The categories “Campaigns” and “Historical Partners” include projects which are grouped […]

KEA: Inviting Applications to foster new ideas in an international endeavour to better handle issues like: growing poverty rates, social cohesion, access to education and digital literacy, mental and physical wellbeing, transport and people’s mobility, new food and sustainable agriculture, climate change and environmental protection.

Donor Name: KEA Funding name: b.creative challenge 2017 Funding brief: b.creative, organized by KEA, is pleased to invite artists, cultural and creative entrepreneurs from all over the world to take part in the b.creative challenge 2017. The aim of the b.creative challenge is to foster new ideas in an international endeavour to better handle issues […]

World Bank: Inviting Applications to develop effective and efficient national statistical systems and to promote a culture of evidence-based decision making.

Donor Name: World Bank Funding name: Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) Funding brief: The Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) provides a practical mechanism to develop effective and efficient national statistical systems and to promote a culture of evidence-based decision making. Key Features of TFSCB: ● Aims to achieve the PARIS21 vision and […]

European Commission: Inviting Applications to promote intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and respect for equal dignity of all people in the project countries.

Donor Name: European Commission Funding name: Intercultural Dialogue and Culture Reference Number: EuropeAid/154498/DH/ACT/Multi Funding brief: The global objective of this call for proposals is to promote intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and respect for equal dignity of all people in the project countries. This call has two lots. Each lot has a specific objective that corresponds […]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: Inviting Applications for award to spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA.

Donor Name: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Award name: The Eleventh Japan International MANGA Award Award brief: This award spreads MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA. Deadline: June 16th 2017 Award details link: http://www.manga-award.mofa.go.jp/info/japan_entry_form_11th_e.html Award limit: ● The Gold Award of the Eleventh Japan International MANGA Award will be given to […]

The Open Society Foundation: Inviting Applications about work that engages with topics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/expression, religion, nationality, and immigration status from a variety of perspectives (Documentary Photography Project)

Donor Name: The Open Society Foundation Fund name: The Open Society Documentary Photography Project Funding brief: The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting submissions for a new joint exhibition and grant opportunity that engages with ideas of resistance and embraces the role and agency of artists themselves in shaping our societies. Selected projects will be […]

Rolex: Inviting Applications for award to extraordinary individuals to improve lives, or protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage.

Donor Name: Rolex Award name: The Rolex Awards for Enterprise Award brief: Since 1976, Rolex has honored extraordinary individuals who possess the courage and conviction to take on major challenges. Each Rolex Award for Enterprise is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world – one that deserves support for its capacity […]

The BBVA foundation: Inviting Applications for Awards to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical significance.

Donor Name: The BBVA foundation Award name: 10th edition of The BBVA foundation frontiers of knowledge awards (2017) Award brief: The BBVA Foundation promotes scientific research of excellence by funding research projects, disseminating the results to society through diverse channels including symposia, workshops, lectures, publications and exhibitions, and providing advanced training and research awards. The […]

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: Inviting Applications to honor the resilience, creativity and growth of intersex activism and to ensure the human rights of intersex people.

Donor Name: Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Fund name: Intersex Human Rights Fund Funding brief: The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is proud to announce a new call for proposals for our third cycle of our Intersex Human Rights Fund, launched in 2015 to honor the resilience, creativity and growth of intersex activism and to […]

TED Conferences, LLC: Inviting Applications for award of TED Prize to a leader at a tipping point in their career — one who has an innovative idea for catalyzing global change

Donor Name: TED Conferences, LLC Fund name: TED prize 2018 Funding brief: TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to […]