Artist Residencies, Grants, + Job Listings

The links on this page connect you to a wide array of local, national, and international opportunities. 

h3. Private Opportunity Listings for PNCA Students and Recent Alumni

“Private PNCA job board, PNCA JobWorks (PNCA JobWorks)”:
Job, internship, and other opportunity listings for students and recent alumni can be seen on the private PNCA job board, powered by PNCA | JobWorks. 

h3. Artist Residencies

“Alliance of Artists Communities(Alliance of Artists Communities)”:
The Alliance of Artists Communities is a national and international association of artists’ communities and residencies — a diverse field of more than 1,000 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.

“Mesart Residency Listing (Mesart Residency Listing)”:
Easily search for residency programs in the US, state by state.

Res Artis is a worldwide network of residential art programs, bringing together 400 centers, organizations, and individuals in over 50 countries.

“Residency and Grant Listings Compiled by CCA(CCA Grant Resources)”:
This wonderful list, compiled and organized by the library at California College of the Arts, can help you find, apply for, and obtain funding, studio space, and art work opportunities in the Bay Area and beyond.

“Residency Unlimited(Residency Unlimited)”:
Residency Unlimited explores innovative art residency formats and fosters customized residencies to support and advance the practices of local and international artists and curators.

“Trans Artists(Trans Artists)”:
This website provides information about international artist residencies.

“Transcultural Exchange (Transcultural Exchange)”:
Promotes international art through exhibitions, exchanges, and education.

“Air_J (Air_J)”:
Online database of artist-in-residence programs in Japan.

h3. Grants and Grant Listings

“Art Deadline (Art Deadline)”:
A comprehensive list of competitions, grants, fellowships, destivals, residencies, and other funding opportunities for artists in all disciplines.

“Artist Trust (Artist Trust)”:
A Washington-based art organization. It’s “Professional Resources” section lists grants available nationwide.

The Artspire Fiscal Sponsorship program offers individual artists and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines the ability to raise funds using our tax-exempt status. Artspire’s program is run by artists for artists.

“Arts and Healing Network—Art Grants (Arts and Healing Network—Art Grants)”:
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.

“Art Opportunities Monthly (Art Opportunities Monthly)”:
A monthly newsletter including verified grants, competitions, residencies, and scholarships.

“Creative Capital Grants (Creative Capital Grants)”:
The non-profit organization’s mission statement is as abstract as many of its ambitious artists, claiming to look for artists “who create artistically omnivorous work.” For artists whose projects may not have a home for funding elsewhere, this is one of the best deals you could possibly imagine. Creative Capital is the only national grantmaking organization with an open application process that has such a wide variety of grantees from different areas. The program is multi-year and also provides advisory support designed to see proposals through to their end successfully. The grant cycle is every three years, rotating the fields it funds annually. Must be at least 25 years old, a working artist with at least five years professional experience, a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and not a full-time student.

“Foundation Center(Foundation Center)”:
Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector.

“Foundation Grants to Individuals Online(Foundation Grants to Individuals Online)”:
You can quickly search through detailed descriptions of more than 8,300 foundation programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

“Fulbright Program for U.S. Students(Fulbright Program for U.S. Students)”:
Sponsored by the Department of State, the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students offers grants for post-graduate international study.  This website has thorough and helpful information; in addition, PNCA’s Career Services office offers informational sessions about this program at various points throughout the semester.

“ (”:
A listing of federal government grants.

“Grant and Residency Listings Compiled by CCA(CCA Grant Resources)”:
This wonderful list, compiled and organized by the library at California College of the Arts, can help you find, apply for, and obtain funding, studio space, and art work opportunities in the Bay Area and beyond.

“Grant Listings Compiled by Cranbrook Academy of Art (Cranbrook Grant Resources)”:
Great list of individual artist grants and grant opportunities available by state.

“Grant Space (Grant Space)”:
GrantSpaceSM, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.
There is also a helpful “tutorial on grants”: on this page.

“Michigan State University Libraries (Michigan State University Libraries)”:
An extensive compilation of links to grant-making foundation, databases, and books relevants to individual artists and to others seeking funding. The site is frequently updated and offers a special docus on scholarships. Access is free.

“Multnomah County Library Nonprofit Resource Center (Multnomah County Library Nonprofit Resource Center)”:
Multnomah County Library makes the publications of the Foundation Center available to the public along with other materials on foundations, corporate philanthropy, government grants, proposal writing, fundraising and nonprofit management.

“National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (National Assembly of State Arts Agencies)”:
A good resource for researching state-supported grants for artists, providing links to state arts agencies and a range of publications.

“National Endowment for the Arts (National Endownment for the Arts)”:
Explore available grants by artistic discipline or field, and browse the list of fifty-six state and regional NEA partners. Note: Most grants are limited to organizations.

“New York Foundation for the Arts (New York Foundation for the Arts)”:
An extensive national director of awards, publications, and services—including fiscal sponsorship—for artists. This incredible resource is updated daily, and access is free.

“Oregon Arts Commission (Oregon Arts Commission)”:
Oregon Arts Commission offers the following grants to individuals: Career Opportunity Grant, Individuals Artist Fellowship, Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, among others.

“Pollock-Krasner Foundation (Pollock-Krasner Foundation)”:
For painters, sculptors, printmakers, and drawers, the Pollock-Krasner foundation gives grants to artists year-round on a rolling basis. Applicants must demonstrate both artistic talent and and financial need. In order to be considered, applicants must be currently showing their recent work in exhibition spaces, galleries, and/or museums. 

“Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC)
(RACC)”:  RACC works to integrate arts and culture in all aspects of community life through vision, leadership, and service.  RACC offers grant funding for artists (note that current students are not eligible to apply, but alumni are welcome to do so);  in addition, RACC provides workshops for professional development and a variety of other exciting initiatives.

“Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs(Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs)”:
This organization promotes the value of arts and culture in Seattle.  Their website offers grant information, opportunity listings, and more.

“William H. Johnson Prize (William H. Johnson Prize)”:
The William H. Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early-career African American artist, with “early career” interpreted loosely to mean that artists may apply up to 12 years after finishing their academic studies, or working independently as artists without degrees for that period. It also appears if you don’t get it the first time, you can apply again.

h3. National Art and Design Job + Opportunity Listings

“AIGA Job Listings(AIGA Job Listings)”:
In addition to the myriad of educational and professional development they offer, AIGA also provides online job listings for graphic designers.

“Art Deadlines List(Art Deadlines List)”:
A national list of art contests and competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages.

“Artist Share(Artist Share)”:
ArtistShare has been allowing fans to show appreciation for their favorite artists by funding their recording projects in exchange for access to the creative process, LTD Edition recordings, VIP access to recording sessions and even credit listing on the CD.

“Artist Trust(Artist Trust)”:
Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines.

“Fractured Atlas(Fractured Atlas)”:
Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations.

IndieGoGo offers anyone with an idea - creative, cause-related, or entrepreneurial - the tools to effectively build a campaign and raise money.

“”: is an interactive platform enabling users to leverage their social capital to raise financial capital. In simpler words, it is a platform built to help anyone raise money for anything, utilizing their existing social network presence*.

Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.

“NEA (NEA List for Artists with Disabilities)”:
This is a partial list of resources compiled by the Office for AccessAbility at the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located in New York, this organization provides a website with free opportunity and job listings, as well as advocacy for in-state artists.

“Talent House (Talent House)”:
Talenthouse provides life-changing opportunities for the creative community. It’s a place to participate in projects with leading artists and brands, gain recognition and virally grow your audience.

h3. Collegiate Teaching Job Listings - for MFA students

“Academic Keys(Academic Keys)”:
This website contains resources and job listings related to higher education.

“College Art Association(College Art Association)”:
The College Art Association (CAA) promotes the visual arts and their understanding through committed practice and intellectual engagement.

“Chronicle of Higher Education(Chronicle of Higher Education)”:
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.


Oct 20 2015, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

RACC // BridgeLab Lunch Visit

Come Learn How RACC supports Artists like you!

PNCA Main Campus, Mediatheque, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97209

Oct 22 2015, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Smarter Grant Writing

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PNCA Main Campus, room 311, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97209

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