Scholarships & Funding

Native American Scholarships

American Indian Graduate Center
The only national non-profit organization dedicated to aiding Indian graduate students in all fields of study.
(800) 628-1920 or (505) 881-4584 or Fax (505) 884-0427

Native American SUNY, Western Consortium
Comprehensive listing of scholarships, grants, internships for Six Nations and other eligible Native students.
Native American SUNY: Western Consortium, E-116 Thompson Hall, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 14063.
(716) 673-3170 or (800) 851-5020 or Fax (716) 673-3478

Native American Funding

Artists’ Fellowship
Limited financial aid in event of disability, serious illness, or bereavement. Mature visual artists.
Artists’ Fellowship, Inc., 47 Fifth Ave, NY, NY 10003.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Emergency assistance. Immediate loans, booth fee waivers, material/equipment discounts. Professional crafts people.
CERF, PO Box 838, Montpelier, VT 05602.
(802) 229-2306

Change, Inc
Emergency grants up to $500. Medical, living, etc. for artists.
Change, Inc., PO Box 54, Captiva, Fl 32924.
(212) 473-3742

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
Grants up to $12,500 (Canadian). Visual arts, no abstract. Work done in last 3 years.
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, 184 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3H 1E4.
(514) 937-9225

The Indian Affairs Committee of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Modest stipends to artists/students in visual, performing, literary and media arts.
Sue Wolf, Staten Island Monthly Meeting, PO Box 050181, Staten Island, NY 103095.
(718) 720-0643 or Email:

Gottlieb Foundation
Emergency assistance due to unforeseen, catastrophic incidents. Painters, sculptors with 10+ years of work.
Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., 380 W Broadway, NY, NY 10012.
(212) 226-0581

Jerome Foundation Grant
Supports programs in dance, literature, media arts, music, theater, performance art, the visual arts, multidisciplinary work and arts criticism and makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists living in Minnesota and New York City.

New Native Artist Exchange – National Travel Fund
The Native Artist Exchange, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), provides support for Native artists residing in any of the 50 United States to travel to different regions of the country so that they may exchange artistic knowledge and skills. This fund is designed to encourage and assist American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian artists, and provides an opportunity for Native artists to teach, learn, and collaborate in traditional and/or contemporary Native art forms through travel from one region to another across the nation.

New York Council for the Humanities
Major Grants up to $20,000 deadling March 15 and September 15. Mini Grants up to $2500 rolling deadlines.
New York Council for the Humanities, 150 Broadway, Suite 1700, NY, NY 10038.
(212) 233-1131 or Fax (212) 233-4607

PEN Writers Fund/Fund for Writers and Editors with AIDS
The PEN Writers’ Fund is an emergency fund for professional-published or produced-writers in acute, emergency financial crisis. Funds up to $2000. Deadline July 15.
PEN American Center 568 Broadway, NY, NY 10012-3225.
(212) 334-1660

Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Office of Education and Programming, CPB, 401 Ninth St NW, Washington DC 20004-2037.
(202) 879-9600

Creative Capital Foundation
Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts Emerging Fields may include digital arts, gaming, sound art, architecture, design, interdisciplinary projects, and new genres.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation supports multiple funding programs: Presenting Touring and Exhibiting; Artists Support Projects and Residencies; Knowledge Building; Special Projects. Various deadlines and project dates, guidelines available at website.

Empowering, Educating, Entertaining through Native media. Forum with various funding opportunities, Various Deadlines

National Endowment for the Arts
Funding opportunities in Arts Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literature, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts: Film/Radio/Television, Museums, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Presenting, State and Regional, Theater, Visual Arts. Upcoming

Seventh Generation Fund
General Support Grants, Training & Technical Assistance Grants.
Deadlines: February 1, June 1, October 1, & open.