Grants for Women Artists

Now that women have equal footing with men in today’s society their rights and freedom is expressed in many forms of art. Several foundations and organizations are very supportive of female artists who may be in need of financial assistance with regards to the enhancement and promotion of their work or with their daily physical and medical needs. Grants that are awarded to these women artists may be in the form of free money, services and goods.

Change, Inc.

This organization awards emergency grants to women artists from all disciplines. This is a grant that provides financial aid of up to $1,000 for female artists who may need help in paying their rent, utility bills, medical expenses, fire damage and other needs.

Application for the grants may be sent to:

Change, Inc.
P.O. Box 54
Captiva, FL 33924
Tel. No. (212) 473-3742
or to their website:

Max’s Kansas City Project

This project provides grants to female professionals who focus on creative arts and are primarily from the state of New York. The grant is to assist artists who need medical aid, housing or legal aid. Artists who make a professional or personal living through the use of their art in any form are eligible for this grant. The maximum amount of grant awarded is $1,000.

Applications can be forwarded to:

Max’s Kansas City Project
PO Box 53
Woodstock, NY 12498
Phone: (845) 679-2593; (212) 545-4151
Fax: (845) 679-2593

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts

This foundation provides grants to artists of the visual and performing arts. The financial aid is given to support sudden and unexpected opportunities to exhibit their work in public or for projects that are on-going and almost completed but have sudden and unbudgeted expenses. The grants are very helpful in supporting experimental and revolutionary work done by groups and individuals who lacked the time to look for sources of funding.

Applications may be sent to:

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
820 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10014
T: (212) 807-7077

Authors League Fund

The foundation gives financial assistance in the form of open-ended loans that are non-collateral and interest-free to professional drama artists and writers who are in deep financial need due to medical and health reasons or to loss of income.

Applications can be forwarded to:

The Authors League Fund
31 East 32nd St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 268-1208
Fax: (212) 564-8363

Carnegie Fund

The Carnegie foundation gives financial grants for writers who have published at the very least one book that was sold commercially and has wide reader acceptance. The financial support is for their emergency needs.

Application for the grant can be sent to:

Carnegie Fund for Authors
1 Old Country Rd.
Carle Place, NY 11514

Pen Writers Fund

This foundation gives financial grants to professional writers who have published or produced work and are facing serious financial problems. The emergency fund can be availed as a grant or loan amounting up to $2,000.

Applications can be forwarded to:

PEN American Center
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York , NY 10012
Phone: (212) 334-1660
Fax: (212) 334-2181

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