Funding Opportunities for POC Artists

This page includes funding opportunities for individual POC artists. If you know of any other funding sites please email us, and we will add it to the list. We will update this list periodically as we find more funding resources. We wish you all the best in your endeavors!

Funding for POC Artists List

Black Artist Fund

The Black Artist Fund is an initiative giving money directly to Black artists to combat systemic inequity in art.

Black Art Futures Fund (BAFF)

BAFF is a collective of philanthropists supporting the elevation and preservation of Black arts & culture. They provide grants to small (operating budget of $750,000 or less) Black Arts nonprofits working to enhance the future of Black arts & culture.

NBAF (National Black Arts)

In response to COVID-19,  NBAF launched a fund starting at $5000 to support Black Artists in getting back to work.They support black artists in Atlanta and are working towards making the program nationwide.

The NALAC Fund for the Arts

NALAC supports US and Puerto Rico-based Latinx artists and arts organizations in the development, creation, presentation and sustainability of artistic excellence. There are multiple individual artists grants and grants for art orgs. Funding amount varies.

The Asian Cultural Council

The Asian Cultural Council makes fellowships and grants to support cultural exchange in the arts for practicing artists, scholars, and arts professionals.Awards and fellowships are given for research, training, study, and exploration.

American Institute of Indian Studies

Creative Arts Fellowships are available to  practitioners of the performing arts and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India’s artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with peers in India.

Asian American Art Alliance

The Asian American Arts Alliance offers programs that provide resources through peer-learning, collaboration, and professional development, furthering the careers of Asian Americans in the arts. They offer wards for dance/ performance, visual artists, and social justice artists.

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

By offering Fellowships, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation proactively supports Native artists, enabling them to generate more artistic work, live sustainable lives, and contribute to their communities.

The Native Creative Development Program Grant

Applicants must be American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian residing in Washington,Oregon, Idaho or Montana. Grant applications for all forms of visual arts accepted. Literary, performance, and media arts with a focus on visual arts will also be considered. Grant recipients will each be awarded from $2,500 to $5,000.


An initiative of grants, prizes, and residencies that includes a spectrum of support for LGBTQ+ artists. Awards include funds for: self-identified black trans women visual artists.

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