Foundation Grants Support Youth Scholarships, Artist Mentoring

Private Funder: Nat’l YoungArts Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Artist Grants; Funding Focus: Children and youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Artists; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $10,000 each; Deadline: Oct. 13.

Summary: The program helps emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) work with renowned mentors, and gain access to scholarships. The prizes support 10 artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. National winners will receive grants of up to $10,000 each and have the opportunity to attend master classes with internationally renowned artists, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and exhibitions.

Info: www.youngarts.org/apply (NOFA).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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