Foundation Supports Art Projects, Innovation

Private Funder: Harpo Foundation (no connection to Harpo Productions); Opportunity: New Work Project Grants; Funding Focus: Arts; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple $10,000 awards; Deadline: TBA, the next round is to open later this year.

Summary: Grants support the production of new work by under-recognized visual artists or collaborative teams of artists working with a nonprofit. Eligible productions include installations, public interventions, a residency or an exhibition.

Other Grants

The foundation also awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center each year. Deadline: Feb. 15. It can be found here:  

Info:; Julie Deamer, for instructions on the process.

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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