Emergency Grants: Foundation for Contemporary Art
Created in 1993, the foundation's Emergency Grants program provides grants of up to $2,500 to innovative visual and performing artists who have been presented with a sudden, unanticipated opportunity to present their work to the public, or who have incurred an unexpected or un-budgeted project expense prior to a committed exhibition or performance date.
To be eligible, applicants must live, work, and pay taxes in the United States; have a committed performance or exhibition opportunity and be able to provide specific dates at the time of application; and be an individual artist, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.
Applications are reviewed monthly by a volunteer committee of established artists. FCA recommends applying within six to eight weeks of the performance or exhibition date.
See the Foundation for Contemporary Arts website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application procedures.