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Opportunities for Artists

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Grants & Fellowships

Grant and fellowship listings specifically open to Detroit-based artists are updated regularly with deadlines and mediums.

Request for Proposals

Opportunities for creative professionals and artists are updated as they are available for members to submit proposals for freelance or projects.

Artist Residencies

On-going artist residency listings that are open to Detroit artists are updated with deadlines to submit for local and national opportunities.


Creators of Culture Culture Source Posted on September 22nd, 2020

ELIGIBILITY Creators of Culture to be supported in 2020 are artists and venues. Applicants may apply to ONE category and all applicants must be in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe, or St. Clair counties. Artists doing work made for others to experience that contains elements of social commentary and that is found in the brilliance of the margins or outside of dominant narratives of arts and culture. Artists in this category must also have not received a single award...

COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund: Non-profit Organizations Culturesource Posted on April 17th, 2020

The Southeast Michigan arts and culture sector is experiencing unprecedented challenges and yet unknown impacts from the spread of the novel coronavirus. The COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund is a partnership between CultureSource and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. With support from generous contributors, the fund aims to offer financial relief and hope to our community given the negative pressures of the current crisis environment. The fund includes two grant programs: one for relief and resiliency (open...

Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative $5000 Prize Awards Stamps Gallery U of M Posted on April 14th, 2020

Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative, organized by the wonderful people at Stamps Gallery, is a new awards program designed to support the development of contemporary artists living and working in Michigan. The inaugural program recognizes the creativity, rigor, and innovation of Michigan-based artists and collaboratives — and honors their role in inspiring the next generations of artists in our state. Three to five artists will be selected by a panel of prominent national jurors for a group exhibition at Stamps Gallery....

ioby Double Your Impact: ioby Detroit Match Fund ioby Posted on April 14th, 2020

ioby is support Detroiters make positive change in our community, and respond to COVID-19. We’re now doubling donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $4,000 for all crowdfunding projects on ioby in Detroit. For projects related to COVID-19, you can access up to $4,000 in matching funds! We’re also waiving our fiscal sponsorship fees and our $35 platform fee for all COVID-19 projects, to help get as much funding directly to project leaders. All kinds of projects would be eligible for this opportunity,...


Literary legend Mitch Albom, Huntington Bank and Metro Solutions have partnered with the Detroit Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship to host the Metro Detroit COVID-19 Artist Crisis Emergency Fund (A.C.E. Fund) to provide some relief for local arts & cultural workers who are experiencing a sudden and severe loss of wages during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The rapid cancellation of events, performances and conferences and the temporary closure of the hospitality and travel industries have caused Detroit-area artists...


As the global coronavirus pandemic worsens and robs income from local artists with little recourse, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is partnering with the City Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship to help local artists sell their work. The online initiative, called the Rapid Response Fundraiser for Artists and Creatives, is designed to support artists, creatives, and the institution itself, while all face financial hardships after canceled gigs, shows, exhibits and appearances. It also will help the museum, which...

NYFA / Rauschenberg Emergency Grants Robert Rauschenberg Foundation via New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Posted on March 13th, 2020

The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Emergency Grants. This marks the first phase of a program that will be in the tradition of Change, Inc., a non-profit foundation established in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to assist professional artists of all disciplines in need of emergency medical aid. The...

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Vendor Tabling at Allied Media Conference 2020 Allied Media Projects Posted on February 7th, 2020

Handmade Crafts, Zines and More The AMC’s exhibition area showcases an exciting collection of book and zine distributors, non-profit and activist organizations, technology presentations, art, films, music, and sellers of cool products and crafts. Tables sell out every year, so reserve your spot to ensure a chance to showcase your products! Location & Hours The exhibition area is located in the Ballroom on the second floor of the WSU Student Center and runs Friday-Sunday from 11:00am-6:00pm. Tabling Details 60 tables...

Artists Lead! Up to $15,000 in Matching Funds for Creative Placemaking ioby Posted on January 31st, 2020

Crowdfund for a creative placemaking project in your community—get your dollars doubled! Across America, artists are stepping into civic life and using their skills to creatively address local issues. In creative placemaking, artists act as partners in community development,  working closely with residents, community partners, or local government to help build a thriving community for all. Are you a creative person working with residents of your neighborhood, town, or city to make positive change? Fundraise for your idea with ioby and you...

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