Foundation / Corporation
Visionary Initiatives in Art (VIA) Art Fund
Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, artists, art production platforms, cultural institutions, festivals, and biennials for contemporary art projects. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support the production, exhibition, public dissemination, and institutional acquisition of innovative art projects and initiatives with far-reaching impact.
Artistic Production Grants are awarded to support new artistic commissions that take place outside museum or gallery walls, within the public realm, or in nontraditional exhibition environments. Funded projects will best exemplify the following core values:
I. Artistic Production:
VIA Art Fund champions the production of new work – from creation to exhibition, documentation, and dissemination – that reflects artistic excellence and innovation. When possible, VIA Artistic Production grants are made with the intention to gift the work to a US-based cultural organization, ensuring that VIA funded artworks live on to encounter new audiences under the stewardship of public institutions.
II. Thought Leadership:
VIA Art Fund supports the work of both established and emerging voices in contemporary art that bring new knowledge and dynamic avenues of understanding to the field. The creative output of these thought leaders generates entry points for dialogue and collaboration, and fosters vital intellectual exchange.
III. Public Engagement:
VIA Art Fund promotes works that penetrate social, cultural, geographic and economic barriers to inspire and educate diverse and expanded audiences. These initiatives act as platforms for inquiry and investigation, generating meaningful collective experiences for the public.
GrantWatch ID#: 179287
Artistic Production funding ranges from $25,000 to $100,000 (can be lower than $25,000) per project, with grants at the $50,000 to $100,000 level reserved for permanent or quasi-permanent / long-term installations, or newly commissioned works that may be gifted to a U.S. public collection. For production requests that are solely for exhibition purposes, grants are usually in the $25,000 to $50,000 range.
Fall 2019 projects must start after November 2019. Spring 2020 projects must start after May 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.