GRANTS AND FUNDING SOURCES
Songwriter's grants provided by foundations and
organizations mainly focusing on those
specifically for women can be found right here.
However, there are also general
grants and other sources to fund your projects listed below.
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The Leeway Foundation offers grants to women who
address social change with their art. This grant is offered twice a
year in March and September. Applicants must reside in the Delaware
Valley, and cannot have received over $2,500 in funding within the last
year. Eligible applicants can receive $2,500 dollars and apply for an
additional $1500 in the next cycle.
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Kentucky Foundation for Women
The Kentucky Foundation for Women provides
$200,000 in grants annually. Grants are awarded to women fighting for
social change and promoting feminism with their art.
Individual awards vary according to project, but can be as high as
$6,000. Application deadlines are in March and September, and
are awarded in June and December respectively.
Kentucky Foundation for Women
1215 Heyburn Building
332 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202-2184
L. Phillips Foundation
The Ellis L. Phillips Foundation provides modest
grants to women in music or visual arts. If you are looking
to complete a project with your songwriting, apply by writing a one to
two page concept paper outlining what you want to achieve.
They do not accept uninvited proposals. Grant amounts depend
on the cost of your project, and are handled on an individual basis.
Ellis L. Phillips Foundation
233 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
The Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) Program
receives major funding from United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake
County and the North Carolina Arts Council with funding from the state
of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which
believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional support is
provided by the Franklin County Arts Council, Johnston County Arts
Council, Vance County Arts Council and Warren County Arts Council.
United Arts Council
110 S. Blount Street,
Raleigh NC 27601
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