WE AWARD

Small artist support grants ( $500 - $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts  who are citizens with primary residence in the U.S and Canada.

 

WE WELCOME

Applications from artists and writers who:

  • Exhibit high quality and originality in their work
  • Identify themselves as living in a woman’s body
  • Use feminism as their central interpretive lens
  • Value both personal and political changes that stand against the limitations  and controls exerted against women and aim at optimum freedom and  agency for women  
  • Validate differences that overlap with gender such as race, ethnicity and class
  • Express an inclusive vision of social justice while focusing on justice for women 
 

WE ARE INTERESTED IN

Funding projects which you have begun or are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show. Please take time to read the guidelines and application form via Submittable carefully.

Applicants will be notified about grant decisions approximately five months after the deadline date.

 

WE DO NOT AWARD

Fim, video, theatre, dance, music and performance projects, scripts and compositions are not elgible. We do not award work which is or will be self-published. We do not give loans or provide money for educational assistance, work on dissertations or research (except research to be used in writing a book). We do not provide funds for the cost of editing services, business projects, or emergency money for people in need. We rarely give money to groups.

Former grantees must wait five years before reapplying.



MATERIALS FOR YOUR APPLICATION

The Application cycle begins January 1 st and ends January 31 st  annually.

Below are the materials you will need to submit:


Basic Application:  

  1. Project description (max 400 words)
  2. Budget
  3. Description explaining why you are applying to a feminist fund (max 100 words)
  4. Resume (max 2 pages)
  5. Project Samples

Project Samples by Category

Poetry, Fiction & Nonfiction - Submit no more than 15 pages with a minimum of 10 pages. Your writing sample should be no smaller than 12 point type and double-spaced. Please paginate and use the header to include your name and project title on the top right corner of each page.

Mixed Genre (graphic and visual art with text) - Text and illustrations must be formatted or scanned and submitted in a single PDF document with a 15 page maximum, 10 page minimum.

Visual Artists - 4 work samples in jpeg format and a list of images (pdf) which includes file name, title, size, medium & date matching each of the 4 image samples submitted.

Jpeg image specifications: Each JPEG may be no larger than 1600 pixels in any direction.

The image resolution must be between 72 and 100 dpi. Each file must be less than 1MB and labeled with the applicant’s last name followed by a period, first initial, underscore and number, for example SMITH.J_1.JPG, SMITH.J_2.JPG.

 

DEADLINES (you may apply in only one genre)

January 1 - January 31, 2019  for Nonfiction and Poetry.  All applications accepted via Submittable.  Please click the link below to submit to our online application. These applications have a $25 fee, payable by credit card or PayPal.  

January 1 - January 31, 2020   for Visual Art, Fiction and Mixed Genre   All applications accepted via Submittable. Please click the link below to submit to our online application.  These applications have a $25 fee, payable by credit card or PayPal

 

Please note that as of 2015, we no longer accept snail mail applications, only online applications via Submittable. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you'll grow with us as we move toward a more sustainable application process for all. Good luck! We're excited to read your work.

                                    

Link to the Money for Women submission manager:

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Links go live at 12:01 on January 1st and close at 11:59pm EST on January 31st.

Everything you need to know to apply is listed above.