Arts funding, sponsorship

Arts funding, arts crowd funding, patronage, sponsorship
A directory of websites

Arts Funding Watch
A journal from The Foundation Center (US)

Americans for the Arts
National organization that supports the arts and culture through private and public resource development.


Americans for the Arts Action Fund
The Arts Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit membership organization affiliated with Americans for the Arts They are the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Launched in 2004, the Arts Action Fund seeks to engage citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts and arts education.

Artfund
The National Art Collections Fund (Art Fund) believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience great art at first hand. They work to achieve this by enriching museums and galleries throughout the UK with works of art of all kinds. Since 1903, they have been helping museums up and down the country acquire works of art.

Arts Funding in the UK

Arts funding in the U.K.
News, features, podcasts, audio and video about arts funding on the Culture site of guardian.co.uk.

Australia *

Australia Council for the Arts

Pozible
Crowd funding creative projects and ideas. Australia’s No.1 crowdfunding platform for creative individuals, groups and organisations.

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Bahrain Art Society
A nonprofit foundation promoting contemporary artists of Bahrain.

Barcelona, Spain. Gracia Arts Project
Non-profit arts association that profiles artists, shares information and ideas, collaborations and exhibitions, and actively pursues projects andfunding in a network of fellow artists. Based in Barcelona, Spain.

The British Council
Working with partners in the UK, the British Council helps to share British expertise and talent with over 100 countries worldwide.

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Canada: Art Funding, Grants, Fellowships, Endowments
A link directory.

Crowdfunding for the arts *

Crowdfunding the arts – who’s with us?
The Guardian

Crowd Funding Websites – Strategy of Innovation


Kickstarter
Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.

Pozible
Pozible is a crowdfunding platform and community for artists, musicians, filmmakers, journalists and designers.

How to get crowd-funding – The Artists Information Company

WeDidThis

Europe *

TransArtists: Funding in Europe
Fundtracer provides information on public funds, foundations, corporate giving programs, EU programs as well as on associationsfunding the arts.

Euclid Arts & Culture
European & International Information Services for arts & culture. “An excellent overview/introduction to European funding maze”

EUROPA Culture Portal. Europe Education and Culture Directorate-General
The Culture Programmme contributes to the financing of Community co-operations in all artistic fields: performing arts, visual arts, literature, music, history and cultural heritage, etc.

Gracia Arts Project
Non-profit arts association that profiles artists, shares information and ideas, collaborations and exhibitions, and actively pursues projects andfunding in a network of fellow artists. Based in Barcelona, Spain.

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Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Promotes and supports the development of the arts and art education. Includes information about projects, grants, job vacancies and news.

Hungary. Artpool
Non-profit alternative art institution in Hungary, with the objective to register changes in art, to present and document the most interesting artexperiments and to promote artistic communication.

Kickstarter
Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.

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National Endowment for the Arts. U.S.
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds and promotes artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.

Philippines. National Commission for Culture and the Arts
Policy making, coordinating and grants giving body for culture and the artsin the Philippines.

Russia. National Centre for Contemporary Arts
Organization founded by Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation that combines museum and exhibition activities with science researchprograms.

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Saudi Arabia. Al Mansouria Foundation
Dedicated to support the arts and creativity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Scottish Arts Council
Details including lottery money distribution, committees, press releases and a links section.

South Africa. Centre for Creative Arts
Information on projects, festivals and membership. Part of the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa.

Sponsorship of the arts *

Arts and Business, UK. 

Crowcroft and Partners, UK. 
Specialists in business sponsorship of the arts.

NYFA. The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
helps artists turn inspiration into art by giving more money and support to individual artists and arts organizations than any other comparable institution in the U.S.

U.K. arts funding *

Arts funding in the U.K.
News, features, podcasts, audio and video about arts funding on the Culture site of guardian.co.uk.

WeFund UK
WeFund is a fund-raising platform for creative projects where people offer perks in exchange for pledges. Wefund launched on 5th October 2010 as the first crowd-funding platform to emerge in the UK, focusing on creativity in all forms. By making patronage into a retail experience, they hope to create a new generation of mini-patrons who realise their own collective power. It is their hope that you visit as a consumer, soon become a backer and before too long decide to become a creator yourself.

 

U.S.A. Funding: US Regional Arts Organizations
organizations, artists, and communities through a wide range of Each of the six US Regional Arts Organizations provides support to artsregional, multi-regional, national, and international funding programs. For all inquiries concerning a particular granting program, including eligibility requirements, requests for guidelines and applications, and verification of application deadlines, please contact the appropriate US Regional ArtsOrganization.

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Venice. Artist in Venice
Artist in residence program in Venice, Italy.

Vienna. Machfeld
International arts and culture society of young artists living in Vienna.