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External Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships

  • CAA’s Professional-Development Fellowships program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs nationwide. Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio.
  • Antonio Cirino Memorial Art Education Fellowship
    Applicants must be Rhode Island residents (for at least five years). Preference is given to visual artists. Scholarships to Rhode Island artists in all concentrations who need financial assistance towards graduate education and want to pursue a teaching career in the arts. This scholarship is renewable.
  • Established in 1988, The Stobart Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust formed by artist John Stobart as a venue through which to inspire, support and strengthen the passion and commitment of artists who paint directly from nature. The foundation provides individual grants to artists. Please visit the foundation’s website for details and instructions on how to apply.
  • The objective of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation is to promote, by its charitable activities, an appreciation of traditional expression in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking, by aiding worthy art students, artists or sculptors who need further training or other assistance during their formative years. Awards are limited to candidates in the early stages of their careers and who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. The terms of the Foundation's Charter preclude consideration of non-objective art. The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year.


  • The American Indian Arts Council (AIAC) is a multifaceted community arts organization dedicated to encouraging and fostering the highest level of achievement in the artistic expressions of Native American visual and performing arts, while preserving the rich heritage, culture, and traditions of all American Indian People. The AIAC has been in existence since August 1989.
  • Art Deadline List provides a list of art contests and competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships, grants, and fellowships, art festivals, call of entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages.
  • Institutions may nominate candidates for MFA fellowships from the Dedalus Foundation. The foundation awards two grants to final-year MFA students matriculated at a college, university or art school in the United States. The grants provide benefits in the form of a $20,000 fellowship award. The application process requires schools to nominate MFA candidates for the grant. An eligible student interested in this grant should contact the chair of his art department for more information.