Grants for Artists and Photographers

Grants for Artists
and Photographers

Grants for Artists and Photographers

Grants for Artists and Photographers

We’ve made grants simple, so you can focus on making your innovative work.

Winter 2024 Cycle Now Open for Submissions
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We’ve made grants simple, so you can focus on making your innovative work

Winter 2024 Cycle Now Open for Submissions

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Innovate Grant Recipient in Art – Zoe Schweiger

Innovate Grant
supports artists
and photographers through quarterly  $1,800.00 grants

Innovate Grant
supports artists and photographers 
through quarterly 
$1,800.00 grants

Innovate Grant distributes (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. 

Our newly increased $1,800.00 grants
act as mighty sparks of financial support that ignite your creative development.

Our grant cycles are open (4) times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall) giving you more opportunities to access the support you need.

Our process is simple so you spend less time on the application and more time making your important work.

Innovate Grant distributes (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. 

Our newly increased $1,800.00 grants
act as mighty sparks of financial support that ignite your creative development.

Our grant cycles are open 4 times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall) giving you more opportunities to access the support you need.

Our process is simple so you spend less time on the application and more time making your important work.

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Simple Process

Simple Process

We believe your work should speak for itself and our grant application reflects that

We believe your work should speak for itself and our grant application reflects that

We believe your work should speak for itself and our grant application reflects that

Our grant application is straight forward so that you can spend your valuable hours making new work rather than on time-consuming requirements like writing statements, proposals, and obtaining letters of recommendation.

Our grant application is straight forward so that you can spend your valuable hours making new work rather than on time-consuming requirements like writing statements, proposals, and obtaining letters of recommendation.

All that we require is your:
— Name
— Email
— Grant Category (Art or Photography)
— Images of Your Work
— Application Fee

All that we require is your:
— Name
— Email
— Grant Category (Art or Photography)
— Images of Your Work
– Application Fee

Jakob Eckstein Fall 2023 Innovate Grant Recipient

Innovate Grant Recipient in Photography – Jakob Eckstein

Eligibility

Eligibility

We accept and encourage submissions from applicants 18 years or older, from around the world within the following two categories:

We accept and encourage submissions from applicants 18 years or older, from around the world within the following two categories:

Art

Art

Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Sculpture, Film / Video, Mixed Media, Installation, New Media

Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Sculpture, Film / Video, Mixed Media, Installation, New Media

Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Sculpture, Film / Video, Mixed Media, Installation, New Media
abstract-painting

Photography

Photography

Portrait, Conceptual, Still Life, Black + White, Documentary, Street, Composite, Collage

Portrait, Conceptual, Still Life, Black + White, Documentary, Street, Composite, Collage

Portrait, Conceptual, Still Life, Black + White, Documentary, Street, Composite, Collage
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Innovate Grant Recipient in Art – Bianca Barandun

Innovate Grant Recipient in Art – Bianca Barandun

These mighty bursts of financial
support aim to help you

These small and mighty bursts of financial
support aim to help you

These mighty bursts of financial support aim to help you

Develop New Ideas
Experiment with New Forms
& Create New Work

Develop New Ideas
Experiment with New Forms
& Create New Work

Develop New Ideas
Experiment with New Forms
& Create New Work

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Innovate Grant Recipient in Art – Joanna Wierzbicka 

Innovate Grant Recipient in Art – Joanna Wierzbicka

The Awards

The Awards


$3,600.00 


$3,600.00

in cash prizes per quarter,
four times a year 

in cash prizes per quarter,
four times a year 

1 x $1,800.00 Artist

1 x $1,800.00 Artist

1 x $1,800.00 Photographer

1 x $1,800.00 Photographer

12 x Honorable Mentions

12 x Honorable Mentions

Selected artists and photographers will also receive: 

Selected artists and photographers will also receive: 

  • Feature Profiles highlighted in Winners section
  • Interview Pages highlighted in Winners section
  • Social media promotion of current, new work, announcements, and exhibitions on our Instagram of over 73,000+ followers
  • Feature Profiles
  • Interview Pages
  • Social media promotion of current, new work, announcements, and exhibitions on our Instagram of over 73,000+ followers

Past Innovate Grant Winners

Past Innovate Grant Winners

"The Innovate Grant is truly a significant milestone for me as an artist. Despite my persistent efforts, I have never received a grant before, making this one even more meaningful to me. While the monetary value of the grant is undoubtedly beneficial, what I appreciate even more is the sense of validation that comes with it. Being an artist can be a solitary endeavor, much like stumbling around in the darkness, which makes receiving this grant feel like a flicker of light on my journey."
— Akshay Mahajan Winter 2023

"The Innovate Grant is truly a significant milestone for me as an artist. Despite my persistent efforts, I have never received a grant before, making this one even more meaningful to me. While the monetary value of the grant is undoubtedly beneficial, what I appreciate even more is the sense of validation that comes with it. Being an artist can be a solitary endeavor, much like stumbling around in the darkness, which makes receiving this grant feel like a flicker of light on my journey."
— Akshay Mahajan Winter 2023

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Shingo Yamazaki Past Innovate Grant Winner

"The Innovate Grant will not only provide a platform for my work to be seen, but also help me with financial energy to continue my practice contributing working towards a new body of work."
— Shingo Yamazaki Summer 2022

"The Innovate Grant will not only provide a platform for my work to be seen, but also help me with financial energy to continue my practice contributing working towards a new body of work."
— Shingo Yamazaki Summer 2022

"Receiving this grant will allow me to carry on with my project . . . It makes me so happy knowing that there are people out there who believe in what I do and want to support my practice. Thank you so much Innovate Grant."
— Giulia Parlato Fall 2020

"Receiving this grant will allow me to carry on with my project . . . It makes me so happy knowing that there are people out there who believe in what I do and want to support my practice. Thank you so much Innovate Grant."
— Giulia Parlato Fall 2020

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"I am truly grateful for this grant! It’s rare as an artist to receive this kind of unrestricted funding that so directly supports your practice. This grant will contribute to material costs and the production of my next body of works." — Lynnea Holland Weiss Winter 2020

"I am truly grateful for this grant! It’s rare as an artist to receive this kind of unrestricted funding that so directly supports your practice. This grant will contribute to material costs and the production of my next body of works." — Lynnea Holland Weiss Winter 2020

Adèle Aproh

Adèle Aproh

Paris, France

Paris, France

Adele Aproh

Hannah Altman

Hannah Altman

Boston, MA 

Boston, MA 

Hannah Altman

Kacy Jung

Shingo Yamazaki

San Francisco, CA

Los Angeles, CA

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Brian Van Lau

Brian Van Lau

Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

Brian Van Lau

Maya Fuji

Maya Fuji

San Francisco, CA 

San Francisco, CA

Maya Fuji Innovate Grant Winner Art

Akshay Mahajan

Akshay Mahajan

Goa, India

Goa, India

Akshay Mahajan Innovate Grant Winner Photography

Elke Foltz

Elke Foltz

Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

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Glauco Canalis

Glauco Canalis

London, UK + Milan, Italy 

London, UK + Milan, Italy

Glauco Canalis

Shingo Yamazaki

Shingo Yamazaki

Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco, CA

Shingo Yamazaki

Anton Kuehnhackl

Anton Kuehnhackl

Sebastopol, CA

Sebastopol, CA

Anton Kuehnhackl

Nadia Wolff

Nadia Wolff

Miami, FL

Miami, FL

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Amy Yeminne Kim

Amy Yeminne Kim

Odessa, TX

Odessa, TX

Amy Yeminne Kim

Rune Bering

Rung Bering

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Rune Bering

Rebecca Drolen

Rebecca Drolen

Fayetteville, AR

Fayetteville, AR

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Mahsa Merci

Mahsa Merci

Toronto, Canada

Toronto, CA

Mahsa Merci

Arielle Gray

Arielle Gray

New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT

Arielle Gray

Joanna Wierzbicka

Joanna Wierzbicka

Switzerland

Switzerland

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Joseph Rovegno

Joseph Rovegno

New York, NY

New York, NY

Joseph Rovegno

Parham Ghalamdar

Parham Ghalamdar

Manchester, UK

Manchester, UK

Parham Ghalamdar

Trenity Thomas

Trenity Thomas

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA

Trenity Thomas

Andrew Gray

Andrew Gray

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Andrew Gray

Sydney M. King

Sydney M. King

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Sydney King

Yannick Lowery

Yannick Lowery

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Yannick Lowery

Giulia Parlato

Giulia Parlato

Palermo, Italy + London, UK

Palermo, Italy + London, UK

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Bianca Barandun

Bianca Barandun

Zürich, CH + London, UK

Zürich, CH + London, UK

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Torrance Hall

Torrance Hall

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, Maryland

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Kylie Lockwood

Kylie Lockwood

Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI

Kylie Lockwood

Lindsey Kennedy

Lindsey Kennedy

Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, NM

Lindsey Kennedy Innovate Grant Winner

Lynnea Holland Weiss 

Lynnea Holland Weiss

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH

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Dylan Hausthor

Dylan Hausthor

New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT

Dylan Hausthor

Christine Atkinson

Christine Atkinson

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

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Brendon Kahn

Brendon Kahn

Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

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Joe Hedges

Joe Hedges

Pullman, WA

Pullman, WA

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Leafy Yeh

Leafy Yeh

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

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Margaret Jacobs

Margaret Jacobs

Enfield, NH

Enfield, NH

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Ceaphas Stubbs

Ceaphas Stubbs

Newark, NJ

Newark, NJ

Innovate Grant Photography Ceaphas Stubbs

Taylor O. Thomas

Taylor O. Thomas

Tampa, FL

Nashville, TN

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Shane Lavalette

Shane Lavalette

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, NY

Innovate Grant Photography Shane Lavalette

How to Apply

How to Apply

Simply Complete + Submit Your

Simply Complete
+ Submit Your

Name
Email
Grant Category

Images of Your Work
Application Fee

Name
Email
Grant Category

Images of Your Work
Application Fee

WINTER 2024 CYCLE NOW OPEN

Kylie Lockwood Past Innovate Grant Winner

Innovate Grant Recipient in Art – Kylie Lockwood

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