September Grants and Funding Opportunities
100+ grants and funding opportunities for musicians, filmmakers, poets, artists, and small businesses.
If you missed our August newsletter or haven’t visited our site in a while, 80+ grants are featured, with dozens still due before the end of the month.
For September, we’ve found 100+ funding opportunities.
Here you can find funding for:
Choreographers & Dancers
We’ll watch for new grants, so bookmark this page and check back in weekly.
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Grants For Creators is a monthly newsletter sharing the latest funding opportunities for creative people and small businesses.
Our small team of creators, grant consultants, and former grant administrators do all of the time-consuming research, so all you have to do is review and apply.
Last month I opened up my calendar for one-on-one grant-finding sessions, and here’s my biggest takeaway.
We count ourselves out TOO quickly.
Let me repeat.
Our narrow view of what funding opportunities we qualify for is holding us back.
The exact grant you are looking for may or may not exist, so keep an open mind and ask yourself can I creatively tell a story aligned with this funder or funding opportunity?
If the answer is yes, shoot your shot.
Resources For Creators
Plutus Foundation Impact Summit is a virtual event for financial content creators and all who touch financial content across the internet. Sessions include lively discussions about building your community and business.
Join me on Friday, September 22nd, for a panel discussion on new ways to build and connect with your community.
Calling all Black podcasters, meet me at Afros and Audio!
Happening in Baltimore, October 21-22nd, I’m teaching how to attract lucrative podcast sponsorships and charge more, even if you have less than 5,000 or even 1,000 downloads per month. Use the promo code ‘dd2023afau’ to save $20 off your ticket.
Are you a podcaster interested in growing or monetizing your podcast via sponsorships? Ready for your show to open up new opportunities for you personally and professionally? I have open spots for my one-on-one podcast coaching program, which you can learn more about here.
1. Curious Creators Grants
The Curious Elixirs team will award $1,500 in unrestricted funds to support artists creating new, original works from each category: comedy, food & beverage, images, movement, music, style, visual arts, and words.
Deadline: September 8, 2023
2. The Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program
This program awards 50 fellowships each academic year. Applicants may apply as individuals or in groups of two to three people working on the same project. Applications from scholars and artists proposing innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeks to engage audiences beyond academia are welcomed. Fellows receive a stipend of $78,000 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses.
Deadline: September 14, 2023
3. Elevate Creators Fund
Removing financial barriers for creatives, this grant awards $20,000 to grow your creative business.
Deadline: September 15, 2023, late deadline (August 28th official deadline)
4. [NEW] The North America Creator Inclusion Fund
This opportunity is open to all creators and content producers who share fashion & beauty content for the plus-size community. Participants will receive a grant in cash and ad credits, an amount to be determined, in addition to resources and hands-on learning sessions with Pinterest and industry experts.
Deadline: September 17, 2023
5. [NEW] Travelers’ Tales Sponsors Solas Awards
The Solas Awards honor writers whose work inspires others to explore. They’re looking for the best stories about travel and the world: funny, illuminating, adventurous, uplifting, scary, inspiring, poignant stories that reflect the unique alchemy that occurs when you enter unfamiliar territory and begin to see the world differently as a result. The grand prize for ‘Best Travel Story of the Year’ is up to $1,000.
Deadline: September 21, 2023
6. [NEW] California x Culture Bearers & Artist Disruptors Awards
This opportunity will provide two strands for this award for 30 Culture Bearers and 30 Artist Disruptors. Culture Bearers and Artists Disruptors must live and/or work in specific California zip codes (based on the California Healthy Places Index within the bottom 25th Quartile; HIP). Each award is $15,000 to develop new or existing projects and/or content that advances at least one of the CAC’s focus areas.
Deadline: September 22, 2023
7. [NEW] Prospect Art Open Call for Los Angeles-based Visual Artists
As part of this initiative, Prospect Art is offering a $1,500 project grant to support the creating of innovative and groundbreaking art projects. Their mission is to empower artists to expand their creative boundaries, take risks, and explore new artistic frontiers.
Deadline: September 24, 2023
8. [NEW] The 2023 #SupportSmallBiz Grant
Small Business Majority and Support Latino Business kick off this third annual grant, honoring and celebrating diverse small businesses nationwide! The business must have at least one Latino/x founder with at least 50% ownership. Four (4) awardees will receive $2,500 each.
Deadline: September 28, 2023
9. [NEW] Youth Speaks Individual Arts Fellowship - For Northern Californian Artists Only
This opportunity provides unrestricted funding and state-wide recognition to California artists at key career moments, elevating their capacity for continued contributions to the field and the state. Grant Awards Range from $5,000 – $50,000.
Deadline: September 30, 2023