Artist Grants

Where Creatives & Cause Based Communities Go To Grow!

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

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Why do we offer grants?

Causability recognizes that creatives are often asked to donate their art or time to nonprofits without payment. This mindset can contribute to an undeserved or ‘starving artist’ stereotype. 

We are changing this.

By empowering creatives, nonprofits and communities can benefit much more from collaborating together on a project rather than just creatives one-time ‘gifting’ their art away. 

Therefore, we’re offering three $5K grants to empower and encourage cause collaboration:

Each grant is $5000.00 providing creatives the ability to collaboratively develop an creative related event, program or fundraiser with a local nonprofit.

 

We Empower Creators to Partner with Nonprofits

Causability (Grantor) is one of the only nonprofit organizations in the United States providing direct grants (grantees) to creatives, providing them the ability to collaborate with nonprofits (causes), to co-create programs while mutually benefiting both themselves and a community. 

Causability grants are meant to support the work and practice of creatives currently not working with nonprofits, and are specifically for developing new programs with nonprofits (causes) through a mutual collaboration.                                                     

Grants recipients (creatives) are available to use all mediums and disciplines, although special emphasis is on primarily developing events or programs (causes) assisting underserved and/or socio-economically marginalized areas. 

The collaboration must include one or more of the following disciplines:

  • A program for special events, workshops or performances, focusing on audience participation to unite and foster interactivity, building community through the use of visual arts, dance, theater, and music.  It also must be mutually beneficial to the nonprofit and the community it serves with full collaboration from the artists. 
  •  A program can be designed and used as a vehicle for fundraising. The fundraising program must be focused on fostering community involvement, while simultaneously uplifting and providing resources within the community. 

Funding for Causability’s grants comes from private donors, individual supporters, and revenue percentages from our partner site Art For Your Cause.

Examples of cause categories:

Environmental

Animals

Arts & Culture

Civil Rights & Social Action

Disaster Relief

Education

Medical

People
(Humanitarian, LGBTQ+)

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