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Patty Gallager in Mistake of the Goddess (Hayavadana), 2013.

Access essential resources for securing extramural funding

The Arts Division Research Development Director is Stephanie Moore,, D-166 Porter, 831 459 4973.

Faculty Services

Contact Arts Research Development Office to:

  • Create a strategic funding plan
  • Identify the best funding opportunities for your work
  • Apply for a grant or fellowship


Graduate Services

  • Workshops and trainings

Interested in residencies? Creative Capital publishes a list of residencies for artists.


Don't forget to review "MULTIPLE FIELDS" at the end of this list.






Human Rights Center Fellowship for Documentary:  Deadline: March 1, 2017  
disregard date on site -- howevever, you want to apply, you must email Gustavo Vazquez, for more info.

Catapult Film Fund: Rolling. Early support for documentary film projects for fundraising purposes. $20,000.

Fledgling Fund & *new* Special Fund for Rapid Deployment: Rolling. Grants for social issue documentary film projects. $25,000

Sundance Institute: Documentary Fund Program: Rolling. For ndependent nonfiction films. Other Grants/Programs available.  Variable $.






Chamber Music America - New Jazz Works grant, Supports creation of new works through live performances and recordings. March 5, 2017.
      Application Workshop: February 23, 1:00 PM ET

Chamber Music America - Classical Commissioning For US-based presentation of new works by American composers. April 2, 2017.
     Application Workshops: February 22, March 9, & March 21, 1:00 PM ET

NE Foundation for the Arts - National Dance Project Production Grant For artists/companies to create new works. March 1, 2017.

NE Foundation for the Arts - National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant For artists/companies to create new works. March 6, 2017.



Arts Extramural Funding Tools

For faculty and graduate students.

Institute for Humanities Research Funding Snapshot (Faculty and Grads)

Graduate Division and Minority Fellowships

Film and Digital Media External Funding for Graduate Students

Grants databases and search engines for faculty and graduate students.

Community of Science Pivot

Foundation Center Philanthropy News Digest

Grants from Federal Agencies (

New York Foundation for the Arts

UCLA GRAPES (Grads Only)

Extramural Funding Opportunities By Field


UCSC Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)

Does your grant require that you submit through a nonprofit or a fiscal sponsor? If so, faculty will work with both the RGC and OSP.

All applications with cost share that are submitted through the university must send a draft budget and abstract to the Office of Sponsored Projects analyst Amber Burke,, 10 working days (20 working days if there is cost share) in advance of the external deadline.

Contact me at for assistance with your application.



Arts Division Sample Applications

UCSC Arts faculty may review the Division's recent successful applications: ACLS, California Documentary Project, NEH, NSF, Guggenheim, and more! Contact for access.

Proposal Writing Guidance

What You Need to Know to Get [Your Project] Funded by the NEH (written about the film grant, but applicable to all NEH grants)

Writing Proposals for ACLS Fellowship Competitions

Getting that First Grant (for Graduate Students)

Tools and Statistics

UCSC Graduate Student Researcher Cost Estimator

UCSC Diversity Statistics (Office of Broader Impacts)