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Arts Fellowships & Grants

Please visit each website for details about eligibility and application.

Smithsonian-Wide (SI) and Smithsonian Unit, varying deadlines.

  • Centrally funded opportunities that place fellows throughout the Smithsonian and at each of the museums, research centers and other units

(In addition to the grants below, the UCSC Arts Research Development Office posts an Arts Funding Snapshot each month with funding sources. They also list links to many other graduate student grants & fellowships.)

The Caucus Foundation, deadline for round 1 is February 26, deadline for round 2 is June 1.

  • For students enrolled in an accredited school. The grant is meant to assist worthy students in completing their student thesis film, TV program, video or interactive projects.


Student Academy Awards, deadline June 1, 2021.

  • The Student Academy Awards is an international student film competition, established in 1972. Each year, college and university film students from all over the world compete for awards and cash grants, with films being judged in the following categories: Animation, Documentary, Live Action Narrative and Alternative/Experimental.