Winthrop University: Grants and Sponsored Research Development - Private Sponsors Art Ed

Private Sponsors Art Education


Abney Foundation

To make grants for innovative and creative projects, and to programs which are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of education, health, social service and cultural affairs.


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American Educational Research Association

Research Conferences Program

  • Awards grants for conferences intended to break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute to education research.


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Charles Koch Foundation

  • K—12 Education Research Grants
  • Funds scholarships, research on K—12 education, teacher and curriculum support, and community non-profits that help children reach their full potential


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Deupree Family Foundation

Supports education, social services, animal welfare and the environment


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Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Education, arts, community, environment, healthcare, and peace


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Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation

Art Spark Grant ($1,000)

  • Inspires creativity among artists involved in the fine arts or those involved in teaching creativity or fine arts (not limited to art teachers)
  • Artists or art programs that need a small grant to pay for the production, publication or exhibition of their works.
  • Artists or teachers who need art supplies or additional tools to support the completion of their creative works or to enhance creative opportunities for their students.
  • Artists or teachers who are working with geriatric/hospice support programs involving painting, sculpting, writing or music to benefit the lives of their patients.
  • Artists or teachers or artists who are developing creative programs or projects that use elements of the fine arts to benefit returning military personnel.
  • Teachers or artists who need "micro-grants" to develop artistic and creative programs to meet the special needs of developmentally delayed children


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National Art Education Association

  • Support innovative initiatives in instructional practice, research, and leadership in visual arts education
  • Honor those who create a lasting impression on the future through visual arts education by nominating a member for an NAEA award
  • Apply for a National Art Education Foundation grant


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Education; arts and culture; civic and community outreach; sustainability and the environment; and disaster relief.


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South Arts

  • Support the artistic and professional growth and success of artists in the South
  • Support impactful arts-based programs that recognize and address trends and evolving needs of diverse communities in the South


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Wallace Foundation

  • Arts Education
  • Afterschool
  • Building Audiences for the Arts
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Summer Learning
  • Only fund Requests for Proposals


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Yip Harburg Foundation

Funds new projects:

  • Action-oriented projects with small operating budgets which, due to the controversial, risky or innovative nature of their work, have little access to traditional funding
  • Mass media and theatre projects which educate and inform about serious issues
  • Projects extending over a specific time period, with a focused, concrete goal and clear social impact
  • Social and Economic Justice
  • Educational Opportunity
  • New Works of Political Art
  • First submit a brief e-mail of inquiry


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Last Updated: 1/12/23