FfAI  supports contemporary visual arts and culture        

provides support to new and alternative forms of institutions for operations, projects and research

         makes grants to individuals for research and travel

Organizations may submit an inquiry for an institutional grant or project funding or research support. If your organization is in the U.S., it must be classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

If it is not in the U.S., your organization must be created and operated exclusively for charitable and/or educational purposes.

The inquiry form will enable you to describe your organization’s recent activities and future plans.

An inquiry is the first step in FfAI’s two-part application process. Based on your inquiry, your organization may be invited to apply for a grant.

Individuals may submit an inquiry for a Fund for Arts Research grant of $7,500 for research and travel. Eligible individuals are curators, critics, writers, and others who are active in organizing projects in contemporary arts and culture.

The inquiry form will enable you to describe the research you may wish to pursue as well as your recent activities. Your proposed research must be self-determined, independent of any institutional or professional obligations.

There is no additional application process for Fund for Arts Research grants. Based on your inquiry, we will let you know if you are selected to receive a grant.

Organizations and individuals should be sure to become familiar with FfAI’s focus and priorities, and carefully review our recent activities, before proceeding.

All inquiries and applications are submitted online.

FfAI does not have a calendar of fixed dates for receiving or reviewing submissions. You may submit an inquiry at any time. We will try to give you an answer as promptly as possible, but it might take up to six months.