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The Public Art Network is the only service program in the United States that serves public art professionals and communities developing public art programs and projects. PAN is a program of Americans for the Arts. Membership in Americans for the Arts includes access to all of their professional networks. PAN has it’s own listserv, which provides members the ability to post questions, network with colleagues, and keep up to date with current events in the field.
Funding for Individuals and Organizations
Thirty billion dollars in personal and business grants will be awarded this year. There are fourteen hundred federal programs, twenty-four thousand state programs, thirty thousand private foundations, and twenty thousand scholarship programs available offering funding for personal and business use.
Knowing where to begin can be overwhelming, but locating organizations for funding is relatively simple. The book, The Complete Guide to Government Grants offers information and contacts for anyone. For those seeking funds online, www.grants.gov is a Federal government website that allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. For specialized funding, books such as, Funding for Women and Minorities are also available to assist in your research. The Foundation Center, www.fdncenter.org provides a wealth of information for those seeking funds, including helpful tools for searching, answers to commonly asked questions, and links to thousands of private foundations granting funds.
The following organizations offering grant money were located online.
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Creative Capital Foundation
Funding is available for artists working in experimental approaches in media, visual, and performing arts from $5,000 to $50,000. For more information or for an application call, 1-212-598-9900.
James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Offering a $25,000 research grant to support projects or research in the decorative arts field, professional degree or ten years experience required. For more information call, 1-212-691-3229
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
380 West Broadway, New York, New York 10012
National Endowment for the Arts
Awarding up to $40,000 in grants. For information call, 1-202-606-8200
World Studio Foundation
For information call, 1-212-807-0024
P.A.N. (Public Art Network)
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Black Rock Arts Foundation
Grants are awarded to artwork which improves the community, in the amounts of $500 to $10,000.
For information call 1-415-626-1248
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Artists and Communities
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The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) exists to support the conservation professionals who preserve our cultural heritage. As the only national membership organization in the United States dedicated to the preservation of cultural material, the AIC plays a crucial role in establishing and upholding professional standards, promoting research and publications, providing educational opportunities, and fostering the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals, and the public.
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Public Art Program Links
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