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Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Emergency Grants Program

In keeping with FCA’s mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, applicants must demonstrate that their artistic practice falls within this context. Created in 1993, Emergency Grants provides prompt funding for innovative visual and performing artists who:

Have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding

Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad. Grants range in amount from $200 to $2,000.

Emergency Grant applications are reviewed monthly by a volunteer committee of established artists. We recommend applying within 6-8 weeks of your performance or exhibition date. You should apply no sooner than 8 weeks prior to when funding is needed.

For information on current Emergency Grantees please follow FCA on Facebook and Instagram.

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