Art (Studio Art)

A guide to recommended and specialized resources AND research information for Studio Art students.


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Helpful Tools

The following are some useful tools for idenitfying funding partners and preparing grant applications.

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. While much of the Center's work focuses on foundation funding for organizations and "causes," it also provides information, resources, and tools for Individual Grantseekers.

The following sections of the Center's web site are especailly relevant for visual artists.

The Salt Lake City Public Library provides IN-LIBRARY access to the Center's database for Individual Grantseekers, which allows you to search for foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers. It describes giving for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only and general welfare.


The mission of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. NYFA carries out this mission by:

  • offering direct financial assistance and professional development and information/resources to artists and organizations that serve artists
  • supporting arts programs in the community
  • building collaborative relationships with others who advocate for the arts in New York State and throughout the country.

Other Resources

Library Research Guide: Grants

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