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Michigan Artist Grants and Funding Opportunities 

Listing of Michigan artist grants and funding opportunities.  Updated monthly.  

​Resources for visual artists in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Resources include grant opportunities for artists, fellowships, artist studios, vending and market opportunities, art fairs, and more.  The mission of this resource guide is to serve and support artists in the West Michigan area with tools to elevate their careers.

Downtown Grand Rapids Activate Grant

DGRI is seeking proposals for installations that could be hosted within our city for January 6 through March 5, 2023 for our annual World of Winter Festival in Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. 

All proposals must be able to withstand wintry weather including cold, rain, sleet, hail, snow, wind, and ice. The committee is particularly interested in interactive installations with light and that are enjoyable both day and night. Successful proposals will be funded through DGRI’s Activate Grant program. The program is making $150,000 available for projects that will activate Downtown public spaces. Individual projects can seek up to $10,000 each.


Applications due: September 25th, 2022.

Apply here.


The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists, as well as one of the most substantial. It is one of the longest-standing foundations, with an illustrious history of recipients spanning more than half a century. It is also unique in its scope, in that it is available to students and artists around the world.

Applicants must work within a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking. No other artistic activities or disciplines are funded. 

Applicants must be in the early stage of their career, either as a student or as an emerging artist in the process of launching their career. 


This grant has no application due date.


Apply here.


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