My Favorite Resources for Grants, Fellowships & Other Opportunities for Artists & Writers

Thank you for attending my presentation on Grants & Other Funding Opportunities for Writers & Artists. I hope it was helpful. I’d love to hear about your experiences — and hopefully, your successes — as you navigate these waters. 

As promised here are my favorite resources that I check periodically for creative opportunities. I will update this page when I discover new lists or programs that impress me. So please check back regularly. By the way, this is a “hidden” page, in that it isn’t referenced within this website’s menu or structure. I share it only with clients and workshop attendees. So please be sure to save (bookmark) the page address in your browser.

I also post interesting opportunities for artists and writers on Facebook (Sally Wiener Grotta) and Twitter (@SallyWGrotta). Many of those that I post on social media won’t appear on this page, because they’re individual programs that may or may not be repeated annually. 

Don’t forget to check your state, county and local arts councils for grants and other opportunities.

Lists of Grants, Residencies, etc.

A Couple of Noteworthy Organizations

  • Speculative Literature Foundation has several grants for science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers
  • Creative Capital – Highly competitive fellowship program. Even if you don’t apply (or don’t win a fellowship) get on their emailing list for monthly listings of other organizations’ grants, fellowships, and residencies.


I usually avoid those programs that require paying an entry fee. The few times I have broken that rule is when the organization will provide something of value to me (such as a subscription to a respected literary magazine), regardless of whether or not my application is successful. One other rare exception is when I feel strongly about the organization’s mission and achievements, and want to support it, whether or not they decide to support me.


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