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Ajkun Ballet Theatre Fund
Enthused on The Mutual Education and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Fulbright-Hayes), a cornerstone of United States public diplomacy and an integral component of foreign policy today, The AjkunBT Fund was conceived in the year 2000 as an entity of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre organization, a New York based 501 C3 governed by a Board of Directors, a Board of Advisors and a Board of Trustees. The Fund provides financial and professional nourishment to artists throughout the years, with primary focus to open the avenues of opportunity in the professional world of dance, allowing cultural exchanges meant to strengthen relationships, understanding and communication with other countries, education about other cultures, and aiming to enhance appreciation and trust as valuable skills for living in a global community.
Ajkun Ballet Theatre
Dancer's Ring
193 Cross Street
New York, NY 10464-1225

Artist Resource Center
artSource is an online, searchable database that houses professional artist opportunities, including art-related employment and internships; civic engagement and volunteer opportunities; grants and residencies; exhibitions and competitions; public art commissions; arts community resources; and studio space. Please visit for registration links.
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 369-3635 or
(800) 591-1474

Art Resource Network
This website has resources both online and textual that assist in the grant-writing process for individual artists or arts organizations. This site has a link to the Corporation of Public Broadcasting website on how to write effective grants. The CPB Web site has some helpful tips but the sample projects mostly focus on broadcasting and producing instead of the arts in general.

Associated Grantmakers of Massachusetts
Publishes an annual Directory of Massachusetts Grantmakers, a comprehensive list of profiles of Massachusetts grant makers, including contact information, application procedures and a glossary of grant makers by funding interests. Has a free, comprehensive resource library and searchable database of funders. The group hosts regular workshops on different funding topics.
55 Court Street, Suite 520
Boston, MA 02108
Directions and map to AGM:
(617) 426-2606

Cambridge Arts Council
The Cambridge Arts Council's yearly grant program funds high quality artistic projects to benefit the people of Cambridge. The council also offers grant writing workshops to guide artists and organizations with the preparation for applying to this event. Workshops take place in September and October prior to the mid-October grant. Information about this grant process is located at our website below.
344 Broadway
(617) 349-4380

Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Offers workshops on grant writing and publicity. Hosts an annual Arts & the Media conference covering the basics of grant writing and publicity.
42 Brattle Street
(617) 547-6789

Cambridge Community Foundation
Through grants, technical assistance and partnerships the organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Cambridge residents. On the areas of focus for their grants is "Arts and the Environment".
99 Bishop Allen Drive
(617) 576-9966

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.

Creative Capital
Creative Capital provides financial and advisory support to artists pursuing projects in Emerging fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. Information sessions are held around the country to help artists prepare their grants.
65 Bleecker Street
7th Floor
New York, N.y. 10012
(212) 598-9900

The Foundation Center
contains an online orientation that ends with a step-by-step grant writing process. Holistic support for artists through grant programs by providing assistance in planning and presentation. The site addresses individual grant seekers as well as non-profit organizations. A short online course in grant writing is also offered by the organization.
Their Philanthropy News Digest has recently compiled a range of web resources for the arts community.

The Fundsnet Services Online
Contains an extensive list of fundraising and grant-writing resources, books, and other informational web sites. All the information provided by this web site is for non-profits of different disciplines.

Grant Craft, a project of the Ford Foundation, is a source of practical wisdom for grant makers on the tools and techniques of effective grant making.

Harvard Office of the Arts
This office is an advocate for both the student engagements in art and the accomplished innovater. The office provides artist development fellowships, project grants, and music lesson subsidies.
74 Mt. Auburn Street.
(617) 495-8676

The J.C. Downing Foundation, provides general guidelines to the grant making process. It is a very organized guide to move a grant writer through the process of finding potential funders and reviewing successful proposals to actually writing the grant and presenting the finished proposal.

LEF Foundation
This private foundation supports contemporary work in film, architecture, design and visual and performing arts.
LEF New England
PO Box 382066
Cambridge, MA 02238-2066
(617) 492-5333
Grants Advisor: Marina Drummer

Massachusetts Cultural Council
State agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in arts, humanities and sciences.
10 St. James Ave. 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 727-3668

MIT Office of the Arts
This MIT office is the administrative headquarters for coordinating, supporting and facilitating arts activities for the school
77 Massachusetts Ave., 10-280
(617) 253-8312

National Endowment for the Arts
The NEA is an independent agency established by congress to support artistic excellence, creativity and innovation through financial assistance.
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20506
(202) 682-5400

New England Foundation for the Arts
NEFA is a non-profit organization providing grants, program initiatives, resources, and partnerships among artists and groups.
145 Tremont St. 7th floor
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 951-0010

Non-Profit Guides: Grant-Writing Tools for Non-Profit Organizations is a non-profit guide with tools designed for grant-writing assistance. It contains guidelines and sample proposals. This site seems to be geared toward highly-organized non-profits with yearly budgets.

Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Fellowships are available to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of promise and accomplishments for development of their work in academics and the arts.
Fellowship Program
Radcliffe Institute
Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street
Cambridge MA 02138
(617) 495-8212

Turkey Land Cove Foundation
Turkey Land Cove Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing need-based grants to women. TLC Foundation provides a quiet space for women to progress toward a defined goal, complete a project, develop tools to propel their lives in a new direction.
Turkey Land Cove Foundation
Post Office Box 11
Edgartown, MA 02539

VSA Arts of Massachusetts
Offers ADA Cultural Access Grants for organizations proposing innovative ways to include artists with disabilities and to attract audiences including those with disabilities.
The NonProfit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 350-7713
TTY: (617) 350-6536



Grants Information Collection
Complete Book of Model Fund-Raising Letters
, by Roland Kuniholm, Paramus, NJ; Prentice Hall, 1995 (GIC: HG177/k86/1995). "Contains 350 samples and excerpts of fund-raising letters of various types. Includes letters for new donor acquisition, soliciting repeat gifts, and specialty letters such as referrals, volunteer solicitation, and contribution acknowledgement."

Getting Funded: a Complete Guide to Proposal Writing, by Mary Hall. 3d. ed. Portland, OR: "This painless workbook-like text first covers how to undertake the necessary planning and information-gathering tasks prior to the writing of proposal. After it outlines other considerations such as how to respond to Requests for Porposals (RSPs), it then leads the reader into the principles involved in the actual writing of an excellent guide for both individuals and nonprofits."

Grant Proposal.Com, by Elizabeth Howell Brunner, " resources for both advanced grant writing consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff." Includes step-by-step guides to writing inquiry letters and grant proposals. Includes statistics, tips, FAQs, and testimonials from grantmakers and grantseekers.

The Individual's Guide to Grants, by Judith Margolin. "Gives suggestions for carrying out a search for grants and writing a proposal. The book also explains the role of fiscal sponsorship for individual grantseekers."