Innovate Grant – Grants for Artists and Photographers

Deadline: 11 February 2020
Open to: visual artists and photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world  
Benefits: Innovate Grant distributes USD550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer


Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants.

They believe that new ideas come from sparks of inspiration and aim to provide just that, access to small and mighty bursts of financial support so that you can focus on making your important and innovative work.

Innovate Grant was created out of the frustration of applying to grants with time-consuming requirements. These lengthy applications took valuable time and energy away from making new work. Countless hours were always sacrificed in either writing artist statements, crafting project proposals and getting letters of recommendation.

It is believed that time is one of the most valuable components for fostering creativity and innovation. The aim of Innovate Grant is to provide the time the artists need to be fully immersed in their ideas and in creating the work.

Keeping the grant process simple enables Innovate Grant to continue to support their customers on their important journey of creation, inspiration, and innovation


Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted:


  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Film / Video
  • Mixed Media
  • Installation
  • New Media


  • Portrait
  • Conceptual
  • Still Life
  • Black + White
  • Documentary
  • Street
  • Composite
  • Collage


Innovate Grant distributes USD 550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. Grant cycles are in the spring, summer, fall, and winter.

How to apply

They believe your work should speak for itself and our grant application reflects that. All that they require is:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Website (Optional)
  • Grant Category
  • 3-5 Images of Your Work

For more information, please visit the official website.