Innovate Grants for Artists and Photographers

Deadline: 25 August 2020
Open to: visual Artists and photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world
Benefits: innovate Grant distributes USD 550.00 grants each quarter


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.

They believe that time is one of the most valuable components to fostering creativity and innovation. Their aim is to provide the time you need to be fully immersed in your ideas and in creating your work.

Keeping the grant process simple enables them to continue to support you on your 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:


  • 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.

Winners will be featured on our website and will receive a one time unrestricted USD 550.00 grant. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.

The application fee of $25 USD (non-refundable) helps offset our administrative costs, enabling us to continue to support artists and the creation of their innovative work.

How to Apply?

All that they require is your:

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

For more information, and in order to apply, please visit the official web page.