YOLO: Year of Learning + Outreach

YOLO connects creatives and organizations to resources, learning and community.


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Grants + Opportunities

Center for Craft Seeks Teaching Artist Cohort

Deadline November 30, 2022

Twenty-one mid-career craft artists will receive an unrestricted grant of $10,000 and participate in an 8-month cohort experience where they will be guided through training that encourages and sustains a generative practice as both artists and educators.

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Stochastic Labs Summer Residency, Berkeley, California

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

The Stochastic Labs offers fully-sponsored residencies to engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access, a $1,000 monthly stipend and a budget for materials.

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $500 and $3,000 for experimental artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

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Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

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Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000.

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Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

The Adobe Creative Residency program supports creators of visual digital work, offering grants of $500–$5,000 for either a portfolio project or a paid Adobe project commission.

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Awesome Foundation On the Water Grant

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

This grant awards $1,000 per month to a water-focused project that brings creativity, culture, and inclusion to the water or provides a new way of thinking about the water. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world.

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Online Resources

Media List

Please note this media list will be updated as people change roles at the various media sites.

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Action Planning Template

Writing down your short-term and long-term goals will help you define and focus on what is important to you and allow you to create steps to make them a reality.

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Discover residency programs using the open call deadlines listings from Artist Communities Alliance (ACA)


Social Media 101

Social Media 101: Sharing Your Work and Spreading Your Word by social media strategist, Meredith Wagner. Contact Meredith for consulting at

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Small Business Funding Center

Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business

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Business of Art

Business of Art: An Artist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment (3rd Edition)

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Community loan fund

Forge Community Loan Fund


Let your most passionate fans support your creative work via monthly membership.

Patreon for Artists and Creators

Storytelling for Change

Improve your public speaking by uncovering and communicating your personal story.

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Kiva NWA

Kiva is a non-profit that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world.

Kiva Hub NWA - Microloans

W9 Form

Fillable W9 form from site

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