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Grants, Fellowships, Residencies



Listings of Grant and Fellowship Opportunities

Agents Query describes and links to sources of grants for individual writers:

Alliance of Artists’ Communities Includes not only a directory of residency but also tips for choosing a residency and for applying:

Grants and Awards Database, PEN, is a database is available by subscription and lists almost 1,400 grants, awards, and residencies, both within and byond the United States:

Poets & Writers Magazine lists upcoming deadlines and information for contests, competitions, awards, and grants via a free online database:*&.

The Writer’s Chronicle,a publication of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), lists upcoming deadlines for contests and grants: See also AWP's "The Writer's News" online, an updated daily listing of "developments in the writing world, including award . . . announcements":

Related article: Freeman, Ru. "The Writing Residency," Writer's Chronicle, September 2013, available at

Grant /Fellowship Information Centers and Agencies

Associated Grant Makers (AGM) is a membership organization that offers information and searchable databases to grant makers and grant seekers of all kinds. For information about free access to Grant Information Centers in New England, go to

The Foundation Center offers helpful grant information. For grants for organizations or communities, see in particular the 990-PF database. These records reveal funding patterns and amounts given by local, regional, and national corporate and private foundations. For individuals seeking grants, visit for several helpful tools, including "Foundation Grants to Individuals Online" and "Grantseeking Basics for Individuals." The Foundation Center materials are available in New Hampshire at these libraries:

Concord Public Library:

Lamson Library, Plymouth State University:

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) offers a limited number of literature fellowships, as well as funds for arts groups and events. The online application for fellowships is the only option and is somewhat complicated; give yourself plenty of time to prepare an application. Go to

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA) offers a limited number of Individual Artist Fellowships, as well as Artist Entrepreneurial Grants: The NHSCA also maintains a page of useful tips about grant writing:


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