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Arts Business Accelerator Grant | Artwork Archive

Deadline: May 14th, 2021

Artwork Archive’s Art Business Accelerator Grant provides visual artists with unrestricted funds, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow and manage their art careers. It is designed to arm artists with the necessary business skills to succeed as artists and entrepreneurs—and to make a living through their artwork.

The grant is open to both emerging and established artists and comes with a 6-week-worth career-building course to improve candidates’ business skills, economic proficiency, marketing knowledge and more.

Candidates receive funding and one-on-one expert guidance in order to make the growth process easier, to gain confidence, and establish a solid business foundation for their art practice.


  • Grant Amount: 10 unrestricted cash grants of $2,500 each.
  • A lifetime Master Account with Artwork Archive (valued at $1,000).
  • Personal Mentorship by Experts.
  • All applicants will receive the career-building educational resources designed to drive career development.


Visual artists 21 and older who are working intentionally to better their communities and / or address community challenges directly through their work.

Examples of this could include, but are not limited to involvement in community projects, education, mentoring, and public art.

Visual artists (including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, installation, mixed media, and site-specific works) with a strong artistic focus in their discipline. We regret that we do not accept submissions for narrative film/video, music, performance or sound art, theatre, or dance.

Artists that have demonstrated high artistic quality, innovation, and creativity with a track record of participation in the arts for at least two (2) years.

Open to professional artists worldwide.

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