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The traditional dream catcherwas intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.” From

"Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do your fears." - Richard Wilkins

Free Money for Artists/Writers

Learn grant seeking strategies and find grant sources to support your calling. Writers, visual artists, craftsmen and poets can find free money, awards, scholarships, residencies and other supports to assist with their dream.

Your library is your ultimate muse.

  • Grants
  • Residencies
  • Scholarships
  • Space Usage
  • Prizes/Contests
  • Apprenticeships/Artist Development
g e t what you want
G-E-T What You Want
  • TwoMajor Reasons Grant Applications Fail
  • G.E.T. – Grant Power Search FormulaGeographyEssential Focus

Types of Support

selected online sources
Selected Online Sources
  • NYFA Source - cash grants and artist-in-residence programs, to marketing and opportunity listings. This resource covers the range of support available to U.S. artists on the local, state, national, and international level, and allows specific queries based on discipline, location, gender, ethnicity, career point, application deadline, and many other criteria.
  • State of Florida – Florida Division of Cultural Affairs: Arts
  • Sunshine Artist MagazineIn paper @ John F. Germany Public Library and Temple Terrace Public Library. Magazine featuring monthly reviews & reader’s forums discussing art/craft events. Also has a limited online listing of craft/art shows. These aren't the complete listings you get in the magazine, with entry and contact information, you can search by date, city, state, and region to identify possibilities.

  • Poets & Writers – see “Links to Other Resources” and see “Poets and Writers” then click on “classifieds.” Contests, calls for writers and more.
  • Foundation Center – Learning Resource Center/JFG only has The Foundation Directory Online Platinum. HCPLC is a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection.
  • – includes links to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance & other programs and tips on grant writing
more resources
More Resources
  • Public Art ProgramsHillsborough County Public Art ProgramCity of Tampa Department of Art and Cultural AffairsState Art Agency WebsitesMajor Grant makers to Arts and Culture
  • Festival Network Online– fee-based, but provides identifying information about various arts & crafts. More than 18,000 North American events.
  • Artist’s Foundation– Great links on artist statements, art resumes and more.
  • Writers Digest Magazine ( @ North Tampa Library ) and online @ Lists monthly prices that include books on the writing craft. Also comprehensive list of conferences.
  •– invaluable tips, links and commentaries on life as an active artist/writer/craftsperson.See: PoetryFreelance WritersWomen WritersFiction WritersArts & Crafts Business PaintingGraphic Design
hcplc org information gateway – Information Gateway
  • Gales Ready Reference Shelf-- Under Almanacs, Dictionaries and etc….Associations, Publications

Find contests, retreats, mentor-ships, awards, fellowship, calls for work, submission opportunities and more.Such as:National Craft Association. Membership has it privileges.Such as: The Knitting Guild Association Call for Designsin their Cast On magazine.

  • RefUSA - Under Business & FinanceContacts, Mailing List, LeadsNAICS:45322013 Gift, Novelty & Souvenir Stores, 45392002 Art Dealers, 4229936 All other home furnishing stores, 45399825 Store Retailers not specified elsewhere
  • SIC: 5947-12 Gift Shops, 5999-69  Art Galleries & Dealers, 5945-14 Ceramic products – decorative
  • 5999-88 Craft Galleries and Dealers
  • Grants & FundraisingSelected Links including Foundation Center Learning Resource Tutorials

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