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The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund is Seeking Applications

The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund is Seeking Applications

Author: Edit Team

December 17, 2020

Founded in 1975 by writer and civil rights activist Barbara Deming, Money for Women is the oldest ongoing feminist granting agency. Grants from the foundation give monetary support and encouragement to individual feminist writers and visual artists. The Fund relies on a volunteer Board of Directors and carefully chosen judges who collaborate in making awards. While other grant sources have come and gone, Money for Women is now in its fourth decade, still feminist and still willing to take risks

The foundation gives grants of $500-$1500 to individual women writers and visual artists whose work exhibits feminist values. These awards encourage and validate creative women who may not receive recognition from other granting agencies. The Fund relies on a volunteer Board of Directors and carefully chosen judges who collaborate in making awards. 

Applications are received January 1-31 each year. Fiction, mixed genre, and visual art are awarded in even years, nonfiction and poetry in odd years.

Small support grants ($500 – $1500) to individual feminist women in the arts who are citizens with primary residence in the US and Canada.

WE WELCOME

Applications from women artists and writers (cis and transgender) who:

  • Exhibit high quality and originality in their work.
  • Use feminism as their central interpretive lens.
  • Value both personal and political changes that stand against the limitations and controls exerted against women while aiming at optimum freedom and agency for women.  
  • Validate differences that overlap with gender such as race, ethnicity, and class.
  • Express an inclusive vision of social justice while focusing on justice for women. 

WE ARE INTERESTED IN

Funding projects which you have begun or are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show. Please take time to carefully read the guidelines and application form on Submittable.

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