In the cutthroat art world, subsistence generated by one’s work is often the ultimate goal of the young artist. Of course, that entry into a broader, financially supportive sphere can be a tough slog—generating an audience is one thing, generating revenue entirely another. And yet artists somewhat consistently overlook the possibility of endowment to further their work, considering the marketplace the real socially valid point of entry into financial equilibrium. Grants and fellowships are both viable and variable. There are countless institutions out there ready to hand over wads of cash to further the arts. Then again, it’s hard for artists at the fore of their career to find funds available to them; many grants are set up to sustain already established artists. Complicating things further, organizations and foundations rarely give funding to individuals. With all that in mind, here are a few of The Best Grants Available for Young Artists.
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