Scandinavian-American Cultural Exchange ~ The American-Scandinavian Foundation awards grants from $500 to $2,000 to individual artists and organizations to promote the cultures of the Nordic countries in the United States and American culture in the Nordic countries. Deadline: October 15, 2009. For more information:
Map Fund Grants ~ MAP works to build a thriving, risk-welcoming contemporary performance field by providing project-specific funding to playwrights, choreographers, directors, composers and performers. Letter of Inquiry is due October 19th, 2009. For details, go to

$10,000 – $40,000 for Performing and Visual Art Projects ~ The Creative Work Fund awards grants for artists and nonprofit organizations to create art work through collaborations. Letter of Inquiry deadline: November 6, 2009. Brochures are available at the CCSCC office. For information and list of workshops, call 415-402-2793 or visit

Travel Grants ~ The Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program that assists U.S.-based presenters working to build partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies, and their collaborators. The maximum amount awarded per organization, inclusive of travel costs and per diem, is $2,000. Next deadline is November 16, 2009 for travel between December 2009 and June 2010. More information at:
The University of California's Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) supports UC artists dedicated to innovative approaches to form and content in the performing, media, and visual arts. The Performance Practice and Research Grant’s deadline is February 15, 2010. Details at:  Also at UCIRA, The Innovative Residency program offers $5,000 and is designed to maximize the circulation of ideas, information, research projects and personnel throughout the UC system and the state. Contact Holly Unruh or ZouZou Chapman