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Creative Hubs Grant

Let’s get your ideas off the ground. Apply for a chance to receive funding to fuel your creative community.

Give your creative
community a boost

We’re awarding grants to creative nonprofits who are bettering their communities. If you’re located in one of the 10 emerging creative hubs, apply away—applications are open until June 7th, 2022 at 23:59 EST. Not sure if you’re in an emerging creative hub? Find out here

Creativity has the power to change the world

The Emerging Creative Hubs Index shows where creativity is thriving—in the not-as-known cities, the hidden gems, the rising stars. As a Certified B Corporation, it’s our goal to help these communities thrive, making creative fields, art, and culture accessible to all.

Photography by Nate Ryan

Who can apply?

We’re looking for nonprofits who have projects, initiatives, or events to set in motion. Sound like you? Have a peek at the checklist below to see if you flow with the fine print.

To apply, make sure you meet these qualifications

You’re a nonprofit headquartered in one of these cities: Atlanta, GA; Madison, WI; Norfolk, VA; Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; San Antonio, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Nashville, TN; or Memphis TN

You’ve been in operation for more than one year from the application deadline

You can identify a specific event, activity, or project that you will use the funds for within the next 18 months

Your nonprofit’s mission relates to furthering the arts, culture, or creativity

You can demonstrate how your nonprofit supports underrepresented groups in the creative industries

Your nonprofit has at least one full-time employee

*For the full list of application requirements, please have a read through our terms and conditions


Put this in your calendar

June 7th, 2022 at 23:59 EST—application deadline

June 13th, 2022—initial review by the panel of judges. Additional information may be requested.

June 20th, 2022—applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges

July 5th, 2022—applicants will be notified if they were accepted or not

July 19th 2022—recipients and value of grants announced

Set your creativity in motion

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Frequently asked questions

For the full list of application requirements, please have a read through our terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions →

To apply for the grant, please make sure you check all these boxes:

  • You’re a nonprofit headquartered in one of these cities: Atlanta, GA; Madison, WI; Norfolk, VA; Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; San Antonio, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Nashville, TN; or Memphis TN
  • You’ve been in operation for more than one year from the application deadline
  • You can identify a specific event, activity, or project that you will use the funds for within the next 18 months
  • Your nonprofit’s mission relates to furthering the arts, culture, or creativity
  • Your nonprofit has at least one full-time employee

You can apply directly through the link here.

The deadline to apply is June 7th, 2022 at 23:59 EST. Don’t be late!

All applicants will be notified by July 5th, 2022 if they were accepted for the grant. Additional information may be requested by June 17th. See the timeline above for more important dates.

After applying, we may request additional information from you by June 17th, 2022. We’ll then review the applications again, and will notify you by July 5th whether yours has been chosen to receive funding.

We have a healthy pot of $100,000 to divvy up to 10-20 nonprofit organizations. Grants range from $5,000 to $10,000 amounts.

We realize it’s a broad term—but we’re looking for nonprofits who further the output of creative work, education, or experiences. This can include design, music, publishing, architecture, film and video, crafts, visual arts, fashion, TV and radio, advertising, literature, computer games, and the performing arts. For the full list of application requirements, please review our terms and conditions.

Please clearly identify a community whose needs are not being met, as well as your nonprofit’s role, tools, or resources that directly address that need. Be sure to include details about the community, such as who is in it, its background, and the role your nonprofit plays in supporting it.

The small print

Read the full terms and conditions here →