Thank you for making Creative Grants a success!

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Thank you for a successful first round!

On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program -- a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended and we've received over 500 applications! Thank you to each and everyone who submitted their creative project. You can check out the recipients and their projects here!

Get ready for the next cycle!

We'd also like to announce that our next cycle of funding is now open. Apply by describing the artistic endeavor of your dreams through our official application form. If you didn't get a chance to participate in the last round, now's the time to get involved! 


We're looking for exciting and art-related projects that need a little push financially. Think devious!

Here are a few examples of what Creative Grants could be used for:

  • Installation of an art exhibition
  • Additional artist materials or resources to support the production or public display of art
  • A piece of work that requires specific tools
  • Costs to run a creative event

If you're looking for money to pay your rent, go to classes, upgrade your Group to Super status, buy a Premium Membership or pay off your student loans, this is not for you.


Applications will be reviewed by the Creative Grants Board, which consists of staff, volunteers and senior members. All applications in a given cycle will be reviewed by members of the Board fairly and Grants will be given to as few or as many as the review panel deems appropriate within the budget of available funds. The Creative Grants Board will pick those projects that they believe will benefit particularly from a Grant and give those artists the support they need to make it happen. Grants will range between $250 and $750 for this cycle of funding, with a total funding of $10,000 available. 

Who Can Apply?

This opportunity is open to all deviants across the globe who are 13 years of age and older with a registered deviantART account.


  • On 3 month cycles, deviantART will accept applications from artists seeking to fund art-related projects. Please do not apply for a project scheduled to take place within the next 3 months. Plan ahead!
  • Applications can only be made using the official Creative Grants form.
  • Use of funds should be scheduled to take place within 3 months of receipt of the Creative Grants.
  • If your application is approved, you will be expected to post a Journal and photographs to show off some element of the project that received funding. We want to see the results of your hard work and what we helped support!
  • Until you receive a Grant, you can continue to apply, but a deviant can only make one application in any given three month cycle, and once s/he receives a Grant s/he is ineligible for future Grants for a period of 2 years.

What happens If you receive a Creative Grant?

The lucky few who are chosen to receive Grants will also be given a beautiful accolade on their deviantART Profile Page to celebrate their success.

Please note: The Creative Grants application process is currently closed. Thank you for your interest.

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ILuvFearne's avatar
~kylie-XD 15 USA *WELKOM*

I would like to be your stalker

Happy Halloween! ^_^
25virgo's avatar
is a very good deal for health but not be able to take the course for now, maybe on another occasion if I can do but congratulate them for supporting the talent that can not afford to develop
EricMor's avatar
I wonder what lies in the fine print?
I´ll wait for some of the "lucky" selected few to tell about it.
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ziksan's avatar
I'm confused - I just submitted an application but I don't know if this is still on, or when results are out :s
CerebralAperture's avatar
Thank you for this opportunity. I appreciate it greatly. <3
Kiraynot's avatar
I appreciate you guys posting these applications! Im not the smartest but I love art and I hope if I get a grant that I will finally be able to create this project ive been waiting on for months!
ForbiddenSongstress's avatar
Okay, I recently started college- actually today in matter of fact, (Monday, October 29th,2012) and I was wondering if this applies to college students as well.
nekoyamaharuko's avatar
Just applied. Thanks folks!
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PandaHero805's avatar
I don't know whether to apply or not.
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PetiteHands's avatar
How about setting up an art business like uhmmm... an Art Supply Atore or an Art Class? Does that qualify?
PetiteHands's avatar
... sorry that was *Store*
Cosmic-Onion-Ring's avatar
Are then any sort of grants to fund short animated films by any chance?
kithleal's avatar
Wow, this is nice!
Jenna4's avatar
Doesnt specify whether written works apply...
TuInS's avatar
Please, wich is the limit date for the applications?
When does the Creative Grant end? Im curious.
himelpiodos's avatar
i really don't know what to do about it. if i would be happy or not, i don't get it, I'm kindly confuse about this why??

because my mom died last two weak so I'm terrifically out of mind today ahahhaha

or even tomorrow nyahahhahahhaha

but soon enough i will be ok

taria's avatar
sorry to hear about your mom. I lost my dad a while back and it does take time to heal. Just give yourself some time.
himelpiodos's avatar
thank you for comforting me

thank you very much

soon enough i know ill be fine right??

taria's avatar
ya it just takes time and even after 11 years, I still miss my dad, but it doesn't hurt as much now as it did then. You do heal, but it still stays with you for the rest of your life. -hugs-

you'll be fine as long as you have others you can lean on.
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