Call for Submissions

Funding for Arts & Activism Projects

Asian Women Giving Circle

New York, NY 11205


Mar 13, 2020


Jan 15, 2020

We support Asian American female artists and women-led organizations in NYC that are using arts and culture for social transformation.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting this year and moving forward, AWGC strongly encourages individual artists to apply. We’re doubling down on our commitment to support bold and innovate artistic vision across all disciplines, particularly in music, dance, drama, literary, performance, visual and interdisciplinary arts.


This RFP is open to both 501©(3) organizations and individual artists
Artists and collectives that are not 501©(3)s must apply under a fiscal sponsor that is a 501©(3) organization, which they must list on their application as the applying organization.
NOTE: Failure to provide 501©(3) documentation or to provide a fiscal sponsor with the same will automatically disqualify the application.
All artistic disciplines will be considered, including cross-disciplinary work
Applicants should explain how they intend to define and measure impact
Projects must:
incorporate the arts in an integral way
highlight women’s leadership and/or central role
demonstrate a deep commitment to a specific community in NYC
Rarely, we will support a project that has national impact
Grants must be applied to specific projects and cannot support the organization’s ongoing programs, operations, capital or endowments
Applicants can be at any stage in their careers but must have a track record of developed work that demonstrates their capacity to complete the proposed project and manage the funds requested