Funding Agencies / Grants

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Eligible Caribbean Countries Name of funding body / grant Description URL Usual dates
Barbados Arts and Sports Promotion Fund An Act to provide for the establishment of a Fund, to be known as the Arts and Sport Promotion Fund, to assist in the financing of the practice of the arts and sport in Barbados. Ongoing

(currently on hold until further notice)

Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority The Cultural Industries Development Fund is open to all citizens of Barbados and companies registered in Barbados whose principal shareholder or partner is a citizen of the island Ongoing
Antigua and Barbuda




The Bahamas

Trinidad and Tobago

Commonwealth Foundation The Foundation offers grants of up to £50,000 in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation. Once annually
Eligible project applicants are reputable and accountable non-commercial entities, such as non-governmental organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations, including U.S.-based organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code, that are registered and active in and able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.


US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world.  
Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and OECS countries US Embassy PAS Grants Program The PAS grants programs support projects that further U.S. foreign policy, U.S. interests and universal values in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.  PAS engagement in all realms — including direct foreign assistance via grants — is guided by support for the institutions and processes that under-gird the maturing democracies in the Eastern Caribbean.  Proposals should clearly demonstrate how the program relates to and promotes U.S. foreign policy.


Worldwide apexart International Open Call for Exhibitions Founded in 1994, apexart is a non-profit arts organization in Lower Manhattan that offers opportunities to independent curators and emerging and established artists, and challenges ideas about art, its practice, and its curation. We realize this mission through our exhibitions, Fellowships, publications, and public programs. Annual
For the current list of eligible countries, click here:


Prince Claus Fund Our Grants & Collaborations programme supports cultural practitioners, artists and organisations in various ways, often in collaboration with other funding institutions. Opportunities to apply open up throughout the year.

Different calls may support projects in a particular theme or discipline. Details of the criteria, as well as when and how to apply, will be given with each specific call. Annual


(Open calls will have different geographical and thematic focuses)

Worldwide Awesome Without Borders Awesome Without Borders is a program of the Harnisch Foundation. On a weekly basis we offer $1,000 no-strings-attached grants to support creative and zany ideas, but also projects that overlap with the Harnisch Foundation focus areas of film/media, leadership, and projects that increase representation and inclusion in age, class, race, gender, sexuality, and/or ability.


Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao,  Saba, St. Eustatius and Sint Maarten Mondriaan Fund The Mondriaan Fund is the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage in the Netherlands. It enables plans, projects and programmes of artists, exhibition makers and critics, museums and other art and heritage institutions, and publishers and commissioners.

All contributions reinforce the production or presentation of art and heritage from the Netherlands, both at home and abroad, where the market doesn’t do this (yet): precisely there, art and heritage prove themselves as valuable havens of the imagination. The fund stimulates the public commitment and the development of these havens.


Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao,  Saba, St. Eustatius and Sint Maarten BankGiro Lotterij Fonds The BankGiro Lotterij Fonds supports striking cultural initiatives in the Netherlands that appeal to a broad range of people. The fund results from the DOEN Foundation’s former cultural programs Social Role Culture and Social Design.


Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique and Saint Martin The Interreg Caribbean 2014-2020 Programme Interreg Caribbean is a European Territorial Cooperation programme allowing operators from Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique and Saint Martin to implement win-win projects with their neighbours in the Caribbean, more than 40 countries and territories.


The areas of cooperation selected concern: employment and innovation, natural risks, the natural and cultural environment, public health, renewable energies and strengthening human capital.


The program has two components:

-A cross-border component, which concerns only project carriers located in Guadeloupe, Martinique and in a country or territory of the OECS;

-A transnational component, which concerns project holders located in Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Saint Martin and the Greater Caribbean.





Latin American and Caribbean Countries Inter-American Foundation Community Development Grants The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) invites proposals for its grant program. The IAF funds the self-help efforts of grassroots groups in Latin America and the Caribbean to improve living conditions of the disadvantaged and the excluded, to enhance capacity for decision-making and self-governance, and to develop partnerships with the public sector, business and civil society. The IAF does not identify problems or suggest projects. Instead it responds to initiatives presented. Projects are selected for funding on their merits rather than by sector.




(The initial review of applications will take 5 months)


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