11 Apr 2018

Grants Art for Science Rising

Union of Concerned ScientistsWashington, District of Columbia, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: May 15, 2018 – The Union of Concerned Scientists is awarding grants up to $10,000 per artist across the country who submit winning proposals for public-facing art that highlights the role science plays in protecting our health and safety, and the critical role we all play in ensuring that science isn’t sidelined.

We are looking primarily for outdoor work, visible and bold, in public areas. For example, paintings on buildings, sculptures in parks, video projections, large-scale photography, multimedia installations, or something else beyond our imagination. Something that will be seen by large numbers of people, in a location of your choice. A limited number of high-visibility, high-trafficked indoor locations will also be considered.

The art should communicate how crucial science is to our health and safety. A jury of artists and science communicators will select the grantees based on the visual impact of the proposed art, the potential to inspire action, the ability to reach large numbers of people, and how it may reach diverse audiences.

Grants up to $10,000 per artist will be awarded, up to $50,000 in total grants.


The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

Science Rising is an independent, nationwide mobilization effort set to take place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a march—it is a series of local actions, events, and activities designed with one purpose in mind: to ensure that science is front and center in the decisions that affect us all.

For additional questions contact: artforscience@ucsusa.org

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Grants. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 05 May thru June, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: *No Application Fee and Cash or Value Awards.

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