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What Grants are available for Mobile Art?

There are several grants available for mobile art, depending on the artist’s location and the type of art they create. Here are a few examples:

  1. The Awesome Foundation: This is a global organization that offers $1,000 grants to support projects that promote creativity and artistic expression. The foundation accepts applications on a rolling basis, and there is no specific category for mobile art, but artists can apply for funding to support mobile art projects.
  2. The Digital Innovation Fellowship: This is a fellowship program run by the National Endowment for the Arts that supports artists and organizations that are exploring the intersection of art and technology. The fellowship provides up to $100,000 in funding, and artists working in mobile art can apply for this grant.
  3. The Knight Foundation: This is a national foundation that provides funding to support innovative ideas and projects that benefit communities. The foundation has a focus on technology and the arts, and artists working in mobile art can apply for grants to support their projects.
  4. The Creative Capital Award: This is a grant program that supports artists across various disciplines, including visual arts, performing arts, and digital arts. The program provides up to $50,000 in funding, and artists working in mobile art can apply for this grant.
  5. These are just a few examples of grants available for mobile art. Artists can also look for local grants and funding opportunities offered by arts organizations, foundations, and government agencies in their area. It’s important to carefully review the eligibility criteria and application requirements before applying for any grants.


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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]