Collective Power Fund

Northwest Film Forum
Deadline: 5/1/2024

Northwest Film Forum is now in its fifth year of presenting Collective Power Fund,

a part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program. Collective Power Fund focuses primarily on supporting work that incites public dialogue, pushes boundaries, explores genre fluidity, speaks its truth through an authentic perspective, and is often non-traditional, anti-institutional, socially responsible, or disruptive of existing structures and conventions. It encourages a community-forward environment of resource-sharing, mutual support, and fellowship in the Pacific Northwest arts ecosystem.

Collective Power Fund grants will be project-based and will distribute $60,000 in funding as follows:

  • (1) $10,000 (Artist Team or Arts Collective)
  • (8) $5,000 (New Work/Projects)
  • (5) $2,000 (Research + Development)

Individual artists, who live in King County, will be able to apply for the $2,000 or $5,000 tiers. The $10,000 tier will be exclusive to artist teams or artist-run collectives within unincorporated and incorporated King County.

New Work/Project Grants ($5,000)
Support the creation and presentation of visionary, artist-driven new work/projects.

Research & Development Grants ($2,000)
Research Grants funds can be used to compensate for intellectual labor and idea development, to pay other artists and thinkers for their time and contributions, and/or for costs associated with gaining access to specific resources.

Project Criteria for this grant round include:

  • Projects must function around a visual arts context
  • Applicant must be the primary creator of the project and related work
  • Projects must have a publicly accessible component
  • Proposals must be for the development, completion, and/or presentation of a project
  • Applicant must have creative control and rights of the proposed project
  • Applicant can only submit one project per grant cycle
  • Individual artists may apply to complete a body of work as long as part of their project expands beyond their own solo practice
  • Funded projects must be completed by July 30, 2025

Notable dates:

  • Wednesday, March 6: Application Opens
  • Wednesday, May 1: Application Closes
  • Late June: Recipients Announced

Click here to find full guidelines, a pre-recorded info session, and link to the application.