CBAA Member Support Grants

CBAA Member Support Grants provide members with financial assistance in support of studio practice, ongoing research, and creative projects. Proposals are reviewed by the CBAA Awards Committee. Grants are awarded in amounts up to $500 from the CBAA Board Fund and other CBAA funds. These awards are intended to help support studio and research practice with modest extra funding allowing for progress to continue or projects to be completed. Special consideration given to applications describing extenuating circumstances that impact current need. Possible grant assistance proposals may include, but are not limited to, costs associated with:

  • studio space/access
  • studio supplies (paper, type, ink, plates, cloth, board, etc.)
  • studio equipment (purchase or rental)
  • production costs (film or plate production, copy services, binding, etc.)
  • software or hardware required (design software, scanner, printer, etc.)
  • travel for research (airfare, lodging, local transportation)
  • travel for a collaborator to work in person
  • scholarly research (article access, translation fees, postage)
  • childcare

The 2024 call for proposals for grants can be found here.

Please see the evaluation rubric here.

Please direct inquiries about CBAA Awards to Amy Thompson at

Inclusion Statement

The CBAA Board of Directors is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Transparency. We are actively working to establish sustainable anti-racist initiatives that will hold space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized voices in our organization and our field. We recognize that this process will be ongoing, and we welcome feedback as we do our best to move forward sustainably. Please contact with any suggestions or requests for additional information.

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