Grant Details

Poets & Writers, Inc.

  • Arts, Culture and Humanities including Library, Museum and Historical Society Grants
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Dist. Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Pima
  • Fulton
  • Cook
  • Orleans
  • Wayne
  • Harris
  • King
Maximum Grant Amount
not specified

Poets and Writers funds in-person reading and workshop events.

They have also been supporting virtual events, and will continue to do so until June 30, 2024.

Priority is given to organizations that:
  • serve a culturally diverse audience
  • feature culturally diverse writers
  • feature writers who have not previously presented at that venue
  • present programs in rural or other underserved areas
  • have not previously received R&W support (If an organization has received R&W funding in the past, we consider whether it has followed the grant guidelines and returned reports in a timely manner.)
  • are able to match R&W's payment to the writer (not including in-kind contributions such as meals, lodging, and travel)
  • have a publicity plan and/or strong publicity samples from past events.

Events must be open to the public, with the exception of events taking place in institutions such as correctional facilities and nursing homes. 

Organizations are encouraged to match P&W’s payment to the writer. However, if your organization is not able to match or add to the request, they will still consider the application.

Maximum Grant
To support as many literary events as possible, they generally grant no more than $3,000 to organizations in New York State, and $500 to organizations in California, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, Seattle, Tucson, and Washington, D.C., during the course of the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Decisions on maximum grant amounts are based on the availability of funds and are made at the discretion of Poets & Writers.

Organizations that may apply for mini-grants include: colleges, cultural centers, museums, libraries, correctional facilities, hospitals, small presses, community centers, senior centers, places of worship, bookstores, cafés, galleries, and theaters. Nonprofit status is not required.

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 6/6/2023

Application Link
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