DreamCreative News and Opportunities Round-Up for Early May

    April 22, 2024

    DreamCreative News and Opportunities Round-Up for Early May
    Discover the latest creative industry news, grant opportunities, residencies, and fellowships to support artists, makers, dreamers, and doers. 



    Halstead Grant

    The Halstead Grant is an annual award for emerging silver jewelry artists. Applicants submit answers to 15 business questions in addition to their design portfolios. The experience is designed to help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers. The grand prize is a $7,500 cash grant plus a $1,000 Halstead gift card. 

    Apply by May 1.



    SFFILM Rainin Grant 

    The SFFILM Rainin Grant program awards grants up to $25,000 to support independent narrative feature films that address social justice issues in a positive and meaningful way and benefit the Bay Area filmmaking community in a professional and economic capacity. Recipients also secure a one-month residency at FilmHouse and benefit from SFFILM’s artist development programs. 

    Apply by May 3.



    Creative Industries Summit in Pueblo, CO 

    The Creative Industries Summit is the annual event for Colorado creatives to connect, learn, and be inspired. The two-day event offers exhibits, performances, networking opportunities, speakers, classes, and workshops.

    The event is ideal for early- to late-career creative leaders including artists, board members, community leaders, creative entrepreneurs, creative industries advocates from all sectors, elected officials, emerging creatives, executive directors, municipal and nonprofit cultural workers, and program staff.

    Join DreamSpring Community Engagement Officer Meghan Rauker and Vanessa McCrann (Startup Colorado) for their May session on resource mapping and networking for creatives.

    Register for the May 9 – 10 summit now!



    Innovate Grant

    Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly $1,800 grants made through a simple application with a $35 application fee. 

    Spring grant cycle (May – June) now open.