The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced the final stage of its Convention Support Grant for 2021-2022 – submissions are being taken until December 15.
SLF notes this has been a difficult year for the conventions that have long been the lifeblood of the field, and is extending submissions for the Convention Support Grant. They’ll be giving out $10,000 over the course of the year, in grants of $500 – $1000 each, to science fiction and fantasy conventions. (Literary conventions that have significant speculative literature content are also welcome to apply.)
These grants are intended to support conventions both in developing their online presences (through the purchase of tech, training costs, hosting costs, etc.) and making in-person gathering safer once it’s appropriate, perhaps in the last quarter of 2021 (through purchase of cleaning supplies, masks, renting additional rooms for better spacing, etc.). Non-profit organizations preferred.
Visit their website for more specific information on the application process.