I can't believe I haven't seen this site sooner (maybe it is really new?)
Society6. Basically it is a super sweet online community, that you can "post" stuff on (I guess like a blog), for artists and creative types. I don't really know much, I only just joined!
All I know is that the art over there is amazing. I mean check out this girl!
Anyway, you can apply for grants like this
Pikaland one! (*cough come vote for me cough*).
So come join join me in all the fun.