Friday, September 25, 2009


Good morning to you all... I still am having formatting problems when I switch from a word doc or from an email to my blog post. The font size changes and other snafoos occur. I'm doing my best to figure this out...sorry once again if things look a little off. Drives me crazy! Anyway, below are some upcoming fall wishes, Mira.

(WRITERS) Biography Fellowships

The Leon Levy Center for Biography is offering resident fellowships at the Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City for the academic year beginning September 2010. Awards include writing space, access to research facilities and a
$60,000 stipend. Deadline is October 15, 2009. For more information, go to:

The following announcements are from Kathleen Bitetti from Artist Alliance, an arts advocacy group. Check them out: Thanks Kathleen!

(MUSICIANS/MUSICOLOGISTS) Grammy Foundation Grants
DEADLINE OCTOBER 1st!: Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Foundation Grant Program administers grants annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The foundation will also award Scientific Research Project grants up to a maximum of $20,000 each to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well those addressing an important research question. The Foundation's Archiving and Preservation Project grants support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories: Preservation Implementation ($20,000 maximum award each); and Planning, Assessment, and/or Consultation ($5,000 maximum award each).

A Letter of Inquiry is now required before submission of a full application. Inquiries must be received by no later than October 1, 2009. If the project is recommended for further consideration, the applicant will be invited to submit a full application in early November. Full applications will be due within approximately four weeks of notification and wards will be announced in March 2010. For more information, please go to:

(FILMMAKERS) Native American Film Awards
National Museum of the American Indian seeks submissions of films on Native American Veterans. The National Museum of the American Indian is seeking submissions of four-minute films about Native American veterans that illustrate the impact and meaning of participation in the military for native peoples. All types of nonfiction film, including documentary, experimental, and animation, will be accepted. Prizes will be awarded to winners, and selected films will be shown on Veterans Day 2009 during a special program at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Deadline October 18, 2009. Visit the Web site of the National Museum of the American Indian for further information:

(ARTISTS) NYFA Award for Excellence in Painting
New York Foundation for the Arts Announces New Award for Excellence in Painting. As part of this year's New York State Artists' Fellowships program, the New York Foundation for the Arts has announced a special award for excellence in painting. The Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting will provide two painters with an award of $20,000 each. The award is open to painters of all nationalities, provided they are residents of New York State. All those who apply to Fellowships program will automatically be considered for the Award for Excellence in Painting. The awards will first be presented in 2010 and on a biennial basis thereafter. The Artists' Fellowships painting category accepts work that involves painting of any kind upon any surface. The deadline for the painting category is November 3, 2009. Visit the NYFA Web site for complete award information and Artists' Fellowships program guidelines:

Welcome to Mira's List

This blog provides information on upcoming grants, fellowships and residencies for artists, writers, composers, and media artists. It is for serious professionals only, from emerging to mid-career to established. I also publish information for graduate students from time to time. However, I do not publish information on exhibition or publishing opportunities, nor do I advertise artist retreats and workshops that charge money. At least that is my current policy. For more info on where to exhibit or publish, please see my links section which I try to periodically update. I sift through hundreds of search engines and websites to find opportunities for YOU dear artist. In return, I ask you to pass the information along to those who need it. Also, since this is a free blog, I don't always have the time to weed carefully through everything. If you find a grant or website or residency that is not up-to-date, is dodgy in some way, or is no longer in existence, please let me know! Also, if you stay somewhere at one of the residencies I suggest and have a good experience, I want that feedback too. Please check my FAQs at the top right side bar if you have questions before starting your search. Best wishes and happy hunting!