Sunday, September 13, 2009


(ARTISTS/WRITERS/FILMMAKERS) Call for Collaboration Proposals
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto is seeking proposals from artists and writers for the third series of Poetry Projections, provisionally titled Poetry Projections III: On Correspondence. Revisiting the film poem as an avenue for creative collaborations, LIFT is seeking proposals for ten commissioned films to be screened in Fall of 2010. Each new work will provide a stimulating perspective on the intersection of film and poetry "in correspondence." Selected participants will receive $200, temporary LIFT Membership, up to $1,000 in production equipment/facilities and post-production resources, up to $1,000 in film, materials and services, and more. For artists living outside the Toronto area, some travel assistance may be available. For more information, please visit the website at: Deadline: October 5, 2009.

(SCHOLARS) The Society for the Humanities Fellowships
The Society for the Humanities calls for scholarly reflections on global aesthetics. They are seeking interdisciplinary projects on aesthetics that reflect on the history and practice of artistic form in the context of historical cross-cultural exchange, economic and cultural flows, and contemporary global transformation. Scholars are encouraged to investigate transformations of global aesthetics and interdisciplinary practices across geographies, historical periods, disciplinary boundaries, and social context. The Society for the Humanities welcomes applications from scholars and practitioners who are interested in investigating this topic from the broadest variety of international and disciplinary perspectives. Fellows receive $45,000 for one year. Fellows from outside the U.S. receive an extra $2,000 to cover travel expenses.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2009.
The Society for the Humanities will not consider applications from scholars who received the Ph.D. after this date. Applicants must also have one or more years of teaching experience which may include teaching as a graduate student. For further information: Phone: 607-255-9274. Email: [email protected]. Website: Deadline is October 1st, 2009.

(ARTISTS) Artadia Awards for San Francisco Artists
Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is now accepting applications from visual artists in the San Francisco Bay area. Artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are encouraged to apply. Artists receive between $3000 and $15,000 plus professional and mentoring assistance. For more information, please go to: Deadline is October 15, 2009.

Cinereach Grants Cinereach funds artful narrative and documentary films that depict underrepresented perspectives, cross international boundaries and start meaningful conversations. Film projects that are consistent with Cinereach’s ethos favor good storytelling over didacticism, complexity over traditional duality. Cinereach-supported films demonstrate creativity, visual artistry and take a character-based approach. In the past, Cinereach has awarded grants from $5,000 to $50,000 per project. The next deadline for projects is December 1, 2009. For more info, please visit Cinereach's website:

(POETS) Spoken Word Grants
VERVE Grants of up to $3,000 are awarded to emerging Minnesota spoken word poets. An emerging artist is an artist whose work demonstrates a sustained level of accomplishment and commitment, but who has not yet received recognition/acknowledgement as an established creator from fellow artists and/or other arts professionals. Applications and more details are available online at: Deadline is November 2, 2009.

(WRITERS/FILMMAKERS) Soros Justice Media Fellowships
These fellowships support individuals with innovative projects that address criminal justice-related issues, particularly in relation to communities of color, immigrants, LGBT communities and more. Fellowships are for one years and support print and radio journalism, film and video post-production and dissemination and book projects. Award includes a stipend and project of up to $45,000 plus $2500 for health insurance. Experienced artists/filmmakers only. Deadline is October 14, 2009. Please see website for more details.

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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!