Sunday, September 6, 2009


Hope you are all having a great I am still dealing with blogspot issues but apparently it is a problem others are having as well. Hopefully it will be cleared up soon. In the meantime, please forgive any formatting problems that occur. Best wishes, Mira

(ARTISTS) Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in Roswell, New Mexico: Well known by artists as the "Gift of Time," the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide gifted studio based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. This "gift of time" allows artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals. In-residence grants are offered to artists involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and other fine art media. Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production crafts. A stipend, or living allowance, of $800 per month is offered along with $100 per month for every dependent living with the grantee. Artists receive a fully furnished three bedroom house for one entire year. The goal of the Program is to be as free of institutional rigmarole as humanly possible. As a consequence, the usual apparatus of prestige, status and reputation are ignored. ***A note to non-US artists: While the visa process for non-US residents participating in our program has improved somewhat, we are still limited in our ability to assist with the long term visa issues that may arise for foreign participating artists. Overseas artists should consider visiting the USCIS web site and/or consult with local experts on this subject. For more information about the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, contact: Stephen Fleming, RAIR Program Director by phone: 575 622 6037 or e-mail: [email protected] or visit the website: Deadline is December 1, 2009.

(ALL) The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency Program, Taos, New Mexico: An artists' residency on 18 acres in the heart of Taos for three months. Open to both US and non-US artists alike. Provided are: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house), individual, fully furnished, private living and studio spaces (casitas). No meals/food provided and artists are responsible for a $150 deposit. The composer studios each have a grand piano and the visual art studios have adequate studio space and natural lighting.

The Foundation places no expectations upon artists but will facilitate exhibitions and readings upon artists' request. Contact Information: The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, PO Box 1891,Taos, New Mexico 87571 United States, Work Tel: 505-758-2413, Fax: 505-758-2559, Email: [email protected]. For more info, visit:

(WRITERS) Lynne and Louis M. Earle Writing Residency Program: The mission of the Lynne and Louis M. Earle Residency is to foster creativity by providing writers with a serene, private space to work and reflect in the inspiring surroundings of the Texas Hill Country. Residencies are three to four months in length. They run in summer (June 1 through August 31), fall (September 1 through December 31), and winter/spring (January 15 through May 31). Actual start and end dates may vary. One residency is awarded per term. The program accepts applications in the fields of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. Located 50 miles south of Austin in the heart of Texas Hill Country, the 52-acre ranch provides residencies year-round. The grounds include a working stable, the donors' main residence, and the writer’s cottage. Residents must provide their own food and supplies, and prepare their own meals. The residency requires a minimum work requirement of 1.5 to 2 hours per day, 6 days per week. Residents must provide transportation to and from the residency. Email [email protected] for more information or visit the website: Open deadline.

(WRITERS) Santa Fe Art Institute Writing Residencies: Emerging to mid-level writers working in all fields are encouraged to apply for one to three month residencies, which take place year-round. The Santa Fe Art Institute provides housing and studios. Artists are responsible for food, travel and materials. $25 application fee. $1,000 per month residency fee. Financial aid available. Accessible to wheelchairs and the visually impaired. For more info, write to the Santa Fe Art Insitute Writing Residencies, PO Box 24044, Santa Fe, NM 87502, call 505/424-5050, email: [email protected] or visit:

(ARTISTS) Artist Residencies: Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York sponsors artists' residencies in photography, artists' books, digital video and multimedia, 16mm film and analog video. Residencies are project-based and are for a period of one month. VSW will provide access to facilities, and housing on the premises. An honorarium of $2000 is provided, (pending receipt of funding for 2010). Applications accepted until October 16th, 2009. For more information, contact: Visual Studies Workshop, Residencies, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607, tel: 585-442-8676 ext 112, or email to: [email protected] Visit:

Media Arts Residency in Brazil: Associação Cultural Videobrasil (locally ACV) is a public interest organization dedicated to fostering, disseminating, and mapping out electronic art. Residencies are granted to Brazilian and foreign artists who participate in Southern Panoramas, the competitive exhibition of the International Electronic Art Festival SESC/Videobrasil. Winners are selected by a commission comprised of members at Associação and its partnering institutions. For more information, please email: [email protected] or visit the website:

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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!