Saturday, January 17, 2009


(F, W, PHOTO) For filmmakers, photographers, screenwriters and multi-media artists, click here for a good list of grants, fellowships and resources:

(F) For a long list of upcoming grants and funding opportunities for documentary filmmaking, go to:

is now accepting applications for $500 worth of equipment access on ongoing basis within one year. When one funded project is complete, DCTV will review applications on file and select next project. Preference given to projects already underway.
Send SASE to: AIR, c/o DCTV, 87 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10013-4435
tel: 212.966.4510

(FILM) Center for Asian American Media Fund
The Center for Asian American Media provides funding and support for provocative and engaging Asian American film and media projects from independent producers. CAAM awards production and completion funds for projects intended for public television broadcast. Since 1990, more than $3 million has been granted to over 150 projects. Funding is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Open Door Completion Funds are available up to $20,000 and Production Funds, $20,000 to $50,000 on average.

Filmmaker Assistance Program (FAP), Through the Filmmaker Assistance Program (FAP), the National Film Board of Canada helps talented young people to complete their films. FAP supports films that are experimental and innovative in form or content, films that might not have been produced without the NFB help. Support includes equipment loans, post-production services and technical assistance directly related to the production of a film. See website for various regional deadlines and information.
Contact: NFB/ONF, Ontario Centre, 150 John Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3C3 web:

(F) Anthony Radziwill Documentary Fund
The Anthony Radziwill Documentary Fund, administered by IFP/New York, provides seed/development grants for independently produced documentary projects by U.S. resident filmmakers. Deadline for Spring 2005 cycle is March 1, for grants to be awarded in late July 2005. Five grants up to $10,000 will be given in this cycle for documentary projects in development. The application process is completely on-line.
Applications, submission requirements, and complete guidelines for proposals are available at
Hard copies of guidelines may be obtained by emailing [email protected], or by sending a SASE to: Anthony Radziwill Documentary Fund
IFP/New York 104 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001
tel: 212-465-8200, ext 830. e-mail: [email protected] web:

These grants award theatres and individual theatre professionals (artists, administrators or educators) $3,000 each, which may cover transportation and living expenses essential to the project including research materials, communication costs, theatre tickets and/or the services of an interpreter.

(ALL) Wassard Elea Residency in Italy
Residence for writers, artists, composers, and scholars in Campania, Italy
The purpose of these residences is to give people who work in the arts and with scholarly pursuits the opportunity to stay and work for a while in Ascea, a small town on the Cilentan coast approximately 140 km south of Naples. The Cilento is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty with important archaeological findings and historical architecture. Elea Arte Club provides the opportunity to meet with local artists, musicians, writers, and intellectuals; copublishes La Parola. Three small, completely furnished apartments are available all year round (at a base price). Additional work space may be made available. For details, contact Prof. Lars Aagaard-Mogensen, Via La Chiazzetta 27, I-84046 Ascea (Sa), Italy. E-mail: [email protected] Ph.: +39.0974.978005.

(A) Gibbes Museum of Art: The Factor Prize
Deadline: 01/30/09
The Factor Prize, given annually with a cash prize of $10,000, acknowledges an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of the South. Unlike any other award of its type, the Factor Prize is designed to create an online archive of information about Southern artists that can be used by curators, collectors, academicians, and the public. The prize goes to an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. The prize may be awarded to an artist who has already produced a body of significant work or whose work shows considerable promise. Eligible artists are those who reside, work or are from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia. All artists who entered on the Factor Prize website in 2008 (except finalists) are automatically registered for the 2009 award. New nominations are now being accepted through January 30, 2009 at

(ALL) Blue Sky Project - Call for Proposals
Deadline: 01/31/09
Blue Sky Project of Dayton, Ohio seeks visual artists, artist/activists, filmmakers, writers, dancer, musicians, theater performers and people working in other creative media. Artists gather for 8 weeks from mid-June to mid-August. Monday-Thursday, from 10-3:30 are devoted to intensive collaborations between each individual artist and a small group of 8 local teen participants, ending in a final exhibition. Artists-in-Residence invent the remaining structure, working together or individually on projects. Your recent studio practice and new ideas should provide the foundation for your activities. Because of the collaborative nature of Blue Sky Project, your project must have an open-ended structure. It must also be achievable in 8 weeks, within a $1,000 budget (excluding final exhibition expenses) and must engage others in its articulation and production. Application deadline is January 31, 2009. To learn more, visit

(ALL) Spiro Artist Residency is currently accepting applicants for month-long residencies in Park City, UT
Spiro Arts Workshops and Residencies
Deadline: 01/02/09
Spiro Arts' Artist-in-Residence program grants artists opportunity to live and work as part of a creative community. AIR sessions run from April through May of each year and features artists selected from an applicant pool working in a variety of genres and mediums. Spiro Arts requires that applicants be prepared to engage the public and advocates creative interaction. The Spiro Residency is dedicated to supporting artists, researchers, writers and composers in the creation of new works by offering an environment that promotes risk-taking and innovation. Residencies are one month with 4-5 participants per term. These residencies are fully subsidized live and work spaces. A $600 stipend is also awarded. Eligibility: Emerging and established visual artists, artist teams, writers, researchers working in all media and genres, engaged in the creation of new work. For application and program guidelines visit
ph:435.649-6258 email:[email protected]

(A) CSU ART DEPARTMENT Residency Program
Columbus State University
Deadline: 02/05/09
Columbus State University Department of Art in Columbus, GA offers two 1 to 4 weeks residencies in an academic year for Artists, Art Historians, and Curators. Housing, studio/research Space, and a $5800 stipend will be provided. Deadline for application is February 5, 2009. Application Fee of $25. See website for complete description and application:

(A) Elsewhere Artist Collaborative 2009 Call for Residencies
Deadline: 12/30/10
Elsewhere, an arts production site and living museum in downtown Greensboro, NC, is seeking cultural producers for residencies during the 2009 spring summer anf fall seasons. Set within a former thrift store housing a 58-year collection of American surplus, thrift, and antiques, Elsewhere invites experimental creators to utilize the immense collection of objects to create site-specific material, conceptual, and/or technologically-based projects in the museum. Elsewhere’s building—two storefronts on the ground floor, a 14-room boarding house on the second, and warehouse on the third—provides dynamic architectures for the creation and installation of works. Artists live and work within transforming installations; these interactive environments facilitate an ongoing process of exchange in community. Creators of all kinds and collaborative groups should email [email protected] for an application.

(A) EFA Studios Call for Applications
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Deadline: 12/15/08
EFA Studios is a competitive studio program that offers subsidized studio space and other forms of support for its members. For 10 years, EFA Studios has worked to foster financial stability, facilitate career development, and promote public and critical exposure for the artists we assist. A panel of arts professionals and artists will review applications and select artists. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work and their potential for making the greatest use of studio space. The selection process will be completed by the end of January 2009. All applicants will be notified by mail.
Visit for more information about EFA Studios and the full application requirements.

(A) FREE Studio Space in NYC
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
Deadline: 01/31/09
Visual artists 21 & over are invited to apply for FREE Studio Space in NYC-Brooklyn. Applicants must be US Citizens or permanent US Residents and not in school at time of residency. Emerging, mid-career and older artists are encouraged to apply. The 17 studios are non-living spaces for the making of new works of art. No stipend or equipment provided. Juried by a panel of artists. Studios available beginning 9/1/09. Applications accepted after 12/1/08 throuhg on-line submission only. To apply visit - Application deadline is 11:59 pm EDT, January 31, 2009.

(Writers & Scholars) The Diana L. Bennett Fellows Program
Black Mountain offers nine-month fellowships to published writers and public intellectuals. Fellowships are awarded to candidates whose work ranges away from the American experience and into international terrain, and who have an ongoing project that would benefit from a period of sustained immersion. The program accepts applications from novelists, poets, playwrights, historians, political scientists, independent scholars, and anyone else whose work is meant for a general, educated lay audience.
Black Mountain awards three to five fellowships each year to outstanding writers who have published at least one critically acclaimed book before the time of application. Foreign nationals conversant in English are welcome to apply. There are no degree requirements. Fellows receive a $50,000 stipend, an office, a computer, and access to UNLV's Lied Library. They remain in residence at BMI for the duration of the fellowship term (approximately August 24, 2009 to May 14, 2010).
Deadline in February, but double-check the website.

(W) Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing at the Stadler Center for Poetry
Deadline: February 21, 2009
Named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bucknell graduate and initiated in the fall of 1993, the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers an emerging writer four months of unfettered writing time during Bucknell's fall semester, without formal academic obligations. The Residence is designed to grant the writer time to complete a first or second book. The resident presents a public reading of his or her work and otherwise constitutes a literary presence on campus during the fall. Providing lodging on campus, an office in the Stadler Center for Poetry, and a stipend of $4,000, the Residence is awarded to writers of prose and poets on an alternating basis.

The Stadler Center is currently accepting applications for the 2009-10 Philip Roth Residence, which will be awarded to a prose writer (fiction or creative nonfiction). The Residence will extend from late August through mid-December 2009. The application postmark deadline is February 21, 2009. For more info about this grant and other ones like it, go to:

The Genographic Legacy Fund, administered by the National Geographic Foundation, supports indigenous or traditional communities worldwide. The Fund provides grants of up to US $25,000 for the preservation and revitalization of tangible or intangible indigenous or traditional culture. Examples of funded projects include documenting a traditional language or oral history, traditional language training or curriculum development, and preserving significant sites and artifacts. Projects must show strong local community involvement in their planning, governance, and implementation and must deliver positive, tangible, and sustainable benefits.
Detailed guidelines and application:
Deadline: December, 15, 2008

(A) City of Bremerton / Sculpture on Pacific Avenue / Call for Artist
The City’s Arts Commission wishes to locate public art in places that will have the greatest opportunity for public interaction and to reach citizens that may not otherwise experience the arts.
The City of Bremerton’s Arts Commission is proposing a series of seven metal sculptures to be installed along the length of Pacific Avenue in Bremerton, Washington, between the southernmost entrance of Evergreen Park (near Sheldon Boulevard) and 4th Street. The sculptures are to be of pedestrian scale and not exceed the total budget of $50,000.00, including taxes, installation, insurance, materials, and/or any other expenses incurred by the artist(s). The commission will select one to seven individual artists or art partnerships to complete this project.
For more information:
Deadline: December, 31, 2008
Organization: City of Bremerton Arts Commission
345 - 6th Street, Suite 600, Bremerton, WA 98337-1873
Phone: (360) 473-5202, Fax: (360) 473-5278
Email: [email protected] Website:

(A) College Graduate School of Art /Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship
The College Graduate School of Art part of the Sam Fox School of Design Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Saint Louis Art Museum invite applications for the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship. Two fellowships will be awarded one during Fall 2009 Spring 2010, and a second during Fall 2010 Spring 2011.
Position: Each fellowship is open to an artist who will visit twice during an academic year. Visits typically take place from mid-October to mid-November in the fall semester and mid-March to mid-April in the spring semester. Artists will work with students three days a week; have a one-person exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum; and deliver one public lecture at the College of Art or Saint Louis Art Museum. An MFA or equivalent and a significant record of exhibitions and/or publications is required. Teaching experience is desirable. Preference will be given to candidates possessing knowledge and interest in historical and contemporary art issues across disciplines.
Deadline: January, 9, 2009

(A) Omi International Artists Residency
Art Omi seeks applications from visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers and sculptors for their residency program.
For more information on ArtOmi please visit the Residencies section of our website.
Or visit the ArtOmin website:
Deadline: December, 19, 2008

(IND. ARTS) National Museum of the American Indian
Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program
NMAI's Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program seeks applications for its Exhibitions and Publications Awards to support exhibitions, installations, publications, and critical writing which interprets and presents work of contemporary Native visual artists to the public. At least one-half of the proposed project team (artists, authors, curators, etc.) must be Native American or Native Hawaiian.
Further details and application guidelines:
Deadline: January, 15, 2009

(ALL) National Museum of the American Indian
Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program
NMAI's Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program seeks applicants for its Expressive Arts Awards to support the creation of new works for public performance that may include, but is not limited to, music, dance, spoken word, electronic media, costume design, mask making, set design, performance art, photography, painting, and other forms of expressive culture. Open to all indigenous peoples who hold citizenship in the Americas.
Further details and application guidelines:
Deadline: January, 15, 2009

(W) Vaike and Erich Rannu Fund
The Vaike and Erich Rannu Fund offers two awards per year of $500 CDN each, one for fiction, one for poetry, granted to two writers of speculative literature (i.e., science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, surrealism, etc.), of any nationality/place of residence, at any stage of their career.
For more information:
Deadline: December, 31, 2008

(A) Working Artist / (Winter) Working Art Grant / Call for Applications
A small quarterly art grant to help serious artists keep working. Open to all visual artists including sculptors from all countries. Deadline for the (Winter) $500.00 Working Artist Grant is December 17, 2008. For application guidelines please see:
Deadline: December, 17, 2008
Contact: Jesse Ross

(A) Terra Foundation / Terra Summer Residency in Giverny
The Terra Foundation for American Art is offering ten summer fellowships to artists and scholars from the United States and Europe. The setting for the summer residency program is the village of Giverny, France, located less than an hour from Paris.
Fellowships are awarded to doctoral students engaged in research on American art and to artists who have completed their studies at masters level (or the equivalent). Each Terra Summer Fellow is provided with lodging and study or studio space, daily lunches, and a program consisting of independent study, meetings, and seminars. During their eight-week stay (June 15 to August 9), senior artists and scholars are in residence to mentor the fellows and to pursue their own work.
For more information on their program:
Deadline: January, 15, 2009

(ORG) National Endowment for the Arts / Big Read / Calls for Applications
The Big Read is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to conduct month-long, community-wide reads between September 2009 and June 2010.
Organizations selected to participate in the Big Read will each receive a grant ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, financial support to attend an orientation meeting, educational and promotional materials, an Organizer's Guide for developing and managing Big Read activities, inclusion of the organization and activities on the Big Read Web site, and the prestige of participating in a highly visible national initiative. Approximately four hundred organizations of varying sizes across the country will be selected for this cycle.
The complete program information is available on: Deadline: February, 3, 2009

(ACTORS) Theatre Communications Group / Fox
Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships
The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group established the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships as a two-year pilot program to support both emerging and established actors. The Fox Fellowships program seeks to further an actor's artistic and professional development; to deepen and enrich his/her relationship with a not-for-profit theater; to ensure his/her continued professional commitment to live theater; and to encourage actors to work outside their comfort zone.
Fellowships are awarded to actors in two categories: 1) Extra-ordinary Potential, for early to mid-career actors who have com- pleted their training within the last fifteen years; 2) Distin- guished Achievement, for actors who have considerable experience and a substantial body of work in professional theater.
The program will bestow a total of five fellowships per year in both categories combined. Recipients in the Extraordinary Potential category will receive $15,000, with an additional $10,000 available to relieve student-loan debt. Recipients in the Distinguished Achievement category will receive $25,000. The host theater will receive $7,500 to be applied to costs incurred in the actor's residency activities.
For more information:

(ALL) 2009 Residency Season at the Artists' Enclave at I-Park
Deadline: 01/05/09
I-Park announces its 9th season hosting The Artists’ Enclave. Artists’ residencies, self-directed/project oriented, will be offered from May through Nov. 2009, with possible off-season sessions in April and December. Residencies will be offered to visual (including digital) artists, music composers, environmental artists, landscape and garden designers, creative writers and architects. $25 application processing fee required. International applicants welcome. To defray the cost of travel, three $1,000 grants will be offered to int’l artists whose work is held in particularly high regard by the selection committees. For additional information and to download 2009 application materials, go to Note: for music composers, the application deadline is Jan. 17, 2009. Also, I-Park is hosting a special environmental art program in late summer/early autumn 2009. Details to be announced in October.
Application deadline: Feb. 16, 2009
Contact: [email protected], 860-874-2468.

(ORG) Organization: Theatre Communications Group
Deadline: February, 13, 2009
Email: [email protected] Website:
Springboard / Capacity-Building Program / Call for Applications
Springboard is designed for arts and cultural organizations presenting and producing in the following disciplines: music, theatre, dance, inter/multidisciplinary, visual, media, and literary. The Capacity-building program for arts organizations is accepting applications. The program is targeted to small and midsized organizations whose leadership is committed to taking their organization to the next level. For more information:

(A) Indian Arts Research Center / Dobkin Fellowship / Seeks Native and First Nations Women Artists
Deadline: December, 18, 2008
Indian Arts Research Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico seeks Native and First Nations artists to apply for its upcoming fellowships. Artist Fellows spend two to three months living and working on campus, with full access to the collection. The fellowships include a $3,000 per month stipend, housing, and a studio, as well as travel and material allowances. Upcoming fellowships include: 2009 Dobkin Fellowship for Native Women, a three-month fellowship from March 1 to May 31.
See the IARC Web page for complete program information:

(A) Indian Arts Research Center / Fellowship Program / Native and First Nations Artists
Deadline: December, 10, 2008
The Indian Arts Research Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico seeks Native and First Nations artists to apply for its upcoming fellowships. Artist Fellows spend two to three months living and working on campus, with full access to the collection. The fellowships include a $3,000 per month stipend, housing, and a studio, as well as travel and material allowances. Upcoming fellowships include:, Dubin Fellowship, King Fellowship
See the IARC Web page for complete program information:

(A) City of San Luis Obispo / Higuera Street Fountain Project / Call to Artists
Deadline: January, 15, 2009
The Art in Public Places Program of California is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate and install an artwork or artworks at the Higuera Street Fountain, located at the intersection of Higuera and Mash Streets in San Luis Obispo. At total of $125,000 is available to the artist or artists commissioned for this piece.
Upon evaluating the qualifications provided in the applications, the jury will shortlist three to five artists to be invited to an interview and discussion of project concepts. Those artists selected will each receive a $500.00 honorarium for the development of specific concepts (up to three concepts per artist/team).
Further information and RFQ package at:
Contact: Shannon Bates, Public Art Coordinator Phone: 805/781-7296
Email: [email protected], Website:

(A, Multi-M) Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs / Fremont Bridge Residency / Call for Entries
Deadline: January, 5, 2009
Film/Media Arts | Performing Arts | Visual Arts
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team for a unique project-based artist residency in one of the bridge towers on the Fremont Bridge.
The selected artist(s) will undertake an in-depth exploration of the historic bridge and create an art project in response to the experience. The residency includes access to a workspace in one of the bridge towers. Artists cannot live in the tower, but may use the space as a studio, a platform for observing the bridge and its surroundings, or as a base from which to interact with the community.
The application deadline is 11 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
PO Box 94748, 700 Fifth Ave., Suite 1766, Seattle, WA 98124-4748
Phone: (206) 684-7171 Fax: (206) 684-7172
Email: [email protected] Website:

(ALL) US/Japan Creative Artists Residency / Seeks Applicants
Each year leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States spend five months in Japan as part of the United States/Japan Creative Artists Program. Open to all artistic disciplines including: Choreographers, Solo Theater Artists, Media Artists and Folk or Traditional Artists; Composers; Designers, Media Artists, Visual Artists; Playwrights and Creative Writers of Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-fiction; Librettists and playwrights. The Japan-US Friendship Commission works cooperatively with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor this program. Residencies may begin any time between January 1 and December 31 of 2010.
Application guidlines:
Deadline: February, 1, 2009

(ALL) Acadia National Park Residency / Seeks Applicants
Acadia National Park in Maine is accepting applicantions for residencies. The Artist-In-Residence Program offers professional writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park. Participating artists are asked to donate a piece of work representative of their style and their stay. $25 application fee.
Artist-In-Residence Program, Acadia National Park
PO Box 177 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Email: [email protected] Phone: 207-288-3338 x 0
Deadline: January, 5, 2009

(FILM) Pacific Pioneer Fund / Call for Submissions
To support emerging documentary filmmakers. The term "emerging" is intended to denote a person committed to the craft of making documentaries, who has demonstrated that commitment by several years of practical film or video experience. Grants to support filmmakers are limited to filmmakers or videographers who live and work in California, Oregon and Washington. For more information, visit:
Deadline: December, 15, 2008

(ALL) Puffin Foundation Grants
The Puffin foundation is accepting grant proposals from emerging artists in the fields of art, music, dance, photography, theater, video and literature.
Deadline: December, 30, 2008
Puffin Foundation, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111
Phone: (201) 836-8923 Fax: (201) 836-1734
Email: [email protected], Website:

(ALL) American Association of University Women, Career Development Grants
301 Act Drive, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Application Deadline: December 15
Career Development Grants offer up to $12,000 to women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. See web site for more details.

(W) Andrews Forest Writers' Residency
Application Deadline: December 31
Charles Goodrich, Program Director Oregon State University, Department of Philosophy
101 Hovland Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
One-week residencies are offered in September, October, and November at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the Oregon Cascades, 40 miles east of Eugene. The residency is open to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers whose work "reflects a keen awareness of the natural world." Residents are provided with a three-room apartment with kitchen facilities and access to the forest research site. Submit three sets of up to ten pages of poetry or 15 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction, a one-page project description, and a curriculum vitae. Deadlines are December 31 for the spring; May 1 for the fall. There is no application fee. Write to Charles Goodrich, Program Director, at above address or see web site for an application and complete guidelines.

George Washington University, Department of English 801 22nd Street, NW, Suite 760, Washington, D.C. 20052
E-Mail Address: [email protected] Website:
The Jenny McKean Moore Program at George Washington University engages a poet to teach two semesters at the university (a tuition-free community workshop and a class to GWU students) at a salary of approximately $55,000. The candidate must have been published by a well-regarded press and demonstrated a commitment to teaching. SASE with writing sample and resume must accompany application. The visiting lecturer must live in or near Washington, D.C., during the academic year (late August to early May). Apply to Professor Jeffrey Cohen, at above address.
Application Deadline: December 30

(W) Poetry Society of America, Chapbook Fellowships
15 Gramercy Park, New York, NY 10003
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Application Deadline: December 21
Four Chapbook Fellowships of $1,000 each, as well as publication by the Poetry Society of America, are given to poets who have not been previously published. Manuscripts must be between 20 and 30 pages, accompanied with a $12 entry fee. Two of the fellowships are awarded to poets thirty years of age and younger who are living in any of the five boroughs of New York City. The other two are open to poets of any age living anywhere in the U.S. See web site for more details.

(W) Santa Fe Art Institute Residencies
PO Box 24044 Santa Fe, NM 87502
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Application Deadline: December 31
The Santa Fe Art Institute offers three residency programs—Artists & Writers in Residence, the Emergency Relief Residency, and the Witter Bynner Poetry Translator Residency—which serve twenty writers each year. Residencies, which average from one to three months, are offered year-round. There is a residency fee of $1,000, although ninety percent of accepted artists receive some form of financial support. Writers-in-Residence have the opportunity to perform education and public outreach projects. The deadline for the Witter Bynner Residency is December 5. See web site for details.

(THEATER) Sundance Institute, Sundance Theatre Laboratory
Sundance Theatre Laboratory
8530 Wilshire Blvd. 3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90036
E-Mail Address: [email protected] Website:
Application Deadline: December 15
The Sundance Theatre Laboratory, a three-week workshop, offers playwrights and other theater artists the opportunity to develop new plays or explore new approaches to existing scripts. Up to eight projects are selected for the Laboratory, held at Sundance in Utah in July. The program provides professional actors, dramaturgs, rehearsal space, stage management, round-trip air transportation, accommodations, and food for the team working on each project. Applications may be submitted by individual playwrights, though playwright/directors teams are preferred. There is a $30 entry fee. Write or consult web site for guidelines and application.

(THEATER) The Playwrights' Center, McKnight National Residency and Commission
2301 Franklin Avenue, East Minneapolis, MN 55406
E-Mail Address: [email protected] Website:
Application Deadline: December 5
The McKnight National Residency and Commission offers a $12,500 commission and residency for the production of a new play from a nationally recognized playwright. The play is developed using the Center's resources and professional actors from the Twin Cities area. Only nationally recognized playwrights who have had at least two different plays fully produced by professional theaters are eligible; applicants must not be residents of Minnesota. Recipients are selected on the basis of artistic excellence, professional achievement, and proposed residency plans. See web site for more details.

(RESEARCH) Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
521 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1612, New York, NY 10175-1699
E-Mail Address: [email protected], Website:
Predoctoral and postdoctoral grants for study in Venice and the Veneto region are awarded annually for historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, theater, humanities, and social science are acceptable areas of study. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have experience in advanced research at the graduate level or above. Grants range from $500 to $16,500. Funds are for research in Venice and Veneto only, and for transportation to, from, and within Veneto. Consult the Web site for additional information and applicati
on. Available to: U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Deadline: December 15

(RESEARCH) British Studies Fellowship
Deadline: 01/15/09
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University invites applications for the Research Fellowship in British Studies for the academic year 2009-2010, July 2009 through June 2010, open to scholars of British history, literature, society or culture from the Middle Ages through the end of the 20th Century who will devote the term of the fellowship to research in the Beinecke Library British collections. The fellowship provides a stipend of $45,000 and a residential apartment within walking distance of the Library. To apply, please to to the Fellowships link on the Beiencke website at or email [email protected]

(A) Printmaking Artist-in-Residence
Residency is available for 4 months or up to 2 years scheduled to begin May 1, 2009. An MFA is preferred but not necessary. Residency is granted based on quality of work and community-mindedness. Residency includes studio space within community classroom, gallery representation, and paid teaching opportunities. Year-long residents receive a solo show. Residents have 24 hour access to facilities which include a Takach Press (26" x 40" bed), inking tables, locking cabinets, and plenty of storage. Use of other studio areas is allowed as long as it does not interfere with resident artists in those areas. Residents are responsible for studio management and maintenance, approximately 10-12 hours per week. Contact the Education Director at 402-466-8692 for more info or visit

(ALL) Residency at Bathurst Hill End Residency, Bathurst, Australia
Deadline: Dec. 12th 2008
The Hill End Artist in Residence Program aims to provide an opportunity for creative development in all areas of the visual arts in the unique environment Hill End and the region offers and at the same time to contribute to the long term cultural development and sustainability of the village. Applications are sought from both established and emerging artists, arts writers or curators across the visual arts with a strong vision of what they would like to accomplish during a residency.The program is open to both Australian and international artists but funding is currently not available for International applicants.
An application form and guidleines can be downloaded from the program 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!