Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Much thanks to those of you who donated to Mira's List this past week since I sent out a request. It really helps. I appreciate your contribution and am grateful that you took the time to send something. I don't have all your email addresses so I apologize if I cannot thank you personally. Due to a medical problem (from a car accident in 1999) I need to do most of my work at home. And I'd love to spend some of that time continuing to do THIS for YOU. Your donations make that possible. Thank you!

I'm off to the conference on Thursday and hopefully will come back with some good information. I also have written a rather long piece on writing grants that I will post when I get back (or I'll just shorten it and post a condensed version). Other things coming up soon....info on travel to Central/South/Latin America and more opportunities for my most neglected group—those in the performing arts, film, music, etc.

And for those looking for writing contests, exhibition opportunities, and so on, please check the links on my sidebar under your specific genre.
See you next week!

Monday, March 30, 2009


I will be heading off this Thursday, April 2nd to the Transcultural Exchange Conference on Opportunities in the Arts in Boston. I'll be back in my office on Monday the 6th. If you have any burning questions about international residencies (as well as Fulbright grants), how to get them, how to fund them, specific places you'd like to know more about, etc., please click on "comments" below this posting and leave a question. That way, when I go to the conference, I can try to track down your answers while I'm there. So ask away! I'll do my best to try and find answers to your questions and will get back to you after the conference.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Africinfo.org is the website for the RICAFE network (cultural information network in Africa and Europe) that aims to solve problems with the distribution of cultural information.
The newsletter and diary relay information from the network to provide "live" information on cultural activities in Africa.
This is a great site! The mothership of Afro-info for all the arts. For more info, go to: http://www.africinfo.org/index.asp?navig=evenements&no_rubrique=5#
**If you don't speak French, make sure you click on "English" for the websites in this posting.

Le Cercle Pan-Africain des Artistes
The Pan-African Circle of Artists was established as a forum for the promotion of art and culture on the African continent.
It champions the cause of art through diverse means, including exhibitions, seminars, workshops, folklore sessions, slide talks, lectures, publications, etc.
Pan-African Circle of Artists is fast earning an international reputation and has remained so far one of the very few truly professional art associations operating inside Africa today.
Within the bounds of the principles of new internationalism, Pan-African Circle of Artist's main concern has been the creation of a home-grown voice for the continued dissemination of the arts of African on Africa's own terms.

Afrique Profonde, Pointe-Noire, Congo-Brazzaville
AFRIQUE PROFONDE ("Deep Africa") began in 1998 through the work of Marius Billy, a musician from a small village in the interior of Congo. AFRIQUE PROFONDE became a member of RES ARTIS in 2000. The purpose of the program is to promote cultural exchange and dialogue, internationally and locally, by bringing together artists from diverse cultural backgrounds with artists in the Republic of Congo and Africa. AFRIQUE PROFONDE also strives to preserve and promote traditional cultures in Africa while advocating the basic human rights and respect of marginalised peoples.
AFRIQUE PROFONDE offers a 1 to 3 month residency in the Republic of Congo, based out of the Atlantic coastal city of Pointe-Noire. Residencies are one to three months, available from February-May, June-September, and October-December.
Artists are encouraged to participate in the one-month tour into the deep interior which occurs at the beginning of the Spring and Summer sessions. During this tour, artists will find profound inspiration for the remainder of their residency from meeting different groups of Pygmies, experiencing the wonders of the deep forest, and sharing in a cultural exchange with Bantu artisans. See website (www.afriqueprofonde.org) to download an application in .pdf format.
Community projects with local schools, AIDS patients, CCF projects, and other organizations might be arranged. For more information, please visit the website or email Marius Billy: marius(at)afriqueprofonde.org; info(at)afriqueprofonde.org
To find more opportunities in Africa and other countries, I defer to the wonderful Res Artis and Trans Artists. They are free search engines for international residencies. The Alliance of Artists Communities is excellent as well. Their site costs $25 a year to join. The links are on my sidebar to the right of this post. For more information on how to FUND a study trip to Africa or a residency there, please go to http://www.transartists.nl/funding/funding_in_africa.58.html for a list of funding possibilities.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Visions from the New California recognizes outstanding, under-recognized, visual artists from California. Six artists are selected each year, and are awarded a one-month residency at one of six California artists' residency programs, and a $4,000 stipend. Application deadline is June 1, 2009. For more information, see www.visionsfromthenewcalifornia.org


Here are a few regional arts councils—info taken from Cranbrook College of Art website. There are several deadlines coming up so check with your own state. I know that New Hampshire's grant is coming up for those of you out east. As far as how much each state is giving out this coming year, due to the crash, the amounts might have changed so please check the state website where you live.

Alabama State Arts Council
The Alabama State Arts Council awards Artist Fellowships of $5,000 or $10,000 for Alabama artists working in crafts, dance, design, media/photography, music, literature, theater and the visual arts. Recipients may use funds to set aside time to create art, improve their skills, or to do what is most advantageous to enhance their artistic careers. Recipients must be residents of Alabama.

Arizona Commission on the Arts
The Arizona Commission on the Arts "Artist Projects" is a programs to support individual artists in all disciplines for project-related costs that allow the artist(s)increased time to research and develop ideas or new works.

San Francisco Arts Commission
The San Francisco Arts Commision awards "Individual Artist Commission" Grants of $10,000 to individual artist working and living in San Francisco to stimulate the creation and presentation of works of art through out the city.Grants for literary, media and, visual arts proposals will be considered in 2007.

Arts Council Silicon Valley
Up to six fellowships of will be given annually to artists living in the Silicon Valley in rotating artistic categories.

LEF Foundation
LEF operates within two regional areas: California and New England. Each region has unique areas of interest and funding priorities. Please refer to the specific guidelines for the region from which you are applying. For projects in development outside these two regions, please contact the main office in California. LEF Foundation, 1095 Lodi LN., Saint Helena, CA 94574.

Colorado Council on the Arts
Colorado Council on the Arts Artist Fellowships acknowledge artistic integrity and quality among Colorado's artists and promote public awareness of their work. Artist Fellowship Awards are $5,000.

LEF Foundation
LEF operates within two regional areas: California and New England. Each region has unique areas of interest and funding priorities. Please refer to the specific guidelines for the region from which you are applying. For projects in development outside these two regions, please contact the main office in California. LEF Foundation, 1095 Lodi LN., Saint Helena, CA 94574.

Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Artist Fellowship program is designed to encourage the continuing artistic development of Connecticut's finest creative artists who are seriously committed to their art form and who have a demonstrated history of professional activity in the state. Twenty to thirty-five awards are made each year in the amounts of $5,000 and $2,500. Visual artists are eligible for this program during odd numbered years.

Delaware Division of the Arts
The Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships are awarded to applicants residing in Delaware for at least one year and at least 18 years of age.

District of Columbia
The District of Columbia Comission on Arts and Humanities
The Arts Commission offers funding for the arts in the District of Columbia. The Artist Fellowship Program offers grants to individuals in a broad range of artistic endeavors. Individual fellowships support individual artists who make significant contributions to the arts and who promote the arts in the District of Columbia through artistic excellence. Fellowship artist disciplines rotate on a biannual basis. In 2005, fellowships will be awarded in Media, Visual Arts, and Crafts.

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Division of Cultural Affairs for the state of Florida awards grants to individual artists.

Idaho Commission on the Arts
Idaho Commission on the Arts offers grants to individuals.

Illinois Arts Council
The Illinois Arts Council awards grants to individuals for up to $7000

Indiana Arts Commission
Indiana Arts Commission Grants support individual Indiana artists, in all disciplines, for specific project-related costs. Eligible projects are purposely left flexible to respond to the artists' ideas, dreams, and needs, however, the goal of this program is to aid the artists' career development.

Iowa Arts Council
Iowa Arts Council provides Major Grants(up to $10,000) and Mini Grants (up to $1,500) to individual artists working in all disciplines, to develop significant and specific projects that will be presented to or shared with the public during or after the grant period. Applicants may request up to $15,000 which must be matched dollar-for-dollar.

Kansas Arts Commission
The Kansas Arts Commission awards a limited number of Kansas Artists Fellowships in 10 disciplines, 5 every other year, to Kansas's creative artists to recognize sustained achievement and excellence. Each Kansas Artist Fellowship recipient will be awarded $5,000.

Kentucky Arts Council
Kentucky Arts Council offers many different grant opportunities, including the Individual Artist Fellowship, Individual Artist Professional Development Program, and Individual Artist Project Grant.

Arts Kentucky
Arts Kentucky is a statewide membership organization for individual artists, performers, craftspeople, community and arts groups. Providing professional development opportunities, access to resources, consulting services and inclusion in a powerful arts network for people who are working to improve their communities through the arts.

Louisiana Division of the Arts
Louisiana Division of the Arts awards fellowships to individual artists.

Maine Arts Commission
The Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowships are awarded annually, one in each catagory: Visual Arts, Performing arts, and Literary Arts.

LEF Foundation

Maryland State Arts Council
Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive prices to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence. A limited number of awards of $1,000, $3,000 and $6,000 are offered each year. Different categories of the Visual Arts are awarded in alternate years.

Massachusetts Cultural Council
The Artist Grants Program provides direct assistance to Massachusetts artists, to recognize exceptional work and to support the further developments of their talents. Fellowship grants of $5,000 are offered in discipline categories which rotate according to fiscal year.

LEF Foundation

Art Serve Michigan
Art Serve Michigan Creative Artist Grants (CAG) a project grant that funds the creation of new work in all arts disciplines and community service activities by professional artists. Awards of up to $8,000 are available.

Five Wings Art Council
The Five Wings Art Council is one of eleven designated Regional Arts Councils in Minnesota who provide grants and services to nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists on a regional basis. Five Wings provides services to Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena Counties. The Individual Artist Grants ($100-$500) are designed to help strengthen an artist's career by taking advantage of arts related, short term opportunities.

Jerome Foundation
The Jerome Foundation makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists, and contributes to the professional advancement of those artists. Open to residents of Minnesota and New York City. Individual grants are available in Media Arts, and for travel or study.

Minnesota State Arts Board
The Fellowship program is designed to recognize, reward and encourage outstanding individual artists. Twelve-month fellowships can provide time, materials and living expenses for artists working in the visual, literary and performing arts. Designed for artists at various stages in their careers, fellowships allow artists to set aside time to work, purchase supplies and materials, undertake advanced study not related to a degree or to pursue other career goals. All fellowships are $8,000.

Mississippi Arts Commission
The Mississippi Arts Commission offers Artist Fellowships in the following areas: Folk Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts and Crafts. It also offers Folk Art Apprenticeships.

Montana Arts Council
Montana Arts Council's Individual Artist Fellowships Program seeks to recognize, reward and encourage individual artists in Montana. Fellowships of $5,000 are awarded to professional Montana artist who demonstrate excellence in their work.

Nebraska Arts Council
Nebraska Arts Council offers Artist Fellowships which provide monetary awards to Nebraska artists in various disciplines.

Nevada Arts Council
Nevada Arts Council (NAC) awards Fellowships ($5,000) and "Jackpot" Grants to individual artists.

New Hampshire
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts' Artist Services Programs offer the following grants to individuals: Individual Artist Fellowships with awards of $5,000; New Works Grant, which provides funds for working in collaboration with other artists; and Percent for Art Grant which funds purchases or commissions of art and craft work for state buildings.

LEF Foundation

New York
Jerome Foundation
The Jerome Foundation makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists, and contributes to the professional advancement of those artists. Open to residents of Minnesota and New York City. Individual grants are available in Media Arts, and for travel or study.

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council
Individual Artist Grants are available to individual artists residing in Warren or Washington County. One grant of $2500 is available for artists who reside in Washington County, and a grant of $2500 and another for $1000 are available to artists who reside in Warren County. These proposals must be for the creation of new art that will impact the community creatively or involve the community in the creative process.

New York Foundation for the Arts
New York Foundation for the Arts Artists' Fellowships awards grants of $7,000 in sixteen separate disciplines to individual originating artists in New York State. Through Artists & Audiences Exchange, each fellowship recipient performs a public service activity in collaboration with a non-profit organization located in New York State. The Foundation also offers Career Advancement Mini-Grants($100-$600).

North Dakota
North Dakota Council on the Arts
North Dakota Council on the Arts awards Individual Artists Fellowships in the amount of $2,500. In 2003, artists working in the visual arts/crafts and media arts will be eligible for grants.

Ohio Arts Council
The Ohio Arts Council offers several programs for individual artists.

Oregon Arts Commission
Oregon Arts Commission, due to the current state budget crisis, has temporarily suspended awarding the Individual Artist Fellowship Grant. This program may be resumed after the January 2003 election, pending approval by the voters of the State Income Tax Surcharge.

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts offers funding opportunities and services for Pennsylvania artists. Opportunities include individual fellowships up to $10,000 and an annual catalogue of Fellowship Recipients.

Leeway Foundation
The Leeway Foundation was established to promote the welfare of women and benefit the arts. Awards to individual women artists are offered in a selected visual or literary discipline each year. Specific grants are available for emerging and established women artists. There is also a Window of Opportunity Grant which help artists take advantage of unique, time-limited opportunities that could significantly benefit their work or increase its recognition.

Pew Fellowships in the Arts
Pew Fellowships in the Arts awards grants of $50,000 to artists working in a wide variety of performing, visual, and literary disciplines which rotate on a four-year cycle. The primary function of the fellowships is to free artists from other activities-literally to "buy time"-so they can focus on creative development for an extended period. Up to twelve fellowships are awarded annually to artists living and working in the five-county Philadelphia area.

Rhode Island
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts makes direct grants to Rhode Island artists. Grants to individuals include Fellowships and Folk Arts apprenticeships. Proposals for funding for individual artists are also considered.

LEF Foundation

South Carolina
South Carolina Arts Commission
South Carolina Arts Commission Fellowships recognize and award the artistic achievements of South Carolina's exceptional individual artists. Six fellowships are awarded each year on a rotation by arts discipline. Fellowship awards are made through a highly competitive process and are based on only one criterion: artistic excellence.

South Dakota
South Dakota Arts Council
South Dakota Arts Council awards several different kinds of grants to individual artists. These are: Artist Grants, Artist Collaboration Grants, and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants.

Tennessee Arts Commission
The Tennessee Arts Commission offers Individual Artist Fellowships and Professional Artist Support grants.

Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County
The Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County offers fellowships that are cash awards of $2,500 and $5,000 for artists who have resided in Houston for at least two full years prior to the application deadline.

Utah Arts Council
Individual Artist Grants (for Utah residents only) for up to $1,200 are available two times annually with deadlines on the 1st day of June and October. For a hard copy, please contact Tay Haines, [email protected], (801) 236-7549.

Vermont Arts Council
The Vermont Arts Council awards Creation Project grants ($1,000-$5,000) and Artist Development grants($250-$750) to individual artist

LEF Foundation

Virginia Commission on the Arts
Through the Virginia Commission on the Arts a limited number of fellowships with awards of $5,000 are available to professional creative artists living in Virginia. Specific arts disciplines will be eligible for support each year on a rotating basis, depending on the amount of state and federal funding available to the Commission.

Artist Trust
Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to supporting Washington State artists working in all creative disciplines. Grants awarded to individual artists are Grants for Artist Projects which awards up to $1,500 to artists to begin, further or complete specific works of art, and Fellowships, which are unrestricted awards of $6,500 to recognize artistic merit and continued dedication to art-making.

West Virginia
West Virginia Commission on the Arts
West Virginia Commission on the Arts annually awards fellowships in various categories of the visual, literary, and performing arts based on the originality, creativity, and accomplishment of previous work, as well as the level of commitment and potential for further growth. Fellowship awards are for $3500. The Commission also awards Professional Development grants to individual artists.

Wisconsin Arts Board
Wisconsin Arts Board's Artist Fellowship Awards recognize the significant contributions of professional artists in Wisconsin. Fellowships of $8,000 are available, in odd-numbered years, to individual artists working in the Visual Arts and Media Arts.

Wyoming Arts Council
The Wyoming Arts Council awards The Individual Artist Fellowship. This is a competative program and applicants are judged on the merit of their work. The awards are given to recognize outstanding work that is already compeleted.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


European Ceramic Work Centre
Deadline April 15, 2009
.ekwc offers different types of residencies: individual residency, residency for young applicants, residency related to external project, residency for former participants, combined residency, part of project 'ceramics and architecture'
1. Individual residency: Professional artists, designers and architects with an academic education and who have worked as independent professionals for at least two years.
An individual residency is intended for professional artists, designers and architects who would like to learn more about ceramics as a medium or who would like to acquire more in-depth knowledge of ceramics. The individual residency at the .ekwc offers a supreme opportunity for those who want to undertake experiments with or take up the challenge of ceramics. Not only can they spend three months making use of all the facilities at the .ekwc that support the process of working with ceramics, but a technical staff is also available to provide guidance during the residency. An international selection committee will assess the applications that come in through the annual public application round. The selection will be based on documentation of the last five years' work and an activity plan / motivation. Go to: http://www.ekwc.nl/index.cfm?chapter_id=24
for more information.
Upcoming deadline for applications: 15 April 2009

2. Residency for young participants
Deadline April 15, 2009
For candidates who graduated less than two years ago from an academy of art and/or design and are under the age of thirty.
During this residency young professionals can learn about ceramics as a medium or increase the knowledge they already have. A three-month residency at the .ekwc often provides a good impulse for building up a professional career. The .ekwc provides young participants with a grant and a budget for materials. An internal selection committee assesses the applications, based on documentation of the last few years' work (including the final project), an activity plan / motivation and references from teachers and/or supervisors.
There are other types of residencies available at ekwc so go to their website and see if there is one that is perfect for you. http://www.ekwc.nl/index.cfm?chapter_id=24


On-going deadline
There are no deadlines for these grants, but applications must be submitted prior to applicants’ date of departure. Applicants are advised to submit their request three months ahead of time if they wish to have the results before their departure date.
Travel Grants enable writers, translators, spoken word artists and storytellers (individuals) to respond to invitations that are important to their artistic development and career, such as:
• being a keynote speaker at an international conference or convention
• participating in a large international festival
• being the guest of honour at an important book fair
• receiving official international honours or prizes
• attending a book launch by a foreign publisher
• attending a residency in an artist colony.
This program covers international travel only. At the national level, only the participation in residencies is eligible. For more information, go to: http://www.conseildesarts.ca/grants/writing/wd127217018955000000.htm

Deadlines: June, 1 October, 1 January, 1 March
The Visual Arts Section of the Canada Council for the Arts provides a range of grants to recognize and support the independent creative work of professional Canadian artists of all cultures. These grants are intended for artists and independent critics and curators working in the following art forms: visual arts including fine craft and architecture. Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts contribute toward expenses incurred to travel to an event important to the artist’s, critic’s or curator’s career.Three categories of support are provided under this program: Presentation Travel, Travel to Artists’ Residencies and Research-Rrelated Travel.
For more information, go to: http://www.conseildesarts.ca/grants/visualarts/yo127216997029843750.htm

The Canada Council for the Arts also offers grants and other opportunities for Canadian aboriginal artists, performing artists and other disciplines. Go to http://www.conseildesarts.ca for more information.


If any of you would like to read some articles about how the economic crash is affecting various arts foundations and grantmakers, go here for more information: http://foundationcenter.org/focus/economy/;jsessionid=3SGO2EJSLEPL5LAQBQ4CGXD5AAAACI2F


(A) PRINTMAKING Residency at Cló, Donegal, Ireland
When: July/August, 2009
Deadline: April 3, 2009
Cló is offering a 3 week residency for an experienced printmaker specialising in lithography during July / August 2009 in exchange for teaching a 5 day course at Cló’s workshop. Cló is located in the heart of the Gaeltacht (Gaelic language speaking region) and is nestled in a picturesque location at the foot of mount Errigal (Donegal’s highest mountain). For further information and application form please contact: Marjorie Doohan at; [email protected] or +353 (0)7491-62800. www.clo.ie

(ALL) SymbioticA: Call for Expressions of Interest
“Adaptation residencies” in Mandurah, Western Australia
Deadline: March 31st, 2009
Lake Clifton, situated in one of the fastest growing Australian regional cities is home of one of the last remaining colonies of the very slow growing Thrombolites (or ‘living rocks’). The uniqueness and fragile existence of the Lake’s thrombolite reef is surrounded by a rich and varied historical, cultural and natural ecology. Adaptation presents an exceptional opportunity for artists to engage with a number of potential narratives. Projects may engage with a variety of topics including the historical importance of the thrombolites in evolution, the areas cultural history, the contradictory nature of human activity and ecology, global warming and its effects, developmental impacts, evolution of animal species and bioprospecting.
Residencies offered in: visual arts, sound art, music, literature, performance, biological arts, ecological arts, tactical media, community and participatory arts.
SymbioticA are actively pursuing funds for residencies, however additional project funding should be sought by the successful Adaptation resident. SymbioticA will assist in generating grant applications. For further information go to www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/adaptation
Potential residents are encouraged to discuss their project in advance with Amanda Alderson, SymbioticA Project Officer:m [email protected] or (08) 6488 5583. Download the application form from www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/adaptation
Submit your applications electronically to [email protected] or via mail to SymbioticA, School of Anatomy & Human Biology, M309, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, CRAWLEY WA 6009.

(MEDIA ARTISTS) CIANT LAB 2009 Arts Research Residencies in Prague
Where: CIANT, Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline: April 3, 2009
Media artists from the Czech Republic and beyond, are invited to apply for a three-month arts research residency at CIANT LAB in Prague, Czech Republic, between April to end of 2009. The deadline for applications is Friday the 3rd of April 2009.
Artists are offered a media laboratory space, a payment of 1000 EUR per month and access to lab equipment and technical support. The emphasis for this residency is on collaborative research and development in the field of networked/distributed performance. Presently, two positions are on offer:
A. Area of 3D modeling (3ds MAX), avatar creation and integration with motion capture systems driven virtual environments,
B. Area of interactive sound creation (max/MSP, PD, etc.).
CIANT | International Centre for Art and New Technologies (www.ciant.cz) is a non-profit art/science organization with an artist residency, commissions, research, production, promotion, and training programs.
To apply please provide the following:
- Project description, Artist Statement and CV
- Supporting materials/documentation of previous work.
Please send your application to: CIANT (Attn: Pavel Sedlak, Vice-Director), Kubelikova 27, 13000 Prague, Czech Republic. Applications via email will be accepted but must have the Subject: "CIANT LAB 2009 Residency Application".
For more information about this opportunity and application process please email [email protected]

Mex-Am Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center
Deadline: April 1st, 2009
Vermont Studio Center is pleased to announce the Sixteenth Annual Mex-Am Artist Fellowship Competition, sponsored by the Mex-Am Cultural Foundation. For 2009/2010, one outstanding mid-career visual artist will be selected for a month-long VSC Residency by a distinguished independent jury.
Mex-Am Fellowship Winners receive: 4-week VSC Residency, Private studio space, Housing/Food, Round-trip air travel, Stipend
Applications must be received by April 1, 2009. For instructions on how to apply and an application, please visit www.vermontstudiocenter.org/mex-am-mexican-fellowships/. For more information, contact Vermont Studio Center at 802-635-2727 or [email protected]

Can Serrat Visual Art's Full Stipend - April Call for Applicants.
Barcelona, Spain
Deadline: April 30, 2009
Can Serrat is pleased to announce our Full Stipend for artists for the Year 2009 - 10.
The residency is open to artists in all fields regardless of nationality or age.
Candidates are asked to e-mail:
Visual documentation of recent work (10 jpg images).
Cover letter introducing yourself and stating preferred residency months.
Curriculum Vitae
A short summary of the project/work planned for the residency period.
Please, e-mail applications to [email protected]
Please, don't send applications by mail unless you have to send a video.
*There is no official application form.
Applications must be received by the 30th of April, 2009.
The selected Artist will be notified in late May, 2009.
The selected Artist will be provided with living/working space and meals for a one month period and the opportunity to give a presentation at the centre.
- Travel expenses and other incidentals are not covered by the stipend award.
- All applicants for the full stipend will automatically also be considered for a support stipend.
- Stipends are available to the recipient for one year.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


2009/2010 Kennedy Center Fellowships The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Fellowship Program provides 10 highly motivated arts managers the instruction and experience needed to succeed in today's complex arts environment. The program offers a structured blend of independent and collective learning experiences. Fellowships are full-time lasting 9 months (September-May). Fellows receive a full stipend of $20,000. Application deadline is April 1, 2009. For additional information visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/artsmanagement or email [email protected]org.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Don't forget to register Transcultural Exchange's International Conference for Opportunities in the Arts in Boston, April 3 - 5. I will be speaking from 1 to 3 on Friday, April 3 on how to find funding for travel, residencies, and pursuing your creative projects. This session is open to all disciplines. There will be many other great speakers at the conference too, including representatives from the Fulbright Foundation, DAAD, and directors of residencies from China, France, Italy, Thailand, India, Australia, Japan, Germany and many other countries, as well as artist colony spokespersons from the U.S. This is a fantastic chance to meet with the people behind the scenes who make decisions and ask them questions, network with other artists, writers, and composers, and sign up for individual mentoring sessions. What's not to like? If you register now, before April 1st, you can still get the lower registration rate. See you there! And coming soon...book suggestions, announcements, and more.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Greetings from Mira's List. Just a quick personal note to all of you...now, while I do live to serve you each and every day, I actually do my own art too. I know. Hard to believe but true. And I am about to revise my book which will be sent out to publishers soon after. So if you don't get a lot of postings in the next few weeks, it doesn't mean that I don't love you. It just means that I have been sucked into the vortex of revision. I will send new listings, not to worry, just not a million of them. And please remember to comment or to ask questions on the Q & A forum posting (scroll down on the right sidebar and click on Q & A Forum. Some of you have emailed me questions and I'd love it if you posted them instead so others can benefit from your brilliant queries. Thanks!

And don't forget the 2009 Transcultural Exchange Conference is coming up really soon in Boston and I'll be there talking about grants and finding funding for travel. This is the first year that they are opening it up to writers, so writers, please try to come. You'll meet residency directors from all over the world, representatives from the Fulbright Foundation and various cultural institutions from across the globe. Have a great weekend and don't forget to apply for something.


Alaska State Council on the Arts, Career Opportunity Grants
411 West Fourth Avenue, Suite 1E
Anchorage, AK 99501-234
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Website: www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca/grants3.htm#fellow
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Career Opportunity Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded to cover travel and other expenses for writers to take advantage of opportunities that will advance the work or careers of Alaskan artists. Applications must be made by the first of the month prior to month of activity. Write or see web site for details.

Taos Summer Writers' Conference, D. H. Lawrence Fellowship
Department of English Language and Literature
MSC03 2170, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Website: www.unm.edu/~taosconf/Registration/Scholarships.htm
Application Deadline: April 15
The D. H. Lawrence Fellowship is awarded to an emerging writer of fiction or poetry with one book in print or at press. The D. H. Lawrence Fellow will receive tuition remission, lodging at the Sagebrush Inn or Comfort Suites, and two meals a day (breakfast and lunch). In return, the Fellow contributes to the Taos Summer Writer's Conference activities and gives a formal reading. Write to Sharon Oard Warner, Director at above address or see web site for more details.

National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20506
Application Deadline: May 1
Fellowships with a stipend of $4,200 per month support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, and other scholarly tools. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months. A number of other grants are also available. Write, e-mail, or see web site for further information on stipends, eligibility, and application procedures.

National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 755
Arlington, VA 22230
Application Deadline: June 1
The Antarctic Artists & Writers Program considers requests from particularly well qualified writers, historians, artists, or others in the liberal arts to work in Antarctica. Although the Foundation does not award funds, selected applicants are provided with polar clothing on loan, travel between New Zealand or southern South America and Antarctica, and room and board and logistics in Antarctica. The Foundation may provide round-trip economy air travel between a U.S. airport and New Zealand or South America. Applicants may seek supplemental funds from additional sources, including other federal agencies. Candidates must be well established and working full-time in their fields and have a means of presenting their work to the public. Applications accepted May 1 through June 1. See web site for more details.

Poetry Magazine
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60611
Application Deadline: March 31
Five Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships of $15,000 each are given annually to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in English or creative writing programs who will not have received an M.A. or M.F.A. degree as of December 31 of the year of the award. Program directors and department chairs in the U.S. should submit nominations on an official application form from Poetry. Applications must be postmarked during the month of March. See web site for more details. In addition, Poetry Magazine administers the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize of $100,000 for outstanding poetic achievement, as well as eight Poetry Magazine Awards, ranging from $500 to $3,000, for poetry published in the magazine during the previous year. Applications are not accepted for these awards.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


(ALL, MEDIA ARTS, etc.) Fabrica
Via Ferrarezza, 31050 Catena di Villorba, Italy. One year residency with stipend and travel money. Fabrica is the Benetton Research and Development Communication Centre. Led by an international team, Fabrica is an applied creativity laboratory, a talent incubator, a studio of sorts in which young, modern artists come from all over the world to develop innovative projects and explore new directions in myriad avenues of communication, from design, music and film to photography, publishing and the Internet. It is currently offering residencies to artist, designers, creative engineers to do applied research in the following areas: web design, social networking, online gaming, physical computing, device art, 3D. It is also possible to apply for the following disciplines: Media (Music, Video and Film), Photography, Visual Communication, Writing.
Fabrica is housed in a stunning building by Japanese architect Tadao Ando and is situated outside Treviso in North Italy.
Fabrica offers bursaries to successful applicants. The bursary includes travel to fabrica, as well as accommodation, living expenses and a small grant.
Fabrica is located in Catena di Villorba, 12 km from Treviso (a medieval town in the north of Italy with a population of around 80,000). The town is 3 hours from Milan and 5 hours from Rome.
For more info, email or go to the site:
E-mail [email protected]

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Greetings! In the future I will probably set up a forum linked page or something and/or will have links to FAQ's and tips, etc. but to get started, I thought I'd ask you if you had any questions about: grants, fellowships, residencies, writing applications, what you are eligible to apply for...anything, really, as long as it pertains to your professional development as an artist (or writer, composer, etc.). So please use the comment section below to ask me something and I will try to get back to you as soon as you can. And feel free to comment on what else you'd like to see on this blog. If you like what I'm doing so far, let me know that too. If something could be improved, let me know that as well. I do this for free so things won't happen over night...anyway, ask away. How can I help you? (p.s. Some people are having trouble finding the place where they can leave a post. Look right below this posting and you will see the word "comments" with a number before it, showing how many people have left comments. The comments are hidden to save space, but if you click on "comments" you will open up a space to write in. You don't have to leave your name or anything, just do the little security check so we can avoid spam. Thanks!

Monday, March 9, 2009


(ALL) Bogliasco Fellowships, Liguria Study Center in Liguria, Italy. With a maximum capacity of sixteen persons, the Liguria Study Center provides an intimate setting for artistic and scholarly work. The Center is comprised of three separate properties: Villa dei Pini, Villa Orbiana, and Villa Rincon. Villa dei Pini is located close to the Via Aurelia, which follows the traces of the ancient road built by the Romans to connect their capital to Ventimiglia and France. The property features a mature Genoese garden, shaded by pine trees, that drops steeply to the rocky shore of the Mediterranean. Villa Orbiana and Villa Rincon are situated further up the foot of the Apennines in an olive grove, approximately a five-minute walk from Villa dei Pini. Each of the villas contains private living quarters, studios equipped with computers, and common rooms. While surrounded by a bustling semi-urban environment, the villas and their gardens offer an oasis of calm, with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Ligurian coastline — an inspiring setting that has proven to be a powerful stimulant for reflection and creativity. Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Landscape, Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, Visual Arts
In the Arts, the Study Center welcomes persons doing both creative and scholarly work (such as Art History, Musicology, Film Criticism, and so on). With respect to Dance, Music, and Theater, however, the Center does not have rehearsal studio space for persons wishing to work extensively in performance.
Applicants for Fellowships are expected to demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. In addition, they must submit descriptions of the projects that they intend to pursue in Bogliasco. Approximately 50 Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded each year. They are scheduled during the two semesters of the traditional academic year. During 2009-2010 the dates are as follows: September 7 to December 11 (fall-winter), and February 8 to May 14 (winter-spring). Fellowships usually have a duration of one month (31-32 days) or, in some cases, a half semester (48 days). In special circumstances residencies of other lengths may be approved.
Application deadlines are as follows: January 15, 2009, for the fall-winter semester beginning in September, 2009, and April 15, 2009, for the winter-spring semester beginning in February, 2010. Bogliasco Fellows may be accompanied by spouses (or spouse-equivalent companions) during their stay at the Liguria Study Center. Next deadline for a residency is April 15, 2009. See website for more details and application. http://liguriastudycenter.org/english/mission.cfm

(ALL) Bellagio Center for Scholars and Creative Artists
The deadline for the Bellagio Center residency competition for Scholars and Creative Artists will be announced soon so check the website for details. The next residency period will be February 1 – May 31, 2010. The Bellagio creative arts residencies – for composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists – provide time for disciplined work, individual reflection, and collegial engagement, uninterrupted by the usual professional and personal demands. The Center typically offers one-month stays for no more than 3-5 creative artists at a time. Artists of significant achievement, from any country, are welcome to apply.
Residency cohorts include artists, writers, non-governmental organization practitioners, policymakers, scholars and scientists from around the world. Meals and informal presentations of work provide an opportunity for residents to engage with each other. During special dinners, residents also have the chance to interact with the participants of international conferences that are hosted in various buildings on the Center’s property. The combination of private time for work and reflection and informal gatherings is an important part of life at the Center. Spouses and life partners may accompany the resident, or may apply for a concurrent residency. The Center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project.
Residencies are typically four-weeks, however, shorter periods may be available. Applicants will need to submit a statement describing why an alternate length of time is requested.
The Foundation seeks applicants who are able to demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their respective artistic disciplines. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments -- exhibitions, publications, performances -- are particularly encouraged to apply.

(ALL) Rome Prize: American Academy in Rome
7 East 60 Street, 10022-1001 New York, NY USA
Telephone 212 751 7200 E-mail [email protected]
Disciplines: Architecture, Drawing & Painting, Film, Literature, Music, Visual Arts, Photography, Sculpture * Duration: 6 or 11 months
The American Academy in Rome is a center that sustains independent artistic pursuits and humanistic studies. Each year, through a national competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to 15 emerging artists (working in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Literature, Musical Composition, or Visual Arts) and 15 scholars (working in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and early Modern, or Modern Italian Studies). The application deadline is November 1st (deadline extension until November 15th, for an additional fee). The Academy community also includes invited Residents and international Affiliated Fellows. Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of 6-month and 11-month fellowships receive stipends of $12,500 and $25,000, respectively. Rome Prize fellowships are designed for emerging artists and for scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers. In the case of scholars, preference will be given to applicants for whom research time in Italy, and especially in the city of Rome, is essential, and who have not had extensive prior experience there.
For more info and application, go to: www.aarome.org

(A, W, PERFORM. ARTS) Poci Retreat
53017 Radda (Chianti), Italy
Three to twelve months residency
The Associazione Culturale di Poci, an organization founded by members and friends of the retreat center, is offering an Artist in Residence Program of 3 to 12 months to artists in the following fields: Poetry and contemplative prose, ink brush painting and aquarelle, musical composition, photography, choreography and dance. The artist should have a basic wish to be inspired by nature, silence and consciousness explorations, and should be involved in a personal artistic project. Together with the retreat center you will observe a daily period of silence in Poci and you will meet weekly for communal meals and talks. The Associazione Culturale di Poci provides accommodation and workspace. All other costs, including food, are covered by the artists. Everyone helps 10 hours per week with the work of keeping up the place.
Poci, an old Tuscan farm, producing Chianti wine and olive oil, is located between Florence and Siena, 7 km from the villages of Radda and Castellina in Chianti. The farm is a door to the beauty of nature with its soothing and inspiring effects. With 80 hectares (200 acres) of land and wide views, Poci spreads over a hillside all the way to a romantic riverbed. The simple atmosphere of restored old stone houses embedded in nature invites you to relax, to open the senses and to calm the mind. OPEN, ONGOING DEADLINE. Interested artists should write to us; including a résumé, a documentation of their work, a prospectus of the proposed project at Poci, and a recent photo.
E-mail [email protected] www.locpoci.com

(A, ARCH., PHOTO) La Macina di San Cresci
Pieve di San Cresci 1, 50022 Greve in Chianti (FI) Italy
Duration: 1 week to 3 (1 month for the fellowship)
La Macina di San Cresci is a residence for artists unique in the area, in which the residents find a space to pursue work, taking full advantage of the rich cultural backdrop offered by the ancient place and its surroundings. The centre offers the opportunity to work alone, or together with other creative people from other countries, developing and interchanging concise ideas on contemporary art and culture. In 2009 the Municipality of Greve in Chianti (Florence, Italy) grants a fellowship for one month.
Two common studios : Ample 45 m2 workshop-room, suitable for pottery, painting and sculpture (access directly from the square) and Historic cellars (220 m2) divided into different areas and equipped with: meeting table, video projector, projection screen, computer, amplification system, wireless internet access. There is also space in use for different communal activities: reading, computer work, listening to music.
Apartment "Artist's house" 120 m² , is situated on the first floor. It has: 2 bedrooms with 3 beds, 2 bathrooms (one with shower and one with bath), a well-equipped kitchen and a living room area with fireplace are in common.
The Municipality of Greve in Chianti grants a fellowship for one month in the 2009. The fellowship recipient is granted Euro 1000 to cover expenses ( art material, meals, local transport, etc.) , in addition living space and studios free of charge.The selected artist is provided with a shared room and workspace in a shared studio for a 30 day period.
Based above Greve in Chianti in the heart of Tuscany, between Florence & Siena. Deadline is November 15 for the fellowship opportunity
Applications are open to artists of all proficiencies-beginners to more advanced artists. Candidates should submit:the completed application form (may be downloaded from website ), an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae with personal details,an example of recent work (photographs, catalogues, publications, articles, CD etc.; For the writers : short writing sample) an explanation or outline of the project to be undertaken during the residence, the desired dates for your stay.
E-mail [email protected] www.chianticom.com

(A) Diogene bivaccourbano
Casella postale 372, Via Alfieri 10, 10121 Torino, Italy
Duration: 3 to 6 weeks between September 21 and November 7
Diogene urbanbivoauc is a programme directed to international artists with the aim of experimenting a brand new method of close examination of the artist's work and of his/her role in the society. The selected artist will be hosted in a small housing form (the Bivouac), built in an "interstitial" area of the city, that will become the place where the artist lives and works, experimenting a new way of strong interaction between the urban environment and its community. The Bivouac has been created using salvaged materials and a survival kit, reducing the needs to what is strictly necessary. It is an attitude that cannot be considered as an extreme survival experiment but rather as a wish to relate to the city, our "natural" habitat, seeking the essentiality. Housing form provided with: solar panel, ecological WC, catalytic heater, crockery, solar shower. Paid by Italian host: Accomodation, studio, attendance fee of 2.000 euro; 2000 euro (maximum) for production expenses for projects to be developed during the residency; 250 euro/week for living expenses; 2000 euro (maximum) for travel costs.
Turin is a major city as well as a business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the right bank of the Po River.
Deadline: May 23
Open to all the artists born before 1990 and currently working in the specific sector of visual arts, without any trends or techniques restrictions.
For more information: E-mail [email protected]

To find out about other residencies in Italy and other countrys, go to: http://www.transartists.org and http://www.resartis.org

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Hey there Miraslist friends, I've been looking for money for you to travel. Here is a quick list of some funding possibilities. Also, don't discount the Cultural Consulates from the countries you want to travel to. Sometimes they even offer language study grants and small grants to help out artists. Go to www.transartists.org and resartis.org for more ideas on how to fund your trip abroad. There might be links on those sites. In the meantime, here are some possibilities for you. And remember, if you have problems with any links or any websites, write a comment or send me an email at [email protected] Happy trails...

(W) The Fifth Annual Equivocality Writer’s Travel Scholarship
Deadline: April 30th, 2009.
This is is a short-form writing contest where the winner gets a round-trip ticket to anywhere in the world. Really. Anything is fair game, as long as it’s prose (and not necessarily travel writing) under 10,000 words. Fiction, non-fiction, memoir, porn, whatever… just make it a good read. Sorry, but no poetry. The winner will be announced May 15th.
Entries must be previously unpublished, there is a limit of one entry per author, and the ticket is limited to $2000 US. For more information and guidelines, go to: http://www.equivocality.net/writers-travel-scholarship

The Fulbright Program provides grants for Graduate Students, Scholars and Professionals, and Teachers and Administrators from the U.S. and other countries.
Fulbright Scholar Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 3007 Tilden Street, NW, 5th floor, Washington DC 20008. Phone: 202-686-4000.

(A) The Lighton International Artists Exchange Program (LIAEP)
The program provides support for visual artists and arts professionals to travel to international residencies and artist communities and for foreign visual artists to travel to and work in the United States.The program seeks applications from dedicated American artists who create work of exceptional quality and whose work and career is at a level to benefit from international exchange with peers. The program is especially interested in funding artists who have not yet worked in a foreign country and in funding travel and residencies to countries that are less westernized. Artists from Kansas City and the Central Plains/Midwest area receive priority for funding. International artists who want to apply for funding for a Kansas City residency may submit inquiries to JanetSimpson at KansasCityArtistsCoalition dot org.
Application forms are available for downloading. Application deadlines are March 15 and August 15, (not a postmark deadline). Artists should apply 6-12 months prior to intended travel dates. Notification will be mailed two months after deadlines.
The maximum l.i.a.e.p. grant is $5,000. For application and guidelines, go to:

(ALL) The American-Scandinavian Foundation
The American-Scandinavian Foundation promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Each year, the ASF wards more than $500,000 in fellowships and grants to individual students, scholars, professionals and artists for projects abroad.

(ALL) Asian Cultural Council
437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10104, E-Mail: [email protected]
Application Deadline: Ongoing. The Asian Cultural Council helps support residences in Asia for American artists interested in pursuing creative projects or creative collaboration with Asian artists. Preference is given to performing and visual artists, though playwrights and writers will be considered. Duration of residence is usually one to six months. Fellowships for various countries are listed on the website.

(ALL) Antarctic Artists and Writers Program
National Science Foundation. The purpose of the Antarctic Artists and Writers Program is to enable serious writings and works of art that exemplify the Antarctic heritage of humankind. In particular, the program seeks to increase public understanding of the Antarctic region, including the continent and the surrounding oceans, as well as the associated research and education endeavors. The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program provides opportunities for professional artists and writers to travel to Antarctica --- at research stations, field camps, and aboard ships --- to make the observations necessary to complete their proposed projects. While the majority of award recipients are established artists and writers, the program also seeks to support early career artists and writers in an effort to broaden participation.

(ALL) CEC ArtsLink
Through a multi-faceted program of cultural exchange, CEC ArtsLink serves to create and sustain constructive, mutually beneficial relationships between the U.S. and the 28 countries of Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Working with artists, arts organizations and community-based institutions CEC ArtsLink provides an essential structure for ongoing dialogue between the U.S. and these formerly isolated cultures. Funding is provided through ArtsLink Projects, ArtsLink Residencies and Independent Projects. http://www.cecartslink.org

(ALL) Jerome Foundation
The Jerome Foundation makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists, and contributes to the professional advancement of those artists. Open to residents of Minnesota and New York City. Individual grants are available in Media Arts, and for travel or study. I think they also give grants for other disciplines but double check on the website.

(A) Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation Artist Fellowships provide artists the opportunity to pursue creative projects in Japan for 2 to 6 months.

(A) The Nordic Artists' Centre
The Nordic Artists' Centre gives artists from around the world an opportunity to live and work in in a community of artists with full accomodation provided. The residency award also includes a monthly stipend and a travel allowance.


(A) Phoenix Gallery Fellowship Program
Deadline: 06/01/09
Deadline: June 1, 2009. Phoenix Gallery, NY, Fellowship Program 2009. The Phoenix Gallery, celebrating its 51st year, will sponsor a 2009-10 Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Benefits: Sponsored membership in Phoenix Gallery in 2009-10 for 18 months, a solo exhibition in the gallery, Participation in member group shows, Access to the gallery space and resources during membership. Please go to http://phoenix-gallery.com/opportunities.html and see "Fellowship Prospectus" for further information. Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Ave. @25th St., 902, New York, NY 10001. 212-226-8711.

(A) Visual Arts Sea Grant, University Of Rhode Island
Deadline: 05/29/09
Up to $2000 funding for work of New England and New York artists
related to the marine environment. For prospectus send SASE to
Visual Arts Sea Grant, c/o Art Dept, University of Rhode island, 105 Upper College Rd,
Kingston, RI 02881 or check the website at www.uri.edu/artsci/art/v_a_grant.html

(RESEARCH) Fellowships for Research in India
American Institute of Indian Studies
Deadline: 07/01/09
The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for fellowships to conduct research in India. Fellowships are available to scholars holding the Ph.D. degree as well as graduate students who are working towards the Ph.D. degree. Short-term and long-term fellowships are available. Application deadline is July 1, 2009. For information and applications, contact the American Institute of Indian Studies, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Phone: (773) 702-8638. Email:
[email protected] Website: www.indiastudies.org

(RESEARCH) Visiting Senior Fellowship Program
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art
Deadline: 03/21/09
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington; housing is provided, subject to availability. Applications will be considered for research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any geographical area and of any period. Visiting senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for five years or more or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment at the time of application. Visiting senior fellows receive stipends that include allowances for round-trip travel and local expenses. Award period: September 1 2009 –February 28, 2010; application deadline: March 21, 2009. For more information, visit www.nga.gov/resources/casva.htm or email [email protected]

(A) ARTIST RESIDENCY PROJECT: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Deadline: 06/12/09
The Sharadin Art Gallery at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania requests proposals from artists, craftspersons, and designers for the production of an original, temporary, site-specific installation for our exhibition space.
The artwork will remain on view from January 29 – March 5, 2010. The selected artist (or artist team) will be awarded $10,000. The award must cover all material and labor costs associated with the production of the work, all travel expense to and from our site, all incidental costs, meals, and all artist fees and honoraria. The university will provide housing. A group of Kutztown University students will be available to assist with the physical production of the selected proposal.
For complete schedule and information about our physical space and specifics about applying for this project, please visit:
Questions should be e-mailed to: [email protected] E-mail only – NO PHONE CALLS, please!

(A) i-want-a-student-print emerging talent award
Deadline: 05/15/09
i-want-a-print announces the i-want-a-print Emerging Talent Award devoted to promoting the work of Visual arts students and recent graduates making the transition from the academic environment to professional careers.
Finalists will have the opportunity to sell museum-quality limited edition prints of their works with the soon-to-be-launched i-want-a-student-print website, which will handle the production and sales of these editions. Artists will enjoy profits of up to 9,600 Euros and a resulting exposure. One winner will receive a 1,000 Euros cash award as an advance on future sales. Application is free and easy to follow through by email. Results will be published mid-June, with the launch of the i-want-a-student-print website. Please visit our website for full details and submissions guidelines: http://www.i-want-a-print.com/index.php?target=pages&page_id=student_contest

(RESEARCH) Henry Darger Fellowship
The Contemporary Center
Deadline: 04/30/09
The Henry Darger Study Center Fellowship is open to graduate students and PhD candidates enrolled in any qualified academic program in the United States or abroad. The fellowship includes an honorarium and housing allowance.
Applicants should submit a one-page description of the scope of their research on Henry Darger, including the type of research and results achieved thus far, as well as a paragraph about the academic program they are enrolled in and a letter of reference from their academic adviser. Application deadline for the summer/fall 2009 fellowship is April 30, 2009. The Contemporary Center Steering Committee, in consultation with the director and curator of the Contemporary Center and the executive director of the American Folk Art Museum, will review all submissions and contact the summer/fall 2009 fellow by June 15, 2009.
For more information, please e-mail [email protected]


(A) Call for Entries: 2009 Kala Institute Fellowship Awards
Deadline: 05/08/09
James D. Phelan Art Award in Printmaking
The 2009 James D. Phelan Art Award in Printmaking will honor two
California-born artists. In addition to a $5,000 cash prize for each of
the award winners, Kala Art Institute will sponsor an exhibit in fall 2009
featuring their work. Application for the 2009 Phelan Art Award in Printmaking is open to any California-born artist. Current California residency is not required.
For further information and on-line application, please see: http://www.kala.org/call/phelan/phelan.html
Kala Art Institute, 1060 Heinz, Berkeley, CA 94710
510-549-2977 www.kala.org

Artists producing innovative work in book arts, electronic/digital media (video, sound, animation, etc.), installation art, photography and printmaking are encouraged to
apply. Nine artists will each receive a Fellowship consisting of: • a $3,000 cash award • up to six consecutive months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute • 24/7 access to Kala’s studio (Individual studio space may be also available depending on artists' projects and schedules.) • exhibition of artwork created during the residency in a group show at the Kala Gallery Larry Rinder, Director of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, is guest juror. To apply: http://www.kala.org/ fellow/ fellow_ap.html


(CRAFT) 2009 Craft Research Fund Grants
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Deadline: 07/01/09
THE MISSION of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support scholarship in United States craft.
GOALS: To support innovative research on artistic and critical issues in craft theory, practice and history; To explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture; To foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in America; To advance investigation of neglected questions in United States craft history and criticism.
PROJECT GRANTS: Up to $15,000 awarded to support research relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund. Grant funds may be used to support documentation such as images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research yet to be completed.
GRADUATE RESEARCH GRANTS: Up to $10,000 awarded to support research for a thesis or dissertation relating to United States craft by students enrolled in graduate programs in any accredited college or university.

(A) Artist In Residence: Puppetry In Practice
Deadline: 04/01/09
Puppetry In Practice is seeking an artist in residence at our Brooklyn Museum. Living/Work space with shared kitchen provided. Resident is asked assist in development of new programming in our puppet center and museum. Contact us [email protected] for an application and details. www.puppetryinpractice.com

(A) Fiber Materials/Fiber Techniques (Textiles)
International Fiber Collaborative
Deadline: 05/01/09
Open to all national and international artists who work with Fiber Materials/Fiber Techniques (Textiles). Artists using non-fiber material while exploring fiber techniques in combination is also allowed. All media welcome, traditional & contemporary, including public art and installation. Open to photography, ceramics, fibers, sculpture, printmaking, and video artists who tap into the fiber realm. Please submit the following: 5 digital jpgs (Small - Medium Size), Resume, Letter of Need. $20 Donation required to participate. (go to www.internationalfibercollaborative.com) Send materials via email to Jennifer Marsh at [email protected] Deadline is May 1, 2009
Jennifer Marsh, the founder of the International Fiber Collaborative, will be the Juror. AWARD: $500. If you are the winner, your images & a short bio will be added to the IFC website.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Greetings loyal and new followers of this blog. I am just starting out in this blogging world and have a lot to learn so please be patient. I do this for free and my learning curve is steep. But soon there will be lots of new things on this blog, including: links for visual artists, musicians and composers; info on nature/environmental arts sites and residencies; links to books on grant-writing and residencies; a larger and more user friendly template; better labeling; a button to make donations (so I can buy socks or a tube of paint or perhaps a sturdy umbrella); podcasts; a featured residency of the week or month with photos; interviews with arts professionals and more. Oh. There will be a place for "Swagville." You'll be able to purchase items to shamelessly promote this little site. So thanks for your patience and your support and all the emails I get from my orginal listserve peeps who have been very appreciative. Please feel free to leave comments and if you have any special requests about what you'd like to see on this site, email me (click on the upper right hand corner where it says "email me!". And please do two things if you can: whenever you come to my site, click on all those little google ads. That way, in about two hundred years, I'll be able to buy a small country. The other request is: if you know any other sites that would just love to list this blog, such as your MFA program, a local arts org., or some other site, please pass it on. Thank you so much. And remember...if you have trouble accessing any of the websites I list or you have problems with a place, please give me feedback. I can't check everything. My clone is in the repair shop right now and won't be back till the next millenium. Cheers, Mirabee

Friday, March 6, 2009


2009 Conference - International Opportunities in the Arts
April 3 - 5, 2009, at Boston's Omni Parker House Hotel
Need time for your work? Money? Inspiration? Find out how to have it all at. Join speakers from every corner of the globe to learn about funding for your work, long- and short-term residencies for artists (including writers and musicians) and other exciting exhibition, performing and lecturing opportunities abroad. Come to Boston to meet, network and have your work seen by the Conference’s distinguished residency directors, curators, critics and grant makers. Don’t miss out: The world awaits.
Go to: http://www.transculturalexchange.org for more information.
I'll be there speaking on grant writing and funding for artists, writers and composers.
Come and meet the strange little person behind this blog! Hope to see you there!
Please call toll free 888.464.4086, or email Mary Sherman


(A, ARCH, MUSIC) Residency at Raumars AIR in Finland
Deadline: April 30th, 2009
New at Raumars: Two stage residency. Curator, artist or artist group plans and starts a community art project with exhibition in 2010. Exhibition will be realized at the Lönnström Art Museum. After the first residence period in 2010 artist returns to Raumars for finalizing the project and installing the exhibition in 2011.
In 2010 we also welcome proposals and ideas which interact with immigrants and local people or are connected with cultural welfare, work welfare or health care.
Raumars A.i.R. welcomes artists to apply for a community art residency in a city of Rauma, Finland, for a year 2010. Fields of art are: visual arts, applied arts, performing arts, design, architecture and music. Residencies last usually 2-4 months.
Raumars has one appartment with 2 rooms and a kitchen located 2,5 kilometers from the city centre. There is no studio. Besides single artists a couple, small groups and families are welcome.
The applicants are expected to present a project plan for an environmental, public or community art project, which will be realized during the residency. The main selection criteria will be the artists’ motivation to work within a social context, the quality of previous art and the proposal.
More information at www.raumars.org about applying.

(MEDIA ARTS) ISIS Residency, United Kingdom
5 Charlotte Square / 1 Newcastle upon Tyne
Duration: 3 weeks
ISIS Arts is an artist led, visual and media arts organisation with an international artistresidency, commissions, training and research programme. Their programme seeks toaddress themes of identity and cultural understanding and they engage with artists toproduce work that challenges and presents social issues within new contexts. Media artists, UK and beyond, are invited to apply for a 3 week research residency between April to end of July 2009. The emphasis for this residency is on research not on finished art work.Two studio spaces for visiting artists, a media training room, and an inflatable touring venue for sharing media arts with a wider audience.
Paid by host: Artists are offered a self-contained city centre studio space, £1200 (to include travel and accommodation costs) and access to ISIS equipment and technical support. Deadline: March 20
E-mail [email protected]

(A) Residency at ARCUS Project: Ibaraki, Japan
When: Aug - Dec. 2009
Deadline: March 31, 2009
Artist-in-residence program of ARCUS Project which aims to support the artistic activities of emerging visual artists was launched in 1995 by Ibaraki Prefectural Government as its main organizer. In its 14 years history, ARCUS has invited 71 artists from 24 countries/regions and supported their artistic projects and researches during the residence. A number of previous residency artists are now known as cutting-edge artists in international art scene. In 2009, ARCUS calls the artist who can think radically, experiment innovative ideas, and work with progressive modes of expression.
The Applicant should: be an emerging artist engaged in contemporary visual arts or other related fields, have legal permission to enter Japan, be in a state of good health and able to carry out daily activities on his / her own, have enough English or Japanese language skills to communicate with other artists and administration staff, ande not be enrolled in educational institution (undergraduate, graduate school etc.) during the residency period.
III. Period of program: Late-August through December, 2009
Artist should stay three months at the minimum, and four months at the maximum including the period of official programs (see the Program Outline on the website for the detail). The program provides: Studio, Accommodation, Transportation Fee, Allowance, For the detail of application procedure, please visit our website: (http://www.arcus-project.com/en/residence/) to download the Program Outline and Application Guideline.

(ALL) Residency at Pour Que l’Esprit Vive at La Prée, France
When: 2009/2010
Deadline: April 1, 2009
Located in the centre of France, the domain of La Prée shelters an old Cistercian abbey founded in 1141 by Saint Bernard. It was a monastery until the French Revolution after which it was in private hands for a century and a half. The domain of about 100 acres, boarded by a stream, includes meadows and forests. The buildings are located in a 12 acres park enclosed by walls and includes the abbey, the former mill of the abbey, today known as the hostelry, a number of annexes, and barns. In 1992, Pour Que l’Esprit Vive innovated in the old abbey an in residence artists program. The abbey serves as a residence of limited durations for artists of all disciplines to help them in their research and creation. It is administered by Pour que l'Esprit Vive.
The idea of creating an artistic residence was born by the need of many artists to live in a place where they could devote their time exclusively to creating for long periods (1 or 2 years); a place where they could escape the constraints of urban environments, the demands of every day life, and the noise and distractions of the city.
Seven individual residences have been allocated for artists. Each of them has two rooms, a kitchen, and bath. Besides there is a number of study rooms, a library, three workshops, one of which is devoted to engraving.
Since 1992 more than forty artists have been in residence. (Music has a special place in La Prée, due in part to the important role played by musicians in the conception of the artist-in-residence program, in particularly one can cite the cellist Dominique de Williencourt and the composer Nicolas Bacri, the first artists in residence in 1992.)
More information and application: www.pourquelespritvive.org/

(ALL) Residency at the Sacatar Foundation, Brazil
Deadline: April 10, 2009
The INSTITUTO SACATAR operates a residency program for creative individuals in all disciplines at its estate on the Island of Itaparica in the Bay of All Saints, across from the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. information online : www.sacatar.org
Click on 'Application'

(ALL) Residency at the MacDowell Colony
New Hampshire, USA
Deadline: Apr 15 2009, Sept 15 2009, Jan 15 2010
The MacDowell Colony is designed to facilitate a balance between a focus on work and interdisciplinary interaction. Private studios are available to artists 24 hours a day along with the dining and recreation rooms at Colony Hall, providing an environment adaptable to each individual's needs. To ensure the autonomy and privacy of all Colonists, no one may visit a studio without an invitation. Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining room while lunch is delivered to each studio. After dinner, occasional presentations are a traditional, elective part of the stimulating and supportive environment. Readings, slide shows, open studios, and informal performances allow Colonists to become acquainted with and inspired by one another's work. Friendships established among artists-in-residence often lead to collaborations and connections beyond the Colony.
Residencies are awarded based on a completed application to the Colony. Applications are chosen by a peer-review panel. Deadline: April 15th 2009 for residency Fall 2009
Deadline: September 2009 15th for Winter/Spring 2010, Deadline: January 15th 2010 for Summer 2010

(W) Amsterdam Writer-in-Residence Programme
Duration: 3 up to 5 months. Please mind that the writer-in-residence-programme is closed from 1 July to 1 September and from 15 December to 15 January.
The 'Residency for Writers' project is a joint initiative by the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature. The University of Amsterdam and Athenaeum Booksellers have made living space available in the heart of the old city.In this way, the foreign writer in residence will find lodgings not only in the historic and literary heart of Amsterdam, but also at its academic centre, with access to the University of Amsterdam library, the Academic Club and the Dutch capital's literary activities.
The writers' residence is located in the heart of Amsterdam. The square on which the apartment looks out is called "het Spui". The "Spui" is the name of the body of water that formed the city's southern border until the late 14th century.
The apartment has 90 square meters of floor space, two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and several working areas, paid by host. The existing funds do not cover the author's travel expenses, but do allow for a maximum residence grant of 2000 Euro per month. A fee of 250 Euro will be deducted for service costs. Active assistance will be provided to the authors to help find subsidies in their respective countries of origin in order to finance the journey to Amsterdam. For a number of authors it will be possible to apply to existing exchange programmes that cover both travel and accommodation expenses.
Deadline: No later than six months prior to the intended period of stay.
Preference to those authors whose works have been written in or translated into the major languages and preferably also into Dutch. Authors who work in a wide range of literary genres will be given priority. Novelists, poets, essayists (of relevance to the current political debate in the Netherlands and beyond) or critics who can be linked to newspapers or magazines, are, in principle, eligible for the programme. The programme committee's choices will also be influenced by the ways in which the writer-in-residence might play his part in Amsterdam or the Netherlands. Even though the programme is mainly intended for European authors, this does not necessarily exclude authors from outside Europe. For further information or for application forms, please contact Fleur van Koppen at the programme's office.
E-mail [email protected]

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


(A) Pilchuck Glass School / Emerging Artist in Residence / Call for Applications
The Emerging Artist in Residence (EAiR) program at Pilchuck Glass School supports artists making the transition from the academic environment to professional careers. Whether they have been out of school for a few years or are at an early stage in their careers, artists may find this independent residency ideal for contemplation, research, and experimentation. This residency provides artists with a place and the time to develop a particular idea or project with glass, with the potential for realizing a new body of work or way of working.
Since the EAiR program is an independent artist’s residency, some glassmaking experience is required, as no instruction is available. Residents have access to many Pilchuck studios, including the glass-plate printmaking (vitreography) studio; plaster studio; fusing, slumping, and casting kilns; flameworking torch; and coldworking equipment. The eight-week autumn residency for six artists includes a US$1,000 per artist stipend, studio space, shared cooking facilities, and a single room in a cottage with shared bath. Materials, instruction, food, and travel reimbursement are not provided.
For More information please visit:
Deadline: March, 20, 2009


New Media Creation Grant for Young Artists / Seeks For a fourth year, the Caisse populaire Desjardins du Mont-Royal and OBORO unite to offer a creative grant to an artist under 35 access to OBORO’s New Media Lab resources and equipment (a $5,000 value) will be awarded to produce an innovative project that delves into the realm of new media (video, audio, web, or multimedia). In addition to basic technical support, the chosen artist will have the opportunity to present their completed work to the public, in an artist talk. A short letter of presentation, summary of the project (100 words maximum), detailed artistic and technological description of the project, a list of specific technical requirements for production in OBORO’s New Media Lab and a production schedule.
The winning project will also be given a choice spot in OBORO’s annual programming.
For a complete project description go to:

For Questions and further information email:
[email protected] www.oboro.net
Deadline: May, 1, 2009

(PHOTO) Getty Images / Grants for Good / Seeks Photographers
Getty Images proudly support photographers who use imagery to promote positive change in our world. To that end, they've launched thier Grants for Good.
Nonprofit agencies need imagery to tell their stories – which is why our Grants for Good provides two annual grants of $15,000 to cover photographers’ costs as they create compelling new imagery for the nonprofit of their choice.
Grant recipients may use the entire award to offset shoot expenses, or choose to donate all or part of it directly to their charity and contribute their own time and resources. The winning photographers will have the option to work with the Getty team of art directors, photo editors and producers for project support. The photographer and the nonprofit, as well as any creative agency involved, will be showcased to the media and featured on our community involvement page.
For more information and complete guidelines please visit:
Feel free to contact us with questions about our Grants for Good at [email protected]
Deadline: April, 15, 2009

(PHOTO) Getty Images / Getty Grants for Editorial Photography / Seeks Photojournalists
Since 2005, Getty have awarded five Grants for Editorial Photography annually to professional photojournalists. Each grant provides $20,000, plus editorial, logistical and promotional support. We also award four student grants of $5,000 per year to photojournalism students at accredited schools.
Professional award applicants must be currently engaged as a professional journalist and apply as an individual. This grant will fund new work from both established and up-and-coming photojournalists.
Student award applicants must be under the age of 30 and currently enrolled in photojournalism courses at an accredited college or university.
For more information and guidelines please visit:
Feel free to contact us with questions about our Grants for Editorial Photography at [email protected]
Deadline: May, 15, 2009

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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!