Saturday, March 20, 2010


For your weekend reading pleasure....(thanks to Artist Trust for a couple of these)

(ARTISTS) Franklin Furnace Grants: Each year Franklin Furnace awards grants to emerging artists, allowing them to produce major works in New York. Grants may range between $2,000 and $10,000 depending upon funding received by Franklin Furnace. Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; however, funded projects must be presented in New York. Full-time students are ineligible. Complete application information is available at Deadline: April, 4, 2010.

(COMPOSERS/PERFORMERS/SOUND ARTISTS) Common Ground Grants: The Common Ground program is inclusive, and therefore encourages Indigenous composers, performers, and sound artists working in diverse genres/mediums to apply. Artists are encouraged to take risks in their creative endeavors. Common Ground is designed to fill the gap in funding for artists who are particularly interested in creating work without the burden of artistic compromise. Common Ground aims to give timely aid to those indigenous musicians who are strongly dedicated to their art, who show artistic merit, and who propose an excellent project.

Common Ground is open to Indigenous makers of new music; composers, performers, sound artists, and songwriters. Complete grant guidelines and application information is available at Deadline: April, 1, 2010.

(COMPOSERS/MUSICIANS/ENSEMBLES) CMA Classical Commission Program: Chamber Music America, the national service organization for the chamber music profession, is accepting applications for its Classical Commissioning Program from CMA member ensembles and presenters for commissions of new chamber works. The program provides support to U.S.-based classical/contemporary ensembles, presenters, and festivals that commission American composers to create new chamber works. Applicants must be organization-level members of CMA.

CMA defines chamber music as music for small ensembles (two to ten musicians) whose members perform one to a part, generally without a conductor. Compositions may represent a diverse musical spectrum including contemporary art music, world music, and works that include electronics. New works created through this program must be performed a minimum of three times in the United States. The program provides funding for the composer's fee (awards of $5,000 to $20,000 each), the ensemble's rehearsal honorarium ($1,000 per ensemble musician), and copying costs (awards of up to $1,000 each). For more information and guidelines, please go to: Deadline: April, 9, 2010.

(WOMEN BOOK ARTISTS) The National Museum of Women in the Arts Library Fellows Program: The objective of the Library Fellows program is to encourage and promote the creation of artists’s books and to support NMWA’s Library and Research Center and book art programs. The Library Fellows program provides up to $12,000 annually for the production of an artist book in an edition of 125. An additional $1,000 is provided for the artist to create 500 copies of a promotional brochure for the book, as well as $1,000 for the artist to travel to the Library Fellows’ annual meeting to present her book upon completion.

The artist who is responsible for the overall creation, design and realization of the book must be a woman. Technical assistance in developing the book edition by both women and men is acceptable. Collaborative projects between two or more artists are allowed. Only new books will be considered. Previously published books or books that are versions of books previously published or planned for publication will not be considered. Complete proposal guidelines are available at Deadline: June, 30, 2010.

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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!