(ARTISTS) Henry Moore Foundation Artist Fellowships and Grants: The Foundation awards grants worth up to £6,000 each to artist, supported by host institutions, for fellowships or residencies between 2-6 months. Joint applications may be made at any time and the number of fellowships awarded will depend on the resources available in any year.
The Henry Moore Foundation also offers other grants to visual artists—The Foundation’s grants program is focused on specific objectives. It is the Trustees’ policy to support all aspects of the arts in which Henry Moore himself was engaged, e.g. sculpture, drawing and print-making. Projects in the UK may include the work of artists from any country. Overseas projects must contain a British component, e.g. a British artist. (New projects grants: This includes exhibitions, exhibition catalogues and commissions. In order to encourage ambitious proposals, a very small number of grants may be awarded as follows: £40,000 (exhibition), £15,000 (exhibition catalogue) and £60,000 (commission). Applicants are asked to bear in mind that most awards will be substantially less than these sums.) For more information and to find out about deadlines, please visit the website: http://www.henry-moore-fdn.co.
(COMPOSERS) soundSCAPE Fellowship in Italy: In 2010 soundSCAPE will be held on Lake Maggiore in the Italian Alps, just minutes from international borders of France and Switzerland. Festival dates are 14 - 25, July, 2010. The festival now known as soundSCAPE debuted in 2005 as an initiative to bring together composers and performers interested in new music. soundSCAPE is now accepting proposals for a composer in residence for the 2010 summer season. The fellowship involves: the composition of one work for faculty ensemble (piano, soprano, & percussion); the possibility of additional performances of other compositions; mentoring composer participants at festival (lessons, master classes); one or more lectures; opportunities to perform (if applicable). soundSCAPE provides round trip travel (airfare/train), accommodation, meals.
Interested composers must meet the following criteria: * hold a PhD or DMA in composition; granted between 2000 and June of 2010 (individuals with a terminal degree in areas other than composition may be considered); * evidence of activity as a composer (commissions, performances, etc.). For more information, please email: [email protected]
(ARTISTS) Fonds BKVB Grants: Fonds BKVB in the Netherlands has a wide variety of grants for Dutch nationals and International artists living in the Netherlands who have legal residency: A basic stipend intends to enable visual artists and autonomous designers to maintain a basic level of professional practice. A basic stipend (€ 36.000) consists of a contribution to basic living costs (€ 21.000) and a contribution to professional expenses (€15.000). Only visual artists and autonomous designers who have been professionally active for longer than eight years are eligible for a basic stipend. A basic stipend is intended to cover a period of at least two years. This stipend can be awarded only once every four years. For more information on more of their grants, please visit the website: http://www.fondsbkvb.nl/
(ALL) Step-Beyond Travel Grants: Mobility is the life-blood of cultural cooperation. Artists and cultural workers need to move easily across borders to meet their international peers, exchange views, cooperate, and influence one another. ECF's mobility programme is called STEP beyond. Their mobility fund stimulates and supports cross-cultural creative projects in a wider Europe, enabling artists and cultural workers to collaborate, exchange, network and explore unfamiliar ground and different ways of working.
Who can apply? Individual artists, cultural operators, cultural researchers and cultural writers (art critics and cultural journalists, etc) travelling to/from EU countries to/from the European Neighbourhood. In collaboration with the Arts and Culture Network Programme of the Open Society Institute, ECF's STEP beyond also supports travel to/from the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) as well as Turkey. For more details, please read carefully the guidelines and the Frequently Asked Questions. Application details below.
Next Deadline: You can apply at any time of year, but make sure that you do so AT LEAST 8 weeks before the actual travel date. Maximum grant: There is no specific maximum, but grantees get on average between €300 and €700. For more information, go here: http://www.eurocult.org/we-
(FILMMAKERS) The All Roads Film Project Grants: The All Roads Film Project is a National Geographic program dedicated to providing a platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers around the world to showcase their works to promote knowledge, dialogue, and understanding with a broader, global audience.
The seed-grant program is open to indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers as well as filmmakers who can demonstrate that they have been designated by indigenous or minority communities to tell their story. Grant funds should be used toward the development and production of a feature film, long documentary, short documentary, shorts, animation, or music video. Funding may be used for equipment, travel for field research, editing time, etc. All Roads Film Project Seed Grants range up to a maximum of $10,000. Rolling deadlines are the 15th of March, June, September, and December. Applications and terms are available at http://events.
(POETS) Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships: Five Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $15,000 are available to poets between the ages of 21 and 31. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry. Applications must be made via the submission form at https://fellowships.
(WRITERS) The Richard J. Margolis Award: The Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center combines a one-month residency at Blue Mountain Center with a $5,000 prize. It is awarded annually to a promising new journalist or essayist whose work combines warmth, humor, wisdom and concern with social justice. The Blue Mountain Center is located near Blue Mountain Lake in Northern New York State. For more information, please go to: http://margolis.com/award/ Deadline: July, 7, 2010