Sunday, February 28, 2010

NEW GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS FOR ARTISTS, WRITERS, COMPOSERS, & FILMMAKERS

Some new items for y'all...cheers,
Mirabee

(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.uk

(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]org or visit the website at: www.soundscapefestival.org. Deadline is March 31st. 2010.

(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/english/01_overview.php

(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-support-cultural-cooperation/programmes/mobility/STEP

(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.nationalgeographic.com/events/all-roads/seed-grants/.

(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.poetryfoundation.org/. Application materials sent via e-mail or standard mail will not be considered. For more information go to http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/prizes_fellowship.html or contact [email protected]. Deadline is March 31st.

(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






Thursday, February 25, 2010

KICKSTARTER GUIDELINES

Hi again. So while several people have written to tell me about their success with kickstarter, two people wrote to say their projects were rejected. I'm not sure why that happened but if you do propose something with kickstarter, make sure you read their guidelines. I'm posted some of them below that I took from their site. New grant info in the next few days....:-) m

Projects must be focused on a specific goal and offer backers tangible, reasonably priced rewards. Projects involving donations, personal charity, or general business expenses are not good fits.

Creators must be diligent in managing their project. We encourage creators to imagine the experience that they would want as a backer, and then replicate that for their own project. A good project creator:

  • Creates and uploads a pitch video
  • Spreads the word through their network, audience, friends, and family
  • Keeps backers in the loop with frequent Project Updates
  • Engages with the community that develops around their project
  • Fulfills rewards in a timely manner

Some restrictions:

  • Loans, investment, and any kind of financial return are forbidden
  • Lotteries, raffles, and sweepstakes are not allowed

A HUGE THANK YOU! (Plus: Kickstarter update)

Dear readers...I just came back from my post office box. I haven't checked it since before the New Year and what did I find? A box stuffed with thank you cards, checks, handmade art pieces, beautiful announcements to your shows and more. I am so sorry I didn't look there sooner. I really appreciate the thought and consideration you guys showed. It really made my day. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I have some new things to post. Once again, this is a slow time because of my book. But I shall do what I can. Oh! Almost forgot—I've been getting feedback from some readers about their kickstarter projects and everyone who has done one so far got funded early! I'm thinking this is a really great avenue for some of you out there. I think the key is in trying to get your request to go viral, via social networking sites, email, etc. I also recently heard about another site but I think it is more for groups, but that could work out well if you are part of a collaborative or something. Here's the site: http://fundable.com/. If anyone out there has had experience with fundable.com, let me know.

More later....just wanted to say hi and to thank all you great peeps!
Yours,
Mirabee

Friday, February 19, 2010

RESIDENCIES IN INDIA, SARDINIA, ESTONIA AND MORE!

Hi there...I'm still on deadline and walking around like a headless chicken but gee whiz I missed you...so I thought I'd send you all a couple little residency notices that have come my way. More stuff this coming week, particularly for musicians....and once again, sorry if the formatting is funky. I still have to figure out how to copy and paste from other sources on Blogger without everything going all wonky on me.

(ALL) Le Ville Matte Residency Program in Sardinia, Italy: International call for the residency program in Cagliari, Sardenia, Italy. The program for visual artists will take place in Sardinia from 14 April to 15 May 2010 in Villasor, a town a few kilometers from Cagliari. This initiative is part of LE VILLE MATTE – artist residencies, a wider project promoted by the Province of Cagliari, through the Cultural Policy Office, with the purpose of offering artistic study and research residencies in Sardinia, stimulating new productions in the field of music, writing and visual arts. The call is open to artists from all over the world, with no age limit (but the applicants must be over eighteen). Deadline for visual artists: February 28th, 2010!

Participation in the residency program is free, and includes the following services: a studio with internet connection; open space area for group activity; town library and multimedia library for documentation; production expenses managed by the visiting professor on the basis of each artist's requirements. Travel expenses are to be covered by the participants. For more information, please visit: www.levillematte.it. LE VILLE MATTE includes other two residencies: one dedicated to music, from 25 June to 24 July 2010, and one dedicated to writing, scheduled between September and October 2010. At the end of the entire project a final publication will be released.

(ARTISTS) Polymer International Artist-in-Residency Program in Estonia: Culture Factory Polymer, a multidisciplinary cultural center in Tallinn, Estonia, situated in an old toy factory, is now accepting proposals for it’s international artist in residency program. Artists (both groups and individuals) from any country and all artistic fields are welcome to apply for a residency at Polymer. Their interest lies in genre bending, cross-cultural exchange and interaction with the local artistic community through workshops and public dissemination. They are currently accepting proposals on a rolling basis. For more information on the program and application guidelines, please visit: http://www.kultuuritehas.ee/residency/


(ARTISTS/CURATORS) CURATE THIS! 2010: is the second installment of the CURATE THIS! exhibition series created by BECA: Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art. It has evolved from one exhibition location into a global art + design exhibition and arts + cultural exchange event located in multiple cities around the world from July 1 – December 31, 2010. Through the introduction and exhibition of works of new art + new design and related projects by artists, designers, duos, groups and collectives around the world, The BECA Foundation aims to facilitate an experimental, cross-pollination of new ideas for creative innovation in diverse locations around the world. Artists + Designers may learn more and register to participate at: http://www.curatethis.org/for-artists-and-designers.php. Organizations, universities, galleries and other businesses may learn more and register to participate at: http://www.curatethis.org/for-venues.php.

**I don't know much about this one above---and I normally don't publicize exhibition opportunities (too many other great sites do that) but this particular one looks like it also involves awards.

(ARTISTS) The Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, MA: is currently accepting applications from visual artists for the sixth year of the Goetemann Residency at Rocky Neck Art Colony Program, which runs from June 1 through October 7, 2010. The artists selected will evidence high-level accomplishment, originality and seriousness of purpose. One applicant will be selected for each of three four-week residency terms. The program includes prime studio/gallery/living space (including utilities), press coverage, art sales opportunities, and access to a rich cultural community. Deadline is March 15th, 2010. For more info, go to: www.rockyneckartcolony.org.

(ARTISTS) Hasta Gallery Summer Residencies in India: One to three month
residencies open to all International artists. Residencies are near the port city of Mangalore, India. Artists are provided with accommodations and studios for a nominal fee. Artists can also work with local artisans to explore traditional art forms if they are interested. For more information, please visit: www.hastagallery.com or www.artsiti.com. Or contact:
Nemiraj Shetty, Director, Hasta Gallery Projects, 2-76/9 Pinto Garden Lane, Opp Vikas College, Konchadi Post, Mangalore- 575008, Call: +919886642636

Monday, February 15, 2010

JUNIPER SUMMER WRITING INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE

Hi everyone...sorry I've been a bit out of touch. I'm in the middle of a big deadline and frankly, I'm pooped! But I will have a lot of new opportunities to post in about a week. Maybe even sooner. In the meantime, here's a deadline that is for writers....see you soon!

The April 1 deadline for scholarship applications to the 2010 Juniper Summer Writing Institute is fast approaching! From June 20-26, poets and writers will gather at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to explore the creative process and advance their craft. Renowned faculty members Charles D'Ambrosio, Mark Doty, Noy Holland, Paul Lisicky, Dara Wier, and Matthew Zapruder will offer workshops in poetry, fiction, and memoir. Writers in residence (including James Tate, Joy Williams, and Thomas Sayers Ellis) will give readings, lead craft sessions, and participate in Q&As. For application forms and more information, visit http://www.umass.edu/juniperinstitute. Workshops fill quickly, so applicants are encouraged to submit their materials soon!

Friday, February 5, 2010

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR KENNY FRIES

Greetings all...so here as promised, a great new interview with author, poet and disability rights activist Kenny Fries. Kenny Fries is the author of The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin's Theory (Carroll and Graf, 2007), Body, Remember: A Memoir (Dutton, 1997; Plume paperback, 1998; new edition, University of Wisconsin Press, 2003) and editor of Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out (Plume, 1997). His books of poems include Desert Walking: Poems (The Advocado Press, 2000) and Anesthesia: Poems (The Advocado Press, 1996). He received a 2009 Creative Capital grant in Innovative Litearature, the 2007 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, the Gregory Kolovakos Award, a Creative Arts Fellowship from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the National Endowment, and was a Fulbright Scholar to Japan. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College.

Kenny, thanks so much for joining us today. Would you mind talking a little about a particular opportunity that came early in your career, and how it affected you and your work?

My first residency was at the Millay Colony for the Arts in 1988. I left a job to go away to Millay for a month to write and it is this experience that enabled me to understand my writing process and take my life as a writer more seriously. Since then, writing has been at the center of most, if not all, of my life decisions. Because of this, and because Ann-Ellen Lesser, the former director at Millay, was devoted to building a universally designed accessible building so all writers and artists could be in residence, the Millay Colony will always be a special place for me.

I remember when that building opened. I went to the tour with you! I was pretty excited to see an art colony create such an accessible site. I hope to go back someday. Anyway, besides Millay, you've stayed at so many residencies/art colonies over the years, Kenny. Would you mind telling us about one or two of your favorite places and why they were so important to you?

Besides Millay, the most important residency at an artist colony for me has been my times at The MacDowell Colony. I finished both of my nonfiction books, Body, Remember, and The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin's Theory at MacDowell. The other opportunity that singly changed the course of my life, was being a Creative Arts Fellow of the Japan/US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts in 2002. My time in Japan led to lifelong friendships with Japanese colleagues, has influenced my work immensely and gave me a place I think of as a second home. I was glad to return to Japan as a Fulbright Scholar a few years later. I happened to meet Mike, my Canadian husband, who was teaching English in Japan at the time. So, that first grant to live and work in Japan changed the course of my life in that way, as well.

Since you are disabled and have been a resident at many artist colonies, you would know more than most which ones are the most accessible. What places do you think are particularly sensitive to the needs of disabled artists? How would you like to see art colonies change in the future, in terms of accessibility?

That's a difficult question to answer since every disability has its own issues, so I can only answer that question as it pertains to my disability, which also has created different issues at different times. Perhaps, the Millay Colony's universally designed building makes a stay at Millay easiest. However, over the years MacDowell has worked on becoming as accessible as possible and the staff is great about accessiblity. Yaddo has become more and more aware of access needs and will be putting in an elevator in a building that recently had a fire, so it will become even more accessible. Many artist colonies are in historic, old buildings, so making these places accessible to all takes leadership on the part of the different directors and Boards. But we must remember that because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, artist colonies must be accessible, so those with disabilities should ask for what they need and work with the places who just don't yet get it.

Any suggestions for my readers who are disabled or who need emergency funding due to sudden medical problems?

Emergency funds have helped me out a lot at various points in my career. If you truly need help due to an emergency, by all means apply. The PEN American Center has an emergency fund for writers and The Author's Guild has an interest-free loan emergency fund. All of these funds have different requirements. A while ago, I published an article in Poets and Writers that dealt with emergency funds and most of the places I talked about in the article are still helping out writers and artists with emergency needs. If you apply, be honest about why you need the funds and ask for what you need.

Kenny, would you mind telling us a little more about the NEA program you did in Japan?

The program is run through an NEA panel but is sponsored by the Japan/US Friendship Commission. Each year five artists from all genres (writers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, etc.) are chosen to spend five months (it used to be six months!) in Japan. They provide an ample stipend, and even though you're mostly on your own, the staff in Japan are good at setting you up with contacts, etc. You need to have a specific project and a specific reason for being in Japan. Since my grant, I've been on the selection panels, and it is a highly competitive grant. But if you have a good project, a good track record, and a good reason for going to Japan, apply. Nothing to lose. I was quite surprised I received the grant, and as I said before, this grant was truly a life-changer in many ways. I'm still working on a project with a Japanese singer and composer, which I began when I was in Japan on this grant. Information can be found at www.jusfc.gov.

Thanks for that info. I'm sure some of my readers will want to check out that program. Anyway, I absolutely loved your last book, The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin's Theory. Please tell our readers what your book is about and also what you are working on right now.

The book tells both the story of how Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace forged the theory of natural selection, as well as the story of my specially-made orthopedic shoes, which I need to get around. The two stories come together as, over the course of the book, my shoes become a metaphor for adaptation and variation. The book took me eight years to write! I'm hoping my new book, Genkan: Entries into Japan, doesn't take that long! This book uses my extensive research in Japan, as well as my time in Japan, to look at how Japanese culture/society deals with difference and "otherness." Last January, I received a grant for innovative literature from the Creative Capital Foundation (www.creative-capital.org) to support work on this book. What a godsend!

Kenny, thanks so much for your time and for sharing some of your experiences. I wish you the best of luck on your next book and look forward to seeing you next time you're in the area. Let's meet for danishes in New York!

For more information on Kenny and his work, please visit his website at: http://www.kennyfries.com. And don't forget to check out his great books, which you can buy here, directly from Mira's List:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

URGENT DEADLINE FOR VISUAL ARTISTS!

(ARTISTS) Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency Fellowship Awards: VSC is pleased to announce that they received funding for ten new Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship awards for visual artists based on quality of work and demonstrated financial need.

The Vermont Studio Center is an international residency program open to all artists and writers. Year-round, VSC hosts 50 artists and writers per month, each of whom receives an individual studio, private room, and all meals. Residencies last from 2-12 weeks and provide uninterrupted time to work, a community of creative peers, and a beautiful village setting in northern Vermont. In addition, VSC's program includes a roster of Visiting Artists and Writers (2 painters, 2 sculptors and 2 writers per month) who offer slide talks/readings and individual studio visits/conferences. Applications and information available at www.vermontstudiocenter.org.

Deadline is February 16, 2010. For more information, go to: http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships/

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

FELLOWSHIPS FOR BYRDCLIFFE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM IN THE CATSKILLS

Hi there,
I just wanted to let you know about a couple fellowships available for the Byrdcliffe A.I.R. Program in the Catskills, NY. This is a residency that costs money (around $300 for a four week session which includes room and board, etc.) HOWEVER, please note below the fellowships you can apply for. Also, rumor has it that they offer financial aid to writers under 35...check them out. Cheers, Mira

(ALL) 2010 Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program:
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild (WBG) offers two residency programs: one-month Artist in Residence (AIR) residencies in summer to visual artists and writers, and Ceramics Residencies for one to five months, May through October. The Byrdcliffe Arts Colony is located in the Catskill Mountains, one-and-a-half miles from the center of Woodstock, New York. Founded as an Arts & Crafts community in 1903, it has been a haven for visual artists, writers, crafts people, musicians and theater artists for more than a century. Byrdcliffe offers writers, visual artists and composers one-month residencies from June through September. Application fee: $35 USD. Deadline: March 01, 2010

Fellowships available:

1. The Bernard & Shirley Handel Playwright Fellowship
Established in 2007, encourages the creative development of playwrights by enabling them to set aside time to pursue their work in an unstructured atmosphere at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony in Woodstock, NY. The Fellowship annually provides a $500 stipend that includes tuition to the Summer Byrdcliffe Artist in Resident Program at the Villetta Inn. Playwrights, please indicate on application whether or not you'd like to be considered for the Handel Fellowship! Please note that this fellowship is for US citizens and citizens of US Territories only.

2. Byrdcliffe Master
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has generously funded for a fourth year, a program for the Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program (AIR). All visual artists applying to the AIR program are eligible. Five will be selected by a jury for a four week FREE residency, plus a $1,100 stipend. This year our Byrdcliffe Master is Joan Snyder. Each Fellow will have access to Joan for critiques, career opportunity discussions, and to share insight and guidance during their four week residency. Call +1 (845) 679-2079 or visit the website: http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist_in_residence/index.html.

Monday, February 1, 2010

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS FOR ARTISTS, CARTOONISTS, SCHOLARS, RESEARCHERS & MORE!

Greetings everyone,

Here are some upcoming deadlines for grants and fellowships. I hope you also check out the recent interview I did with writer and activist Michael McColly. Another great interview is on the way very soon. In the meantime, check out these opportunities...by the way, sorry once again formatting weirdness...I'm copying and pasting from my Word doc and things get funky when I do that.

(ALL) The Awesome Foundation for Arts and Sciences $1000 Award: $1000 grant for any creative project. This is a pretty simple grant. Here's the deal: you write a 500 word paragraph, stating what you'd like to do with $1000 and they will consider your creative project. They accept these short proposals every month. Check them out: http://awesomefoundation.org.

(COMIC BOOK ARTISTS) Jay Kennedy Scholarship: The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists. Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of top cartoonists and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world’s leading cartoonists. Applicants must be college students in the United States, Canada or Mexico that will be in their Junior or Senior year of college during the 2010-2011 academic year. Applicants do not have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship. Please visit the website for more info: http://www.reuben.org/ncsf/scholarship/. DEADLINE: ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY FEBRUARY 12, 2010!

(KANSAS ARTISTS) Rocket Grants/Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas: With support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art are partnering to fuel the dynamism of our region’s art ecology by providing direct support for innovative, experimental, artist-driven, and artist-centered projects. Rocket Grants will fund projects that exist outside of established institutions, occur outside of traditional forms of support, challenge traditional methods of production or presentation, add energy and diversity to the field of arts activity in our area, and provide opportunities for the creative growth of those involved. Grants will provide up to $4000 support for selected projects, with a maximum of $40,000 to be awarded in 2010.

See http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/programs/rocket-grants.shtml for more information and for application materials. Applications will be accepted from artists, curators, collectives, collaboratives, partnerships, and artist‐run spaces residing within an 80 mile radius of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Although all projects funded must include a primary component that is visual in nature, supported projects may also include performance, film, video, new media, social practice and
interdisciplinary projects. Performing artists are eligible to apply if their work includes a strong
visual component or involves meaningful collaboration with a visual artist or artists. Deadline: 04/02/10.


(TEXAS ARTISTS) Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is now accepting applications for the Artadia Awards 2010 Houston from all visual artists living and working in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected in the spring of 2010 through Artadia’s two-tiered jury process. This is Artadia’s fifth awards cycle in Houston. For eligibility requirements, info session dates, and to access the web-based application, please visit: www.artadia.org. Deadline: 03/01/10.

(ARTISTS) Joyce Fellowship: Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce applications for Americans for the Arts' Professional Development Fund for Emerging Arts Leaders of Color. A total of five Joyce Fellows from the Great Lakes region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) will be selected to participate in this program in 2010. Fellows will receive stipends of $3,000 to support their attendance at the 2010 Americans for the Arts 50th Anniversary Summit/Annual Convention, 2010 National Arts Marketing Project Conference, and 2011 Arts Advocacy Day. In addition, fellows will have special opportunities to meet field leaders, connect with mentors, and receive individualized career coaching. Support for this program is provided by the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation. Eligibility information and application materials can be found at www.americansforthearts.org/networks/emerging_leaders/009.asp. Deadline: 03/01/10.


(WRITERS/SCHOLARS) Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships: The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer about 30 research fellowships for the academic year 2010-2011, made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Society also offers Short-Term Fellowships, and participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. For more information about the Society’s research fellowships please visit our web site, www.masshist.org/fellowships, or contact Conrad E. Wright ([email protected]), 617-646-0512. Application deadlines: MHS Short-Term fellowships, March 1, 2010.



Welcome to Mira's List

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!