Sunday, September 26, 2010

Artist Residencies: Urgent Deadlines

(ALL) The Millay Colony for the Arts Residencies: The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to six visual artists, writers and composers each month between April and November. Nurturing the work of artists of all ages, from a range of cultures and communities, and in all stages of their artistic career, the Colony offers comfortable private rooms, private studio spaces, and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere.

Their facilities are located on the property where poet Edna St. Vincent Millay lived at the height of her literary career. They have a seven-acre campus with meadows and forest in Austerlitz, New York, USA, adjacent to the former Millay home and gardens and the exquisite Harvey Mountain State Forest.

The Millay Colony provides food for breakfasts, lunches, and weekend dinners, and will happily respond to vegetarian or other dietary requirements. On Monday through Friday evening meals are prepared by an excellent local chef. There is no obligation, however, to be present with the group at the prepared evening meal. They have a share in a nearby bio-dynamic farm and so the bulk of their food is local and farm-fresh.

To Apply: NEW: Online application submission for 2011 Residency Program. Application submissions via mail also available for 2011 season.

For more info and application details, visit their website. Applications must be postmarked or posted by October 1, 2010 for a month-long residency in 2011. They have other deadlines for other sessions, so if you miss this one, there are others. For more information, please call our Residency Director Calliope Nicholas at 518-392-3103 or email at [email protected].

***Note from Mirabee: The landscape at Millay is stunning and an extra perk: this residency is amazingly accessible for disabled artists.

(ALL) ART 342 Residencies in Fort Collins, CO, USA: ART342 is now accepting artist-in-residence applications for Spring 2011. Residency dates: January 17 – April 22. On-line application: Deadline: October 11, 2010.

ART342 offers 14-week residencies to emerging and established artists, writers and composers. Studios, a kiln and basic equipment are available for most visual artists, including ceramicists. Quiet spaces exist for creative or scholarly writers. The composer’s studio is outfitted with a Steinway B, computers and software for writing and recording.

Awards for accepted applicants include 24-hour access to free studios, living space and a modest stipend. Residents are responsible for personal expenses and travel to and from the site. Situated in a semi-rural area, ART342 is just 6 miles north of Historic Old Town in Fort Collins. Up to 7 studios and 5 living spaces are maintained as private places for creative work. Pets, children, visitors and partners are strongly discouraged.

For more information regarding future application deadlines and residency details, visit:

(ALL) 3331 Arts Chiyoda Residency in Japan: 3331 Arts Chiyoda has recently launched a new residency program open to artists, curators and creative practitioners internationally. This includes not only the visual arts but also practitioners in design, architecture,dance and music etc. With a full range of facilities including accommodation, studio and gallery, creative practitioners have the exceptional opportunity to extend their artistic engagement in the heart of Tokyo.

The residency includes accommodation and studio space and also has a gallery, event space and coordinator available as an additional option. They are accepting submissions and enquiries all year round but have a deadline set for 19th November for applicants wishing to stay between February/June 2011. They also have availability between November2010/January2011 and eagerly invite artists to contact us as soon as possible if they are interested in this opportunity. For full details please see the following link

**Note from Mirabee: unlike most of the ones I post about, this is not a free residency and they will not accept you if you don't have funding at time of application. So if you are interested, you should try to get funding before you apply.

(ALL) New Pacific Studio Residencies: New Pacific Studio offers two residency sites, one in New Zealand, the other in Vallejo, near San Francisco, USA. (Note: Neither are free residencies although the cost per week looks reasonable and the locations are lovely):
New Pacific Studio Residency at Mount Bruce, New Zealand:
In the lower North Island, New Zealand, is now open year-round to accept applications for resident fellowships from artists, writers and environmentalists in New Zealand and elsewhere. Fellows have many opportunities to interact with the local arts community: regular open days, exhibitions, radio talks, schools sessions, workshops etc.

Pacific Writers’ Cottage Residency, Vallejo: One of the oldest houses in Vallejo, this charming relocated 1850s cottage once on Rancho Suscol was first occupied by engraver Lucien Curtis and has been home to many Mare Island skilled craftsmen including a sail maker, a machinist, and a carriage builder.

For more info on these residencies, visit their website:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Coming in 2011...Writing Retreats with Mirabee!

Hi gang,

Still sick but getting better. I have a few things to post tomorrow or the day after, mostly new residency deadlines. But today, I just wanted to let you know about a couple things: one, I will unfortunately have to monitor comments again and not let anonymous people comment on my posts because I am getting spammed by stupid people trying to sell things via my blog. Argh. I hate to do that. Anyway, the other thing is that I just wanted to let you know that after my book comes out in 2011, probably next fall, I will start leading memoir and nature writing retreats and workshops in the Berkshires at one of my favorite places in the world, the Staveleigh House. It's run by my friend Ali Winston who is also does animal rescue and takes in various critters (see photo of me and one of the exuberant residents of Staveleigh!) that have been abused or abandoned. You can check out their site here: or click here to see the facebook fan page I just set up for them.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Back Home

Greetings Everyone,

I am back home and sick as a dog so I will post something to you as soon as I get over the flu. Just wanted to thank all of you for your many, many lovely messages of congratulations and all of your bon voyages. I had a great time in Prague and didn't get sick until I got on the plane home, which was quite fortunate!

Talk to you soon....Mirabee

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just Married

Dear Readers,

A quick note to say that I just got married (the best wedding EVER: outdoor local picnic, dogs running around, hawks circling over head, a steady stream of musician friends and so on.) I'm off to Prague but will return to my office on the 20th. Lots of deadlines on Sept. 15th folks so I hope that while I'm gone you will all be applying for grants and residencies....See you soon!



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!