(ARTISTS) The British School at Rome: Artists Residencies & Fellowships: Applications are invited for a number of residencies in the visual arts. They offer an en-suite studio and bedroom, meals taken together in a communal dining room, 24-hour access to a historic library collection, a research grant, and at least one group show; they are tenable for three, nine or twelve months.
The awards available for 2011–12 include: Abbey Scholarship and Fellowships; Australia Council Residencies; the Derek Hill Foundation Scholarship; and the Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture. See http://www.bsr.ac.uk/ or contact the Registrar, Gill Clark, at [email protected] Closing dates for applications: mainly January 2011
(see http://www.bsr.ac.uk for precise details and dates)
(POETS) Martin Dibner Fellowships—Fellowships of up to $1,000 each are given in alternating years to emerging Maine-based poets and fiction writers to attend writing workshops or complete writing projects. For this year’s fellowships, poets may submit a writing sample of five to seven pages and a resumé by January 15, 2011. There is no entry fee. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines: www.mainecf.org/DibnerFellowship.aspx
(ALL) The Wellcome Trust Arts Awards—The Wellcome Trust is inviting organizations and individuals to apply for funding through its Arts Awards. The Arts Awards support projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the arts including dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography, creative writing or digital media. Applications are invited for projects up to £30,000.
The aim of the awards is to support arts projects that reach new audiences which may not traditionally be interested in science and provide new ways of thinking about the social, cultural and ethical issues around contemporary science. The scheme is open to a wide range of people including, artists, scientists, curators, filmmakers, writers, producers, arts workers and education officers. Deadline: 28 January, 2011. Further Information - http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/arts Email: [email protected]
(WRITERS) Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, United States/Japan Creative Artists Residency—Up to five five-month residencies, each of which includes a monthly stipend of 600,000 yen (approximately $7,100) for living expenses, housing, and professional support, are awarded annually to published U.S. poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to live in Japan and pursue creative projects. The residencies are sponsored by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts. The residencies also each include a travel grant of up to $6,000. Submit 10 pages of poetry or up to 15 pages of a long poem or work of prose, two letters of recommendation, a resumé, and proof of publication by February 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines. Deadline: February 1, 2011. www.jusfc.gov/programguidelines.asp E-mail address: [email protected]
(WRITERS) David T. K. Wong Fellowship: A one-year fellowship at the University of East Anglia, including a £26,000 (approximately $41,300) stipend, is given annually to a fiction writer for a work that “deals seriously with some aspect of life in the Far East.” Submit up to 2,500 words of fiction with a £10 (approximately $16) entry fee by January 17. Visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines: http://www1.uea.ac.uk/cm/home/schools/hum/lit/awards University of East Anglia, School of Literature and Creative Writing, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom. Natalie Mitchell, Fellowship Administrator.
(WRITERS) Charles Pick Fellowship—A six-month fellowship at the University of East Anglia, including a £10,000 (approximately $16,000) stipend, is given annually to a fiction writer or creative nonfiction writer who has not yet published a book. Submit up to 2,500 words of prose and a letter of reference by January 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines: www1.uea.ac.uk/cm/home/schools/hum/lit/awards University of East Anglia, School of Literature and Creative Writing, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom. Natalie Mitchell, Fellowship Administrator.
(ALL) Byrdcliffe Art Colony Residencies—The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild offers month long Artist in Residence (AIR) opportunities for visual artists, composers, playwrights/screenwriters, and writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Longer residencies are available for ceramic artists. The AIR sessions generally occur during the months of June, July, August, and September. Our goal is to provide solitude in a community and uninterrupted time in which to concentrate on creative work alongside fellow artists. Opened in 1903, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1979 for its architectural and historical significance. It is located in the Catskill Mountains, 1.5 miles from the center of Woodstock, New York. For more information or to apply, please go to http://www.woodstockguild.org/