Friday, February 25, 2011

New Fellowships for Disabled Women Writers, Photographers, Playwrights and More!

Hi everyone!

I am finally back from California but my book tour is still raging ahead. If you want to find out when and where I will be reading from my (New York Times bestselling!) book, The Memory Palace, please visit my website: In the meantime, whenever I get a second, I will continue posting as best I can. Here are some new deadlines for you!

(WRITERS) The Kenny Fries AROHO Retreat Fellowshipfor a disabled woman writer to attend the 2011 AROHO (A Room of Her Own)Retreat in Abiqui, New Mexico this summer. More information about the Fellowship and the AROHO Retreat can we found at Deadline is March 1!

(PLAYWRIGHTS) Clauder Competition for Excellence in Playwriting—The Clauder Competition for Excellence in Playwriting offers a biannual first prize of $2,500 and production for a full-length play by a young New England playwright. More info here: Deadline: March 1st, 2011!

(MEDIA ARTISTS) Finishing Fund GrantsFINISHING FUNDS provides media and new media artists with grants up to $2,500 to help complete diverse and innovative moving-image and sonic art projects. Eligible forms include single or multiple channel film and video, computer based moving-imagery and sound works, installations and performances, interactive works and works for new technologies, DVD, multimedia and the Web. We also support new media and interactive performance. Applicants must be residents of New York State; undergraduate students are not eligible. Announcement is made in early June. The program is supported in part by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. Write to [email protected] for details. Deadline: March 15th, 2011!

(PHOTOGRAPHERS & ARTISTS) OSU Post-MFA FellowshipsThe Department of Art at Ohio State University is offering 2 Post-MFA Fellowships in 2011-12. One fellowship will be focused in Photography. Another fellowship is available and open to artists working in all mediums. These fellowships include an $18,000 stipend to support the individual while in residence at OSU. Additional remuneration is possible through adjunct teaching assignments, based on program need. 24-hour access to studio space, opportunities to collaborate with other centers, and borrowing privileges from the campus libraries. The fellowship concludes with exhibition and a public speaking presentation. More info: April 8th deadline.

(WRITERS) The ArtsEdge Residency Project—now accepting applications for the ARTSEDGE RESIDENCY PROJECT, a joint venture of the Kelly Writers House and Penn’s Facilities and Real Estate Services: DEADLINE: April 29, 2011.

The ARTSEDGE PROJECT offers a one year residency for an emerging writer. The residency includes a subsidized apartment at 40th and Chestnut, (writer pays less than half the rent), studio/writing space in the AIR Space artistic nexus, and close affiliation with Penn’s writing communities.

During the course of the residency, the ArtsEdge writer will be encouraged to develop at least one project at the Writers House. Past residents have produced staged readings (, organized panel discussions (, performed readings at Writers House (, and coordinated other projects. For more information, please write to: [email protected]

(ARTISTS) The WhyNot Place Residency Programme in New Delhi, IndiaReligare Art is happy to announce the continuation of The WhyNot Place Residency Programme for the year 2011. Applications for the programme are now available on their website:

(ARTISTS) New Summer 2011 Rome Art Program—Scholarships available. For more info, write: [email protected] or visit their website

(ALL) Vermont Studio CenterFounded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists' and writers' Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. The Studio Center provides 4-12 week studio residencies on an historic 30-building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.

Vermont Studio Center awards a number of fellowships for 8-week residencies to international residents from specific countries through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. Each residency award comes with round-trip air travel, travelers health insurance, an exhibition in the Red Mill Gallery, and other benefits depending on the award. To apply for a fellowship, please download an application and mail it in by April 1 with your supporting materials. Those artists not eligible for these awards are welcome to apply for Vermont Studio Center Fellowships at 2/15, 6/15 and 10/1. Please visit our website for more information.

18th Annual Freeman Fellowship Program for Asian Artists
Sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, ten fellowship awards for mid-career artists from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Rubin Fellowships for Himalayan Artists
Sponsored by the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, two fellowship awards for mid-career artists from Bhutan, Mongolia, Nepal, Tibetan Ethnic (TAR/China), Tibetan Member of the Diaspora, who are engaging in or responding to traditional Himalayan art forms.

Robert Sterling Clark Fellowships for African Artists
Sponsored by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, five fellowship awards for mid-career artists from all sovereign and non-sovereign dependent territories on the continent of Africa.

All of these fellowships can be found on their website:


Prof. M.Browne said...

What a useful blog post. We are always looking for information on disabled arts in various countries that we can use as part of our UK database of disability opportunities/possiblities. Much appreciate you ahve made this info available.

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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!