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:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More Info on the Residency in Ireland

Hi everyone...on the road in CA...hope to see some of you at my next readings in Berkeley and San Francisco...check out my schedule by going to the EVENTS section of my website:

In the meantime...just wanted to let you know that the Claire Short Residency I recently listed is for Washington State residents only. And people aren't getting much info on the program. Sorry....if any of you have been there or know more about it, please respond to the comment section below and not to me privately so we can share info. Thanks!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Artist Residency & Grant News, Plus, Mirabee is Reading in CA this Week!

Greetings my long lost readers! As you know, I am on book tour and have absolutely no time to do a thing. But if and when I can in the next three months, I will post little tidbits like the items below. For those of you living in California, I want to let you know that I will be reading in the LA and Bay Area this coming week. This Wednesday, Feb. 16th, I'll be reading at Vroman's in Pasadena, on Feb. 17th, I'll be reading at Village Books in Pacific Palisades, then on Friday, Feb. 18th I'll be in Berkeley at Books, Inc. and on Monday eve in San Francisco, I'll be at Booksmith. Please check my website calendar for exact times and addressess of venues. I hope to see some of you there! In the meantime, below are a few new opportunities for you all. Go here: Best wishes, Mirabee

(CA ARTISTS) The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) Grants Program—Provides grants up to $15,000 to individual artists in California for the acquisition of arts equipment and materials or towards presentation and marketing of their creative work. The Investing in Artists grants program is designed to enhance the working lives and creative environment for California artists by funding tools and market strategies that will allow them to create their best work more consistently, and distribute that work more broadly to new audiences.

Investing in Artists provides grants in two funding categories:

1) Grants for Artistic Equipment and Tools, and 2) Grants for Presenting and Marketing Work. Through a competitive application process conducted over three initial rounds of funding, a combination of planning grants up to $5,000 each, and implementation grants up to $15,000 each, have been awarded to California artists over a 14-month period. Next deadline is May 3, 2011. Email: [email protected], website:

(ALL) Claire Short Ireland Residency—Created by the generosity of donors Emer Dooley and Rob Short, the Claire Short Ireland Residency provides a one-month stay in West Cork, Ireland plus a $5,000 award to one Fellowship semi-finalist.
FYI: THIS IS FOR WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENTS ONLY. Not much info on this one and it is not clear in the ad whether or not it is only for WA state artists. The only contact info I got was the following so I suggest you write to the person below: Miguel Guillen, Program Manager, , 206.467.8734 x11, 1.866.21.TRUST (toll free)

(ARTISTS & PERFORMERS) Looking for Artists/Performers to live and work in Central AmericaImmediate Opportunity to Use Your Talents for Social Change: ArtCorps seeks performing or visual artist to work with our newest partner organization, CARE, in Honduras in 2011. ArtCorps is a unique opportunity for artists to receive training in Art for Social Action, gain valuable experience in sustainable development and contribute to grassroots change in Central America.

ArtCorps Artists receive room and board, medical insurance, a small personal stipend and a budget for project materials. They also receive technical assistance from ArtCorps staff in the region. Applicants should be available to begin during the first quarter of the year and work for twelve months. Visit our website to learn more and apply:

(ALL) Bogliasco FellowshipsFellowships at the Bogliasco Study Center in Luguria, Italy are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film or video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, visual arts in the arts.

Applicants for Fellowships are expected to demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. In addition, they must submit descriptions of the projects that they intend to pursue in Bogliasco. An approved project is presumed to lead to the completion of an artistic, literary, or scholarly work, followed by publication, performance, exhibition, or other public presentation.

Approximately 50 Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded each year. They are scheduled during the two semesters of the traditional academic year. Fellowships usually have a duration of one month (30-31 days). In some circumstances, half-semester residencies (47 days) may be awarded with special approval of the Bogliasco Foundation Board of Trustees. April 15th is next deadline. For more info, go to:

(ARTISTS) ComPeung Grant for Residency in Thailand—We are calling for applications for 2 one month ComPeung AiR artist grants for 2011. The two residencies are scheduled for September/October 2011. Each of the grants cover:

* Air ticket to/from artist’s home country
* Transportation to/from Chiang Mai International Airport
* Small artist fee
* Accommodation/studio
* 3 home-cooked meals per day

Interested artists are to apply online only by providing:

* ComPeung Application Form (please email for application form: [email protected] )
* Preliminary proposal of her/his work or project to be undertaken during the grant residency
* Curriculum Vitae (2 pages A4)
* Max 10 images of the work
* Links to sound, video/animation work and/or artist websites

All documents are to be merged into a single pdf file (not exceeding 5 MB).
Disciplines & Media (open list)
* Visual Arts, Media, Architecture, Performing Arts, Literature, Music

Grant application deadline: 31 March 2011. Late applications won’t be considered. Applications are be sent to: [email protected]
Grant notifications will be emailed by end of May 2011.

(ARTISTS) Artist-in-Residence—Independent Day School seeks Artist in Residence. Enthusiastic working artist sought for production of own work during 5 week on campus residency in either October or February. Ability/willingness to provide K-12 students access to their artistic thoughts and processes a necessity. Stipend, housing, and public studio provided. Application Deadline March 1, 2011. Send: letter of interest/intent, resume, list of references and phone numbers, 10 images of own work and SASE for return of images to: Todd Johnson, c/o WebbSchool, 9800 Webb School Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923

(NYC ARTISTS) Please check out this great organization in Staten Island that offers opportunities and grants for NY artists: They are also seeking teams of artists to register to participate in an event in coordination with Second Saturdays - a fringe art walk in the area near the ferry. The winning team receives $400. For more information or visit

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!