Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
(PHOTOGRAPHERS) The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2011, the amount of the grant will be $30,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition. Awards will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City in early October. DEADLINE MAY 31st!
For more information visit: http://www.smithfund.org/public/apply/smith
(WRITERS) The Elizabeth George Foundation makes artistic grants to unpublished fiction writers, to poets, to emerging playwrights and to organizations benefiting disadvantaged youth. These grants cover expenses in a number of areas.
We offer financial support to unpublished and emerging writers for a period not to exceed a year; we offer scholarships for students to attend accredited MFA programs in creative writing; we support writing research; we offer funding to allow unpublished and emerging writers to attend writers’ retreats and conferences. The Foundation also makes grants to organizations offering services to disadvantaged youth in the areas of health, education, and creative writing. While the Foundation makes grants to support emerging playwrights, the Foundation does not make grants to theatrical groups seeking support for a production.
To be considered for a grant, applicants must send a package of materials to the Foundation by July 1. It must contain the following:
- A letter that fully describes the project the applicant wishes to be funded
- A recent CV that also includes the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of at least five professional references
- A complete first chapter of the applicant’s book or a completed short story OR a selection of the applicant’s poetry or published chapbook OR a one-act play the applicant has written
- $25 application fee
Application materials must be mailed to:The Elizabeth George Foundation
Post Office Box 1429
Langley, Washington 98260
(WOMEN WRITERS) Grants of $500 to $1,500 each are given twice yearly to feminist writers. Women poets and creative nonfiction writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada are eligible. Submit three copies of a manuscript of up to 25 pages, a project description, a budget, and a resumé with a $20 entry fee during the month of June. Send an SASE for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086. Susan Pliner, Executive Director. No website available. Deadline: July 1, 2011
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. $30 application fee
For more information regarding application and residency details, visit: www.art342.org Deadline is (I think) June 13 but please check the website to make sure.
(ALL) Camac and Fondation Ténot Residencies in France—Call for visual artists, writers and composers/musicians. Since 1999, Camac Art Centre with Fondation Ténot has promoted creativity and international exchange in the artist community.
Camac and Fondation Ténot offers each year a residency bursary (fellowship) to one visual artist, one writer and one musician or composer in order to create new career prospects for artists.
Camac is located 60min away from Paris in the village of Marnay sur Seine within the scenic Region of Champagne-Ardenne. This multi-disciplinary creative centre offers a unique environment for visual artist, writers or musicians. Camac aims at fostering communication and creativity among individuals and groups working on the evolution of ideas or realization of works.
Nature of the bursary:
- 2 month residency (dates to be arranged by mutual agreement between the artist and the institution)
- Return ticket, board and lodging
- Private bedroom with bathroom, individual studio.
The laureate must provide his/her own visas and health insurance.
Sixteen fellowships for a 4-week residency are open to all artists and writers based on merit, as represented in the portfolio or manuscript.
Anderson/Frankel Fellowship for Chicago area/SAIC alumni. One fellowship sponsored by the Marshall Frankel Foundation and Davis Anderson, this award is open to all Chicago-area artists, including faculty and alumni of the Art Institute of Chicago, for one 4-week VSC residency.
Civil Society Institute Fellowship award for a 4-week residency open to an east coast minority artist with demonstrable financial need; preference will be given to artists from New Haven, Jersey City, and Baltimore. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants. Award includes a $500 travel stipend.
Cave Canem Fellowship. This annual fellowship provides one 4-week residency to a poet who is a Cave Canem fellow. Home for the many voices of African American poetry, Cave Canem is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/VSC Fellowship Program for visual artists of outstanding talent will support two 4-week residencies for domestic artists.
Henry David Thoreau Fellowship—This fellowship supports a poet whose work is a living extension of the literary tradition embodied in the work of Henry David Thoreau, for a 4-week residency.
Zoland Translation Fellowship—Offered in conjunction with Zoland Poetry, this 4-week residency fellowship is open to translators. Applicants should submit 3 copies of the original poems/translations, along with a description of English-language rights, author bio, and translator CV.
For more info, go to: http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/
Deadline: June 15, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
More to come soon!