Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mirabee is Back! Fellowships, Grants and Residencies for All!

Mirabee is finally back online! Let's rock it....here are a few things that have been festering in my pile of announcements....Happy Summer Solstice y'all!
(BOOK ARTISTS) The National Museum of Women in the Arts is accepting proposals for annual Artist Book Grant, 2012The Library Fellows Program was established in 1989 to encourage and support the creation of artists’ books and to benefit the Library and Research Center. Although collaborative works are allowed and even encouraged, the artist who is responsible for the overall creation, design and realization of the book must be a woman.
The Fellows’ contributions are used to produce an artist’s book in a limited edition of 125 copies. As a benefit of membership, each Fellow receives a copy of the book. The artists keep 25 copies as a form of remuneration for their creative efforts. The remaining copies are sold and the money generated from the sale benefits the Library and Research Center. Deadline is June 30th!
For complete details and application form, please visit the website: http://www.nmwa.org/library/LFGuidelinesJan2010.pdf
(SCHOLARS & STUDENTS) The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for fellowships to conduct research in India. Fellowships are available to scholars holding the Ph.D. degree as well as graduate students who are working towards the Ph.D. degree. Short-term and long-term fellowships are available. Application deadline is July 1, 2011. Applications can be downloaded from the website www.indiastudies.org. Inquiries should be directed to (773) 702-8638. Email: [email protected]

(WRITERS & ARTISTS) National Park Service - Denali, Alaska—Artist-in-Residence ProgramThe Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park began in 2002, and offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their work amidst the natural splendors of Denali Park.
Denali National Park and Preserve Seeking Artists-in-Residence for 2012.
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists and writers for the 2012 Artist-in-Residence Program. This will be the first season with an open call to writers to submit for a residency. The program is in its eleventh year at Denali, and many of the works created by artists-in-residence from previous years are on display in the Denali Visitor Center and the Eielson Visitor Center.
A link to the online application and more information about the program is available at http://www.nps.gov/dena/historyculture/arts-program.htm. Applications for the 2012 season must be submitted by September 30, 2011. Notification letters will be sent out by December 15, 2011.
Selected artists reside in the historic East Fork cabin, located 43 miles into the park, for a ten-day period between June and mid-September. In return for their residency, each artist donates a piece of artwork or written piece that was inspired by their time in the park, to the park’s collection. Artists also offer a public presentation for visitors at the end of their residency.
(ARTISTS, STUDENTS & ART HISTORIANS) The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is currently offering grants for the visual arts and art history. The deadline for applications is Thursday, November 10, 2011.
Award amounts and categories: $8,000 Professional artists, $6,000 Graduate students (including art history students)$4,000 Undergraduate students (including college-bound high school seniors)
Professional artists must be current, legal residents of Virginia and must not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the time of the application deadline or the grant period of August 2012-May 2013. Undergraduate students in the visual arts must be current, legal residents of Virginia who will be enrolled full-time in a degree program at an accredited college, university, or school of the arts for the grant period of August 2012-May 2013. Graduate students in the visual arts and art history must be current, legal residents of Virginia who will be enrolled full-time in a degree program at an accredited college, university, or school of the arts for the grant period of August 2012-May 2013.
More information including detailed eligibility criteria, an application, and a printable PDF flyer can be found at: www.VMFA.museum/fellowships

(ALL) The Zion National Park Artist in Residence program offers professional artists the opportunity to live and work in the majestic desert environment of southern Utah for a period of four weeks. Artist will also receive a $300 stipend to assist with travel and supply expenses. This call for artists applies to three sessions: October 17-November 13, 2011, February 6-March 4, 2012, or April 2-April 29, 2012, or October 15-November 11, 2012.
The works completed under this program will contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Zion National Park and should reflect the National Park Service’s mission to the preservation and protection of the park’s cultural and natural resources.
During the Residency period the artist will be expected to present two public programs, tailored to an individual’s medium, interest, and experience. One will take place at Zion Nation Park and the other at Southern Utah University as part of the Art Insights program. See the application materials for more information.
At the conclusion of the Residency, participating artists will donate an original piece from their Residency in Zion National Park to be placed in the Park’s permanent collection.
For complete details about this program or to download application materials, visit www.NPS.gov/zion.
Mailing Address: Coordinator, Artist-in-Residence Program Zion National Park Springdale, UT 84767
Residencies open to: All visual (painters, photographers, sculptures, etc), performing (drama, dance, music, composers, etc) or literary artists.
Application deadline: July 22, 2011 (Postmarked)
Residency period: October 17-November 13, 2011; February 6-March 4, 2012; April 2 -April 29, 2012; or October 15-November 11, 2012.
Contact: 435-772-0184 or email [email protected]
(ARTISTS) Call For Proposals: Artist Multiples, Limited Editions

Who we are:

The Present Group is a triannual art subscription service. Every year TPG subscribers receive three limited edition works from three different contemporary artists. Each work is accompanied by information to help them gain insight into the piece, its creator, and recurring themes in the contemporary art world.
What we are looking for:
Projects that result in a limited edition, an artist multiple, or either a part of or a document of a larger work. Our current edition numbers are under 100. We do not accept proposals for reproductions of paintings. Work must be reproducible in intent. The project will be made exclusively through The Present Group. We understand that similar themes and images may be used throughout your other work, however you agree not to create the exact project in the same form again.
Appreciation for Selected Artists:
* $500 honorarium + production costs
* 4 of the produced work for your own collection or to sell on your own.
* All the contextual information we create for your piece, including artist info, critiques, and video will remain free on-line as long as TPG exists
Your proposal should include:
* Contact Information: Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail, Website (if applicable)
* Project Proposal:
1. What you want to do.
2. How this work will relate to/expand on current themes in your work
3. Anything (sketches, photos. . .) to help you explain your idea.
* Artist Resume, Statement, Work Samples

We have a rolling submissions policy; we review proposals four times a year. The deadline for the next review is July 8th, 2011.
Submit Via Email:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Trouble with my Internet Service

Hi Everyone!

Now that I have a little more time to post opportunities for you, my internet service goes wonky.
I live out in the boonies and depend on satellite and apparently, the satellite is broken. I don't think it will be fixed for another few days so please be patient. I have some really great things to post but they will have to wait. I'm writing you from the library where I popped in for a few minutes. I hope you are all well and making art!

Best wishes,


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!