Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Deadlines for Artist Residencies, Grants, and Opportunities All Over the World!

Hi everyone. Once again, sorry for the look of this blog. It looks hideous but I've had no time to fix it. As you know, I do this for free. Call me crazy.
Anyway, before I tell you about some new opportunities, I want to first remind you that the Mira's List ART CONTEST DEADLINE IS MARCH 31st! So hurry up. It's easy as pie and well worth the two seconds it takes to enter. Go here for more info right now!:

Second, a big thank you to all my readers who sent me congratulations for winning the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. There is no cash involved but it is a huge and prestigious award and I am extremely grateful and honored to have gotten it. To read more about the award, go here:

Okay, here we go....some new opportunities for everyone. Cheers,

LOCATION: The Yellow House B&B (near Roscoe, NY)
Organizers: Aaron Finbloom, Abraham Nowitz, Claire Epstein
The School of Making Thinking (SMT) is a summer residency program where artists and academics think, create, and live together in a communal setting.  SMT’s mission is to create a unique environment where participants are able to create original work that challenges disciplinary conventions of art-making and thinking. The School of Making Thinking sets itself apart from traditional residency programs in three important respects.  First, SMT participants hail from a far more diverse range of disciplines.  Our alumni are botanists, dancers, playwrights, painters, poets, philosophers, fiction writers, audio documentarians, filmmakers, performance artists, and PhD candidates from English and American Studies departments.  Second, collaboration is an essential component of each participant’s project.  Third, SMT is a school in which participants teach and learn from one another.

Applicants are asked to submit a project proposal.  It may be a work-in-progress, a brand new idea, or a work in its final stages. For more info:
Email contact:
Please visit our website for more information-

(ARTISTS) Scholarships for Transart International MFA Program—Six Scholarships available, ranging from $6,000 to $18,000!
More information on scholarships can be found on Transart's website


- A contemporary learning experience without grades or pre-formatted curriculum
- Summer intensives in Berlin, the art capital of Europe
- Fall and spring residencies in New York City

TRANSART STUDENTS are emerging and mid-career artists and educators. Transart Institute’s residencies are a meeting place for cultural exchange. Transart students and alumni will converge for the summer residency from areas as diverse as Thailand, Egypt, Italy, Pakistan, Iceland, Croatia, Ethiopia, Canada, Costa Rica, the UK and the US. 
For many students the time at Transart is a transformational experience.  

General information:
For questions or to make an apppointment to speak with faculty please contact:
Drew Henmi:
(ISRAELI ARTISTS) Artis Grants—Artis is an independent nonprofit that supports and promotes contemporary visual artists from Israel internationally, is pleased to announce a call for applications for 2012 grants. Established in 2007, the program’s aim is to further cultural exchange, dialogue and access to contemporary art from Israel.
Exhibition Grants
Exhibition grants are awarded for exhibitions of work by artists from Israel. Priority is given to high impact, high visibility solo or group exhibitions that reach broad audiences outside of Israel, as well as projects initiated by Artis Curatorial Research Trip alumni. International institutions, independent curators, and artists are invited to apply.
Professional Development Grants
Professional Development grants are available to contemporary visual arts professionals from Israel including directors, curators, and administrators.
Please refer to the Artis Program page for guidelines and application. 2012 applications are due April 11 and October 10.
368 Broadway, Suite 301
New York, NY 10013
W: 212.285.0960
Artis is a non-profit that supports and promotes contemporary visual artists from Israel internationally.
(LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS) I-Park/ExpressionesResidency Program for Latin American Visual Artists, East Haddam, CT
Application Deadline: April 29, 2012
 I-Park is pleased to announce its continuing collaboration with the New London (Connecticut) based Latin American community arts organization, Expressiones, in establishing two reserved residency sessions for Latin American artists in 2012. Visual artists from among the following countries are invited to apply for available 2012 residency slots under this program: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.  Expressiones will be the curator, administrator and coordinator of this program.
Of the two accepted artists for 2012, the one receiving the highest jury score will receive a grant of $750 to help defray the cost of travel to the United States.  Also, each of the two invited visual artists will be offered a gallery show and artist’s presentation at the Expressiones Cultural Center in New London, CT at some point during their residency session.  One of the invited Expressiones artists will be scheduled to participate in I-Park’s October session and the other in November.  Refer to the 2012 Calendar for exact dates.  An application fee of $30 is required for this program. 
For general information on the I-Park residency program, click here.  For specific information on the Expressiones program, including relevant restrictions, click here.  For Spanish language support, contact Guido Garaycochea or José Ulloa at

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first artist-in-residency program in the United States exclusively for GLBT emerging artists, is now accepting applications for its 2012 Summer Residency Program to take place in Cherry Grove, an historic GLBT community of Fire Island, New York. Selections for 2012 residents will be made by esteemed jurors Dan Cameron, Senior Curator, Orange County Museum of Art, and by co-founder of Gran Fury and celebrated contemporary artist Marlene McCarty. FIAR will provide free live/work space to five selected artists-in-residence, who will work, relax, and immerse themselves in the Fire Island community, during which time they will be visited by a handful of prestigious and renowned visiting artists who will commune with residents and provide support and feedback throughout the duration of program. Emerging queer artists from across the U.S. working in contemporary visual arts are encouraged to apply by May 4, 2012. Visit to apply.
(ARTISTS) ArtistResidency Program at the Boston Center for the Arts
Deadline:  April 20, 2012
Location:  Boston, MA
Program Manager:  Cynthia Woo,, 617.426.1119
The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is accepting applications for the Artist Residency Program. The program aims to provide an environment where artists can experiment with their craft, develop their focus or test new ideas and simultaneously engage in public dialogue in a way that is considerate to the artist’s time and process.
This fifteen-week, process-oriented residency is awarded to two individual artists per year (no groups or collaborative pairs). Through a series of community programs jointly developed by the artist and the BCA, it allows artists to connect to the public and explore themes that inform their residency project.
International artists are invited to apply; however, all artists are responsible for their own visa, travel, living and housing expenses. With the BCA’s commitment to local artists, at least one resident will be an individual based in Massachusetts. Support | Artists receive a $2,250 honorarium, 239 square foot studio work place, Intern assistance (artist must provide their own housing) For more info, go to:

(WRITERS & ARTISTS) Colorado Art Ranch Residencies
Deadline April 15, 2012
Colorado Art Ranch provides one-month residencies to writers and visual artists from around the world. We encourage emerging artists, as well as established artists, to apply. The residencies in 2012 are theme based and are at different times and places in Colorado. See the website for details. Artists pay their own travel and food. There is a $50 application fee.
To apply 

Deadline is April 13, 2012.
Eligibility: Women residents of Worcester County and/or members of the Museum staff, contractors, current students taking courses at the Worcester Art Museum, and Museum volunteers are eligible.
Awards: Awards will be announced by the end of June 2012 and may only be used during the Museum’s fiscal year 2013 (September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013). Awards provide partial funding to be supplemented by the applicant and are granted based on the merit of the proposal. The exact amount of an award is not preset, but past awards have been in the range of $1000 to $2200. The award does not exceed 50% of the total cost of the travel to be undertaken. For more info, go to:

The Residency Program in Bellagio, Italy allows for focused work, uninterrupted by the professional and personal demands of daily life.  In addition to time for dedicated work on individual projects and for reflection during the day, building new connections and collegial interaction with other residents is a defining characteristic of the Bellagio experience.  During a residency, people of diverse expertise and backgrounds come together in a thought-provoking, creative, collegial environment that helps create change and have impact on a wide range of world issues.  Residents include an international group of academics, writers, artists, scientists, journalists, non-governmental organization practitioners, researchers, and policymakers.  Meals and informal presentations of residents' work afford an opportunity for dynamic discussion and engagement with each other.  The combination of quiet time for individual, focused work and connections with such a diverse community is unparalleled.

Academic Writing as well as Arts & Literary Arts residencies typically last four weeks, and spouses/life partners may accompany residents.  Practitioner residencies can last between two to four weeks.  Joint applications from co-authors are also welcome.
Applications for Academic Writing as well as Arts & Literary Arts residencies are due by May 1, 2012 for a residency period beginning in mid-February 2013 through mid-August 2013.  Applications from practitioners and for conferences are accepted on a rolling basis. 

To apply, and for more information, please visit or download a brochure at

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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!