Friday, June 22, 2012

Artist Fellowships, New Residencies and Funding for Jewish and Gender Studies

As promised....some new things to check out....oh, and by the way...I normally don't post about exhibition opportunities but the one listed below is special...xoxo Mirabee
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for December 2012-January 2013
for more info, write: [email protected]
Discipline:  visual artists, writers, performers
Offered program: residency, seminar, artist talk, exhibition.
Eligibility: International emerging artists

Deadline: July 15, 2012
Artistic Discipline: Serigraphy
Contact: Kelly Grajeda, [email protected]org
Open to artists all over the world
Restrictions: 18 and up, not currently enrolled in educational institution

The Serie Project hosts emerging and established professional artists who produce original work using any medium. The organization strives for diversity; although it focuses on supporting Latino artists, a third of selected artists are of other ethnic backgrounds. Each artist will be given one to two weeks to produce one design and create up to 50 serigraphs plus additional proofs, half of which the artist will keep. The Serie Project provides accommodations for resident artists, but cannot pay for travel expenses. Printing will take place at Coronado Studio in Austin, Texas. The Airtist in Residence (AIR) program will begin in January, and all prints must be completed by July.

Information about The Serie Project:
Information about the application process:

The HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) awards grants to support interdisciplinary research or artistic projects on Jewish women and gender issues.
Scholars, activists, writers and artists who are pursuing research on questions of significance to the field of Jewish women's studies may apply. Applications from outside the United States (in English) are welcome. There is no residency requirement.

Application deadline: September 13, 2012

Application guidelines:
Contact: Debby Olins at [email protected]

Applicants chosen to receive funding will be notified in December, 2012

(ARTISTS) HBI Artist-In-Residency Program - Spring 2013—The HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) is now accepting applications for our 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program.  This residency provides artists the opportunity to be in residence at Brandeis University while working on a significant artistic project in the field of Jewish women's and gender studies, and to produce an exhibit for the Kniznick Gallery at the Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University. The residency will be 3 - 4 weeks in length, and will take place in March. The exhibit will immediately follow and be on view for a minimum of 8 weeks.

Application deadline: October 15, 2012

Application guidelines:
Contact: Debby Olins at [email protected]

A decision will be announced by November 8, 2013
(DISABLED ARTISTS) Sustaining / Creating—A national juried exhibition of emerging artists, ages 16-25, with disabilities. Deadline: July 8, 2012. Sustaining / Creating asks emerging artists to showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints on sustainability and contemporary creativity. Beyond its scientific definition, sustainability references notions of responsibility and stewardship of our natural world in all facets of human interaction–from the environmental to the cultural. Sustainability indicates the capacity to endure.

All media accepted. 15 artists will be selected and their artwork featured in a Smithsonian exhibition this fall. $60,000 in cash awards. To apply and more info: This exhibition is presented by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ VSA & Accessibility Office and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
(WRITERS) The Eat-Write! Culinary Fellowship will be awarded to an author writing a cookbook or work of fiction or nonfiction that involves a love of food or healthful eating. This Fellowship provides a residency in the Writers’ Colony Culinary Suite, equipped with full test kitchen. 
 The Eat-Write! Culinary Fellowship is a two-week fellowship entitling the recipient to free residency at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in the historic arts village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Each resident has a private suite with writing space, private bath, wireless and/or cable hook-up, uninterrupted writing time, dinner prepared five nights a week and served in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a fully stocked community kitchen for breakfast and lunch.
Final application date for entry to be postmarked is July 1, 2012. Fellowship applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $35 application fee. 
The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
515 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR  72632
Ph:  479-253-7444
Fax: 479-253:9859
[email protected] 
THE WRITERS COLONY at DAIRY HOLLOW is also offering a Fab Fiber Fellowship  for writing with an emphasis on the fiber arts and another fellowship called Composing Your Life, with an emphasis on music, composition and lyrics. Please write them for more details: [email protected] There will be a postmark deadline of August 1, 2012, with a $35 nonrefundable application fee. Applications are available on our website at  All application materials must be submitted. Send applications to:  The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR  72632.  Phone:  479-253-7444.

(ALL & WRITERS) The Center for Jewish HistoryThe Prins Fellowship for Emigrating Artists and Writers- in-Residence. The Center for Jewish History announces a new fellowship to be awarded to Emigrating Artists and Writers through a grant from the Vivian G. Prins foundation. The award supports original research for early stage projects by foreign artists and writers from a variety of disciplines that may include: journalists, novelists, poets, travel writers, biographers, photographers, visual artists, and others outside of academia.  

Applicants must demonstrate significant need for sustained access to the collections at the Center, commit to regular attendance in the research facilities during the ten month fellowship period, and articulate their intent to pursue their work in the United States or Canada beyond the fellowship. The ten month fellowship, beginning in January 2013, carries a stipend of up to $3,250.00 per month. The Prins Artist-in residence is expected to conduct original research at the Center, deliver one public presentation based on the work conducted, actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center, acknowledge the Center and Prins Foundation in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship, and submit a final report upon completion of the fellowship. For more info, please write:  
Judith C. Siegel
Director of Academic and Public Programs
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States of America
Email: [email protected]

Come See Mira Introduce Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast in NYC on June 29th

I hope you are all having a great summer. I have some new opportunities to post but first, I wanted to tell all you NEW YORKERS out there that I will be in town at the end of this month, introducing Cocteau's beautiful classic, La Belle et la Bête at the Rubin Museum's Cinema Cabaret on Friday night, June 29th. The film starts at 9:30 pm but you can get there early, get something to drink and come say hello to me before I make a fool of myself in front of Cocteau's ghost! Go here for more info on the event:



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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!