Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Calling All Artists, Writers, Scholars, etc. Who Want to Go to Berlin, India and Elsewhere!

Hi everyone. Well, you probably have noticed that I have barely posted this summer! I started a new project and am also preparing for some workshops/master classes/lectures, etc. so I have had to neglect Mira's List a little. Anyway...a couple things coming up this summer: FINALLY! An interview and display of our 2012 Mira's List Art Contest winner Karol Slowik and a guest blog post by grant writing guru Gigi Rosenberg 

Below are a few things for you to look the meantime, stay cool and stay tuned! 
xox Mirabee

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2012
Last Ship offers artists’ residencies in two living studios. One studio is dedicated to international residencies, and the other welcomes artists from all over India. We are looking for artists with new energy and excitement! The residency is open to artists working in all fields of art, including photography, video, new media, sound art, illustration and others.
 The residency includes:
- Accommodation and food.
- A live-in studio for two months
- An exhibition of works of projects realized in the residency
 The artists will have to bear the expenses of transports, material and production of work themselves. At the end of the residency the work will be exhibited at Last Ship.
Interested artists need to email the following to   [email protected]
1) An up to date C.V.
2) A recent photograph of the artist
3) A selection of not more than 10 images/files of work
4) A brief written description of the artist’s philosophy
5) A brief written proposal of the project that the artist would like to create at Last Ship
Last ship is an independent, one-of-a-kind international art space in Bandra, Mumbai. Right in the middle of the bustling Chuim Village, Last Ship encourages projects that engage artists, local communities, and the public. The space offers international art residencies, art education, production solutions for artists, exhibition & project support, events (& pirate parties).

For More information on Last Ship Programs & Residencies in India please contact
Eve Lemesle- What About Art?

Artadia is currently accepting applications for the Artadia Awards 2012 Chicago from all visual artists living and working in Cook County, IL. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected in the fall of 2012 through Artadia's two-tiered jury process. 
For eligibility requirements and to access the Web-based application, please visit
Application deadline: August 20, 2012 at 11:59pm (CST). 

Curatorial Proposal Series. Gallery 263 is accepting applications for its Fall 2012 Curatorial Proposal Series.  The series provides opportunities for artists of all media and career levels  to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art.  At least 50% of CPS exhibitions include local artists (from within the metro Boston area). Two or three exhibitions will be selected for Fall 2012.  Group proposals are strongly encouraged.  Gallery 263 is a nonprofit art gallery in Cambridge, MA.  Visit us at  For full details please see the prospectus.  Deadline August 12, 2012.

(BOOK ARTISTS) Expanded Artists’ Books: Envisioning the Future of the Book —CALL FOR COMMISSION PROPOSALS – Two $10,000 commissions will be awarded

The Center for Book and Paper Arts, a program of the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago, recently received a $50,000 Arts in Media grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of a new electronic publishing initiative, Expanded Artists’ Books.  This grant will support an award of two $10,000 commissions for new artworks for the iPad. These will have physical counterparts that intersect, modulate, or inform the digital components of the artwork.
Artists’ books claim all aspects of the book (format, typography, structure, etc.) as potentially expressive. As immersive hybrid experiences for the reader/viewer, these works expand the limits of what we traditionally think of as a book. Simultaneously, we consider that tablet-based mobile platforms are emerging as a dynamic arena for investigation of the notion of the book.  Expanded Artists’ Books utilize the rich capabilities of the tablet platform to imagine new forms that a book might take, such as exploring how interactivity challenges the traditional closure of text or the performance of time. We are currently focused specifically on Apple’s iPad as a site for exploration of this conceptually rich territory.

Under terms of NEA support, artist must be a U.S. Citizen.
Please email [email protected] with any questions. You may also refer to our FAQs []

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: The received-by deadline for applications is midnight, September 15, 2012. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 (ALL) The American Academy in Berlin - The 2013-2014 Berlin Prize Competition

Applications for 2013 - 2014 Berlin Prize
Deadline: 28 September, 2012
Application fee: none
The American Academy in Berlin is a private, non-profit center for German-American cultural exchange. Its fellowship program promotes advanced research in a variety of academic, cultural, and political affairs.
The Academy welcomes emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Around two dozen Berlin Prizes are conferred annually.
Academy fellows are comprised of established and emerging scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study. Berlin Prizes have been awarded to historians, economists, filmmakers, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, linguists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others. They are appointed by an independent Selection Committee.
Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, in some cases, for an entire academic year. Only the Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be for shorter stays of six to eight weeks. Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Academy, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. The Academy’s furnished apartments at the Hans Arnhold Center are suitable for individuals and couples; accommodations are available for families with children at the Hans Arnhold Center or at nearby apartments. All fellows are expected to reside at the Hans Arnhold Center during the entire term of the award.
Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the US.
How to apply:

The American Academy in Berlin
Attn: Fellows Selection
Am Sandwerder 17-19
14109 Berlin

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!