Monday, October 15, 2012

Mirabee at the Walls and Bridges Festival, NYC, October 20th

Hey New Yorkers!

I'll be participating in a panel discussion & book signing with French Authors Claude Arnaud, Gwenaëlle Aubry, and American authors Mira Bartók, Marco Roth. Hosted by Amanda Angel, Editor “This Week in New York” for Time Out New York, Co-presented with McNally Jackson Bookstore, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York, Time Out New York and Tin House.

WHEN: THIS Saturday, October 20 from 4 to 5:30 pm. 
WHERE: McNally Jackson Bookstore 52 Prince Street (Between Lafayette & Mulberry Streets) NY 10012

This event is presented as part of “Walls and Bridges,” an arts and ideas series curated by the Villa Gillet, a French cultural institute interested in thought in all its
expressions, bringing together thinkers and artists from all over the world; and is co-presented with Les Subsistances, an international laboratory for live arts based in Lyon, France. Curated by Villa gillet (Director: Guy Walter), and supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

Villa Gillet's site:

McNally Jackson Bookstore:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Artist Residency in Italy at the Bellagio Center, Deadline November 30th, 2012

Call for Applications: The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Resident Fellows Program 

Deadline: November 30, 2012

 The Residency Program (in Northern 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 November 30, 2012 for a residency period beginning August 19, 2013 through November 29, 2013.  Applications from practitioners and for conferences are accepted on a rolling basis. 

To learn more please visit

Monday, October 1, 2012

Calling All Poets, Photographers, Sculptors, Book Artists and Everyone Else! New Fall and Winter Deadlines

Hi Everyone....I know I don't post as much as I used to. It's been a hard year and I'm tired. Doing my best....But here are a few things that came down the pike this past month. I apologize to those of you who sent me notices about grants and residencies to post. I just can't do it every single week now. Before I forget—please check out this link to Ashland University if you have an hour or so to watch me talk about opportunities, grants, residencies, grant writing tips, fellowships etc.:

 Below are a few odds and ends...




The award for the 2013-2014 Scholarship year will be approximately $52,000. The recipient must agree to spend the year abroad, as the will requires. The poetry sample must not exceed either
one printed volume plus no more than 20 typed pages of your most recent work, or 40 typed pages. Deadline October 15, 2012. For more info, please go to:

(SCULPTORS) SCULPTURE SPACE, located in Utica, New York invites artists whose focus is sculpture to apply for a two-month residency between September 2012 and August 2013.  Eighteen to twenty residents are selectively chosen each year; a stipend of $2000 is awarded to offset costs (dependent on funding).

 Offered: 5500 square foot shared studio with specialized equipment in addition to two private studios.  The Studio Manager provides ongoing assistance and technical expertise, the Office Manager and Executive Director are available to assist with any other special requirements.  Three to four artists are in residence each month; artists are expected to stay for a full two months.  Housing is provided a block away in a newly-renovated residence with private bedrooms. Artists are responsible for materials, specialized tools and food.  Bicycles are provided; transport for materials purchase and other needs is also available. 
Artists are notified in March.  Primary criteria for selection are simple: artists are chosen based on the quality, originality and potential of their work. 

Applications accepted from OCTOBER 1 - DECEMBER 1, 2012 at:  http://www.slideroom/

(PHOTOGRAPHERS) International Photographer in Residence Programme 2013—Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme, hosted by the Société Jersiaise (Jersey Society) in the British Channel Island of Jersey promotes contemporary photography through an ongoing programme of exhibitions, education and commissions. The Archisle project connects photographic archives, contemporary practice and experiences of island cultures and geographies through the development of a space for creative discourse between Jersey and international practitioners.

Archisle is currently inviting applications for the position of Photographer in Residence launching in 2013. This is an exciting new post commencing in April/May running for six months through to September/October 2013. The residency provides the following key benefits and opportunities:

- £10,000 bursary for the commission/production of a body of work and solo exhibition
- Studio space with access to inkjet printing and office/internet resources
- Living accommodation and (limited) expenses
- Travel costs

For more information, please Email: mailto:[email protected][email protected]  DEADLINE: 15th October 2012.

(WOMEN ARTISTS/WRITERS, etc.) Turkeyland Cove Foundation RETREAT Grants (TLCF) offers personal retreats for motivated women (artists, poets, writers, composers, and others in the arts) to pursue their professional, educational, and artistic goals away from the distraction of daily life. Grantees are given personal space in a house nestled on four waterfront acres and surrounded by lush gardens and tree-covered walking trails away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Edgartown, Massachusetts–– one week minimum, one month maximum. Grants cover room and board (personal chef services) plus reasonable transportation expenses. The foundation will review the financial circumstances of applicants and will make grants to women who could not otherwise afford the period of retreat. Based on individual need, the foundation will also consider helping to fund increased home expenses necessitated by a care-giver's absence, as well as goal related expenses or materials relevant to the purpose of the grant.
Grants are currently limited to the New England area and New York State. Deadline: We are now accepting applications for our spring session. The deadline for submission of our online application is December 15, 2012. Website: For more information about Turkeyland Cove Foundation and our application process, please visit us online at:
(NEW ENGLAND ARTISTS) Assets for Artists Grant Program—Applications are now available for the Assets For Artists grant program, which caters to low-to-moderate income artists across all disciplines who are interested in accumulating working capital to invest in their creative businesses (we've had artists invest in painting supplies, expand their kiln size, redesign their websites, record a studio album, and make other major improvements.)  In addition to grants, we offer arts-specific business and financial training so that they can grow their businesses more effectively. Artists can receive up to $2,000 dollars in matching grants. Apply by October 12th for Massachusetts artists and by October 19 for Portland, Maine artists. The application, along with an artist resume or bio, should be sent to [email protected].

(ARTISTS) 2013 Artist-inResidence Workspace Grant, The Center for Book Arts, NYC—FOR NEW YORK EMERGING ARTISTS Deadline: 15 October, 2012

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists program in 2013. Up to five New York-based emerging artists will be offered space, time and support to explore the production of artist’s books and related work for a full year. The purpose of this program is to promote experimentation in book arts, thus artists from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Center especially encourages applications from artists of culturally diverse backgrounds.

The award includes a $750-$1,500 cash stipend (depending on funding) plus a materials budget between $500 to $1,000 (depending on funding), 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year, plus an individual studio space for 3 months.
Artists also receive approximately $3,000-$5,000 tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff.
Further information and application:

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10001
(212) 481-0295

(ALL) Marsh-Billings-RockefellerNational Historic Park AIR (MBR) and the K2 Family Foundation (K2FF) invite applications for the 2013 artist-in-residence at MBR as part of the Art And Conservation Stewardship Program.  Located at the park in Woodstock, Vermont, the program offers one artist each year the opportunity to work on a site-specific or site-inspired project consistent with both MBR’s and K2FF’s concerns with sustainability and creative attention to the natural world.   Artists are in residence for two months, and are encouraged to develop outreach opportunities to engage parkvisitors.  Stipends and funds for materials are available.  Applications must be received between 1 October 2012 and 31 December 2012.  Application guidelines and forms are available at

This opportunity includes an artist's studio, a stipend ($15,000 for two months) and additional money is available to defray production costs (up to $5,000 most years).  It does NOT include housing, although plenty is available in the area for sublet and rental.  No constraints as to media/discipline and no restrictions as to citizenship, etc.


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!