Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Till We Meet Again...

Greetings my long lost readers and friends....

I know you haven't heard from me much the past few months. Unfortunately, not only has it been a rough fall and winter for a variety of reasons, it has become too difficult to keep up with this blog and also try to generate new writing and art projects. Not to mention doing events, etc. I have been running this website since the economic crash of 2008 and doing a fairly good job of it for free but the time it takes to keep up with so many emails and posting requests and research, etc. has taken a toll. I just can't continue doing it, at least for now. What I am hoping is that if I get an advance for a new book this coming year (cross your fingers!) I can afford a part time assistant who could help keep Mira's List going. So I haven't completely thrown in the towel. Not yet. I am going to suspend it for now until further notice.

That said, Mira's List is still a great resource to peruse. I have many useful links, articles, interviews, etc. I will continue to share information on my Mira's List facebook page as well as twitter, so feel free to follow me there. I am also still available to speak at events, universities and other venues about how to find time, money and a place to create. I did several speaking gigs this year across the country and they were well received! So if you are interested in bringing me to your institution, please write me at [email protected] for fee information and availability.

I also have started skyping with different institutions, in case your organization or school doesn't have enough to bring me there. Just email me and ask about my skyping fees.

So until next time, take care, make great art, and stay subscribed to my blog in case I jumpstart it again later this year!


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 However, I do not publish information on exhibition or publishing opportunities, nor do I advertise artist retreats and workshops that charge money.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!