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All Kinds Of Magical Arts Funding Opportunities, (Thank You, City Of Boston)

February 21st, 2017

US Department of State, 4/10/2017
Creative Arts Exchange initiatives are arts-based, international, people-to-people exchange programs. They create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development that enrich both the international participants and the Americans with whom they meet. Four themes: DanceMotion, USAAmerican Film ShowcaseAmerican Music Abroad, and One BeatEligible: Academia, nonprofits Awards: One cooperative agreement in each category, up to $1.75M

National Endowment for the Humanities, 4/12/2017
Fellowships support production of articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication are also available. Eligible: Researchers, teachers, and writers. Awards: $25,200 to $50,400

National Endowment for the Arts, 4/13/2017
Challenge America grants support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Eligible: Tax-exempt nonprofits, tribes and government organizations with a three-year history of programming ; other restrictions apply. Awards: $10,000 to $50,000

National Endowment for the Humanities, 5/2/2017
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions supports special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects and digital materials. Eligible: Government, academia, nonprofits Awards: Up to $6,000

National Endowment for the Arts, 5/4/2017
Art Works: Creativity Connects grants support collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors, specifically: Agriculture, Business and Economic Development, Science, Technology, Healthcare, Community Education, Environment, Military, and Transportation. Eligible: Tax-exempt nonprofits, tribes and government organizations with a three-year history of programming ; other restrictions apply. Awards: $20,000 to $100,000

Princess Grace Foundation, 6/12/2017
Accepting applications for student thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate level. Eligible: full-time or matriculated student s who have not yet completed his or her film; have completed at least one film as a director; and is the director of the proposed film project. Awards: Scholarship for the film budget.

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 9/19/2017
The annual fellowship program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and/or creation in any of the arts under the freest possible conditions. Eligible: Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Awards: The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

American Academy in Rome, 11/12/2017
The Rome prize is awarded annually to artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship. Eligible: US citizens  Awards: Each winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half-term and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively. Winners of the Two-Year fellowships receive $28,000 annually.

Surdna Foundation, No deadline for Letters of Inquiry
The Foundation offers grants to organizations that believe communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from the diversity of their residents. The Thriving Cultures Program seeks to create just and sustainable communities in four ways: cultural advancement, educational development, community engaged design, and social change. Eligible: U.S. Nonprofits Awards: Not specified.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, No Deadline
The foundation welcomes applications year-round from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a period of a year and will be considered for all legitimate expenditures relating to professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. Eligible: Visual artists. Awards: The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist.

Japan Foundation; Deadline: 3 months before project starts
This grant aims to support projects that will further understanding of Japanese arts and culture. Eligible: Eastern US nonprofits Awards: Up to $5,000

Fender Music Foundation, No Deadline
Eligible: Nonprofit music instruction programs Awards: The Foundation is currently awarding acoustic, bass and electric guitars and the equipment necessary to play them. String, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, and keyboards are sometimes available.

Classics4Kids Foundation, 6/30/2017; quarterly
If your school or non-profit organization believes in the role of fine instruments in your program, and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids matching grant program. Eligible: Nonprofits and schools

 

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Call For Art for Reproductive Freedom in Rhode Island

February 19th, 2017
Call For Art for Reproductive Freedom in Rhode Island (Please Share)


The right to a legal and safe abortion is not a guarantee to citizens of Rhode Island. If Roe Vs. Wade is overturned Nationally we may loose access to legal abortion in our state.
There is a bill in the house, The Reproductive Health Care Act, H-5343 http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText17/HouseText17/H5343.pdf that would guarantee reproductive freedom in our state.
Lets let our state legislators know that we fervently support this very important bill.
Seeking:
Artwork by RI women artists that addresses reproductive freedom to be made into a postcard for a postcard campaign. The first postcard signing event will be on March 8, 2017 in PeaceDale, RI at the Unitarian Universalist Church as part of the International Women’s Day event we are planning. We hope to expand this campaign to the entire state so if you know of a venue that may host a signing event or if you want to have a postcard party please reach out.
At this time we are unable to pay you for your work, (all funds collected from sale of cards will go to printing more cards, we will see them for 1.00 each) so please use this as an opportunity to promote your work. See submission info.
Submissions:
We will begin by making 5 different postcard images, and then plan to expand…
Deadline for first round of images is February 25…
Please send a 4”x6” 300dpi, image to mara@cox.net.
Include with your submission, your name, your website address, social media handles and any other relevant contact information you would like to be on the back of the card.
Thank you so very much.
The Woman Project, RI
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Some Public Art Opportunities Brought To You By 4Culture: http://www.4culture.org/

February 16th, 2017

Seattle, WA + Center City Connector Project

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-specific, permanent artworks for four streetcar platform stations for the future Center City Connector Streetcar. The successful artwork will celebrate a sense of place, promote wayfinding, and create a visual identity for the Center City Connector. The selected artist(s) will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new streetcar line.

Eligibility: Professional artists or artist teams residing in the United States. Artists with no prior public art experience are not eligible to apply.

Deadline: February 21, 2017
Budget: $250,000
Information: www.seattle.gov/arts

Pike Township, IN + Exterior Artwork at YMCA

The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, requests the qualifications of artists interested in completing a permanent, exterior artwork for the new OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA. The goal of the artwork is to acknowledge the contribution of military veterans and service members to the American experience in a contemporary and imaginative way.

Eligibility: Artists and artist-led teams with all members over 18 and living in the United States are eligible to submit their qualifications.

Deadline: February 27, 2017
Budget: $100,000
Information: www.indyartsguide.org

Pasadena, CA + Glenarm Power Plant

The City of Pasadena and its Department of Water and Power are seeking an artist or artist team who can create an experiential artwork, improving the visual impact of the Glenarm Power Plant day and night, enhancing it with light, color and/or motion activated artwork. The project is intended to celebrate the entrance to Pasadena but it cannot create light pollution or a traffic distraction.

Deadline: March 06, 2017
Budget: $745,000 (Note: $5,000 will also be paid to each finalist for their design proposal)
Information: www.callforentry.org

Redmond, WA + City Artist-in-Residence

The city of Redmond is seeking an artist-in-residence who will challenge residents to become active participants in civic life and cultural advocacy. The city is interested in collaborative artists working in all mediums, with an emphasis on the participatory arts, especially those who challenge the boundaries of architecture, sculpture, performance, sound, digital, film, photography, music, painting, and drawing.

Deadline: March 14, 2017, 5:00 PM
Budget: $32,500
Information: www.redmond.gov

Memphis, TN + I Am a Man Plaza

The UrbanArt Commission and the City of Memphis are commissioning a public art installation as part of a city-wide commemoration of the Memphis Sanitation Worker’s strike and the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The selected artist will work closely with a landscape architect in coordinating the plaza design with the art installation.

Eligibility: Artists currently living in the United States of America.

Deadline: March 16, 2017
Budget: $700,000
Information: www.urbanartcommission.org

Kettering, OH + Schantz Avenue Bridge/Dixie Highway

The City of Kettering CitySites Public Art Program invites artists, artist teams, designers, or architects to submit qualifications for a permanent work of art to be located at and around the Schantz Avenue bridge and the corresponding South Dixie Highway corridor.

Eligibility: Artists and/or artist teams who have previously created public art, large‐scale works, or exterior projects.

Deadline: March 31, 2017
Budget: $250,000
Information: www.playkettering.org

Provo, UT + Fourth District Court Facility

Letters of interest and qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating art for the public area(s) of the new 4th District Court Facility in Provo, Utah.

Eligibility: Resident American or legal resident artists / artist teams

Deadline: March 31, 2017
Budget: $330,000
Information: heritage.utah.gov

 

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Some Public Art Opportunities Brought To You By Forecast: http://forecastpublicart.org/

February 16th, 2017

The Tulsa Artist Fellowship, providing $20,000 for artists in all stages in their career, along with work space and housing, is accepting applications for 2018. Deadline March 1, 2017

The San Dieguito River Park Project Joint Powers Authority is seeking an artist to conceptualize, design, fabricate, and install an artistic monument called the Founders Tribute next to the Coast to Crest Trail in San Diego, CA. Deadline March 6

The City of Pasadena and its Department of Water and Power are seeking an artist or artist team who can create an experiential artwork for the Glenarm Power Plant. Deadline March 6

The Broomfield Public Art Committee seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create artistic screening for the Xcel Energ facilities at the McKay/Lambertson Open Lands site. Deadline March 9

DOT Art in collaboration with New York Cares is accepting submissions for an open call for Barrier Beautification. Deadline March 10

The Urban Art Commission in Memphis, TN has just opened a Request for Qualifications for a significant project tied to the development of a new plaza downtown commemorating in 2018 the 50th anniversary of the Sanitation Workers Strike and the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Deadline March 16

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the new Experimental Sciences Building II in Lubbock, TX. Deadline March 23, 3:00pm CST

The City of Kettering CitySites Public Art Program is seeking artists, artist teams, designers, or architects to design a site-specific public artwork for the Schantz Avenue Bridge and the adjoining Dixie Highway corridor. Deadline March 31

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Illuminating Trinity Square – Open Request For Proposals

February 16th, 2017

The City of Providence Arts Culture + Tourism Department is beginning our final phase of the Illuminating Trinity Square project and are thrilled to announce an open call for public art in the square with the support of RI LISC, Artplace America, and LISC’s Creative Placemaking Initiative.

Please find linked via google drive, an RFP from our department for Illuminating Trinity Square Public Art.

Applications are due to me on March 15, 2017.

It would be fabulous if you applied and/or had all your favorite publicly engaged artists in Providence apply.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9pU2cdrD1YzUVM3SDlIQ2lMREE/view?usp=sharing

 

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ARTIST CALL OUT A Clothesline to the Past: Rhode Island Takes on Brazil March 21-April 21, 2017, RISCA Atrium Gallery

February 15th, 2017

ARTIST CALL OUT

A Clothesline to the Past: Rhode Island Takes on Brazil

March 21-April 21, 2017, RISCA Atrium Gallery

Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Artist: Tiago Gualberto

 

The dialogues between the United States and Brazil are intense. They involve a shared past and common challenges for the future. In this exhibit, Tiago Gualberto proposes a conversation with the community of Rhode Island through images about the possible connections and disconnects between the two countries.

 

Gualberto is an Afro-Brazilian contemporary artist who frequently explores the fraying of identitarian, temporal and authorial notions in his artistic research. In this proposal entitled “A Clothesline to the Past”, the artist invites the entire community of Rhode Island to participate in a collaborative artistic experiment.

 

By his initiative, the artist proposes a showing of visual arts made up of multiple images that will result from his interventions upon images sent by those who make up this larger American community. Unlike traditional curation, this proposal will not be extended only to visual artists, but seeks to include any individual who shows interest in sending their images and agrees to participate in this project.

 

In order to participate, each participant should send maximum three digital, high-resolution images by February 19, 2017 to the following e-mail address: diversityartexhibit@gmail.com

 

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How to Fix the World Festival CALL TO ARTISTS

February 3rd, 2017

The Somerville Arts Council seeks artists, musicians, performers, dancers and makers to present work at the How To Fix The World Festival. The event is a free, one-day, outdoor festival taking place in Somerville’s Union Square on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Imagine a mini world’s fair about how we can save the world. We’re looking for art projects that: – Identify social problems in the world. – Analyze social problems in the world. – Propose or provide solutions to these problems. We’re looking for art that addresses racism, sexism, global warming, capitalism and other major problems. Make your art serious, critical, humorous, etc. We want art that asks questions as well as art that provides answers. We’re interested in broadsides, healing therapy, protest raps, disconcerting installations, upsetting poetry, visionary paintings, incisive comedy, mobilizing dances, affirming theater, afrofuturism, games, parades, rants, exorcisms. We want art that represents the rich diversity of our community. We’re especially interested in projects in which the audience can participate. We like unusual ideas, intersectionality, and things we haven’t thought of. Surprise us! Participating artists will be paid a small stipend. Those looking to sell their work will be asked to pay a vendor fee. Applicants must be available to present their projects on Sunday, June 18 as well as on the rain date three weeks later, Saturday, July 8. To apply: Send a short proposal (one or two paragraphs), your name, email, phone, a link to samples of past work, and requested payment to weloveyoursubmissions@gmail.com

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Tiny Great Outdoors Festival CALL TO PRESENTERS

February 3rd, 2017

The Somerville Arts Council and outdoors-type-person Greg Cook are looking for biologists, naturalists, global warming researchers, poets, philosophers, comedians and other deep thinkers to offer short narrated nature walks at the “Tiny Great Outdoors Festival.” The April 23 event (rain date: April 30) is a free, one-afternoon celebration of urban wildlife and the return of spring, outdoors at the Quincy Street Open Space, Somerville’s smallest “urban wild.” The event will be part of the city’s Earth Day and Arbor Day festivities. We’re looking for expert guides who can identify and speak about flowers, trees, animal tracks, birds, bugs, etc. that can be found in urban Somerville—with particular note of wildlife returning to urban communities (think turkeys and coyotes). We’re seeking people who can talk about gardening with native plants. We’re looking for guides who can address how global warming is changing wildlife in our neighborhoods—affecting when plants blossom, birds migrate and insects appear in spring. These are meant as examples, we’re also open to other ideas. We want presentations that represent the rich diversity of our community. We’re looking for serious science—but it can be told with a sense of humor. We like unusual ideas and approaches. Surprise us. The festival is timed for spring blooming, when the park is (usually) filled with tulips. The small park is just 5,000 square feet of “sustainable woodland landscape” on reclaimed land where a house burned down in the late 1980s. Speakers must be available to participate on both the date of the festival, April 23, and the raindate, April 30. To apply: Send a short proposal (one or two paragraphs), your name, email, phone, a link about your relevant experience, and requested payment. To weloveyoursubmissions@gmail.com

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Greetings from Nomad/9!

February 1st, 2017

Friends, you may not have heard about us yet.
We are a new MFA program with an innovative philosophy on the education of artists for these times.

  • We believe artists need an engaged, hands-on curriculum based in field work in diverse locations.
  • We know that cross-disciplinary learning is crucial for artists, including having an understanding of ecology, social practice, craft, and practical business skills.
  • We provide an open outcome curriculum so that diverse art practices are represented in our students and faculty.
  • We are committed to regenerative culture and building a world that is just, nurtures resilience, and fosters sustainable life ways.
  • We are a gathered faculty and staff with a shared set of values, and a commitment to providing a rigorous, accredited MFA made by and for artists.

As we accept applications for our second cohort of students, we thought you could help us spread the word. Our visiting artists and faculty members include John Bielenberg, Mark Dion, Christy Gast, Hope Ginsburg, Pablo Helguera, Amanda Lovelee, Ernesto Pujol, Allison Smith, Linda Weintraub, and Caroline Woolard among others. We are low residency and meet at sites in the western hemisphere.

Many of our students had given up on grad school until they found us. We are a renegade program built for times like this! We think you may know some artists who are seeking such a program.

Won’t you please help us spread the word, by forwarding this to people you think may be interested? Our admissions process is happening now, and we do have generous scholarship money to award.

For more information: http://www.nomad9mfa.org/

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A Statement from RISCA regarding reports of federal funding cuts to the arts & humanities

January 30th, 2017

Ever since early January, when the Washington DC publication “The Hill” reported on plans by the Trump Administration to eliminate federal funding for the arts and humanities, RISCA and RICH (the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities) have heard from cultural advocates asking what they can do to help prevent such a thing from happening.  During the past couple of weeks I have been involved in a number of conversations on this issue.  Both Americans for the Arts and The New York Times have published important information regarding the situation, and I encourage you to review this material.

Our colleague Philip Horn at the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts has put together a statement that clearly and articulately states what many of us in the state arts agency field believe is the proper course of action at this time. I wanted to share his statement with you all.

Some of you have heard about or seen reports that the new Administration and the new Congress are intent on eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, the Humanities Endowment and PBS. While we are deeply concerned about the well-being of the NEA, there does not seem to be any source clearly identified by the media that can be verified. Much of what we are seeing is the media reporting on other media reports.

Our association, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, is already reaching out to key parties to learn about the administration’s agenda for the arts and the disposition of members of Congress. Clearly, the arts have enjoyed support from both sides of the aisle for many years. It would be unfortunate if the arts community declared itself in opposition to a new administration and Congress regarding a budget proposal that has not yet been made for the future of the NEA and the federal cultural agencies.

In the past, proposals have been made to eliminate the cultural agencies. These efforts have generated intense advocacy and, while cuts have been made in funding, the trend is upwards not down and the cultural agencies are still with us and stronger in many ways.

It is always appropriate and advisable to contact your representatives at the local, state and federal level to express your support for public funding for the arts and what this support has made possible in your community. At this time, it would be helpful to inquire if your representatives are aware of any effort to eliminate the cultural agencies.

I advise everyone to withhold judgment until there is a proposal. We need all our friends in leadership positions in government on both sides of the aisle and at all levels. It would not be helpful to alienate anyone based on premature assumptions.

So, as Philip suggests, it is (always) a good idea for you to contact your representatives to express your support for public funding for the arts and humanities.  This is important in good times and bad.  Beyond that, both the Humanities Council and RISCA will monitor the situation and make sure you know what is happening.  Feel free to share your thoughts on this issue with me at Randall.Rosenbaum@arts.ri.gov, and (as always) let me know if there is anything we can do to assist.

Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

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Fusionworks Dance Company – NECF 2017 – Call to Artists

January 30th, 2017

Call to Artists

Fusionworks Dance Company invites choreographers to submit their work to NECF 2017. The Nationally Emerging Choreographers Festival (formerly Northeast Choreographers Festival) will be presented in November of 2017 in Providence, RI.  This year’s festival will showcase the works of at least two emerging and/or established choreographers from across the U.S.

“The NECF residency with Fusionworks Dance Company could not have been a more positive experience. It was my first choreographic residency, and the Artistic Director, Deb Meunier, and the dancers of the company welcomed me with open arms. All details were laid out ahead of time, my expectations as choreographer were organized and articulate, the dancers were such hard working and wonderful people to work with, and it was just an incredibly worthwhile and rewarding opportunity. I would love to be able to work with this company again and I cherish this experience.”

2016 NECF Chorographer Winnie Berger

Finalists will be paid a $1,000 stipend to do a five day residency in either July, August or September, during which they will set their work on Fusionworks Dance Company.  All chosen artists will also teach a master class open to the community. Housing and rides to and from the airport or bus/train station will be provided by Fusionworks Dance Company for finalists. All invited choreographers are required to promote the project and to encourage community support.

To apply, please submit the following via e-mail to AD@Fusionworksdance.org or by mail to Fusionworks Dance Company, PO Box 402, Lincoln, RI 02865.

  • A video link or DVD of a finished work (must be between 8-15 minutes and not require more than 5 dancers – priority will be given to dances with four or less dancers). No edits with the dance clearly visible at all times. A studio filming may be submitted as long as the dance is clear throughout.
  • A brief written description of your work and where it has been presented.
  • A biography or resume
  • Links to all social media platforms where your work is represented, such as Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, or Instagram.
  • A $25 submission fee. Can be paid by check (made out to Fusionworks Dance Company) or online at: www.fusionworksdance.org/ne-choreographers-festival.html

Incomplete materials or those exceeding the Festival time limits will not be processed.
Multiple submissions may be submitted using separate and $25 submission fee.

Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017.  Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Notices will be sent out by April 15, 2017.

For questions, please e-mail artistic director Deb Meunier at AD@Fusionworksdance.org or call her at (401)334-3091.

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Pawtucket PAINTBOX Call for Artists

January 27th, 2017

The City of Pawtucket and the Pawtucket Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture are pleased to announce a call for artists for our annual PAINTBOX program.  Interested artists are encouraged to submit up to three design proposals to paint utility boxes located throughout the City of Pawtucket.  $300 stipends are available to offset the cost of supplies and up to fifteen proposals will be accepted by the City.

The deadline to submit design proposals is March 6, 2017 and selected artists will be notified in the spring of 2017.
Additional details and design applications are available on the Pawtucket website here.

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Arts & Letters Funding Opportunities

January 27th, 2017

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, 2/8/2016
Eligible: Afterschool and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs  Awards: 12 programs will each receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award at a ceremony at the White House. Access the online application.

National Endowment for the Arts, 2/16/2017
NEA Art Works grants support Artist Communities, Arts Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literature, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts, Museums, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, Theater, Visual Arts and Creativity Connects Projects. Eligible: Tax-exempt nonprofits, tribes and government organizations with a three-year history of programming ; other restrictions apply. Awards: $10,000 to $100,000.

New England Foundation for the Arts, 2/17/2017
Touring Grants provide funding for presenting high quality artists with projects that exhibit strong collaboration between artists and organizations that creatively connect the arts to communities and underserved populations in New England. Eligible: Nonprofits, governments, tribes, schools. Must be compliant with Section 504 and ADA. Awards: $10,000

National Endowment for the Arts, 4/13/2017
Challenge America grants support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Eligible: Tax-exempt nonprofits, tribes and government organizations with a three-year history of programming ; other restrictions apply. Awards: $10,000 to $50,000

National Endowment for the Humanities, 5/2/2017
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions supports special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects and digital materials. Eligible: Government, academia, nonprofits Awards: Up to $6,000

National Endowment for the Arts, 5/4/2017
Art Works: Creativity Connects grants support collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors, specifically: Agriculture, Business and Economic Development, Science, Technology, Healthcare, Community Education, Environment, Military, and Transportation. Eligible: Tax-exempt nonprofits, tribes and government organizations with a three-year history of programming ; other restrictions apply. Awards: $20,000 to $100,000

Princess Grace Foundation, 6/12/2017

Accepting applications for student thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate level. Eligible: full-time or matriculated student s who have not yet completed his or her film; have completed at least one film as a director; and is the director of the proposed film project. Awards: Scholarship for the film budget.

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 9/19/2017
The annual fellowship program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and/or creation in any of the arts under the freest possible conditions. Eligible: Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Awards: The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

American Academy in Rome, 11/12/2017
The Rome prize is awarded annually to artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship. Eligible: US citizens  Awards: Each winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half-term and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively. Winners of the Two-Year fellowships receive $28,000 annually.

Surdna Foundation, No deadline for Letters of Inquiry
The Foundation offers grants to organizations that believe communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from the diversity of their residents. The Thriving Cultures Program seeks to create just and sustainable communities in four ways: cultural advancement, educational development, community engaged design, and social change. Eligible: U.S. Nonprofits Awards: Not specified.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, No Deadline
The foundation welcomes applications year-round from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a period of a year and will be considered for all legitimate expenditures relating to professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. Eligible: Visual artists. Awards: The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist.

Japan Foundation; Deadline: 3 months before project starts
This grant aims to support projects that will further understanding of Japanese arts and culture. Eligible: Eastern US nonprofits Awards: Up to $5,000

Fender Music Foundation, No Deadline
Eligible: Nonprofit music instruction programs Awards: The Foundation is currently awarding acoustic, bass and electric guitars and the equipment necessary to play them. String, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, and keyboards are sometimes available.

Classics4Kids Foundation, 6/30/2017; quarterly
If your school or non-profit organization believes in the role of fine instruments in your program, and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids matching grant program. Eligible: Nonprofits and schools

 

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Apply For Grants From The NE Foundation For The Arts

January 26th, 2017
NEFA logo
Image: Expeditions-supported So Percussion in “A Gun Show,” by Stephanie Berger
Expeditions grant deadline is February 13
Expeditions grants support New England nonprofits to plan and implement tours of high quality arts projects involving New England, national, and international artists. Projects that provide meaningful interaction between artists and communities and collaboration between presenters, artists, and communities are strongly encouraged. View the Expeditions Touring and Expeditions Tour Planning grant guidelines for more details.
Looking for Expeditions Touring partners?
Expeditions Touring projects must include a minimum of three New England nonprofit partners from two New England states. If you are looking for tour partners for an Expeditions project, here are a few resources to connect with New England presenters:

New pilot initiative for Expeditions Tour Planning projects featuring New England artists
Expeditions Tour Planning projects featuring a New England artist/ensemble may receive an additional $5,000 to support production expenses related to preparing the project to tour. Interested applicants should contact Adrienne Petrillo, Program Director, New England Presenting & Touring to discuss their project before applying.
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NEST grant deadline is March 1
New England States Touring (NEST) grants support public presentations and activities by New England touring artists listed on the CreativeGround directory. New England presenters can apply to bring an artist from outside of their state to their community. Applications will be available in early February.
New England Dance Fund grant deadline is February 1
New England Dance Fund makes grants to New England-based choreographers of all genres and backgrounds to support critical opportunities that will advance their artistic careers.
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The New England Foundation for the Arts invests in the arts to enrich communities in New England and beyond. NEFA accomplishes this by granting funds to artists and cultural organizations; connecting them to each other and their audiences; and analyzing their economic contributions. NEFA serves as a regional partner for the National Endowment for the Arts, New England’s state arts agencies, and private foundations. Learn more at nefa.org.

 

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City Of Providence Request For Proposals: Public Art Master Plan

January 25th, 2017
Established in April 2016, the City of Providence Art in City Life Commission in collaboration with the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism is in search of a Public Art Master Plan Consultant. The consultant will work with the Commission to: engage diverse stakeholders in the development of a city-wide Public Art Master Plan; provide best practices on the solicitation, conservation, maintenance, and deaccessioning of public art, memorials, markers and commemorations; and develop best practices in the consideration of Site Specificity, Artistic Excellence, and Historic Significance for proposed public art projects.

  • Bids will be opened on February 21, 2017

 

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Tina Cane, RI Poet Laureate, to launch new chapbook in public reading and signing event on Friday 2/3

January 25th, 2017


Contact: Vanessa Gilbert
E-mail: events@booksq.com
TEL: (401) 331-9097

On Friday, February 3 at 7pm, Books on the Square is pleased to present RI Poet Laureate Tina Cane, who will read from and sign her new book Once Morewith Feeling. Poet Keegan Lester will also join Cane to read from his new work. This event will be held at Books on the Square at 471 Angell Street.

“Just as her “earliest hands dug for light in wet sand,” Tina Cane’s lyric reveries uncover the treasured details of a youth steeped in New York’s once-marginalized neighborhoods. Note the tensions in her “minorhistories,” for example, the self-deprecating resolve that asserts thenobility of cultural experiences we recognize as our own even in the exactness of Cane’s personal vision. Once More with Feeling is amesmerizing debut come to dignify our most worldly passions.”– Gregory Pardlo

Tina Cane was born in New York City. She received a BA from the University of Vermont and an MA in French literature from Middlebury College. She is the author of The Fifth Thought (Other Painters Press, 2008), a book-lengthpoem. She is the founder and director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI. In 2016 Cane was selected to be the sixth poet laureate of Rhode Island. She lives inProvidence, Rhode Island.

Keegan Lester is an American poet splitting time between New York City and Morgantown, West Virginia. Mary Ruefle selected his first collection of poetry this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it’s all i had, so i drew it for the 2016 Slope Editions Book Prize. He is the co-founder and poetry editor for the journal Souvenir Lit. He performs monthly with the New York City Poetry Brothel. He earned his MFA from Columbia University.

THIS EVENT IS FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Saddened by the passing of Mark Baumer, FY17 Fellowship Award Winner in poetry

January 23rd, 2017

Here at RISCA, we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mark Baumer, our FY17 Fellowship Award Winner in poetry.

Baumer, a passionate Rhode Island artist and activist, was killed over the weekend while walking barefoot across the country to raise money for the FANG collective (an environmental organization in Providence) and to raise awareness about climate change.

Our thoughts and positive energy go out to his family and loved ones.

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Practice//Practice, AS220′s professional development program for arts administrators – Spring 2017 applications open NOW

January 23rd, 2017


Contact:
Marina Balko
marina.balko@as220.org

Practice//Practice, AS220’s professional development program for arts
administrators, Spring 2017 dates announced: May 3rd to 6th!
Applications open until March 1st.

Practice//Practice, AS220’s professional development program for arts administrators,
returns to AS220′s campus in downtown Providence, Rhode Island from May 3rd to
6th! Applications are open until March 1st. There is no fee to apply. Tuition cost is
sliding scale, $500 to $1,000. Visit our website for full details, but don’t take our word for
it – check out what other Practitioners have to say about the program!


Practice//Practice
offers the arts and culture field an intensive learning alternative to
large scale conferences or semester-based higher-education courses. The program is
for anyone who works in the arts and culture field regardless of position. From those
who identify as arts managers, arts educators, socially engaged artists, program
coordinators, community organizers, arts researchers, cultural producers, or any other
given title, Practice//Practice seeks to bring a diverse group of practitioners together in
a fertile environment to share and learn from each other.

The 4-day residency program consists of a series of workshops and discussions,
presentations by participants and faculty, a tour to visit partner arts organizations,
hands-on making sessions in AS220’s Industries and, of course, a party! Workshops will
include presentations and breakout sessions with AS220 staff and expert visiting
faculty, and will allow plenty of time for discussion and debate. In the spirit
of Practice//Practice, some workshops also involve working sessions, bringing
theoretical discourse into the practical realm.

Using AS220’s history and practices as a jumping off point, topics covered
include: organizational sustainability (finances, structure, fundraising); strategic
development (mission/vision/values development, leadership,
transparency); property (the issues involved in acquiring and owning a
building); accessibility (affordability and diversity); and collaboration (building internal
and cross-sector partnerships). A final schedule is decided based the goals of each
session’s particular cohort.

Registration for Practice//Practice is limited to 20 spaces in order to encourage open
and meaningful dialogue among participants. Applications are open until March 1st.

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Brown Is Hiring Adjunct Visual Arts Faculty

January 20th, 2017
The Brown University Department of Visual Art is currently accepting applications for Adjunct Faculty positions for the 2017-18 academic year. Artists will be hired for one-year appointments to teach up to four courses per year in Studio Foundation, Foundation Media, 2D Foundation, 3D Foundation, and/or Photography Foundation. Appointments may be renewed annually for up to three years with the successful completion of each year. Applicants are required to have an MFA. A minimum of one year of full-time teaching experience, or equivalent beyond a Teaching Assistant, is strongly preferred. Evidence of innovation and ongoing professional achievement as an artist is required. An interest in Foundation course development is strongly desired.

Applications received by February 27, 2017 will receive full consideration. Interested applicants will submit a cover letter, cv, transcript (official or unofficial), artist statement, teaching philosophy statement, names and contact information for 3 references, examples of artwork, and a link to the artist’s website. For more information and to submit an application click on this link.
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Submit Your Panel Idea To The 27th Int’l Sculpture Conference

January 19th, 2017
The Call for Panels for the
27th International Sculpture Conference
is Open Now!
The Call for Panels is now open for those interested in serving as panel moderators for the 27th International Sculpture Conference. Submissions must be 200 words and include a clear but brief statement of the panel objective, relating to relevant topics in in contemporary sculpture, including:
  • Art, Architecture & the Urban Fabric
  • Catalyzing Collective Action through Art
  • Material Identity
  • Advancing Diversity in the Arts
  • Creating the Artist
  • The Politics of “Sustainability” in the Arts
  • Perspectives on Art Writing
  • Digital Fabrication and the “Artist’s Touch”
  • Citizenship through Art
  • Wildcard
Students, educators, and administrators are encouraged to apply!
The deadline for submissions is March 13, 2017. Applicants will be notified in May 2017 as to the status of their submissions. For more information on deadlines, guidelines, and submission topics, please visit http://sculpture.org/kc2017/.
The International Sculpture Center will hold the 27th International Sculpture Conference in Kansas City, MO this October 25-28, 2017, with pre- and post-conference tours, activities, and hands-on workshops. This conference will feature the annual ISC littleSCULPTURE show, ARTSlams and mentor sessions, engaging panel discussions, evening parties, hands-on workshops, a keynote address, open studios and gallery hops, optional art and culture trips, public art tours and visits to nearby sculpture sites, and more.
For more information on the 27th International Sculpture Conference
For any other inquiries, contact the events department at events@sculpture.org or (609) 689-1051 x302.

 

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