PLEASE READ CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY CAREFULLY (NOT ALL ARE ON NATIONAL LEVEL.) Good Luck and MAKE SOME ART!!
ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS
Deadline: November 1, 2013. The Asian Cultural Council supports international dialogue, understanding, and respect through cultural exchange and nurtures the individual talents of artists and scholars in Asia and the United States. Asian Cultural Council grants are open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States or citizens and permanent residents of the countries of Asia, from Afghanistan eastward through Japan and Indonesia.
GLASS HOUSE COLLECTIVE: ARTISTS GRANTS PROGRAM
Deadline: November 1, 2013. The Glass House Collective is seeking artists or artist teams to work within the East Chattanooga community for one year. Two artists or artist teams will be selected to receive up to $30,000. Over the course of one year, artists will implement projects that address one or more priority areas identified by resident stakeholders including community engagement, neighborhood safety, and beautification.
NEW MUSIC USA PROJECT GRANTS
Deadline: November 4, 2013. New Music USA will provide between 100–150 musicians with project grants ranging from $250–$20,000 each to support music projects that involve premieres of new music through a live performance or recording. Requests can come from individuals or organizations, and projects can take place up to two years past the deadline or up to six months prior. New Music USA is especially interested in funding artists directly for their work, whether that involves creating, engaging, performing, or something else.
TRIBECA ALL ACCESS: GRANTS FOR FILMMAKERS
Deadline: November 5, 2013. A program of the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca All Access supports working filmmakers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry with grants and other resources. The program seeks feature-length narrative and documentary submissions from established and emerging filmmakers whose team includes a U.S.-based director or screenwriter. Five narrative filmmakers and five documentary filmmakers will each receive a grant of $15,000 to use toward the development, production, post-production, or marketing of their project. Grantees automatically qualify for the Creative Promise Award of $10,000, which is awarded to one narrative project and one documentary project at the Tribeca Film Festival.
JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION: GRADUATE ARTS AWARD
Deadline: November 26, 2013. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation seeks high-achieving college seniors or recent college graduates with financial need who plan to begin a graduate degree program in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing. This award offers up to $50,000 per year for up to three years study at an accredited graduate institution in the United States or abroad. In 2014, the Foundation will select up to 20 recipients for this award.
A BLADE OF GRASS: FELLOWSHIP FOR SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART
Deadline: December 2, 2013. A Blade of Grass (ABOG) provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. ABOG is inviting letters of interest for its Fellowship for Engaged Art to promote art as a catalyst for social change. Project proposals in which co-creation with non-artists are highly encouraged. Artists may not currently be enrolled as students and must be legal residents of the United States or U.S. citizens and at least 25 years of age.
IMLS: THE MUSEUMS FOR AMERICA GRANT PROGRAM
Deadline: December 2, 2013. The Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA grants support activities that strengthen museums as active resources for lifelong learning, as important institutions in the establishment of livable communities, and as good stewards of the nation’s collections.
CREATIVE WORK FUND: LITERARY ARTS & PERFORMING ARTS
Deadline: December 6, 2013. The Creative Work Fund invites letters of inquiry for projects featuring literary artists or performing artists working in collaboration with nonprofit organizations. A literary or performing arts project may culminate in any form, but it must feature a lead artist with a strong track record as a literary/performing artist.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS: OUR TOWN GRANTS
Deadline: January 13, 2014. Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000–$200,000. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with arts and/or design organizations and artists, seek to: improve their quality of life, encourage greater creative activity, foster stronger community identity and a sense of place, and revitalize economic development.
CITY OF ASHEVILLE: 51 BILTMORE PUBLIC ART PROJECT
Deadline: October 30, 2013. The City of Asheville is requesting qualifications from artists, architects, and design professionals who are capable of creating and installing a permanent exterior public art feature above the public parking garage exit at the North side of the Aloft Hotel on Aston Street. The 51 Biltmore Public Art Project is intended to enhance the sense of local identity in downtown Asheville, as well as compliment the architecture of the Aloft Hotel and is part of the City’s Percent for Art Program.
CALL FOR LIGHT-BASED ARTWORK: SUNDOWNER ART SIGN
Deadline: November 1, 2013. The Albuquerque Arts Board and the Sundowner Art Sign Selection Committee invite U.S. artists to create light-based (neon, LED, or other) artwork on the old Sundowner Motel sign structure that sits along Central Ave. This is an urban space that suggests a conceptual, off-beat design, one that makes viewers look twice. A budget of $30,000 is available for selected artist/design team.
SEATTLE OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE CALL FOR PUBLIC ARTISTS
Deadline: November 7, 2013. The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to create an integrated artwork in streetscape developments connecting to the Elliott Bay waterfront. The call is one of a series of calls for permanent and temporary artworks along the redeveloped Seattle waterfront. This call is open to professional artists working in the United States and Canada. The total project budget is estimated to be $200,000, all-inclusive of travel expenses, taxes, fabrication, delivery, installation, and other project costs.
NOW ACCEPTING PUBLIC LEADERSHIP IN THE ARTS NOMINATIONS FOR MAYORS AND GOVERNORS
Deadline: November 15, 2013. Do you have an arts-friendly mayor or governor in your city or state? Nominate them today for a Public Leadership in the Arts award. Every year, Americans for the Arts honors elected officials who play an important role in the advancement of the arts and arts education within his or her community and whose vision and leadership provide heightened visibility to the value of the arts. Applications are now being accepted for mayors and governors, with the awards to be presented in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors at its Winter Meeting, January 22–24, in Washington, DC. For further information, please contact Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs Jay Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR SCULPTORS: TREES AT ALBUQUERQUE BIOPARK ZOO
Deadline: December 6, 2013. The Albuquerque BioPark Zoo is in search of woodcarvers and artists working primarily in wood to create artworks out of several trees damaged from summer storms. Instead of removing them, Zoo staff would like some of them to be turned into artworks. The themes for the artworks include, but are not limited to, zoo animals and local flora and fauna.
FOR TEENS: 2014 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS
Deadline: December 15, 2013–January 15, 2014. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers invites teens in grades 7–12 to submit work in one of 28 categories for a chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists. Student submissions are judged on the regional level. The top winning works are then presented to national panels to determine which will receive the highest honors.
VSA INTERNATIONAL YOUNG SOLOISTS COMPETITION
Deadline: January 27, 2014. The Kennedy Center invites musicians with a disability, ages 14 to 25, to enter the 2014 VSA International Young Soloists Competition. The competition is open to international and domestic musicians, soloists, and ensembles of two to five members of all genres. The VSA International Young Soloists Competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from the United States and around the world, and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. These emerging musicians receive $2,500, professional development opportunities, and a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.