Take it for Granted! Respond to the Call!

Check out this long list of grant opportunities and call for entry for artists of all mediums. Note that the Tennessee Williams Festival short fiction contest deadline is November 15, with a grand prize of $1500, so hurry up wordsmiths!


National Endowment for the Humanities Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Grant
Deadline: Feb 16
Supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities.

NEH National Endowment for the Humanities America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations Grant
Deadline: Jan 12
Support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world.

NEH National Endowment for the Humanities America’s Media Makers
Grant Deadline: Jan 12
Two categories of grants for media projects, development grants and production grants.

NEH National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Through Film Grant
Deadline: Jan 5
Supports projects that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities through documentary films. http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=58501

NEH National Endowment for the Humanities Sesquicentennial National Library Program Grant
Deadline: Nov 10
NEH invites proposals for a cooperative agreement to develop, promote, and administer a nationwide library reading and discussion program that engages the public in reflection on the American Civil War and its legacy, during the 2011-2015 Civil War sesquicentennial.

IMLS Institute of Museum and Library Services Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation
Grants Deadline: Dec 15
The agency invites proposals for statewide projects that build on the collaborations and partnerships developed
through one of the previously funded Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning grants.

NEH National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
Deadline: Feb 23
This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.

IMLS Institute of Museum and Library Services Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums
Deadline: Nov 15
Supports the deployment, testing, and evaluation of promising and groundbreaking new tools, products, services, or organizational practices.

Foundry Art Center Call for Art Made From Found Objects
Deadline: Nov 12
“In the Mix” is a juried exhibition where more than one medium has been employed to produce visual art. Awards are one Solo Show and four Group IV awards. Contact: Foundry Art Centre, 520 North Main Center, St Charles MO 63301 OR 636-255-0270 OR http://www.foundryartcentre.org OR showentry@foundryartcentre.org

Sculpture Space Funded Residency Opportunity International
Deadline: Dec 1 Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, invites artists to apply for a residency between September 2011 and August 2012.
Select artists each receive a $2000 stipend, transportation and free housing.

Residency Program

33rd Bradley University International Print and Drawing Exhibition
Deadline: Nov 20
The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. Any artist 18 years or older is encouraged to submit original prints or drawings produced within the last three years (2007-2010). Experimental techniques are encouraged. All accepted artwork is featured in a full-color exhibition catalogue and on the exhibition’s website. Four cash prizes totaling $2500 will be awarded, as well as multiple purchase awards. http://art.bradley.edu/bi33/

Funding for U.S. Artists to Perform at International Festivals
Deadlines: Dec 13 and April 22
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts announce the availability of guidelines for the 2010-2011 cycle of USArtists International(“USAI”), which provides support for American dance, music, and theatre artists who have been invited to participate in significant international festivals and engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside of the United States and its territories. Applicants must be designated by the I.R.S. as a 501(c)(3) organization, or have a fiscal agent that is designated as a 501(c)(3) organization.
http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/guideline s.html

Individual Artist Grants Puffin Foundation
Deadline: Dec 30
The Puffin Foundation seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to art organizations and artists throughout the country who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. Artist Grants range from $1,000 to $2,500 to encourage emerging artists in the fields of fine arts, video, and dance. Artistic, educational, and environmental public interest projects will also be considered. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting innovative initiatives that will advance progressive social change. Prospective applicants must request funding guidelines and forms by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Foundation’s office by December 1, 2010.

Va Beach Boardwalk Show Application
Deadline: Jan 15 Show dates: June 16-19, 2011
The Boardwalk Art Show and Festival is one of the oldest and best outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern seaboard, and this year will mark our 56th year. The show is consistently ranked in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s Top 200 Art Shows. With an average attendance each year or more than 200,000, this four-day festival is one of the most popular in Virginia, attracting collectors and artists from across the nation. The show runs along the Virginia Beach boardwalk from 17th Street to 32nd Street, overlooking the sandy beach and Atlantic Ocean. For more information, please visit http://www.cacv.org/events/boardwalk.asp

Chicago Old Town Art Fair Application
Deadline Dec 15  Show dates June 11-12 2011
The Old Town Art Fair, which takes place in the historic landmark district of Chicago’s near north side Old Town Triangle, is considered one of the oldest outdoor juried art fair in the U.S. Among outstanding art and craft shows, it is highly ranked in Chicago and nationally. Held annually since 1948, the Fair always takes place during the second full weekend of June. Each year some 40,000 potential art purchasers attend this premier fine art fair to view and buy two- and three-dimensional work from 260 artists who have been juried into the Fair by panels of local art experts. For more information, and an application, please visit www.oldtownartfair.org or www.zapplication.org

Cottonwood Art Festival Application
Deadline Jan 14  Show Dates: May 7-8, 2011
Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Also features live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, and a children’s art area. For more information, and an application, please visit www.cottonwoodartfestival.com

Tennessee Williams Festival Fiction
Contest Deadline: Nov 15 (postmark)
Judge: Robert Olen Butler Grand Prize . $1500 . Domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accommodations to attend the 2011 Festival in New Orleans . VIP All-Access Festival Pass ($500 value) . Public reading at the 2011 Festival (25th anniversary: March 23-27) . Publication in Bayou Top Ten Finalists . Names will appear on website. Finalists will also receive a panel pass ($60 value) to attend the 2011 Festival. Submit unpublished short stories up to 7,000 words. Unlimited entries per person. For eligibility and full guidelines please visit www.tennesseewilliams.net/contests

Public Art Call: Dallas Deadline Nov 19 The Public Art Projects at Love Field will address the following goals: . Focus on themes that support the history, legacy and purpose of the airport. Dallas Love Field is the gateway to Dallas, its art and culture, events and businesses for 7 million passengers annually making Dallas one of the top visitor destinations in Texas; . Use Public Art to enhance the identity of the Airport; . Contribute to the public’s positive experience of airport spaces; . Showcase Public Art to express the vibrant culture of Dallas. The total Art Budget for all projects: $2,625,000. For more information, please visit www.lovefieldmodernizationprogram.com

Call to Artists: Surreal Salon Deadline Nov 23 Baton Rouge Gallery is now accepting applications from those artists interested in being a part of the Third Annual Surreal Salon. The Surreal Salon will run from Jan. 4-27, 2010 at Baton Rouge Gallery center for contemporary art – located at 1515 Dalrymple Drive. This exhibition will feature the work of contemporary artists from across the country, engaging art viewers in a multi-sensory art experience and shedding light on the growing popularity and quality of contemporary surrealism and the pop-surrealist movement, especially in the United States. $2000 in cash prizes. For more information visit www.batonrougegallery.org

Signature Artwork RFQ New Orleans Public Library Branches: The Arts Council of New Orleans’ Percent For Art Program in partnership with the New Orleans Public Library [NOPL] announces a group of artist opportunities for four new Branch Libraries scheduled to open in 2011. Eligibility: This project is open to all qualified, professional artists living in the United States. Budget per branch: $40,000 Application Deadline: Nov. 26, 2010 Download the full Call to Artists at: http://percent.artscouncilofneworleans.org/sample-call

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