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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bates Dance Festival Internships

Bates Dance Festival call for interns
Deadline 01-31-2018

The Festival’s internship program offers qualified individuals an opportunity to work side-by-side with the Festival’s professional staff. Interns receive on-the-job training in technical production, video/media, arts administration or dance education, while gaining valuable contacts and in-depth knowledge of contemporary dance.

Housing, meals and complimentary tickets to performances are provided. Dance education, administration and video interns may register for up to two classes a day. Technical Production interns may register for one class a day and will receive a stipend (upon submission of receipts) to assist with travel.


Shakespeare in Communities Grant

Arts Midwest Invites Proposals for Shakespeare in American Communities Program
Deadline 02-08-2018 

Shakespeare in American Communities, a national theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, brings performances and educational activities to audiences across the country. The program reaches middle- and high-school students in underserved schools across the United States with high-quality, professional productions of Shakespeare's plays.

Applicants must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), U.S.-based theater company that compensates all professional performers and related or supporting professional personnel at no less than the prevailing minimum compensation; have produced Shakespeare or classically-based repertoire within the past five years; and have a minimum of three years' experience providing performances and educational activities to middle and/or high school audiences.


Monday, January 15, 2018

Alexia Foundation Grant

Alexia Foundation Invites Applications for Professional Photography Projects
Deadline 02-01-2018

The Alexia Foundation is accepting applications from individual photographers to its Professional Alexia Grant Program.

Through the program, one professional photographer or visual journalist will receive a $20,000 grant to produce a substantial body of work that shares the foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. The foundation welcomes proposals for still photography and multimedia projects.

Photographers and visual journalists from any country may apply for this grant. Proposals for projects that have already received grants or awards of more than $1,000 in the previous calendar year are not eligible.

The program requires a $50 application fee. For complete guidelines and application instructions, see the Alexia Foundation website.


Harpo Foundation Native Fellowships

Harpo Foundation is accepting applications for Native American Artists Fellowships
Deadline 02-15-2018

The Chicago-based Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under-recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art.

The foundation is accepting applications for its Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center program, which supports the development of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian visual artists and the potential for intercultural dialogue. Each year, the program awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center, an historic artist colony located along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, in the northern Green Mountains. Each fellow receives up to four weeks of residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a travel stipend.

To be eligible, Native American artists must demonstrate strong artistic ability, an evolving practice that is at a pivotal moment in its development, and a practice that engages dialogue between the artist’s indigenous world and the surrounding culture.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Save America's Treasures Grants

Save America's Treasures Grant
Deadline 02-21-2018

The Save America's Treasures program is funded through the Historic Preservation Fund using revenue from Outer Continental Shelf oil releases, not tax dollars, and requires dollar-for-dollar private matching funds.

The Federal Save America's Treasures grants program began in 1999 Logo for the Save America's Treasures program and helps preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our nation's rich heritage to future generations of Americans.

Grants Currently Available

The National Park Service (NPS) announces availability of $5 million in FY2017 Historic Preservation Fund grants for the Save America's Treasures (SAT) program. SAT grants provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grants are administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance number for these awards is 15.929.

The application for Save America's Treasures grants for collections is available on grants.gov under funding opportunity number P18AS00045.

Review official application instructions by reading the Notice of Funding Opportunity available under the link above by selecting the "Related Documents" tab

Download forms to be attached to application available under the link above by selecting the "Related Documents" tab

Complete online application and attach required forms available under the link above by selecting the "Package" tab

Application for Preservation Projects
The application for Save America's Treasures grants for preservation projects is available on grants.gov under funding opportunity number P18AS00044.

Who May Apply?

  • Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c), U.S. organizations
  • Units of state or local government
  • Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations, as defined by 54 USC § 300300
  • Educational institutions
  • Federal agencies funded by the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies with the exception of the National Park Service (NPS).
  • Grants will not be available for work on sites or collections owned by the NPS.
  • Other federal agencies collaborating with a nonprofit partner to preserve the historic properties or collections owned by the federal agency may submit applications through the nonprofit partner.
  • Historic properties and collections associated with active religious organizations


Classics for Kids Strings Program

Classics for Kids Accepting Applications From Music Programs
Deadline: 03-31-018 

The Classics for Kids Foundation believes that playing a stringed instrument can transform a child, giving them experiences and skills that can help make them more successful in life.

To that end, the foundation provides matching grants of up to $5,000  to schools or nonprofit organization to incorporate fine string instruments into their music programs.

To be eligible, public and private schools or nonprofit organizations must demonstrate need and a commitment to raising matching funds.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

TansCultural Exchange's International Conference

TansCultural Exchange's 2018 International Conference
Event Date February 22-24, 2018
Location-  Quebec City, Canada

Opportunities in the Arts: Exploring New Horizons Change your world. Expand your career. Tap into the unique international arts network that is TransCultural Exchange. Connect globally with artists, curators, residency directors, grant makers and international arts professionals.


Nikon Storytellers Scholarship

Nikon Opens Submissions for Storytellers Scholarship to Support Next Generation of Visual Content Creators
Deadline 03-01-2018 

Established by Nikon, Inc. as part of its hundredth anniversary celebration, the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship supports the next generation of visual content creators. Academic scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded to students to help foster their creative growth and encourage them to pursue a career in creative fields. Semi-finalists will be invited to submit a portfolio of images or brief video for consideration by a selection committee, which will then select the ten winning applicants.

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students at accredited nonprofit colleges/universities or vocational/technical schools in the United States or Canada pursuing a degree in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography, or multimedia/content creation.


Friday, January 12, 2018

LEF Foundation Production Grant

LEF Foundation Invites LOIs for Film Production Grants
Deadline 01-26-2018  (Letters of Inquiry) 

The LEF Foundation is a private family foundation that funds creative endeavors in California and the New England region. LEF values strong aesthetics, entrepreneurial thinking, and a spirit of adventure in all the projects it supports.

To that end, the foundation, through its Production Grants program, is accepting Letters of Inquiry from New England-based film projects in the production phase of development. Grants of up to $15,000 may be used for shooting picture and sound, early stage editing, equipment costs, materials, travel, and staffing (creative, technical, or otherwise).

To be eligible, projects must be long format (forty minutes or more) and the primary creative personnel (director and/or producer) must reside in New England. Priority will be given to smaller-scale projects with budgets under $400,000.


Communities Connecting Heritage Grant

World Learning Communities Connecting Heritage - Cultural Heritage Organization Grant
Deadline 01-18-2018

The program engages at-risk communities, empowers youth, and builds partnerships between communities in the U.S. and in key strategic world regions through exchange projects that explore cultural heritage topics. These projects will advance cultural heritage appreciation and preservation through community outreach and public education. The projects will initially be virtual and then will culminate in reciprocal in-person exchanges as well as public exhibitions.