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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Hatch Fund

Hatch fund offers Kick starter type support to artists 
Deadline Open 

Everything you need to fund your next project is right here. This thriving creative community connects accomplished artists working in America with eager supporters, premier arts organizations, and arts lovers.

Our Partners are the premier arts organizations throughout the nation whose missions are to recognize, support and award outstanding artistic achievements. We invite you to partner with Hatchfund, and to leverage this collaborative community as your own.


Friday, September 21, 2018

Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust

Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust for Maine Organizations 
Deadline 10-01-2018

The directors of the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust have expressed an interest in making grants related to the following activities in the State of Maine:
a. Educational programs;
b. Cultural projects;
c. Historic preservation
d. Environmental initiatives.

The Trust encourages collaborative and cooperative ventures among nonprofit organizations.
The Trust encourages grant requests from alternative education providers.
The Trust does not make grants to individuals.
The following organizations will generally not be encouraged to submit grant requests:
• National or regional organizations with headquarters outside of Maine
• Medical organizations
• Universities and colleges
• Organizations seeking funding for annual or endowment campaigns.

All grant applicants must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a municipality or other exempt governmental entity. Grant requests will be accepted after July 1 but no later than October 1 each year, for consideration in November of that year, with grant awards and distributions being made by December 31 of that year.

There is no grant application form.  Grant requests should include the following:

a. Brief background information concerning requesting organization;
b. Amount of the grant requested;
c. Purpose for which the grant funds will be used;
d. List of requesting organization’s directors or trustees;
e. Financial statement or budget related to the grant request; and
f. Photocopy of requesting organization's IRS 501(c)(3) exemption letter.

Two copies of each grant request are to be sent to the following address:

  Mailing address:
  Michael J. Quinlan, Secretary
  Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust
  P.O. Box 4510
  Portland, ME  04112

  Physical address:
  Ten Free Street
  Portland, ME  04101

The Trust does not accept e-mailed grant applications.

Grant recipients are required to submit a written report on the use and/or status of grant funds received from the Trust by October 1 of the year following the date of the grant award.

For further information regarding the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, please contact the following:

Michael J. Quinlan, Secretary
  Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust
  P.O. Box 4510
  Portland, ME  04112
  Tel.:  207-775-7271
  e-mail:  mquinlan@jbgh.com

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Joan Mitchell Foundation

Joan Mitchell Foundation assistance for contemporary painters and sculptors 
Deadline- Open 

 The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in 1993 to fulfill the ambitions of Joan Mitchell to aid and assist contemporary artists and to demonstrate that painting and sculpture are significant cultural necessities. To further this mandate, the Foundation supports visual artists through a range of grant programs. The Foundation annually awards grants nationally, by nomination, to individual artists through its Painters and Sculptors Grant Program for unrestricted career support, the MFA Grant supported artists as they graduated from their respective programs, and the Emergency Grant Program provides funding after natural or man-made disasters that have affected a community. Further assistance to individual artists consists of program initiatives such as Creating a Lasting Legacy, Career Opportunity Grants, and the Joan Mitchell Center on Bayou Road in New Orleans, an artist in residence program. By encouraging the work of a diverse group of artists, the Foundation celebrates the unique legacy of Joan Mitchell as an American artist and seeks to illuminate the important contributions of painters and sculptors working today.

The Foundation currently awards $25,000 to twenty-five artists through a nomination process. Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists, at any stage in their career, who are currently under-recognized for their creative achievements, and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant. In an anonymous process, a jury panel then selects the twenty-five awardees. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and art educators who are dedicated to supporting artists.

More information at:


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ucross Artist Residencies (Wy)

Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Spring 2017 Artist Residencies
Deadline 10-01-2018

Founded in 1981, the Ucross Foundation provides uninterrupted time, work space, and living accommodations to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers. Nearly thirteen hundred individuals, from every state in the U.S. as well as many countries have spent time at Ucross since it first opened its doors in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Currently, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 Spring Residency program, which runs from March to June.

Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers, and composers. In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters. Lunch and dinners are prepared Monday to Friday by a professional chef with ample provisions on hand for breakfasts and weekends. In addition, there is cell phone service on the property and several wireless hot spots available for residents’ use. Residents are responsible for providing their own working materials and for their travel to Sheridan.

Although there is a $40 non-refundable application fee, there is no charge for a residency.

Artists, writers, and composers from anywhere in the United States and the world, in any stage of their professional career, are invited to apply for a residency.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Target Field Trip Grants

Target Field Trip Grants Program
Deadline 10-01-2018

Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program, an annual program designed to expose K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations.

Grants are intended to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from school grounds. More than 3,600 grants of up to $700 each will be awarded in January. Grants are available to applicants from the U.S. for field trips taking place between February and December. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.

Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private, or charter school in the U.S. that maintains 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff at these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students.


Eastman School of Music Grant

Eastman School of Music, Institute for Music Leadership Grant
Deadline 10-01-2018

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research is a division of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music. The Center’s research and programming emphasizes the 21st Century evolution of the innovative ensemble, influenced by both the symphony orchestra and the chamber music traditions, with a focus on creative, artist-centered ensembles that reflect new models of artistic innovation, organizational relationships, and operational sustainability.

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Grant provides funding for research and projects related to innovative ensembles.  Anyone based in North America may apply. A number of Paul R. Judy Circle Grants will be reserved for and awarded to Eastman School of Music students, alumni, and faculty.  These awards are available in both research and innovative projects categories, and will comprise no more than 25% of the total grant funds awarded by the program. The 2018 deadlines for application are March 1, 2018 (Eastman students alumni and faculty applicants only) and October 1, 2018 (all applicants). Grants will range from $500-$2,000.  Grant proposals for $2,000 or less are most likely to be funded, but in special circumstances, higher grant proposals will be considered.

Grant Program Categories:

Research Support.  Interested individuals may submit a proposal to support a research project with a focus on creative, artist-centered ensembles that reflect new models of artistic innovation, organizational relationships, and operational sustainability. Funding may go toward travel, lodging, or other costs in order to complete the project.  [But not food]  Research papers/articles produced through a research grant will be eligible for publication in INNOVATE. MUSIC. LEAD., a semi-annual publication by the Eastman School of Music.

Innovative Projects.  Individuals, ad hoc groups, and pre-formed ensembles may apply for support for a project structured around the concept of an innovative ensemble.  This category is intentionally broad and may encompass a wide range of activities.  A few examples of projects include educational outreach programs, concerts, and recording projects. 


Monday, September 17, 2018

Roy W. Dean Film Grant

The Roy W. Dean Grant funds short films, documentaries, and features < $500,000 
Deadline 04-30-2018, 06-30-18, 09-30-18

Submission films must be films that are unique and make a contribution to society.

We fund compelling stories about little known subjects, historical films, and films that touch hearts. We like films that expose, and bring, important information to light; as well as films about little known people when there is a good story. We are story-tellers, and that is the main criteria for entering and winning our grants; stories that can change, heal, and enrich, our lives.

We are looking for:
Film and Video projects that are unique and benefit society.
New projects.
Length is not a consideration.
This grant is now available for shorts and low budget independents as well as documentary filmmakers. We have expanded to further our goals of creating films that are “unique and make a contribution to society “Student filmmakers, independent producers, or independent production companies are all welcome.”

Who is not eligible to apply
You cannot apply if you are an employee of From the Heart Productions, an employee of any of the sponsors, or a family member of any employee of From the Heart Productions or any of the sponsors.

Where you live is not important
You may enter the New York City or Los Angeles grants no matter where you live in the world. You are welcome to enter both grants; in fact, we encourage it. It shows us that your are tenacious and are eager to find funding.

In your application we would like to know the following:
What audiences will be interested in your film? Please describe the target audience(s) for your project, including any underserved audiences.
How do you plan to reach these audience(s)? Describe your plans for broadcast, theatrical screenings, educational and/or community group.
If you have a trailer for the film you are making, send it with your application and if you have completed any prior films we would like to see them too.



Clif Bar Grants

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants
Deadline 10-01-2018

These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Applications are reviewed three times a year; the deadlines are the 1st of February, June, and October. Grants awarded during a particular cycle will be announced at the beginning of the following cycle.

Priority is given to applicants that:

Address our funding priorities from a holistic perspective*
• Protect Earth's beauty and bounty.
• Create a robust, healthy food system.
• Increase opportunities for outdoor activity.
• Reduce environmental health hazards.
• Build stronger communities.

Operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them.
Demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level.
Promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process.



Sunday, September 16, 2018

Chamber Music America Jazz Presenters Call

Chamber Music America Issues RFP for New Jazz Presenters Grant Program
Deadline 10-05-2018 

Chamber Music America has announced a Request for Proposals for its Presenter Consortium for Jazz program, a program designed to provide support to consortia of U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles to perform at each presenter's venue.

A consortium consists of one lead presenter, two presenter partners, and up to three ensembles. The consortium presenters may be located within the same state but must be located in different cities or regional areas at least fifty miles apart. The ensembles may reside in the home state of a consortium partner, or be from elsewhere in the United States

The consortium may work together to create a single program that travels to each venue or each partner may curate its own separate program(s). A strong consortium is one in which each partner and the ensemble(s) work together to plan and develop the proposed performances. A consortium is also encouraged to collaborate on creative efforts to market, manage, and present the project. If a consortium elects to work with up to three ensembles, each partner must present all three ensembles in performance at its venue, with the engagement consisting of one or multiple concert events.

To be eligible, each of the three presenting organizations in a consortium must be based in the U.S. or one of its territories; be located in three separate locations at least fifty miles apart; be a 501(c)(3) organization or otherwise eligible for charitable contributions; be a CMA Organization-level member; and have no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA. The jazz ensemble(s) selected by the consortium must be based in the U.S. or one of its territories; consist of two to ten professional musicians; and include improvisation as an integral part of its composition and performance.

Program funding will support concert fees, travel, housing, per diem, cartage, and the presenters’ marketing and production costs for the proposed concerts. The program will fund up to 75 percent of the eligible expenses above, up to a maximum of $10,000 per consortium partner. The program will fund up to 75 percent of the eligible expenses above, up to a maximum of $10,000 per consortium partner/$30,000 per consortium. A $1,000 incentive per partner is available to a consortium that programs a CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensemble in performance of its entire CMA-commissioned work.


Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Foundry Public Art - Cambridge, MA

The Foundry Public Art Call
Deadline 09-17-2018

The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites you to submit your qualifications to be eligible for a $100,000 public art commission for The Foundry, an adaptive reuse project to build a community center for creativity and collaboration.