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The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Grant Program Guidelines [Revised as of January 18, 2008]. Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other organizational activities directly related to these areas. The program also supports the creation of new work through re-granting initiatives and artist-in-residence programs. The work of choreographers and performing artists occasionally is funded when the visual arts are an inherent element of a production. Scholarly research undertaken towards the development of significant exhibitions is funded through Curatorial Research Fellowships. Institutionally-affiliated curators at any stage of their careers are eligible to apply. Research must be attached to a potential exhibition and curators must have the formal support of their director. Grants to curators do not preclude separate proposals from sponsoring institutions in any given grant round. Grants are also made to support efforts to strengthen areas that directly affect the context in which artists work. In 2006 the Foundation formally designated one of its grants The Wynn Kramarsky Freedom of Artistic Expression Award to recognize the work of organizations with a deep-seated commitment to preserving and defending the First Amendment rights of artists. Named in honor of the Foundation's former Board Chair, the grant rewards outstanding advocacy, legal, and curatorial efforts on behalf of those whose rights to free expression have been challenged. For more information, visit www.warholfoundation.org and click on Grant Guidelines, or email info@warholfoundation.org. Grant requests are reviewed twice a year in the spring and fall. The postmark deadlines for proposals are March 1 with notification on July 1, and September 1 with notification on January 1.

Wachovia Foundation Community Arts Support

Deadline: Rolling. The foundation's Arts and Culture Programs provide support to nonprofit organizations that facilitate access to and participation in cultural experiences for persons with low to moderate incomes. The foundation hopes to ensure the availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities that reflect the diversity of the community. Types of support include general, project, and building funds as well as equipment. For more information and guidelines, visit Wachovia Foundation’s website at: www.wachovia.com/inside/page/0,,139_414_430,00.html.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants

Open deadline. These grants are open to artists worldwide in the early stages of their careers working in painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Work must be representational. Grants are awarded up to $10,000 (Canadian). For more information, e-mail green@total.net or call 514.937.9225. For more information, visit www.muse.calarts.edu/~stdafrs/web/greenshields.html.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants for Artists

Open deadline. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. was established in 1985 for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to individual working artists of established ability through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, one of the leading abstract expressionist painters and the widow of Jackson Pollock. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal, or both. The foundation's mission is to aid those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. For more information, visit www.pkf.org/grant.html.

100% Travel Grants for U.S. Presenters

Dear Performing Arts Presenters: Is there an artist you would like to see perform, but you need assistance with the travel costs to attend a performance? PennPAT Presenter Travel Grants now support 100% of travel/lodging costs (up to $500) for presenters based anywhere in the United States, if interested attending a live performance by a PennPAT roster artist. The application deadline is 6 weeks prior to the performance. A simple application form is available online. If you have questions about this grant or about the PennPAT Program, please feel free to contact us at katie@pennpat.org, via telephone at (215) 496-9424, or visit www.pennpat.org. View a list of upcoming performances by PennPAT roster artists.

Google Ad Grant For Nonprofits

Deadline: January 1, 2010. Google Grants provides free Google AdWords advertising to various charitable organizations. The program is designed to help organizations extend their public service messages to a global audience, in an effort to make a greater impact on the world, and supports organizations sharing the company philosophy of community service, and with a strong mission to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. Organizations must have current 501(c)(3) status to be considered for a Google Grant. Google Grants recipients are notified every quarter. An applicant will know within six months whether or not they received a Google Grant award. www.google.com/grants/details.html

Bush Foundation Artist Programs

New Online Applications now available - applicants to the Bush Foundation’s 2009 Bush Artist Fellowships will be able to submit online applications for the first time. In addition, the Bush Artist Program will take applications beginning in March 2009, for grants under the Dakota Creative Connection (DCC) initiative for Dakotas-based artists, which is entering its second year. For 2009, artists may apply for a fellowship or DCC grant in five categories: literary arts, music composition, performance-based work, script works, and traditional and ethnic performing arts. Dakota Creative Connections, an initiative of the Bush Artist Program, combines project grants and professional development programs. To be eligible, artists must be at least 21 years of age and have resided in North or South Dakota for the past two years. Applications for DCC grants will be available in March 2009 at www.bushfoundation.org. Full-time students in degree-granting programs are not eligible. For more information, visit www.bushfoundation.org or contact the Bush Artist Program at 651-227-0891 / 800-605-7315 or artists@bushfoundation.org.

2008-2009 Performing Arts Fund

The Performing Arts Fund supports the inter-state touring of professional performing artists specializing in the fine arts of dance, theater, music, youth, family entertainment, and other meaningful performing arts forms appropriate for communities throughout Arts Midwest's nine-state region (IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, and WI). These engagements must include public performances and in-depth educational activities reaching audiences who lack access to the performing arts. Deadline Date: Varies as funds are depleted for each state. New and Important!: Determination of Submission Date - In order for your application to be considered for funding, both an eGRANT application must be submitted AND a hard-copy application package, with Certification Page, must be received in Arts Midwest's office; For the 2008-2009 application cycle, your submission date is when all materials (eGRANT and hard-copy application package) have been received. (In the past, the submission date was when your online eGRANT application was submitted). To apply, visit the online Tools for Applicants, where you will find: '2008-2009 Performing Arts Fund' eGRANT Application - Now Available!; Application Checklist; Assurance of Compliance (to be included with your application package); and Accessibility Tools. For more information, contact Katherine Haugen, program associate, 612.341.0755, ext. 28; or e-mail performingartsfund@artsmidwest.org.

Multi-Arts Production Fund Offers Support for New Work in Performing Arts

Deadline: January 20, 2009. The Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund, a program of Creative Capital, supports original new work in all disciplines and traditions of the live performing arts. The goal of the MAP Fund is 'to assist artists who are exploring and challenging the dynamics of live performance within our changing society, thus reflecting our culture's innovation and growing diversity.' Applications for MAP support must come from organizations based in the United States that have current nonprofit federal tax status. The MAP Fund supports only artistic projects that contain or will contain a live-performance component. MAP is especially interested in providing support to work early in its development. The average award amount is $22,000. For more information and to apply, visit www.mapfund.org/apply.html.

NEA Creative Writing Fellowship

The FY 2008 Creative Writing Fellowships guidelines are now available at www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Lit.html. These fellowships enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $20,000.

residency: Interested in a Residency in France? Need Help?

A residence is an important stage in an artist’s career. It represents a major investment, in terms of time and money, and therefore needs to be carefully thought through. Artistay works with a network of professional residencies in France. Our service is for: artists in all media; art professionals (critics, curators, agents...); and other creators (architects, designers, writers...). We study your application carefully and help you to achieve your aim of finding a residence in France... and one ideally suited to your requirements. More details about our service and application on our website: www.artistay.com, or email us at: apply@artistay.com.

residency: LUNA Artist-in-Residency Program

San Acacio, Colorado Deadline: On-going For more information: Kilian2002@aol.com

residency: Jamestown Fine Arts Association

Jamestown, North Dakota Deadline: On-going For more information: 701-251-2496 or artscenter@daktel.com

residency: La Macina di San Cresci 2008 Residency in, Greve in Chianti (Florence) Italy

a Macina di San Cresci is an independent non-profit association based in Greve in Chianti ,a hill town in Tuscany. We are situated midway between two great cities of the Renaissance: Florence & Siena. Our goal is to give an opportunity to exchange experiences and to learn from one another, in order to promote dialogue between different culture. The centre, open to artists, writers, poets, actors and to other art and culture professionals from around the world, offers the opportunity to work alone, or together with other creative people from other countries, developing and interchanging concise ideas on contemporary art and culture. Artist residencies consist of sojourning from 7 to 90 days. This period covers a program based on the personal project proposal presented by the artist and includes the attendance to the workshops in several disciplines (when scheduled). More information and application form on www.chianticom.com.

residency: The Centrum Institute Residencies

Established in 1980, Centrum's artist residency program aims to create an environment where ideas, music, writing, art and more can be developed, and eventually disseminated. Centrum Creative Residencies are about time and space. With both, you’ll have the opportunity to grow as an artist or creative thinker. Centrum Creative Residencies are open to artists, thinkers, activists, performers —anyone involved in creative endeavors. A residency may involve either the solitary creative work of an individual or the interactive work of a group. It can focus on a single genre or be multidisciplinary. A residency may involve active engagement with other Centrum programs, artists, and communities, or it may serve as a reflective retreat. Residencies are awarded on a space-available basis, in week-long blocks (Friday-Friday). Residencies are available as space exists in Centrum facilities--generally January through June, and August through December. Some resources are available year-round. Centrum’s location at Fort Worden State Park offers residents a portfolio of resources. We offer modest, 2-3 bedroom cabins and apartments, some with small studios, and upright pianos. Print, painting, and rehearsal studios are also available for rental by creative residents, including a non-toxic print studio featuring a 30” American French etching press. Recording studio time can also be arranged at Fort Worden’s Synergy Sound studio. For an more information, please visit: www.centrum.org.

residency: McColl Center for Visual Art Artist-in-Residence Program

Charlotte, NC, McColl Center for Visual Art Artist-in-Residence Program for regional, national and international artists. McColl Center for Visual Art offers artists private studios, $2,000 materials budget, and $3,300 stipend is provided along with 24-hour access to fully-equipped metal and wood shops, media lab, darkroom, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramic studios. Artists-in-Residence participate in McColl Center for Visual Art's open houses, artist forums, outreaches, workshops, and interact with other regional, national, and international artists who are in residence. Paid travel and condominiums are provided for artists outside of the area. Information about the program and application guidelines are available at www.mccollcenter.org. If you have questions about the program or application procedure, contact Terri Smith tsmith@mccollcenter.org, 704-332-5535, ext 22. McColl Center for Visual Art is located at 721 North Tryon Street in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Center’s goal is to advance creativity through artist residencies, exhibitions and other educational programs about contemporary art.

residency: The Montana Artists Refuge

The Montana Artists Refuge, an artist-run residency program located in Basin, MT, is accepting applications now from artists of all disciplines. Residencies are one month to nine months in length. Facilities include two spacious apartments with separate 20’ x 30’ studios, one soundproofed apartment for writers, musicians, composers, and one studio apartment for writers or other artists who require minimal space; all include full kitchen facilities, double bed, private phone and wireless internet access. The deadline for applications to the residency program from November through July is June 15. The Refuge has three special residencies during the months of July, August, and September of each year: an MFA Graduate Residency, in August, in collaboration with four separate Universities; the American Indian Artists Residency (AIAR) in September; and the Writers Residency in October. The participating graduate schools set the deadlines for the MFA residency. The deadline for AIAR applications is April 15, and for the Writers Residency, May 15. To learn more about the Refuge go to www.montanarefuge.org and download an application; send SASE to Montana Artists Refuge, Box 8, Basin, MT 59631; phone 406.225.3500; or email mar@mt.net.

residency: Centre Cat’Art, La Forge, Sainte Colombe sur l’Hers, France

Entry deadline: Ongoing. Cat’Art, international centre for research and creation. Visual arts, writing, performing arts, music… Cat’Art is a place where the diversity of the art expressions is encouraged and where the exchanges between cultures from all over the world can be developed, so that the art expression remains a universal language. There are still opportunities of residency in spring 2007 at Cat’Art. Application open to professional artists only, for temporary stays from 2 weeks to 1 year. Average residency fee: 600 € (lodging, studio and energy costs included). Detailed estimation of costs on request. Every resident has his/her own independent bedroom with common cooking facilities. The environment is exceptional (unspoiled nature, mountains, lake, in the south of France). The region has a rich historical background (Cathar castles, old city of Carcassonne and above all the cave of Niaux with its original paintings). Close by cultural centres, like Toulouse, Montpellier, Barcelona. More details and application to residency on our website www.catart.org. Tel. + 33 (0)4 68 69 35 01, or Email: centre@catart.org.

residency: The Djerassi Resident Artists Program

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is a nonprofit arts organization, which offers residencies to artists in the disciplines of music composition, choreography, literature, visual arts, and media arts/new genres. All national and international artists are eligible to apply. We seek applications on two levels. The first includes emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as resident artists may make a significant difference to their careers. The second level consists of artists with established national and/or international reputations. Artists selected by peer panels are offered, at no cost, room, board, and studio space for four and five-week sessions during the season, which runs from mid-March through mid-November. The Program is located in a spectacular rural setting in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, yet is within easy driving distance to the entire San Francisco Bay Area. The special quality of the residency experience centers around a 'retreat' atmosphere. The property is located 40 miles south of San Francisco and 15 miles west of Palo Alto. There is no public transportation to either city from the ranch for artists without cars. Rides to Palo Alto for errands are generally provided by the staff once a week. Transportation to and from the airport is provided by the Program. The deadline for accepting applications is February 15th, each year, for a residency in the following year. Application forms and Guidelines are available on our web site at www.djerassi.org, or may be requested by sending a self-addressed, stamped, envelope. We are affiliated with the Alliance of Artists Communities a nation-wide consortium, which includes professionally run artist communities and other nonprofit organizations that support artists in the development of their work.

The Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL

The Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL offers residencies and opportunities to work with master artists in residence. For more information, visit www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org. Writers, visual artists, dancers, filmmakers, and composers/musicians are encouraged to apply.

Vermont Studio Center

Founded in 1984 to support the making of art as the communication of spirit through form, the Vermont Studio Center is a nonprofit, year-round, international creative community, serving 600 artists and writers from across the country and around the world in the open, nurturing, supportive work environment of VSC's award-winning 30-building campus. As the country's largest artists' community, the 75 artists and writers participating each month in 4–12 week independent studio Residencies, are selected to represent an intentional mix of mediums, cultures, experience, and ages. In addition, the Studio Center provides the resource of 7 distinguished Visiting Artists / Writers per month, each spending a working week at VSC, presenting their own work, and being available to Residents for optional individual studio visits and writing conferences. For more information, please visit: www.vermontstudiocenter.org

The UCross Foundation Residency Program

Call to Visual Artists, Writers and Composers - The UCross Foundation Residency Program for the arts and literature offers residencies for 2-8 weeks. Located on a 22,000acre working cattle ranch in the foothills of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains, the Foundation provides individual workspace, living accommodations, uninterrupted time and the experience of the historic High Plains landscape to selected writers, artists, and composers working in all disciplines. There is no charge for room, board, or studio space. The quality of an applicant’s work is given primary consideration in the review process; individuals from all stages of their professional careers are invited to apply. At any one time there are typically 8 individuals in residence. Facilities include an Elephant etching press and a composer’s cabin which has an electronic keyboard, synthesizer, and piano. Annual deadlines are October 1 for Spring Session (February-June) and March 1 for Fall Session (August-December). For brochure, application and guidelines, visit our website www.ucrossfoundation.org or send SASE to Ucross Foundation 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835. Phone: (307) 737-2291, Fax: (307) 737-2322, Email: info@ucross.org

The Sodus Art Bank, New York

The Sodus Art Bank in upstate New York is accepting applications for the 2007 Residency/Artist's Retreat season. Visual artists, writers, poets, musicians, or artists desiring to work collaboratively my apply for 2-4 week sessions, with time extensions possible. For a nominal fee, artists are provided private rooms in a Victorian house, studios in a turn-of-the-century bank building, outdoor sculpture gardens, and optional participation in intense creative workshops, or may replenish their spirit biking/kayaking around the Finger Lakes and nearby Sodus Bay. Applicants should send 20 slides or CD of their artistic direction, resume, creative proposal, and SASE. Materials must be postmarked at least 2 months prior to requested residency month. Send to: Art Bank Residency, 27 East Main Street, Sodus, New York 14551. Visit their web site at: www.Sodusartbank.org; email: bwsodervick@hotmail.com; or call 585-576-6851 for more information.

Finding Peace and Respite from the Modern World – 29 Artist Residency Opportunities in Alaska

Seattle-based La Familia Gallery is now offering 29 annual artist residency opportunities in Talkeetna, Alaska. Accepting applicants from around the world who concentrate in the visual arts, music, and literature, the residency program aims to encourage a better understanding of what one truly needs live, to create, and to be happy. The La Familia Artist Residency program is designed for emerging and mid-career artists who are seeking direction, inspiration, and reflection. Artists must be actively pursuing their creative careers with passion and integrity. While participating in the program, they are expected to live and volunteer (20 hours/week of community service) in Talkeetna for the full residency period for which they apply. The program has been developed to provide artists with an environment where they can hear their own voices while giving back to the gallery’s home community by adding to the creative dialogue. Within the silence and the peace, you discover that what you need to create, what you need to live, and what you need to be truly happy is far less than you ever imagined. To learn more, please visit www.lafamiliallc.com/AKResidenceHome.php. Additional information regarding the gallery’s many services can be found on their website www.lafamiliallc.com or by calling (206)903-0627.

Residencies for Artists, Writers, and Cultural Producers

Elsewhere, an arts production site and experimental museum in downtown Greensboro, NC, is seeking artists, writers, and cultural producers for residencies during its Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. Set within a former thrift store housing a 58-year collection of American surplus, thrift, and antiques, Elsewhere invites experimental creators to utilize the immense collection of objects to pursue site-specific material, conceptual, and/or technologically-based projects. Elsewhere's building—two storefronts on the ground floor, a 14-room boarding house on the second, and warehouse on the third—provides dynamic architectures for the creation and installation of works. Artists live and work within transforming installations; these interactive environments become platforms for re-conceptualizing the theory and practice of art-making as an ongoing process of exchange in community. Experimenting with museum-as-medium within a store where nothing is for sale, Elsewhere offers an unparalleled framework for art practices, processes, and productions outside the traditional gallery, museum, and residency systems. The complete call for artists, residency brochure (PDF), and application deadlines are available at www.elsewhereelsewhere.org/residencies.html. Email George Scheer, Collaborative Director, at residencies@elsewhereelsewhere.org for an application. Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, 606 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27406. www.elsewhereelsewhere.org. We review applications at the end of each month. The residency season runs from April through October.

2009 Residency in Applied Arts

The Center on Age & Community at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, in partnership with the Peck School of the Arts, is offering a three-month residency for professional artists to develop a high-quality artistic creation motivated by working with people with dementia and/or those who care for them. Projects are expected to address the quality of life of people with dementia and raise public awareness of their capacities. CAC's residency offers a $20,000 stipend, up to $7,000 in supplies, 2 student assistants (if desired), housing, and transportation costs to and from Milwaukee. The program supports residencies as a learning and experimentation period for visiting, professional artists who are permanent U.S. residents. To learn more about the previous and current artists in residency, visit www.aging.uwm.edu. For deadlines, expectations, and application information, download the application form, also available through the website www.aging.uwm.edu.

Orchestra Residencies Program

The application for the 2010/2011 cycle of Midori's Orchestra Residencies Program is now available online. To access the form and eligibility guidelines, visit www.gotomidori.com/orp/app.htm. The deadline to submit an application to ORP is February 20, 2009. All questions may be addressed to kagehrs@earthlink.net. Next ORPs: Midori will conduct an Orchestra Residency with the Mobile Symphony and Youth Orchestra in Alabama in April 2009. The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and Area Youth Symphonies and the Green Bay Symphony and Youth Orchestra have also been selected for ORPs in future seasons. For more info, visit www.gotomidori.com/orp.

U.S/Japan Creative Artists' Program

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission works cooperatively with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor The U.S/Japan Creative Artists' Program. The program provides support for up to five outstanding contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to spend a five-month residency in Japan to pursue their individual artistic goals. The next deadline for this program is February 1, 2009. Eligible applicants are architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists, or solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Multidisciplinary artists and artistic directors of theater or dance companies are also eligible. The U.S/Japan Creative Artists' Program is extremely competitive; applicants should have regional or national recognition and anticipate a highly rigorous review of their work. Artists should also present compelling reasons for wanting to work in Japan. Selected artists will receive: a monthly stipend for living expenses and a housing supplement, as well as an allowance for professional support services; up to $6,000 for round trip transportation for the artist, domestic partner and/or dependent children, and a baggage/storage allowance; and a stipend for pre-departure Japanese language study in the United States. Additional information, including guidelines and the application, can be found at www.jusfc.gov/creativeartists.asp.

Artist in Residence Program at Acadia

The Artist-In-Residence Program offers professional writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park. In the spring and fall, the park provides housing to participants for two-week to four-week periods. No additional stipend is available. In return, participating artists are asked to donate to the park collection a piece of work representative of their style and their stay. These creative works will be displayed on a rotating schedule or shared with the public through other appropriate means during the upcoming seasons. Artists are also asked to participate in one public program per week of their residency such as demonstrations, talks, exploratory hikes, or performances. In the fall, artists work with fourth--eighth grade students. Programs can be tailored to your medium, interests, and experiences, and only consume a few hours of your stay. HOW TO APPLY: Applications for the program are accepted beginning November and must be received by January 5 for consideration for the following season. Notification will be made by April. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee for applying to the residency. Make checks payable to the National Park Service. Any medium that involves collecting or altering park resources would be in conflict with national park preservation goals and would be deemed inappropriate for a residency. Please send six copies of the following items: 1. A one- to two-page résumé and summary of creative works. 2. One-page statement stating what you hope to accomplish and achieve during a term as an artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park. 3. Description of public/school presentation. 4. Names and contact information of two references who know your work. 5. An appropriate sample of your recent work (i.e., six slides of different works (or JPEGs) from visual artists; six copies of a brief manuscript excerpt, short story, article, poetry, etc.—maximum of six pages—from writers and poets; one 1/2' VHS videotape or DVD from dancers and other performing artists.) 6.A self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of sample materials. (Written materials will not be returned.) For more information, visit www.nps.gov/acad/supportyourpark/artistinresidence.htm; write to: Artist-In-Residence Program Coordinator, Acadia National Park, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609; call 207-288-3338 - '0' for operator; or email Kate_Petrie@nps.gov.

Call for artists – Residence Opportunities in France Winter/Spring 2009

For visual artists, writers, creators in other disciplines like design, fashion, architecture,...with a project of residency at short term: January - May 2009. Description: Duration of residencies from 2 weeks to 4 months; Monthly rate ranging from 750 euros to 1,400 euros, depending on your requirements. Artistay works with professional art residencies in France. All residence programs we work with aim to provide a nice living environment, premises and equipment adapted for the creation, administrative and basic technical support as well as a social, cultural and artistic environment encouraging the exchange and dialogue. Application: Please email your documentation and information (CV, website or portfolio, residency proposal, date of residency) or contact Catherine Cordelle at apply@artistay.com. We’ll study your application carefully and help you to achieve your aim of finding a residence in France, and one ideally suited to your requirements. More details about our service and application on our website www.artistay.com.

Bijou Show House in Beach

The Bijou Show House in Beach, ND, is seeking individuals and groups to perform on the newly installed 400 sq. ft. stage. The auditorium provides clean sight-lines for its 285 raked seats and has excellent acoustics. In all, the theatre is an intimate show case for performance of poetry, comedy, dance, drama, music, and inventive presenters. We are seeking to expand a cultural presence in SW North Dakota. Come be on the front line of an evolving institution. Contact: Emanuel Culman, tel. 701-872-2444 and email homeheal@pacbell.net. www.beach-movie.com.

The Philadelphia GLBT Artists Festival

The Philadelphia GLBT Artists Festival is now accepting submissions from professional Emerging and Mid Career Artists for the chance to be presented in the first festival, to be held May 28-31, 2009. Submissions are welcomed fro Artists living anywhere in the United States or Canada. This is a Multi-disciplinary Artists festival that seeks to connect Emerging Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Trans artists with supportive audiences. All types of Artists specializing in any type of Art or genre: Music, Dance, Theater, Film, Visual, etc are welcomed. All performances will be open and marketed to the general public, with the goal of having a very broad audience to build bridges. The festival seeks to use Arts for Social change and present artists who are members of the GLBT-community. Their works do not have to be GLBT-Themed. This festival has a tremendous amount of potential, yet its success depends on numbers of Artists participating. Thus, the Festival Coordinators are prepared to extend the festival to run May 28-June 7, 2009 in the event that several submissions are sent in from talented Artists. The selection process is a combination of Jury and Lottery. There is a non-refundable $30.00 application fee. Artists who are interested are strongly, strongly encouraged to contact the festival coordinator for detailed information. Contact T. Desiree Hines at tdh@traversetheater.org. You may also visit the festival website at www.traversetheater.org/festival to download the package immediately. Submissions due February 28, 2009.

Fargo Film Festival, March 3-7, 2009

In November of 1999, a group of film lovers, filmmakers and educators, along with tourism specialists, theatre volunteers and staff members, gathered at the newly restored Fargo Theatre to discuss the possibility of a Fargo Film Festival, as well as the selection of the Fargo Theatre as a site for the 2000 Library of Congress Film Preservation Tour. In March of 2000, with a great deal of guidance and insight from the passionate, film-obsessed teacher Ted Larson, the theatre celebrated the rich history of film with selections from the prestigious Library of Congress collection. Actor Janet Leigh attended our week-long celebration and proved a most elegant guest. The success of the Library of Congress tour fueled the fire for an annual Fargo Film Festival. Ted Larson died unexpectedly in November of 2000, but his spirit prevailed and the Fargo Film Festival became a reality in March of 2001. Since then, the festival has grown significantly from 30 submissions in 2001 to its current average of more than 150 submissions from 28 states and 6 countries. The Fargo Theatre’s storied history, 21st century technology, and beautifully restored art deco decor anchor the festival. Submissions are arriving daily for the 2009 Fargo Film Festival. If you are a moviemaker seeking an opportunity to have your work judged for competition in North Dakota’s premier film festival, complete an entry form and send us your work. The festival’s regular postmark deadline is January 1, 2009 ($30 Standard Entry Fee, $20 Student Entry Fee); late postmark deadline is January 10, 2009 ($40 Standard Entry Fee, $30 Student Entry Fee). For more information and an entry form, visit: www.fargofilmfestival.org.

Poetry Contest - $1,000 Prize

The Mahoney Research Library is proud to announce our 1st Annual Poetry Contest with a cash prize of $1,000 for the best poem submitted. The Library is hosting this event to encourage poets in their difficult work in a meaningful way. Poets retain all rights to their work, there is nothing to purchase and there are no strings attached in order to participate. Send us your best work and our judging committee will review all entries. Guidelines for the Annual Mahoney Research Library Poetry Contest: Entries must be postmarked by March 31 (example March 31, 2009 for the 2010 contest) and winners will be announced no later than May 31 of the contest year. Entries should be typed on 8 1/2 x 11 in. white paper with your name, address and telephone number at the top of each page. You may include your email address if you wish. Include a SASE if you wish to be notified of the winning submission. Include your check or postal money order for the reading fee of $10 per poem or $20 for three entries. No more than three entries per person please. Submissions must be in English, previously unpublished and will not be returned. Poet must be a resident of the United States age 18 or older. Poets retain all rights to their poems. Winning poet will receive a check for $1,000 and a winner's certificate from the library. Each poem will be read and judged by an appointed committee of the Mahoney Research Library. Please visit www.mahoneyresearchlibrary.org for more details.

Writers’ Circle Annoucnes National Poetry Competition

The Writers’ Circle, Inc. is now accepting submissions for its first National Poetry Competition. The deadline is December 29, 2008. First Place: $200. Second Place: $150. Both winners will be published in an upcoming anthology and their works will be read on stage. A number of other poems will be recognized for artistic merit and may become eligible for publication and readings. Submission guidelines at www.riwriterscircle.com. Final judge is New Hampshire Poet Laureate, Patricia Fargnoli. Winners announced April 2009. For more information e-mail thewriterscircle@aol.com or call 401-461-6691.

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers invites students in grades 7 - 12 to submit work to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2009, the nation's longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for teenagers in the visual and literary arts. More than 30,000 teens will be recognized regionally with additional opportunities for exhibition, publication and scholarships. $3.25 million in scholarships will be made available to seniors earning national medals, and twelve Portfolio Gold Medalists will earn $10,000 scholarships from the Alliance. To submit your work or invite a talented teen to submit, visit www.artandwriting.org. Deadlines vary by region: Thru January 2009.

Heartland Plays, Inc.

Playwright submissions requested by Heartland Plays, Inc., a publishing company of plays and drama products coming online in 2009 marketing to Community, Children’s, Educational and Small Professional Theatres. E-mail submissions to playsnow@heartlandplays.com or mail manuscripts with $20 reading fee for full-length play/ $10 per one act to Rebecca Ryland, Literary Manager, Heartland Plays, Inc., 88 Howard Beer Rd., Clancy, Mt 59634. Manuscripts with reading fee guaranteed full professional reading with written critique response within 90 days. Manuscripts must include envelope and postage for return. Musicals will be considered if include vocal/piano score and accompaniment CD. We cannot guarantee a full reading for E-mail submissions and will only respond if we are interested in publishing the material. Our playwrights receive 50% of royalties.

Bijou Show House in Beach

The Bijou Show House in Beach, ND, is seeking individuals and groups to perform on the newly installed 400 sq. ft. stage. The auditorium provides clean sight-lines for its 285 raked seats and has excellent acoustics. In all, the theatre is an intimate show case for performance of poetry, comedy, dance, drama, music, and inventive presenters. We are seeking to expand a cultural presence in SW North Dakota. Come be on the front line of an evolving institution. Contact: Emanuel Culman, tel. 701-872-2444 and email homeheal@pacbell.net. www.beach-movie.com.

International Physical Theatre Laboratory

April 16 - 24, 2009, Bovec, Slovenia. The Lab will take place at the mountain resort Bovec - in the Julian Alps, near Austrian and Italian border. Nearest airports: Ljubljana (Slovenia), Trieste (Italy) or Klagenfurt (Austria). Hotel accommodation (8 nights) and meals (breakfasts and lunches) for the group are organized. Programme details: www.iugte.com/projects/physicality.php. To apply for participation, candidates should email the letter of motivation stating the title and dates of the Lab and detailed CV(résumé) with photo, including date of birth to lab@iugte.com or globtheatre@gmail.com. Participation fee: Fee with accommodation in shared twin room: 850 EUR. The fee covers attendance of the programme, eight nights of hotel accommodation in shared twin room (two persons share one room) and two meals per day (breakfast and lunch).

International Physical Theatre Laboratory

April 16 - 24, 2009, Bovec, Slovenia. The Lab will take place at the mountain resort Bovec - in the Julian Alps, near Austrian and Italian border. Nearest airports: Ljubljana (Slovenia), Trieste (Italy) or Klagenfurt (Austria). Hotel accommodation (8 nights) and meals (breakfasts and lunches) for the group are organized. Programme details: www.iugte.com/projects/physicality.php. To apply for participation, candidates should email the letter of motivation stating the title and dates of the Lab and detailed CV(résumé) with photo, including date of birth to lab@iugte.com or globtheatre@gmail.com. Participation fee: Fee with accommodation in shared twin room: 850 EUR. The fee covers attendance of the programme, eight nights of hotel accommodation in shared twin room (two persons share one room) and two meals per day (breakfast and lunch).

Nueva Luz photographic journal

Published by En Foco, Inc. in Bronx, New York Deadline: On-going For more information: www.enfoco.org


Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota Deadline: On-going. For more information: www.plainsart.org

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center

Open invitation: Prairie Wetlands Learning Center of Fergus Falls, is seeking visual artists to display their artwork. Call 218-736-0938, email prairiewet@fws.gov

Java 101

Open invitation: Java 101, Fergus Falls coffee shop is accepting applications to display art or perform live music. Call 218-205-7583.

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Art-in Transit Program

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking professional artists for design collaborations and/ or public art commissions for its Art-in Transit Program. Over the next few years, Charlotte is building a rapid transit system and will incorporate public art into its stations, park and rides, and maintenance facilities and has allocated $2.3 million for art. Design fees range from $5,000-$25,000: commissions from $25,000-$250,000. In preparation for Phase I and subsequent phases, artists are requested to submit their materials to a new slide registry that will be used to make selections of artists as the system is phased in. For more information and an on-line application visit: www.ridetransit.org and click on Art-in-Transit or call 704-432-3017. Deadline: Open

Temporary Art Exhibits: Tucson International Airport

The Tucson Airport Authority is seeking temporary art exhibits for the main Gallery and the Upper and Lower Link Galleries at Tucson International Airport, located at 7250 South Tucson Blvd. Artists interested in exhibiting at TIA should send a resume, artist statement, and five to ten images to Temporary Exhibits Program, Tucson Airport Authority, 7005 S. Plumer Ave. Tucson AZ 85706 or email art@tucsonairport.org. For more information call 520.573.8187

Rockland Center for the Arts, (West Nyack NY)

RoCA accepts artist submissions on an on going basis for the Sculpture Park and Gallery One. Gallery ONE consists of 55 linear feet for hanging and is RoCA's venue for one-person exhibits. The Sculpture Park consists of two cleared acres within a 10 acre wooded site. Outdoor sculptors may apply for inclusion in the annual exhibit that runs October through April. A stipend is available for outdoor sculptors on a case by case basis. Artists should submit: 1) 12 - 20 images, printed hard copies, or slides. CD-ROMs may be submitted as additional support material only. 2) Complete information should be attached to images / slides; size, medium. 3) A current resume or curriculum vitae. 4) An Artist Statement (optional) 5) SASE is required for the return of materials. Please do not make follow up phone calls. All submissions are carefully reviewed. Visit www.rocklandartcenter.org/submissions.html for more information. LynnStein@aol.com

Minnesota State Arts Board’s Artist Registry Open for Enrollment at www.percentforart.us

The registry is a collection of resumes and work samples of visual artists in all disciplines who would like to be considered for public art commissions and purchases. It is the most common way that the Percent for Art program finds artists for public art commissions and purchases in state buildings. Some things about the registry haven’t changed: There is no fee to join; There are no applications or slides to mail in; Everything can be done from your computer; It is non-juried; and all professional visual artists over age 18 who wish to work in the public realm are welcome to join. But we have added many new features! There are no longer any deadlines. Join any day of the year. You can enter your basic profile information now and come back later to add work samples. All your work will be saved for you! You can log in at any time to update your profile, make corrections, or change your work samples (up to 10 images allowed). Your profile will remain active so long as you log in at least once every four years. You’ll never have to reapply. Last year the Artist Registry was used for: MSU Mankato, Trafton Science Center, $90,000 Saint Cloud Technical College, $90,000 Mystery Cave Visitors Center, $12,000 Anoka Ramsey Community College, $58,500 MSU Mankato, Otto Recreation Facility, $58,500 Metropolitan State University Library, $100,000 Upcoming Projects: Saint Cloud State University; Central Lakes College Brainerd Campus; Central Lakes College Staples; Minnesota Veterans Home Luverne; and more. The $100,000 cap on Percent for Art budgets has been removed. We hope to see many large projects in the future that will enable us to commission artwork of national significance. Because the registry is online, we are now able to actively promote it for use by other commissioning agencies too. That means more of the right people can see your work. Join today at www.percentforart.us and help us in our quest to have the best Artist Registry in the country! Minnesota State Arts Board, (651) 215-1617 or email www.arts.state.mn.us.

Upfront Gallery

As we continue to book exhibitions for 2007, we are in a continuous process of building a visual database of local and regional artists at the Upfront Gallery. There is a computer in the gallery which houses artists' portfolios and is available for public perusal - kind of a way to display art that we aren't physically holding. We would also like to make photographic portfolios available to the public - these will be housed in a bookshelf in the gallery. This database will make local and regional artists more accessible to the public, and will hopefully also function as an outlet for commission work and/or sales. Any Questions? Email: upfront512@yahoo.com. 701-541-2640.

Maple River Winery

The Maple River Winery in historic downtown Casselton will showcase North Dakota artists year around. We are looking at showcasing 4 or 5 different artists in two month increments for our North Dakota Artist Series. Space will determine how many artists we can showcase. We will not have any similar displays during each exhibit. This past summer we opened our tasting room with tremendous success. The cross section of visitors matches up well for showcasing North Dakota art. We would like to extend an invitation to all North Dakota artists to display their art. Ongoing - Space available will be scheduled on a first come-first served basis. If this activity goes well, we may consider expanding it to include other businesses in Casselton in 2008 to include more art and artists. Our itinerary for each of the two month series include the following: 1st Friday of showing: Free wine and cheese reception, compliments of Maple River Winery from 5pm to 8:30pm. Flavored coffees, jellies, other ND products will also be served. Brochures will be distributed throughout the Fargo-Moorhead metro area promoting each exhibit. The exhibits would need to be set up by the second of the month. Exhibits will need to be taken down on the last day of the second month. Items will be displayed at your risk. We will not insure any items and we will not be responsible for any breakage or thefts. We will be glad to set up any arrangement that will work on your end as well as ours. Some artists have already expressed interest in having their products sold in our tasting room. We expect to sell some artwork in our Pride of Dakota area of our tasting room after the exhibit. We will decide on an individual basis what artwork we will carry in our tasting room. Maple River Winery will promote each exhibit via: 1) Wine Club Newsletter; 2) Web site (www.mapleriverwinery.com); 3) Radio/Print; 4) Walk in traffic; and 5) Casselton Business Association and other organizations. Artists may possibly promote via: 1) Web sites; 2) Word of Mouth; and 3) Potential customers, etc. Artists will be encouraged to be present at the opening Wine and Cheese reception on the first Friday of the exhibit. Items may be sold at our winery during the exhibit providing we receive a commission on each item sold (10% suggested, negotiable). The potential exists to sell via our website as well. Artists will be responsible for any shipping etc. if needed. Our goal is to have 20 exhibits open throughout Casselton by January 2008. If you are interested, please contact Greg Kempel at the Maple River Winery at 701-347-5900 or email to greg@mapleriverwinery.com. We look forward to promoting North Dakota artists.

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