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The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT) Artist Fellowship

The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT) Artist Fellowship program provides monetary support designed to encourage the continuing artistic development of Connecticut's finest creative artists who are seriously committed to their art form and who have a demonstrated history of professional activity in the state. The program allows artists to devote full attention to the creation of new work and to further their careers. To be eligible for Fellowships, artists must have lived and worked in Connecticut for a minimum of one year at the time of application and are current full-time residents of the state. Ineligible applicants include students who are currently enrolled in full-time degree-granting institutions and prior Fellowship recipients who have received an award within the past four years. Twenty to thirty-five awards are made each year in the amounts of $5,000 or $2,500. Artistic categories alternate every year, with visual artists (working in the disciplines of crafts, new media, painting, photography, works on paper, and sculpture/installation) applying in odd-numbered years and choreographers, poets, playwrights, fiction writers, music composers and film/video artists applying in even-numbered years.

Wellington Sculpture Trust

Established in 1982, the Trust commissions quality, contemporary public sculpture to support the creative arts in New Zealand and to enhance the cityscape and lifestyle of Wellington, New Zealand's capital city.

Screen Innovation Production Fund

A partnership between Creative New Zealand and the New Zealand Film Commission. The Fund provides assistance to individual projects to support the emergence of new creative talent and innovation in filmmaking.

Palmerston North Community Arts Council

PNCAC exists to support arts and cultural activities in the Palmerston North community. It encourages involvement in arts and culture by giving information and advice on funding.

Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation

he late Olivia Spencer Bower, a significant New Zealand artist, set up the Foundation bearing her name to give financial assistance to artists or sculptors showing promise.


An online database of Manawatu artists, performers, musicians, teachers, galleries and events. Also find out about art grants and funding and other services.

Creativity Works

Building a cultural precinct in Christchurch's central city, Creativity Works supports and promotes creative businesses, entrepreneurs and ventures.

Creative Tauranga

Inspiring creativity in Tauranga, Creative Tauranga aims to empower and encourage participation in creativity, by both artists and audiences.

Helping grass roots artists grow

Helping grass roots artists grow. Creative Places is a Christchurch based charitable organisation, dedicated to helping emerging artists develop their work, through provision of a recording studio for singers and performers.

Creative New Zealand - Arts Council of New Zealand

The main arts development and funding organization in New Zealand.

Chrysalis Seed Trust

The Chrysalis Seed Trust is a unique organisation in New Zealand, helping resource the arts community from a Christian perspective.

Encourage and promote the arts

A group whose prime objectives are to encourage and promote the arts, to act as an advocate for community arts, and to make grants and subsidies available for community arts projects.

Ngā Karahipi a Te Waka Toi/Te Waka Toi Scholarships

Ngā Karahipi a Te Waka Toi/Te Waka Toi Scholarships Applications will close 31 March 2008

Toi Oahu residency 2009, Hawaii

Toi Oahu residency 2009, Hawaii Applications will close in April 2009

Artist in Residence

The Wellington City Council and the Asia New Zealand Foundation have launched the Bolton Street Cottage Artist in Residence programme. This programme is a new initiative that has developed from a partnership with the Wellington City Council and the Asia New Zealand Foundation. The residency is open to arts practitioners from Asian countries working in any genre including visual arts, performance, literature and moving image. Residencies will be project-based, and artists will work with their Wellington contemporaries, arts organisations and institutions to showcase their work. The first artist was Lee Kit who recently exhibited at Enjoy Public Art Gallery on Cuba Street. The next artist will be coming out to New Zealand in March / April 2008. City Arts team Phone: (04) 499 4444 Email: arts@wcc.govt.nz

Exhibition - Call for Proposals

Toi Pōneke is calling for proposals from artists interested in exhibiting at Toi Pōneke Gallery during June - December 2008. The closing date for proposals is Friday, 29 February 2008 at 5.00pm. Proposals must be sent to: Manager Toi Pōneke, Wellington Arts Centre 61 Abel Smith Street Wellington More information on how to propose an exhibition is available on the following page:

Public Art - Request for Proposals

All devouring art beast by Andrew Shaw, November 2007 Wellington City Council's Public Art Panel is seeking proposals for the third and final public art commission on the Toi Pōneke 'stack'. The stack is located on the roof of Toi Pōneke, Wellington Arts Centre and is visible from Abel Smith and Cuba Streets. The application form is available below, or from Toi Pōneke, 61 Abel Smith Street.

Redland Art Award 2008

Redland Art Award 2008. Prizes: $10,000, $4000, $2500, $500

2008 Wollahra Small Sculpture Prize

2008 Wollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Award: $10,000

Fleurieu Art Prize

Fleurieu Art Prize. Winning prize: $50,000

Art Sydney 08

Art Sydney 08. Unrepresented artists.

The Signature of M Art Prize

The Signature of M Art Prize. Total prize pool of $180,000 See website for further details.

Robert Jack's Drawing Prize

Robert Jack's Drawing Prize. Prize: $5000

2008 The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

2008 The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. See website for details.

2008 Fletcher Jones Art Prize

2008 Fletcher Jones Art Prize. $30,000 painting prize.

The Cancer Council Victoria Art Award

The Cancer Council Victoria Art Award. 2008 theme: Seize the Day!

Swell Sculpture 2008

Swell Sculpture 2008. $20,000 prize fund.

The Galipoli Art Prize

Prize: $15,000

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize. Prizes: $15,000, $2500

Head on Portrait Prize 2008

Head on Portrait Prize 2008

The Churchie

Promoting emerging artists. Prize: $5000

Togart Contemporary Art Award

Togart Contemporary Art Award

House of Philips Fine Art Drawing Prize

Prize value: $10,000


Heritage Hill And Historic Gardens and the City of Greater Dandenong are pleased to introduce Inspired! Prizes: $1000, $600, $400, $150

National works on paper

John Tallis Acquisitive Aware: $15,000

Residencies - inter-arts

closing date: 01 May 2008 Grants for artist-initiated residencies are offered by the inter-arts office.

Fellowships - visual arts

closing date: 15 April 2008 Fellowship grants provide extended support to craftspeople, designers, media artists and visual artists of outstanding ability to enable them to realise ambitious projects and develop their practice to new levels of achievement.

New work - visual arts -

closing date: 15 April 2008 New work grants support the creation of new work by emerging and established craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists and arts writers.

New work initiative - inter-arts

closing date: 15 March 2008 Residencies foster excellence in writing by providing individual writers with a supportive environment for professional development, research and creative risk-taking.


Mar 15, 2008 CALL FOR FIBER WITH OIL/ENERGY THEME Seeking Participants. The goal of the International Fiber Collaborative is to provide an opportunity for people who enjoy working with crafts, whether professional artists, hobbyists or students to come together from all over the world to express their concerns about their countries extreme dependency on oil for energy. Those who participate will crochet, knit, stitch, patch, or collage a 3' x 3' square fiber panel that will express each participants concern towards this topic. By taking the step to create a panel with any design, and sending it in, in the larger picture, is expressing your concern. Once all 800 panels are received, they will be sewn together to completely cover an abandoned gas station and gas pumps in central New York. Contact: Jennifer Marsh OR http://internationalfibercollaborative.com OR blueangle1412@yahoo.com


May 31, 2008 STRANGE FIGURATIONS A thematic exhibition open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations. Open to all figurative styles from the realist to the surreal and visionary. Open to all media. 72' maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 4 - 27, 2008. $1300 magazine publication award. On-line entry form at: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/figure.htm, or email: slowart@aol.com, or send SASE to: SlowArt Productions, 123 Warren St, Hudson NY 12534


April 30, 2008 21st ANNUAL NORTHERN NATIONAL ART COMPETITION Over $8,500 in prize money. Open to artists 18 and over living in the U.S. working in any 2-D media. Entry by slide or digital images on CD. $25 for 2 images. Deadline for entry: May 16, 2008. Judge: Terry Suhre, curator Gallery 210 U of Missouri St Louis. Exhibit runs July 22 - September 11, 2008. For a prospectus: http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/artgal/artcomp.htm OR kralph@nicoletcollege.edu OR 715-365-4556 Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander WI


April 1, 2008 CALL FOR PAINTING & DRAWING The Good Earth is a new, juried online painting competition open to all artists, 18 and older, sponsored by CreateBetterPaintings.com, an online artists' magazine. Four cash prizes and 10 honorable mentions, in a prize purse worth more than $5,000, will be awarded over three categories: Places and Scenes, Living Beings, and Objects from Nature. All painting and drawing media used in all styles are welcome. Winners announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2008.


April 1, 2008 BLUECAT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION Grand Prize: $10,000, Four Finalists: $1,500. Every writer who enters receives 600 word written script analysis. Founded by award winning writer-director Gordy Hoffman. Now in its 10th year, BlueCat discovers more successful writers and provides more support through our analysis to more writers than any screenplay contest in the world. Sony just picked up the distribution rights for our 2005 winner, Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story, starring Seann William Scott and Randy Quaid. Lance Hammer, 2004 finalist, recently picked up two awards at Sundance. Feature screenplays only. All genres. $60 entry fee. Contact: www.bluecatscreenplay.com

DIRECT ART MAGAZINE, VOLUME 15 Eighth Annual Competition

March 31, 2008 DIRECT ART MAGAZINE, VOLUME 15 Eighth Annual Competition for publication in Volume 15 of Direct Art Magazine, Fall/Winter 2008 issue. Direct Art is distributed in the US by COMAG Marketing Group, the distributors of Art News and Art in America, to bookstores throughout the US including Barnes and Nobles and Borders. The twenty six awards include the covers of magazine, feature articles and full page displays. The competition is open to all artists working in any media. For prospectus e-mail: slowart@aol.com, or print from Internet at: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/spring.htm

CALADAN GALLERY presents "PLANT LIFE", a juried exhibition

March 25, 2008 CALADAN GALLERY presents 'PLANT LIFE', a juried exhibition. It is in the shadows of itself; exists, breaths, and prospers under the snow in a clear day in winter; lives in the dark crevices of the ocean floor; abounds with and harbors life in the thick jungle; dots and transforms the desert landscape; enjoys a seasonal renaissance in temperate climates. Plant life gives life to us and we in turn, afford ourselves to it. We are in an inescapable romance, a giving and taking of life's energy with that which grows around us. It grows in the cracks of concrete in the urban complexity; it flourishes in the most inopportune of places. Artists working in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital media, textiles, mixed media, and installation are eligible. Caladan has a new format! To view it and to download prospectus go to: www.caladangallery.com and click on 'Enter Upcoming Exhibition', or write to: Box 391939, Cambridge MA 02139. Or call us at: 978-979-8922. Fee is $20/3 images.


March 23, 2008 OPEN CALL FOR POLITICAL ART Artists are encouraged to submit images of artwork dealing with any political issue or concept not limited to a particular time period or place. Open to all media. Artists must be 18 years or older to submit. The work must be original, completed recently, and not previously shown in the Eagle Gallery. Pieces must fit on a freight elevator, call for exact dimensions. No entry fee. Contact: Think Tank, Eagle Art Gallery, Murray State University, 604 Doyle Fine Arts, Murray KY 42071


February 29, 2008 CALL TO WOMEN VIDEO ARTISTS Plugged Art Collective is now accepting submissions for the 2008 Her Shorts Women's International Video Festival. This festival is dedicated to showcasing new video art created by emerging and established women artists from the USA and abroad. We are seeking visionary short video works that are original in their use of the medium. Plugged accepts video entries of all lengths up to 10 min., and all genres including, but not limited to: experimental, narrative, documentary, animation. All video works must have been completed no earlier than 2006. All video entries must be created by women videographers, directed/co-directed, or written by women. Festival activities will be held in April in downtown Tucson, Arizona, USA. No entry fee.

Artwork now being accepted for exhibition with 12 month's gallery representation with hundreds of thousands of website hits each month.

March 1, 2009 Artwork now being accepted for exhibition with 12 month's gallery representation with hundreds of thousands of website hits each month. Artists are free to sell and exhibit their work in other venues at the same time. International Online Juried Art Exhibitions: '10th Annual Judeo-Christian Art', DEADLINE: Mar 8, 2008; '10th Annual Contemporary Art', DEADLINE: Apr 8, 2008; '10th Annual Collage, Digital & Mixed Media', DEADLINE: May 8, 2008; '10th Annual Landscape', DEADLINE: Jun 8, 2008; '8th Annual Summer All Media', DEADLINE: Jul 8, 2008; '10th Annual Photographic Processes', DEADLINE: Aug 8, 2008; '10th Annual Abstraction', DEADLINE: Sep 8, 2008; '10th Annual Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print', DEADLINE: Oct 8, 2008; '6th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle', DEADLINE: Nov 8, 2008; '11th Annual All Media', DEADLINE: Dec 8, 2008; '11th Annual Realism', DEADLINE: Jan 8, 2009. For a prospectus please contact: Upstream People Gallery, 5607 Howard St, Omaha NE 68106-1257 USA; OR call: 402-991-4741


Exploration Grants provide time and resources for the exploration of ideas and for substantive planning to take place, including: research, conversations with constituencies, partnership development, and project design. » Applicants must have identified either a San Francisco neighborhood/community or a community partner, and must be in at least the early stages of conversation about a proposed project. »Duration of up to 9 months »Projects can be awarded between $5,000 to $10,000. REALIZATION GRANTS Realization Grants support well-conceived and planned projects which demonstrate a high degree of quality in meeting the criteria for evaluation. »Duration of up to 18 months »Projects can be awarded up to $35,000; requests should reflect projects of appropriate scale and scope. Grant Period Exploration Grants: January 1, 2008 – September 30, 2008 Realization Grants: January 1, 2008 – September 30, 2009 WHO MAY APPLY The applicant must be an artist, arts organization, or an immigrant service organization based in San Francisco. The proposed culminating public activities must take place in San Francisco. An appropriate partnering organization (community partner) is a non-arts community-based organization or group located in San Francisco; examples of partnering organizations include: neighborhood associations, tenants’ groups, social service organizations, social justice organizations, advocacy groups, health centers, Boys and Girls clubs. Potential partnerships: » Artist and non-arts community-based organization or group » Arts organization and non-arts community-based organization or group » Artist and Arts organization partnering with a non-arts community-based organization or group » An immigrant service organization with an established arts program » Artist and immigrant service organization

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