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Creating Public Value through the Arts

Creating Public Value supports small California arts organizations in rural or underserved areas in implementing projects designed to make a positive contribution to communities utilizing tools identified as The Three R's: Relationships (building partnerships), Relevance (to audiences and community), and Return on Investment (making the case to the authorizing environment).

California Poetry Out Loud

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the State Arts Agencies of the United States, including the California Arts Council, to create Poetry Out Loud. This program encourages high school students statewide to memorize and perform poems of celebrated authors by inviting the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into classrooms. Poetry Out Loud helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.

Artists in Schools
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The California Arts Council is pleased to announce the availability of the Artists in Schools Program for 2007-08. The program supports artists in residency activities taking place in schools, both in the classroom and in after-school settings. All residencies must be partnerships between schools and non-profit arts organizations.

American Masterpieces - California (2006-08)

American Masterpieces - Three Centuries of Artistic Genius is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy. The California projects focus on themes that are deeply rooted in the Golden State. American Masterpieces 2007-08 tours celebrate our uniqueness 'The Hollywood Journey: Tap Dance, Music and Film' and 'Musica Festiva de las Misiones' (Festive Music of the Missions), music from the California's Hispano-Mexican Era. The tour and its funding have already been put in place.

Fellowship - residence 2009

La Macina di San Cresci, residence for artists member of RES ARTIS announces that the Municipality of Greve in Chianti (Florence, Italy) grants a fellowship for one month in the year 2009. This programme is open to artists between 18 and 35 years old, proposing innovative projects reflecting an opening to the human, social and economic contexts surrounding them. Disciplines • Architecture (architecture design, urban studies, landscape design), • Photography • Painting • Sculpture • Ceramics • Installation The fellowship recipient is granted Euro 1000 to cover expenses (art material, meals, local transport, etc.), in addition living space and studios free of charge. The selected artist is provided with a shared room and workspace in a shared studio for a 30 day period (see www.chianticom.com for location and space) Calendar: The recipient may choose a 30 day time from January 15 to April 30. Residency requirements: During the stay at La Macina di San Cresci, the selected artist is asked to give at least one informal lecture concerning his/her work, open to the public in general. The artist-in-residence is asked to leave one piece of work made during his/her stay as a donation to Municipality of Greve in Chianti . Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2008. Application form and brochure with general information can be downloaded as PDF document at : http://www.chianticom.com/inglese/residence.htm In the application form, please specify: FELLOWSHIP 2009 APPLICATION ADDRESS : La Macina di San Cresci Pieve di San Cresci 1 50022 Greve in Chianti (FI) ITALY www.chianticom.com info@chianticom.com

CALL FOR ARTISTS : La Macina di San Cresci

La Macina di San Cresci announces 2008 residency in, Greve in Chianti (Florence) Italy. La 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 residency 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 Contact : Demetria Verduci Project Coordinator La Macina di san Cresci Via San Cresci 1 50022 Greve in Chianti (FI) Italy www.chianticom.com

Call to Artists: Night Visions III

Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores or celebrates the night, the naturally dark sky, or the stars. The work in this exhibit should reflect the deep, positive connection that human beings can have with the nighttime. This year, Night Visions III will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the International Dark Skies movement, which began in Flagstaff in 1958. Night Visions is a partnership between the Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition, Northern Arizona University's Program in Community, Culture, & Environment, and Flagstaff Cultural Partners. Prizes will be awarded for best of show ($1000), First Place ($750), Second Place ($500), and Third Place ($250). Please visit www.culturalpartners.org to download an entry form.

CALL TO ARTISTS - Midstream: New Ceramics from the Heartland

CALL TO ARTISTS Exhibition: Midstream: New Ceramics from the Heartland Exhibition Dates: August 23, 2008 – February 28, 2009 Contact: Peter Held, Curator of Ceramics peter.held@asu.edu The Arizona State University Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center, in an effort to define the front edge of experimental ceramic work, is looking for limited submissions for the exhibition Midstream: New Ceramics from the Heartland. Artists in the Midwestern region of the U.S. can submit up to 5 low resolution digital images and a brief resume and statement. Artists residing in the following states are eligible: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Midstream will uncover the work of 5-7 artists or artist collectives that are defining a new generation of clay workers reflecting the dominance in the contemporary art world of artists from diverse backgrounds working with new issues of identity. We are soliciting work that is bold in its commentary on global concerns and move to a broader examination of our humanity through humor, fantasy or direct honesty. We are seeking artists that create with clay/mixed-media in a wide range of approaches: installation, performative, participatory or industrial. Stipends for shipping costs are available. Please submit via email only by May 23rd to: peter.held@asu.edu The Ceramics Research Center was awarded the 2007 CLAY Award from the Friends of Contemporary Ceramics for lifetime advancement to the field. For more information, please go to our website at: http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ceramicsresearchcenter/index.htm

Collaborative Project Support

Designed to encourage the production and/or presentation of a specific arts event, program series or multi-disciplinary arts project for Arkansans.

Major Arts Partners (MAP)

This grant program is designed for eligible not-for-profit art organizations with three-year budget averages equal to or greater then $1 million. The MAP program is divided into three categories: MAP General Operating Support, MAP Arts in Education and MAP Major Arts Initiative Laboratory (MAIL).

Individual Artists Fellowships

Recognize individual artistic accomplishments and enable artists to set aside time for creating their art and improving skill levels.

General Operating Support

Designed for established, professionally managed not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is the production or presentation of the arts. Funds must be spent for non-program activities including salaries of staff, rent, utilities, maintenance of facilities, staff travel and other expenses associated with the operations of the organization.

Expansion Arts Program

The Expansion Arts program is designed to assist qualified emerging arts organizations in developing increased organizational capacity by helping them acquire or maintain professional administrative personnel.

Arts On Tour

One of the council's most popular programs. It provides an opportunity for all Arkansans to experience the arts through performances and exhibitions by professional Arkansas artists listed in the Arts On Tour roster.

AIE Mini Grant Program

Pre K-12 schools for programs during school hours, and/or organizations that provide after school or summer programs, have an opportunity to apply for Arkansas Arts Council funding to: bring quality, professional artists into the classroom or other location to present one- to five-day hands on, curriculum based arts activities present a teachers' professional development workshop in curriculum based arts activities either in conjunction with, or instead of a residency Artists must be selected from the Arkansas AIE Artist Roster included as a section in the guidelines. Applicants may receive a maximum of $1,500 using established AIE program rates for the artist's fees, travel, lodging and supplies. A 1:1 in-kind or cash match is required.

AIE Arts Curriculum Project Grant Program

Grant funds may be used for projects that foster the inclusion of the arts in basic school curriculum. Activities must serve pre K-12 students, adult and/or special constituents directly or indirectly. AIE artists or consultants may be sought for outside expertise. An AIE Arts Curriculum Project grant is not to be used as an AIE residency program or Arts on Tour program.


Grant funds may be used to place professional artists in residencies outside of the school environment, school day or school year. The settings include after-school and summer programs, and can be located in community/neighborhood centers, low-income housing projects, juvenile facilities, social service centers, parks/recreation programs, boys and girls clubs and other community-based or governmental organizations and institutions that provide facilities and guidance during non-school hours.

AIE In-School Residency Grant Program

Grant funds may be used to place professional artists in residencies during the school day or school year at specific school sites or in conjunction with other non-profit community or governmental organizations and institutions. The AIE residency program provides a way for artists to share their art form and relate it to other pre K-12 curriculum areas.

Arts In Education

Initiates new arts programs in schools and local arts agencies and enhances existing ones by providing direct interaction with working artists in residencies. Emphasis is on exposure to the creative process through direct contact with professional artists. Three grants are available for this category: After School / Summer Residency Program, Arts Curriculum Project Grants, and In-school Residency Program. Follow this link for more information on Arts In Education projects currently in place.

Visual Resource Association

The Visual Resource Association site includes information about the Association, infomation about copyright issues, and information about affiliate organizations.

Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, The

Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, The - provides scholarships, endowments, and internships for the visual arts in the name of Maynard Dixon, the American modernist painter. Also offers the Dixon studio as a retreat for aspiring artists.

The Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education

The Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education acts as a common voice for fine artseducation in Texas, representing the over three million students enrolled in the fine arts in Texas, their parents,educators, community leaders, and arts advocates involved in and supportive of fine arts education, both publicly and privately.

The 500, Inc

The 500, Inc - non-profit all volunteer fund raising organization dedicated to serving the cultural arts community.

Society of Publication Designers

Society of Publication Designers - For over a quarter of a century, the Society of Publication Designers has been a driving force for quality and innovation in publication design. It is the one venue to which the best of the best continually strive.

The Society of Illustrators

The Society of Illustrators was formed to promote and stimulate interest in the art of illustration, past, present and future, and to give impetus generally toward high ideals in the art by means of exhibitions, lectures, educational programs, social intercourse, and in such other ways as may seem advisable.

Society of Architectural Historians

Society of Architectural Historians and its members invite the support and active participation of all who share our interest in architecture--past, present,and future. Founded in 1940, the Society encourages scholarly research in the field and promotes the preservation of significant architectural monuments that are an integral part of our worldwide historical and cultural heritage.

The Society of American Silversmiths

The Society of American Silversmiths is the world's #1 resource for anything related to the silversmiths' art and craft. SAS was founded in April 1989 as nation's only professional organization solely devoted to the preservation and promotion of contemporary silversmithing, specifically in the areas of holloware, flatware, and sculpture.

Sanskriti Foundation

Sanskriti Foundation - provides preservation and promotion of artistic and cultural resources.

Royal Dublin Society

Royal Dublin Society - promotes the development of arts, science, agriculture and industry in Ireland.

Princess Grace Foundation

Princess Grace Foundation - identifies and assists young artists in the fields of dance, theater and film in the United States.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. - providing financial assistance to individual working artists of established ability.

Pierre-Gianadda Foundation

Pierre-Gianadda Foundation - art exhibition, sculpture park, Gallo-Roman museum, automobile museum, cultural center in Martigny.

Pauline Oliveros Foundation

Pauline Oliveros Foundation - furthers research in arts technology and sponsors the exploration and uses of art for the education and development of human consciousness, making the results available to the public.

Open Studio: The Arts Online

Open Studio: The Arts Online - Cash awards to nonprofits to provide internet access and training in support of increasing the arts online. Run by Benton Foundation and NEA.

Nour Foundation: The Khalili Collection of Islamic Art

Nour Foundation: The Khalili Collection of Islamic Art - more than 20,000 objects documenting Islamic art. Site offers information on the collection, exhibits and the foundation.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) - enables contemporary artists to create and share their works and provides the broader public with opportunities to experience and understand the arts.

New England Foundation for the Arts

New England Foundation for the Arts

National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts

National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts - with the mission to 'identify young, emerging artists and encourage them with moral and financial support to pursue their dreams.'

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is a professional organization of individuals whose interests, talents, or careers are primarily focused on the ceramic arts. It became an independent organization in 1967 after several years of affiliation with the Ceramics Education Council of the American Ceramic Society.

The National Cartoonists Society

The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists. As defined in the NCS by-laws, a professional is one who earns 50% or more of one's living by drawing cartoons. The by-laws define a cartoonist as 'a graphic story teller, whose drawings interpret rather than copy nature in order to heighten the effect of his or her message.'

The National Caricaturist Network (NCN)

The National Caricaturist Network (NCN) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the art of caricature. It is made up of professional caricaturists from all over the world, students of caricature and people who have an interest in the artform.

National Arts and Cultures Foundation

National Arts and Cultures Foundation - a foundation established for the purpose of promoting and asisting cultural and arts activities.

Nadasdy Foundation, The

Nadasdy Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation - providing leadership and support through grants, technical assistance and information to artists and arts organizations.

Margarita Miranda de Mascarenas Foundation

Margarita Miranda de Mascarenas Foundation - established in 1988, the Foundation helps young people realize intellectual and cultural pursuits by providing scholarships and sponsoring cultural events.

Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund

Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund - private grantmaking foundation making grants to enhance the cultural life of communities through arts and culture, adult literacy and urban parks programs.

Leeway Foundation

Leeway Foundation - promotes the welfare of women and to benefit the arts. Annual grants made in selected visual or literary disciplines to women recepients.

Kibo Foundation - The Khalili Collection of Japanese Art

Kibo Foundation - The Khalili Collection of Japanese Art - collection of Meiji decorative art including metalwork, enamels, lacquerwork, and ceramics.

Khalili Family Trust - The Khalili Collections

Khalili Family Trust - The Khalili Collections - about their collections of Islamic, Japanese, Spanish, and Swedish art.

The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation

The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation hosts 12 exhibitions a year. Each year more than 85,000 visitors come to the foundation. Over 2,000 students and teachers come on field trips and more than 50,000 students and teachers access our Traveling Suitcase program which offers hands-on learning using real art objects in the K-12 classroom.

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