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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


For applicants based in San Francisco whose activities are taking place June 15, 2008 - June 30, 2009 in the City & County of San Francisco San Francisco Arts Commission’s Cultural Equity Grants is pleased to announce a new one-time grants opportunity to support projects guided by strong and capable Native American artistic leadership, and for which there is resonance within communities. Grants can support the wide spectrum of rich cultural traditions and contemporary artistic expressions that exist within today's Native communities. IIndividual Artist Grants: $5,000 – $7,500. Presenting the Art Grants: $5,000 – $7,500. Building Sustainable Arts Grants: $7,500 – $15,000. Mini-Grants: up to $1,000. Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 5pm Deadline for Narrative Drafts, Budgets & Budget Notes (optional): Monday, March 17, 5pm Please click the links below to view the Guidelines (PDF) and Application (Word). Be sure to download both the Guidelines and Application forms: 07-08 Native American Arts & Cultural Traditions Guidelines(PDF, 180 K) 07-08 Native American Arts & Cultural Traditions Application Forms (Microsoft Word, 177 K) Application Workshops: 25 Van Ness, Suite 70 Wednesday , March 5, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday , March 10, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday , March 18, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

James D. Phelan Art Award in Printmaking

For printmakers. Applications available in January, 2009.

James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography

For photographers. Applications available in January, 2009.

Murphy & Cadogan Fine Arts Fellowships

For Fine Arts MFA students at Bay Area Universities. Applications available after January 15, 2008 at MFA program offices.

James D. Phelan Art Award in Film & Video

For filmmakers. Eligibility by nomination only. No application available.

The Shenson Performing Arts Fellowships.

For one California-born writer under age 35. Check the website of Intersection for the Arts after January 15, 2008.

Fund for Artists Matching Commission Grants

For San Francisco and San Mateo county arts organizations wishing to commission new work by Bay Area artists.

Fund For Artists Awards for Choreographers

Given through World Arts West for choreographers auditioning for the SF Ethnic Dance Festival.

Fund for Artists Arts Teachers Fellowships

For middle and senior high school art teachers in San Francisco county. Go to

Southern California artist opportunity

The City of Santa Monica Arts Commission seeks two Southern California artists for two parking structure wall public art projects. Budget: $100,000 (design & fabrication) for each wall Malina Moore Public Art Coordinator Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2008, (5:00pm)

$100,000 PUBLIC SCULPTURE COMPETITION - January 15, 2008

This is a commission to create a site-specific sculpture in Pomona, New York - 25 miles north of New York City. Up to five finalists will be selected from those applying to submit a full proposal. Finalists will receive an honorarium. For full application Contact Julianne Ramos Rockland County Arts in Public Places Program Rockland Center for the Arts 27 S Greenbush Rd West Nyack NY 10994 845-358-0877x13 845-358-0971(FAX)

36th Annual St. Clair Art Fair

Original Work Only - No Kit Work - All Media. See Application for perks, times, important info.

International Video Art Competition - AQUART 2008: "Our Life in the Oceans:2108"

AQUARK invites all artists to imagine, visualize and present their vision of our life in the oceans in the year 2108. An international committee of Art History professors, Video Art experts and Film directors will screen the submissions and will select the twenty best works to be presented in Gran Canaria in May 2008. These works will be presented in open air giant screens on the roads /squares of Palma capital of Gran Canaria and the three best will be awarded in the Gala dinner of the General Assembly of the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP) in Lopesan-Costa Meloneras hotel in Maspalomas Gran Canaria.

Griffin Museum of Photography

Entrants must be or become members of the Griffin Museum of Photography at the time of submission.

ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture

Each year, the International Sculpture Center presents an award competition to its member colleges and universities. The competition is designed to support, encourage, and recognize the work of young sculptors and their schools faculty and art program. Professors are invited to nominate up to 3 of their outstanding undergraduate or graduate students to submit digital images of their work. A panel of artists, arts professionals, and educators will select the winners. In order to participate in the competition, Universities must be current ISC members. University Membership costs $200 for national universities or $220 for international universities, and includes a number of benefits, including subscriptions to Sculpture magazine, the ability to send 3 representatives to ISC conferences, inclusion in the ISCs online directory of sculpture programs, and more.

Resurrection: A New Look at Old Photographic Processes

This exhibition seeks to explore a renewed interest in alternative photographic processes. We are looking for artists who are using photographic methods and techniques of the nineteenth century such as photograms, tintypes, daguerreotypes, gum bichromates, collodian prints, toned silver prints, and more.

5th Annual VMRC Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition

Venue: Park Gables Gallery Awards: $5,000 + Jurors: William Bennett, MFA; Jerry Coulter, MFA; James Crable, HDA, MFA Eligibility: Must live in United States

Fiction, Lies, and Evasion

We are seeking works exploring art's ability to tell stories; particularly stories of a personal, religious, or ideological nature.

The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition

Enter the 25th Annual Art Competition for a chance to win more than $25,000 in cash prizes

Jackpot Grants

February 15, 2008 (for projects April 1-June 30, 2008) May 15, 2008 (for projects July 1-Sept 30, 2008) Eligible Applicants: an individual artist applying in this category must be a practicing artist, be a Nevada resident for at least twelve month prior to the date of application, be at least 21 years old and not be a degree-seeking student. Jackpot Grants are awarded on a quarterly schedule to eligible individual artists to support new or exemplary arts projects. Jackpots Grants for up to $1,000 are awarded to Nevada artists to support activities that help further their careers.

Governor's Arts Awards (GAA) Visual Arts Commission

Postmark Deadline Fall 2008 GAA Visual Arts Commission application is being revised - it will be able in August 2008 Eligible Applicants: an individual artist applying in this category must be a practicing artist, be a Nevada resident for at least twelve month prior to the date of application, be at least 21 years old and not be a degree-seeking student. GAA Visual Arts Commission each year, NAC offers a $3,500 commission for the creation of seven works of art that is presented to the recipients during the GAA ceremony.


Postmark Deadline March 3, 2008 Eligible applicants: the master artist and apprentice must apply together. Both should be from the same cultural group and working within the traditions of that group. The master artist must be a Nevada resident and 21 years of age. At least one apprentice (if there is more than one) must be a Nevada resident; if there is a single apprentice, he, or she must be a Nevada resident. Folklife Apprenticeship Program funds master traditional artists to pass on their skills and knowledge to talented apprentices from the same cultural group. Twelve apprenticeship grants for up to $2,500 are awarded per year. Projects generally start in July and end the following June.

Better Education Through the Arts (BETA) GrantS

February 15, 2008 (for projects April 1-June 30, 2008) May 15, 2008 (for projects July 1-Sept 30, 2008) Eligible applicants: anyone whose work involves the implementation of arts education, for example, teaching artist, librarian, health care worker, parks personnel, social service worker, arts/education administrator, and so on. Better Education Through the Arts (BETA) a quarterly grant that provides funding up to $750 in two categories: Professional Development for Individuals and Arts Education Small Projects Grants for Organizations and Individuals.

The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program

Goals of the Artist in Residence Program · Facilitate opportunities for professional artists to work in school and community settings · Facilitate opportunities for students of all ages and abilities to develop skills, knowledge, and appreciation in and of the arts · Facilitate opportunities for teachers of the arts to expand their skills and knowledge · Facilitate opportunities for teachers of non-arts subjects to learn how to strengthen teaching and learning across the curriculum through arts integration techniques Payment of Residency Artists The fixed wage and per diem requirements for AIR Roster artists have been eliminated. Applicants will be required to provide a 'minimum' wage for artists (currently $40/hour). Beyond the minimum wage, however, artists will be allowed to negotiate their own financial arrangements, including wages, travel, per diem, and housing. Residency Requirements To create residencies that best fulfill the needs of their constituents, NAC-imposed programmatic requirements, e.g. length of residency, hours per week, studio space, mid-point assessment, teacher in-service, community outreach, etc. is not required. It is up to the sponsor, the artist and the planning committee to determine what kind of residency would result in the desired outcomes. Residency design should be a collaborative process between artists and sponsors. The AIE Program allows for residencies to be designed for effectiveness and are not conformed to a specific time period. Residencies should provide opportunities for participants to witness and/or participate in the artistic process and offer interactive workshops, lectures, discussions, classroom lessons, teacher training, rehearsals, performances, etc. Typically the sponsor applying for an AIR grant through the Arts in Education Program contacts artists to discuss the residency fees, plan, goals and outcomes. AIR Roster artists should work directly with students, teachers and other populations, which may include cultural institutions, youth organizations, prisons, libraries, senior centers, businesses, etc. AIR sponsors are not required to use artists on our AIR Roster, but are required to substantiate qualifications of non-roster artists on their AIR Grant application. School Residencies In a pre K-12 school setting, residencies will only be funded if they supplement an existing program or provide a service that certified teachers typically cannot offer. It is the applicant organization’s responsibility to make an extremely compelling case otherwise. In any event, artists working under an AIR grant in a pre K-12 setting may never work with students without the supervision of a teacher unless they receive the expressed written consent from the school’s principal. We do encourage AIR Roster artists to market themselves to existing and potential sponsors throughout Nevada. AIE staff is available to assist AIR Roster artists in this effort.

Touring Monthly Strategic Grant

Touring Monthly Strategic Grant supports 60% of the artistic fees (maximim $5,000) for organizations to present eligible performing artists. The intent of the program is to support artists touring to locations outside their home base. Performing artists must be selected from Missouri Touring Performers or programs of Missouri artists on the rosters of Kansas City and St. Louis Young Audiences.

Capacity Building Monthly Strategic Grant

Capacity Building Monthly Strategic Grant (formerly Technical Assistance) helps nonprofit organizations develop defined administrative, artistic, and technical skills. Organizations may apply to attend conferences or seminars; to produce a conference or workshops; for consultant or contractor; or other capacity building projects, for example, services, equipment, computers, and publications. Maximum request depends upon the type of project. Multiple applications may be submitted. Total maximum grant awarded is $10,000 per eligible organization per fiscal year.

Mini Grants

Mini Grants provides project support for small arts groups and rural-based organizations through a less complicated application process. The maximum request is $2,000.

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