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Take it Away

Take it away is a new initiative created to help more people get involved in learning and playing music by providing interest free loans to individuals for the purchase of musical instruments.

Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary

Shape has launched the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, offering disabled or deaf visual artists a

PRS Foundation Grants Programme

The PRS Foundation for New Music (PRSF), provides a range of grants to stimulate and support the creation and performance of new music in the UK.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Grants Programme (UK)

Charities and not for profit organisations that are active in the fields of Health Care and Disability; Community Support and the Arts and Education are able to apply for one-off funding through the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation.

The Step Beyond Fund

The STEP Beyond Fund supports cross-border movement of artists and cultural workers to experience diversity and cross-cultural cooperation between all European countries.

Awards for Young Musicians

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Alpha Delta Kappan International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators

Telephone: 800) 247-2311 This category is designed for artists working in painting media such as acrylic, oil, watercolor, casein, egg tempera, encaustic, gouache, mix media, etc. One $5,000 grant, one $3,000 grant and one $1,000 grant may be awarded biennially. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree and complete the applications in full. Grants are intended for a graduate degree program or a study course not part of a graduate degree program or an extensive in-depth project which would enable the applicant to grow professionally. Alpha Delta Kappa members are eligible to apply. Applicants shall not have received an International scholarship or grant from Alpha Delta Kappa within the past two years. Previous first place winners are ineligible. Applications and letters of reference must be postmarked by April 1, 2006. All supportive materials must be submitted with the application.

Visual Arts Fellowships - Utah

Fellowships are available for individual artists practicing crafts, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, artist's bookmaking, and working in new genres, conceptual arts and video. Fellowship grants do not require matching funds.

Public Art Commissions - Utah

Utah's Public Art Program helps bring the arts to all of the citizens of the state through the commission and installation of site-specific art for State public buildings. Here are some opportunities.

Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grants - Utah

An apprenticeship is a learning situation in which a master artist teaches skills to a student. The teacher must be recognized within his or her community as one of the very best artists in the field. The apprentice is someone who has already begun learning the art form (or a related one) and wants to further develop his or her skills.

Ethnic Arts Grant - Utah

The Folk Arts Program offers Ethnic Arts Grants to qualified artists and arts organizations. Ethnic dancers, musicians, singers, crafts workers or ethnic community organizers who need assistance in planning and funding ethnic arts projects and activities can apply for matching funds through this grant category .

Design Arts Competition & Exhibition

The Utah Arts Council Design Arts Program proudly continues the annual salute and celebration of Utah

Artist Grants - Utah

Artist Grants are funded by interest drawn from the Individual Artist Endowment, made possible by a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant. Grants are for emerging and established artists in all disciplines. For more information, contact Guy Lebeda, Artist Services Team Leader, at (801) 236-7553, or glebeda@utah.gov.

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

The Foundation is a regional organization of state agencies which offer programs that encourages exchanges and the sharing of resources within the region. Provides support through grants, technical assistance, and information to artists and arts organizations.

Independent Feature Project (IFPNY)

Funding for distribution of recently completed work is administered by the Independent Feature Project (IFP) in New York City. Support is available for professional independent media artists residing in New York State only. Film, video, sound art, and new media works are eligible for grants up to $5,000 annually. Contact IFPNY for more information. w

Experimental Television Center (ETC)

The Center administers NYSCA regrant funds through the Finishing Fund, a source of completion funding for independent media arts productions. The maximum award is $1,500. ETC also offers a residency program for electronic media artists. 109 Lower Fairfax Road Newark Valley, NY 13811 (607) 687-4341

Performing Rights Society

British Music Abroad, supports emerging UK acts that have been offered key overseas showcase opportunities

Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship fund

Scholarship fund supporting dancers, choreographers, administrators, teachers, therapists, journalists, photographers, and others working in dance/movement who want to enrich their practice through travel.

Idlewild Trust

A grant making trust that supports registered charities who encourage excellence in the performing and fine arts and the preservation of public of buildings and items of historical interest or national importance.

Fenton Trust

The Fenton Arts Trust gives grants for individual works, activities, performances or prizes in the fields of drama, painting, sculpture, ballet, music and poetry, in particular final year or postgraduate students.

EMI Music Sound Foundation

Grants are given to support music at non-specialist schools and bursaries are given to music students for insturment purchase

Allen Lane Foundation

Funds arts activities for people who are on the margins of, and excluded from society

Amber Valley Borough Council small grants scheme

Amber Valley Borough Council small grants scheme for individuals and groups.

Derbyshire Dales District Council small grants scheme.

Derbyshire Dales District Council small grants scheme. Individuals and groups can apply for up to

Erewash Borough Council small grants scheme offers

Erewash Borough Council small grants scheme offers between

Peak District - New Environmental Economy

Supports artists whose work is inspired by or uses resources from the Peak District.

Vickers Art Award

The Vickers Art Award is a signficant new biennial award which brings a rising artist to Derbyshire for a year's residency.

Derbyshire 4 Funding

A free service to help you search for sources of funding for your organisation or project

Derbyshire Small Arts Grants

Derbyshire County Council awards Small Arts Grants to organisations three times a year of up to

Derbyshire Arts Partnership

Derbyshire Arts Partnership Designer Maker marketing grants. Small grants of up to

Youth Music

Supports new music making opportunities for young people through several funding programmes for children under 18 years. Organisations and schools can apply (not individuals). Grants are available between

Local Network Fund for Children & Young People

A government fund that gives grants of up to

Awards For All

Awards for all is a lottery grants programme aimed at local communities. They will fund projects that enable people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities. Grants are available between

Norfolk County Council

Norfolk Arts Service offers grants to assist arts organisations with core running costs. Grants up to

North Norfolk District Council

Supports the provision and development of the arts in North Norfolk through its Active Communities Fund. Grants for a maximum of


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The Starving Artists Fund

APPLY FOR THE 2008 AWARD The Starving Artists Fund is offering you the funding you need to make your art dream come true! The S.A.F. Award is the only award of it's kind in N.Z. It is the conceptual project of one artist, governed by a group of artists and judged only by artists. The concept is one of support, of artists helping other artists and creating a nurturing community. (See About) If you are in need of help to make an artistic idea become a reality, the Starving Artists Fund wants to hear about it. S.A.F. can offer the successful applicant financial support of up to $2000.00 for the artistic endeavor outlined in their application!! We also have a runner up prize, thanks to Studio Art supplies who have kindly donated a $300 materials voucher. Applications are due in no later than the 22nd of August 2008. The winner of the award will be announced before the end of the following month. Complete applications must be delivered to: Starving Artists Fund PO Box 44-236 Point Chevalier Auckland 1246 The winner will be expected to realize the project they stipulated within a year. The Award application form can be downloaded below. Applications must include: Documentation of previous work (any format is acceptable although CD's must be QuickTime, Jpegs or PDF's so that they are able to be viewed) The official application form downloadable from this website. Your project proposal outlined within one A4 sheet of paper. If you wish for your application to be returned to you after the adjudication process you must include a self addressed postage paid envelope. The applications will go through a two part judging system. Firstly the S.A.F. board of directors will select a percentage (based on the number of applicants) of proposals. Then two members of the board will be chosen alongside two guest judges (who must be practicing artists) and they will judge the remaining applications and vote to decide the winners of the award and runner up prize.

Communities First Music Trust Fund

The Communities First (Music) Trust Fund 2006/2007 is a pilot programme funded by the Welsh Assembly Government to assist small-scale, community based music activities in Communities First areas in Wales. The fund is an addition to the Communities First Trust Fund.

WAI International Opportunities Fund

The fund is set-up to encourage professional arts practitioners to explore potential partnerships with other practitioners, producers, presenters or promoters in countries outside the UK.

Artists' New Collaborations

Artists' New Collaborations are designed to offer two or more professional artists (or other professional collaborators) time together to explore notions and issues related to collaborative practise and the chance to research the development of a project.

Go and See Bursaries

Go and See Bursaries are available to support exchange between artists' groups and networks who wish to explore new projects and provide a focus for critical exchange.

Cywaith Cymru | Artworks Wales

Artists at Work is a grant scheme that has been developed with A&B Arts and Business Wales. It offers the opportunity for businesses and artists to benefit from sharing their workplaces. Many artists who took part in the year 2000 Year of the Artist Residencies chose to develop projects in selected industries and often this lead to a significant development in their working practice or skills-base. Artists at Work aims to build on this experience as well as helping artists to develop their projects and relieve the administrative burden associated with such projects. Artists at Work aims to fulfil the needs of artists for developing their artistic practice through working in industry, and to encourage businesses to discover the benefits of working with an artist.

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Belluard Bollwerk International

PO Box CH - 1701, Fribourg, Switzerland Tel: +41 26 321 2420 Fax: +41 26 321 2421 Email: belluard@bluewin.ch The Belluard Bollwerk International started in 1983, and produces and presents projects in all fields of contemporary visual art in Fribourg, Switzerland. An annual contest commissions work to be produced, with artists invited to present it in Switzerland. Each winning project chosen by the jury shall be helped out by the BBI up to the sum of 6,000 Euros, at the very most. Participants are free to acquire additional funding from public authorities or firms so as to complete their budgets. See the website (which is in German, French and English) for up to date application information.

Live Art Development Agency

First Floor, Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, London E2 7ES Tel: 020 7033 0275 Fax: 020 7033 0276 Email: info@thisisliveart.co.uk Live Art Development agency offer 'One To One' Individual Artists' Bursaries in Live Art. The Bursaries aim to provide artistic and professional development opportunities for individual practitioners based in London who work in Live Art, new performance and time based media. Awards range from

Artsadmin Bursaries

Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS Tel: 020 7247 5102 Fax: 020 7247 5103 Textphone: 020 7247 5182 Email: admin@artsadmin.co.uk Artsadmin Bursaries are for live art/time based media artists, and/or any one of the following in combination with the above: new performance, installation, text, sound, digital technology and projected image. The Artsamin Bursaries offer artists time to experiment with new ways of working, to practically research or take an idea further, or to further their creative process without the pressure of having to realize a final outcome or 'product'. Bursaries of

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