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Feb 2008 - 2009 Residency in Applied Arts, Center on Age & Communtity

Applications Now Available: 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 at: http://files.e2ma.net/16789/assets/docs/artist_residency_form2009.pdf, or through the Center on Age and Community website: http://www.aging.uwm.edu

Jan 2008 – New NEA Guidelines

Application guidelines for the next round of Grants for Arts Projects are now available on the NEA's website. Organizations may apply under the following categories: Access to Artistic Excellence: To encourage and support artistic excellence, preserve our cultural heritage, and provide access to the arts for all Americans. An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. (Two deadlines: March 10 and August 11, 2008) Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants: To support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Grants are for $10,000. (Deadline: June 2, 2008) Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth: To advance arts education for children and youth in school-based or community-based settings. An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. (Deadline: June 9, 2008) To view the guidelines, go to www.arts.gov/grants/apply, select the field or discipline most relevant to your project, and Grants for Arts Projects will be the first funding opportunity listed.

Feb 2008 – Creative Capital Grants in Emerging Fields: Innovative Writing and Performing Arts

If you are working on an exciting emerging fields, literature, or performing arts project we encourage you to apply in our current grant round. For general information and guidelines, please visit: http://creative-capital.org/application. To apply for a Creative Capital grant, you must first submit an Inquiry Form regarding your project. Tell us about your project and how, in conjunction with a Creative Capital grant, it will be catalytic for your artistic and professional growth. In addition, you will need to describe the influences that inform your work and how your work takes an inventive and original approach to form and content. Be prepared to present a basic budget and to identify the audience(s) for your project and any possible presenting venues. The Guidelines and Inquiry Form are available on the Creative Capital website from February 4 to March 4, 2008. It is available at http://creative-capital.org/application.

The College Photographer of the Year Competition

The College Photographer of the Year Competition The College Photographer of the Year Competition was founded by Cliff and Vi Edom in 1945. The University of Missouri administers the contest with the help of Kappa Alpha Mu, an honorary photojournalism society whose members shoulder the bulk of work involved in cataloging the entries and staging the contest. Nikon Inc. is a proud sponsor of the College Photographer of the Year contest, providing both financial and promotional support for the program. Both Nikon and CPOY have been catalysts for helping emerging student photographers establish their own vision and achieve unparalleled success in the field of photography. Email: info@cpoy.org Website: http://cpoy.org

The WHNPA's Eyes of History Award

The WHNPA's Eyes of History Award This prestigious contest recognizes the country's leading still photojournalists who capture news events taking place at the White House, on Capitol Hill and around the country and the world for national and international media. It is organized by The White House News Photographers' Association. Photographers can compete in a number of categories, including Photographer of the Year, Portraits/Personalities, Sports Features, International News, Domestic News, Presidential and Portfolio. To be eligible, photographers need to be an active or life member of the WHNPA. To find out more about the contest or about becoming a WHNPA member, visit http://www.whnpa.org.

Nikon/Photo District News Self-Promotion Awards

Nikon/Photo District News Self-Promotion Awards The Nikon/Photo District News Self-Promotion Awards recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in professional photographer's marketing and self-promotion campaigns. The award often plays a significant role in bringing a photographer's talents to the attention of art directors, art buyers, creative directors, graphic designers and other potential clients. Contact: PDN/Nikon Self-Promotion Awards Photo District News 770 Broadway New York, NY 10003 Tel: 646-654-5792 Or visit: http://www.pdnevents.com/selfpromo/22/

Nikon Photo Contest International

Nikon Photo Contest International One of the world’s most renowned photo contests, entries to the 31st Nikon Photo Contest International will be accepted from September 1 to November 30, 2006. A contest with an impressive history, the Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike. Renowned among photo enthusiasts worldwide, the contest has so far attracted more than 1,220,000 images from a total of 290,000 photographers. In fact, so popular has the contest become among photographers that a total of over 31,000 images were received from more than 10,000 entrants in 117 different countries for the 30th contest alone. Contact NPCI Coordinator Nikon Inc. 1300 Walt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747 NPCI is offering a free screensaver of the winning images from the 2004-2005 competition. Click here to download: Screensaver Website: http://nikonimaging.com/global/activity/npci/

Nikon International Small World Photomicrography Competition

Nikon International Small World Photomicrography Competition This competition is dedicated to recognizing excellence in photography through the microscope. The competition is open to anyone. Images are judged on originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact. The first place winner receives a vacation trip or Nikon equipment valued at up to $4,000. Nineteen additional winners receive Nikon equipment and other prizes. Winning images are featured in a national traveling exhibit tour and a well-received calendar, as well as being featured in dozens of magazines around the world. Contact: Nikon Inc. 1300 Walt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747 Attn. Small World Or visit: MicroscopyU.com

The Fort Worth Public Art Registry

provides art and design professionals, such as studio artists, designers, architects, and landscape architects, an opportunity to express their interest in working on public art projects in Fort Worth by allowing them to submit contact information and images, which serves as a resource for artist selection. The Artist Registry consists of: artist resumes, letters of interests, community and public art experience information, images of past work, and image information sheets.

Artists! Host your own Art Show!

That's how this opportunity was bannered in an email to DARts. 'Weekly rental available of professional art gallery located in the Downtown Arts District Panoramic view of Dallas from the 46th floor. In building parking and security. Call Susan Scott 214 697-1245 or email susan.scott@upthestairsgallery.com. 1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 4620, Dallas 75201. I asked some questions. Susan replied: 'Yes, it is a real art gallery ... museum quality hanging system, track lighting, wine bar and a million dollar view from floor to ceiling windows. It costs $850/week. 'The name is Up the Stairs Gallery. The weekly rental is $850. I have had numerous events there with a flow of 100 to 150 people. Parking is unlimited and the charge varies depending on the location choice.....from meters to $3 per evening for in the building to $6 for all day/night across the street. 'I currently use it as my studio and gallery but not full time....I hate to see it not being used to it's full potential since I spent so much money on remodeling it. I also thought that this would be a great opportunity for artists to host their own art show in a real destination gallery (and keep their own profits) without having the huge expense of owning the space all year round.'

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Best of Artists

Our Best of America series is now 9 competitions each dedicated to a single medium. Glass, Pastel, Mixed Media, Jewelry, Sculpture, Oil, Pastel, Watercolor, Photography & Pottery/Woodworking. Up to 200 winners featured in beautiful soft cover books. Open to: All Artists and Artisans worldwide. $30/3 images, $5 for each addtional entry.

The Athlete Defined: The Fire In the Torch

Call to Artists. dated September 1st, 2007 (but not emailed till October 19) The Athlete Defined, Athletics and the Human Soul. Eugene Oregon is hosting the 2008 United States Track and Field Olympic Trials between June 27th and July 6th, 2008. The trials coincide with the well-attended Eugene Bach Festival and precede the large draw Oregon Country Fair and will bring over seventy-five thousand people to Eugene. We encourage artists to examine the nature of both athletics and athletes, and the Olympic movement with its history and competitions. Artists are encouraged to work freely around the three central themes above. The show promises great prestige, exposure, and sales opportunity for any artist. • Art Gallery in Eugene Oregon will select works from all artists nationally and internationally in painting, sculpture, drawing and mixed media. No photography please. Artists may submit work for consideration in any of the categories. It is likely, that only one work will be accepted from each artist. Consideration fees for three slides or digital images will be $30, additional images @$10/image. Prizes will be awarded by a jury in $1000, $500, and $250 amounts for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Current • artists work will be considered at no charge. Larger work and installations will be considered, of course, but shipping and space limitations will enter into the selection process. Work may be submitted in digital format via email or disc sent to the attention of show curator, Joseph Blum at http://www.OPUS6IX.com. Selected work will need to be on hand at the gallery no later than May 15, 2008 Prize winners will be announced at a reception June 25th, 2008. Submissions will be accepted via email or CD. Selected works will be offered for sale and also be judged for prizes awarded by a select panel of judges. Selected works will be exhibited during the grand opening June 25th. For prospectus, go to: http://www.•.com and click on 'Athlete Defined Prospectus” Or write to: • Art Gallery, 22 W. 7th Eugene, Oregon 97401 and include a sase.

City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Job Openings

Dear Artists... The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs is recruiting qualified candidates for the following full-time positions: Public Art Coordinator Public Art Manager For information about these positions and application instructions, please visit City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Job Opportunities.


Call for artists - A.I.R. International Artists Residencies/FilmFest -Summer 2008- Hungary The Hungarian Multicultural Center is currently accepting applications for the Csopak/Balatonfured - Hungarian International Artist/Writer Residencies and FilmFest Program 2008 Residencies: Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Program Dates: Tuesday, May 20 - Thursday, June 12, 2008 Thuesday, June 17 - Thursday, July 10, 2008 Tuesday, July 15 - Thursday, August 7, 2008 FilmFest: Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 Program Dates: August 5-6, 2008 The HMC invites interested visual artists, experimental short film makers and writers to submit application for its residency/FilmFest -2008. Exhibition/FilmFest are arranged at Congress Center, Balatonfured. The program is open to international artists working in all disciplines who are engaged in the research, development or creation of work. For application form or questions regarding the International Artist Residency please write to bszechy@yahoo.com

Third Annual National Juried

Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, FL. Seeks entries for 3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition April 16-May 10, 2008. Original 2D and 3D artwork in any traditional medium, including fiber, ceramics, metal, and glass from the past three years. Gicleés and videos not accepted. Entry fee $25 for up to 3 works. Slide or CD deadline is February 15th 2008. The juror is Elaine D. Gustafson, Director of Exhibitions & Collections and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Tampa Museum of Art. For prospectus and application: http://www.kbutlergallery.com/Templates/calendar.html or send SASE to Katharine Butler Gallery, 1943 Morrill St., Sarasota, FL, 34236

Artiade 2008 Olympics of Art LA & Bejing

art - das Kunstmagazin “…It is the artists’ works that tell us about life in the countries from which they come…” Gerhard Mack, (’art’ Magazine, Germany) Dear Artists, art supporters and art lovers, Registration for the fourth ARTIADE - Olympic Games of Art 2008, under the aegis of the Hellenic Republic, is from November 1st 2007 to March 31st 2008 opened once again. All artists working in the following fields are invited to register: - Painting - Sculpture - Installation / Construction work - Video Installation - Film - Short film - Photography All applying artists will be presented to the Jury in May 2008 in Athens Greece. All chosen artists will be exhibited in the IV. - Olympic of Art - from August 7th, 2008 until September 7th, 2008in Los Angeles (USA) and Beijing (China). Download: - Application documents - Conditions of Participation

Brown Foundation/Vermont Studio Center Awards

Got a long note 'Announcing the availability of the Brown Foundation/Vermont Studio Center Awards for Texas Artists and Writers. Three Residency Fellowship awards are available, for which all Texas artists and writers are eligible. In addition, VSC will provide half-Fellowships to ten runners-up. The deadline is February 15, 2008. This is a wonderful opportunity artists and writers, and I thank you, in advance, for helping to promote these Brown Foundation fellowships.' blah-blah-blah down to Please call Kate Westcott, VSC Receptionist, for more information (802) 635-2727, or visit our Web site (www.vermontstudiocenter.org) for detailed application procedures.

Rent 500X Gallery Upstairs for Exhibition

Upstairs Gallery shows are one month long and run concurrently with the Main Gallery. Applicants need to submit a portfolio on a CD-ROM (but slides and hard copy are also accepted). Portfolio Contents: 20 Images of Recent Work (.jpeg) Résumé Artist's Statement Proposal of the Show's Theme Fees: Rent: $500 Refundable Deposit: $150 Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed at monthly member meetings. If the submission is accepted, a contract will be discussed. We recommend that applicants bring submissions to the gallery in person during regular gallery hours or during an opening reception. Submissions by mail will also be accepted. Send submissions to 500X Gallery 500 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226

500X Annual Open Invitational Show

Any artist may enter, probably as many pieces as they like, at some fee not yet listed on their site (as of December 07). Work drop-off a-8 Saturday * Sunday May 3 & 4; Pickup 8-8 Sunday June 1. Reception 6-10 May 10. Great opportunity for beginning and professional artists to show anything they want. Usually a very interesting exhibition.

Art in the Park in Lampasas, Texas

new info sorta Art in the Park is an annual event sponsored by Lampasas Association for the Arts. It is an opportunity for sculptors of large outdoor works to exhibit in a park environment in a small, friendly town at a busy Central Texas crossroads between Austin and Dallas/ Ft. Worth. Three jurors, prominent in the arts, will choose five sculptors to exhibit work for one year in Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden within the city owned Campbell Park. Each sculptor will receive an award of $1,000 on completion of installation, April 26, 2008. The work must remain in the park for one year. It is unclear whether the thou includes materials and expenses, if not, beware. The parks proximity to historic downtown Lampasas makes it possible for many residents and school children, as well as visitors from out of town, to visit the sculpture garden and experience art. This year’s theme is Wildlife. This may include broad interpretations related to animal, vegetable or mineral. April 4, 2008

Elsewhere Artist Collaborative

2008 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 2008 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. Spring: April 1st to May 31st (final deadline January 25th 5pm) Summer: June 1st to August 31st (final deadline February 22nd 5pm) Fall: September 1st to October 31st (final deadline May 23rd 5pm)

The Cradle Project

seeks artists to make and donate a cradle from re-cycled materials for an exhibition slated for June 2008 in Albuquerque, NM. Our goal is to have 1,000 cradles. Each artist is asked to find a sponsor (or many) for their cradle in the total amount of $100, all of these proceeds going to fund orphan relief in Africa. We need to receive the cradles by April 18. We are seeking sponsors for artists who are unable to manage the money part, so do not let that be a deterrent to participate. There will be an on-line auction of the cradles to raise additional funds for this cause. (Funds for the exhibition are a separate matter, all of the funds are being managed by 501c.3 organizations.) Forms and additional information available at: thecradleproject.org If you have questions, you may contact contact the project through the web site. (for site editor, this is in case you need to contact me, I don't think this info needs to be putlic. We are currently running an ad in Art in America.Thanks.) Barbara Grothus, Albuquerque, NM 505-842-8305 bgrothus@aol.com

Call for artists - A.I.R. International Artists

Residencies/FilmFest -Summer 2008- BUDAPEST, Hungary The Hungarian Multicultural Center is currently accepting applications for the Budapest/Balatonfured - International Artist/Writer Residencies and FilmFest Program Dates: Tuesday, May 20 - Thursday, June 11; Monday, June 16 - Tuesday, July 08; Tuesday, July 15 - Wednesday, August 6; Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 The HMC invites interested visual artists, musicians, film makers and writers to submit application for its residency/FilmFest -2008. Exhibition/FilmFest are arranged. For application form or questions please write to bszechy@yahoo.com

The Biennial

'A community-wide event featuring one piece of artwork from many of the artists in the area, whether amateur or professional. This popular event is open to all, from grandmas to pre-schoolers.' At the Fort Worth Community Arts Center March 8. I looked and looked at their strangely organized website, paging painfully slowly through a one-month-at-a-time calendar of events at other inidentified places, but I found no info about this open show. Mayhaps you should contact Gallery Manager Elaine Taylor at gallerymanager@fwcac.org

23rd Conservatory Art Classic, Clifton, Texas.

Entry Deadline: June 14, 2008 Show dates September 20-28. 2008 $15.00 per entry. Open to artists 18 yrs. or older Realistic or Representational Art Only Online, CD, or slide entries accepted. $5,000 Jones Purchase Award $1,000 Cash Award for First Place in Five Categories: Oil/Acrylic; WaterMedia; Drawing; Sculpture; Other Media (includes Pastel & Colored Pencil) $500 Cash Award for Second Place in Five Categories: Oil/Acrylic; WaterMedia; Drawing; Sculpture; Other Media (includes Pastel & Colored Pencil) New Award for 2008: $1,000 for one Accepted First Time Entrant (2008 only). Total Cash Awards $13,500. Judge: Mark Smith of Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas.

The Photo Review Competition

The Photo Review Competition

Art Interview31 March 2008

31 March 2008 The Art Interview - 12th International Online Artist Competition is a quarterly, international, juried exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures in any medium. It is open to all living artists worldwide aged 16 and up. A European gallery exhibition and a total of € 17,000 in cash may be awarded each quarter to the first, second and third place winners. First place winners receive up to € 10,000 plus a featured interview in Art Interview Online Magazine. The competition is run completely over the Internet, which eliminates the need for you to send slides or arrange for physical transportation of your artworks. Gain international recognition for your artwork and be interviewed along with the world's top artists, curators and gallery owners in Art Interview Online Magazine.

Wanted: Artists and Green Visions

We know that Dallas is a far distance from Ithaca, NY, but Texas creativity is legendary, and we would welcome applications from your constituency: Wanted: Artists and Green Visions for Ithaca, NY’s 9th Art in the Heart of the City public sculpture exhibit: Celebrating Sustainable Community, an Exploration in Greening Public Art. For the first time focusing within a theme, ’08 will feature 3-6 works by three artists who use natural, recycled and/or sustainable materials to evoke the images, themes, issues and dreams of sustainable community. Stipend, insurance and installation assistance provided, plus widespread exposure as exemplars, on new online gallery, a Forum on Greening Public Art, and collaborative public programming. Deadline April 1, exhibit opening late June and ending in November. For information on Ithaca’s arts and sustainability scenes, see www.artspartners.org and www.sustainabletompkins.org. For guidelines and application form, see downtownithaca.com [link ambiguous at best, does not lead to application forms, try this, maybe. No? Okay, this one then.]. Questions, call (607) 277-8679 or email phil@downtownithaca.com.

Art for Darfur

As a result of the 5-year armed conflict in Darfur, over 2.5 million Sudanese citizens have been displaced from their homes; fleeing to neighboring Chad, other villages in Darfur or most commonly to refugee camps. These chaotic and over-crowded environments lead to rapidly-spreading diseases and shortages of food and water. We ask that you join us in the movement to save the lives of our fellow humans. International pressure and internal resolutions bring slow change to the political instability of Sudan, while the suffering of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are ignored or neglected. Refugees and IDPs desperately need clean water, food and adequate medical attention. Art for Darfur is a collective of students and non-profit organizations who strive to connect American citizens to the people of Darfur through the power of artist expression. The event will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. inside the Taubman Atrium at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Art for Darfur will be an evening of a silent auction, food, music and speakers. Art for Human Rights has chosen the International Rescue Committee (IRC) as the beneficiary of Art for Darfur. One-hundred percent of all money raised from the evening will go directly to the IRC’s work in Darfur and Eastern Chad providing clean-water wells and medical supplies. All donations to the IRC are tax-deductible. Art for Darfur cannot exist without the support of socially and globally conscious artists. We are accepting art of any size, medium and theme. Your donation will bring hope to the lives of many suffering Darfurians. We ask that you would donate your artistic expression by Monday, March 31 2008. Please contact me at tlightfo@smu.edu or 214-235-5351. You are encouraged to include advertising with your piece at the auction and in gratitude you will be recognized as a contributing artist at the event. We must remember that after the genocide of the Holocaust the world repeated, “Never again.” It is time we put meaning and action to these words!


Call Vicki Poppen 503-986-0085 or vicki.poppen@state.or.us Deadline: November annually The Oregon Arts Commission, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Poetry Foundation, announces “Poetry Out Loud”, a national initiative that will involve students in the study and public recitation of classic poetry. Recitation contests will take place at participating high schools across Oregon this fall and winter. Winners from each high school will participate in a statewide competition in Salem in Spring, 2008. Oregon’s winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Finals. The “Poetry Out Loud” National Champion will be awarded a college scholarship of at least $20,000.

Operating Support Grants

Call Shannon Planchon, 503-229-6062 for more information Postmark Deadline: May 1, 2008 (Revised applications available March 7, 2008) Operating Support grants support the operations of and public access to the programs of Oregon's medium and large not-for-profit arts organizations. The Oregon Arts Commission encourages applications that demonstrate the inclusion of creation, exhibition or performance of work created by Oregon artists of demonstrated artistic excellence. They are intended for arts groups whose prior year cash income totaled at least $75,000.

Arts Services Grants

Call 503-229-6062, for more information Postmark Deadline: May 1, 2008 (Revised applications available March 7, 2008) The Oregon Arts Commission’s Arts Services grants provide operating support primarily for local and regional art councils (or other arts organizations) that offer: Regular, ongoing arts services to a broadly representative population; Information, programs and services that encourage all people to participate in arts activities; Opportunities that enhance the capacity of artists to contribute to the economic, social and cultural well being of their communities. Arts Services Grants are not project grants; they are operating support for arts organizations that offer a menu of quality arts services on an ongoing basis to a broadly representative population.

Arts Learning Grants

Call Vicki Poppen at 503-986-0085 for more information Electronic Application Deadline: May 1, 2008 (Revised application available March 7, 2008) The intent of the Arts Education Grant Program is to support teaching and learning in and about the arts in K-12 schools and communities. The grants also support programs and activities that promote the arts as an integral part of K-12 education.

Individual Artists Fellowship Grants

Call Shannon Planchon at 503-229-6062 or shannon.planchon@state.or.us for more information Deadline: October 15, 2008 The Commission recognizes the achievements of Oregon artists and the contributions they make to the cultural health of the state through its annual Artist Fellowship grants- non-matching $3,000 stipends to a select group of the state's most innovative creators. The Commission will consider applications annually according to artistic discipline. In 2009, Oregon artists working in Literature (creative non-fiction, fiction, play writing and poetry) and Performing Arts (choreography, dance, music composition, music performance, theater and performance art) will be considered.

Arts Build Communities

Call Brian Wagner 503-986-0083 for more information Deadline: October Annually Arts Build Communities grants recognize and support both the arts in local communities and the involvement of the arts and artists in community development. The program recognizes the expanding role arts organizations are taking in the broader cultural, social, educational and economic areas of community life. Support will be provided to arts and other community-based organizations to form alliances and partnerships to strengthen communities through projects that connect the arts with local issues and opportunities.

Arts Recognition Grants

Arts Recognition grants are $1,000 awards made to exemplary arts organizations that have a record of excellence in programming, service and organizational capacity, but have not received other Arts Commission funding. Arts Recognition grants are a visible indication of Commission support and assist in raising an organization's profile and in leveraging other funds and resources. These awards are not for operating support.

Cultural Tourism Grants

Purpose of the Cultural Tourism Grants The Oregon Arts Commission established the Cultural Tourism Grants to support projects and partnerships that positively impact arts-based cultural tourism activities. This effort advances the Commission’s long-range plan calling for stronger links between the arts, culture, the tourism industry and local economic development. This grant program will support activities undertaken by arts or tourism groups – and especially projects in which both groups collaborate – designed to increase tourism motivated entirely or in part by the arts -related offerings of a community or region.

Oregon Media Arts Fellowship Grants

Oregon Media Arts Fellowship Grants

National Standards

The Oregon Arts Commission collects statistical information using the National Standard for Arts Information Exchange with every grant application. We use the information for the required reporting to the National Endowment for the Arts and for our important advocacy work. Download the form below for the codes needed to complete the application.

NEW! Career Opportunity Grants for Artists

Call Shannon Planchon 503-229-6062 or shannon.planchon@state.or.us FY2008 Quarterly Postmark Deadlines: November 14, 2007 for activity between: January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008 February 13, 2008 for activity between: April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009 May 14, 2008 for activity between: July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009 Career Opportunity Grants for Artists provide financial support to enable Oregon artists to take advantage of opportunities to enhance their careers through the development of arts, business or professional skills to expand marketing capacity and/or to further develop the nature or quality of their artwork.Grant amounts may range from $300 to $1,500. The Oregon Arts Commission has allocated $40,000 for the FY2008 grant cycle. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis, and the Commission may award up to the full amount available at any quarter, so please check here at this website or call our office to see if there are funds available. There is $22,000 available for the February 13, 2008 deadline. Availability of funds for the May round will be posted by March 15, 2008.

American Masterpieces

Call Shannon Planchon 503-229-6062 or shannon.planchon@state.or.us Postmark or e-mail Deadline: February 21, 2008 The Oregon Arts Commission seeks concept proposals from Oregon arts organizations for art projects that address the concept of American Masterpieces. Arts activity may be in any artistic discipline.

Career Opportunity Grant: Quarterly Deadlines: February 13, 2008; May 14, 2008 (If there is funding available)

American Masterpieces Request for Proposals: February 21, 2008 FY2009 Application Deadlines: Operating Support/Arts Services/Arts Learning May 1, 2008 Applications are being revised and will be available March 7, 2008

Starting Out training course for new entrants

Starting Out training course for new entrants - if you are thinking of starting your creative career in 2008 check out our training course Craft Markets - new dates for 08/09: May 31st September 20th December 13th Feb 14th Average sales - £400 per market. 08/09 Markets will open for applications after the Feb 9th Market. Send an email to adawson@herefordshire.gov.uk to register your interest.


Escalator is a new Arts Council England initiative which aims to find, support and invest in regionally based artists. Covering artists at different stages of their careers in all areas of the performing arts, it enables artists to realise their potential in producing high quality professional work. Escalator supports a broad range of artists at different stages in their careers, providing coaching, training and investment as well as joint promotion and networking opportunities. Through the development of partnerships and projects, Escalator aims to enhance the profile of artists at both a national and international level. Escalator is open to all artists based in the Eastern region. Whether at the start of their career or wishing to develop their work further, artists can enter the program at different stages. To get involved in Escalator, you must demonstrate a clear desire for appropriate professional development. Inclusion will be based on potential, quality of work and clarity of aims, rather than artistic or ethnic background, education or experience. Escalator artists do not have to be working professionally at the time of their inclusion in the program, nor necessarily be seeking to develop their careers along more traditional mainstream paths. For more information on Escalator at the Norwich Arts Centre and how to get involved please e-mail Stuart Hobday at stuarthobday@norwichartscentre.co.ukThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

Go Elephants! - Call to Artists

The Forum Trust and Wild in Art present Go Elephants! 23 June – 31 August 2008 Norwich’s streets are set to be transformed next summer when a mammoth public art event turns the city’s open spaces into an artistic urban safari. A herd of life-size baby elephants, colourfully painted, decorated and adorned by artists, celebrities and community groups will create a trail across the city for ten weeks before being sold at a gala charity auction in October 2008. Go Elephants! is looking for artists… The blank elephant was specifically created to be used as an artist’s canvas. While it is broadly anatomically correct, it has been created to be neither specifically male or female, nor African or Indian. We expect to see a wide variety of designs, some of which will reflect the elephant and its environment, but do remember the elephant is just a canvas for your own artistic imaginations, in whatever art form you choose. After a selection process, successful artists will be commissioned and invited to decorate their elephants before they stampede into the city in June 2008. An honorarium of £750 will be paid to each artist upon completion of their artwork. If you would like to design an elephant, guidance and submission forms are available by emailing: events@theforumnorwich.co.ukThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it or telephoning 01603 727907. Further information is available at www.goelephants.co.uk.

2008 open opportunities for artists at the Riverside Gallery, Richmond

Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists both locally and nationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions. In 2006-7, over 500 individual artists (excluding those participating in Arthouse) exhibited work in a range of open exhibitions across three galleries - Orleans and Stables Galleries, Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond. Since 2005, there have been 4 exhibitions dedicated to or incorporating comic art. Deadline end of January 2008. In 2008, we have further opportunities for you to submit artwork for the second of our comic open exhibitions. We are seeking original artwork (digitally created work is accepted) and printed comics by up-and-coming and established artists who are self-published or work for small-scale or independent publishers. Artists can submit up to 5 original works (and 5 comics) either via A4 sized photographic prints, colour printouts or high-resolution jpegs submitted on CD. Original artwork is not accepted. Comics can be submitted. Please clearly label each submission with: artist’s name, title of work, publication, date, media, approximate size and price before commission if the work is for sale (the gallery will add on an additional 40% commission to the artist’s price). In addition, please enclose contact details, an artists statement and if possible a CV. There is a £10.00 administration charge (which also contributes towards exhibition costs); £7.50 concessions (please include proof). Please make cheques payable to ‘L.B.R.U.T’. Your submission will not be accepted without payment. If you would like images or comics returned, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope. Successful artists will be contacted by email or in writing approximately two weeks after the deadline. Any queries, please email Mark De Novellis at m.denovellis@richmond.gov.uk Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ Telephone: 020 8831 6000 Email: galleryinfo@richmond.gov.uk

Call for Entries for the Sculpture Open - 'It ain't what you do'

Call for Entries for the Sculpture Open - 'It ain't what you do' 16th Aug - 6th Sept. Curated by Simon Thomas. Contact St Ives Society of Artists, Norway Square, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1NA 01736 795582, www.stisa.co.uk. email stivessociety@btconnect.com for entry forms and further information.

The fifth and final FRED

.And it's happening again. The fifth and final FRED will take place between the 26th September and 12th October 2008. Contemporary artists working in any medium are invited to submit proposals or details of installation or intervention projects to be located anywhere in Cumbria. To qualify for inclusion in the FRED event artists must demonstrate originality and innovation in the delivery of their project. There will be a small number of bursaries towards material costs and expenses, and help will be on hand to source funds to realise more ambitious projects. There will also be training and networking opportunities for short listed artists to help them deliver exciting projects in the future and capitalise on the exposure FRED offers them.

Another Roadside Attraction - Call For Submissions

Artists working with film and video are offered the opportunity to show your work to an audience of artists, critics, collectors a monthly video art evening in the Griffin Pub in Shoreditch. Deadline: ongoing

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