GIFT OF FREEDOM AWARDS
Fellowships of $50,000 designed to bridge the often fatal gap between a woman’s economic reality and her artistic creation. One fellowship awarded biennially.
MONEY FOR WOMEN/BARBARA DEMING MEMORIAL FUND, INC.
Grants of up to $1,500 to poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, visual artists, and for a mixed-genre category (illustration and text) to feminist women in the arts. Application fee is $20. Two application deadlines each year: December 31 (art and fiction) and June 30 (nonfiction and poetry). Fund does not maintain email, phone, or website. To request application materials, write to the postal address and be sure to include a SASE.
Susan Pliner, Executive Director
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 309
Wilton, NH 03086
POET’S AND WRITER’S
Supports matching fee payments up to $1,000 to writers for readings and workshops in California, New York State, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Detroit only.
HARRY RANSOM CENTER FELLOWSHIPS
University of Texas at Austin
About 50 fellowships are awarded annually by the Ransom Center to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities. Priority is given to proposals that concentrate on the Center’s collections and that require substantial on-site
use of them. The fellowships range from one month to two to four months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend.
INDEPENDENCE FUND – VERMONT
The Independence Fund is a low-interest revolving loan fund which assists Vermonters with disabilities in financing the purchase of assistive technology items. Assistive technology purchases help persons with disabilities maintain or increase their level of independent function. Any Vermonter with a disability can apply for a loan through the Independence Fund. You may apply individually, or jointly with your spouse, partner, or any other Vermont resident who is willing to co-sign with you. You can apply by mail, by phone, in person, or by downloading our financial application onto your printer.
PENNSYLVANIA PERSPECTIVE ON THE ARTS GRANTS
Perspectives on the Arts fosters nonfiction work which educates the broad general public about the contemporary arts. They also promote arts commentators’ endeavors to reach new or larger audiences. The Arts Commentary program provides awards of $5,000 without matching requirements.
Arts Commentary recognizes work in all media and is open to the full range of Pennsylvanians producing arts commentary. Journalists, broadcast and electronic media professionals, documentary filmmakers, arts, scholars, arts educators, and
non-profit professionals are encouraged to apply. Deadline January 2009.