Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Residencies for September & October 2009

Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship


Website:
www.amylowell.org
Deadline: October 15
$50,000 to the winning poet to spend a continuous year outside the continent of North America in “whatever place the recipient deems best suited to advance the art of poetry.” Application, resume, & poetry samples must be received by October 15. For full information & an application, visit the website. Correspondence should be directed to: Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, c/o F. Davis Dassori, Choate, Hall, & Stewart, Two International Place, Boston, MA 02110.

Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Project Grants


Website:
www.azarts.gov info@azarts.gov
Deadline: September 3
Entry Fee: no entry fee
Grants of $5,000 are given annually to poets, fiction writers, & creative nonfiction writers to support the completion of specific projects. Residents of Arizona who are not enrolled for more than three credit hours at a college or university are eligible. Submit up to five pages of poetry or prose, a résumé, & a project description by September 3. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required application & complete guidelines. Arizona Commission on the Arts, Artist Project Grants, 417 Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1326. (602) 771-6501. Casey Blake, Individual Artist Services Director. www.azarts.gov info@azarts.gov

Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fiction Fellowships


Web site: www.isherwoodfoundation.org
E-mail address: james@isherwoodfoundation.org
Deadline: October 1, 2009
Five to eight grants of $4,000 each are given annually to fiction writers to provide time for writing. U.S. writers who have published at least one novel or short story collection are eligible. Submit three copies of 20 to 30 pages of fiction, a curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest between September 1 and October 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Christopher Isherwood Foundation, Fiction Fellowships, 1708 21st Avenue, #301, Nashville, TN 37212. James White, Executive Director.

 

Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Awards


Website:
www.state.il.us/agency/iac/guidelines/guidelines.htm
Deadline: September 1
Entry Fee:
no entry fee
Fellowships of $7,000 each are given annually to Illinois writers. Finalists receive grants of $700 each. The awards, which alternate yearly between poetry & prose, are given to Illinois residents who have lived in the state for at least one year prior to the application deadline & who are not enrolled in any degree- or certificate-granting program. This year’s competition is open to fiction writers & creative nonfiction writers. Submit 15 to 30 pages of prose completed within the past four years, proof of residency, & a résumé by September 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form & complete guidelines. Illinois Arts Council, Artists Fellowship Awards, James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph, Suite 10-500, Chicago, IL 60601-3230.

Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grants


www.leeway.org Info@leeway.org
Deadline: September 1.
Grants of up to $2,500 each are given by the Leeway Foundation three times a year to support women poets, fiction writers, & creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who need financial assistance to work on a project involving art & social change. Women & transgender writers living in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties who are 18 years of age or older & who are not full-time students in an arts program are eligible. Applicants must have a project commitment from an organization or mentor. Submit an entry form by September 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines. Leeway Foundation, Art & Change Grants, The Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078. Sham-e-Ali al-Jamil, Program Director.

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards


Website:
www.oac.state.oh.us/grantsprogs/guidelines/individualcreativity.asp athy.signorino@oac.state.oh.us
Deadline: September 1
Entry Fee:
no entry fee
Grants of $5,000 & $10,000 are awarded annually to Ohio poets, fiction writers, & creative nonfiction writers. Writers who have been residents of Ohio for one year prior to the application deadline & are not enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program are eligible. Online submissions only are accepted. Submit 10 to 15 pages of poetry or 20 to 30 pages of prose completed within the past three years by September 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form & complete guidelines. Ohio Arts Council, Individual Excellence Awards, 727 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43205-1796. (614) 466-2613. Kathy Signorino, Program Coordinator.

Olivet College Sandburg-Auden-Stein Residency


Website: http://www.olivetcollege.edu/academics/humanities.php  
Email:
khendershott@olivetcollege.edu
Deadline: September 10
Entry Fee: no entry fee
A three-week residency at Olivet College, including a stipend of $3,100, is given annually to a poet who has published at least one book of poetry. The resident will teach a class & host two events. Submit five poems from the most recently published book, a personal statement, a résumé, & two references by September 10. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines. Olivet College, Sandburg-Auden-Stein Residency, Humanities Department, 320 South Main Street, Olivet, MI 49076. Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Department Chair. khendershott@olivetcollege.edu

PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowships


Website:
www.penusa.org ev@penusa.org
Deadline: September 7
Entry Fee: $10
Six to eight fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, & creative nonfiction writers from minority, immigrant, or underserved communities. Each winner participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer. Housing is not provided. Writers who do not have significant publication credits, are not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate writing program, & do not hold a graduate writing degree are eligible. Submit up to 20 pages of poetry or prose & at least two letters of recommendation with a $10 entry fee by September 7. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form & complete guidelines. PEN Center USA, Emerging Voices Fellowships, c/o Antioch University, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230. (310) 862-1555. Michelle Meyering, Program Manager.

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~ by jwoodall on September 3, 2009.

One Response to “Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Residencies for September & October 2009”

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