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

Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship Website: 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: Deadline: September 3 Entry Fee: … Continue reading Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Residencies for September & October 2009

Grants February 2009

Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant Program  Grants of up to $5,000 for emerging music, theater (including performance art and experimental theater), and visual artists from Minnesota or New York City. Grants must be used for travel pertaining to research for new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, investigating artistic work outside Minnesota or New York City, and time for reflection and individual study (grants do not support production of new work, acquisition of teaching credentials, touring, performances, exhibitions, or teaching). Travel may be national or international, and must occur between June 1, 2009, and December … Continue reading Grants February 2009

GRANTS 12/15/08

DIANA L. BENNETT FELLOWS — Black Mountain offers nine-month fellowships to published writers and public intellectuals. The program accepts applications from novelists, poets, playwrights, historians, political scientists, independent scholars, and anyone else whose work is meant for a general, educated lay audience. Black Mountain awards three to five fellowships each year to outstanding writers who have published at least one critically acclaimed book before the time of application. Foreign nationals conversant in English are welcome to apply. There are no degree requirements. Fellows receive a $50,000 stipend, an office, a computer, and access to UNLV’s Lied Library. They remain … Continue reading GRANTS 12/15/08

GRANTS 12/01/08

THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY (AAS) 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609 — Fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. ===== THE CABIN AT SHOTPOUCH CREEK — The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek is a lovely cedar-and-hemlock, two-bedroom cabin nestled in the Oregon Coast Range on a 40- acre nature reserve about 25 miles west of Corvallis. Applicants may request any consecutive 14 days between March 15 and April 15, 2009. Application deadline for Spring retreats: December 31, 2008. … Continue reading GRANTS 12/01/08

GRANTS 11/24/08

OLDER WRITERS’ GRANT — The SLF Older Writers Grant is awarded annually to a writer who is fifty years of age or older at the time of grant application, and is intended to assist such writers who are just starting to work at a professional level. We are currently offering one $750 grant annually, to be used as the writer determines will best assist his or her work. This grant will be awarded by a committee of SLF staff members on the basis of merit. Factors considered will include: a short (less than 500 words) autobiographical statement, describing the … Continue reading GRANTS 11/24/08


BIG BEAR FINE ART RETREAT — Must be a practicing fine artist, poet or art student. This is not for a hobbyist. This retreat is ideal for the plein air artist or a poet who needs a quiet, peaceful location to work on a new or existing project. The house is located in a unique mountain resort community located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. The altitude ranges from 6,750 to 9,000 feet. Open June-August 2009 $ 150 for 6 nights/7days or $ 200 for 13 nights/14 days. Maximum stay of … Continue reading GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS 11/17/08


MARGERY DAVIS BOYDEN WILDERNESS WRITING RESIDENCY — A unique opportunity for a writer or pair of writers seeking a lengthy spell of unparalleled solitude for work and personal refreshment. In exchange for an hour a day of routine caretaking, the resident receives use of a remote, small but comfortable house in the Rogue River backcountry of southwestern Oregon and the support of a $5,000 stipend. The residency runs from the beginning of April through the end of October. The residency is open to poets and writers of all kinds, advanced in their careers or just setting out. Publication credits … Continue reading GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS 11/10/08

GRANTS 11/03/08

CHARLES PICK FELLOWSHIP — The Fellowship seeks to support the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writer of fictional or non-fictional prose. Its purpose is to give promising writers time to devote to the development of his/her talents. The Fellowship will be for six months, starting on September 1. The award is £10,000. Deadline January 31, 2009. Application forms should be sent with an original unpublished piece of fiction or nonfiction of not more than 2,500 words, written in English. Writers can be of any age and any nationality. The 2008 winner was from Australia. ===== I-PARK … Continue reading GRANTS 11/03/08

GRANTS 10/27/2008

LOS ANGELES JOURNALISM SISTER-CITY FELLOWSHIP — The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau and Los Angeles World Airports seek applications from qualified arts and/or travel journalists from countries in which Los Angeles has a Sister City for a weeklong, all-expense-paid professional fellowship program to learn first-hand about the city’s culture and communities. Los Angeles’ Sister Cities are: Athens, Greece; Auckland, New Zealand; Beirut, Lebanon; Berlin, Germany; Bordeaux, France; Busan, Korea; Eilat, Israel; Giza, Egypt; Guangzhou (formerly Canton), People’s Republic of China; Ischia, Italy; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kaunas, Lithuania; Lusaka, Zambia; Makati, The Philippines; Mexico City, Mexico; Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India; … Continue reading GRANTS 10/27/2008

GRANTS 10/20/2009

ART VENTURE FREEDOM TO CREATE PRIZE — An inaugural international prize celebrating artists who have used the arts as a medium to promote and protect human rights, including the freedom of expression, empathy, equality, and understanding. Three prize categories: Main Prize of $50,000 is open to individuals or artistic groups in all creative fields (prize is split into two components: $25,000 for the winner, $25,000 for an organization nominated by the winner); Youth Prize of $25,000 for artists under age 18; and Imprisoned Artist Prize for an artist currently imprisoned for their artwork ($25,000 toward supporting their family, paying … Continue reading GRANTS 10/20/2009