Requests for Proposals- Arts & Culture

Oregon Community Foundation Offers Grants for Small Arts Organizations

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

Recent research conducted by the Oregon Community Foundation has revealed that of the 1,468 registered nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Oregon, 81 percent have budgets under $100,000. Although these organizations are central to the cultural and economic vitality of communities in the state, they are often not eligible for traditional grant funding.

In response to this situation, the foundation has announced a new grant program that will award one-year grants of up to $5,000 to arts organizations with operating budgets under $100,000. One-year grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to arts and culture organizations in each of Oregon’s eight regions, based on the number of arts organizations in and population of each region. To be eligible, organizations must identify arts and/or culture as a priority reason for their existence; be a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service; be headquartered in Oregon; and be able to document that their cash expenses during the most recently completed fiscal year were less than $100,000.

The foundation will begin accepting online grant applications on August 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted no later than September 1, 2014.

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Accepting Applications for USArtists International Grant Program

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the USArtists International program is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through participation at international festivals.

Through the program, grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and/or for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere outside the U.S.

Applicants must be a dance, music, or theater ensemble or solo artist, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms, working at a professional level; be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or have a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit 501(c)(3) status; if an ensemble, have the majority of its members be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (whether a U.S.-based ensemble or a collaborative project with artists in the host country); and, if a solo performer, be invited to perform as a soloist without accompaniment and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The September 5, 2014, deadline is for engagements taking place between November 1, 2014, and October 31, 2015.

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Delaware Community Foundation Invites Applications For Nonprofit Collaborations

DEADLINE: September 15, 2014

The  Delaware Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 Collaborative Grants program. Through the annual program, DCF awards grants of up to $100,000 for programs involving a collaboration of two or more nonprofits within a single county or statewide. To be eligible, all applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the DCF website.

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Center for Cultural Innovation Seeks Applications for NextGen Arts Professional Development Grants

DEADLINE: September 15, 2014

The Center for Cultural Innovation‘s NextGen Arts Professional Development Grant Program provides funding to emerging arts leaders in California to enroll in workshops, attend conferences, work with consultants or coaches, or pursue alternative career enrichment activities. Qualified individuals may apply for one grant of up to $1,000 a year to support the direct costs of a proposed professional development activity, including tuition or registration fees for workshops, conferences, and trainings; travel and hotel expenses; fees to work directly with consultants or career coaches; and direct costs related to professional development activities such as purchasing publications or subscriptions, travel per diem, or transportation.

To be eligible, individuals must be between the ages of 18 and 35 at the time of application; currently be working with a California nonprofit arts organization as an administrator, artist, or board member; and have been employed in the arts field for fewer than ten consecutive years.

Applications are accepted and funding decisions made on a rolling basis throughout the year, with an application deadline on the 15th of every month. Grants will be awarded in advance of proposed activities and payments will be made through the applicant’s supporting nonprofit arts organization.

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William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts Invites Applications From African-American Artists

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts was established in 2001 in honor of William H. Johnson, an American artist known primarily for his Scandinavian landscapes and his witty and poignant depictions of African-American daily life. Recognizing that minority artists often need economic assistance, the foundation seeks to encourage artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 William H. Johnson Prize.

The Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early-career African-American artist working in the areas of painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation, and/or new genres. For award purposes, “early career” is a flexible term that should be interpreted liberally to include artists who have finished their academic work within a dozen years of the year the prize is awarded. Age is not determinative, and artists who have not earned BFAs or MFAs are still eligible so long as they have not been working as an artist for more than twelve years. The 2014 prize recipient will receive $25,000. The winner will be announced in December 2014.

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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Invites Applications for Fund for Creative Communities

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

Administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Fund for Creative Communities is accepting applications for projects that bring high-quality art projects to places and people in Manhattan. Part of the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization program, a statewide community arts re-granting program, the program awards grants of up to $5,000 in support of projects and activities that  enable Manhattan communities to experience and engage with the arts. Each year, the program awards close to $230,000 to  arts projects in the borough, including concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, workshops, readings, and more.

The fund supports small and midsized nonprofit organizations and artists that provide high-quality local arts programs. The fund also seeks to increase access to arts and cultural activities in Manhattan neighborhoods and to encourage new arts activities in communities where the need exists. Information sessions are offered each summer in ten locations across Manhattan. Sessions include a review of the programs and useful information to help applicants put their best foot forward. Attendance at an information session is required for first-time and returning applicants who have not attended since 2011.

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Southern Exposure Invites Applications for Alternative Exposure Grants

DEADLINE: September 18, 2014

Southern Exposure is a San Francisco-based artist-centered nonprofit committed to supporting visual artists. Through extensive and innovative programming, SoEx strives to experiment, collaborate, and further educate while providing a resource center and forum for Bay Area and national artists and youth in its Mission District space, as well as off site.

Through its Alternative Exposure grant program, SoEx supports the self-organized work of artists and small groups that play such a critical and significant role within the San Francisco Bay Area arts community. Now in its eighth year, the program provides grants of up to $5,000 to foster the development and presentation of artist-led projects and programs that are direct, accessible, and open to the public. Funded activities may include a new exhibition or exhibition series, the ongoing work of an arts venue or collective, a public art project, a one-time event or performance, publications directly related to the visual arts, an online project, an artist residency, a series of film screenings, and more.

Projects must run between November 15, 2014, and June 30, 2016. To be eligible, project activities must be accessible and presented to the public within the Bay Area, while the lead organizer must live in San Francisco or Alameda counties.(For groups, additional collaborators may live elsewhere, but the majority of collaborators in the group must live in an eligible county.) Projects may not be a part of the primary programming of an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization;  nonprofit organizations are not eligible to apply.

To assist applicants, SoEx will be hosting three informational sessions in the Bay Area: Information Session 1 on August 11, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (PST) at the Southern Exposure offices (3030 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110); Information Session 2 on August 20, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Aggregate Space Gallery (801 West Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94607); and Information Session 3 on September 8, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the SoEx offices.

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars in the United States and Canada

DEADLINE: September 19, 2014

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts — except the performing arts. Last year, the program awarded fellowships to one hundred and eighty-one scholars, artists, and scientists in the United States and Canada.

Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, the fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.

Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a time period between six and twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to provide fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

Support is only available to individuals. Fellowships are not available for the creation of residencies, curriculum development, or any type of educational program, nor are they available to support the development of Web sites or blogs. The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors.  Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

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American Council of Learned Societies Invites Applications for Digital Innovation Fellowships

DEADLINE: September 24, 2014

The American Council of Learned Societies  is accepting applications for its ninth annual Digital Innovation Fellowships. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the fellowship program supports digitally-based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The aim of the program is to provide scholars with the means to pursue intellectually significant projects that deploy digital technologies intensively and innovatively.

Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Projects may address a consequential scholarly question through new research methods, new ways of representing the knowledge produced by research, or both; create new digital research resources; increase the scholarly utility of existing digital resources by developing new means of aggregating, navigating, searching, or analyzing those resources; or propose to analyze and reflect on the new forms of knowledge creation and representation made possible by the digital transformation of scholarship.

Each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $60,000 toward an academic year’s leave and provides for project costs of up to $25,000. ACLS does not support creative works (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translations, or purely pedagogical projects. The program is open to scholars in all fields of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree conferred prior to the application deadline. An established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of a Ph.D. in publications and professional experience may also qualify. United States citizenship or permanent resident status is required as of the application deadline.

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Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program

DEADLINE: September 30, 2014

Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program, an annual program designed to bring K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations.Grants are intended to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from school. More than 3,600 grants of up to $700 will be awarded in January 2015.  Grants are available for field trips taking place between February and December 2015 and may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.

Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private, or charter school in the U.S. that maintains 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff at these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students.

Visit the Target website for complete program guidelines and access to the application form.

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Museums Alaska Invites Applications for Collections Management Fund

DEADLINE: September 30, 2014

Museums Alaska, in partnership with the Rasmuson Foundation, is accepting applications for its Collections Management Fund, a grant program designed to enhance collections management at Alaska museums through professional expertise, training, and access to conservation materials and supplies.

Grants of up to  $10,000 will be awarded in support of activities that help organizations build capacity in the area of collections management and conservation of collections within three categories:

1) Supplies and equipment: Applicants may request funds for general collections management needs as well as specific project needs. (Shipping costs are eligible grant expenses.) Priority will be given to emergency conservation projects.

2) Training: Applicants may request grants to support training of museum staff and community participants. Tuition or workshop fees for training events are eligible for funding, as are associated training costs for providing a local training event for staff and community participants. Travel costs of experts hired for specific projects and travel for museum staff to attend collections-related trainings elsewhere also are eligible grant expenses. Projects with emphasis on training staff or community members who can then pass on knowledge (i.e., “train the trainers”) are encouraged.

3) Professional services: Applicants may request support for specific projects, including contract hiring of conservators, registrars, collections managers, etc. who can provide expertise or services beyond the capacity of local staff. Eligible expenses for contractors are limited to short-term projects, with preference for local hire. When hiring an expert from outside Alaska, institutions are encouraged to share expert services among communities. Museums Alaska reserves the right to group like requests into a coordinated tour by a visiting professional.

To be eligible, applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, government, tribal entities, or equivalent organizations that hold collections in the public trust, such as a museum or cultural center. Small, rural-based organizations are encouraged to apply.

For complete eligibility guidelines, program description, and application instructions, see the Museums Alaska website.

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Grammy Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Grants in Music Research and Preservation Projects

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2014 (LETTERS OF INQUIRY)

Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Foundation’s annual grant program provides support for music archiving and preservation efforts and scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. The research projects grant program awards funding of up to $20,000 to organizations and individuals working to research the impact of music on the human condition. Examples include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing; the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals; and the creative process underlying music. Priority will be given to projects with strong methodological design as well those designed to address an important research question.

The archiving and preservation projects grant program awards grants to organizations and individuals in support of efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The archiving and preservation area has two funding categories — preservation implementation (grants of up to $20,000) and planning, assessment and/or consultation (grants of up to $5,000). Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than October 1, 2014. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals.

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National Art Education Foundation Seeks Applications for 2014 Art Educator Grants

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2014

The National Art Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Art Education Association, is accepting applications from NAEF members for programs that support classroom-based art education.

1) Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants: Annual scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to qualified art educators whose proposals focus on the implementation of and other issues specifically relating to the National Visual Arts Standards.

2) Mary McMullan Grants: Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded for projects that promote art education as an integral part of the curriculum and establish and/or improve the instruction of art in public and private elementary and secondary schools as well as schools of higher education in the United States.

3) NAEF Research Grants: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support research in art education that advances knowledge in the field of art education and that advance the goals outlined in Creating a Visual Arts Research Agenda Toward the 21st Century.

4) SHIP Grants: Grants of up to $500 are awarded to art educators seeking art equipment and/or instructional curriculum resources used to focus on student learning specifically related to the National Visual Arts Standards.

5) Teacher Incentive Grants: Scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to individual art educators to attend training and education programs that promote the improvement of the teaching of art, including instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, classroom management, or other practices relating to instructional interaction and the achievement of student learning.

Grants are made only to NAEA members, including student and retired members, state/province associations, and recognized NAEA affiliates. Qualified applicants must have been active members for at least a year prior to the date of application.

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Florida Humanities Council Invites Applications for 2014 Community Project Grants

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2014

The Florida Humanities Council is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Florida for the planning and implementation of public humanities projects related to Florida or of interest to Floridians. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for  single events, lectures or panel discussions, reading and discussion groups, film series, and/or online resources such as interpretive brochures, reading lists, audio/video recordings of scholar presentations, and classroom resources.

Eligible projects must be rooted in one or more of the disciplines of the humanities, enlist the participation of humanities scholars and/or experts in the project’s planning and execution, and engage the public in thoughtful and informed activities that explore humanities topics, especially those related to Florida or of interest to Floridians.

Priority will be given to proposals from organizations with annual budgets of less than $1 million, projects that reach new and/or underserved audiences, and/or projects that build on partnerships between two or more organizations or institutions. To be eligible, organizations must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, be based in Florida, and serve Floridians.

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Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council Invites Applications for Local Arts Education, Access Projects

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2014

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council is inviting applications from nonprofit arts organizations for arts education and access projects in the eleven-county region it serves. This round of grantmaking will focus on Arts & Culture Heritage, Presenter/Production Assistance, and Small Town/Rural Areas.

Qualified projects in all categories must have a focus on the fine arts (i.e., the development, education, performance and/or showcasing of the arts) and must include an accessible public capstone event to benefit the citizens of southeastern Minnesota.

Arts & Cultural Heritage: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded in support of activities in the areas of  Arts and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. SEMAC encourages applicants to research and develop projects that incorporate two or more of the areas, with an emphasis on creating lasting partnerships among regional nonprofit arts organizations and other nonprofit groups. Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants require a 20 percent match. First-time applicants must attend one of the three proposal-drafting sessions.

Presenter/Production Assistance: Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to help local arts organizations sponsor appearances by touring artists or companies that have demonstrated a high level of artistic quality. These grants are not intended for local productions or artists’ school residencies, but instead will support activities directly related to the creation, performance, publication, and exhibition of art. Presenter/Production Assistance grants require a 50 percent match.

Small Towns/Rural Areas: Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to support the creation and development of art and arts organizations in communities with a population under 7,500.  This support may be used for activities that directly involve the creation, performance, publication, or exhibition of art, or for administrative, operating, and capital expenditures. Small Towns/Rural Areas grants require a 50 percent match.

To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organizations located within the eleven-county SEMAC region, including Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona counties, and have a board that meets regularly.

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Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Spring 2015 Artist Residencies

DEADLINE: October  1, 2014

Founded in 1981, the Ucross Foundation provides uninterrupted time, work space, and living accommodations to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers.  Nearly thirteen hundred individuals from every state in the U.S. as well as Germany, France, Scotland, England, Poland, Egypt, the Netherlands, Canada, and Thailand have spent time at Ucross since it first opened.

Currently, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Spring Residency program, which runs from late-February to mid-June. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, representing a mix of visual artists, writers, and composers.  In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters. Most meals are provided, and there is cell phone service on the property as well as wireless Internet connection for resident use. Residents are responsible for providing their own working materials and for their travel to Sheridan, Wyoming. There is no charge for a residency. Artists, writers, and composers from the United States and around the globe in any stage of their professional careers are invited to apply.

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Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Offers Support for Early Career Scholars

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2014

A program of the Henry Luce Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies, the Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China studies in the United States through fellowships and grants for scholars early in their careers.

The program offers three competitions:

1) Pre-dissertation Grants for Research in China are designed to enable doctoral candidates to spend three to four months in 2015 gaining familiarity with work under way in archives and field sites in China and to establish formal and informal relations with Chinese institutions and colleagues in preparation for subsequent full-time research in China. A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a university in the U.S. Grants provide $5,000 for costs associated with travel to China (air and ground transportation, visas, and living expenses).

2) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for scholars in preparing their Ph.D. dissertation research for publication or in embarking on new research projects. Funding supports work based on the applicant’s research in China with the goal of producing a scholarly text in English. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. from an institution in the U.S. or be a U.S. citizen with a Ph.D. from any institution. The Ph.D. degree must be completed by October 1, 2014, and conferred by May 31, 2015. An applicant who is not a U.S. citizen must have an affiliation with a university or college in the U.S. The applicant’s Ph.D. degree must have been conferred no more than eight years before the application deadline. A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Fellowships provide up to $50,000 for a maximum of one academic year and minimum of one semester. Stipends may be used for travel, living expenses, and research costs.

3) Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants of up to $15,000 provide opportunities for scholars of different disciplines to share in-depth investigation of texts that are essential points of entry to Chinese periods, traditions, communities, or events in contemporary or historical times. Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome. Awards may be used to support travel and lodging costs of participants, acquisition of materials, communications, and local arrangements. Workshops must bring together scholars who would not otherwise have the opportunity to work together. Workshops must be held between June 1, 2015, and September 2016. Each member of the organizing team must hold a Ph.D. from an institution in the U.S. or be a U.S. citizen with a Ph.D. from any institution. Workshops must be held at a location in the U.S.

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MAP Fund Invites Letters of Inquiry for Performance Work Embodying Spirit of Exploration

DEADLINE: October 3, 2014 (LETTERS OF INQUIRY)

Administered by Creative Capital, with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and theAndrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Multi-Arts Production Fund was founded on the principle that experimentation drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine.

Starting on September 8, MAP  will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry from artists, ensembles, producers, and arts presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and inquiry. The fund is particularly interested in work that examines notions of cultural difference or “the other,” whether based in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or another aspect of diversity. Only projects that contain a live performance will be considered.

Grants up to $45,000 will be awarded in 2014 to nonprofit arts organizations. Unincorporated artists or ensembles may apply to the fund through a fiscal sponsor. Organizations and artists must demonstrate at least two years of professional experience. Upon review of LOIs, selected applicants will be notified during the week of November 3, 2014, and invited to submit full proposals.See the MAP Fund website for complete program guidelines, a schedule for upcoming informational webinars (beginning August 15), and application procedures.

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Cal Humanities Invites Applications for California Documentary Project

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2014

Cal Humanities is accepting applications for the California Documentary Project, a competitive grants program that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions designed to enhance an understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Projects must use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and be suitable for California and national audiences through broadcast and/or distribution. CDP grants support projects at the research and development, production, and public engagement stages.

1) Research and Development: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to strengthen the humanities content and approach of documentary media productions in their earliest stages. Projects must actively involve at least three humanities advisors to help frame and contextualize subject matter throughout the research and development phase.

2) Production: Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to strengthen the humanities content and approach of documentary media productions and help propel projects toward completion. Projects must be in the production stage, have a work in progress, and actively involve at least two humanities advisors in the production process. Grant requests must be matched by at least a 1:1 amount of cash or in-kind contributions from non-federal sources. Eligible applicants must have tax-exempt status or a tax-exempt organization as fiscal sponsor.

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Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Grants

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2014

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is accepting applications for its spring cycle grant program. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to individuals and organizations for artistic and cultural projects that support the creative economy on Cape Cod and/or contribute to the character and heritage of the region. Priority will be given to projects that aim to enhance the arts education of learners of all ages.  To be eligible, individuals, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions must be based on Cape Cod. AFCC will hold an informational grant workshop on September 10, 2014, at its offices in Centerville. Attendance is optional, and space is limited.

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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Invites Applications for Creative Curricula K-12 Arts Education Grants

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2014

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Curricula program provides grants to teaching artists or cultural organizations working with Manhattan public schools to provide K-12 arts education in the classroom. Creative Curricula is part of the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization program, a statewide community arts re-granting program. LMCC administers Creative Curricula for the borough of Manhattan.

Creative Curricula makes grants of up to $5,000 to Manhattan-based individual teaching artists or small to mid-sized nonprofit cultural organizations (arts organizations, social service agencies, senior centers, faith-based organizations, folk societies, cultural centers, etc.) working in partnership with Manhattan public schools. The program supports projects providing in-depth opportunities for students to create and experience the arts through collaboratively planned and implemented units of study. Funding is provided for semester-long in-classroom projects  that focus on sequential skills-based arts study  incorporating one or more art forms or on integrated study of arts and non-arts subjects collaboratively taught by teaching artist(s) and classroom teacher(s) as arts-in-education units.

Information sessions  will be held at locations in Manhattan on August 5, September 10, and September 17, 2014. Sessions include a review of the program and useful information to help applicants put together a strong proposal. Attendance at an information session is required for first-time and returning applicants who have not attended in 2012 or later. An RSVP is required.   In addition, the partnering school’s letter of commitment must be received before 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 14,2014.

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Fitch Charitable Foundation Offers Project Grants to Mid-Career Professionals in Preservation and Related Fields

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2014

The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation provides mid-career grants to professionals working in the fields of historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, decorative arts, architectural design, and architectural history.

Fitch Mid-Career grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually to one or two mid-career professionals with at least ten years of experience as well as an academic background, professional experience, and an established identity in one or more of the eligible fields. The foundation will consider proposals for research and/or execution of a preservation-related project in any of the eligible fields.

Projects will be evaluated based on a range of criteria, including the potential for the project to make a meaningful contribution to the academic and/or professional field of historic preservation in the United States and the inventiveness and creativity of the planned project.

Grants are awarded only to individuals. The foundation does not fund university-sponsored research projects or dissertation research. Applicants must be legal residents or citizens of the United States.

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YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Young Artists Prize

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 17, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (between the ages of 15 and 18 or in grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue a career in the arts. YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2015 prize cycle. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones, and Martin Scorsese. In addition, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country’s highest honor for young artists.

Each year up to seven hundred students are selected from across the country as national winners. Each winner will receive a grant of up to $10,000, have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs, and partake in master classes with internationally renowned artists, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and exhibitions.

Application materials must be received no later than October 17, 2014. Applicants will receive notification of their status via email by the end of November and written confirmation by the end of December. Citizens or legal residents of the United States or its territories between the ages of 15 and 18 on December 1, 2014, or in grades 10-12, may apply. International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa are eligible to apply.  YoungArts reserves the right to extend eligibility on a case-by-case basis, provided the applicant’s birth date falls within ninety days before or after the designated guidelines.

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American Council for Learned Societies Accepting Applications for 2015 Luce Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in American Art

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 22, 2014

With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies offers the Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art for graduate students at any stage of their Ph.D. dissertation research or writing. Ten fellowships providing stipends of $25,000 as well as a travel allowance of up to $2,000 are available for a non-renewable, one-year term beginning between June and September 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another site appropriate for the research. The fellowships may not be used to defray tuition costs or be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.

Applicants must be a Ph.D. candidate in a department of art history in the United States. A student with an appropriate project whose degree will be granted by another department is eligible only if the principal dissertation advisor is in a department of art history. (Students preparing theses for the Master of Fine Arts degree are not eligible.)

Candidates must have a dissertation focused on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, attention to the art object and/or image should be foremost. Projects must be object-oriented and use art-historical or visual studies approaches. Proposals whose emphases are predominantly socio-historical will not be considered. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation before beginning fellowship tenure, and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

Japan Foundation Accepting Proposals for Performing Arts Touring and Collaborative Projects

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 27, 2014

The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The foundation is accepting proposals for touring and collaborative projects through its Performing Arts Japan program, an annual program designed to increase access to Japanese performing arts in the United States and Canada, especially outside major metropolitan areas; foster an understanding of the these arts by providing educational programs for audiences in each touring location apart from public performances; and support collaborative projects between Japanese and U.S./Canadian performing artists.

To date, the program has funded 253 performing arts projects (including 123 touring, 120 collaborative, and ten special projects) in both traditional and contemporary forms. In the 2014-15 fiscal year, ten projects were awarded a total of $246,000. Grants are awarded only to U.S.- or Canada-based nonprofit organizations. To be eligible, projects must present Japanese performing arts and/or facilitate performing arts collaborations between Japanese and American/Canadian artists. In addition, projects must include an educational and/or community outreach component.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

Chamber Music America Invites Applications for Residency Partnership Grants

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2014

Chamber Music America is accepting applications from ensembles and presenters for its  Residency Partnership Program, an initiative that supports audience-building efforts in community settings for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music. Residency Partnership grants support activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. These activities may include but are not limited to clinics, interactive classroom programs, and lecture/demonstrations in libraries, hospitals, senior centers, social service organizations, youth clubs, local cultural centers, and public and private schools, or similar venues. In general, organizations or businesses that provide public services to their local populations are considered eligible community partners. Projects must take place in the United States or its territories.

Applicants must be U.S.-based ensembles or not-for-profit presenters partnering with ensembles. The organizing and ensemble partners must be CMA organization-level members. The community groups involved in the residency need not be CMA members. The length of the residencies ranges from a minimum of three days to one year. Grants support up to 75 percent of expenses directly connected to the project, with the balance coming from other sources (e.g., other grants, earned income, and/or an allocation from the organization’s general operating funds).

Grants of up $6,000 will fund short-term projects involving three to nine activities taking place over at least three consecutive or separate days within a month. Grants of up to $12,000 will fund extended projects involving ten or more activities taking place over more than one month and up to one year.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

American Academy in Rome Invites Applications for Rome Prize

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014

A program of the American Academy in Rome, the Rome Prize is awarded North American to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship. Fellows are chosen from the disciplines of architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, Medieval studies, Renaissance and Early Modern studies, and Modern Italian studies.

Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. (Those with children under the age of 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby.) Winners of six-month and eleven-month fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively.’

Applicants for all Rome Prize fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellowship, must be citizens of the United States at the time of the application. U.S citizens and foreign nationals who have lived in the U.S. for three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply for an NEH postdoctoral fellowship. Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for pre-doctoral fellowships. Previous winners of the Rome Prize are not eligible to re-apply. Undergraduate students are not eligible for Rome Prize fellowships.

For More Information, click here:Link to Complete RFP

A Blade of Grass Invites Letters of Interest for Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art

DEADLINE: November 24, 2014 (LETTERS OF INTENT)

A Blade of Grass provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. To that end, ABOG is inviting Letters of Interest for its Fellowship for Engaged Art.The ABOG fellowship supports socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change; projects that feature artists in leadership roles; dialogue-based projects that emphasize active and sustainable partnerships with communities; and projects in which artists engage community members as equal partners on locally relevant issues, or globally relevant issues as they apply to the local context. Projects in which co-creation with non-artists is part of the process are highly encouraged.

Fellows will participate in a program that features a range of services, including a two-day orientation that explores ABOG’s documentation and assessment models and includes workshops on strategies for community engagement; quarterly co-assessment meetings with other fellows to share progress and offer feedback to one another; support and feedback for ongoing self-assessment in the form of collaborative action research; and assessment by an outside evaluator.

Eligible applicants include individual artists as well as artists’ collectives with projects that engage directly with a specific community or communities. Artists may not currently be enrolled as students and must be legal United States residents or U.S. citizens who are at least 25 years of age. In addition, applicants must have a website with contextualized examples of past work that a selection panel can review. Applicants are strongly recommended to attend an informational workshop on October 1, 2014, and November 4, 2014, before submitting application materials. RSVP is required. Letters of Interest must be received no later than November 24, 2014. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

Creative Work Fund Invites Letters of Inquiry for Northern California-Based Art Collaboration Grants

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 5, 2014 (LETTERS OF INQUIRY)

The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, is inviting artists and nonprofit organizations to apply for grants in support of collaborative projects featuring media or traditional artists. Launched in 1994, the Creative Work Fund is designed to help address the decline in support for artists and new works. Grants are awarded to genuine creative partnerships between artists and nonprofit organizations. Each year, CWF focuses on projects from different disciplines; the 2015 program will fund collaborative projects that feature media or traditional artists.

The CWF grant program emphasizes the creation of new work — not distribution or productions of work already developed. Projects may culminate in any form, but they must feature a lead artist with a strong track record as a literary artist or performing artist and collaboration between that artist and a nonprofit organization.

According to CWF guidelines, media artists create narrative, documentary, animated, or experimental time-based works using audio, digital, film, and/or video media. Computer arts also are included in this category. (Please note that the fund classifies still photography as a visual art, a separate funding category.) Traditional artists create in art forms learned as part of the cultural life of a group whose members have a common ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, or region. These expressions are deeply rooted in and reflect a community’s shared standards of beauty, values, or life experiences. Often they are learned orally or by emulation. Traditional artists may excel as individual artists, work as part of a group, or work collectively. They may produce works in a variety of forms — oral traditions, performances, crafts, multidisciplinary works, and others.

CWF awards grants of up to $40,000 per collaboration. Artists and organizations should plan projects and prepare their Letters of Inquiry together. Any kind of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization may apply except for private foundations. Recognized religious organizations, even if they do not have 501(c)(3) status, may apply, as may public agencies (such as parks departments, health departments, or public schools). A nonprofit organization that clearly fills a charitable or educational purpose but does not have nonprofit status may apply through a nonprofit fiscal sponsor.

Principal collaborating artists and organizations must live or be located in the northern or central California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Stanislaus; and have been there for at least two years. To assist individuals and organizations interested in applying, CWF will co-host a series of seminars and webinars from September through November 2014.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

Kim Foundation Invites Applications for Fellowships/Grants for Research on Science, Technology in East Asia

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2014

The D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia provides fellowships and grants in support of graduate students and young scholars pursuing studies in the history of science and technology in East Asia from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.

Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine, and public health) are also welcome. All application materials (including sample chapters, papers, or essays) should be written in English. All publications, workshops, and meetings that the foundation supports use English only.

The foundation offers postdoctoral and dissertation fellowships as well as grants for travel/research and for group projects.

 Fellowships:

1) Postdoctoral: One fellowship of up to $55,000 will be awarded annually to a distinguished young scholar who has received his/her doctoral degree within the past five years.

2) Dissertation : One or two fellowships of up to $25,000 each will be awarded annually to Ph.D. candidates who are writing their dissertations.

 Grants:

1) Traveling/Research: Several grants of up to $2,500 each will be awarded annually to scholars who are traveling either to present papers at international conferences, workshops or annual meetings, or conducting short-term research projects (less than a month).

2) Group: Several grants up to $5,000 each will be awarded to groups that organize workshops or international meetings. These meetings should be conducted in English.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

Kress Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarly European Art Projects

DEADLINE: ROLLING

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern  era.Through its History of Art program, the foundation will award grants in support of projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge in the field of European art, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogs and publications, and technical and scientific studies. The program also supports activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.

In previous years, grant amounts have ranged from $1,000 to $93,000.To be eligible, nonprofit organizations, including supporting foundations of European institutions, must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation has three application deadlines a year  ̶  January 1, April 1, and October 1. For consideration, applications must be received by one of these dates.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

Pollination Project Invites Applications From Social Entrepreneurs for Seed Grants

DEADLINE: OPEN

The Pollination Project is accepting applications from individuals working to make their community and the world a better place in the areas of arts and culture, community health and wellness, the environment, and justice. Seed grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to social entrepreneurs for projects in the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion toward all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability, justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social change-oriented arts and culture. Only applications for seed funding, as opposed to ongoing operational or program costs of a nonprofit organization, will be accepted.

To be eligible, applicants must be passionate, committed individuals with a social change vision that fits within one or more of the above-mentioned categories. Established nonprofit organizations with paid staff will not be considered. See the Pollination Project Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.

For More Information, click here:Link to Complete RFP

Surdna Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Youth Artistic and Cultural Programs

DEADLINE:OPEN (LETTERS OF INQUIRY)

The Teens’ Artistic and Cultural Advancement program, an initiative of the Surdna Foundation, aims to help young people achieve their educational and career goals and catalyze change in their communities through art and culture. The program supports organizations that connect teens to artistically rigorous and culturally relevant programs that equip them with practical and life-enhancing skills and help prepare them to be creative and innovative leaders in their communities.

Through the program, the foundation supports organizations that integrate high-quality arts training and life skills; encourage teens to connect to their cultural identity through art-making; provide a well-developed sequential curriculum that meets the increasing skills of participants; provide strong mentoring opportunities for artists with teens; and employ accomplished faculty and guest artists who engage teens in art forms that reflect their cultural interests and community. Priority is given to organizations that emphasize skill building and have a proven and long-standing commitment to serving teens.

The program does not support individuals; in-school arts programs; projects that enhance in-school arts training; recruitment efforts at arts-focused schools; one-time projects; or organizations that solely provide arts-integrated learning.Visit the Surdna Foundation Web site for application and eligibility guidelines.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

Fender Music Foundation Announces Guitar Donations to Nonprofit Music Instruction Programs

DEADLINE: OPEN

Founded in 2005, the Fender Music Foundation provides instruments and equipment for eligible nonprofit music instruction programs. Awarded items are lightly used, blemished, or otherwise imperfect and have been collected by the foundation from manufacturers and retailers. The foundation is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars, and the equipment necessary to play them. However, other traditional music instruments, including string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, as well as keyboards, are sometimes available. DJ equipment and computers are not available through the program.

The foundation awards instruments only to music instruction programs offered by public schools or 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. To qualify as a music instruction program, participants must be learning how to make music. Music appreciation or entertainment programs do not qualify, and the participants may not be professional or career musicians.

Eligible programs must involve either in-school music classes in which students make music; afterschool music programs that are not run by the school; community music programs that offer music instruction to community members; or music therapy programs in which the participants actively make music.

For More Information, click here:Link to Complete RFP

Ford Foundation Announces Social Issue Film Funding Initiative

DEADLINE: OPEN

The Ford Foundation has announced the launch of JustFilms, a five-year, $50 million initiative to help find and support a new generation of filmmakers whose works address urgent social issues. The initiative will invest $10 million a year over the next five years to support and expand the community of filmmakers and mediamakers around the world who are focused on creating documentaries with “passion and purpose” but who often lack funding to realize their visions or reach audiences. JustFilms will build on the foundation’s longtime support for documentaries and will leverage the foundation’s global network of ten regional offices to identify and help fund new talent from around the world and strengthen emerging communities of documentary filmmakers.

The initiative will pursue three distinct funding paths: partnerships with major organizations such as the Sundance InstituteIndependent Television Service, the Tribeca Film Institute, and others; collaboration with other Ford Foundation grantmaking programs where the introduction of documentary film could help draw attention to an issue or advance a movement; and an ongoing open-application process to help the program stay attuned to fresh ideas and stories wherever they may emerge.

Approximately one-third of JustFilms support will be dedicated to finding projects through the open-application process. Applications should include a brief description of the project and creative approach, the primary purpose of the film, the current stage of the project, and whether any other funds have been raised for the film. Visit the Ford Foundation Web site for complete information on the JustFilms program and for details on the foundation’s grant application process.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

Green Foundation Seeks Grant Proposals from Southern California Nonprofits

DEADLINE: ROLLING

The Leonard I. Green Foundation awards grants for both operating and program support to nonprofits working to uncover new opportunities, encourage growth, and ultimately effect positive change within institutions that best reflect the foundation’s core focus areas and the communities they serve.

Nonprofits are eligible to apply for funding in the following areas: arts, education, and health and scientific research. Preference will be given to organizations with a history of achievement, good management, and stable finances; and self-sustaining programs with the potential to make measurable impact.

In particular, the foundation is dedicated to supporting institutions that focus on arts outreach and education, with priority given to those institutions that promote the expansion of community arts programs and/or support youth and adult creativity. The foundation also believes that communities whose educational systems are solid will thrive and continue to flourish and supports nonprofits that strive to solve existing problems of juvenile delinquency, gang life, and drugs; are working to expand educational programs for youth and/or adults; encourage the use of technology in youth and/or adult learning; and promote artistic endeavors, including the visual and performing arts.

The foundation focuses on nonprofits that provide hope and support to those least able to help themselves as well as the general community; including children, adolescents, the elderly, the homeless, and families that struggle with domestic abuse. Nonprofits and programs that fall outside the foundation’s established areas of focus will be considered on an individual basis. The Green Foundation’s grantmaking is focused on Southern California charitable organizations; the foundation does not accept grant requests from organizations outside Southern California. To be eligible for support, an applicant organization must be classified by the IRS as a public charity and tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The foundation will not provide funds to individuals, private foundations, or organizations with net assets or fund balances of less than $100,000, nor does it provide support for religious programming, capital or direct mail campaigns, organizations seeking multiyear commitments, or meetings and conferences.

Visit the Green Foundation Web site for grant guidelines, an eligibility questionnaire, information about past grant recipients, and details on submitting a Letter of Inquiry.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

Theatre Communications Group Announces New Leadership Program for Theatre Practitioners

DEADLINE: Varies

Theatre Communications Group, a national membership organization that works to strengthen, nurture, and promote professional nonprofit American theater, has received $1 million from theAndrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch Leadership U, a grant program designed to support the development of theater leaders at various points in their career. The overall intent of the program is to strengthen the field by developing individuals who are the core and future of theater.

The new program provides support through two initiatives: One-on-One for early-career leaders and Continuing Ed for mid-career and veteran professionals.

The One-on-One initiative seeks to identify exceptionally talented early-career theater professionals who have potential to impact the theater field in a positive way and who are committed to working full-time with a performing arts organization rather than on a freelance basis. The program will nurture early-career leaders in all areas of theater, including but not limited to acting, administration, management, craft areas, design, directing, dramaturgy, literary management, producing, stage management, and technical production. Complete program guidelines, application procedures, and the application forms are available at the TCG Web site.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

Jerome Foundation Accepting New York City Film and Video Program Applications

DEADLINE: OPEN

The Saint Paul-based Jerome Foundation is now accepting applications for its New York City Film and Video Program on an ongoing basis. In addition, the program no longer limits applicants’ budgets to $200,000 or less. Budgets of any size are allowed and will be given the same consideration. Applicants with small budgets are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The film and video grant program is open to individual film and video artists who reside within the five boroughs of New York City and who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. The program awards production grants to emerging artists who make creative use of their respective media and whose work shows promise of excellence. Only applicants who have total creative control of their projects qualify for support. Applicants are usually identified as the director but may also serve as producer, writer, editor, etc. Artists may apply as individuals or as two-person teams with equal responsibility.

The foundation is most interested in funding projects in their early stages. Requests for productions that are more than half completed are eligible but represent a lower priority. The program does not support installation, new media, or interactive work, which are subsidized through other foundation programs. It also does not support commercial, industrial, informational, or educational work. Full-time students are not eligible to apply.

Grants ordinarily range between $10,000 and $30,000 per project. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Applicants should allow up to seven months for review. Visit the Jerome Foundation Web site for complete program information, the application form, and an FAQ.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

Creative Work Fund

DEADLINE: Please Check Website

$10,000-$40,000 grants to media artists or traditional artists creating new work through collaborations with nonprofit organizations

Traditional Artists include those who create in art forms learned as part of the cultural life of a group of people whose members have a common ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, or region. These expressions are deeply rooted in and reflect a community’s shared standards of beauty, values, or life experiences. Often they are learned orally or by emulation. Traditional artists may excel as individual artists, work as a group, or work collectively. They may produce works in a variety of forms—oral traditions, performances, crafts, multidisciplinary works, and others.

Applying artists must live and nonprofit organizations must be based in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, or Sonoma counties.

 $10,000-$40,000 grants to media artists or traditional artists creating new work through collaborations with nonprofit organizations

Traditional Artists include those who create in art forms learned as part of the cultural life of a group of people whose members have a common ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, or region. These expressions are deeply rooted in and reflect a community’s shared standards of beauty, values, or life experiences. Often they are learned orally or by emulation. Traditional artists may excel as individual artists, work as a group, or work collectively. They may produce works in a variety of forms—oral traditions, performances, crafts, multidisciplinary works, and others. Applying artists must live and nonprofit organizations must be based in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, or Sonoma counties.

For More Information, click here: Link to Complete RFP

South Arts

DEADLINE: Year Round

South Arts (formerly the Southern Arts Federation) is accepting applications for the Southern Fast Track touring grant program.

The program provides smaller presenting organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) with fee support to present performing artists and writers from outside the presenter’s state. Grants will be awarded for theater, music, opera, musical theater, literary, and dance projects that contain both a public performance or reading and an educational component. Only nonprofit and governmental presenting organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region are eligible to apply. Applicant organizations must have operating budgets of $150,000 or less (for the last completed fiscal year).

Applications must be submitted online at least sixty days prior to the project start date. All grant requests are subject to funding availability. Grants are awarded on a first come/first served basis until funding is depleted. Early submission is encouraged.

For More Information, click here: Link To Complete RFP

 

 

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One thought on “Requests for Proposals- Arts & Culture

  1. It’s a little disheartening to find that almost all of these gifts aren’t available in far Northern California. We have a great plan to make real change, and a real need affecting over 200,000 people. But few investors. Invest in Shasta County, too, please.

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