Faculty Deadlines

2017 Deadlines

January

EMPAC- Curtis P. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center
Artist-in-Residence Program & Creative Research Residency Programs
(rolling)

The scope and intent of residencies may vary. They can either be short-term or part of a longer-term development process. A residency may be used to develop a part of a project, to explore a concept, to research artistic and technical feasibility of a certain idea, to develop computer programs or specific hardware, to bring an audiovisual work through post-production, to rehearse, or to test a work at full production scale.
Website: http://empac.rpi.edu/residencies/artist

The Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant
(rolling)

The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.
Website: http://www.pkf.org/grant.html

Kurt Weil Foundation for Music
Lotte Lenya Vocal Competition
January 23, 2017 (Applications due)

In 1998, to honor the centenary of the birth of Lotte Lenya (1898-1981), an extraordinary singer/actress and one of the foremost interpreters of the music of her husband, Kurt Weill (1900-1950), the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music established an annual Lotte Lenya Competition.The competition recognizes talented young singer/actors who are dramatically and musically convincing in repertoire ranging from opera/operetta to contemporary Broadway scores, with a focus on the works of Kurt Weill. More than a vocal competition, the Lotte Lenya Competition is a theater singing competition that emphasizes wide-ranging repertoire and the acting of songs and arias within a dramatic context.
Website: http://www.kwf.org/pages/lotte-lenya-competition.html

Harvard University
Loeb Design Fellowship
January 5, 2017 (for 2017-18)

In the middle of promising careers shaping the built and natural environment, accomplished practitioners step away from their hectic professional lives. For one academic year, they take classes at the GSD and throughout Harvard’s vast network of professional and academic schools. They read, write, talk with professors, mentor students and expand their horizons. Their goals: to become better at their craft, to strengthen their leadership skills, and to change the world with their unique perspectives. The Fellowship includes a residence in Cambridge, a comfortable stipend, and access to resources at Harvard and MIT. After the year in residence, the fellows enter a worldwide alumni network with over 400, engaged, thoughtful professionals.
Website: http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellowship/apply-or-nominate/

VCU Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program
January 9, 2017

The primary goal of HSURP is to give undergraduate honors students the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors in an intensive summer research experience. The nine-week program is designed to generate excitement among participants about careers in their respective research areas, as well as prepare students to gain admission to competitive graduate programs. The research experience is enriched with weekly workshops focusing on applying to graduate school and résumé development. Following the program, faculty mentors will offer guidance to students presenting research at local, regional and national undergraduate research conferences. Faculty submit proposals for research projects they will undertake with undergraduate student support and collaboration.
Website: https://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/honors/faculty/researchprojects.html

Association of American Voices
American Music Abroad Program
Applications for 2016/17 tour season have closed

AMA is an international exchange program designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions and diverse culture to audiences around the world. Each year, approximately 10 ensembles are selected to embark on a month-long, multi-country tour, where they engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lectures and demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions, and media interviews. AMA bands have traveled to more than 75 countries around the world since 2011.
Website: http://amvoices.org/ama/apply/

Aaron Copland Fund for Music
Recording Program
11:59 Eastern Standard Time January 19

The Recording Program’s objectives are:
• To document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers
• To develop audiences for contemporary American music through distribution of recorded performances in physical and online media
• To support the production of new recordings of contemporary American music and the reissuance of significant recordings that are no longer available.
The Fund is interested primarily in supporting recordings of works by living American composers and those who are recently deceased. The Fund favors works that were composed more recently. The Fund favors first recordings. However, reissues of significant recordings are eligible only if the music is not available from any other sources, such as ArkivMusic, Amazon, or other internet services at the time of application. In general, grants will not exceed $20,000. Grants will generally not exceed 50% of the total project costs.
Website: https://grants.coplandfund.org/recording-program

MacDowell Residency
January 15, 2017 (accepting from October 15 – January 15, for Summer 2017)

The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. Emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply. A nonrefundable processing fee of $30 (U.S.) is required with each application.
Website: http://www.macdowellcolony.org/apply-appguidelines.html

CEC ArtsLink
Visual & Media Arts Award
January 16, 2017

Projects provide support to US artists, curators, presenters and arts organizations undertaking projects in any of the 37 eligible countries. Applicants must be working with an artist or organization in that region and projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both the US and the host country. ArtsLink Projects awards will generally range from $2,500 to $10,000 depending on the project budget. Awards will seldom cover the applicant’s total project expenses.
Website: http://www.cecartslink.org/grants/artslink_projects/guidelines.html

Kress Foundation
History of Art Grants
January 15, April 1, and October 1 (if application deadline falls on a weekend, application is due by previous Friday)

The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for 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.
Website: http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/history_of_art/

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Residency Program
January 15 (for June to September residencies)

Applications for October to January residencies at VCCA are due May 15, and February to May residencies are due September 15. Residencies are open to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, playwrights, performance, film and video artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, installation artists, composers and cross-disciplinary artists. To apply, artists submit an application form, resume and work samples.
Website: http://www.vcca.com/main/apply

VCU Quest Global Impact Awards
Virtual Global Classroom Award
January 15, 2017

This Virtual Global Classroom Award is offered in partnership with the Office of Learning Innovation and Student Success to support a department or school that develops a sustainable application of technology in a course or courses that engages VCU students in structured, intentional collaboration with counterparts in other countries as part of their learning. GEO will be awarding up to four grants of $5,000 each.
Website: http://global.vcu.edu/strategies/funding/qgia/

VCU Quest Global Impact Awards
Generation Study Abroad Advisor’s Award
January 15, 2017

As one of the initial signatories to the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, VCU commits to doubling the number of study abroad participants by the end of the decade. A university-wide collaboration is needed to inform and inspire students regarding the value of study abroad in their particular field and the numerous opportunities available. The Generation Study Abroad Advisors (GSAA) champion the value of education abroad in their disciplines and beyond. They collaborate with the VCU Education Abroad office in an effort to increase study abroad enrollments in their units. Advisors are expected to assist in effectively promoting appropriate education abroad programs within their respective departments and schools/colleges through creative means which may include social media, contests and special events that increase student’s awareness of the added value of international experience for their careers and knowledge of suitable study abroad programs. The advisors provide guidance to students and colleagues about education abroad opportunities and work closely with the Education Abroad office to confirm student enrollment. Advisors will be expected to commit an average of two hours per week (30 hours/semester) to planning and implementing activities related to education abroad programs for their student’s specific interests and needs. GEO will award up to four awards of $2,500.
Website: http://global.vcu.edu/strategies/funding/qgia/

VCU Quest Global Impact Awards
International Course Threads Awards
January 15, 2017

The International Course Threads Award seeks to create thematically coherent curricular clusters that enrich the global learning of our students by drawing connections based upon topics or themes among groups of existing VCU courses from different disciplines. Students completing three courses from a specified grouping have that choice designated on their transcripts. GEO invites proposals that highlight our strengths in global health, take advantage of VCU’s urban location, and our regional/areas studies strengths. Proposals must be interdisciplinary and be globally focused. Students who enroll in one course in a thread will be encouraged to pursue appropriate paths through the entire thread, opening new pathways for exploration of international topic areas within and outside a student’s major field of study. Ideally, a student’s experience with a thread will culminate in an experiential component (e.g., study abroad, research project or internship), but this is not required for completion of the thread. GEO anticipates awarding a $2,500 stipend for up to three course threads leaders.
Website: http://global.vcu.edu/strategies/funding/qgia/

VCU Global Education Visiting Scholar Award
January 15, 2017

The Global Visiting Scholar Award is intended to support departments or schools in hosting an international scholar who will enrich the learning and/or scholarship of the unit. Preference will be given to proposals that include plans for high impact student experiences, or research collaborations with specific outcomes, such as peer-reviewed publications and/or, proposals for external funding. Hosting units are expected to provide additional support such as office space and lab equipment, and some stipend, often through an adjunct teaching assignment. The length of visits may range from one week to one academic year. GEO will be awarding up to 4 awards of $5000 each.
Website: http://global.vcu.edu/strategies/funding/qgia/

National Endowment for the Humanities
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
January 11, 2017

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. This program combines the former Digital Humanities Start-up Grants and Digital Humanities Implementation Grants programs; the combined program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.
Please contact VCUarts Arts Research Institute if you intend to apply.
Website: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-implementation-grants

February

Corning Museum of Glass
Rakow Grant for Glass Research
February 1, 2017

The Corning Museum of Glass sponsors a program which makes available one or more annual grants totaling up to $25,000 to foster scholarly research in the history of glass and glassmaking. These are made possible through the generosity of the late Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Rakow, Fellows, friends, and benefactors of the Museum. A brief written report documenting the results of the project is required for publication in the Journal of Glass Studies.
Website: http://www.cmog.org/research/grant

International Textile and Apparel Association
Distinguished Awards
February 1, 2017 

ITAA accepts nominations for ITAA Fellow, ITAA Distinguished Scholar, and Rising Star Award. Only ITAA members can submit nominations.
Website: http://itaaonline.org/?page=16

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
February 8, 2017, 5pm PST

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement. Each year, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards recognize 12 outstanding programs in the United States, from a wide range of urban and rural settings. Recipients receive a $10,000 grant and the opportunity to visit the White House and accept the award from First Lady Michelle Obama. Awardees also receive a full year of capacity-building and communications support, designed to make their organizations stronger.
Please contact VCUarts Arts Research Institute if you intend to apply.
Website: http://www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply/

National Endowment for the Arts
Artworks
February 16, 2017

Art Works supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Funding is limited to organizations. Please contact VCUarts Office of Research if you intend to apply.
Website: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description

VCU Community Engagement Grants
February 24, 2017, 5pm

Community Engagement Grants, awarded up to $20,000, aim to advance community-engaged scholarship in any academic or academic support unit and can support a broad array of community-engaged scholarship. Proposals are encouraged from across VCU in partnership with Richmond-area organizations to creatively address community-identified needs through community-engaged projects including research, teaching, and service. Funded projects will serve as catalysts for on-going partnerships sustained by external funding.
Please contact VCUarts Arts Research Institute if you intend to apply.
Website: http://www.community.vcu.edu/about-us/council-for-community-engagement/cce-grants/

VCU CEnR Partnership Development Grants
February 24, 2017, 5pm

VCU CEnR Partnership Development Grants, awarded up to $10,000, are intended to support new or potential academic-community research partnerships. Funds from this grant are to be used for building and supporting research partnerships through relationship-building activities, exploring shared research interests, and developing infrastructure and governance for the research partnership.
Please contact VCUarts Arts Research Institute if you intend to apply.
Website: http://www.community.vcu.edu/about-us/council-for-community-engagement/cce-grants/

Graham Foundation
Production and Presentation Grants to Organizations
February 25, 2017

The Graham Foundation offers Production and Presentation Grants to organizations. These grants assist organizations with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, conferences/lectures, and other public programs. An organization or academic department/unit may only apply for one grant per year. (In the case of large institutions with multiple departments, a subsidiary department/unit may apply for one grant per year. For example, an academic department/unit at a university may apply for one grant per year.)
Website: http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs?mode=organization

The M. Reichmann Grant
Grants
February 28, 2017
The M. Reichmann Grant is awarded twice annually at $5,000.00. It is intended for photographers of all ages who are moving to the next level in their art and craft. Any type of photographic pursuit is permitted. The grant’s purpose is to finance a new project which will further the photographer’s skills and experience. A monograph, portfolio or exhibit should be the intended outcome.
Website: http://www.luminous-endowment.org/grants/howto/6

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Fund for National Projects
February 24, 2017 (for letters of inquiry)

The Fund for National Projects supports projects that engage a broad national constituency, occur once (or periodically) rather than annually, and have the potential to significantly impact a field. Organizations are encouraged to submit letters of inquiry for projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting and/or theatre field or that improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in dance, jazz and theatre, such as:
1) Research projects assessing the national health of professional nonprofit arts groups or of individual professional artists;
2) Special national convenings for entire professional nonprofit performing arts fields (beyond traditional national annual conferences);
3) Special projects that address unique circumstances that affect an entire professional nonprofit field.
The Fund will award a total of up to $1 million in grants each year to support key national projects in the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting and/or theatre fields. Grants range from $60,000 to $200,000 and cannot exceed 50 percent of a project’s total cost. In general, grant periods will be limited to a maximum of two years, although applicants may request longer support in extraordinary circumstances. Additional funds will be given to previous Fund for National Projects grantees in the Fund for National Projects Phase II Program.
Website: http://www.ddcf.org/programs/arts/initiatives–strategies/national-sector-building/fund-for-national-projects/

Creative Capital
Emerging Fields, Moving Image, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature Awards
Applications for Moving Image and Visual Arts projects accepted February 1-28, 2018

Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Moving Image, Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Creative Capital makes a commitment to work with each artist over a three to seven year period that involves a high level of engagement between Creative Capital and the artist. Given the competitiveness of this funding opportunity, The Arts Research Institute recommends developing your project idea and preparing your application far in advance of the deadline. Please contact the VCUarts Arts Research Institute if you intend to apply.
Website: http://creative-capital.org/apply

March

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Open Studio Residency
March 1, 2017

Haystack’s Open Studio Residency provides two weeks of studio time and an opportunity to work in a supportive community of makers. The program accommodates approximately fifty participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who will have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. Haystack’s 2015 Open Studio Residency program is supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.
Website: http://www.haystack-mtn.org/programs/open-studio-residency/

National Endowment for the Humanities
Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers
March 1, 2018

The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week residence-based workshops for a national audience of K-12 educators. NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops use historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art, music, and related subjects in the humanities. NEH Landmarks Workshops are held at or near sites important to American history and culture (for example, presidential residences or libraries; colonial-era settlements; major battlefields; historic districts; parks and preserves; sites of key economic, social, political, and constitutional developments; and places associated with major writers, artists, and musicians). Applicants should make a compelling case for the historical significance of the site(s), the material resources available for use, and the ways in which the site(s) will enhance the workshop.
Please contact VCUarts Arts Research Institute if you intend to apply.
Website: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/landmarks-american-history-and-culture-workshops-school-teachers

National Endowment for Humanities
Summer Seminars and Institutes
March 1, 2017

These grants support professional development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university faculty. NEH Summer Seminars may be as short as one week or as long as four weeks. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be hosted by a college, university, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, a cultural or professional organization, or a school or school system. The host site must be suitable for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction. These programs are designed for a national audience of participants.
Please contact VCUarts Arts Research Institute if you intend to apply.
Website: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/summer-seminars-and-institutes

Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant
March 1

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation established the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his or her work. Each year the Virginia A. Groot Foundation offers three grants (up to $35,000, $10,000, $5,000) to artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture. Artists may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature. Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time of the application deadline. We welcome and encourage international applicants. Students enrolled in or attending, either full-time or part-time, any institution of higher learning are not eligible.
Website: http://virginiaagrootfoundation.org/info/

Virginia Commission for the Arts
Project Grants
March 1, 2017 5pm (not a postmark deadline)

The Commission’s Project Grants Program supports:
o Commissions of new works of art
o Operating support for new and emerging arts organizations (organizations whose primary purpose is the arts, that are three years old or less, and that had a previous year’s income of less than $50,000)
o New or expanded performances or exhibitions
o Services to artists and arts organizations, such as research studies, shared administrative and/or technical services, professional development workshops, and shared promotional materials
Note: Applications from colleges/universities should be for activities not otherwise available in the community.
Website: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants_projects.html

Chamber Music America
New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development
March 5, 2017

CMA supports the creation of new works by professional U.S.-based jazz artists and helps assure that these compositions will be heard through live performances and recordings. The New Jazz Works program has provided support for more than 198 works that reflect the multiple styles of contemporary jazz. The New Jazz Works program is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Website: http://www.chamber-music.org/programs/jazz/grants

National Endowment for the Humanities
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
March 14, 2017

These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities. The projects may be a single opportunity or offered multiple times to different audiences. Institutes may be as short as a few days and held at multiple locations or as long as six weeks at a single site.
Website: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/institutes-advanced-topics-in-the-digital-humanities

CultureWorks
Annual Grants Program
March 30, 2017 5pm

2017 Grant Focus Areas:
• Building Capabilities
• Cultural Equity (New)
The new Cultural Equity focus area, will make grants to organizations and artists conducting arts and culture projects or programming that reach historically underrepresented populations based on race, ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion.
The Annual Grants Program assists individual practicing artists and smaller non-profit organizations. CultureWorks’ purpose is to invest in quality programs, events and initiatives that benefit the Richmond and Tri-Cities region.
Website: http://www.richmondcultureworks.org/Home/GrantsProgram.aspx

Princess Grace Foundation-USA
For Emerging Theatre, Dance and Film Artists
March 31, 2017 (Playwriting and Theater deadline only)

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging theater, dance, and film artists who are at the outset of their careers or at an early stage of professional development. Nomination only.
Website: https://www.pgfusa.org/Awards-Program

April

The Lilian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant
April 3, 2017

Grants are offered to American painters aged 45 or older who demonstrate financial need. The primary emphasis is to promote public awareness and a commitment to American art, as well as encouraging interest in artists who lack adequate recognition.
Website: https://www.paam.org/education/the-lillian-orlowsky-and-william-freed-foundation-grant/

Chinati Foundation
Artist-in-Residence Program
April 1, 2017 (for 2018 residency)

The Chinati Foundation’s Artist in Residence program was instituted in 1989 with the aim of supporting the development of artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines. To date, the Chinati Foundation has hosted over sixty artists from more than fifteen countries in its residency program. The Artist in Residence program provides an opportunity for artists from around the world to work in a stimulating, contemplative environment. Exhibitions are often held at the conclusion of the residency. These become an important part of the museum’s temporary exhibition program, and provide a vital counterpoint to the permanent collection.
Website: http://www.chinati.org/information/becomeartistresidence.php

VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund
April 10, 2017 5pm

The VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund – the “Research Fund” – is grounded in the President’s commitment to develop and enhance faculty scholarship across the institution. Formally known as VCU Presidential Research Incentive Program (or PRIP), its goal is to afford all faculty internal funding opportunities to support new, emerging, or continuing research. In part, the Research Fund addresses three initiatives in the Virginia Commonwealth University’s ‘Quest for Distinction’ Strategic Plan: 1) increasing and diversifying the university’s sponsored research; 2) increasing productivity in high impact and translational research; and, 3) increasing interdisciplinary research. Proposals to the Research Fund are encouraged from all faculty regardless of their current research support. Research proposals that advance any discipline and area of research focus are appropriate for consideration.
Please contact VCUarts Office of Research if you intend to apply.
Website: http://www.research.vcu.edu/vpr/research_fund/index.htm

Harpo Foundation
Grants for Visual Arts
April 21, 2017 (application online February 27)

In its grant-making, Harpo Foundation prioritizes projects that advance and cross the boundaries of visual media and artistic disciplines. Proposals are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and the strength of its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under recognized by the field. The foundation considers proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are under recognized by the field. This production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition. Note: Harpo Foundation is not associated with Harpo Studios or Oprah Winfrey.
Website: http://www.harpofoundation.org/grant-program-overview/

MacDowell Colony
April 15, 2017

Applications for October to January residencies at MacDowell are due April 15. The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance to The MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. We welcome artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns.
Website: http://www.macdowellcolony.org/apply.html

National Endowment for the Humanities
April 12, 2017 (for projects beginning January 2018)

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. Contact the VCUarts Arts Research Institute if you plan to submit a proposal for this opportunity.
Website: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships

May

Princess Grace Foundation-USA
For Emerging Theatre, Dance and Film Artists
May 1, 2017 (Choreography and Dance deadline only)
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging theater, dance, and film artists who are at the outset of their careers or at an early stage of professional development. Nomination only.
Website: https://www.pgfusa.org/Awards-Program

Northern Clay Center
McKnight Artist Residencies for Ceramic Artists
May 26, 2017 by 5pm (not a postmark deadline)

The McKnight Artist Residencies for Ceramic Artists Program is designed to provide national and international, mid-career individual ceramic artists an opportunity to be in residence for three months at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work and, at the same time, exchange ideas and knowledge with Minnesota ceramic artists. This program intends to recognize and support ceramic artists whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. Each resident artist will receive a $6,000 award (for three-month residencies) and will be provided studio space at no cost, and a glaze and firing allowance. At the end of each residency, each artist will present a public workshop, for which he or she will receive a $300 honorarium. Residents’ work will also be included in a catalogue and group exhibition featuring other McKnight-funded artists.
Website: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artists-residencies/mcknight-artist-residencies-ceramic-artists

Aaron Siskind Foundation
Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
2017 cycle will begin in June (deadline tbd)

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. The entry fee for this grant is $10USD.
Applications must be submitted through the CaFE application system at www.slideroom.com.
Website: http://aaronsiskind.org/grant.html

VCU Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program
May 1, 2017 4pm (for 2017-18)

The VCU Service-Learning Faculty Fellow Program supports faculty who have experience in teaching service-learning classes to improve, document and disseminate their mastery of service-learning to others. Fellows are appointed for one year with the potential of extending their appointment for one additional year. VCU Service-Learning Faculty Fellows will receive $2,700 for their participation in the first year of the fellows program. The second, optional, year is compensated at the level of $1,500. All faculty, including tenure-line, term, clinical and adjunct appointments from all academic units at VCU with at least two semesters experience using service-learning, are eligible to apply for the Service-Learning Faculty Fellows program.
Website: http://www.servicelearning.vcu.edu/teach/funding-opportunities/faculty-fellows-program/

American Music Therapy Association
Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award for AMTA
May 5, 2017, 5pm EST

The purpose of the Arthur Flagler Research Fund is to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and to explore new and innovative music therapy treatments. The Fund seeks to support research in the field of music therapy in the following areas: Clinical Research to assess the efficacy of music therapy interventions and help define best practice and Health Services Research to assess the role of music therapy in the context of emerging health care delivery models. In 2015, the Arthur Flagler Fultz Award is set at $15,000.
Website: http://www.musictherapy.org/research/fultz/

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Residency Program
May 15

Applications for October to January residencies at VCCA are due May 15. Residencies are open to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, playwrights, performance, film and video artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, installation artists, composers and cross-disciplinary artists. To apply, artists submit an application form, resume and work samples.
Website: http://www.vcca.com/main/apply

June

Princess Grace Foundation-USA
For Emerging Theatre, Dance and Film Artists
June 1, 2017 (Film deadline only)
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging theater, dance, and film artists who are at the outset of their careers or at an early stage of professional development. Nomination only.
Website: https://www.pgfusa.org/Awards-Program

International Furnishings and Design Association
Educational Foundation Grants
June 1 – June 30
IFDA/EF GRANTS are offered to professionals working in the interior design or furnishings related fields, not to undergraduate students. IFDA/EF grant funds shall be for the stated use of the individual or organization applying for the grant. All IFDA/EF grant funds will be paid to the winners in US dollars. IFDA/EF grant funds may not be used to pay any indirect costs that might be associated with acceptances of such a grant.
Website: http://www.ifdaef.org/professional-grants

July

Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
Howard Chapnick Grant
July 15, 2016
The Howard Chapnick Grant encourages and supports leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism such as editing research, education, and management. The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. According to the Fund’s Board of Trustees, special consideration will be given to projects that promote social change and/or serve significant concerns of photojournalism. The grant is not intended to be used for the production of photographs, which will continue to be funded by the main grant of the Smith Fund.
Website: http://smithfund.org/howard-chapnick-grant

National Endowment for the Arts
Art Works
July 14, 2016
Note: VCU is only able to submit one application per year, so if you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Sarah Cunningham, Executive Director of Research
Through Art Works, the Arts Endowment supports projects across art forms of national, regional, or field-wide significance, that tour in several states, or that provide an unusual or especially valuable contribution because of geographic location. This includes local projects that can have significant effects within communities or that are likely to serve as models for a field. Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000.
Website: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works

August

Yaddo
Residency Program
August 1, 2016
Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio.
Website: http://yaddo.org/yaddo/ApplicationGuidelines.shtml

National Endowment for the Humanities
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions
August 16, 2016 (check website for updates)
Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. FPIRI-funded fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them. Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States, American overseas research centers, and American organizations that have expertise in promoting research in foreign countries. Individual scholars must apply directly to the institutions themselves.
Website: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowship-programs-independent-research-institutions

September

VCU School of the Arts
Dean’s Faculty Exploratory Grants
September 1, 2016
Dean’s Exploratory Grant provides seed funding of up to $5,000 to support research explorations at the development stage where no definite outcomes can be predicted at the time the application is submitted.
Website: http://arts.vcu.edu/research/deans-grants/faculty/faculty-exploratory-research-grant/

VCU School of the Arts
Dean’s Faculty Research Grants
September 1, 2016
Dean’s Faculty Research Grants provide funding of up to $7,000 to support the final stage of research for which outcomes have been determined, and a venue for dissemination or realization of research results has been identified.
This opportunity will be offered in two cycles this year with a second deadline tentatively in late January 2015.
Website: http://arts.vcu.edu/research/deans-grants/faculty/faculty-research-grants/

VCU School of the Arts
Faculty Research Reassignment Program
September 2016 (Rolling)
Faculty Research Reassignment provides release time for teaching (and in some cases, service obligations) to pursue significant research efforts for which venues for anticipated outcomes have been established. Requires notification of the Department Chair or Program Director before application can be made.
Website: http://arts.vcu.edu/research/deans-grants/faculty/faculty-research-reassignments/

VCU School of the Arts
American Academy in Rome Faculty Affiliated Fellowship Program
September 1, 2016
VCUarts American Academy in Rome Faculty Affiliated Fellowship Program provides research reassignment and international travel funding for faculty whose research interests may benefit from concentrated work in association with Fellows of the Academy in the Italian capital. Faculty research must directly benefit from resources, museums, or experts in Rome.
Website: http://arts.vcu.edu/research/deans-grants/faculty/the-american-academy-in-rome-affiliated-fellowships/

Warhol Foundation
September 1, 2016
If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Sarah Cunningham, Executive Director of Research, at mail to: sbcunningham@vcu.edu
Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists’ organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other organizational activities directly related to these areas. The program also supports the creation of new work through re-granting initiatives and artist-in-residence programs. The work of choreographers and performing artists occasionally is funded when the visual arts are an inherent element of a production.
Website: http://www.warholfoundation.org/grant/overview.html

Henry Moore Foundation
Grant
September 9, 2016
The Foundation concentrates its support on sculpture, awarding grants toward new projects, collections, long-term research and development, small research grants, artists’ residencies or fellowships, conferences, lectures, and publications.
This opportunity will be offered in one other cycle this year with its deadline December 9, 2016.
Website: http://www.henry-moore.org/grants/applying-for-a-grant1

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
USArtists International Program
September 7, 2016, December 1, 2016 and April 5, 2017
Grants of up to $15,000 each will support American dance, music, and theater ensembles, and solo performers who have been invited to perform at international festivals and for performance engagements that represent career opportunities anywhere in the world outside of the United States. Performing ensembles must have the majority of its members be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The lead creative artist of a collaborative ensemble must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Additional eligibility requirements are available on the foundation’s Web site.
Website: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/grants-programs/grants-for-artists/

Dedalus Foundation
Senior Fellowship in Art History and Criticism
September 15, 2016
The Dedalus Foundation’s Senior Fellowship program is intended to encourage and support critical and historical studies related to painting, sculpture and allied arts from 1940-1970, with a preference shown to Abstract Expressionism. Under this program, fellowships are awarded to writers and scholars who have demonstrated their abilities through previous accomplishments and who are not currently matriculated for academic degrees. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Fellowship stipends vary according to the needs of the specific project, with a maximum of $30,000.
Website: http://dedalusfoundation.org/programs/senior

MacDowell Colony
MacDowell Residency
September 15, 2016 for winter/spring 2017
The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. Emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply. <em>A nonrefundable processing fee of $30 (U.S.) is required with each application.</em>
This opportunity will be offered in two other cycles this year with deadlines on January 15, 2017 (summer 2017) and April 15, 2017 (fall 2017).
Website: http://www.macdowellcolony.org/apply-appguidelines.html

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowship to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
September 18, 2016
Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.
Website: http://www.gf.org/applicants/the-united-states-canadian-competition/

Blade of Grass Fellowship
Initial letters of interest due September 19, 2016
The Blade of Grass Fellowship provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. We evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue.
Website: http://www.abladeofgrass.org/fellowship-program/

The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design
Graduate Research Grant
September 17, 2016
The Craft Research Fund advances, expands and supports research about craft in the United States. Its goals are to support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States, and advance investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the United States. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded to support research related to a Master’s thesis or dissertation relating to U.S. studio craft by students enrolled in graduate programs in any accredited college or university.
Website: http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/2014-craft-research-fund/

October

GRAMMY Foundation
Scientific Research Project and Archiving and Preservation Projects Grants
October 1, 2016
The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music. The Scientific Research Project awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well those addressing an important research question. This award has a $20,000 maximum amount. The Archiving and Preservation Projects award grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas.
Website: http://www.grammy.org/grammy-foundation/grants

The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design
Project and Exhibition Research Grant
October 21, 2016
The Craft Research Fund advances, expands and supports research about craft in the United States. Its goals are to support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States, and advance investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the United States. Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded to support these grants.
Website: http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/2014-craft-research-fund/

Virginia Commission for the Arts
Artist Fellowship
October 1, 2016 (not a postmark deadline)
A limited number of fellowships are available to professional artists living in Virginia. Funding in this category is highly competitive. Artist Fellowships are offered on a rotating basis to Virginia artists in the following disciplines: crafts, photography, sculpture, fiction, music composition, choreography, painting, works on paper (prints and drawing), poetry, playwriting, and filmmaking depending upon the amount of state and federal funding available to the Commission. Artists will be considered for fellowships of $3,000. Artists are not required to provide matching funds.
Website: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/grants_fellowship.html

James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Fitch Mid-Career Fellow
October 26, 2016
Fitch Mid-Career Fellow grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually to one or two mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history and the decorative arts. The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields.
Website: http://fitchfoundation.org/grants/fitch-kress/

PhotoAccess
Residency
The PhotoAccess Residency runs over the course of nine months (March-November 2016), with seven weeks accommodation provided in Canberra at the Gorman Arts Centre ArtSit, to be apportioned at the artist’s discretion. As well as the opportunity to create new work, the artist will participate in three events: an “In Conversation” event, performance or workshop at Gorman Arts Centre, a talk or technical demonstration at PhotoAccess, and a solo exhibition at PhotoAccess in November 2016. The artist will have multiple opportunities to engage with the public, present their practice and exchange ideas with ACT artists and audiences. The residency includes a stipend of $2,500.00, a materials allowance of $700.00, and a total travel budget of up to $1,660.00 to be provided over the course of the residency.

November

VCU Quest Innovation Fund
November 15, 2016
Much like a venture capital fund, the Quest Innovation Fund seeks to provide seed funding for disruptively innovative ideas that will create a service, program or initiative that will improve what we are doing in a creative and unique manner. Faculty, staff and students (as well as those outside of VCU who have co-sponsorship from within the university) are eligible to apply for Quest Innovation Fund money.
Website: http://www.quest.vcu.edu/innovation/

Chamber Music America
Residency Partnership Program
November 20, 2016
Grants support up to 75 percent of expenses directly connected to supporting ensembles and presenters in building audiences for classical/contemporary music, jazz, and world chamber music through residency projects. Funding is specifically aimed at 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, or similar venues.  Projects must take place in the U.S. or its territories.
Website: http://www.chamber-music.org/programs/classical/grants#l407

American Academy in Rome
Rome Prize
November 1, 2016 
Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues’ erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Academy have to offer. Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio.
Website: http://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/application

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, California)
Huntington Fellowships
November 15, 2016
The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Huntington awarded to scholars over 150 fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. Awards range from 1-5 months at $3,000.00 per month.
Website: http://www.huntington.org/WebAssets/Templates/content.aspx?id=566#fellowships

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Carter Manny Award
November 15, 2016

BY NOMINATION. The Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects focus on fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and other related fields. The award is intended to assist students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, and other programs in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences. The Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: a research award for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and a writing award for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation.
Students must be nominated by their department to apply for the Carter Manny Award. A department may nominate up to two candidates: one for the research award and one for the writing award.
Website: http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs/?mode=award

Emily Harvey Foundation
Residency in Venice, Italy
November 15, 2016 (for residencies in 2018)
The Emily Harvey foundation offers residencies in Venice, Italy, for innovative artists, writers, musicians, videographers, dancers and other creative thinkers in mid to late career. They may come from anywhere in the world. The Foundation provides live-work space in Venice, inclusive of utilities and Wi-Fi access to the internet. All spaces have telephones for local calls only, full kitchens, and facilities for washing clothes. The foundation provides neither stipends, nor meals, nor travel expenses. Residents must procure their own working materials, and will be expected while in Venice to be financially self-sufficient. Travel to other parts of Italy or Europe during the period of a residency should be limited, and residents are asked at the conclusion of their residency to provide a report on what they have done or feel themselves to have accomplished while in Venice.
Website: http://emilyharveyfoundation.org/residency/index.html

December

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NYC)
SHIFT Studio Program
Rolling Nomination Process
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice. EFA Project Space is a collaborative cross-disciplinary arts venue founded on the belief that art is directly connected to the individuals who produce it, the communities that arise because of it, and to everyday life, and that by providing an arena for exploring these connections, EFA empowers artists to forge new partnerships and encourage the expansion of ideas. The mission of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop is to support artists’ creative risk taking and innovation through print. The EFA Studio Program was created to provide affordable studio space within a community of artists, facilitate career development, and promote public and critical exposure for our members.
Website: http://www.studios-efanyc.org/

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Artist as Activist Fellowship Grants
December 5, 2016
Letters of interest are invited for the Artist as Activist program, which will support a wide range of creative professionals to tackle pressing issues around the globe for up to $100,000.00 grants over a two year period. Current grant opportunities include a two-year fellowship for artists, designers, and other creative thinkers working to address problems facing societies in the U.S. and beyond, as well as ongoing travel and research grants for similar artists.
Website: http://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/grants

Henry Moore Foundation
Grant
December 9, 2016
The Foundation concentrates its support on sculpture, awarding grants toward new projects, collections, long-term research and development, small research grants, artists’ residencies or fellowships, conferences, lectures, and publications.
This opportunity will be offered in one other cycle this year with its deadline September 9, 2016.
Website: http://www.henry-moore.org/grants/applying-for-a-grant1

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
USArtists International Program
December 1, 2016 for projects taking place between March 15, 2017 and March 14, 2018
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation administers the USArtists International Program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Grants of up to $15,000 each will support American dance, music, and theater ensembles, and solo performers who have been invited to perform at international festivals and for performance engagements that represent career opportunities anywhere in the world outside of the United States. Performing ensembles must have the majority of its members be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The lead creative artist of a collaborative ensemble must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Additional eligibility requirements are available on the foundation’s Web site.
Website: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships
December 1, 2016 (for 2017 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program)

Applicants to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program must propose to conduct research in a discipline pursued at the Smithsonian and must submit a specific and detailed research proposal indicating why the Smithsonian is an appropriate place to carry out the study. Projects that broaden and diversify the research conducted within these disciplines are encouraged. Fellowships are offered to support research at Smithsonian facilities or field stations. Fellows are expected to spend most of their tenure in residence at the Smithsonian, except when arrangements are made for periods of field work or research travel. Research must be relevant to the Four Grand Challenges of the Smithsonian: (i) Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe, (ii) Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, (iii) Valuing World Cultures, (iv) Understanding the American Experience.
Website: http://www.si.edu/ofg/infotoapply.htm

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Individual Support Grants
December 15, 2016
The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully committed artist, and we hope these individuals will consider applying. Twelve grants are awarded each year. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years.
Website: http://gottliebfoundation.org/grants/individual-grants/

 

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