Opportunities for Artists

The 2016 Biennial Writers’ Conference is an opportunity for beginning and seasoned writers to improve their writing skills and find their writing voice. Sponsored by National League of American Pen Women – Honolulu. Keynote speaker is The New York Times bestselling author Jamie Ford who wrote Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost. Friday, April 22nd at ‘Iolani School, Seto Hall is FREE and open to the public. 5:30 p.m.: Reception and meet the author; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Readings/performance by local writers and Jamie Ford & book signing by Jamie Ford. The conference is schedule Saturday, April 23rd from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Keynote and workshops with lunch included. Must preregister at: http://www.nlapwhonolulu.org/conference.htm. For other inquiries, contact: conferenceinfo@nlapwhonolulu.org.

The Western Governors’ Association is proud to announce “Celebrate the West,” a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. Entrants from WGA member states will create original two-dimensional artwork inspired by their state or informed by living in the West. Students may draw ideas from a variety of Palette sources, including state history, landmarks, natural resources, National Parks and Monuments, people, communities, and culture. Open to high school students in the 19 Western states and three U.S.-flag islands served by the nonpartisan policy association. Winning artists will receive cash prizes and their works will be displayed at an upcoming WGA Governors’ meeting, as well as on the WGA website. Students will submit entries by April 30, 2016. The Grand Prize award is $1,000 with $500 to the Second Place finisher, and $200 to each state finalist. Celebrate the West” is open to high school students from Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. More information is available at: www.westgov.org.

Air_J: Artist-in-Residence in Japan Call for Artists. The Artist-in-Residence Program in Japan offers a database that provides a comprehensive listing of available opportunities. Deadline: Varies by location. For more information, visit their website: en.air-j.info/.

The Foundation Center Nonprofit Webinar: Proposal Budgeting Basics. The Foundation Center offers an introductory course on creating an effective budget for a grant proposal. This self-paced webinar is geared for the novice grantseeker and covers topics such as: what is included under the “personnel” section and how to calculate it; what level of detail is needed for non-personnel expenses; how to determine reasonable costs; what types of expenses can be included in the “overhead” category. Ongoing. Visit Grant Space www.grantspace.org for more information and registration.

The Foundation Center Nonprofit Webinar: Grantseeking Basics. The Foundation Center offers an introductory course that provides an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. This 45-minute-long recorded webinar covers what you need to have in place before you seek a grant, what you need to know about grantmakers and how nonprofits are supported, and how you identify funding partners. Ongoing. Visit Grant Space www.grantspace.org for more information and registration.

The Foundation Center Nonprofit Webinar: Proposal Budgeting Basics. The Foundation Center offers a free introductory course on creating an effective budget for a grant proposal. This self-paced webinar is geared for the novice grantseeker and covers topics such as: what is included under the “personnel” section and how to calculate it; what level of detail is needed for non-personnel expenses; how to determine reasonable costs; what types of expenses can be included in the “overhead” category. Ongoing. Visit Grant Space for more information.