Opportunities for Artists
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Request for Applications. After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs are encouraged to apply to the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The twelve award-winning programs will each receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama, at a ceremony at the White House. These national program is sponsored by The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Deadline: February 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (PST). Applications are accepted online at www.nahyp.org.
Creative Artists Program in Japan Request for Applications. The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC)offers up to five leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States an opportunity to spend three months in Japan in 2016 through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program. Applicants should anticipate a highly rigorous review of their artistry and should have compelling reasons for wanting to work in Japan. Proficiency in the Japanese language is not required. A grant award in the amount of $20,000 will be provided to each artist to cover housing, living, and professional expenses and up to $2,000 for round-trip transportation will be provided. Visit the JUSFC website for criteria and application forms. Application deadline: February 2, 2015. More information about the program can be found on the website: Creative Artists Program.
National Endowment for the Arts Funding for Organizations: Art Works. This grant 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. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. Application deadlines: February 19, 2015 & July 23, 2015. Check website for detailed information and guidelines: Art Works.
National Endowment for the Arts Funding for Organizations: Challenge America. This grant supports projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Matching grants are for $10,000. Application deadline: April 16, 2015. Check website for detailed information and guidelines: Challenge America.
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.
Public Art San Antonio: 2014 Call for Artists Qualifications. The City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture & Creative Development’s Public Art division, Public Art San Antonio (PASA) seeks artists for potential inclusion in the Capital Projects Artist Pool (CPAP), a roster of pre-qualified artists to be considered for upcoming opportunities to create new public artwork for various projects in parks, plazas, streetscapes, and facilities throughout the City in conjunction with City-funded capital improvements. Selected artists shall remain active for a two-year period. Artists that were selected as a result of the 2013 Call for Artists need not apply. Artists who previously applied to this call and were not selected are encouraged to reapply. Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. This opportunity is open to all practicing, professional artists working in any media and who reside in the United States. Click on the link to view the entire call: www.publicartist.org.
Artist-in-Residence Studio (A.I.R. Studio) in Paducah, Kentucky is accepting applications from visual artists, writers and composers for its 2013-14 program year. The program welcomes self-motivated, focused artists working in a range of traditional and non-traditional media.The duration of the residency is two weeks to three months. Collaborative artists and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. The residency affords the artist time and space for focused, independent studio work, the development of new ideas and experimentation. A.I.R. Studio also features gallery space for exhibiting work during the residency. Opportunities to work in collaboration with other artists and galleries in the Paducah community are often available.Visiting artists may also conduct workshops, for the public, during their residency. The studio space and living quarters are handicap accessible. The studio area features a large, open workspace and is not media specific. Accommodations may be made upon request for residents requiring access to specific studio equipment. Living quarters include a sleeping area, kitchenette, and bathroom. The space is snug but large enough to accommodate a couple. Applications accepting on an ongoing basis. Please direct inquiries to: Erin Hebert, A.I.R. Studio, 621 Madison St., Paducah, KY 42001; email: email@example.com or check website: airstudiopaducah.blogspot.com.
The Business of the Arts is a Hawai‘i Public Radio program hosted by Judy Neale on Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This weekly one-hour radio program illuminates the business of operating non-profit arts organizations in Hawai‘i as well as examines other nonprofit organizations whose work contributes to or enhances the Hawai‘i arts and cultural community. For program information, check the website: www.hawaiipublicradio.org.