Opportunities

Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

The MSAC Online Resource Bulletin, maintained by the Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies, and information on available studio spaces in the area. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and maintains hundreds of listings of arts opportunities, organized by subject and deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please send it to: naomi@mdartplace.org

Disclaimer: Maryland Art Place and The Maryland State Arts Council cannot, at this time, screen all bulletin submissions. Artists should carefully consider each listing before submitting materials or sending fees. Bulletin opportunities should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the listing deadline. 
 
The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.
 

Fellowships & Grants

NYsca/NYFA Artist Fellowship Application Seminar: 8/20

NYFA Grants staff will present NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship application seminars across New York State this summer and fall. These gatherings will provide artists of all disciplines with the opportunity to hear about the application and panel process for the upcoming award cycle, which will open in Fall 2018.

The 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship award disciplines will be offered in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Choreography, Music/Sound, Photography, and Playwriting/Screenwriting. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant awarded to individual artists living and working in New York State. These fellowships are not project grants and are designed to give artists the time, space, and resources they need to create.

The first two events in the series will be held in Olean and Buffalo on August 20 and 21.

For more information, click here.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Denbo Fellowship: Ongoing

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center's Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice, and provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work.

Selected artists will receive:
 Up to one month of access to the printshop, paper studio and/or bindery
• Key to studios and 24 hour access
 Ten hours of one-on-one technical assistance or one workshop
Storage space and flat file for tools and materials
 Use of standard shop supplies $500 stipend to be used for travel, housing, materials, etc.

Eligibility: Each applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of his/her work, interest and potential in printmaking, paper arts and book arts (or combination thereof), as well as the quality and clarity of his/her plan for the residency. Although previous experience in a PAAC discipline may be helpful to a successful applicant, such experience is not necessary or expected. Artists are also asked to give a brief gallery talk about their work during their residency.

Residency Length: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month (specify amount of time in application)

Selection Process: A panel of professionals including artists, curators, and arts administrators will jury each round of applications.

Apply here or contact (301)-608-9101 for more information about deadlines.

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures 2019 Grant: 9/6

As the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) approaches its 30th anniversary in May 2019, it announces the latest round of grant opportunities for Latino artists and arts organizations working in all creative disciplines across the United States and Puerto Rico. Grants will support projects taking place in 2019. . 

The NALAC Fund for the Arts is the only national grant program intentionally investing in Latinx artists and nonprofit arts organizations in the United States. (Latinx is a gender-neutral term increasingly used in lieu of Latino or Latina). To date, NALAC has awarded over 500 grants, reflecting an investment of $2.5 million across 35 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and México.

Applications are due Thursday, September 6, 2018

For more information on how to apply, click here.

USArtists International: Performance Art Grants: 9/7

USArtists International: Performance Art Grants

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-2019 program guidelines and application deadlines. 

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets.

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world. USAI extends the reach and impact of professional touring artists and ensembles from the United States and is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of U.S. artists.

USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.

Application Deadline: September 7, 2018 by 11:59 PM Eastern (For projects taking place between December 15, 2018 and December 14, 2019) 

For more information on how to apply, click here.

The Lewis Center for the Arts: Princeton Arts Fellowships: 9/18

The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University is accepting applications for its Princeton Arts Fellowships.

Fellowships will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early-career poets, novelists, choreographers, playwrights, designers, performers, directors, filmmakers, composers, and performance artists who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community.

Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton University and formal teaching is expected. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play or creating a dance with students.

Although the teaching load is light, the expectation is that fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.

An $81,000 a year stipend is provided through the program. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree.

One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Holders of PhD degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply. 

Deadline: September 18, 2018

For more information on how to apply, click here.

MECU Neighborhood Event Grants Program: 10/7

The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program awards cash grants to Baltimore City non-profit neighborhood associations and community-based organizations for the purpose of producing a free to the public special event.

New This Year, with special thanks to the support of MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union, eligible groups can receive up to $5,000.

Eligible events must focus on at least one of the following areas:

  • Educational – Enhancing educational programs and learning opportunities for grades K-12 students
  • Arts and Culture – Infusing appreciation and enrichment of the arts in our communities Community
  • Development – Promoting stronger communities through entrepreneurship, neighborhood revitalization, job training and essential community service

Info Sessions:

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6pm-7pm Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts Grant Info Session featuring MECU Neighborhood Event Grants and Community Art Grants War Memorial Building 101 N Gay St Baltimore, MD 21202 *use E. Lexington St. entrance
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12pm-1pm MECU Neighborhood Event Grants - Online Info Session and Q&A Facebook Live www.facebook.com/promoandarts

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 7, 2018 (midnight)

Notifications Friday, November 30, 2018

For more information, click here.

Parent Residency Grant: WSW: 10/15

The Parent Residency Grant with Womens Studio Workshop is a four-week opportunity for artists with one or more dependent children under the age of 15.

Artists may choose to work in any of our studio(s): intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1450 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free on-campus housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

To ensure the most benefit to each individual participant, the childcare stipend may be used at the artist's discretion. Possible childcare scenarios include bringing a caregiver or partner to stay at WSW for the residency period, finding a childcare facility / individual caregiver near WSW, or paying for childcare at your family’s home base. By continuing and growing this residency, WSW hopes to provide working artist parents with uninterrupted time, space, and tools create work without foregoing the responsiblities that come with parenthood.

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2018, midnight (EST)

For more information, click here.

"Made in NY" Women's Film, TV & Theatre Fund: NYFA: 10/16

The “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund (“Women’s Fund”) is the latest in a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) designed to address the underrepresentation of all who identify as women in film, television and theatre. The NYC Women’s Fund, administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), provides grants to support film, television, digital, and live theatre projects that reflects the voices, experiences and perspectives of all who identify as women.

In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female director; and/or include a meaningful female producer credit; and/or include a meaningful female writing credit; and/or include a female protagonist(s). Projects must also meet the "Made in NY" criteria as described in the program guidelines, here.

The program will provide finishing grants for film, television, and digital projects and theatre productions. Recipients will work with NYFA Project Coordinator and funds will be dispersed at certain mutually agreed upon points in the process to ensure projects are completed on a timely basis. The program will provide finishing grants for film, television, digital projects and theatre productions. For a list of grants and categories, view the program guidelines here

Projects must be Completed by: March 31, 2020. 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 11:59pm EST

To apply, click hereFor more info, email nycwomensfund@nyfa.org.

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music Grants:11/1

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music is dedicated to promoting understanding of the life and works of composers Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and Marc Blitzstein (1905-1963) and preserving the legacies of Weill and his wife, actress-singer Lotte Lenya (1898-1981). The foundation awards grants to individuals and nonprofit organizations for performances of musical works by Weill and Blitzstein; for scholarly research pertaining to Weill, Lenya, Marc Blitzstein; and for relevant educational initiatives. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for projects and performances taking place on or after January 1, 2019, and before July 1, 2020.

Deadline: November 1

For more infromation, click here.

 

Fledgling Documentary Outreach: Ongoing

Fledgling has an open rolling application process for grants to support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the most vulnerable. Applicants can submit online at any time and will be asked to include a description of the project, its social change goals and plans for moving the project forward. Typically, film projects have at least a rough cut. Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis and appicants will be notified of decisions within three months.

Grants typically range from $10K – $25K. Fledgling supports audience engagement planning and implementation. Support for planning is for building the strategy for outreach and engagement and can be used before a project is complete to prepare for its launch. Grants are NOT available to support production or post-production.

DEADLINE: ONGOING

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO APPLY, click here.

Fledgling Rapid Story Development: Ongoing

Non-fiction visual stories that bring together diverse communities are more urgent now than ever, and Fledgling believes that they need to be deployed quickly, in a range of formats, to help amplify the work of individual leaders, nonprofits and movements. The people behind Fledgling know filmmakers and other media makers have creative ideas about how to do this (and sometimes have footage that can be repurposed), but often lack the financial resources to implement them quickly.

To that end, Fledgling’s Special Fund for Rapid Story Deployment provides grants ranging from $2,500-$10,000 to support short non-fiction films and/or other visual stories that can be completed and distributed quickly. Priority will be given to projects that have a plan to distribute the work in ways that deepen the debate around our most critical social issues and those that are well positioned to make an impact quickly. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted via our online application system. Review process will be expedited, and Fledgling will notify applicants of proposal’s status within two weeks

DEADLINE: Ongoing

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO APPLY, click here.

Call for Panelists: MSAC: Ongoing

Call for panelists: The Maryland State Arts Council is seeking panelists to review grant applications for the 2020 Fiscal year.

Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) relies on a diverse array of arts experts from the field to do the important work of evaluating grant applications submitted by Maryland arts organizations and arts programs. Panelists review grant applications, conduct on-site interviews and artistic evaluations, and submit written reports on assigned applicant organizations prior to a mandatory spring Grants Review Panel Meeting.

Serving as a panelist is a great opportunity to learn about Maryland arts organizations and the granting processes of the Maryland State Arts Council. National arts organizations (National Endowment for the Arts, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Americans for the Arts) have clarified approaches to uncover cultural bias in the procedures and policies of state arts organizations. In response, the Maryland State Arts Council has committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in grantmaking as all funding mechanisms continue to be examined and updated.

The design of the Grants for Organizations FY2020 application is meant to inspire authentic reflection and internal analysis for each applying organization, with the knowledge that the Maryland State Arts Council is to be seen and utilized as a collaborative partner in the process.

The driving goals of this new vision for the granting processes are:

  • To acknowledge positions of privilege while questioning practices, shifting paradigms of status quo arts activities, and taking more risks.
  • To yield a greater variety of funded projects.
  • To eliminate biases that may be found in any part of the granting process (i.e. - applications, panelist procedures, adjudication systems).
  • To expand the deliberations about rigor beyond current conventions or Western traditions.
  • To aspire to make investments that contribute to social change and demonstrate aesthetic excellence in terms relevant to context and intent.

After applications have been reviewed, panelists are appointed by the Maryland State Arts Council for a one-year term, which may be renewed, and receive a modest honorarium and travel reimbursement for serving.

For more application information, click here.

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