Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities (1/16/18)

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Alexia Foundation

The Alexia Foundation is accepting applications forProfessional Grants.

Description: The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place.

Photographers and visual journalists from any country may apply for this Grant. Proposals for projects that have already received grants or awards of more than $10,100 in the previous calendar year are not eligible. The Grant is made to an individual photographer; project proposals that involve multiple content producers will not be accepted — unless you also submit a motion piece with your still images. You must be the primary creator on motion pieces but may have produced the piece with a small support team.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: February 1, 2018


Groundwork is accepting applications for its interdisciplinary professional development retreat.

Description: A transdisciplinary, professional development retreat, GROUNDWORK offers a weekend-long venture for a curated group of cross-disciplinary minds. In celebration of process as product, six individuals workshop projects in their nascent phases, utilizing their housemates as active participants and broadening the scope of their research and development.

GROUNDWORK is seeking applicants for GWVI and GWVII:

  • GWVI will be in Claryville, NY, February 16–18, 2018. Prospective applicants should announce their interest to groundworkretreat@gmail.com as soon as possible.
  • GWVII will be in Maine (exact location TBD) April 6–8, 2018. Application instructions are listed on the website and due 2/20/18.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: ASAP (GWVI) and February 20, 2018


California Arts Council is accepting applications for its Statewide and Regional Networks program.

Description: The Statewide and Regional Networks (SRN) program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s (CAC) commitment to supporting arts service organizations reflective of California’s diverse populations. SRN provides general operating grants for arts service organizations’ networks with regional or statewide reach.

Geographic Focus: California

Deadline: February 7, 2018


The Harpo Foundation is accepting applications for Native American Residency Fellowship.

Description: This Fellowship program was established in 2011 to support the development of visual artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog. Each year, the Foundation awards two residency fellowships to Native American visual artists at the Vermont Studio Center. Each Fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.

Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. The Studio Center provides 4–12 week residencies on an historic 30 building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.

Two fellowships are awarded annually to Native American Visual Artists who demonstrate:

  • Strong artistic ability
  • An evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development
  • A practice that engages a dialogue between the artist’s indigenous world and the surrounding culture

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: February 15, 2018


Open Meadows foundation

Open Meadows Foundation is accepting applications forproject support.

Description: Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age or ability. It offers grants up to $2000 to projects that:

  • Are designed and implemented by women and girls
  • Reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization
  • Promote building community power
  • Have limited financial access

Organizational budget should not exceed $75,000. Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: February 15, 2018


The Watermill Center is accepting applications for its International Summer Program.

Description: Since 1992, The Watermill Center has hosted the International Summer Program under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director Robert Wilson. Each summer, approximately 60–100 artists from over 30 countries gather at Watermill’s Long Island, NY site. Participants spend five weeks in an intense collaborative creative environment. The Summer Program provides a unique opportunity to observe the methodologies of Robert Wilson and his collaborators; to work with established professionals in the international performing arts world; to forge relationships with artists from a broad range of experience levels and disciplines; to develop networks of US and international professional contacts; and to investigate what it means to be a “global artist.”

Geographic Focus: National and International

Deadline: February 17, 2018


1888 Center

1888 Center is accepting applications for its California Writing Residency.

Description: 1888 + Yefe Nofare pleased to announce the California Writing Residency. California writers from the coast and valleys to the forests and deserts are invited to apply for three two-week residencies in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead where the creative environment will nurture your craft and help carry on the tradition of the California voice.

Geographic Focus: California

Deadline: February 28, 2018