Wednesday, October 31, 2012

European Media Artists in Residence Exchange

 EMARE MEX 2012-2013
•Application Deadline


Students are not permitted, but young artists encouraged. EMARE MEXICO includes a grant of 2.000 Euro, free accommodation, up to 900 Euro travel expenses, access to the technical facilities and media labs and a professional presentation. In addition participating artists of 2012 will take part at the move forward exhibition 5.- 21. 10. 2012 in Halle (Saale) Germany and all artists participating 2012 and 2013 will take part at the final exhibition as part of the Transitio_MX Festival in Mexico City in Octobre 2013. Entries should be submitted online and have to upload a CV, (audio) visual reference projects documentation and a proposal sketch for the project which should be developed within EMARE. Artists with residence in or identity card within Europe and Mexico can contact one of the following institutions for further details before starting the online submission.

Read on:

The European Media Art Network and its partners provide residencies between April and Septembre 2013 in Mexico, England, Germany, France and the Netherlands with support of the European Commission's Culture 2007-2013 Programme, the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes Mexico, the Goethe Institute Mexico, the Centro Cultural Alemán de San Luis Potosí, the City of Utrecht, the Arts Council of England and the regional municipalities of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany and Centre in France.
Mexican based Media Artists in the fields of digital media including internet and computer based art, filmmakers, sound and video artists are invited to apply for a two months artist residency at IMPAKT, Utrecht, Netherlands; Bandits Mages, Bourges, France; FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom or at Werkleitz Centre for Media Arts in Halle, Germany. European Artists can apply for a two months residency at Centro Multimedia in Mexico City and Centro de Arte y Nuevas Technologias (CANTE) in San Luis Potosi.

District Kunst is seeking applicants for its Studio Grant program

The District Kunst- und Kulturförderung is seeking applicants for its Studio Grant program for a period of 6 months starting on December 1, 2012
•Application Deadline


We are seeking a female artist from the field of visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, video, etc.), who takes a critical and interdisciplinary approach. There are no restrictions based on nationality or age. The recipient of the scholarship will be determined by a jury. The composition of the jury will be announced only after the application deadline and the jury members will not give reasons for its decision.
Please apply with a cover letter, a CV, a portfolio of no more than 10 pages (max. 3 MB) and, if necessary, a link to streaming videos by Monday, May 1st, 2012 to Susanne Husse at sh[@] For questions please contact us during the business hours: Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm at +49 30 71093093.

District is located on the grounds of the Malzfabrik compound in Berlin Schöneberg. The aim of our institution is to promote art and culture, in particular artists and artist collectives that reflect the contemporary from a critical position. Our focus rests on artistic ideas that deal with urban space and its appropriation as well as a new understanding of social issues. District’s Studio Grant program concentrates explicitly on the promotion of
contemporary female artists. Since 2010, we have regularly awarded a studio grant to a professional female artist who represents an independent position. The next scholarship holder will be awarded the use of a 15 m2 studio in our building for a period of 6 months starting at December 1, 2012.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

2013 Aftermath Project Grant Application

•Application Deadline


The Aftermath Project has just opened applications for its annual grant competition for conflict photographers. The Project seeks to help broaden the public’s understanding of the true cost of war - and the real price of peace - through international traveling exhibitions and educational outreach in communities and schools.

The 2013 Aftermath Project Conflict Photography Grant Competition is open to working photographers world-wide who are interested in creating work that helps illuminate aftermath issues, and encourages greater public understanding and discussion of these issues.

One $20,000 grant will be given out for 2013 and four finalists will be named.

The Aftermath Project

Am I Qualified to Apply for a Grant?

"Am I Qualified to Apply for a Grant?"

It's a question I hear a lot and it is a great question to ask yourself before you invest the time in filling out an application.

The first step is to actually read the guidelines for the grant, fellowship or residency you're interested in. Some have age or geography restrictions. Others are looking for specific types of artists or artwork. Once you have determined that you meet the qualifications you can move forward.

Just because you haven't had a ton of exhibitions or reviews doesn't mean you can't apply. Speaking from my own experience I know for a fact that you don't have to be an art star to get a great fellowship or grant. In fact many institutions are looking for artists who they haven't seen before or who haven't received a grant or residency yet. Never count yourself out because if you don't apply you definitely won't get it.

In my role as a reviewer and juror for fellowships and contests I can tell you that there are a lot of people with terrible, awful work out there who do apply. And I know there are lots of people out there who don't apply who have great work. My advice if you have any doubt about whether you should apply for a particular grant or fellowship is to look up the past winners and/or jurors for that award and ask their advice. Most are usually happy to give it and can provide you with some real insight into what you should do to improve your application.

Most of all just throw your hat in the ring. Do the best job possible on your application but always apply because you just never know!

Cartoon Rendon International Festival 2012

•Application Deadline


The Festival, only in the history of the country for their trajectory and continuity, has allowed to look at the perception of authors from 85 countries, main characters of the changes and experiences of the towns that contribute to the humanity’s growth with the same humour. With its laughing thought and its universal language, caricature is the most effective weapon against the thought that does not laugh.

You can participate with cartoons in white and black or in color. Size should not exceed 30 x 40 cm maximum. Each participant can present up to three cartoons per theme. You can also participate in the competition with cartoons that have already been published or rewarded previously.

There is no entry fee.


• Grand Prix Theme Woman: US 2.000
• Prize Theme Famous Women: US 500
• Prize Theme Débora Arango: US 500
• Prize Theme Free: US 500

The Festival is an event sponsored by the municipal administration of Rionegro (Colombia) during eighteen serial years in memory of Ricardo Rendón Bravo.

Monday, October 29, 2012


•Application Deadline



A performance may last between 10 and 45 minutes. This does may include site specific work (city, place of the festival) or participative works.

The project proposal comprises:

o completed application form

o project description (max. 2 A4-pages)

o short CVs for all participating artists (max. 1/2 A4-page per artist)

o Documentation of previous relevant work (Text, Videos, Images etc.)

Deadline: Tuesday 30th Oktober 2012

Submission guidelines:

We are proud to announce the third edition of the Festival PERFORM NOW! in Winterthur (aproxily end of September 2013).

PERFORM NOW! takes place every two years in Winterthur (Schweiz) and offers current trends in performance art. PERFORM NOW is a unique platform for contemporary forms of expression of art, dance, music and theater. Connected to the Festival is the Symposium TRANS: SCRIPT and the platform for newcomers, TRANS:FORMATOR. The TRANS:FORMATOR is addressed to young performer they either they just completed, going to complete their training or have been working for several years of the field of performance-art.

The Festival presents works from all areas of the Arts (transdisciplinary).

For the upcoming festival perform now! #3 we are looking for performance projects. The work must be suitable to show in a room that has not a classic stage or is a white cupe.

Performances can be visual, acoustic, moving, installative, participatory et cetera.

Grant For Young Filmmakers From Germany And Eastern Europe

Young filmmakers and students or graduated students from film and media academies from Germany and Eastern Europe are eligible for the contest. They must be 18 years old.

Only joint production teams may submit applications. Contestant teams must consist of Eastern European film artists and their German partners.

The team’s producer must submit the project.

The team must feature a

camera operator (not for animated films)

The Promotional Grant
The winning teams may use the Robert Bosch Stiftung grant of up to 70,000 euros.

Purpose of the Co-Production Prize
The Co-Production Prize for Young German and Eastern European Filmmakers offers young German filmmakers in the fields of production, directing, camera, and screenplay the opportunity to carry out a joint film project with colleagues from Eastern Europe.

Open call for applications: UNIDEE in Residence 2013

Open call for applications: UNIDEE in Residence 2013 - from 12th June to 12th October 2013

Deadline for application: 22nd January 2013
(Results on UNIDEE website by the end of February 2013)

Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, a non-profit organisation founded in 1998 in Biella (Italy), is glad to present a new edition of UNIDEE in Residence International Programme.
The project, which runs since 2000, focuses on the analysis of the relationship between art and society and investigates methodologies of creative interventions able to activate projects for a responsible social transformation.
The aim of UNIDEE in Residence is to bring together committed visual/video animators, artists, photographers, architects from all over the world for four months; their interaction and collaboration will result in a series of projects claiming for a socially responsible change in society.
During the programme, residents will develop their projects, live and work together, exchange ideas, attend lectures and project presentations. Moreover, Cittadellarte will arrange opportunities to meet and collaborate with experts as well as local partners, such as companies, schools, institutions and councils.
At the end of UNIDEE in Residence, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto will set up an open space, where the projects will be presented to the public.

Dates: 4 months (from 12th June to 12th October 2013)

Accommodation and working spaces:
Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy

Age: between 25 and 40
Education: degree at university level or in the process of graduating
Language: good proficiency in English required

Material to be submitted:
- A completed and signed application form
- Curriculum vitae
- A letter of personal motivation
- A letter of recommendation
- A proposed project that you intend to develop during the months of the residency
- Documentation of previous works

While applying, bear in mind each institution has slightly different requirements for applicants. Please visit the 'UNIDEE full financial support 2013' section for any further information. For those interested in the partial grant, please remember that you have to search for your own financial support from a third party to cover the cost of the programme.

Applications must be submitted to:

UNIDEE in Residence
Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga, 27 | 13900 Biella – Italy

Or by email:
For any further information:

Blog on the previous edition:

Friday, October 26, 2012

Call for Proposals. European Urban Media Network 2013

Medialab-Prado participe on the call for proposal to be developed within the European Urban Media Network for Connecting Cities.This 3-year Europe-wide initiative aim to create a networked infrastructure of urban screens and media facades to circulate artistic and socially relevant content.
This call is aimed at the selection of artistic and sociocultural proposals that use the mediafacades, digital facades and urban screens of the partners of this European network.
Deadline: November 4, 2012
Curated by: Nerea Calvillo 

General Approach

Connecting Cities Network aims to create a networked infrastructure of urban screens and media facades to circulate artistic and socially relevant content. The media facades will be transformed into local stages and open a global window for the public audience to create a dialogue and connect the local public virtually with the other places throughout Europe and beyond.
In 2013 through the topic Networked City 2013 will discuss the question of how urban media facades can become a catalyst for shared encounters in an identity-building temporary field of interaction across the borders of time and distance.
The curators of the Connecting Cities Network will select 9 artist projects for the Networked City 2013. These projects will be presented on the urban media facades of the participating cities and open live windows to the cities. The Connecting Cities Events within May and November 2013 will present simultaneously especially developed artists’ projects in all partner cities. The artists’ work will circulate within in the network and connect different cities with each other. All Connecting Cities Events will be followed by a research of audience and community development.The main challenge of Networked City will be to identify contents with relevance on an international level and to develop technology standards by comparing the different local and national circumstances and production conditions.

Entry Rules

Medialab-Prado, as a partner of the project, opens this public call to select at least one project to experiment with and activate the digital facade. The selected author will take part in the European workshop for artists and curators that will take place from Februrary 1 to 4, 2013 in Marseille. The selected project will have to be adapted to at least one more location of the European network.  How can art projects be used to connect the local public virtually with remote places? What are the expectations and visions of our European neighbours? Networked City 2013 intends to connect local neighbourhoods through participatory processes.
Who can apply
This call is for creatores, artists, developers, programmers... either individuals or collectives with the necessary technical knowledge to develop the project autonomously. The project will be supported by Medialab-Prado in terms of technical and logistical guidance for its installation and presentation in its digital facade at the Plaza de las Letras.

The works should:
  • be conceived for the Digital Facade of Medialab-Prado and at least one more of the devices integrated on the Connecting Cities Network.
  • operate on open source / mobile / simple systems
  • come with an outline of its technical specifications in order to allow it’s easy Europe-wide adaptation
  • be quickly to build up and remove.

Curatorial Criteria
The projects should include and explore the following issues:
  1. open-up a mainly commercially used urban screens and media facades infrastructure as a lab for the public audience and creative people to be actively engaged in socio-political environments and interconnecting hyper-local communities through participation and visualisation of site-specific processes
  2. the role of art and creative technology in shaping human futures in terms of migration and transformation processes across places towards reconciliation and encouragement of dialogue among conflicting factions within our future societies
  3. stimulate a public discourse about the changing relation and the future of our urban development through the information and communication technologies (ICT) and sharing expertise and knowledge.

Curators of the project: Susa Pop (Public Art Lab, Berlin), Christopher Lindinger & Roland Haring (Ars Electronica GmbH, Linz), Yves Bernard (iMAL, Brussels), Mike Stubbs (FACT, Liverpool), Minna Tarkka, (m-cult, Helsinki), Nerea Calvillo (Medialab-Prado, Madrid), Diana Civle (Riga 2014, Riga), Céline Jouenne (Videospread, Marseille), Özlem Alkis (BIS Body Process Arts Association, Istanbul), Tihomir Milovac (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb), Alain Mongeau (MUTEK, Montreal), Ina Studenroth, (Marseille Provence 2013, Marseille) and Martin Brynskov (Universidad de Aarhus, Aarhus).
Fees and production budget

Artists' fee: 1.500 €
Production costs: 2.000 €


Call Deadline: November 4, 2012
Curators' selection deadline: November 17, 2012.
Curators' and artists' workshop: February 1-4, 2013.
‘Joint Broadcasting Events’: From May to November, 2013

Technical Information

Technical information on the digital façade. 
Check out here the technical information of the rest of the partners' digital facades and urban screens.

Funded by Culture Programme of the European Union (2007-2013).

Witt Residency for Artists and Designers

Note this application has a $10 but it seems like a great opportunity and has a $20,000 stipend.


The Witt Residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers. The Witt residency provides students an alternative learning opportunity to engage with practicing artists who make use of resources across campus, therefore the ideal candidate must value collaboration, have good social and communication skills and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines. It is the goal of the Witt Residency to foster an atmosphere of inventive creative activity that extends throughout the University community.


Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. There is flexibility in how the time in residence is apportioned. In addition to the honorarium, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $5,000 funding support for project materials. The School encourages applications from individuals as well as from creative teams however, please be advised that the resources listed above are finite, including the travel budget. If teams apply, the expectation is that the award will be shared between its members.

How to Apply

The Witt Residency Program's application process is conducted using SlideRoom, an online review system. Applicants register and submit their application materials on the SlideRoom website using A&D’s portal. SlideRoom is web-based, so all applicants need is an Internet connection and a modern web browser - there is nothing to download or install. Applicants with prepared digital files can quickly upload their submission within minutes.
Applicants must submit their portfolio online at:
SlideRoom Application Requirements:
  • Complete the online application form, including resume/CV and references.
  • Upload media - this may include video, audio, and pdf files.
  • Submit the processing fee.
  • A&D’s SlideRoom portal offers complete instructions for submitting work. For technical assistance, a video tutorial is available at SlideRoom and applicants may access the SlideRoom help desk at
    Slideroom requires a nominal $10 application fee to offset the cost of media uploads and storage at the time of submission. The fee is paid by the applicant using a secure system via SlideRoom online as the final step in submitting the application.
    If you cannot use Slideroom and would like to make alternate arrangements, please email Chrisstina Hamilton at

    Application Schedule

    • Proposals Due – January 10, 2012
    • Selection Committee Review – February, 2012
      Selection Committee reviews materials and selects finalists to interview. Applicants will receive email notification, so please be sure to include your correct email address in your proposal.
    • Interviews – March/April, 2012
    • Notification – May 15, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Courthouse Gallery Call for Exhibition Proposals

The Lake George Arts Project invites regional, national, emerging and established artists to send exhibition proposals to the Courthouse Gallery. Preference is given to experimental or non-traditional work created in the last two years. We welcome proposals for special exhibitions, installations, mixed media presentations, and performance art. The postmark deadline is always January 31.

JPEG Images on CD: 10 to 12 digital images of recent work following these guidelines: Image Dimensions should be approximately 4 to 6 inches, and no more than 1200 x 1200 pixels (the longest dimension of the image must be no more than 1200 pixels). The file size for each image must be no larger than 2 MB. Submit only PC-compatible files, in jpeg format, in  or SRGB color mode only (No CMYK). Label each file (image) with a number and title. The first nine images must begin with a zero (for example: 01title.jpg, 02title.jpg…15title.jpg). This will ensure that they are presented chronologically and follow your Image Script. Please do not include other material on the CD. (Send only hard copy of resume, artist’s statement, and Image Script). Please do not send material that requires software, plug-ins, extensions or other executables to be downloaded or installed. The CD must be clearly labeled with your name.

1. 10 to 12 images (on CD)
Send only as Hardcopy:
2. Resume
3. Artist’s Statement
4. Image Script (numbered to correspond with your digital images or slides). The Image Script must have the following information: Artist's name, title of work/image, medium, dimensions of artwork, Date of work/activity.
5. A #10 Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope for notification letter. If you would like your materials returned to you please send appropriately sized SASE.

Please do not email proposals, or send links to web sites. Please do not send original art works with your application, we cannot be responsible for loss or damage. Selection and notification is usually complete by April.  Mail your proposal to:

Lake George Arts Project
Gallery Committee
1 Amherst Street
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-2616

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Princeton Fellowships For Writers and Artists

Deadline: November 1, 2012

Hodder Fellows

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to writers and other artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the 2013-2014 academic year. Hodder Fellows may be writers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, performance artists, or other kinds of artists or humanists who have "much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts;" they are selected more "for promise than for performance." Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the "studious leisure" to undertake significant new work.
Hodder Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton, but no formal teaching is involved. A $68,000 stipend is provided.  Fellowships cannot fund work leading to the Ph.D. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply

Apply by November 1, 2012 through the Princeton Human Resources website -; search Open Positions and enter key word “Hodder Fellows.” 

Submit a resume, a 3,000-word writing sample of recent work, and a project proposal of 500 to 750 words.
Performing and Visual Artists:
Submit a resume, a DVD of ten minutes of performance and/or 20 still images, and a project proposal of 500 to 750 words.
Label each item submitted on-line and/or via mail with your name and genre (ex: writer/fiction, writer/playwright, visual artist, etc.)
Submit written documents on-line:
Submit DVD and images via mail: Programs Office/Hodder Fellowship, Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts,185 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08544

The appointment of the Hodder Fellows are made each February.  An announcement of the award will be posted here.

Getty Scholar Grants for Curators and Researchers

November 1 2012

Getty Scholar grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

3 to 9 months (September to December 2013; January to June 2014; or September 2013 to June 2014)

A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on length of stay, need, and salary. The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, research assistance, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles.

Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Results are available ca. 6 months after the deadline.
Getty Scholar grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of:
  1. the overall quality of the application;
  2. how the proposed project bears upon the 2013-2014 annual research theme, Connecting Seas: Cultural and Artistic Exchange;
  3. the applicant's past achievements;
  4. how the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.
How To Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Residential Scholar application form, which includes completing an online information sheet, and uploading a Project Proposal, Curriculum Vitae, and optional Writing Sample by 6:00 p.m. PST, November 1, 2012.

Contact info

(310) 440-7374
(310) 440-7703

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Corning Museum of Glass Residency - Oct 31 deadline

The Studio’s Artist-in-Residence program brings artists from around the world to Corning. The artists spend a month at The Studio, exploring new directions in glass art, or expanding on their current bodies of work, while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum. At the end of the residency, each artist gives a presentation about his or her work. This is a free event held in The Studio Lecture Room and open to the public.

Transportation, as well as room and board, will be arranged for those invited to participate in these month-long programs. All basic supplies will be provided, and the facility will be made available whenever classes are not in session. Residents will have access to the Rakow Research Library and the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. Residents are expected to make their own work during a residency.

Residencies will be held in March, April, May, October, and November. One or two individuals will be selected for each month.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit your application including 10 digital images of your work, two letters of recommendation, a written proposal (including detailed information on your residency plans; necessary supplies, equipment, and assistants), the best months for you to participate, and a résumé.

Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide AIR Program

SPARC, Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide, is a community arts engagement program that places artists-in-residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. Artists selected through the program’s competitive application process will receive a stipend and access to workspace in senior centers in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for seniors. Application materials and guidelines are available on the websites of the five borough arts councils. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2012.

To access the SPARC application and more information visit

Brucebo Fine Art Summer Scholarship for Candian Artists.

Location: Gotland, Sweden.
Duration: 3 months.
Elegibility: Canadian artists.
Deadline: January 31st, 2013

To commemorate the very special Swedish-Canadian link of Caroline and William’s marriage and artistic life, two Fine Art Scholarships for Canadians were established: the Brucebo Fine Art Summer Scholarship and the William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship.

The Brucebo Summer Residency Scholarship provides funding for a three-month’s work stay at the Brucebo studio cottage, at Sjalso fishing village, 7 km. North of the Hanseatic and medieval City of Visby. The scholarship covers transport expenses, Canada-Visby/Gotland (return), free use of the studio cottage, plus a food stipend. The total value of the scholarship amounts to SEK 30,000 (plus)
The William Blair Bruce Travel Scholarship finances a systematic Fine Art European reserach/travel grant, to be undertaken either during the fall or winter. The scholarship can be part of a fine art related research project or of a thematic fine art study tour to various countries. Scholarship amount SEK 30,000 (Plus).

As of Fall 2002 the scholarship program is administered by the Concordia University Faculty of Fine Art, Associate Dean’s Office, Montréal.
For more detailed information about the scholarships please contact Dr. Jan O. Lundgren, Brucebo Foundation Liaison Officer in Canada, Geography Dpt., McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6.
For Application:

Should I pay to apply for a residency or fellowship?

"Should I pay to apply for a residency or fellowship?"

It's a question people ask all the time. While I will post lots of calls from lots of places what you won't find very much are calls for artists that you have to pay to enter. Of course there are exceptions but I find that most of the time when a gallery for example has a $65 fee to enter five images it's more about the gallery making money than anything else. Now of course it's tough these days to survive and everyone is trying to make a buck but I find the established and reputable organizations out there don't charge a fee to apply for their grants.

By definition I will be leaving out a lot of stuff but I feel pretty strongly that you shouldn't have to pay to apply for, let alone attend, an artist in residency program.

Monday, October 22, 2012

US National Parks Artist in Residency Programs

Did you know that the US National Parks Service offers several artist in residency programs?
Many parks within the US offer AIR programs so check out a few of these links, many of the deadlines are coming up soon!

Rocky Mountain National Park
Artists have had a long-standing impact on the formation, expansion and direction of our national parks. Painting the landscapes of the American West, visual artists like George Catlin and Albert Bierstadt focused attention on natural wonders in the western landscape, then unfamiliar to the eastern populace.
These visual records of early artists helped to stimulate the establishment of many of our national parks.
Today, painters continue to document national park landscapes with contemporary approaches and techniques. Writers, sculptors, musicians, composers, and other performing artists also draw upon the multifaceted quality of parks for inspiration.
These artists translate the national park's purpose, as a place of pleasure and preservation, into images which bring others enjoyment and a deeper understanding of the parks many Americans may never visit.
Rocky Mountain National Park's Artist-In-Residence Program continues this tradition.
To download a printable brochure and application, click

Zion National Park:
The Artist-in-Residence Program invites selected artists for a four-week period in the fall and spring. The primary residence is a historic house located on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Artists may also use a campsite in Zion Canyon, if preferred. The furnished house is large enough to provide adequate studio space. Artists must be self-sufficient, able to work independently in an isolated environment, and comply with all park regulations and policies.

Grand Canyon's Artist-in-Residence Programs
Whether you are a traditionalist in the vein of Thomas Moran or a contemporary artist creating new paths towards understanding both environmental and cultural issues, you are welcome here. The Artist-in-Residence Program offers professional artists the opportunity to spend three weeks on either the North or South Rim of Grand Canyon in housing provided by the National Park Service. The North Rim AiR program is seasonal, with six residencies during the spring, summer, and fall. The South Rim AiR program is year-round, providing twelve artist opportunities.

Visual arts: painters, sculptors, printmakers, new media artists, muralists, designers, ceramicists, artisans, multi-discipline artists, fiber artists, mixed media artists, jewelers
Media: photographers, film makers, videographers
Writers: fiction and non-nonfiction writers, poets, playwrights
Performing arts: composers, musicians, dancers, performance artists, storytellers, dramatic artists

AiR artist proposals should be site-specific to Grand Canyon National Park, support the park’s Interpretative Themes, and will focus on such issues as ecology, the environment, park advocacy, conservation and other themes relevant to the parks.

Everglades Artist in Residence Program
Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical wilderness in North America. It is known for its rich wildlife, particularly large wading birds, and it is the only place in the world where both alligators and crocodiles coexist.
The Everglades National Park Artist in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) program offers artists the opportunity to live and work in this unique environment for a period of up to one month. The works completed under this program will contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Everglades National Park. It is hoped that these works will characterize the Everglades for present and future generations, giving park visitors and the general public an opportunity to see our heritage through the eyes, and ears of the contributing artists.

There are a lot more residencies offered so visit the park serivice's website to explore for yourself!

Maryland Institute College of Art Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France

I'm also an alum of this program and highly recommend it!

The Maryland Institute College of Art is pleased to announce that it
is now accepting applications for the 2013 sessions of The Alfred and
Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France.

The dates of our two five-week sessions are:

Session I: Saturday May 18 to Friday June 21, 2013

Session II : Saturday June 29 to Friday August 2, 2013

The application deadline is February 1, 2013.

Those awarded a Residency will be notified by March 1, 2013.

The MICA Artist Residency in Brittany is housed in the medieval
riverside village of Léhon, a "Petite Cité de Caractère." Léhon is
graced by a ninth-century abbey and its gardens and by the ruins of
the oldest fortress in Brittany on a hill overlooking the village.
Léhon is a short walk along the river
Rance to the city of Dinan, which holds the coveted designation "Cité
d'Art et d'Histoire" and is close to Dinard, St. Malo, Mont Saint
Michel, and Rennes. The fishing villages and beaches of the Emerald
Coast are but a short drive away.

Competitive residencies are open to artists and artist-couples working
in any media. Complete information, including the on-line application
form, is available at

Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship and Residency in Germany - Deadline Oct 31st

I was lucky enough to be a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart Germany. This prestigious fellowship has it all: a monthly stipend, free housing and even a project budget for visual artists! If you're under 35 and are looking for six months to think and work without distraction this is the residency for you.

For the fourteenth time, Akademie Schloss Solitude is granting approx. 70 residency fellowships of three to twelve months in duration.
International artists are invited to apply from the following disciplines: Architecture (design, landscape architecture, urban planning), Visual Arts (including performance art), Performing Arts (stage design, dramatic texts, dramaturgy, musical theater, performance, direction, drama, dance), Design (fashion, costume, product and furniture design, visual communication), Literature (essay, criticism, poetry, prose, translation), Music/Sound (interpretation, sound installation, sound performance, composition) and Video/Film/New Media (including video installation, fiction and documentary).
With this year’s application round for residency fellowships from 2013–2015, two further fellowships for filmmakers (fiction and documentary) will be allocated within the discipline Video/Film/New Media. Each residency fellowship is endowed with 10.000 Euro (stipend and project budget) and is awarded in cooperation with the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg.

A specialist juror, jointly selected by the MFG Filmförderung and Akademie Schloss Solitude is responsible for the allocation of the fellowships. The final selection will be made in cooperation with the acting juror for Video/Film/New Media.

The jurors for these two further fellowships from 2013–2015 are Böller und Brot (Wiltrud Baier and Sigrun Köhler). Besides the artistic and filmic quality of the application, the applicant’s interest in cooperating with the film, art, and music scene in Baden-Württemberg will be crucial.
The general application criteria and modalities will apply. Interested persons are asked to apply within the discipline Video/Film/New Media.
Furthermore, scholars, scientists and professionals from the disciplines of the Humanities (including social sciences), Exact Sciences/Computer Sciences (with this year‘s focus on computer science, human computer interaction, electrical engineering, information systems, information science, and free and open source software), Economy/Economics, and Chess are invited to apply.
Persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years are welcome to apply. Currently enrolled university or college students (at the time of application) will not be considered for selection. Each fellowship recipient is granted Euro 1,100 per month, in addition to free lodging.
The independent jury consists of the jury chairperson Corinne Diserens and eleven specialist jurors who independently allocate the fellowships for their respective disciplines.

The jurors for this year’s application round are: Raqs: Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula & Shuddhabrata Sengupta (Visual Arts), Eyal Weizman (Architecture), Bojana Cvejic (Performing Arts), Saâdane Afif (Design), Maxi Obexer (Literature), Jean-Luc Plouvier and Tom Pauwels (Music/Sound) und Jean-Pierre Rehm (Video/Film/New Media). For the art, science & business program: Sarat Maharaj (Humanities), Seda Gürses (Exact Sciences) Akseli Virtanen (Economy/Economics) und Enrique Irazoqui (Chess).
Application deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2012 (Postmark). As of July 2 (0.00 CET), application forms can ONLY be downloaded from the application website

Free Money? You Don't Say....

For the past few years I've funded my own work through grants, fellowships and residencies aimed at artists and journalist. During that time I've gotten to live and travel to places like Tanzania, Germany, Spain and Slovakia. I've also tried my best to share upcoming deadlines among my friends and collegues.

But all that cross posting is a bit tiresome and of course only reaches the people I happen to know. So I've decided to start this blog as a resource to those of you out there who are looking for some "free money."

Of course nothing's ever truly free so I'll also talk about what it takes to be successful when applying for grants and fellowships and well as where to look. This will be a curated list of resources and deadlines but whenever possible I will try to give you links to places where you can find information on your own.

Let's start with a list of places to look!

Mira's List
A great resource for finding upcoming deadlines for all types of artists.

One of the two places I most reguarly visit when looking for artist in residency programs around the world. They also have a great deadlines section.

The other great site for residency listing that has its own deadlines section.

College Art Association
They have a regularly updated cite which features great sub sections like residencies, fellowships and exhibition opportunities.

Chicago Artists Resource
While many of the postings a specific to the Chicago area they do a great job of listing national and international calls as well.

Residency Unlimited
They do a great job at bringing together calls from some of the world's best artist in residency programs.