Thursday, January 31, 2013

John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

This year marks the twenty-third anniversary of the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards, established in 1989 by the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS). The awards are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching. CDS makes these awards to undergraduates attending Triangle-area universities to help them conduct summer-long documentary fieldwork projects. Student applicants should demonstrate an interest in documentary studies and possess the talent and skills necessary to conduct an intensive documentary project. These skills may include oral history, photography, film/video, nonfiction or creative writing, audio, or active interest in community service programs.

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

Lyndhurst House
1317 W. Pettigrew Street
Durham, NC 27705

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Women’s Studio Workshop Studio Residency Grant

Women’s Studio Workshop offers a six to eight week studio residency grant to support an artist creating a new body of work in one of WSW’s studio disciplines – intaglio, hand papermaking, letterpress printing, screen printing, book arts, and ceramics.

The grant includes a stipend of $350 per week, up to $500 toward materials used during the residency, travel costs up to $250 within the Continental US, housing, and unlimited studio use. Residency occurs 6-18 months after application. The artist will be provided with technical advice and assistance in production. WSW welcomes applications from artists in all stages of their careers. This Studio Residency Grant is a two-step juried process. WSW selects the artist, then sends their work to appropriate funders for final approval.

Monday, January 28, 2013

$15,000 Jane Chace Carroll MFA Scholarships

Deadline: 02/15/13

Jane Chace Carroll Scholarships - The New York Studio School is pleased to announce the Jane Chace Carroll Scholarships for excellence. Qualified entering MFA applicants are eligible to apply for scholarships of $15,000 per year for two full years of study. The awards are intended to provide highly gifted students the opportunity to experience a rigorous education in the visual arts among a talented peer group and under the guidance of internationally recognized faculty.

MFA and Scholarship Deadline- February 15, 2013
Contact: Case Jernigan, Recruitment Coordinator at
New York Studio School
8 West 8th Street
New York, NY 10011

Friday, January 25, 2013


Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is excited to announce the 2013-2014 DANCE MOViES Commission. This is an open call for artists, choreographers, dancers, and filmmakers working in the genre of dance for the screen.
The deadline for the proposals is February 15, 2013.

The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), founded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is dedicated to work which explores the integration of technology, media and the performing arts. Through the DANCE MOViES Commission, EMPAC aims to support and encourage the development of the genre of dance film and video in the Americas.
You can find more information about previous commissioned projects and EMPAC at To read more on the background and context of the DANCE MOViES Commissions, please visit the EMPAC website. For more information about the application process, please download the PROGRAM GUIDELINES PDF (online).

To apply go to:

Type of Work Supported

The EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission supports the creation of new works for the screen which vary widely in content and form, yet are united by the fact that the image on the screen was crafted by, or in collaboration with, a choreographer or movement-based artist. The works supported combine the possibilities and range of the moving image in all its technological facets with the physicality and movement-based modes of dance. Examples of works supported by the commission may include films that are narrative-driven, using the conventions of filmic story-telling; some may be abstract works which explore the inherent sympathies between the time-based, visual aspects of both dance and film; some may not even feature “dance” as is generally defined, but contain a powerful sense of how movement unfurls in time and how we create meaning from the dance of images; some may take advantage of tools such as computer processing, motion capture, simulation, animation, and image processing.
more info here:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking 2013-2014 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship applicants. The program is open to applicants who have distinguished credentials in the field of journalism and who have covered international news as working journalists for print, broadcast, or online media available in the United States. To qualify, an applicant must be authorized to work in the United States at the time the application is filed and for the duration of the fellowship. CFR does not sponsor for visas. Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can Apply Online between January 1 and March 1, 2013. For more information, please contact or 212.434.9740.

Research program at the Villa Arson in France Call for applications

The  Villa Arson is calling for applications for a new research program beginning in 2013.
The program is open to artists interested in developing a research project based on their artistic practice and on its modes of exhibition.
The goal of this two-year program is to enable five artists to develop their research and to produce work in exceptional surroundings. The whole of the Villa Arson’s production means will be at their disposal.
The team monitoring the program includes several persons from the Villa Arson: Pascal Pinaud, artist and member of the faculty, Joseph Mouton, writer and member of the faculty, Eric Mangion, director of the Centre national d'art contemporain, and Amel Nafti, Research Coordinator.

Applicants must have received their degree from an art school (or the equivalent) at least two years previously.
Applicants selected will benefit from privileged working conditions and from an invitation program extending to various guests: artists, curators, art critics and theoreticians.
Criteria for selection
The call for applications is open to all artists, regardless of their practice or medium.
There are five openings for the session 2013-2014.
The jury will consider first of all the quality of the artistic work, the relevancy of the applicant’s letter and the date at which the degree (DNSEP or the equivalent) has been obtained. An interview with the jury will be an essential aspect of the selection.
Please note: depending on the number of applicants, the jury is empowered to carry out a preselection based on the assessment of the candidates’ portfolios.
What to include in the application
Application must include the following elements:- A one-page letter in French explaining your reasons for integrating the program;
- a PDF portfolio of your work (maximum 5 MB) and a printed portfolio (A4 format maximum). You may include links to one or several websites;
- a CV in French, specifying where you have been trained and the teachers you have worked with;
- a photocopy of your degree or diploma certificate and proof of your identity (photocopy of your national identity card or passport);
- a letter of recommendation (in French or in English) written by an established personality of the art world
Conditions of your stay
Each artist selected will benefit from the following conditions and means:
- on campus studio housing at the Villa Arson for two years;
- an annual grant of €5000;
- private studio space and complete access to the school’s technical workshops;
- access to all existing resources in the context of artistic research at the Villa Arson;
- the production of an exhibition at the Centre d'art contemporain of the Villa Arson and financial support for production
This program will begin in april 2013.
Deadline for application: January 31, 2013 (portfolio must be postmarked by this deadline), the following being required:
- paper portfolio must be sent by mail to: Villa Arson - Candidature «5/7» à l'attention d'Amel Nafti, 20 avenue Stephen Liegeard 06105 Nice Cedex 02
- PDF files and attached files (not exceeding 5 MB) must be sent by e-mail to:
All inquiries are to be addressed to Research Coordinator Amel Nafti:  amel.nafti@villa-arson.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Global Supplementary Grant Call for Artists

The Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) is available to nationals of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Students pursuing doctorates in the medical, physical, chemical, technical or natural sciences as well as fine or performing arts are not eligible for this grant.

The Open Society Foundations offers supplementary grants to students from select countries in Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, the Middle East/North Africa, and South Asia. The program enables qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences at accredited universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Interflugs gives money to your projects!

Interflugs promotes self-organized, non-commercial projects and initiatives.

Our aim is to support inter- and cross-disciplinary projects, developed both within and outside the context of the university. We are especially interested in ideas and concepts that reflect upon critical and emancipatory topics of social and political relevance. Projects positioned within the university’s regular study system are usually not supported.

Interflugs funds material costs with a maximum of 250€ per project. We can also provide assistance in facilitating spaces, equipment, etc.

Our Project Support Meeting takes place every third monday of the month at 20:00 (see below for dates and exceptions), in Hardenbergstraße 33, room 9. No previous appointment is necessary for the proposal of a project.


Here are the dates for the next project funding meeting:

January 28, 2013
February 25, 2013
March 25, 2013
April 29, 2013

As always 8pm, room 9, Hardenbergstraße 33.

Guilford Sound two-week recording residency

We are pleased to announce that Guilford Sound is offering a two-week recording residency to an unsigned band or solo artist from the Northeast. The chosen artist will receive twelve 10-hr days of studio time, a stipend of $1000.00, and housing--a package valued at over $20,000. The residency will take place August 18-Sept 1, 2013. Applications will be accepted until March 29th and the artist/s will be announced at the end of May. We are excited to see what's out there for music and are hoping to find a gem that could use this opportunity to boost their career. Visit the residency page of our website for an application, and please share with musicians!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Project proposals for the 3rd Nomadic Village

We are seeking to invite artists from all over the world whose works look at themes of nomadism; artists who in their practice respond to and interact with places and people; artists who intentionally displace themselves to seek encounters that not only influence their work but form it; artists who create situations. Artists are asked to realise a project and present it on the last weekend, and to come with their own mobile ateliers/living units. In case you don't have one or travel too far to bring it, we can provide a limited number of rather unusual 'homes'.

The Nomadic Village is a 2-week settlement set up on a vacant lot close to an existing village. The nomadic artists' mobile homes/ateliers form the structure of the Village around On The Road Productions' (ORP) Steyr-Ikarus bus, which acts as its townhall. In this autonomous enviroment participants can freely experiment with new ways of working; it stimulates
creativity and exchange, and attracts local people to observe and participate in the process. At the end of the Village there is a public exhibition/show that invites a wider audience to appreciate the works produced during the Village.
The project is the brainchild of Captain Klaus, lead Artist and founder, from ORP/Austria.

Hosted by
tadlachance ( is the hosting association led by two artists Madeleine Doré (Canada/Quebec) and Francoise Rod (Swiss/French). Based near Marseilles
tadlachance is a stop-by for nomadic artists who create interventions and art events in public spaces.
Nomadic Village 2013 is a major event of the festival 'Nous serons tous d'ici', an Aubagne Community project in Marseille-Provence, European Capital of Culture 2013.
Cuges les Pins is a small town close to Marseilles. It wholeheartedly welcomes the Nomadic Village and will provide local facilities. Our Village will come into existence in the beginning of a valley leading to the Sainte Baume mountain on the northern fringe of Cuges les Pins, within easy walking distance to the centre. Cuges Les Pins and its poeple will become our art laboratory, an artistic playground.

The Nomadic Village will provide

• All meals provided by Cuges les Pins, with dinners cooked by Umesh Maddanahali
• Facilities - including electricity, toilets, running water, wifi
• Contact to the local community
• Communication and publicity
• Letters of invitation and other support to enable you to raise additional funds
• As a travel fund artists can apply for the Dizel Grant (see below)

How to apply
• This call is open to artists from all over the world, who preferably come with their own mobile space to live and work in.
• Application must include: bio, documentation of work, art process and project proposal.
• We prefer applications that are brief and to the point
• Deadline for proposals: 20th of February (artists will be notified about the selection after 15th of March 2013)
• Feel free to contact us before you apply.
• Make sure you are able to commit for the whole duration of the Village

The Dizel Grant
The Dizel Grant is an uncomplicated small grant to enable nomadic artists' travel to the Nomadic Village2013. It is especially for artist whose cost of travel is high. To apply for the Dizel grant send us your travel itinerary including costs. We highly encourage you to discuss this with us before submission and we can give you an idea of the level of support we can provide on a case by case basis.

• Monday 23rd - Wednesday 25th of September: Arrival and set-up
• Wednesday 25th: Launch event, press conference
• Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of October: Final presentation closing event
• Monday 7th of October: Last Breakfast

For questions and initial conversation before submission contact either:
Captain Klaus (German, English), +43(0)699 10316027
tadlachance ( French, English, Italian) + 39(0)4 42 73 97 21
e-mail for questions and submissions:
For further information on the Nomadic Village :

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Spread Art and PLAYGROUND DETROIT are teaming up to offer one NYC-based artist a month-long artist residency program in Detroit, MI this upcoming Spring 2013.  In collaboration with the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID), the residency will conclude in Detroit with a solo exhibit at Detroit Contemporary or Whitdel Arts, dependent on the artist medium. The artist will also participate in a group show during Bushwick Open Studios in Brooklyn, NY in early June 2013 for joint-exposure in both cities. As a part of the residency program, the artist will be asked to engage and give back to the Detroit community through a workshop with a local organization or youth group.
The NYC-DET Residency Program aims to generate and encourage exchange between local Detroit artists and artists from NYC, believing that this interaction is a unique way to gain new experiences in a different context, while encountering other view points and perspectives concerning contemporary art coming out of Detroit.

In addition to the exhibition opportunities in both Detroit and Brooklyn, the residency includes artist living arrangements at the Spread Art Residency House, use of Spread Art’s 2500 sq ft Michigan Avenue facility, use of a bicycle, and access to transportation when required.  The Michigan Avenue facility includes a ground floor 900 sq ft light filled multi-use space space with a full wall of mirrors and 20 ft ceilings. The downstairs development space is comprised of 1600 sq ft work studio.  The artist will also be introduced to members of the local art community as well as the greater Detroit community, and be invited to various events, gallery openings, and exhibits during their stay.  The residency program cost to the artist is travel/airfare between New York and Detroit, cost of materials for project, shipping of artwork between Detroit and Brooklyn, plus a $200 fee.
Key Dates:
Mid-April to Mid-May 2013: PD X Spread Art Residency at Spread Art Residency House in Detroit, MI (Mexicantown)
Mid/late May 2013: Artist solo show in Detroit, MI, held at Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) or Whitdel Arts
Early June 2013: Bushwick Open Studios Spread Art x PLAYGROUND DETROIT Summer Group Show, location TBA

Apply Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism

The Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism honor distinguished coverage of disadvantaged children, youth and families. More than 4,500 journalists have competed for the Casey Medals since 1994.

The awards were created to inspire and recognize exemplary reporting on children and families. Winning stories offer a fresh take on a significant issue, show enterprise in research and reporting and demonstrate masterful storytelling and impact. Judging is conducted by respected journalists and journalism educators.

First-place winners receive $1,000 and are honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in October. Runners-up and honorable mentions receive a certificate of merit. Categories include newspaper, video, magazine/nondail, audio, multimedia and photojournalism. A youth media category was added in 2012. The awards are funded by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Winners are announced in June.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Call for Applications: 2013 Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News

The International Women's Media Foundation will award three $20,000 grants to entrepreneurial women journalists proposing to use digital media in innovative ways to deliver the news. In addition to seed funding, the program provides coaching from leading entrepreneurs and digital news media experts.

A successful applicant will pitch an innovative digital news media enterprise with a well conceived plan for sustainability after initial funding has ended. She will clearly demonstrate how the enterprise delivers news in new ways, and she will outline tangible benchmarks for her success as a digital news media entrepreneur.

Applicants can be full-time, part-time or freelance women news media professionals based in the U.S. Funding is available for startups only. Personal blogs and one-time documentary projects will not be considered.

To apply, click here to start the online application process.

For more information about the application process, read the FAQs and follow #IWMFentrepreneur (@IWMF) on Twitter.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 25, 2013. Late applications will not be considered. Grant winners will be selected by an advisory committee comprised of digital news media experts and entrepreneurs. They will be announced in March 2013.
The Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier grant program is made possible with generous support from the Ford Foundation.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest Artist in Residency Program

6 week to 3 month residencies in a 14,000 acre forest in Kentucky. $2,500 stipend! Explore nature!
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

The Artist in Residence Program

Background Information

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a private, non-profit educational and recreational nature preserve located 20 minutes from the Louisville airport in Kentucky. Bernheim, founded in 1929 by philanthropist Isaac Wolfe Bernheim, opened to the public in 1950. More than 250,000 visitors connect with nature annually, by enjoying over 32 miles of hiking trails, a Canopy Tree Walk, a Children’s Play Garden, year-round educational programs and special events. Bernheim, steward to 14,500 acres of natural forest, includes a nationally recognized, 600-acre arboretum designed by the landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

Bernheim has won numerous awards for sustainability initiatives including LEED® Platinum for the Visitor Center, which was the first Platinum award in Kentucky and surrounding five-state region. Bernheim continues to be guided by founder I.W. Bernheim’s vision, which described creating visitor experiences that connect them with nature through various art experiences.

Please visit to learn more about the variety and depth of programs offered.

About the Program

The Artist in Residence Program is available to all visual artists in any medium. Applicants may be emerging or established artists on a regional, national or international level. Bernheim will provide living quarters and studio space for the recipient in exchange for a sculpture or artwork, a site-specific sculpture or temporary installation or project as a donation to the Bernheim.

The residency must include some form of public engagement. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals that include suggested forms of public engagement that reinforce Bernheim’s mission of “connecting people with nature” and extending that mission with communities within and beyond Bernheim’s physical borders.

Artists are encouraged to use this residency to further investigate, experiment, and explore avenues in their work. Bernheim is most interested in work that furthers expands the artist’s work and our understanding of the relationship between visual art and the natural world.

The recipient is required to live and work at Bernheim for a minimum of six weeks to two months and up to four months.  Bernheim will provide comfortable housing in a beautiful wooded setting, plus a honorarium of $2,500.00. Project materials may be provided or funded depending on the proposed project. Travel and other expenses are not included. The recipient will donate one or more pieces produced during the residency to Bernheim for its use. If it is tangible work, it will become part of the Bernheim Art Collection. Recipients will also be asked to interact with the public, which may include but is not limited to participating in interactive works, the development of or the making of the work, workshops and/or lectures, participating in CONNECT, or other Bernheim programs. (Please see for descriptions of programs, research and events.) Bernheim and the recipient will reach an agreement together regarding the work to be donated and the proposed public interaction.

Application Procedure

All visual artists (including sculptors, installation artists, multi-media artists, painters, photographers, environmental artists, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Sound and performance artists will be considered – please contact Bernheim. All applications must include: resume, 10 labeled images on a CD, DVD or video with corresponding itemized list, project proposal, artist statement, proposed public interaction, and self addressed stamped envelope with proper postage for return of materials if desired. (Otherwise materials will be recycled).

Applications are accepted annually from November 1st through January 30th of each year. All applicants will receive notification by email in late March.

A panel of professional jurors will select the award recipient based on the quality of the work or proposed project submitted. Support materials such as catalogs, reviews, etc. will be considered, but only as a secondary resource. The goal in all of Bernheim’s activities is to help realize its mission of strengthening the bond between people and nature. Bernheim Artist in Residence is awarded on an annual basis to a talented artist who will work within the forest and/or arboretum to create works that are inspired by and potentially installed in the natural world. The Residency provides the artist an opportunity to advance their work while enhancing awareness of Bernheim’s goals and mission regionally, nationally and internationally.

Please note: Bernheim does not accept electronic submissions at this time.

No original works, or emailed submissions with linked or attached works will be accepted. We will not be responsible for safety of your digital files during shipping, and due to the large volume of submissions, will not be able to return your submissions unless return packaging and postage is supplied. We recommend submitting all materials by certified mail, Federal Express, or UPS Next Day Air, all of which will provide a return receipt.

For further information about the Artist in Residence program contact:

Martha Winans Slaughter at

Address all submissions to:

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest


2499 Clermont Road,

Clermont Kentucky 40110

All entrants will receive notification late March.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Zeitgeist Juried Exhibition SOMArts Gallery

Deadline: January 15, 2013

Scholars have long maintained that each era has a unique spirit, a nature or climate that sets it apart from all other epochs. In German, such a spirit is known as "Zeitgeist," from the German words "Zeit," meaning "time," and "Geist," meaning "spirit" or "ghost." Some writers and artists assert that the true zeitgeist of an era cannot be known until it is over, and several have declared that only artists or philosophers can adequately explain it. While we are not setting out to define a Queer Zeitgeist, the exhibition will expose and comment on manifestations of our cultural moment.

We are looking for artistic expressions that reflect or critique the intellectual, ethical and cultural climate of our queer times.

We hope to present trends in queer arts such as: queer craft, traditional as well as experimental works of painting, drawing, and sculpture, work that foregrounds emotional content and/or performance over formal aesthetics, new ways of representing the erotic, the body, gender and identity, reflections on the queer archive, ideas of domesticity, new ways of thinking about public and private space, queer time, remixed and repurposed work including collage and assemblage, eco/environmental work, the return to analog, all things digital, networked art, manifestations of social practice, relational work, collaborative work, activist art, interventions, propaganda, new approaches to film and video, audio art. International artists that offer a global perspective on queer art making are strongly encouraged to apply.
All media and artistic practices will be considered.

Zeitgeist Market
As part of our exhibition we are creating a one-day art market. If you have an idea, product, craft or performative engagement that you’d like to sell/exchange in our market please describe your product and/or exchange system. Please make it clear in your proposal that you want to be in the Zeitgeist Market.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2013
Please send the following to:
1. Please send visual documentation of previous work or work in progress. You may submit 2 to 5 jpegs, video links to YouTube or Vimeo or web links to images or projects. Please carefully label your images beginning with your last name and image number (example: Lastname_Image1.jpg).
2. Please include a Work Sample list describing each sample. (Title, Date, Medium)
2. If you are submitting a proposal for an installation please submit a detailed description and plan for your project including rough dimensions and any special hardware or rigging requirements.
3. For all other non-traditional media, please submit a proposal no longer that 2 pages with an appropriate work sample that will help the curators understand your idea. Please feel free to contact the exhibition coordinator if you are uncertain about what to submit.
4. A brief resume
5. A brief statement explaining how your work addresses the exhibition’s theme. How does your work reflect or critique the intellectual, ethical and cultural climate of our queer times.
Please send your submission via email to Zeitgeist@queerculturalcenter .org
Our Mailing Address is:
Queer Cultural Center (Qcc)
c/o African American Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Note: Arrangements and expenses for shipping/delivery/retrieval are the responsibility of the artist. All non-installation must arrive/be delivered “ready to hang.” Artworks are insured by the gallery from the time they enter the gallery until they leave.

Core Program Museum of Fine Arts Houston

The Core Program
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Artists and Critical Studies Residencies
Application Deadline: April 1, 2013

The Core Program awards postgraduate residencies to highly motivated, emerging visual artists and critical writers who have not yet fully developed their practices and share a commitment to critical dialogue. Throughout the year, residents engage in ongoing dialogue with each other and with pre-eminent artists, critics, curators, and art historians invited to conduct seminars, lecture, and meet with residents individually. Each resident receives a stipend, health insurance, and private studio/office space. The residency term is nine months, from September to May. Residents may apply for a second term.

For application instructions, please visit

Friday, January 11, 2013

Journalism junkies: Spend this summer with Google

In an effort to help develop the next crop of reporters working to keep the world informed, educated and entertained, we have created the Google Journalism Fellowship. As a company dedicated to making the world’s information easily accessible, Google recognizes that behind many blue links is a journalist and that quality journalism is a key ingredient of a vibrant and functioning society.

The program is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations -- from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age.

There will be a focus on data driven journalism, online free expression and rethinking the business of journalism. The 10-week long Fellowship will open with a week at the Knight Foundation and end with a week at Google, split between Google News and YouTube.

    Participating organizations are based in Berkeley, CA, Columbia, MO, Cambridge, MA, St. Petersburg/Miami, FL, New York, NY and Washington, DC.
    They include the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors, the Knight Foundation, Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, Poynter, Nieman Journalism Lab and ProPublica.

More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the Fellows are outlined on the Host Organizations page.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including researching and writing stories, contributing to open source data programs, creating timely data to accurately frame public debates about media in the United States and the world as well as finding new and compelling ways to use data to tell stories.
Who should apply?

We're looking for students who are passionate about journalism and the role that technology can play in the industry and the pursuit of their craft. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

    Demonstrated or stated commitment to journalism - especially in the fields of data driven journalism or freedom of expression online
    An interest in exploring and creating business models to help the industry in the digital age
    Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
    First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 USD for 10 weeks during the summer of 2013 (June-August) and a travel budget of $1,000 USD.

The Fellowship will start on June 3, 2013 with the first week at the Knight Foundation in Florida. Fellows will join their host organization on June 10, 2013 and finish with a week at Google in California on August 5, 2013.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cow House Studios Art Educator Residency

Each year during the spring Cow House Studios provide residency opportunities to artists teaching at second or third level institutions. We believe a meaningful and engaging art education is rooted in teachers maintaining their own artistic practice. Committed educators are often challenged to find the time necessary to focus on their own work. Our residencies provide uninterrupted time to think and create, to develop new ideas, and engage with an intimate community of artists in a unique environment.

Applications are open to both Irish and international, second and third level educators working in any visual art medium. Applicants may apply for a one, two, three or four week stay. At any given time there will be up to four artists residing at the studios. Cow House Studios provide shared accommodation, and twenty-four hour access to the studio and facilities. The 343 m2 (3700 ft2) open plan space contains a wood shop, darkroom and computer lab. Generous individual spaces are provided, each with abundant natural light.

Successful applicants are responsible for travel, art materials and living expenses. Participants will be asked to contribute €40 per week for consumables, studio and accommodation maintenance.

Programme Dates

The 2013 Art Educator Residency Programme will run weekly from March 09 to April 13, 2013

Application Submission Date

The application deadline is January 31st, 2013.


Applications are open to Irish and international educators working in any visual arts medium.

Application Guidelines:

Submit the following documents in PDF format…
1 CV/resume
2 Artist Statement
3 List of images/video Include title, year, medium & dimensions.

Include 10 - 20 jpeg images maximum of 1200 pixels on the largest side and/or up to 10 minutes of video in quicktime format of your most recent work.

Name each file with your own name in the following format… JohnSmith_01

Please send the files using the service to by January 31st, 2013. In your email please specify the dates you would like to attend.

You will receive a confirmation of receipt within three working days.


A selection panel will review the submissions and make its decision solely on the information provided. The panel members include studio staff, practicing artists and other arts professionals. Applicants will be notified of the results for the 2013 residency by email before January 12, 2013.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2013 Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program for Journalists

American print and broadcast journalists have until March 1, 2013, to apply for a two-month professional exchange program in Germany. Successful applicants will spend August and September living, working and reporting for their home and host news organizations from across the Atlantic.

The Arthur F. Burns Fellowships is a competitive program open to media professionals between the ages of 21 and 37 who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, news agency or who work free-lance and/or online. Participant qualifications also include a demonstrated journalistic talent and a strong interest in European affairs. Foreign language proficiency is an important consideration in the selection process.

Ten U.S. journalists are each granted a $4,000 living stipend while they are abroad, with an additional $1,200 for domestic airfare to Washington and international airfare to Germany. The program also covers lodging in Washington, D.C. for a joint one-week group orientation session in July. A select number of fellows will be chosen to undergo intensive language training before their departure to Germany. Expenses will be covered and details will be made available after fellows have been selected.

Former Burns program participants have access to a large and active alumni network of more than 450 journalists. Burns alumni can apply for travel and research grants, enter their work for the annual Burns and Kennan awards, and attend annual alumni dinners and conferences.

The program – under patronage by German Ambassador Dr. Peter Ammon in Washington and U.S. Ambassador Philip D. Murphy in Berlin – is jointly administered by the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C. and the Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP) in Königstein, Germany.

For more information, including the application form, please visit or contact

Call for Proposals Walker’s Point Center for the Arts

Please Note: Proposals are accepted year-round, and due to the large number of submissions received WPCA cannot guarantee immediate overview of proposals. Submissions will not be returned. Emailed proposals will not be reviewed. All work samples should be of good quality. Please do not send originals as we cannot accept liability for damage or loss.

Must be at least 18 years of age and currently active in local or national art communities.
Work of all mediums accepted including:
  • 2D
  • 3D
  • Installation
  • Performance
Submission Guidelines/What to Send:
Exhibitions curated from submissions are typically comprised of two or more artists. WPCA does not offer solo exhibitions but has two exhibition spaces that may allow for individual display. Artists may apply individually and if chosen, will be paired with other artists. We do not accept emailed submissions. We may keep your submission on file for up to 8 months. Do not call or email to check on your submission as the Exhibitions Committee will respond after the submission has been reviewed. WPCA does not return work. Please only send materials that do not need to be returned.
Small stipends are available for accepted proposals. There is a $10 entry fee, $5 for members. Shipping will be the responsibility of the artist. WPCA retains 30% of all sales. Further details will be availalbe upon acceptance.
  • 10-15 color JPEG images of your work on disc. Digital images must be PC compatible at 300 dpi, approximately 5″-7″. Name files with corresponding numbers (01, 02, 03, etc) from image list (example: “01.jpg”). Please submit professionally photographed digital images accurately representative of your work.
  • A hard copy image list, in order according to file name on disc (example: “09.jpg” listed as #9 on list), title, year, dimensions and medium of each image.
  • A current resume indicating your exhibition history (no longer than two pages) including your name, email, phone and address
  • Current artist statement (no longer than one page)
  • For installation/performance include project description/proposal
  • For film/time-based media: submit samples on a standard 5″ DVD. Label each sample externally with given file name (with corresponding number), artist’s name and title of work. Include any further information on image list.
  • Artist groups may submit proposals together, but must include individual resumes for each artist in the group.
  • Artists submitting proposals to exhibit individual work in a group show, must indicate this in the cover letter and list artists they are proposing to exhibit with.
  • On disc, create a folder with your full name and place digital copies of your statement, resume, proposal, images list and documentation inside the folder with the CD including images.
  • $10 entry fee, $5 for members (Deductible to the extent allowed by law, entrants will receive a receipt for fee.)
If you have any questions please contact Membership/Exhibitions Coordinator Mary Overman at 414.672.2787 x13.
Mail gallery proposal to:
Attn: Exhibitions Committee
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
839 S. 5th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Neddy at Cornish annual artist award program


The Neddy at Cornish is an annual artist award program supported by the Behnke Foundation and housed at Cornish College of the Arts in memory of Robert E. (“Ned”) Behnke and in celebration of his life as an artist. Each year, two $25,000 unrestricted awards are given—one in painting and one in any medium or combination of media grounded in the visual arts—to artists living and working in the greater Puget Sound region. Six finalists will also receive $1,000 and will be included in a group exhibition each June.


Ned Behnke was a beloved member of the Behnke Family and a renowned and talented painter. Ned had a passion for the arts that extended beyond his own work. He appreciated the myriad forms that art takes and the way in which art can foster a conscious, vital, and more livable world. After Ned’s untimely death, Shari D. Behnke created the Neddy in 1996 as a way to honor both his legacy as a visual artist and his deep connection to the Seattle art community. Under the auspices of the Behnke Foundation, the Neddy has become one of the most important art awards in Seattle. The artists who have been recognized have a unique vision and a strong passion for their art as well as for the transformative potential of art to enliven and enrich the world in which they live and practice.

In 2011, the Behnke Foundation transferred the program to Cornish College of the Arts to house and administer the Neddy at Cornish artist award program. Building on the history Ned shared with the College and on the shared commitment of the Foundation and the College to invigorate and sustain communities through art, the Neddy at Cornish program will continue to make two substantial and unrestricted awards to Seattle artists each year. To assist the College, an advisory board of regional arts professionals will offer their external perspective and expertise.


There are two Neddy awards each year. Recipients will demonstrate artistic distinction through an established body of work and a commitment to their practice. In honor of Ned and his passion for painting, one Neddy celebrates artists that continue to innovate through this traditional medium. Reflecting the ever-increasing possibilities in contemporary art practices, one Neddy honors artists that work in any medium or combination of media grounded in the visual arts.

Ned Behnke embodied Cornish College of the Art’s mission of developing artists as citizens—individuals who create outstanding artwork with an applied consciousness of responsibility to society. As the awards honor Ned’s legacy, Neddy recipients will reflect and embody his belief in the power of art and artists to be positive forces in our world. The criteria for both awards are:

1. Demonstrated commitment to and ongoing development of one’s artistic vision.
2. Demonstrated engagement with the world around them through their art practice, broadly understood.


Artists may apply for a Neddy at Cornish artist award if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

- Artists must be full-time residents of Washington State, residing in the greater Puget Sound region (Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom counties).
- Artists must be 18 years of age or older during the time of application.
- Artists must be currently active, demonstrating an ongoing pattern of producing and presenting work.
- Students in either undergraduate or graduate degree programs at the time of application are NOT eligible.
- Neddy at Cornish advisors, program staff, and the immediate families of each are not eligible.
- “Artist” is defined to mean either one artist or several artists who work as a single unit.

Applicants are invited to contact program staff with questions about eligibility.


The Neddy at Cornish will be accepting applications through All submitting artists (whether submitting images, audio, video or a combination) should create an Artists’ profile on this website, upload 10-15 media files and proceed by applying for the Neddy. Applicants are required to submit an artist’s resume and provide two statements for the review panel.


A panel of three regional arts professionals will review all applications and select four painters and four open medium artists, for a total of eight finalists. From these eight artists, a single juror from outside the region will review portfolios and visit the eight artists’ studios, ultimately selecting one artist in each category (painting and open medium) to receive the 2013 award.

First Round: A panel of three regional arts professionals reviews the submitted application materials as a group, ultimately selecting four in each category, for a total of eight artists.

Final Round: A single juror from outside the region will conduct individual studio visits with each of the eight artists. Studio visits will be scheduled with the artists sometime in April of the award year, and will be facilitated by the Neddy at Cornish program staff.

Notification: Following the studio visits, the juror will select the two Neddy award recipients. The remaining six finalists will also receive special recognition through a $1,000 award and inclusion in the Neddy at Cornish exhibition. The Neddy Program Director will notify the two 2013 Neddy at Cornish artists and the six finalists to congratulate them.

- The two 2013 Neddy at Cornish artists will each receive $25,000.
- The six 2013 Neddy at Cornish finalists will each receive $1,000.
- All eight 2013 Neddy artists will be featured in a group exhibition and reception in their honor in the Cornish Main Gallery, September, 2013.


- March 3, 2013: Open call application deadline.
- June 2013: Reception announcing finalists.
- July 2013: Studio visits with final selector.
- August 2013: Announcement of awardees.
- September, 2013: The Neddy at Cornish exhibition.
- September 2013-May 2013: Supporting programming, to be 
developed with the two 2013 awardees.

The 2013 Neddy at Cornish Program

The Neddy at Cornish program offers unrestricted $25,000 awards to artists who demonstrate a distinctive artistic practice or perspective and who engage with the community at large. To deepen the impact of these awards, Cornish College of the Arts is excited to undertake a year-long series of events and activities to honor and support the work of the recipients, and will, where feasible, make physical resources available to the artists. After an initial conversation with program staff, and depending on their interests and availability, the two 2013 Neddy at Cornish artists can elect to suggest or develop programs themselves, or can rely on program staff to shape events that reflect and highlight the awardees’ areas of artistic endeavor. Programming possibilities include, but are not limited to artist talks, studio visits, student critiques, panel discussions, or additional exhibitions. In addition to these programs and the annual exhibition, the College will host an annual Robert E. “Ned” Behnke Lecture, inviting an artist or scholar of stature to the campus for a talk and discussion of timely issues relevant to the mission of the Neddy at Cornish program.

Please contact Cornish College of the Arts if you have any questions regarding the application process: (206) 726-5116; or email


The Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program

  • If you are a working journalist with less than 10 years of professional experience in print or online journalism, you are eligible to apply for an exciting fellowship program offered by the Phillips Foundation. Applicants propose a one-year writing project on a topic of their choosing, focusing on journalism supportive of American culture and a free society. In addition, the Foundation awards separate fellowships on the environment, on free enterprise and on law enforcement.

The Phillips Foundation offers full-time $50,000 gold fellowships and part-time $25,000 silver fellowships. The gold fellowships include a $40,000 fellowship grant and up to $10,000 to reimburse expenses. The silver fellowships comprise a $20,000 grant and up to $5,000 for expenses. The Phillips Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 to advance constitutional principles, a democratic society and a vibrant free enterprise system. The Foundation inaugurated its annual journalism fellowship program in 1994. A journalistic project funded under this program should be original and publishable. It will be delivered in four quarterly installments with the potential to be published sequentially in a periodical publication or all together as a book. In addition to the funds set aside to reimburse the Fellow's expenses ($10,000 for a full-time fellowship and $5,000 for a part-time fellowship), the fellowship grant will be paid in four increments to correspond with completion of the quarterly writing installments. Applications for the 2013 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowships will be accepted later this year.  Applications must be postmarked by February 12. Finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C., next spring for interviews with the judges, and the winner will be announced at an awards dinner at the National Press Club. The fellowships will commence on September 1. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. The Phillips Foundation, 1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20001. Attn.: John Farley (202) 677-4609, E-mail: Deadline: February 12, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Associated Press seeks interns worldwide


Full-time students and recent graduates worldwide can apply for a summer internship.
The Associated Press offers its Global News Internship Program - a 12-week paid, individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists.

Internships are offered in eight U.S. cities - Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. - and 10 international locations - London, Jerusalem, Seoul, Mexico City, Rome, Bangkok, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow.

Interns will contribute to AP’s text, video and photo reports. Responsibilities include tracking down information, conducting interviews, monitoring social media and covering breaking news stories, either by phone or going to the scene. Assignments may include covering general, sports, business or entertainment spot news or features.

Interns must show proof of legal authorization to intern in the assigned country prior to the start of the internship.

Candidates must send a 300-word autobiographical essay, a resume, a cover letter, three to five work samples and two recommendation letters by January 16.

For more information, click here:

Artist-in-Residence Program at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site seeks writers, composers, and visual and performing artists for the park’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program. The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to all professional American artists whose work can be inspired by the history and beauty of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The park offers two residencies of two to eight weeks each from April through September. For more information about the Artist-in-Residence Program and how to apply, contact Kristin Gibbs at (319) 643-7866 or visit the park’s website:

The application period closes on Friday, February 1, 2013.

The Artist-in-Residence Program at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site promotes creative means of communicating the park's national significance and its relevance to park visitors. Artists have been part of national parks since the 1870s when famed painters played a vital role in documenting the majestic landscapes of the West. It was through their works of art that many first saw these special places in America. Today artists are working in more than 40 units of the National Park Service through Artist-in-Residence Programs. Works from past Artists-in-Residence at Herbert Hoover NHS are on display in the park’s visitor center and at the West Branch Public Library. The 2012 Artist-in-Residence Program at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site featured painter Steven S. Walker of Ohio and photographer Missy Gaido Allen of Iowa City.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to find a parking space. For more information go online at or call (319) 643-2541.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch, Iowa 52358

319 643-2541 phone
319 643-7864 fax

Southwestern Pennsylvania Creative Development Grants

Creative Development Grants: Professional artists in any discipline/media and at any career stage may apply for grants of up to $10,000 to further their artistic and career goals. Applicants must be professional artists with a significant body of original works of art; 21 years of age or older; a current resident of an eligible southwestern Pennsylvania county; and not currently enrolled as a full-time student.

Sponsored by the Heinz Endowments and the Pittsburgh Foundation, Investing in Professional Artists: The Pittsburgh Region Artists Program is designed to provide resources to professional artists living and working in southwestern Pennsylvania.

The goals of the program are to support the creative development of professional artists in the region, to create career advancement and recognition opportunities, to incentivize creative partnerships between artists and local cultural organizations, and to increase the visibility of independent working artists in the region's cultural life.

Monday, January 7, 2013

In/finite Earth

In/finite Earth asks emerging artists to showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints at the intersection of environmentalism, creativity, and disability.

Regardless of continent, country, or culture, over six billion people draw sustenance from the shared resources of our planet, repercussions for which are still unfolding. In/finite Earth is a call to artists to engage in the physical, emotional, and creative ties we share across our planet, and present their artistic perspectives regarding the natural world, sustainability, and our collective future.

Submitted artwork should illustrate these thematic ideas, which may be achieved through broad, abstracted references or detailed personal creations. Your submission might also reflect your experience of living with a disability and its role in shaping or transforming your art.

This exhibition is presented by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ VSA & Accessibility Office and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

The exhibition
Fifteen artists will be selected for the exhibition and will share $60,000 in cash awards: a $20,000 grand prize, a $10,000 first award, a $6,000 second award, and 12 awards of excellence of $2,000 each.

The exhibition takes place at the Smithsonian Institution’s S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, D.C., from September 2013 to December 2012 and may travel nationally to additional venues. Awardees will be honored at an opening reception on Capitol Hill.

Who can apply?
The call is open to artists ages 16–25 living in the United States who have a disability. As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Disability may be physical, developmental, mental, or learning. Previous award recipients are not eligible to apply.

Submissions must be original work completed within the last three years and after the onset of disability.

Eligible media include but are not limited to paintings and drawings (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, or charcoal); fine art prints; photography; computer-generated prints; digital art; and time-based media (video, film). All work must have a visual component. Two-dimensional artwork should not exceed 60 inches in either dimension. Sculpture should not exceed 24 inches in any dimension.

Fragile or precious materials that cannot withstand handling, storage, and transportation will not be accepted.

The jury process
A panel of distinguished practicing artists, curators, and arts administrators will determine work standards, review submitted materials, and select the 15 artists for the exhibition. The jury looks at the following qualities when selecting exhibit artists:
• Demonstration of original ideas in the work submitted
• Connection to exhibition theme
• Visual cohesion among the images submitted

Work that suggests visual plagiarism, such as a direct copy of another artist’s work, will not be accepted. All decisions are final.

Applying to this call
All materials should be submitted in digital format through CaFE at No slides will be accepted. Interested artists will be required to create a CaFE profile to apply.

Do not send original artwork.

Please have the following materials ready when applying for this call for art:

1. 4 digital images of selected artwork, formatted to CaFE standards

2. Caption information for each artwork digital image: Artwork title, Year made, Medium, Dimensions, Description

3. A short biography of the artist (one paragraph) that includes hometown, hobbies, interests, academic achievements, honors and awards received, and future goals.

4. Personal statement (2 pages maximum, Word or PDF format) that answers the following questions:
• Describe how your artwork relates to the exhibit theme of In/finite Earth.
• What role does art play in living with your disability? Does your disability affect your artwork in any way?
• When did you start creating your artwork and what motivated you to begin?

5. 1 digital image of the artist’s headshot

Supplemental material
Film and video artists must complete an application in CaFE, then should supplement their application by mailing a CD or DVD of their full-length work. On the CaFE application, please allocate at least one of the four JPEG image slots to a still from your video or film.

Any CDs or DVDs received must be ready to play using Windows Media Player, Real Player, or QuickTime. U.S.-compatible formats are encouraged; no VHS tapes or mini-DVDs will be accepted.

The jury will review two minutes of a video or audio file along with the four submitted images. Artists should note a specific two-minute segment to be reviewed, indicating the segment times in their submission. The jury may opt to view the entire video based on this segment.

Supplemental materials should be sent directly to:
Kennedy Center
PO Box 101510
Arlington, VA 22210
Attn: VSA / VW call for art

All supplemental materials must arrive by June 9, 2013.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers

All women who consider themselves emerging playwrights (as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights) are eligible to apply for the FEWW Prize. Playwrights from all over the world are encouraged to apply, but the play must be written in English. Eligibility does not require that a submitted work adhere to the traditional three-act structure. One-acts, two-acts (even four-, five-, six- acts), monologues, adaptations, and any other wild or deceptively tame format will be considered with equal seriousness. The only absolute requirement is that the submitted text be a completed full-length work for theater.

The Winner will be chosen by a committee selected by the board members of Leah Ryan's FEWW, and will be presented her award as part of the 2013 Lily Awards, which honors the work of women in American theater.
The Winner will also receive a cash award of $1,000 as well as a staged reading of her play hosted by FEWW at a theater in New York City. In addition, a stipend of up to $700 for travel and accommodation may be provided by FEWW if necessary.
We will begin accepting applications for this year’s prize on November 1, 2012.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm EST on January 14, 2013.
Applications must include the following:
1. Ten pages excerpted from a fully-developed, completed script. Please note: finalists will be required to submit the complete script to the FEWW;
2. A cover letter of no more than 300 words describing yourself and your work. Be sure the letter includes your contact information including mailing address, daytime telephone number, and email address;
3. Your resume or a bio;
4. One letter of recommendation/support from someone who knows you and your work well.
Finalists will be contacted by April 1st and will have one week within which to to submit their full play.

City of Seattle: Landsburg Park Call For Public Art

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a unique artwork for Landsburg Park as part of the Landsburg Facilities and Chlorination Project located at 28700 Southeast 252nd Place in Ravensdale, Washington. The artwork will recognize and honor the original residents of the area, and should be reflective of the Coast Salish cultures, especially tribal nations, that have a historic connection to this territory. The call is open to established professional artists residing in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington state and who are eligible to work in the United States. Applications close 11 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time).

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a municipal utility owned by the city of Seattle and funded entirely by the rates paid for its services. SPU provides drinking water to 1.45 million people in the Puget Sound region, including Seattle residents and the customers of other water districts and cities in King County and parts of Snohomish County. SPU owns a majority of the land at both the Cedar River and Tolt watersheds and manages them for the protection of the water supply, the conservation and restoration of high-quality habitat for fish and wildlife, and the conservation of cultural resources. SPU also provides drainage services within the Seattle city limits to prevent flooding, reduce contamination of surface water, and protect and restore habitat in the urban creeks that serve as part of the city’s natural drainage system.

Seattle Public Utilities is planning improvements for the Landsburg Facilities and Chlorination Project, including subtle changes to Landsburg Park. The Landsburg Facilities site is a pristine forested area in the western foothills of the Cascade mountain range. The overall site can be broken down into three principle parts: the Water Operations and Treatment Facility, the Cedar River Sockeye Hatchery, and Landsburg Park (which is the selected location for art). A large part of Landsburg Park consists of mown turf for passive and active recreation. Clusters of trees are interspersed within the lawn. A buffer consisting of native and non-native vegetation is present along the shoreline of the Cedar River.

The artwork project site is Landsburg Park, the public portion of the Landsburg Facilities and Chlorination Project, located at 28700 Southeast 252nd Place in Ravensdale, Wash. This site lies 28 miles southeast of Seattle in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed.

Various SPU facilities, including Landsburg Park, the Cedar River Sockeye Hatchery, and the Water Operations and Treatment Facility, are all accessed from Landsburg Road S.E. at the west end of the site. A gravel parking lot adjacent to Landsburg Road S.E. is available for visitors to Landsburg Park. Park Road traverses the north boundary of Landsburg Park.

The artwork will be located in Landsburg Park, which is adjacent to Cedar River at the westernmost part of the site. This area offers visitors a small pedestrian-only picnic area and open space for play, composed primarily of turf grass. The park is most heavily used during the summer and receives relatively few visitors in the off season. Landsburg Park has only a few structures. These include a covered picnic structure; picnic tables; portable toilets protected by a wood and plastic structure; and an older, unused restroom building. There is currently a brick ADA pathway near the entrance to the park which leads to the interpretive area near the river’s edge where visitors can learn about life in the wetland ecosystem. The upcoming renovation will upgrade the picnic tables and vault toilets and provide an ADA compliant trail on site.

Although the park has light visitor attendance, there are a number of organized activities that take place in the park over the course of the year. The areas of mown turf in the park are useful for accommodating and staging large numbers of people. In March the park hosts a kayaking event where kayakers compete on the Cedar River white-water kayak course. Kayakers competing in the event load into the river at the bank near the picnic shelter. In the fall, visitors join with volunteer naturalists at five sites along the Cedar River, including Landsburg Park for the annual Cedar River Salmon Journey event. During the salmon run, visitors can learn about the salmon’s journey from the ocean through Chittenden Locks and Lake Washington to their spawning grounds in the Cedar River watershed. The Cedar River hosts Chinook, Sockeye and Coho salmon, as well as other species.

At Landsburg, visitors are offered a 30-minute tour of the diversion dam where they learn about the Seattle water supply and see how salmon pass into the closed boundaries of the watershed. Throughout September, October and November, viewing platforms in the park allow visitors to view salmon spawning.

The improvements planned for Landsburg Park will be constructed as part of the Landsburg Facilities project. Changes to the park include improving ADA accessibility. The selected artist will work within the current schedule, which is:

  • 60% design completion – May 2013

  • 100% construction documents – November 2013

  • Construction – starts December 2013, completed November 2015

The call is open to established professional artists residing in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington state and who are eligible to work in the United States. As the artwork will recognize and honor the original residents of the area and should be reflective of the Coast Salish cultures, artists who have a historic and artistic connection to the tribal nations that have a historic connection to this territory are encouraged to apply. Artists may apply individually or as a team of no more than two. The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs encourages diversity in its collection. Artists whose work is well-represented in the city’s collection are eligible to apply, but the artist selection panel will consider artistic diversity as one factor in the selection process. Students are not eligible to apply.

One artist or artist team will be selected to create an original artwork within the project site. SPU’s improvements to the Landsburg Park portion of the Landsburg Facilities project include ADA accessibility. Keeping this in mind, the artwork could 1) reinforce the entry to the public access of Landsburg Park, 2) enhance the interpretive elements conveying the history and importance of the site for people and fish, and 3) enliven the pathway and visitor experience within the park. Because the park is not secured nor monitored, the artwork will need to be durable and securely attached to any foundations.

One artist or artist team will be selected to receive a commission of $50,000. This amount is inclusive of all fees, taxes, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel and additional site work if necessary to accommodate artwork. The selected artist will receive an initial design contract for $7,500 to develop the artwork design. If the design proposal is accepted, the artist will receive a subsequent contract for $42,500 to fabricate and install the artwork.

The artwork is funded by Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

11 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2013 (Pacific Daylight Time)


  • Letter of interest (not to exceed 2,000 characters). Please read the prompt in CaFÉ before uploading your letter of interest. If you are applying as a team, the letter should clearly describe the contribution of each collaborator.

  • Résumé

  • Three references

  • Up to 16 images

  • Image Identification List (not to exceed 500 characters for each image). If you are applying as a team, the image identification should list the name of the artist for each image submitted. Do not omit the Image Identification List or your application will be incomplete.

All applications must be submitted digitally through the CaFÉTM online system. Link to the online application via to view the full application requirements.

The artist will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Quality of concept, design and craftsmanship of past works.

  • Visual and technical sophistication.

  • Creativity of approach.

  • Connection to tribal nations that have an artistic connection to this territory and Coast Salish cultures.

  • The ability to produce durable outdoor art.

  • A proven ability to coordinate and collaborate with project managers and design professionals.

  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget.

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is committed to reflecting the diversity and cultural richness of our city in the selection of artists and artworks. References provided as part of this application will be contacted prior to artist interviews.

The selection process will take place in two parts. During the first round, a panel of arts professionals, client representatives and community members will review the applicants’ images, qualifications and other materials. The panelists will identify up to four finalists to interview at a second panel meeting two to three weeks later. The panel will select one artist or artist team to be awarded the commission.

Artist finalists will be notified in January and be asked to interview two weeks after they are notified (date to be determined).

All artists will be notified of the selection panel’s decisions by late February 2013. The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs reserves the right not to select any of the applicants.

Please contact Kelly Pajek, public art project manager, at or (206) 684-7311.

If you are applying using CaFE for the first time we suggest applying in advance of the application deadline to allow for formatting of your images and uploading of all required application requirements.

The Echoing Green Fellowship

Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity of their social enterprise. We offer:

•    A stipend of $80,000 for individuals (or $90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
•    A health insurance stipend
•    A yearly professional development stipend
•    Conferences led by organizational development experts
•    Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
•    A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world

Application Cycle & Dates

The Echoing Green Fellowship selection process is highly competitive. Applicants progress through three application stages with eliminations after each phase. By the end of the process, Echoing Green will have narrowed the 3000+ applications to 15-25 fellowships. The 2013 Echoing Green Fellows will begin their fellowship July 2013 and continue until June 30, 2015.

The application for the 2013 Echoing Green Fellowship is available online now through January 7th 2013.
2013 Application Cycle:
•    December 4th 2012: Phase 1 of application opens to all eligible applicants.
•    January 7th 2013: Phase 1 of application closes
•    Early February 2013: Semifinalists announced and invited to complete expanded application.
•    Late February 2013: Semifinal applications due.
•    April 2013: Finalists announced.
•    May 2013: Finalist interviews in NYC.
•    June 2013: Fellows announced.
To be notified as specific dates are made public, sign up for email updates about the 2013 Echoing Green Fellowship.


Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship:

•    Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
•    Applicants must have sufficient English fluency to participate in interviews and Echoing Green events.
•    Organization must be the original idea of the applicant.
•    Organization must be in a start-up phase. To be considered a start-up, the organization may have been in operation for up to two years, and Echoing Green's financial support should qualify it as significant early funder. Applicants who have only worked on their organization on a part-time basis or have yet to start the organization are generally considered eligible.
•    Organization must be independent and autonomous. Organizations cannot be considered independent or autonomous if they are started under the direction of an existing organization. The applicant must be the primary decision maker for the organization’s development and management. Generally, organizations with fiscal sponsors are still considered autonomous.
•    Applicants must make a full-time commitment (minimum 35 hours per week) to the organization's development for the duration of the two-year fellowship. It is expected that all selected fellows resign from their current employment to dedicate themselves full-time to their initiatives. Students will not be eligible for their fellowship stipend if their organization is put on hold due to conflicts with their studies.
•    Partnerships (organizations co-founded and led by two individuals) may apply. Both partners must meet all eligibility requirements and make a full-time commitment of no fewer than 35 hours per week to the development of the organization.
•    Applicants can be citizens of any nationality and their organizations can be based in any country. However applicants based in the US must have legal status to work in the US. If you are authorized to work in the US, but this status is granted to you through your current employer and you are only authorized to work for that employer, you are not eligible to apply for a US-based proposal.
•    Applicants must commit to attending Echoing Green's training conferences if selected as fellows. All new fellows attend a conference in summer the year they are selected, as well as a winter conference for two years. Echoing Green covers all expenses related to these events and will announce the dates a few months prior to each conference.

Note: Organizations may be for-profit or non-profit.

The following proposals are not eligible for consideration for an Echoing Green Fellowship:

•    Expansion of an existing organization that is past its start-up phase
•    Research projects
•    Lobbying activities
•    Faith-based initiatives (In this context, faith-based implies that you are associated with a religious institution or are promoting a specific faith; if your work has a spiritual basis but is not tied to any specific religion or faith, you may be eligible for consideration)
•    Recipients of prior Echoing Green funding

Assessment Criteria

Applications for the Echoing Green Fellowship are evaluated on several criteria to assess both the strength of the applicants as well as the strength of the idea. Here are the main components of assessment.
1. The Applicant(s):

•   Purpose / Passion – Applicant exhibits strong passion and commitment for the program area in which they plan to work, as well as personal integrity
•   Resilience – Applicant has demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles
•   Leadership – Applicant has demonstrated leadership potential
•   Ability to Attract Resources – Applicant is a “Resource Magnet,” capable of attracting money, people and other resources to cause
2. The Organization / Idea:

•   Innovation – Organization is innovative and demonstrates new approach
•   Importance – Organization addresses serious social problem
•   Potential for Big, Bold Impact – Organization has clear potential for tangible impact to the beneficiary population and either has potential for effecting systemic change (e.g., policy change, societal change, influence in their field) and/or demonstrates potential for replication and growth
•   A Good Business Model – Organization has clear and compelling mission and objectives, and has given real thought to program development and delivery, ways to measure success, raising money, and other key factors indicating potential for sustainability.
Additionally, for applicants applying as a partnership, Echoing Green evaluates the strength of the partnership and the commitment of both individuals to the organization.

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