November 13, 2007

grants for docs, playwrights and painters

Independent Television Service Announces International Call
Deadline: February 1, 2008

The Independent Television Service ( ) International Call enables independent producers from outside of the United States to create documentaries for U.S. tele- vision. The ITVS International Call seeks programs that bring international perspectives, ideas, events, and people to U.S. television; content that represents diverse communities and advances underrepresented points of view; content that explores globally significant themes and inspires public dialogue; single documentaries of standard broadcast-hour length; programs that have already begun production and can be realistically completed within one year of contract; and co-production projects with either international broadcast partner(s) or co-productions with producers from different countries.

Applicants must be "independent producers" who have artistic, budgetary, and editorial control of their project and the ability to grant ITVS the right to reversion for broadcast. The primary applicant must be a citizen of another country who does not reside in the U.S. Dual foreign/U.S. citizens are eligible if they do not reside in the U.S. American citizens may only participate as co-applicants in a co-production relationship with a non-U.S. primary applicant.

Applicants must have previous film or television production experience in a principal role (producer, co-producer, director or co-director). Students are not eligible. U.S. residents, regardless of citizenship, are not eligible to apply as a primary applicant. International Call funds must be used as production completion funds for the project. The range of production funds offered for each project will vary.

Visit the ITVS Web site for complete program information. RFP Link:


Pew Fellowships in the Arts Program Offers Support for Philadelphia-Area Artists
December 10, 2007 (Playwriting);
January 7, 2008 (Folk & Traditional Arts and Painting)

Pew Fellowships in the Arts ( ), a program of the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage ( ) established by the Pew Charitable Trusts ( ), awards grants to artists working in a wide variety of performing, visual, and literary disciplines. The grants provide financial support directly to the artists so that they may have the opportunity to dedicate themselves to creative pursuits exclusively. PFA makes awards to artists working in twelve different discipline categories, which rotate on a four-year cycle.

In 2008, applications are being accepted in the areas of folk & traditional arts, painting, and playwriting. Fellowships may be awarded to artists at any stage of their career development, from early to mature, and to artists work- ing in a wide range of aesthetics and traditions. Fellowship recipients are determined according to two primary criteria. First, and most important, applicants are judged on their artistic accomplishment and future promise. Second, panelists consider the impact that a fellowship will have on the applicant's career and artistic development.

Applicants must be practicing artists of demonstrated commitment and professional accomplishment, and must have resided in the five-county Philadelphia area (Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery) for at least two continuous years at the time of application. Up to twelve fellowships are awarded annually. As of the 2008 award cycle, the fellowship amount has increased to $60,000 from $50,000.

Visit the PFA Web site for complete program information. RFP Link:

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit:

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