February 16, 2008


Creative Capital Accepting Applications for Grants in Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature, and Performing Arts

Deadline: March 4, 2008 (Letters of Inquiry)

Founded in 1999, the Creative Capital Foundation ( http://www.creative-capital.org/ ) is a national nonprofit organization that supports artists pursuing adventurous and imaginative work in the performing and visual arts, film/video, innovative literature, and emerging fields. The foundation is committed to working in long-term partnership with the artists it funds, making a multiyear financial commitment, and providing advisory services and professional development assistance along with financial support. Funded artists agree to share a small percentage of any net profits generated by their projects with Creative Capital, which applies those funds toward new grants.

In 2008, Creative Capital will support artists in Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature, and Performing Arts. Emerging Fields may include digital arts, gaming, sound art, architecture, design, interdisciplinary projects, and new genres. Innovative Literature may include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and genre-defying literary work. Performing Arts may include dance, music theater, exper- imental music performance, non-traditional opera, spoken word, theater/performance art, puppetry, and interdisciplinary projects.

To be eligible to apply, an artist must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.; at least 25 years old; and a working artist with at least five years of professional experience.

Visit the Creative Capital Web site for complete program information and application procedures. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10011339/creative-capital


Open Society Institute Invites Photographers and Artists to Apply for Moving Walls 15 Group Exhibition

Deadline: March 28, 2008

Moving Walls is an annual documentary photography exhibition produced by the Open Society Institute ( http://www.soros.org/ ), a private operating and grantmaking foundation that works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. The exhibition series is an artistic interpretation of the obstacles -- such as political oppression, economic instability, and racism -- that society often erects, and the struggles to tear those barriers down. Since its inception in 1998, Moving Walls has featured nearly one hundred photographers whose work addresses a variety of social justice and human rights issues. OSI encourages photographers to submit documentary work of national or international subjects that coincide with the issues and geographical areas that are of concern to OSI. Upon selection, photographers must submit a budget proposal for printing, dry- mounting, and other miscellaneous costs. In addition, selected photographers will receive a $1,500 royalty payment.

Visit the OSI Web site for complete program information. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10011340/soros


VSA arts of Massachusetts Invites Applications for ADA Cultural Access Grants

Deadline: April 23, 2008 (Intent to Apply)

VSA arts of Massachusetts' ( http://www.vsamass.org/ ) mission is to involve people with disabilities in the mainstream cultural life of the community. With support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council ( http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/ ), VSA arts of Massachusetts is offering ADA Cultural Access Grants to organizations that propose innovative ways to include artists with disabilities and attract audiences, including people with disabilities. The purpose of the ADA Cultural Access Grants program is to create opportunities for cultural organizations to engage artists, humanists, and interpretive scientists with disabilities in the creative work of the organizations. P

rograms are intended to be accessible and to reflect universal design principles. They may include staff development, audience development, and access services such as sign interpretation, captioning, assistive listen- ing, and audio description; only programs substantially involving people with disabilities are eligible, however. To be eligible for funding, applicant organizations must have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; be incorporated in Massachusetts as a nonprofit; and main- tain a regular schedule of public cultural programs.

Visit the VSA arts of Massachusetts Web site for further informa- tion and application materials. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10011341/vsamass

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

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