The Lower East Side Printshop’s Keyholder Residency offers emerging US artists one-year residencies in New York City with 24-hour access to professional printmaking facilities. Residents also receive a $500 stipend, basic supplies, exhibition opportunities, and much more. Applicants do not need printmaking experience; basic instruction in printmaking is available. Students are ineligible. For complete information on how to apply, visit http://printshop.org/web/home.html.
Ahsahta Press’ Sawtooth Poetry Prize awards $1,500 and publication to a book of poems between 48-100 pages written in English. The winning volume will be published in January of 2009 by Ahsahta Press. Translations are ineligible. There is a $25 reading fee. For complete information on how to apply, visit http://ahsahtapress.boisestate.edu/contest.htm.
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts’ Fellowships consist of $5,000 and a one-year residency in Helena, MT for a ceramic artist who demonstrates exceptional merit and promise. Residents receive studio space, glazing and kiln facilities, a discount at the Bray’s supply store, and exhibition space. Residents must assume the cost of housing, food, materials, and firing; there is no on-site housing. There is a $20 application fee. For more information on the program, visit http://www.archiebray.org/.
Binghamton University sponsors two competitions for writers with March 1 deadlines. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award offers $1,000 and publication to a book of poetry of at least 48 pages published in 2007 by a poet over the age of 40. The John Gardner Fiction Book Award is a $1,000 grant and publication given to a novel or collection of fiction published in 2007. For complete application guidelines, visit http://english.binghamton.edu/cwpro/BookAwards/Book-Awards-index.htm.
The Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence program in upstate New York offers visual artists, writers, composers, performing artists, and environmental researchers a location to appreciate the natural environment and focus on their art. Residencies last for up to two weeks. During the residency, artists reside in a cabin surrounded by trails, waterfalls, and the forest. Residencies culminate in an exhibition at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery in Arkville, NY. Residents must provide their own bedding and food. For complete application information, visit www.catskillcenter.org/programs/arts/residency_application.pdf.
The Eastern Frontier Education Foundation and Norton Island Residency Program allows visual artists and writers a rustic island one mile off the coast of Maine to develop their work. Lodging is provided for residents in cabins without running water. Residencies take place in the summer for 18 days. There is a $25 application fee. For complete information on how to apply, visit www.easternfrontier.com/sessions.html.
Wilkes University’s James Jones First Novel Fellowship is a $10,000 award given to an American author of a first novel in progress. Novellas and collections of closely linked short stories are also eligible. The award honors the honesty and insight into modern culture embodied by the late author James Jones. There is a $25 application fee. The grand prize winner must accept the award in person during an early November ceremony in Wilkes-Barre, PA. For complete information on how to apply, visit www.wilkes.edu/pages/1159.asp.
The Kamiyama Artist in Residency Program offers visual artists a month-long residency in the Japanese countryside to focus on the creation of new work. Applicants must be able to speak and understand Japanese or English. Residents are offered transportation, a materials allowance, studio space, exhibition space, an honorarium, and accommodation. For complete information on how to apply, visit www.kamiyama-gvi.jp/kair/guidelines.html.
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME offers ceramics artists a Winter Artist Residency from September to May, exhibition opportunities, a $150 monthly fee, a $325 monthly utilities fee, materials and firings, and a private room in a shared cabin. There is a $25 application fee. For full information on how to apply, visit www.watershedceramics.org/winterresidency.php.
Writers at Work’s Fellowship Competition awards $1,500, publication in Quarterly West, a featured reading, and attendance of the Writers at Work conference in Salt Lake City to emerging writers in the fiction, poetry, and nonfiction genres. Applicants should not have published a book-length volume of original work with a national press in the genre in which they submit work. Only unpublished work is eligible. For full application information, visit www.writersatwork.org/competition.html.
The New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) registration deadline for its grants program is March 3. NYSCA grants are given to nonprofit arts organizations in New York State. Individual artists may apply for fiscal sponsorship through nonprofit organizations to become eligible for NYSCA grants. For complete information on how to apply, visit www.nysca.org.
Brooklyn Community Access TV and BRIC Arts’ Rotunda Gallery Video Residency makes media training programs available to professional Brooklyn-based visual artists. The organization’s media center includes a studio and studio control area, a training studio, a mini-studio, edit suites, and much more. Residencies are available in the Television Studio Production and Remote/Video Editing Production areas. Residents are offered a training program, camera rental, and 50 hours of lab time. Residents also receive a $200 honorarium. For complete information on how to apply, visit www.briconline.org/rotunda/residency.asp.
March 4 marks the deadline for Creative Capital’s inquiry forms for 2008 grants. Initial grants are for $10,000. This year, grants will be given to writers, performing artists, and artists working in emerging fields (gaming, digital arts, sound art, architecture, design, interdisciplinary projects, and other new genres) who are making adventurous and imaginative work. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent legal residents, at least 25 years old, and a working artist with at least five years of professional experience. Creative Capital usually funds artists’ projects over the course of two to four years. Priority is given to projects that transcend discipline boundaries and illuminate the present moment. For complete information on how to apply, visit http://apply.creative-capital.org//guidelines.php.
Prix Ars Electronica awards cash grants of up to 20,000 Euros for creativity and pioneering spirit in the field of digital media in the following categories: Computer Animation/Film/VFX, Interactive Art, Digital Music, Hybrid Art, Digital Communities, Freestyle Computing, and Media Art Research. Works may be entered in one category only. For full information on how to apply, visit www.aec.at/en/prix/index.asp.
The Ace Film Festival in New York City is accepting films and videos from American artists in the following categories: Feature Films, Short Films, Animations, and Video Art/Music Videos. The March 15 deadline is the festival’s earlybird deadline, offering a reduced application fee. Preferred formats are DVD and Mini-DVD. The festival’s grand prize winner receives the additional benefit of free fiscal sponsorship for one year from NYFA. For full information on application fees, types of accepted films, and how to apply, visit www.acefest.com/submit.