March 15, 2008


Getty Images Offers Grants for Editorial Photography
Deadline: May 15, 2008; and November 15, 2008

Getty Images ( ) annually offer Grants for Editorial Photography to provide photojournalists with the time, freedom, and support necessary to produce doc- umentary features that raise the bar of visual excellence. Every year, Getty Images awards five photojournalists individual grants of $20,000 each. Grant recipients are given the opportun- ity to sign a one-year exclusive-rights deal with Getty Images whereby their work will be marketed and available for license to customers worldwide through, while retaining copyright of their imagery.

To apply for a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, applicants must be presently engaged as a professional photojournalist and apply as an individual. The next deadlines are May 15, 2008 (three grants to be announced in September 2008); and November 15, 2008 (two grants to be announced in February 2009).

Visit the Getty Images Web site for complete program information and application procedures. RFP Link:


San Francisco Arts Commission's Cultural Equity Grants Program Announces Opportunity for Native Americans
Deadline: April 1, 2008

The San Francisco Arts Commission ( ) has announced a new one-time grants opportunity to support pro- jects guided by strong and capable Native American artistic leadership for which there is resonance within the community. The Cultural Equity Grants program is open to applicants based in San Francisco whose activities are scheduled to take place June 15, 2008 - June 30, 2009, in the city and county of San Francisco. Grants are designed to support the wide spectrum of rich cultural traditions and contemporary artistic expressions that exist with- in today's Native American communities.

Native American describes people with indigenous North, Central, and South American heritage as well as Native Hawaiians, Samoans, and the indigenous people of Guam (whether enrolled, federally or nationally recognized, or not). To be eligible, an artist must have lived in San Francisco since July 2005; must be able to document at least a two-year history of creating and presenting original or tradition-based works to the community and/or public; and must not be enrolled as a full- time student. To be eligible, an organization must have a corporate address in San Francisco, a continuing existence and stable presence in the community, and ongoing operations as an organization; 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or be a fiscally sponsored project; and have successfully completed at least two publicly accessible arts and/or cultural activities in the San Francisco within twenty- four months prior to the April 1 deadline.

Grants will be made in the following categories: Individual Artist Grants (ranging from $5,000 to $7,500 each); Presenting the Art Grants (ranging from $5,000 to $7,500 each); Building Sustainable Arts Grants (ranging from $7,500 to $15,000 each); and Mini-Grants (in amounts up to $1,000 each).

Visit the San Francisco Arts Commission Web site for complete program guidelines. RFP Link:


Hewlett Foundation and Theatre Communications Group Announce Program for San Francisco Arts Writers
Deadline: April 5, 2008

The Bay Area Commissioning Fund is part of a multi-pronged effort by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation ( ) and Theatre Communications Group ( ) to strengthen the presence of the San Francisco Bay Area in the national theater community. Through BACF, American Theatre magazine will establish and/or strengthen ongoing professional relationships with selected arts writers in the San Francisco Bay Area. The two-year program is designed to bring Bay Area theaters and artists to national attention by broadening and deepening the magazine's coverage of theater activities and issues in the region, and to heighten visibility for the region as a whole.

The program is open only to accomplished writers in the San Francisco Bay Area with outstanding knowledge (general or specialized) of the Bay Area performing arts scene. Four participating writers will be selected in both the 2008-09 and 2009-10 theatrical seasons. Each selected writer will be expected to complete three articles and will receive $2,500 over the course of his or her affiliation.

Complete program information is available at the Theatre Communications Group Web site. RFP Link:

Driehaus Foundation Offers Small Theater and Dance Funding Program for Chicago
Deadline: April 21, 2008; and September 8, 2008

The Driehaus Foundation's Small Theater and Dance Funding Program was designed specifically to address the needs of small professional performing arts companies in Chicago and continue the city's rich legacy in the performance of dance and theater. To that end, the program accepts proposals only from companies that emphasize professional presentation instead of education or community outreach. Use of grants in this program may be unrestricted.

Grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000 each, and will be made to dance and theater companies based in the Chicago metropolitan area with annual operating budgets of less than $150,000, and which have produced at least one show.

Visit the Driehaus Foundation Web site for further information. RFP Link:


Mid-America Arts Alliance Announces Latino Culture Project
Deadline: Open

The Mid-America Arts Alliance ( ) is accepting applications for the Latino Culture Project. The Latino Culture Project seeks to help presenters find connection points to Latino populations in their communities and educate their existing audiences about Latino culture. The applicant organization must be located in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, or Texas, and must be legally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status or a unit of a state, local, or tribal government.

To be eligible, projects must occur between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009; include at least one performance open and pro- moted to the general public; and feature a professional per- forming artist/ensemble that are Latino or of Latino descent. The professional artist/ensemble needs to reside outside the applicant's state and metropolitan area. The maximum award will be for $3,000 each. Applications may be submitted beginning March 1, 2008. (Early submissions increase the possibility of funding.) Applications should be at received Mid-America Arts Alliance sixty days prior to the start of the project.

Visit the Mid-America Arts Alliance Web site for complete program information. RFP Link:

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