January 25, 2009

grants, internships

Getty Institute Offers Multicultural Undergraduate Internships

Deadline: March 1, 2009

In order to increase diversity in professions related to museums and the visual arts, the Getty is offering summer internships at the Getty Center ( http://www.getty.edu/visit/exhibitions/) and the Getty Villa ( http://www.getty.edu/visit/events/villa.html) to undergraduates from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Internships provide training and work experience in areas such as conservation, library collections, publications, museum education, curatorship, grants administration, public programs, site operations, and information technology.

The Multicultural Undergraduate Internships at the Getty are intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in museum professions and fields related to the visual arts: African Americans, Asians, Latinos/
Hispanics, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduates who either reside or attend college in Los Angeles County and who will have completed at least one semester of college by June 2009. Students who complete their undergraduate degree by September 1, 2009, are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

Internships provide stipends of $3,500 for ten-week summer internships at the Getty Center in Los Angeles or at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California. The internships are full-time, begin June 15, 2009, and end August 20, 2009. Housing and transportation are not provided.

Visit the Getty Web site for complete application guidelines.

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VSA arts and CVS Caremark Announce National Call for Children's Art

Deadline: March 6, 2009

VSA arts ( http://www.vsaarts.org/) and CVS Caremark All Kids Can ( http://www.cvscaremarkallkidscan.com/) are encouraging children and youth to share their creativity through a national call for visual art.

The theme, "Celebrating Who I Am," invites young people with and without disabilities across the United States to create visual art about their interests, talents, and dreams. All artwork submitted before the deadline will be included in an online art gallery. One piece of art from each state and the District of Columbia will be displayed during summer 2009 at Union Station
in Washington, D.C., as part of a children's art exhibition. Ten representatives of the exhibition will be selected to travel to Washington to be honored at a reception on Capitol Hill.

Children are invited to use traditional art materials as well as non-traditional ones such as hair rollers, wrapping paper, newspaper, or aluminum foil. The exhibition will be on display during
VSA arts' annual Start with the Arts Family Festival.

New to the program this year, teachers who submit their students' artwork are eligible to receive one of five $1000 cash awards for use in their classroom.

To find out more about the teachers' award or to submit artwork, visit the VSA arts Web site.

RFP Link:

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Women Helping Others Foundation Invites Applications for Education/Literacy Grants

Deadline: March 17, 2009

The WHO Foundation: Women Helping Others (http://www.whofoundation.org/ ) supports grassroots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children in the United

WHO Foundation Education/Literacy grants provide funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico to support free after school organizations and for the implementation or expansion of education and/or literacy programs for low-income children of all ages.

In order to qualify for funding, an organization must have 501(c)(3) status in their name (no affiliates accepted) and must have been incorporated for a minimum of three years prior
to application. Preference will be given to organizations with an operating budget of $3 million or less, those not dependent on government grants, and those with greater organizational pro-
gram costs than personnel costs.

The maximum request amount per organization is $5,000. Suggested funding requests include healthy snacks, books, educational field trips, etc. The foundation does not provide funding for salaries.

Visit the WHO Foundation Web site for complete program information.

RFP Link:

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chicago grant

Driehaus and MacArthur Foundations Announce Guidelines for Chicago-Based Arts Funding Program

Deadline: March 2, 2009; and June 1, 2009

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation ( http://www.driehausfoundation.org/) and the John D. and
Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ( http://www.macfound.org/) have announced the seventh year of their funding program for Chicago-based arts and culture organizations.

The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is seeking applications from organizations that have budgets of $500,000 or less and reside in and serve the Chicago metropolitan area (Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Kane, and Will counties). Most grants will be in the range of $5,000 to $15,000 each. Generally, the fund will make operating support grants.

The deadline is March 2, 2009, for performing arts groups in theater, dance, and music, and June 1, 2009, for all other arts organizations, including visual and media arts, literary arts,
interdisciplinary arts, special projects, museums, and service, policy, or advocacy groups. The decisions for funding will be based on artistic contribution, potential for stability, and,
in some cases, growth and compelling mission. Applicants must have 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal agent with such status. The fund is not intended for arts education programs, or for community music groups and community theater organizations. It is also not intended for professional theater and dance companies with operating budgets of less than $150,000. Those companies should review the guidelines for the Small Theater and Dance Group Funding Project, available at the Driehaus Foundation Web site.

See the Driehaus Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines.

RFP Link:

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January 22, 2009



First Quarter Postmark Deadline is Tuesday, February 3, 2009.

ARC grants provide rapid, short-term assistance of up to $3,500 to individual artists who live in Los Angeles County. Funds must be used to enhance work that is near completion and scheduled for presentation between March 16, 2009 and August 3, 2009. Artists in any discipline may apply.

Applicants must have a secure invitation from an established organization to present their work. There are four grant cycles per year.

For more information, application, or guidelines visit

January 21, 2009

more good news!!!

THANK YOU STEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

splattworks has left a new comment on your post "WINTER PLAYWRITING INTENSIVE":

For lack of a better place to put this...

I hereby nominate Constant Creator for the Premios Dardo Award


It's my pleasure to share the recognition.



exciting news!!!!

HOW CISSY GREW has received two nominations from LA Weekly's 30th Annual Theater Awards:


Stewart W. Calhoun, How Cissy Grew, El Portal Forum Theatre
Mark Doerr, Lady, Road Theatre Company
Matt Kirkwood, Lady, Road Theatre Company
Matt Lutz, 1776, Actors Co-op
David Nadeau, Assassins, West Coast Ensemble at the El Centro Theatre
Christopher Neiman, He Asked for It, Theatre of NOTE
Skip Pipo, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Production Company at the Chandler Studio Theatre Center
Paul Witten, Crime and Punishment, Actors' Co-op


Susan Johnston, How Cissy Grew, El Portal Forum Theatre
Richard Martin Hirsh, The Concept of Remainders, The Production Company at the Chandler Studio Theatre Center
Robert Riechel, Jr. A.K.A. Eat the Runt, Hudson Guild Theatre
Dan Rothenberg, Regretosexual: The Love Story, Hudson Guild Theatre
Nick Salamone, Sea Change, Gay and Lesbian Center

For a full list of nominees and more information at the awards:

January 12, 2009

timothy karpinski

Thanks to Lauren Graham, I have recently been introduced to the work of Timothy Karpinski and have just fallen in love with the quiet, peaceful meditative qualities of his images. Perhaps it's my childhood in WV, but his paintings conjure those nights under the handmade quilts in your Grandma's guest bedroom. The nights when you slept peacefully and dreamt of snapping green beans, woke to the smell of pancakes and bacon.

Want to bring your attention to his website, paintings and installation work.

From his site, Timothy says:

From a young age ive always been making things. Building forts turned into building skate ramps which lead to building art installations. I love the art making process, from the initial spark of the "idea", the creation to the finished product. Art for me is very personal and everything i make is a direct reflection on my feelings about this world and my struggle and fascination with trying to understand it and find my purpose within it.

His artwork is available at:

Los Angles - Thinkspace Gallery: http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/
Portland - Together Gallery: http://www.togethergallery.com/

Or check out his website: http://www.timothykarpinski.com/

teaching the arts

* Drama Assistant Professor
Los Medanos College (California)
(date posted: 1/6/2009)

* Management and Full-Time, Tenure-Track Positions
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District (California)
(date posted: 1/12/2009)

* Assistant Professor of Theatre
Goucher College (Maryland)
(date posted: 1/12/2009)

* Assistant or Associate Professor of Theatre and Cinema
Missouri Western State University (Missouri)
(date posted: 1/8/2009)

* Full-Time Insturctor Positions, Adjunct Instructor Positions; Administration Position
in Financial Aid
Lee College (Texas)
(date posted: 1/12/2009)

* Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance
University of Texas at Austin (Texas)
(date posted: 1/12/2009)

* BFA in Acting
Brigham Young University (Utah)
(date posted: 1/12/2009)

* Faculty - Dance (Dance Division)
Shenandoah Conservatory (Virginia)
(date posted: 1/12/2009)

January 11, 2009

Rockefeller Foundation Accepting Applications for Bellagio Center Creative Arts Residencies

Deadline: February 11, 2009

The Rockefeller Foundation ( http://www.rockfound.org/) Bellagio Center creative arts residencies are designed to give composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, and visual artists time for disciplined work, individual reflection, and collegial engagement free of the usual interruptions of their professional and personal life.

Located on a peninsula adjacent to Lake Como, two hours north of Milan, Italy, the Bellagio Center typically offers one-month stays for no more than three to five creative artists at a time.
The foundation seeks applicants from any country in the world who are able to demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their respective artistic disciplines. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments -- exhibitions, publications, performances -- are particularly encouraged to apply. Decisions are based on the quality of the proposed project, the ability of the applicant to articulate the project's purpose and goals, the professional qualifications and achievements of the applicant, and the suitability and value of the center for the proposed activity. Spouses/life partners may accompany the resident, or may apply for a concurrent residency. The center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project.

Residencies are typically four weeks long; however, shorter periods may be available. Room and board are provided without charge to all residents and their spouses/partners. Residents and
spouses/partners must pay for their own airfare and local transportation to/from Bellagio. Assistance with round-trip economy airfare between the home country and Milan is available on a financial needs basis to qualifying residents and their spouses/partners from developing countries.

The February 11, 2009, deadline is for a possible residency occurring between mid-August through November 26, 2009.

For detailed program information, visit the Rockefeller Foundation Web site.

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Voice & Vision Now Accepting Submissions for the 2009ENVISION Retreat

Voice & Vision is looking for projects initiated by women theater artists including performers, directors, writers, designers and groups of collaborators for

The ENVISION Retreat
June 14 – June 28, 2009
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
go to http://www.vandv.org/sub.html for details.


January 07, 2009

Short Story Writing


I am the editor of a new writing project. www.shortbreadstories.com is a website which has recently launched and we aim to encourage literacy and writing nationally, as well as providing support and a platform for new and established writers.

We already have the support of well known authors such as Alexander McCall Smith and Rosamunde Pilcher, who will be providing help and encouragement to our members. We also provide free audio stories in order to encourage a love of reading and listening. The site is non profit and the service completely free of charge.

We are currently looking for submissions of between 1,000 and 4,000 words of any genre from writers. Shortbread is a great opportunity for serious writers' as it is a chance to have your work viewed by a global audience and the best submissions will be produced in audio form for the site.

Kind regards,
Fiona Smith
Email: fiona@shortbreadstories.com
Mobile: 07792761151

Shortbread Ltd., Easter Caputh Farmhouse, Murthly, Perthshire, PH1 4LA

Registered in Scotland number SC316907

theater festival in slovenia

Announcement for performers, performing arts teachers, playwrights, stage designers, journalists and arts managers.

Theatre Methods 09
Between Tradition and Contemporaneity
July 6-12, 2009 Bovec, Slovenia

"Theatre Methods" is the annual professional festival-fair dedicated to the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. This is the opportunity to demonstrate your performance, workshop or work-in-progress and to attend numerous events of the programme!

You are welcome to take part in the festival as a Presenter or a Participant.
More details...

How to submit your presentation?
Submission Guidelines:

Bovec, Slovenia:

Photo Gallery of the previous festivals:

January 05, 2009

teaching the arts

* Multiple International Faculty Positions
Sungkyunkwan University (Korea)
(date posted: 12/31/2008)

* Assistant Professor of Drama
City University of New York College of Staten Island (New York)
(date posted: 12/30/2008)