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.

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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.

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