March 03, 2009


VSA arts and Volkswagen Announce Arts Competition for Young Artists With Disabilities
Deadline: June 19, 2009

VSA arts (, an international nonprofit organization working to help create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts,
and Volkswagen Group America ( are now accepting entries for Accelerate, a juried exhibition of young emerging artists with disabilities.

The program is open to artists between the ages of 16 and 25 who are living in the United States and who have a physical, cognitive, mental, or sensory disability. Submissions must be original
work completed within the last three years and after the onset of disability.

Eligible media include, but are not limited to, paintings and drawings (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, or charcoal), fine art prints, photography, computer-generated prints, digital art,
and time-based media (video, film). Work must have a visual component. Both representational and abstract work are welcomed.

The competition will present one grand prize of $20,000, a first award of $10,000, a second award of $6,000, and twelve awards of excellence of $2,000 each.

Complete entry guidelines are available at the VSA arts Web site.

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Chamber Music America Accepting Ensemble Applications for Commissioning Program

Deadline: April 3, 2009

Chamber Music America invites applications for its commissioning program.

CMA member ensembles and presenters may apply for support to commission ensemble works. Compositions must be written for small ensembles (two to ten musicians) playing one to a part, generally without a conductor. Compositions may represent a diverse musical spectrum, including contemporary art music, jazz, world music, and electronic music. The new composition must be performed a minimum of three times in the United States.

Grants are made for commissioning fees, copying costs, and ensemble rehearsal honoraria.

Applicant ensembles, presenters, and festivals must be CMA organization-level members in good standing and based in the U.S. Ensemble members must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Presenters and festivals must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

Visit the CMA Web site for program guidelines and membership information.

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Getty Images Expands Photographer Grant Program to Nonprofit Sector

Deadline: April 15, 2009

Getty Images ( has announced an expansion of its editorial photography grant program to involve the creative community in recognizing the good work of the non-profit sector. The new "Getty Images Grants for Good" program will award two photographers $15,000 each to cover costs associated with creating compelling imagery to raise awareness about the issues and work of a nonprofit they admire.

In addition to the cash prize, the winning photographers will have the option to collaborate with Getty Images' team of art directors, photo editors, and producers during the execution of their project. The resulting work will be showcased on the company's Web site and will be used by the nonprofit to develop more powerful visual communications.

The Getty Images Grants Program is an offshoot of the Grants for Editorial Photography program, which awards five grants of $20,000 annually in support of visionary new work by established and rising photojournalists. The next deadline for the editorial photography program is May 15, 2009.

Visit the Getty Images Web site for complete program guidelines for both the nonprofit and editorial photography grant programs.

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