Zion National Park in Utah is now accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence program. The four-week residencies will occur in October/November 2010 and February and April 2011. Residents live in the park, either in a house or on a campsite. Working within the natural beauty of the environment, artists are encouraged to create artwork that furthers the cause of conservation. Upon completion of the residency, artists must donate one work to the Zion Natural History Foundation. For more information and to apply, click on title
The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature, awarded by The Vilcek Foundation, honors early achievement in literature by a foreign-born individual. Eligible candidates must be 38 years old or younger and current U.S. citizens or permanent residents not born in the U.S. Poets, novelists, and writers of short fiction and nonfiction are encouraged to apply. The winner receives $25,000, and four finalists will be awarded $5,000 each. Application information can be found by clicking on title.
Yaddo, in Saratoga Springs, NY, offers free residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative groups. Residencies last between two and eight weeks and include room, board, and a studio at Yaddo. Artists applying for the August 1, 2010 deadline will be considered for residencies starting in late October 2010 through May 2011.
The UnionDocs Collaborative is a one or two-year program for emerging nonfiction media producers. Participants take part in master classes, group critiques, and the production of a collaborative documentary project, as well as attending screenings and lectures at UnionDocs’s Documentary Bodega and elsewhere. The group is limited to twelve, six of whom reside in UnionDocs’s Williamsburg headquarters, fostering a dynamic intellectual and artistic community. Qualified applicants are post-grads with some experience in the field of non-fiction, and the program is designed to accommodate those who work full-time or freelance. To learn more and to apply, click on title.
The Amy Clampitt Residency is a six to 12 month residency available to both established and emerging poets and literary scholars. One resident at a time lives in the Amy Clampitt House in Lenox, MA, and receives a stipend of $2,500 a month. Residents are expected to live in the house and focus on their creative work for the duration of the residency, and are also asked to give a local public reading. For more information and application guidelines, click on title.
The Fulbright Scholars Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, seeks to increase international understanding by providing opportunities for educational exchange. Fulbright Scholars receive grants to pursue research and/or teaching abroad, and awards are available in a broad variety of disciplines, including the performing, literary, and visual arts. To learn more about the programs offered and to apply, click on title.
The San Francisco Film Society is accepting letters of inquiry for its SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants, which provide financial support to one or more films per round. The grants are for narrative fiction films that explore issues relating to social justice, including human and civil rights, antidiscrimination, and sexual and gender identity. Films at all levels of production are eligible for a total of $225,000 in grant money, and grant recipients are required to spend some or all funds in the Bay Area.
The PaleyDocFest Pitch Contest offers a $5,000 grant, sponsored by SnagFilms, to an unfinished or in-progress feature-length documentary by an emerging filmmaker. The five finalists will participate in the PaleyDocFest Pitch Workshop on October 16, 2010, and one filmmaker will be chosen to receive the grant. The unfinished films will be judged on their originality and the viability of the filmmaker’s concept, and finalists will also be judged on the strength of their pitch.
The Lower East Side Printshop offers year-long residencies to emerging artists through its Keyholder Residency Program. Residents gain 24-hour access to professional printmaking facilities in the shared Artists’ Studio, as well as a range of other benefits including a free class at the printshop, a $500 stipend, storage, basic supplies, exhibition opportunities, and other support services. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply; printmaking experience is not required. Applications received by September 1 will be considered for residencies starting October 1.
The Andy Warhol Foundation provides grants to institutions that support contemporary art and artists. Grants are made on a project basis to curators affiliated with museums, artists’ organizations, and other cultural institutions to foster innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Eligible proposals may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other organizational activities directly related to these areas. Click here for guidelines, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.