DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions.
In review for updates in 2016
NOTE: ** Indicates a year 2016 addition to the list
Opportunities are more or less philanthropic and may provide little more than a platform or network for advancement in artistic endeavor. The consequences of funding and other forms of support are reflected in our culture and its relationship to other cultures and standards worldwide.
This listing suggests the wealth of resources available. Look to philanthropic and educational institutions for opportunities and follow them through social media for news and updates -many organizations and galleries announce 'Open Calls' for artists, so friending is beneficial and insures these announcements appear on your own 'newsline.'
This listing suggests the wealth of resources available. Look to philanthropic and educational institutions for opportunities and follow them through social media for news and updates -many organizations and galleries announce 'Open Calls' for artists, so friending is beneficial and insures these announcements appear on your own 'newsline.'
Professional Organizations & Services . . . . . Additional Practical Resources . . . . . NYFA Source
Art Prize - Slideshow - Eyes on the Prize - "'ArtPrize' is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For 19 days, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it's all free and open to the public. It's unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike . . . . . Two grand prizes worth $400,000 and eight category awards worth $160,000. Half decided by public vote, and half decided by a jury of art experts."
Kickstarter - "Kickstarter is a new way to fund ideas and endeavors. We believe that a good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide. A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement . . . . "
Bucksbaum Award - "World's largest award given to an individual visual artist, whose work is displayed in that year's Whitney Biennial."
United States Artists - The "mission is to invest in America's finest artists and illuminate the value of artists to society. Supporting outstanding artistic talent has been realized by the USA Fellows program over the past 5 years. By the end of 2009, 213 artists had been named USA Fellows, each receiving a grant of $50,000, for a total of direct investment in artists equalling $10,000,000. USA's investment funded new dances, poetry, films, theatrical productions, musical compositions, paintings, sculpture, and more. Worldwide audiences of all ages have encountered these stimulating new works in galleries, on stages, in print, and online." - And introducing USA Projects (read more)
Bellagio Study and Conference Center Residencies - The Rockefeller Foundation: To provide a site for artists and scholars - "Nestled on Lake Como in the foothills of the Italian Alps, the Center comprises 17th- to 19th-century buildings on 50 acres of gardens and park-an ideal environment for solitude and contemplation suitable for writing, thinking, creating and coming to consensus. Three participatory opportunities are offered at the Center: monthlong individual residencies, team residencies averaging seven-to-10 days, and weeklong international conferences. All allow for exploration of a variety of important areas, some expanding the Foundation's current work, others extending far beyond it. Widely recognized as an important meeting place for scholars and practitioners from every region of the world, the Center is a testament to the Foundation's commitment to promoting innovative thinking on the global level." - See PROGRAMS at the Foundation web site:
Institute of Museum and Library Services - "The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Its mission is to grow and sustain a "Nation of Learners" because life-long learning is essential to a democratic society and individual success. Through its grant making, convenings, research and publications, the Institute empowers museums and libraries nationwide to provide leadership and services to enhance learning in families and communities, sustain cultural heritage, build twenty-first-century skills, and increase civic participation."
Idealist - "20,000 organizations in 140 countries. A project of Action Without Borders" [Volunteering, Internships, Careers, Jobs, Services, Resources, Tools for Non-profits, etc.]
Future Generation Art Prize - An annual $100,000 prize for an artist under the age of 35 and additional Special Awards of $20,000, which, in some cases, can be increased by the decision of the organizers and can be awarded up to 5 artists upon the decision of the jury. - "The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition. The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure."
National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) "was created solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. Since 1978, NPDA members have been hosting portfolio days and career-in-the-arts events throughout the country and in Canada. [Includes Schools, Concentrations, Advise]
New Media Skills, Partnerships, Conferences - "The Knight New Media Center conducts week-long boot camps in Multimedia Skills for traditional journalists at the Graduate School of Journalism at University of California Berkeley. Competitive fellowships are available to 20 professional journalists from traditional print and broadcast media for each of the boot camps offered each year." - Storyboarding, Video equipment and & Audio tools and tips, Photo and Web Design tutorials. Seminars. http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/2sgalpha.htm
National Council for Preservation Education - "The National Council for Preservation Education has developed guidelines for minimum standards in preservation education degree programs. It also sponsors internships, preservation conferences and publishes on a range of preservation topics and issues."
3x3 - "Our mission is to spotlight the best international artists working today and encourage a new focus on the use of illustration by the advertising and design communities." - Submit entries. Find out about New Monographs and Portfolio Reviews.
Major International Art Exhibitions: Biennales - "For such events as the Biennale de Venezia; the São Paolo Bienal; the Cairo International Biennale; Dak'Art - The International Biennale of Dakar, Senegal; and the Cuenca Bienal, Cuenca, Ecuador, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs issues Open Calls for Proposals to all U.S. curators at non-profit arts organizations. Curators are invited to submit applications for artists and projects they wish to develop. On behalf of the Department of State, the National Endowment for the Arts convenes an advisory committee known as the Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions is to review these proposals and advise the Department of the project(s) they feel best represents the U.S. at specific exhibitions. The advisory committee is composed of curators, museum directors, artists and others with expert knowledge of American contemporary art and international exhibitions and exchange . . . . Through its participation in major international visual art exhibitions the United States presents contemporary American art in context with the work of artists from other countries. The Department of State supports and manages the official U.S. participation at selected international biennales and visual arts exhibitions. Organized through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Department's support ensures that the excellence, diversity, and vitality of the arts in the United States are prominently presented to international audiences. The Department's Cultural Programs Division manages these presentations, through two separate and distinct means. The first, Official Representation, offers opportunities for American curators at U.S. non-profit arts organizations to submit proposals for review by the Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions. In the second, Host-Curated Representation, overseas exhibition organizers submit proposals to the Department through U.S. Missions around the world." - (US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) --- ("WASHINGTON, DC. The US State Department and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have signed an agreement to establish a committee that will select US artists and curators for international exhibitions. An official with the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs told The Art Newspaper that the committee will comprise 'up to seven people', appointed by the NEA for terms of 'no more than three years'. They will include curators, artists, museum directors, specialists in American contemporary art, and perhaps persons from outside the field as well." - Jason Edward Kaufman for The Art Newspaper) --- Biennials and Fairs - What's it all about. View some documentation.
The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - "As Rolex approaches its centenary, we can proudly look back on the company's unrivalled achievements in the art of watchmaking. The skills and accomplishments of our craftsmen have been passed on from one generation to the next, ensuring our preeminent position in the industry. Similarly, by pairing emerging artists with the world's creative masters and fostering this relationship, the biennial Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative will help perpetuate an artistic heritage and make a unique and lasting contribution to the arts. The programme fills a void in arts philanthropy by providing unprecedented corporate funding of individual artists. We believe that no other company is supporting individual artists in such a systematic way, internationally, or across such a broad spectrum of artistic areas."
Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, an annual $20,000 award from the Center
for Documentary Studies at Duke University, promotes the collaboration
between a writer and a photographer in the formative or fieldwork stages of
a documentary project. Collaborative submissions on any subject are
welcome. Deadline: January 31, 2004. Submissions accepted during the month
of January only. To learn more send a SASE to Lange-Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W Pettigrew St., Durham NC 27705 or visit the web site:
US/ICOMOS Jobs and Internships - "Since the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program was created in 1984, more than 600 young preservation professionals and over 70 countries have participated. The aim of the program is to promote an understanding of international preservation policies, methods, and techniques and to enable interns to make professional contacts and form personal friendships that will ensure a continuing dialogue between countries."
Sotheby's Institute of Art - "Located in one of the world's leading art centres, Sotheby's Institute of Art-London is among the foremost institutions offering MA and PhD degrees, specialised courses and undergraduate study abroad programmes in art scholarship, connoisseurship and art business. Students explore both the scholarly and practical sides of the art world to gain the skills and professional connections necessary for successful careers." [London] --- "Whether you enroll in the nine-month American Arts Course or attend an evening lecture, Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York offers incomparable exposure to leading specialists and scholars. Students also gain access to an array of museum and private collections, and get a rare inside look at the business of art while developing connoisseurship." [NYC]
LEF - "LEF seeks to identify and promote creative ventures and to sponsor work that challenges its audience with new ways of perceiving the world . . . . (it) operates within two regional areas: California and New England. Please refer to the specific guidelines for the region from which you are applying."
A Campaign for a New Era of Divine Inspiration - "As religious themes become increasing influential among contemporary artists, the Holy See, which governs the Catholic Church, is searching for rich patrons to sponsor works in new houses of worship designed by cutting-edge architects. In an attempt to 'lead by example', the Pontifical Council for Culture is now setting up a committee to find 'world-famous' contemporary artists it can commission to produce new religious and spiritual works." - (The Independent (UK), 6/8/2008)
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards - "The National Design Awards were conceived in 1997 by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor the best in American design . . . . The annual Awards program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement . . . . The National Design Awards is one of the few programs of its kind structured to continue to benefit the nation long after the Awards ceremony and gala. A suite of educational programs will be announced this summer in conjunction with the Awards by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum's award-winning Education Department, including a series of public programs, lectures, roundtables, and workshops based on the vision and work of the National Design Award winners."
NEA Grants in Creativity & Aging - "The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the recipients of the first Creativity and Aging in America grants. Fourteen projects were funded out of 55 applicants, for a total of $330,000. The program supports projects that involve older Americans as creators through literature and music, and that promote lifelong learning in the arts. Funded projects include Gemini Series' intergenerational life-writing program in San Antonio, Tex.; the Elder Play Project at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn.; Settlement Music School of Philadelphia's Program for Seniors in Pa.; the Stagebridge Playwriting Project in Oakland, Calif.; , an older-writers-in-residence project at Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee, Wisc.; the Big Band Youth Outreach Project by the Cleveland TOPS Swingband in Westlake, Ohio; and the Songwriting Works competition by Arts Northwest on the Olympic Peninsula." - (Community Arts Network January 15, 2009)
Artist Pension Trust (APT) - "The first pension program created specifically to provide emerging and mid-career artists with long-term financial security. . . . . As an artist selected to participate in a Trust, you will receive the following benefits: Long term financial security based on two sources of pension payments - one directed to your own individual market success and the other built on the collective success of 250 artists in your Trust, who have been chosen by our selection committee, a group of individuals deeply experienced in identifying emerging artists; Museum-quality care and presentation of the works that you invest in your Trust; Professional management of your pension funds by leading financial services companies. . . . . Artist Pension Trust has a selection committee comprised of individuals deeply experienced in working with emerging artists. Each member of this committee identifies artists who are then invited to apply to participate in a Trust. Finally, the committee reviews each applicant's work and selects those who will participate in the program. Artists can also apply, unsolicited, to be considered for participation in APT. APT is a barter-based program. Over a 20-year period, each artist contributes 20 works of art - rather than cash - into his/her pension trust. He/She will start to receive income 20 years after the inception of his/her Trust and will benefit from substantial tax savings as well. The income for the payments will come from the sale of works held by a Trust, of which 50% accrues to the pension pool and 50% accrues to the artist's own pension account. Each artist receives an equal share of the pooled funds generated by the sale of the works held in a Trust, thereby benefiting from the collective success of all of the artists in his/her Trust. Each artist is additionally rewarded according to his/her own individual market success, since 50% of the proceeds of the sale of his/her work are invested in the artist's individual pension account."
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - For Artists, Academic Researchers, Libraries, Students, Financial Aid Offices. [The Foundation Center]
Grantmakers in the Arts [Links to Member Sites] - "A nonprofit membership organization comprised of private foundations, family foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations, corporate giving programs, and nonprofit organizations that make arts grants - The ideas that guide arts grantmakers are ramifying and reflect a wide range of purposes - from maintaining a focus on furthering a specific art form to being guided by an expanded understanding of the place of arts in society and community life.
Whitney Critical Studies Program - Studio, Curatorial, Critical Studies Programs, Seminars as well as Architecture and Urban Studies in collaboration with the Cooper Union School of Architecture.
The Center for Documentary Studies / Honickman First Book Prize in
Photography is a biennial prize of $3,000 in grant money, inclusion in a
traveling exhibition, and most importantly, the publication of a book of
photography to be published by Duke University Press in association with
Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies. Maria Morris
Hambourg, Curator of Photography at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will
judge the entries and write an introduction for the book. Deadline:
September 10, 2004. To learn more call (919) 660-3662. Or, for a
complete set of guidelines, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to
CDS/THF First Book Prize in Photography, Center for Documentary Studies,
1317 West Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27705 - or - view the web site:
National Endowment of the Humanities - Guidelines and Applications ["An independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities."]
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes - For School and College Educators [Search the NEH site index for current quidelines if address has changed]:
The Studio Art Centers International (SACI) awards - "Excellence in overseas Art Education - Founded in 1975, SACI is a full-time US college-affiliated studio art school based in Florence. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio Museum in Harlem - Each year, two paid internships are offered to African-American individuals with BA+ in museum-related disciplines seeking training and experience in museum careers.
Cultural Funding: Federal Opportunities - Funding programs for Organizations, Individuals, Partnership Agreements.
GroundworkUSA - "We are a network of independent, not-for-profit, environmental businesses called Groundwork Trusts. We work with communities' to improve their environment, economy and quality of life through local action by getting local people, business, government and other organizations involved in practical projects. We believe people, places and prosperity are inextricably linked and work with our partners to develop projects which bring benefits to all three areas . . . . The Groundwork USA network is built on partnership and linked together by the Groundwork USA national office, with support from the Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Program and the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program."
CERF - "The mission of CERF is to strengthen and sustain the careers of craft artists across the United States. CERF accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF also advocates for the interests of craft artists. CERF is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization and is the only one of its kind in the United States."
Starr Fellowship in Asian Paintings Conservation - "For training in conservation, mounting, and re-mounting of Asian paintings including hanging scrolls, handscrolls, folding screens, prints, albums, books, etc. Program includes learning the properties of materials such as silk and paper, the use of specialized tools, carpentry, and the development of other pertinent skills. Since work in this field does require the use of specialized materials and tools, no prior experience is anticipated or required. However, this intensive and comprhrensive program is intended for a person who might pursue this field as a lifetime career." Eligibility of the applicant will be judged by those supervising the program. Stipend and duration of apprenticeship varies each year. Sondra M. Castile, Asian Art Conservation Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Contact the Museum for current status of this fellowship program.
Creative Capital Foundation to Fund Individual Artists
John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation - The MacArthur Fellows Program awards fellowships to exceptionally creative individuals, regardless of field of endeavor.
NYFA Source - "NYFA Source [formerly the Visual Artist Information Hotline] is the most extensive national database of awards, services, and publications for artists of all disciplines. Artists, arts organizations, and the general public can access information on over 3,000 arts organizations, 2,800 award programs, 2,600 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists nationwide, with more programs added every day." [New York Foundation for the Arts[
Turner Prize - "Widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe. The Turner Prize was established by the Tate Patrons of New Art to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art."
Resources in Art History for Graduate Students [Rutgers] - Including: Pre-Doctoral Grants and Fellowships; Support for Research Abroad; Study Abroad for M.A. Students [Summer and Shorter Term Programs]; Internships with Museums, Galleries, etc.; Publications for Reading/Submissions; Special Subject M.A. Programs in Art History Outside the U.S.[Canadian Studies in Canada; British art at Aberdeen U.; Decorative Arts at Glasgow U.; Latin American Art at Essex U., the Renaissance at the Courtauld, Warwick U. and Florence; and Medieval Studies everywhere - Not to mention Gallery Studies, History of Dress, Archaeology, Critical Theory . . . . ]; Art History Graduate Student Symposia; Classics and Archaeology Graduate Student Symposia; Archaeological Excavations for Graduate Students. [NOTE: The web address changes frequently - do a web search if the following address becomes inactive.]
VSA - [Very Special Arts opportunities for people with disabilities] - "Founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith as an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, VSA arts is an International organization that creates learning opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities. The organization offers arts-based programs in creative writing, dance, drama, music and the visual arts implemented primarily through our vast affiliate network in 39 states and the District of Columbia, collaborators in 10 states, and 70 international affiliates in 67 countries. VSA arts' programs now serve 4.3 million Americans and 1.3 million people in other parts of the world."
International Development Research Center - "The International Development Research Centre is a public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research." Consult IDRC's list of more than 300 videos for loan or purchase and IDRC's Images database of 5,000 slides.
American Academy in Rome - "Through its annual Rome Prize fellowship program, the Academy supports twenty-six individuals working in archaeology, architecture, classical studies, design arts, historic preservation and conservation, history of art, landscape architecture, literature, modern Italian studies, musical composition, post-classical humanistic studies and visual arts. Rome Prize Fellows are chosen by juries of experts who review past work and the proposed project of each applicant. While the Academy is composed of two historic "Schools," the School of Fine Arts and School of Classical Studies, it does not have a faculty, a curriculum or a student body. The artists and scholars in residence at the Academy are there to pursue their own independent projects."
The MacDowell Colony - "The MacDowell Colonyin Peterborough, New Hampshire was founded in 1907 to provide a place where creative artists could find freedom to concentrate on their work. This remains its guiding purpose today. Writers, Composers, Visual Artists, Photographers, Printmakers, Filmmakers and Architects come to the Colony each year from all parts of the United States and abroad."
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships - "To assist research and artistic creation. To further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts." Supports individuals only - it does not make grants to organizations or institutions.
Art in Embassies Program - "A global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide. . . . . Artists can loan work for up to 3 years to embassies worldwide. Ambassadors are urged to publish a catalog including the participating artists' work. Dept. of State handles shipping, insurance, etc. Ongoing deadline."
Aid to Artisans - "Aid to Artisans, a nonprofit organization, offers practical assistance to artisans world-wide, working in partnerships to foster artistic traditions, cultural vitality and community well-being. Through training and collaboration in product development, production and marketing, Aid to Artisans provides sustainable economic and social benefits forcrafts people in an environmentally sensitive and culturally respectful manner."
Earthwatch - "Earthwatch Institute is an international nonprofit organization which supports scientific field research worldwide to improve our understanding and management of the Earth. The Institute's mission is to promote sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by creating partnerships between scientists, educators, and the general public. Through the participation of volunteers in field research, Earthwatch helps scientists gather vital data that empowers individuals and governments to act wisely as global citizens. Earthwatch offers its 25,000 members worldwide the unusual opportunity to work side-by-side with distinguished field scientists in seven areas of global concern: Oceans; Endangered Ecosystems; Biodiversity; Cultural Diversity; Origins of our Future; Global Change; and World Health. In 1999, Earthwatch is sponsoring 115 projects in 48 countries and 19 of the United States."
The Coleman Foundation - "This foundation makes awards to schools and nonprofit organizations through its Entrepreneurship Awareness and Education Grant Program. A one-time grant of up to $25,000 is available to any university, college, community college or community-based nonprofit organization to establish or significantly expand an entrepreneurship initiative that focuses on one of five areas, including courses or programs targeting performing, non-performing or other art-related studies. A one-time grant of up to $15,000 is available to any high school or community-based nonprofit organization to establish or significantly expand an entrepreneurship initiative that focuses on one of the following areas:
Youth entrepreneurship training in year-long curriculum, after-school or summer programs; or
Venture pool or loan for student-owned and operated businesses.
Council on Foundations - "A nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations."
Eli Broad Family Foundation - "The Foundation operates as an educational lending resource for contemporary art and is dedicated to building a collection that reflects the scope and diversity of the art of our time. The Broad family formed the foundation after several decades of personal collecting, dedicated patronage and leadership of some of the nation's most prominent museums. As a new component in the Foundation's programming, this website extends the Foundation's mandate to foster public appreciation of contemporary art to a worldwide audience of internet users, making available information and selected images from its collection of over 600 works by provocative and important artists working today."
Artist Health Insurance Resource Center - "The mission of the Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) is to provide the arts community with the information necessary to make informed choices about individual and small business group health insurance options available in each state." A project of the Actor's Fund of America. For information, contact: The Actors Fund of America, 729 Seventh Ave., 10th Fl., New York, NY
10019; phone (800) 798-8447; or
The Aspen Institute - "The Aspen Institute is an international nonprofit educational institution dedicated to enhancing the quality of leadership through informed dialogue. It convenes men and women who represent diverse viewpoints and backgrounds from business, labor, government, the professions, the arts, and the nonprofit sector to relate timeless ideas and values to the foremost challenges facing societies, organizations, and individuals."
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art - "A non-profit artists' residency program dedicated to: providing artists with the opportunity to create work in a nurturing environment; to develop and promote a meaningful dialog about the contemporary arts with a local, national and international audience; to facilitate meaningful exchanges between artists and the general public through educational opportunities; providing artists the opportunity to exhibit work in a professional gallery setting . . . . The Bemis facility is housed in two urban warehouses and includes a half block of open urban property in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The Bemis was established in 1981 by artists and is supported by the efforts of private and corporate donors and public funding."
National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation - "The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation is pursuing a comprehensive approach to the visual contemporary art field that will support both artists and curators through two programs, the Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Awards and a program to empower visual artists."
Foundation Center - A Gateway to Philanthropy on the web [Foundation Finder]
Skopelos Foundation for the Arts - "Two-week to 3-month residencies in Greece are offered in printmaking, painting, ceramics and screen-printing."
National Endowment for the Arts
Shelburne Museum - "Electra Bostwick McDowell Education Fellowship especially designed for graduates or graduate candidates in museum studies, American studies or art history. Program provides professional experience in an institution with significant accomplishments in school programs and special events, and an expanding emphasis on family and adult programs. Fellowship award consists of stipend and intern housing. Applicants judged on the basis of professional ability and experience, and relevant education background."
San Francisco Foundation - Multicultural Fellowship Program. For the advancement of professionals in unerrepresented ethnic groups in nonprofit service through work experience in a major foundation. Full-time, 12 months, starting June/July, assisting a program exec. in one of 6 areas: arts/humanities, community heatlh, education, envirionment, social serices, urban affairs. Master's degree desirable. $25,500 + benefits. Contact for status of this program. "The San Francisco Foundation is a community foundation, a collection of funds from individuals, families, corporations and organizations primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. A community foundation allows a wide range of donors to create charitable funds that will continue to benefit their communities for all time. With its experienced, knowledgeable staff, the Foundation is able to assess local needs to assure that these charitable gifts are used most effectively."
National Academy Museum and School of Art - "Founded in 1825, The National Academy of Design has built one of the largest institutional assemblage of American art in the world, consisting of 2,200 paintings, 240 sculptures, and approximately 5,000 works on paper by over 1,500 artists. The collection's individual character is based on the manner in which it has been assembled: traditionally artists have provided a representative example of their work as part of their membership requirements. In the past they also provided a painting of themselves, resulting in an extensive collection of American artist portraits. The Academy's Annual Open Exhibition, the oldest juried show in the country, showcases new work by contemporary artists. An artist-run organization since its inception, the National Academy has numbered among its members many of America's most prominent painters, sculptors, architects, and printmakers."
Yaddo - "Founded in 1900 the financier Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina, herself a poet, Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, NY. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment. Yaddo offers 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."
Simon Pearce Glass and Simon Pearce Pottery - Glass and pottery production. Apprenticeships. Pays and trains apprentices in glass and pottery production. Hires on ongoing basis. Quechee, VT
Skowhegan - "Skowhegan is an intensive nine-week summer residency where sixty-five talented visual artists produce art in a communal, rural environment of great natural beauty. Skowhegan is set on 300 acres in the heavily forested lake district of Central Maine. Founded in 1946 by artists, and still governed by artists for artists, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture seeks to create the most stimulating environment possible for artistic creation and interaction."
Smith College Museum of Art - NEA Internship - To participate in all aspects of the museum's programs, with a focus on curatorial activities. Intern will develop one exhibition from the permanent collection, assist with other scheduled exhibitions, work with the curtors in research. Smith College, Office of Human Resources, 30 Belmont Ave., Northampton, MA 001063
The Drawing Center - "Drawings" are defined as "unique works, on or of paper, as well as drawings using non-traditional media." The Viewing Program is open to all artists and "offers an opportunity for emergng artists to present their drawings to our curatorial staff for professional feedback as well as for possible inclusion in our Selections exhibitions, which occur throughout the year. Contact for update: The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013. Telephone: 212-966-2976 - Viewing Program/Interviews 1-212-219-2166
Richard A. Florsheim Fund - The Fund is intended to assist older living American artists in one [or more] of several ways: Funding and arranging of exhibitons; Participation in the production of catalogues; asistance in purchase of works and their donations to museums and universities, colleges or schools, or non profit institutions collection." August Freundlich, President, Board of Trustees. Florsheim Art Fund. 4602 E. Fowler Ave. USF 3033, Tampa, FL 33620-3033
New Museum of Contemporary Art - Sponsors internships in several departments - "The Museum Internship program provides hands-on training in the museum profession and a comprehensive overview of museum operations. Participants also gain insight into the national and international world of contemporary art. Opportunities are available in every department."
International Sculpture Center - Sculpture Prize for a Commemorative Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina. International Sculpture Competition with prizes for "Parque de la Memoria" in Buenos Aires, a sculptural park to commemorate those kidnapped , "disappeared" and murdered by the State terrorism in Argentina. First phase: 24 artists will be awarded prizes of $3,000 ea. Second phase: 8 artists will be awarded $10,000 for further develop proposal/design. Ultimate goal is to commission 8 international artists. To find out more about the project and the rules for the competition:
Anderson Center - "Following the spirit of Alexander P. Anderson, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Tower View offers shared ground for the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. Through residencies and out-reach programs the Center provides a unique environment for the cross-fertilization of ideas, a climate conducive to the pursuit of creative projects, and an opportunity to pursue research of lasting value."
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