Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions


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Professional Organizations & Services . . . . . Additional Practical Resources . . . . . NYFA Source

Local Artists - "We are pleased to announce, with support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Beta Launch of the new Irving Sandler Artists File: Operating for more than 38 years, with over 10,000 current users, this is not only the largest but also the earliest established artist registry in the world; receiving currently over 39 million hits annually it is the top-ranking artist registries in the world. will allow you to present your work effectively, initiate contact from peer to peer and from artist to curator, and offers many new networking possibilities as well as enhanced search features. Among many other features the New Artist Membership Account allows you to upload unlimited videos to your portfolio. We are also pleased to announce that revenue created by the New Artist Membership Account will be redistributed among the members of themselves, providing in early 2011 travel, research and production grants. Regardless of whether you are a paying member or a free user, will lead the way in how we learn about art and ideas across the world. Join this growing community and network!" - Open Calls

North Bennet Street School - "Mission: To train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand tools in concert with developed technology, to promote excellence in craft, and to preserve craft traditions . . . . North Bennet Street School has been training people for employment since 1885. It pioneered the concept of intensive instruction in a classroom/shop setting for the sole purpose of learning a trade. All of our courses prepare graduates for work in fields that require craftsmanship: skillful use of hand tools and power equipment; informed choice of appropriate materials; knowledgable and creative problem-solving grounded in awareness of the best solutions of the craft over many years; and a commitment to the highest quality of work. North Bennet Street School has a distinct reputation for excellence. It is more than a school where students learn the comprehensive elements of their chosen field; it is a place that sustains tradition in craftsmanship. Students come to North Bennet Street School from all corners of the globe to enroll in our programs. As diverse as the offerings are, they are tied together by the simple fact that in each program, students learn the time-honored skills and methods that produce work of the highest standards." [Piano Technology Course for 36 weeks, Violin Making and Restoration Course for three years. Bookbinding, Cabinet and Furniture Making, Carpentry, Reservation Carpentry, Jewelry Making and Repair, Locksmithing and Advanced Keyboard Technology.] North Bennet Street School, 39 North Bennet Street, Boston, MA 02113. Tel: (617) 227-0155

The Calder Prize - "The Calder Prize is awarded biannually to honor a living artist who has completed exemplary and innovative early work and who has demonstrated the potential to make a major contribution to the field. Created in collaboration by the Calder Foundation and the Scone Foundation in 2005, the Calder Prize grew out of the success of the Atelier Calder residency program located at Calder's former studio in Saché, France. The Prize consists of $50,000, the opportunity to complete a six-month residency at the Atelier Calder and the facilitation of a gift of one of the recipient's defining works to a major public collection."

Fractured Atlas - "Fractured Atlas provides services, resources, and support to liberate a nation of artists. From healthcare to publicity to development grants, we supply critical tools for independent artists and arts organizations so they can focus on their creative responsibilities. By nurturing today's vital but underrepresented voices, we hope to play a role in fostering a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape of tomorrow." - Healthcare, Fundraising, Promotion, Networking, Arts Education

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition - "The National Portrait Gallery invited artists all over America to investigate the contemporary art of the portrait for the second Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, held in 2009. The competition and resulting exhibition celebrated excellence and innovation, with a strong focus on the variety of portrait media used by artists today. The National Portrait Gallery welcomed single figures, groups, or self-portraits�from classical drawing and painting or hyperrealistic sculpture to large-scale photography to prints and new media. The competition is named for Virginia Outwin Boochever (1920�2005), a former Portrait Gallery volunteer whose generous gift has endowed this program." - (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute)

Electronic Arts Intermix - "A nonprofit media arts organization that is one of the world's leading resources for artists' video and new media. Founded in 1971, EAI serves artists,educators, curators, and diverse audiences through a wide range of programs [Artists Videotape Distribution Service, Preservation Program, Online Catalogue and Catalogue Publications, EAI Screening Room, Exhibitions & Events, Editing Facility, Equipment Loan Service] - EAI's international collection of artists' tapes is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, ranging from historical works of the 1960s to new works by emerging media artists of the 1990s.

Emerging multi-cultural residential art center in New Delhi, India - "Call for Fellowship Applications 2006 from Global Arts Village, an emerging multi-cultural residential art center in New Delhi, India. We are an emerging multi-cultural residential art center located in New Delhi, India. We are a community of creative individuals celebrating life through art and heart. Our international arts center is unique because it combines artist residencies with Indian traditions such as yoga, massage and meditation in a village community setting. In our 3-acre village, you can walk amongst the tranquil gardens and ponds, see and listen to exotic birds while living and working in artists studios that are an organic blend of contemporary design and traditional bamboo-mud-thatch construction. Creative people of all types including fine artists and craftspeople, writers, performing artists, art administrators can apply for our full or partial fellowships. All of our programs are designed to foster awareness and enhance your creative process . . . . Offers full and partial fellowships as well as several specific fellowship opportunities. All fellowships include furnished room, three vegetarian meals per day, self-service laundry facilities, studio or workspace, welcome celebration, work presentation and group exhibition opportunity and other benefits dependent on the fellowship program. 45-day Fellowships for 2006 begin on Nov. 3 and Dec. 18. The 90 day Fellowships for 2006 begin on Nov. 3. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and can be submitted via email or post.

Aaron Siskind Foundation - Offers Individual Photographers' Fellowships of up to $5000 to support ongoing work in photography and related media. Request Application: Aaron Siskind Foundation, Application address: c/o The School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography, 214 East 21st St., New York, NY 10010

The Photographic Resource Center [Boston University] - "The Photographic Resource Center is guided by a philosophical inquiry into the role of photographic media in the formation of human knowledge and experience. By emphasizing new work, ideas, and methods, and by creating opportunities for interaction among the diverse communities that it serves, the Photographic Resource Center strives to be a vital international voice in understanding the past and shaping the future of photography."

Butler Institute - Annual Midyear Exhibition - Update by contacting: Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave Youngstown, OH 44502
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Congressional Art Competition - In the spring of every year, the United States House of Representatives hosts a Congressional Art Competition for amateur artists. The competition promotes attention to the arts by recognizing talented young artists from across the nation . . . . Open to high school students. Members of the US House of Representatives select winners from their districts; artwork displayed at US Capitol. Submit all artwork entries to: Congressman Ken Calvert, C/O Congressional Art Contest, 3400 Central Ave. #200, Riverside, CA 92506 - Contact: Billy Essayli: 951-784-4300

National Portrait Gallery - "Smithsonian internship is a pre-arranged, structured learning experience that takes place within a specific time period. The experience should be relevant both to the intern's stated academic and professional goals and to the professional disciplines represented at the Smithsonian. The National Portrait Gallery is a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution and offers formal internships to qualified applicants. The intern experience can provide new knowledge, skills, and contact with in making future career choices. At the same time, interns engage in work that is central to the programs of the Gallery." [Internships offered in: Administrative Office; Center for Electronic Research and Outreach Services/Catalog of American Portraits (CEROS/CAP); The Conservation Department; The Office of Exhibitions; The Office of Design and Producation; The Education Department; The Office of the Historian; The Research Library; The Office of Painting and Sculpture; The Peale Family Papers; The Photographic Laboratory; The Office of Photographs; The Office of Prints and Drawings; The Office of Public Affairs; The Office of Publications; The Office of the Registra; The Office of Rights and Reproductions]

National Museum of African Art - Docents, Internships, Fellowships, Volunteers, Employment.

Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor Prize - 1999 marks the ninth anniversary of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor documentary prize, a $10,000 award given annually by the Center for Documentary Studies. First announced a year after the Center's founding at Duke University, the prize was created to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 Lange and Taylor published American Exodus, a book that renders human experience eloquently in text and images and remains a seminal work in documentary studies. The Center's Lange-Taylor Prize honors their important collaborative work." Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor Prize Committee, Center for Documentary Studies, Box 90802, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. "The Center for Documentary Studies is dedicated to capturing the reality of people's diverse experiences in our complex culture. It reflects a commitment to documenting people's daily struggles and to using varied approaches to understand the human condition."

Center for Documentary Studies [Duke University] - "The Center for Documentary Studies, an independent nonprofit organization affiliated with Duke University, is dedicated to a new vision of documentary work, one that connects documentary arts and process to education and community life. Founded in 1989 with an endowment gift from the Lyndhurst Foundation, the Center takes documentary education beyond the traditional classroom, opening new landscapes to observation and inviting fresh perspectives on the familiar. Documentarians -- beginners and professionals, young and old -- who work with the Center use photography, oral history, film, and narrative writing to bring to light stories of lives and events that they find relevant to larger community, historical, and cultural questions and themes. The Center supports documentary work in many ways: through courses, exhibitions, publishing, fieldwork, community programs, and awards."

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc - Individual Support grants available to painters, sculptors, and printmakers who have been actively working on his or her work for a min of at least 20 years in a mature phase. Up to $10,000. Write for application/guidelines: Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., 380 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012 - Background: Submit application form, samples of work, resume, references, financial statement, written narrative statement. Selection by panel of artists, arts professionalas, and board members. 10 awards/year. 34 [including emergerncy assistance program] funded out of 2,088 applied in 1990. No formal report of grant required. EMERGENCY FUNDS: Support: Cash grant up to $10,000 - To support painters and scuptors who have been in mature phase of their career for at least 10 years and who are unable to meet financial needs incurred by unforeseen, catastrophic circumstances. Request application: Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., 380 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10012-5115. Telephone: (212) 226-0581. Contact: Jenny Gillis - Grants Mgr.

Sweatshops and Butterflies - "Think about economic development in emerging countries for a moment, and . . . . constructive solutions; this article points to some of them, and to how anyone can get involved."

Center for Photography at Woodstock - This center accepts applications for 2-4 week residencies for artists of color who use photography. Send SASE, 10-20 slides, artist statement and resume: CPW, Judi L. Esmond, 59 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498; 914-679-9957." [Mass Cultural Council]

Contemporary Artists Center - "This center offers artists' residencies and exhibition opportunities near MASS MoCA in the Berkshires. Huge studio spaces, "Monster Press" printmaking and discussions/lectures/performances are available." Contact: CAC, Historic Beaver Mill, 189 Beaver St., North Adams, MA 01247; 413-663-9555. [Mass Cultural Council]

Felissimo Art and Design Award - of $20,000 in cash prizes for innovative designs for home, desktop, garden and personal accessories based on theme, "The Art of Adornment." Proposals must be environmentally conscious and suitable for product development. Update by contacting: Ing Lee Felissimo Art and Design Award, New York Foundation for the Arts, 155 Ave. of the Americas, 14th Fl, New York, NY 10013

Film Bureau - Supports speakers' fees in conjunction with film presentations or screenngs by NYC non-profit groups. Up to $300 in matching fees for each presentation; speakers on independent film have priority. Five deadlines per year. Contact for update: Duana Butler Film/Video Arts, 817 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Graham Foundation Grants - Up to $10,000 to individuals and organizatons for projects in architecture, design, planning and related fine arts fields. We have recently added a searchable abstract database to our Web site which will allow you to research projects funded by the Foundation since 1996. The database will also provide extended abstracts of on-going work, contact information, and links to the grantees' Web sites. "The Graham Foundation is broadly interested in educational areas directly concerned with architecture --primarily at an advanced level --and with other arts and academic disciplines that are immediately contributive to architecture. The Foundation offers financial support to individuals and institutions undertaking work in the areas of its concern. The Foundation has sponsored fellowships at the American Academy in Rome, seminars and symposia at various universities, and architectural internships at various museums. On occasion, the Foundation has supported architectural publications through direct grants to publishers and, in certain circumstances, as a co-publisher of architectural texts. In addition to the grant programs that are international in scope, the Foundation regularly carries on a program of local lectures, exhibitions, and conferences at its headquarters in Chicago. Contact for update on grants:Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 4 Burton Pl, Chicago, IL 60610. Telephone: 312-787-4071

International Center of Photography - Portfolios reviewed the first Monday of every month--call first--drop off at front desk in the morning, pick up on Wednesday morning. Include artists statement, resumé, other supporting materials. Contact for update: International Center of Photograph, 1130 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. Telephone: 212-860-1773

Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center "Shared insights that arts organizations can use to build and sustain participation in their programs and activities." - Including Parks and Arts Participation.

LEF Foundation - "LEF is a private foundation that supports the creation and presentation of contemporary work in the fields of visual art, performing art, new media, literary art, architecture and design."

Museum of Contemporary Photography - Reviews photographic portfolios every Friday. Drop off Thurs., pick up Fri. afternoon after 1pm. Contact for update: Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 6060

UCR / California Museum of Photography History of Photography Internships and Fellowships

Smithsonian American Art Museum Research and Scholars Center (National Museum of American Art) - Fellowships and Internships. National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution 8th & G Sts, NW, Washington, DC 20560

New Jersey Folk Arts Apprenticeships Open to NJ artists

National Museum of the American Indian - Internships in Maryland, Washington, DC and New York. Search the site for Fellowships, Conservation Training, Programs and Services Guide.

Pew Fellowships in the Arts - Open to artists age 25+, emerging to mature, living in the five-county Philadelphia area. Substantial grants [$50,000 each] to individual artists working in the arts [media and disciplines vary year-to-year]. Each year, 16 fellowships are awarded. Selected based on applicant's accomplishments and promise, and the degree to which the fellowship will assist the artist at a turning point in his/her career. Funds may be used simply to "buy time" or to support costs such as [but not lmited to] materials, asistants, training, travel. Ella King Torrey, Pew Fellowships in the Arts, 250 S. Broad St., #400, Philadelphia, PA 19102

American Austrian Foundation - Cultural Programs

Dune Shack Residency Programs (National Park Service)

OXFAM America - est. 1970. International agency funding self-help development projects and disaster relief in poor countries with projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Carribean, and US projects. "As a member of Oxfam International, a confederation of 11 Oxfam agencies, we have opportunities to collaborate on project work that spans some 120 countries." Ed. materials on issues of development and hunger are prepared and distributed from the Boston Office. Through publications, audiovisuals, speakers and panel discussions, Oxfam America reaches audiences through cable television, adult education centers, teacher organizations, and other settings. Internships & Work-Study. OXFAM America, 115 Broadway, Boston, MA 02116

OXFAM International

National YoungArts Foundation - Presidential scholars, Residencies.

Paul Mellon Centre Fellowship/Yale Center for British Art - Paul Mellon Centre Fellowship is a one-year fellowship in London. Open to candidates of any nationality enrolled in a grad program at an Amer. University. $13,000 stipend plus round-trip airfare, etc. Director, Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St, P. O. Box 208280, New Haven, CT 06520

Peabody Essex Museum - Research Fellowships, Internships, Volunteer Opportunities. A consolidation of the Peabody Museum of Salem and the Essex Institute. Accepting applications for fellowships to encourage use of its library and museum collections for research and publication on New England History and culture. Open to advanced scholars, grad students, independent scholars, and library and museum professionals. Stipends awarded for up to two months, at a rate of $750/month, due, in part, to the generosity of the Salem Marine Society. Also possiblity of free housing. Fellowship Program, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970

National Geographic Television - Open to filmmakers of culturally diverse backgrounds. Reviewing proposals for documentary films. Two filmmakers will each be awarded $10,000 to develop projects which might also be produced/broadcast. Contact for update: Daniel Schackman, National Geographic TV, 810 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10019

Peter Norton Family Foundation - Annual Curator's Grants of $50,000. The annual awards were established to help young curators shape the permanent collections of their museums in highly personal ways. Peter Norton Family Foundation, 225 Arizona, 2nd Fl. W., Santa Monica, CA 90401, Telephone: (310) 576-7700. Contact: Anne Etheridge, Human/Social Svcs. Progs. or Susan Cahan, Art Progs.

Philip Morris Fellowships for Artists of Color - Each year, 20 two-year fellowships, $6000/year, are awarded to artists of color going for the MFA degree. Fellowships applicacable to Calif.Inst. of the Arts, CA; Cranbrook Acad. of Art, MI; Maryland Inst.College of Art, MD; School of the Art Inst. of Chicago, IL; Yale School of Art, CT. Contact: Dr. Leslie King-Hamond, Dean of Grad. Studies, Maryland Insti. College of Art, 1300 Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc - Open to talented professional visual artists [painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, incl. printmakers] needing financial asistance in order to pursue their careers are encouraged to apply [no students or commercial artists]. Grants awarded based on merit and financial need [personal, professional, or both]; no tuition assistance. Awards generally cover studio rent, art supplies [inc. casting], personal living expenses, medical / dental / therapy costs. No age or geographical limitations. Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. 725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021

NEA Grants - Organizations, Individuals, Partnership Agreements

Visual Aid - "This organization encourages artists with life-threatening diseases to continue their creative work. Grants take the form of vouchers for art supplies. Other assistance is also available. Contact: Visual Aid, 785 Market St., Suite 720, San Francisco, CA 94103;"

Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)

GrantCraft - "GrantCraft, a project of the Ford Foundation, is a source of practical wisdom from grant makers on the tools and techniques of effective grant making. GrantCraft offers guides, videos, and case studies that present the practitioner's view of philanthropy."

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation - "Provides assistance to individual visual artists of "demonstrated talent" and provides seminars and workshops for gifted high school students.

A Comprehensive Resource for Sculptors - "Here are gathered all links relating to sculpture. It is an on-going process of discovery and organization. Please help to make this a useful tool for those interested in sculpture - contribute links, clean up your own site, create reciprocal links, offer suggestions, Enjoy !"

Americans for the Arts - "AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS is the national organization dedicated to building a better America through the arts. To this end, Americans for the Arts works with cultural organizations, arts, business and government leaders and patrons to provide leadership, research, visibility, professional development and advocacy to advance support and resources for the arts in communities across the country. This year, we advanced awareness of the arts by pursuing programs and policies consistent with our three organizational goals, stated simply: -More money for the arts; -Arts education for every child; and -Community development through the arts."

National Association of Independent Artists - "An organization formed following dialogue that began at the Old Town Art Fair in Chicago in June of 1995. The group's purpose is to enhance the economic well-being of people who exhibit their work at high quality outdoor and indoor art and/or fine craft shows, encourage creative expression and artistic excellence, and expand public awareness, appreciation and acquisition of American art and fine craft. This website, as well as the NAIA itself, is work in progress and has potential to be a great resource for not only artists/artisans but the organizers and directors of shows. As a member of an all-volunteer organization (or even if you're not) you are very much encouraged to contribute anything that you think might be of interest to your fellow members and visitors alike."

International Fine Print Dealers Association - "The organization has grown from its original group of founders into an international organization. Membership is based on expertise, ethical standards, and professional integrity. Membership eligibility is judged by the number of years a print dealer has been in business, by the quality of the art he or she sells, and by the dealers' exhibitions, catalogs, and contributions to the cultural life of the community. In addition, all IFPDA members must adhere to the Code of Conduct set forth in the Association's Constitution and By-Laws."

Glass Art Society

C.I.N.O.A. [Confèdèration Internationales des Nègociantes en Oeuvres d'Art / International Art Dealer Member Lists]

American Society of Furniture Artists

Society of American Silversmiths

IndieFilms - the Hollywood-based network that helps independent filmmakers find investors, grants, funds and distributors.

Independent Feature Project

The Crafts Report Online - "The definitive business resource for craftspeople, with articles on selling, taxes, safety, photographing your work, show & exhibition calendar, craft organizations, etc." [Society of American Silversmiths]

Museum Employment Resource Center

H-Net Job Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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