Monday, January 25, 2010

Princess Grace Foundation Fellowships

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has announced the availability of applications for the 2010 Princess Grace Awards in theater, playwriting, dance performance, choreography, and film. Founded in 1982 in memory of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, the foundation identifies and assists emerging artists in theater, dance, and film and has awarded grants in excess of $7 million to nearly five hundred individuals nationwide.

Theater awards take the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. Grants are awarded based on the quality of the emerging artist's past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the impact the collaboration between the nominating organization and the artist will have on the individual's artistic growth. The Playwriting Award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and the opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. (Deadline: March 31, 2010.)

Dance performance awards take the form of scholarships and fellowships. Awards are based on the applicant's artistic merit, significance of the award to current artistic development, and the potential for future excellence and impact on the field. Choreography awards offer emerging choreographers the opportunity to create a new work with organizations with which they have little experience. (Deadline: April 30, 2010.)

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Access to Artistic Excellence (NEA)

Access to Artistic Excellence encourages and supports artistic creativity, preserves our diverse cultural heritage, and makes the arts more widely available in communities throughout the country. Particularly relevant at this time are projects that demonstrate innovation by generating new forms of art making, new directions in the field, and/or innovative uses of creative resources. This category supports projects that provide short-term arts exposure or arts appreciation for children and youth as well as intergenerational education projects.

Amount: $150,000

Date due: March 11, 2010 or August 12, 2010 (depending upon topic)

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Jazz for Peace Grants

JAZZ FOR PEACE has performed over 650 Benefit Concerts to raise funds, publicity and awareness for outstanding organizations in need worldwide. In addition Jazz for Peace performs educational programs bringing music and Jazz back into the schools and donates musical instruments to underprivileged children. Funds may be requested for general operating support, start-up costs, capital, project/program support, and technical assistance.

Amount: Varies

Date due: 5th of each month

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Contemporary Music Grant (France)

The French American Fund for Contemporary Music supports contemporary music projects — commissions, residencies, performances, tours, and master classes — that foster cultural exchange between France and the United States. Only projects involving works by living composers or works composed during the last 50 years will be considered for funding. The repertoire should fall within one of the following categories: contemporary music for classical instrumentation; computer-assisted composition and research with multi-media tools; and new forms of improvised and electronic music. Special consideration will be given to projects involving the commission of new works.

Amount: Varies (up to 50% of cost)

Date due: March 1, 2010

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