Monday, August 20, 2012

MAP Fund for Contemporary Performances

Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Creative Capital, the MAP Fund supports artists, ensembles, producers, and presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies a spirit of exploration and deep inquiry. MAP is particularly interested in supporting work that examines notions of cultural difference or "the other," be that in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other aspects of diversity.

Amount: $10,000 - $45,000

Due: October 17, 2012

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Princess Grace Foundation

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has announced the availability of applications for the 2012 Princess Grace Awards in theater, playwriting, dance performance, choreography, and film.

Founded in 1982, the foundation identifies and assists emerging artists in theater, dance, and film, and has awarded more than $8.5 million to nearly six hundred individuals in the United States.

Theater Awards are offered in 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 opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. (Deadline: March 21, 2012.)

Dance Performance Awards are offered in 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, 2012.)

Film Scholarships, awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, are by invitation-only. Approved university, college, and school film programs are invited to submit applicants via their department chairs or deans. Film scholarships provide funding toward the filmmaker's thesis project. (A complete list of accepted schools is available at the foundation's Web site.) (Deadline: June 1, 2012.)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

NEA "Our Town" Grants

Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants, ranging from $25,000 to $150,000, for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with their arts and design organizations and artists, seek to:

  • Improve their quality of life.
  • Encourage creative activity.
  • Create community identity and a sense of place.
  • Revitalize local economies.

Date due: March 1, 2012

Amount: $25,000 - $150,000

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Grants in Emerging Fields, Literature, and Performing Arts

Creative Capital, a national nonprofit organization that provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects, has announced guidelines and the application schedule for its 2012 grant cycle.

This year's program is open to artists working in emerging fields, literature, and performing arts. Emerging fields may include architecture/design, digital arts, gaming, interdisciplinary, new genres, and sound art. Literature may include fiction, genre-defying literary work, nonfiction, and poetry. Performing arts is focused on the live performing arts and may include dance, dance-theater, experimental music performance, interdisciplinary, multimedia performance, music-theater, non-traditional opera, performance art, puppetry, spoken word and theater.

Creative Capital is interested in supporting artists who demonstrate bold, inventive, and singular ideas in project form and content; are at a catalytic moment in their creative practice and career approach; are deeply engaged with and rigorously committed to their art form; have potential for significant artistic and cultural impact; and understand the professional landscape of their field. To be eligible to apply, an artist must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident, at least 25 years old, a working artist with at least five years of professional experience, and not a full-time student.

Amount: $10,000

Date due: March 1, 2012

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