Artist Trust recently announced that the applications for their 2011 Fellowships are due February 25, 2011. This is an annual award of $7,500 – it’s annual but each year only certain fields are eligible to apply. For 2011 they are: Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Performing, Visual and Traditional & Folk Artists. For 2012: Music, Media, Literature and Craft Artists. Past recipients include Stefan Gruber, Britta Johnson and Sarah Jane Lapp, all animators.
Artist Trust is running a grant application workshop on February 10th for all grants, and, according to their e-newsletter they will be hosting a webinar called ‘Applying for the Artist Trust Fellowship’ on February 8th, but there’s no info on their website about that yet.
4Culture’s Individual Artist grant is also available – the deadline for this is March 9th. Up to $8,000 awarded!
I also came across this really interesting opportunity called smART Power – it might appeal to those artists and filmmakers out there who have experience working with youth or communities. I know I’m pretty excited about it. It’s a partnership between the US Department of State and the Bronx Museum of Art. This is a quote from the Department of State announcement: “smARTpowerSM will send American visual artists abroad to collaborate with local artists and youth in creating original community-based works of art in China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Venezuela.” They will award a $11,000 honorarium + up to $10,000 in expenses and send an artist to one of the above countries for 45 days! Deadline is February 28th. Find all the info here.
And finally, Plain Face continues to take its first steps into the word by being submitted to STIFF, Seattle True Independent Film Festival (deadline Feb 1st, free for WA films); Vienna Independent Shorts International Film Festival (deadline January 25th, free); The London Sci-Fi Film Festival (deadline Feb 14, free); the London International Animation Festival (deadline Jan 19th, free), and the Annecy International Film Festival (deadline Feb 1st – not postmarked, free).
Have a good one!