Art Residencies & Grants

Thursday, April 14, 2005


IRIS: The Illinois Researcher Information Service Searchable research and fellowship database with over 7,900 funding opportunities. Search must be conducted from domain. Search the IRIS Database for funding opportunities in every field from agriculture to zoology, or view upcoming deadlines in 25 subject areas.

College Art Association, Resources and Opportunities Grants, fellowships and internships in the arts.

NEA Web Site Resource Features federal funding opportunities.

Art Deadlines List A monthly e-mail newsletter listing art competitions, scholarships and grants, juried exhibitions, art jobs, internships and other arts related opportunities.

NYFA Interactive NYFA Source 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 2,600 arts organizations, 2,700 award programs, 2,100 service programs, and 700 publications for individual artists nationwide, with more programs added every day.


Americans for the Arts

Arts Midwest

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

XX The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts

New England Foundation for the Arts

New Mexico Arts Directory

Southern Arts Federation

Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)


National Assembly of State Arts Organizations (NASAA)

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)


Study Abroad Resources on the World Wide Web Study abroad resources on the World Wide Web. Links to over 750 education-abroad program sites and related organizations now on the web.


The Foundation Center (Grant seeker tools and foundation finder)

New England Foundation for the Arts


American Craft Council - Emerging Artist Grants Program provides support for emerging artists working in all craft media (clay, glass, fiber, metal, wood and mixed-media) to support the creation of a new body of work, travel and research, or to attend professional development workshops. (click on "The Council" and then click on "Programs")

Arts International - Promotes and supports global connections and interchange in the visual and performing arts.

Artslink Projects Artslink Projects provides support to US artists, curators and arts organizations to work with their counterparts in 27 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. Projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both countries. CEC International Partners can assist interested applicants in identifying contacts in the region.

Asian Art and Religion Fellowship Program Program focuses on the relationship between the artistic and religious traditions of Asia. Enables American scholar, specialists and artists to conduct research and undertake projects in Asia involving the interdisciplinary relationship of religion and the arts. Established by Lawrence W. Rockefeller.

Asian Studies Grants - Association for Asian Studies The Association for Asian Studies invites applications for the following grants: 1. AAS CIAC Small Grants provide up to $1,500 for AAS members with special interests in China or Inner Asia. 2. AAS NEAC Japan Studies Grants include numerous grants for Japan studies. 3. AAS NEAC Korean Studies Grants include numerous grants for Korean studies. Contact: For 1) Jean Oi, Dept. of Political Science, Stanford University, Encina Hall West, 616 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305. E-mail:; For 2) and 3) AAS, 1021 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Telephone: (734) 665-2490. Fax: (734) 665-3801

Atlantic Center for the Arts Since 1982, Atlantic Center's residency program has provided artists from all artistic disciplines with spaces to live, work, and collaborate during three-week residencies. Located just four miles from the east coast beaches of central Florida, the pine and palmetto wooded environment contains award-winning studios that include a resource library, painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, black box theater, writer's studio, and digital computer lab. Each residency session includes three master artists of different disciplines. The master artists each personally select a group of associates - talented, emerging artists - through an application process administered by ACA. During the residency, artists participate in informal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, and work independently. Atlantic Center for the Arts provides housing (private room/bath with work desk), weekday meals (provided by ACA chef) and 24 hour access to shared studio space. For more information on how to apply, please telephone (386) 427-6975 or (800) 393-6975 (domestic US only). E-mail us at *The application deadline for the March 7 - 27, 2005 residency session is November 29, 2004. All applications must be postmarked by November 29, 2004.

Arts Exchange Programs - Asian Cultural Council The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange in visual and performing arts between the U.S. and the countries of Asia. Although the major focus is to support visits by Asian scholars and artists, some grants are available for Americans to travel and conduct research in Asia. Grants are also awarded to institutions for projects involving cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S.

Arts International The Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions provides grants to individual performing artists and organizations that have been invited to participate in international festivals around the world. Applications are especially encouraged from artists invited to festivals in areas of the world where U.S. work is not frequently seen, such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $15,000.

Bunting Institute - Radcliffe College Fellowship programs are designed to support women of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue independent work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Women holding or seeking funded awards, grants, or fellowships from other sources are invited to apply.

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad - IIE The Institute of International Education invites applications to the David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program (formerly the National Security Education Program Fellowships for Undergraduates), to support the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad. Scholarships are awarded for study in all countries except Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and those in Western Europe. Scholarships provide up to $10,000 for one academic term, based on need.

Center for Documentary Studies The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University seeks applications for the annual $10,000 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, awarded to a collaborative team consisting of a writer and photographer who are in the formative or fieldwork stage of a documentary project.

College Art Association Fellowship Numerous fellowship and scholarship opportunities available. The Professional Development Fellowship Scholarship awards $5,000 for use during the final year of the M.F.A., terminal M.A. or Ph.D. program. CAA then helps each fellow secure employment or an internship at a museum, art center, college, or university, and subsidizes part of his/her salary. Eligible applicants should be artists and art historians from culturally diverse backgrounds who have been underrepresented in the field due to their race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or history of economic disadvantage.
Contact: The College Art Association, Professional Development Fellowship Program, 275 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001-6708; Tel: (212) 691-1051, Ext. 206; Fax: (212) 627-2381; E-mail:

Creative Capital, a national nonprofit organization that provides funding for artists:

Croatian Arts and Culture – Arts International The FACE Croatia program aims to increase awareness and appreciation for Croatian arts and culture. Funds are available for arts and culture projects in Croatia and for cultural exchanges involving individual artists or arts organizations from the U.S. and Croatia.

The Elizabeth Foundation A grants program open to working professional visual artists who; demonstrate professional achievement and commitment to career; work primarily in painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking; and who are 30 years or older. The grants range from $2500 to $12,000 and may be used for anything that will allow the artistr to create work or gain recognition for work. The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts PO Box 2670 New York, NY 10108

Fondation des Etats-Unis The foundation awards Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarships to accomplished American graduate students for study in visual fine arts (painting, graphic design, printmaking, or sculpture) or music (instrumental or vocal performance) in Paris in a recognized French school or music conservatory. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 29, and be proficient in the French language. Awards include a stipend of $8,000 for the academic year.

The Francis Clark Wood Scholarship Grant for research at the Institute for the History of Medicine of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (The Mutter Museum): up to $1,000. Contact: The Francis Wood Clark Scholarship, c/o The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South 22 St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fulbright Scholar Program

U.S. Department of State Fulbright Program

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Scholarships of up to $5,000 for undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue study programs outside of the United States for up to one year. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation: Individual support grant to provide funds for mature (at least 20 years in the field), painters, sculptors and printmakers in current financial need. Also emergency grants for fire, flood, medical, or other catastrophic events. Contact: Gottlieb Foundation, 380 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012, (212) 226-0581.

Grants for Women in the Arts - BDMF The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund invites applications for small grants ($350 to $1,000) for feminist women in the arts whose work in some way focuses upon women. Grants limited to fields of art, fiction and nonfiction prose, and poetry. Contact: Money for Women, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, P.O. 630125, Bronx, NY 10463.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation: for visual artists under 31 years of age who work in painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking. Work must be representational or figurative; foundation's charter forbids the support of other styles. Contact: Greenshields Foundation, 1814 Sherbrooke St. West, Apt. 1, Montreal, PQ, Canada H3H 1E4. (514) 937-9225.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Fellowships to US pre doctoral and postdoctoral scholars for individual long-term research in Central Europe and Eurasia. Countries include: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Hungary, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Short-term Travel Grants IREX offers short-term travel grants to U.S. scholars in the humanities and social sciences for visits of up to 2 months to conduct postdoctoral research, present papers at conferences, or engage in collaborative projects in countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Iran, and Turkey. Projects should improve public, cultural, and historical knowledge of these regions through dissemination of research results. Grants are up to $3,000 and include airfare, per diem, and other incidental expenses.

Institute of Turkish Studies The Institute of Turkish Studies offers grants and fellowships in the field of Ottoman and modern Turkish studies. The Institute provides dissertation writing grants; grants to graduate students for summer travel and language study or research in Turkey; and grants to postdoctoral scholars for summer research in Turkey.

The Japan Foundation -- Arts Programs Artist Fellowships provide artists the opportunity to pursue creative projects in Japan for 2 to 6 months.

Langlois Foundation The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology annually awards two grants to individuals making an exceptional contribution to advancing knowledge at the crossroads of art, science, and technology, or to individuals whose projects are highly original or innovative. Projects proposed by scientific researchers, computer scientists, or engineers must involve a partnership with an artist.

Lannan Foundation Since 1983, the Lannan Foundation has awarded over five thousand grants to various literary and visual artists, cultural preservation and social programs. The foundation firmly believes in the importance of fostering creativity, diversity and innovation.

The Lemmermann Foundation The Foundation awards scholarships to university students who need to study in Rome in order to carry out research and prepare their theses concerning Rome and Roman culture.

Liquitex "Excellence in Art" Purchase Award Program Awards totaling over $14,000 in cash and products will be made to artists demonstrating skill and creativity in the use of acrylic paints.

Nansen Fund - Exchange Program with Norway The John Dana Archbold Fellowship Program supports educational exchange between the U.S. and Norway, for graduate, postdoctoral, or professional study and research. U.S. applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 35 and show evidence of a high level of competence in their chosen field. The scholarship can only be applied to studies or research carried out at the University of Oslo. The grants provide a maintenance stipend sufficient to meet expenses of a single person, plus round-trip travel. Tuition is free.

Onassis Public Benefit Foundation The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation seeks applications for grants from foreign full members of Academies of Science, university professors and researchers, artists, and translators of Greek literature, and for scholarships from postgraduate students and Ph.D. candidates. The aim of the program is the dissemination of the Hellenic language, culture, and history abroad. Grants are awarded in the fields of humanistic sciences, political science, law, economics, architecture, and the arts, and provide round-trip airfare, accommodations, and a monthly allowance.

Palestinian American Research Center Fellowships The Palestinian American Research Center invites applications for postdoctoral and doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies for 2002/03. Studies may be in any field and cover any historical time period. Awards provide $4,500 to $6,000 for 3 to 4 months, plus up to $1,000 for travel expenses.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Grants awarded to professional visual artists for their personal, professional, or medical needs. The amount of the grants depends on the individual situation of the artist. Contact: Pollock-Krasner Foundation, P.O. Box 4957, New York, NY, 10185, (212) 517-5400.

A Room of Her Own "Gift of Freedom" awards in support of women who have a track record of commitment to their work in the visual arts or writing. Awards of up to $50,000 payable over a two year period.

Aaron Siskind Foundation - Photography Fellowships Grants of up to $5,000 to individuals working in photography based media. Students enrolled at any time during the 2002 calendar year are not eligible to apply.

Uncommon Legacy Foundation Grants The uncommon Legacy Foundation awards grants of up to $5,000 to fund studies and projects specific to lesbians. (link goes no where--stayed tuned for further developments)

Weimar Scholarships – Stiftung Weimarer Klassik Stiftung Weimarer Klassik supports academic, literary, and artistic projects on the cultural history of Europe from the 18th to 20th centuries that require the use of materials available in Weimar. Of particular interest are projects on the Goethe era by foreign academics, and work by young academics on the historical/critical edition of Arnim's works. The scholarships provide 2,000 DM (around $920) per month for 1 to 6 months to postdoctoral scholars, plus accommodation expenses of 250 to 300 DM per month.

Women's Studio Workshop Artists' Book Production Grants are designed to assist artists working in their own studios with the publication of a limited edition artists' book. Contact: Women's Studio Workshop, PO Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472, (845) 658-9133.


American Academy in Berlin U.S. citizens only. Located at the Hans Arnold center, an historic lakeside villa in the Wannsee district of Berlin, Germany. Average length of residencies is 1-2 academic semesters. Institution pays for housing, studios, food, travel, facilities and program administration.

The American Academy in Rome: Fellowships for artists and scholars, US citizens. BA in art or equivalent required. Residency at Academy in Rome, monthly stipend, travel and supply allowance, studio and partial board. Deadline: mid-Nov. Contact: Fellowships Coordinator, American Academy in Rome, 41 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10021-6508, (212) 517-4200. State specific interest with application request.

ArtOmi International Arts Center Located 2 1/2 hours north of New York City in the Hudson River Valley, the International Artists' colony takes place for three weeks during the month of July. Each year a different international critic is in residence to lead discussions and conduct one-on-one studio visits. Due to the colony's proximity to New York, there are also visits by prominent critics, gallerists and artists.

Atlantic Center for the Arts The Center officially opened in 1982 for the first residency with author James Dickey, sculptor Duane Hanson, and composer David del Tredici. Since then, over 260 Master Artists and over 1,700 Associate Artists have participated in over 90 residencies.The program brings together internationally acclaimed artists with mid-career artists who are selected by the masters. The artists attend a three-week residency session that includes master classes, individual critiques, opportunities for collaboration, and private studio time.

Balmoral Fellowship for Visual Art Eleven month residential fellowship at The Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany to artists working in painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, graphic art, design, photography and art theory. Knowledge of German required. Awards include accommodations, a grant of $2,000 DM (circa $900) per month, and funding of the fellow's events.

Banff Centre, Banff, Canada: Interactive year-round working retreat for composers, writers and visual artists working independently and/or in collaboration with adjoined arts center. Room/board included in tuition. Applications year-round for residencies (maximum 3 months). Contact: Office of the Registrar, Banff Centre for the Arts, Box 1020, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Alberta, Canada TOL OCO, (403) 762-6180.

Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Lake Como, Italy: month long residencies for international artists and scholars, with significant publication composition or exhibition experience. Special encouragement to women and minority artists. Contact: Bellagio Center Office, Rockerfeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10018-2702.

The Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE: individual studio/residencies with monthly stipend for 3 to 9 months. Open to visual artists in the U.S. and abroad. Contact: Residency Program Director, Bemis Foundation, 614 South Eleventh St., Omaha, NE 68102, (404)3412-7130.
Camargo Foundation (France)

The Centre for Research and Documentation at The Daniel Langlois Foundation The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology annually awards two grants to enable researchers at the doctoral or postdoctoral levels to undertake research residencies of 3 to 6 months at the Centre of Research and Documentation (CR+D) in Montreal. CR+D aims to document and make available to researchers the history, artworks, and practices associated with electronic and media arts.

Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France: support for 1 year residencies for foreign artists. Apply in April and November. Contact: Cite Internationale des Arts, 18 Rue de L'Hotel de Ville, 75004, Paris, France.

Darat Al Funun (The Khalid Shoman Foundation) A home for the arts and the artists of Jordan and the Arab world. Established in 1993, the Center incorporates exhibition spaces, a research and video library, open workshops and studios, visiting artist residencies and venues for the performing arts.

Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY: Workspace program offers emerging artists opportunity to create works in handmade paper medium. Honorarium materials and stay in studio. 12/31 deadline. Contact: Dieu Donne Papermill, 3 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10013. (212) 226-0573.

Djerassi Foundation Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA: 1-3 month residencies for artists working on independent or collaborative projects. Residency period: April 1-Dec. 1. Studio, room/board. Contact: Exec. Director, Djerassi Foundation, 325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside, CA 94062, (415) 851-8395.

Alden B. Dow Creativity Center, The Northwood Institute, Midland, MI: offers fellowship residencies mid-June through mid-August to pursue innovative ideas in any field. Deadline: December 31. Contact: The Northwood Institute, Alden B. Dow Creativity Center, Midland, MI 48640-2398, (517) 832-4478.

Eyebeam is pleased to announce an open call to apply for the Spring 2003 cycle of its Artists in Residence Program, a multidisciplinary initiative that supports the development, creation and presentation of outstanding new works of art made with digital tools. The AIR Program offers five-month residencies to exceptional artists in three different a ... [more]

The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA: artist-in-residence program for artists to experiment with silk-screening painting on fabric. Studios, materials and technical assistance provided by the Workshop. Contact: The Fabric Workshop, 1133 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 568-0858.

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Inc., Provincetown, MA: 7 month residencies (Oct.-April) open to all forms of visual art. Fellows are provided with a live-in studio, monthly stipend and material allowance. February deadline. Contact: Director, Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl Street, Box 565, Provincetown, MA 02657, (617) 487-9960.

The Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center The Center provides a refuge for established scholars and artists to study, write, create, and interact with collaborators in a peaceful and quiet environment. It is located at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories, a marine science research and education center north of Puget Sound, Washington. Scholars at the Helen R. Whiteley Center can work in isolation if they choose or take advantage of opportunities to mingle with marine scientists or other Whiteley Center scholars.

The Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY: non-living studio space at PS1 and Clocktower for one year. Panel selections based on the quality of work. Deadline: April 30. Contact: Institute for Contemporary Art, 46-01 21st St. Long Island, NY 11101, (718) 784-2084.

The Art Centre, Alcala del Jucar (Albacete) in a unique surrounding for creative work, on the slope of the hill in front of the village, above the Jucar River Gorges. Residency Programs for sculptors and painters, with workshops and accomodation for 15 artist are offered. It is open all year around, residencies programs run from 1 to 12 weeks. Each artist may apply for specific dates. Contact: or E-mail:

Irish American Cultural Institute The National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Irish American Cultural Institute jointly sponsor visiting fellowships at for US scholars whose work deals with any aspect of Irish studies. The award included a stipend of $13,000, travel expenses, and office accommodations for 4 month period or longer.

Jentel Artist Residencies The Jentel Foundation provides space in the Lower Piney Creek Valley of Wyoming for artists and writers to focus on their creative work. The residencies are for the month of March (2002) and provide furnished accommodations, a work space, and a stipend for living expenses. Artists and writers over 25 residing in the U.S. of any nationality are eligible to apply.

John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI: provides 15 artists annually with studio space, materials, equipment, housing and transportation, plus weekly honorarium. Contact: Kohler Art Center, 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53801, (414) 458-6144.

La Napoule Artists-in-Residence Program - France The La Napoule Art Foundation is a not-for-profit organization sponsoring international, multidisciplinary programs as an avenue for cultural exchange. The artists-in-residence program is situated at the chateau of La Napoule just west of Cannes overlooking the Mediterrean, and offers a unique atmosphere in which to work and live.

Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities/Bogliasco Fellowship Program provides an intimate setting (16 persons) for artistic and scholarly work on the Italian Mediterranean Coast not far from Genova.

The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH: 450-acre retreat for writers, visual artists, film/video artists and composers with professional standing. Room/board and private studios provided. Residencies average 5-8 weeks. Some travel grants available. Contact: MacDowell Colony, 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03459, (603) 924-3886 or (212) 966-4860.

Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA: commissions on site-specfic installations, provides workplace and resources for 12 artists each year. Contact: Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, (412) 231-3169.

Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY: residencies for 1 month on 600-acre estate in the Berkshire mountains. No residence fee, all food and studio space provided. Deadlines Feb. 1, May 1, Sept. 1. Contact: Executive Director, Millary Colony for the Arts, Steepletop, Austerlitz, NY 12017, (518) 392-3103.

National Park Service Residencies. In order to access information on various NPS residencies, go to NPS homepage (link below) and click on SEARCH function. In SEARCH, type in "Artist-in-Residencies."

NSF Anartic Artists and Writers Program Provides opportunities for scholars in the humanities (painting, photography, writing, history and other liberal arts) to work in Anartica and the Southern Ocean. Visitors will be able to make observations at U.S. Anartic Program stations and research camps, and in wilderness areas. The purpose of the program is to enable the creation of serious writing and artmaking that increase the understanding of the Anartic. For further information contact Georgia Ehlers at

Ox-Bow Workshop for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI: professional artist residencies of 1-3 weeks during the summer months for artists to work and reside in secluded environment. Contact: Office of Summer Programs, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 South Wabash, Room 707, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 899-5130.

Ragdale Foundation Residencies. For writers, visual artists, and composers. Beautiful historic estate, located 30 miles north of Chicago.

Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM: Grants from 6-12 months to professional artists. Home, studio provided, plus monthly stipend. Contact: Roswell Museum and Art Center, Artist-in-Residence Program, 100 West 11th St., Roswell, NM 88201, (505) 624-7644.

Sculpture Space Residency Program, Utica, NY Two month residencies for up to twenty sculptors of any nationality. Full access to a 5,500 square-foot open studio and a 400 square-foot private studio for special projects. Residencies include a $2,000 stipend.

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. Skowhegan is an intensive nine-week summer residency where each year sixty-five visual artists are admitted to 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.

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY: offers an artist-in-residence program in which emerging artists are given studio space and a modest stipend for 9-12 months. Contact: Education Dept., Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th St., New York, NY 10003, (212) 624-6744.

Japan/U.S. Creative Artists' Program Six-month residencies in Japan sponsored by Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission and the NEA. Professional artists working in any discipline may apply.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA: year-round residencies for writers, painters, sculptors, composers, with lodging and studio space for 1-3 months. $20/day, financial aid available. Contact: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mt. San Angelo, Box VCCA, Sweet Briar, VA 24595, (804) 946-7236.

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, North Edgecomb, ME: summer and winter residency program for emerging and established artists in ceramics. Applications deadline in mid-April. Contact: Watershed Center, 19 Brick Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553, (207) 882-6075/(fax) (207) 882-6045.

Wendover Residency Program: "Center for Land Interpretation" Residence program at The Center's Wendover Complex, located in the desert town of Wendover, Utah. The program enables participants to live in Wendover and produce work related to the unique and inspiring geographic region, which includes the Great Salt Lake and its desert and salt-flat environs.

Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY: 30 students selected each year for studio program and museum studies program. Sept.-May includes individual studios, lectures and access to four instructors for discussion. Course credit and financial aid available. $900 fee/semester. Must arrange own housing and materials. Contact: Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, 384 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10013, (212) 431-1737.

Women's Studio Workshop, Binnewater Arts Center, Rosendale, NY: WSW facilities feature complete studios in intaglio, silkscreen, hand papermaking, photography, letterpress, and clay. Artists' Book Residency Grants enable artists to produce a limited edition book work at WSW. Other residencies provide funding for artists to work in WSW studios. All residencies provide an artist's fee, materials, and on-site housing. Fellowship grants include on-site housing and unlimited access to the studios; fellowship recipients pay a weekly fee and pay for materials. Contact: Women's Studio Workshop, P.O. Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472, (845) 658-9133.

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico seeks applications for residencies from painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, composers, and photographers. Grantees stay in guest houses on the Foundation's estate near downtown Taos. The residencies are generally for 3 months, mainly between April 1 and October 30.

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY: open to writers, painters, photographers, sculptors and composers with professional standing. Room/board and studio space. Studios available year-round. Contact: Yaddo, Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, (518) 584-0746.

Yellow Springs Institute, Chester Springs, PA: residency fellowships for artists working in dance, experimental theater, sound research, performance art and inter-disciplinary forms. Applicants must have at least 3 years professional experience and an unproduced and pre-conceptualized work when applying. Contact: Yellow Springs Institute, Residency Fellowships, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Srpings, PA 19425, (215) 827-9111.

Yosemite Renaissance Artists-in-Residence Program Artists with established reputations within the arts community working in any visual art medium. Free housing for up to one month in Yosemite National Park. Must participate in one community event with local artists.


Internet Resources on Proposal Writing from the University of Wisconsin Grants Information Center This web site provides outstanding guidelines for proposal writing including sample proposals and advice on letters of inquiry.

WEBSITES OFFERING GRANT WRITING ASSISTANCE (courtesy of Georgia Ehlers, Coordinator of Grant Development, UA Graduate College)
Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course

User Friendly Guide to Funding Research and Resources

NSF - A Guide for Proposal Writing

EPA Grant-Writing Tutorial

Truman Scholarship Foundation
First click "For Candidates," then click "Guidance to Candidates"

Basic elements of Grantwriting from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Polaris Tips and Hints (Select "Tips & Hints" and others of interest)

Social Science Research Council then click
"The Art of Writing Proposals" A Short Guide to the Preparation of NIH Grant Applications


Alliance of Artists Communities - A nation-wide consortium and professional organization for the field, which advances the role artist communities play in the evolution of new ideas and art.

Americans for the Arts

ArtsEdge- A compilation of funding opportunities sponsored jointly by the Kennedy Center and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artswire - A program of the NY Foundation for the Arts. Provides an online directory of arts organizations.

Art Jobs (WESTAF) -- Not FREE, but subscription-based, 3 months for $25 well worth it.

Cooper Union: Fellowships and Scholarships Site

John Harrison's (Michigan State Univ.) "Grants for Individuals"

The Association of American Cultures (TAAC)

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

The National Association of Artist-Run Organizations (NAAO)

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

Open Studio, the Arts Online (sponsored by the NEA and the Benton Foundation)

ORISCUS, Arts Technology Resources, the Arts, Technology and Meaning

Artists & Communities: America Creates for the Millennium


Community of Science Funding Opportunities

IRIS: The Illinois Researcher Information Service Searchable research and fellowship database with over 7,900 funding opportunities. Search must be conducted from domain. Search the IRIS Database for funding opportunities in every field from agriculture to zoology, or view upcoming deadlines in 25 subject areas.


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Updated: January 31, 2007