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YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for 2016 Young Artists Prize

13 Jun

The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities  to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue a career in the arts.

To that end, YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2016 cycle. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones, and Martin Scorsese. In addition, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country’s highest honor for young artists.

The program selects up to seven hundred winners per year from students across the country.  Winners will receive grants of up to $10,000 each and have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs, and partake in workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and master classes with internationally renowned artists.

Application materials must be received no later than October 16, 2015. Applicants will receive notification of their status via email by no later than the end of November and written confirmation by the end of December.

Applicants must be citizens or legal residents of the United States or  its territories, and be between the ages of 15 and 18 on December 1, 2015, or in grades 10-12. International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa are eligible to apply.  YoungArts reserves the right to extend eligibility on a case-by-case basis, provided the applicant’s nineteenth birthday falls within ninety days before or after the designated guidelines.

Visit the YoungArts Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.



Deadline: October 16, 2015

Award: Up to $10,000 and participation in the YoungArts Programs

Eligibility:  Must be between 15-18 years old on December 1, 2015 or in grades 10-12.  International students on a student visa are eligible to apply.

Previous winners are not eligible.

Acceptable disciplines are: Cinematic Arts, Dance, Design Arts, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing.  Applicants can apply for more than one discipline.

$35 application fee (non-refundable)

Fleishhacker Foundation Invites Applications From Bay Area Arts Organizations

2 Apr

The Fleishhacker Foundation is accepting applications from arts organizations residing and offering programming in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Through its Small Arts Grants program, the foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 in support of programs in a range of disciplines, including dance, film and media arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, theater, and visual arts. Grants may be used for artists’ fees for creative time; production costs for performances or films; exhibition/installation costs for visual, media, or interdisciplinary arts; and/or projects that aid the organization’s overall artistic development.

Organizations with annual budgets between $100,000 and $750,000 that are based in and offer programming in the greater San Francisco Bay Area are eligible to apply.

See the Fleishhacker Foundation website for program guidelines and application instructions.

Grant Summary:

Deadline: July 15, 2015

Award: $1,000 to $10,000

Purpose: Support of artistic efforts in dance, visual, film and media arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, and theater. Covers artists’ fees for creative time, production costs, exhibitions and more.

National Art Education Foundation Seeks Applications for 2014 Art Educator Grants

31 Mar

The National Art Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Art Education Association, is accepting applications from NAEF members for programs that support classroom-based art education.

1) Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants: Annual scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to qualified art educators whose proposals focus on the implementation of and other issues specifically relating to the National Visual Arts Standards.

2) Mary McMullan Grants: Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded for projects that promote art education as an integral part of the curriculum and establish and/or improve the instruction of art in public and private elementary and secondary schools as well as schools of higher education in the United States.

3) NAEF Research Grants: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support research in art education that advances knowledge in the field of art education and that advance the goals outlined in Creating a Visual Arts Research Agenda Toward the 21st Century.

4) SHIP Grants: Grants of up to $500 are awarded to art educators seeking art equipment and/or instructional curriculum resources used to focus on student learning specifically related to the National Visual Arts Standards.

5) Teacher Incentive Grants: Scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to individual art educators to attend training and education programs that promote the improvement of the teaching of art, including instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, classroom management, or other practices relating to instructional interaction and the achievement of student learning.

Grants are made only to NAEA members, including student and retired members, state/province associations, and recognized NAEA affiliates. Qualified applicants must have been active members for at least a year prior to the date of application.

Visit the National Art Education Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, and application instructions.


Grant Summary:

Deadline is October 1, 2014

Award amounts range from $500 for individual artists to $10,000 for research. 

See Website for more information

Creative Capital Accepting Applications for Moving Image and Visual Arts

6 Feb

Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, Creative Capital supports artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their art forms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft; who are boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; and who create work that has the potential to reshape the cultural landscape.

This year, the New York City-based artist support organization is accepting Letters of Inquiry for awards in the areas of Moving Image (formerly Film/Video) and Visual Arts.

1) Moving Image projects may include animation, experimental film or video, installation, interdisciplinary projects, non-traditional documentary, or narrative. Projects may be intended for projection, hand-held devices, the Web, television, galleries, etc.

2) Visual Arts projects may include architecture/design, contemporary crafts, installation, interdisciplinary projects, moving image, painting, photo-based work, public art, sculpture, or works on paper. Projects may be site-specific or intended for display in galleries, on the Web, etc.

Awardees will receive up to $50,000 in direct support for their project and advisory services valued at more than $40,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., at least 25 years old, and working as artists with at least five years of professional experience. Applicants may not be full-time students.


Grant Summary: Deadline February 28, 2014
Award amounts: $50,000 in direct support. $40,000 of advisory services

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