FEBRUARY, 2020 | fairbanksarts.org
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Fairbanks Arts Literary Reading
with Leah Aronow-Brown
Originally from Boston, Leah Aronow-Brown has been in Alaska since 1976. She has a BA in Psychology and Metaphysics from Harvard University and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

Leah writes poetry, nonfiction memoir, and fiction. She is currently attempting to finish seven book manuscripts. She has won first place in the Alaska State Poetry Contest and third place in the Helen Keller Memoir Writing Competition.
Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 pm at Wandering Bear Gallery

This event is free and open to the public

The entry period for Fairbanks Arts Association's 25th Statewide Poetry Contest is now closed!

Thank you to everyone who entered, stay tuned for more information.
The Alaska Writers Guild is an organization supporting published and unpublished writers in Alaska. If you have written, are writing, or are thinking of writing, you want to be a part of this dynamic group. AWG meets in Fairbanks on the third Tuesday of each month for fun, fellowship, and programs of interest to writers at all skill levels. Check out their schedule!
TIPS: The opportunity titles are links! check them out for more information about each opportunity.

Many organizations/entities with artist opportunities send out newsletters or maintain e-list, if you would like to receive more information from any of them, make sure to get signed up!

Fairbanks Arts Association manages a gift shop space in addition to the gallery, which receives thousands of visitors each year. The gift shop features original artwork by Alaskan artists and publications by Alaskan authors.


The Literary Arts Committee of Fairbanks Arts Association invites authors from Alaska to submit for review work samples for possible readings.


This peer critique group has open membership and meets for monthly discussions. Members are encouraged, but not required, to submit their writings.


Alaska Quarterly Review is a literary journal devoted to contemporary literary art, publishing fiction, short plays, poetry, photo essays, and literary non-fiction in traditional and experimental styles. It is published by the University of Alaska Anchorage in partnership with the Center for the Narrative and Lyric Arts. The editors encourage new and emerging writers, while continuing to publish award winning and established writers.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 26, 11:59 pm AKST

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services. The application for the awards is open to artists, collectives, and collaborations working in all disciplines.

DEADLINE : Saturday, February 29, 4:00 pm ET

Artists can apply to become the 2020 artist in residence with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service to be placed in Alaska’s wilderness with a backcountry ranger while engaging in stewardship projects such as research, monitoring, and education. The idea is to give artists a sense of the stewardship behind America’s public lands, fostering an artistic exploration of these natural and cultural treasures.

DEADLINE: Sunday, March 1, 11:59 pm AKST

Career Opportunity Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to professional artists for travel to in-state, national, or international events, programs or seminars and for other activities that will contribute to the strength of the artist's professional standing or skill. Career Opportunity Grants will not exceed $1,000.

DEADLINE: Sunday, March 1, 11:59 pm AKST

Project Awards and Fellowships are designed to provide artists living and working in Alaska the resources to concentrate and reflect on their work, to immerse themselves in a creative endeavor, and to experiment, explore and develop their artistry more fully. In addition to individual artists, groups and collaboratives — two or more artists working together — for the first time will be eligible for Project Awards and Fellowships. 

  DEADLINE: Monday, March 2, 11:59 pm AKST

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting applications for an artist who will spend 8-10 days on public lands along the northern Dalton Highway between June and September. This year the BLM and UAF will jointly host the summer Artist in Residence. The artist will spend 3-4 days of the residency at the Toolik Field Station.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 3, 11:59 pm AKST

Cirque , published in Anchorage, Alaska, is a regional journal created to share the best writing in the region with the rest of the world. This regional literary journal invites emerging and established writers living in the North Pacific Rim—Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Yukon Territory, Alberta, British Columbia, and Chukotka.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 21, 11:59 pm AKDT

The Wrangell Mountains Center (WMC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is connecting people with wildlands through art, science, and education in Alaska. The Wrangell Mountains Residency Program aims to support visual artists of all genres, performers, and writers. WMC invites applicants with creative and inquisitive minds who will both add to and benefit from the interdisciplinary efforts at the campus in McCarthy, Alaska and the surrounding Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 31, 11:59 pm AKDT

Hosted by the Alaska Writers Guild, this event takes place September 25-26, for two whole days workshops, intensives, critiques, panels, and more.
Congratulations to Fairbanks-based author Paul Greci on the release of his new book!

In Paul Greci's Hostile Territory , a catastrophic earthquake strands four teens in the Alaskan wilderness—and leaves them without a civilization to return to.

Paul Greci has lived and worked in Alaska for over twenty-five years as a field biology technician in remote wilderness areas, a teacher and backpacking trip leader for teens, and a naturalist for several outdoor education programs.

You will be able to pick up your copy at the Wandering Bear Gallery gift shop at the end of this month!
Congratulations to the recipients of the Alaska Literary Awards! Each year, the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts, recognizes and supports writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and mixed genres in Alaska.

The 2019 Alaska Literary Awardees are:
Chaun Ballard - Mixed Genre, Anchorage
Rosemary McGuire - Creative Nonfiction, Cordova
Kirsten Ritter - Fiction, Anchorage
Caroline Van Hemert - Creative Nonfiction, Anchorage 


We have a new phone number! You can reach us at: (907) 371-2299


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(corner of Lathrop & Van Horn)

Monday-Friday, Noon-6:00 pm

The Fairbanks Arts office is on the top floor of Wandering Bear Gallery.

We are now sending out a quarterly newsletter with upcoming Fairbanks Arts events and opportunities and will send out monthly updates with more detailed information about specific content areas. Click the link above if you are interested in signing up for updates about  visual arts, performing arts, arts education, or volunteer opportunities!

If you are an individual or affiliate member of Fairbanks Arts and have some literary excellence to share in our Literary F.A.N. Shout Outs section OR have an arts event coming up, send us an email at  communications@fairbanksarts.org!
Fairbanks Arts Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Contributions support the programs and efforts of Fairbanks Arts Association.

Programs are made possible by the City of Fairbanks Hotel/Motel Bed Tax, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Fountainhead Development, Inc. and individual and corporate contributions from Fairbanks Arts supporters like you.