ICYMI: $5,000 Artist Fellowships to be Awarded in Literary Arts: Poetry
The Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) has announced the opening of its 2021-2022 Artist Fellowship program, this year highlighting Literary Arts, and most specifically, POETRY. All eligible Virginia-based poets are encouraged to apply.
Five (5) Artist Fellowships in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded by the Commission to recognize the creative merit of individual Virginia artists and to support their pursuit of artistic excellence. The application deadline is October 1, 2021, at 5 PM
What can you do to be more ready and resilient as an artist? Join CERF+ in this interactive workshop for information and resources so you can better prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises both big and small.
NYT Technology Journalist Kevin Roose will be talking to us about Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs). NFTs are a hot new thing that artists need to be aware of and understand as they are a kind of digital signature and ownership on a work.
On Friday, July 23rd at 12:00 eastern time, join the National Endowment for the Arts to learn about the funding opportunities available for disability-led and disability-serving organizations across the country.
NEA’s Director of Accessibility, will be there along with her colleagues to take your questions. No prior experience with grant writing is required.
Organizations who have never applied for federal funding before are strongly encouraged to attend and apply.
Virginia Humanities has announced the guidelines and deadlines for application to their SHARP grants. The program will help support the recovery and revitalization of museums, libraries, archives, historic sites, and other nonprofits impacted by the pandemic in Virginia.
Applications are due August 16, 2021, with the humanities-based work proposed in the application to be completed by November 30, 2022. For more information, visit Virginia Humanities' website.
Wallace Foundation Announces Initiative and Funding for Organizations of Color
The Wallace Foundation, this week, announced a five-year plan and $53M in investments and dedicated strategies to support organizations of color.
Aimed at fostering equitable improvements in the arts, the initiative begins with this guiding question:
Facing strategic challenges, how do arts organizations of color leverage their experience and community orientation to sustain their relevance and increase their resilience?
Organizations who are interested in applying must submit a brief expression of interestby August 13, 2021. Learn more about the entire initiative and open call here.
USArtists International Offers Grants for Virtual Performances
USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater solo artists and ensembles invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories.
This grant program has recently expanded to accept applications for virtual performances (live streamed or pre-recorded) at eligible international festivals. USArtists International grantees reflect the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts.
The next program deadline is September 9, 2021. To learn more about the program, read the program guidelines, or view additional deadlines, please visit their website.
Image: Bridgman | Packer Dance performing TRUCK at the New Baltic Dance Festival in Lithuania through USArtists International 2017. Credit: Dmitrij Matvejev.