Grant

Call for Proposals: The Cultural Center Crosswalks Project (Florida)

Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Florida
Event Dates: 7/1/19 - 12/20/19
Entry Deadline: 5/2/19
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

REQUIREMENTS:
Media 
Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 8 
Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 8

OVERVIEW
The Cultural Center Crosswalks Project will be located at SE 1st Ave. connecting City Hall to the Cultural Center. The artistic scope of work is to develop and install three crosswalk designs. This is a community engagement project and the selected artist(s) will work with residents/volunteers to install the artwork. The artwork lifespan of the project is predicted to be five years. This project is part of the NEA Grant awarded to the City in 2017.

THEME & REQUIREMENTS
This is a community engagement project and the selected artist(s) will work with residents/volunteers to install the artwork. The purpose of this project is to not only beautify the streets and connect City Hall and the Cultural Center, but also to strengthen ties within the community and give them a sense of pride and ownership to the finished artwork.

The crosswalk designs should be an abstract, repeating pattern that is easily translated into a stencil. The shapes must be solid colors, no gradients. The Crosswalks shoud convey a sense of place and utilize easy design elements with the purpose of refreshing the colors in the future, if need be. Designs should be simple and beautiful. Specific paint must be used. Since this is an outdoor floor mural, the artist must use paint that can stand up to not only weather wear and tear but car traffic as well.

This project is functional public art and will serve the purpose of providing a safe and beautiful street enhancement.

PROJECT LOCATION
The location for the crosswalks will be on SE 1st Ave. connecting City Hall and the Cultural Arts Center. There will be three crosswalks in total: one larger crosswalk (43’ by 35’) in between two smaller crosswalks (68’ x 10 ‘ and 32.5’ by 10’). Visit this website for details on locations, https://pbpublicart.com/assets/images/misc/Location.jpg

The City will assist with road closures during the installation and pressure clean the street area prior to design installation.

ARTWORK PURCHASE BUDGET
The purchase budget established for the project is $15,000.00. The price will include all insurance, taxes, fees, permits, materials and installation.

PERMITS

It shall be the artist’s responsibility, where applicable, to obtain all necessary permits prior to fabrication and installation. The artist will ensure that the design will be code compliant and can stand up to South Florida weather conditions.

INSURANCE

LICENSEE shall not commence services under the terms of this Agreement until certification or proof of insurance detailing terms and provisions has been received and approved in writing by the CITY’s Risk Manager. If you are responding to a bid and have questions regarding the insurance requirements hereunder, please contact the City’s Purchasing Department at (954) 786-4098. If the contract has already been awarded, please direct any queries and proof of the requisite insurance coverage to City staff responsible for oversight of the subject project/contract.

            LICENSEE is responsible to deliver to the CITY for timely review and written approval/disapproval Certificates of Insurance which evidence that all insurance required hereunder is in full force and effect and which name on a primary basis, the CITY as an additional insured on all such coverage. 

Throughout the term of this Agreement, CITY, by and through its Risk Manager, reserve the right to review, modify, reject or accept any insurance policies required by this Agreement, including limits, coverages or endorsements.  CITY reserves the right, but not the obligation, to review and reject any insurer providing coverage because of poor financial condition or failure to operate legally.

Failure to maintain the required insurance shall be considered an event of default. The requirements herein, as well as CITY’s review or acceptance of insurance maintained by LICENSEE, are not intended to and shall not in any way limit or qualify the liabilities and obligations assumed by LICENSEE under this Agreement.

            Throughout the term of this Agreement, LICENSEE and all subcontractors or other agents hereunder, shall, at their sole expense, maintain in full force and effect, the following insurance coverages and limits described herein, including endorsements. 

A.        Worker’s Compensation Insurance covering all employees and providing benefits as required by Florida Statute, Chapter 440.  LICENSEE further agrees to be responsible for employment, control and conduct of its employees and for any injury sustained by such employees in the course of their employment.

B.        Liability Insurance.

(1)       Naming the City of Pompano Beach as an additional insured as CITY’s interests may appear, on General Liability Insurance only, relative to claims which arise from LICENSEE’s negligent acts or omissions in connection with LICENSEE’s performance under this Agreement.

(2)       Such Liability insurance shall include the following checked types of insurance and indicated minimum policy limits. 

Type of Insurance                                                            Limits of Liability

GENERAL LIABILITY:                   Minimum 1,000,000 Per Occurrence and   

                                                              $2,000,000 Per Aggregate

* Policy to be written on a claims incurred basis

XX    comprehensive form                    bodily injury and property damage

XX    premises - operations                   bodily injury and property damage

__      explosion & collapse

          hazard                                         

__      underground hazard                    

XX    products/completed                     bodily injury and property damage combined

          operations hazard                        

XX    contractual insurance                   bodily injury and property damage combined

XX    broad form property damage       bodily injury and property damage combined

XX    independent LICENSEEs            personal injury

XX    personal injury 

__      sexual abuse/molestation             Minimum $1,000,000 Per Occurrence and Aggregate

          liquor legal liability                     Minimum $1,000,000 Per Occurrence and Aggregate

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AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY:           Minimum $1,000,000 Per Occurrence and $3,000,000 Per Aggregate. Bodily injury (each person) bodily injury (each accident), property damage, bodily injury and property damage combined.

XX    comprehensive form                   

XX    owned                                         

XX    hired                                            

XX    non-owned                                  

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REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY

          comprehensive form                    Agent must show proof they have this coverage.

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EXCESS LIABILITY                                                              Per Occurrence                                            Aggregate

                                                                                        

          other than umbrella                     bodily injury and    $2,000,000                                   $2,000,000

                                                              property damage

                                                              combined         

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PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY                                                               Per Occurrence                                            Aggregate

XX    * Policy to be written on a claims made basis           $1,000,000                                   $1,000,000

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(3)       If Professional Liability insurance is required, LICENSEE agrees the indemnification and hold harmless provisions set forth in the Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of the Agreement for a period of three (3) years unless terminated sooner by the applicable statute of limitations.     

            C.        Employer’s Liability.  If required by law, LICENSEE and all subcontractors shall, for the benefit of their employees, provide, carry, maintain and pay for Employer's Liability Insurance in the minimum amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) per employee, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) per aggregate.

D.        Policies:  Whenever, under the provisions of this Agreement, insurance is required of the LICENSEE, the LICENSEE shall promptly provide the following:

(1)       Certificates of Insurance evidencing the required coverage;

(2)       Names and addresses of companies providing coverage;

(3)       Effective and expiration dates of policies; and

(4)       A provision in all policies affording CITY thirty (30) days written notice by a carrier of any cancellation or material change in any policy.

            E.         Insurance Cancellation or Modification.  Should any of the required insurance policies be canceled before the expiration date, or modified or substantially modified, the issuing company shall provide thirty (30) days written notice to the CITY 

            F.         Waiver of Subrogation.  LICENSEE hereby waives any and all right of subrogation against the CITY, its officers, employees and agents for each required policy.  When required by the insurer, or should a policy condition not permit an insured to enter into a pre-loss agreement to waive subrogation without an endorsement, then LICENSEE shall notify the insurer and request the policy be endorsed with a Waiver of Transfer of Rights of Recovery Against Others, or its equivalent. This Waiver of Subrogation requirement shall not apply to any policy which includes a condition to the policy not specifically prohibiting such an endorsement, or voids coverage should LICENSEE enter into such an agreement on a pre-loss basis.



More info: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6509

Grants: National Endowment for the Arts has funds for "Arts Works" (USA)

Arts Works - First Deadline
National Endowment for the Arts

Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts' principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

We encourage applications for artistically excellent projects that:

  • Celebrate America's creativity and cultural heritage.
  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  • Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.

*1965 Enabling Legislation for the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that we determine demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.


Contact: 
Phone: 
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Grant link: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description
Deadline: 02-15-2018

Grants: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has money available for visual artists with "genuine financial needs" (Open Deadline)

The mission of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is to aid those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal, or both.

The foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists (painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers) with genuine financial needs. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time, with the size of the grant to be determined by the artist’s individual circumstances and professional exhibition history. Artists applying for a grant must be actively exhibiting their current work in a professional artistic venue such as a gallery or museum space.

The foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, computer artists, or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories. In addition, it does not make grants to students or to fund academic study or pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, personal travel, or the costs of installations, commissions, or projects ordered by others.

For complete application guidelines and a list of previously supported artists, see the PKF website.

Link to Complete RFP
Grant link: http://www.pkf.org/grant.html
Deadline: 12-31-2017

Grants: NLAPW presents the Shirley Holden Helberg Grant for the Mature Woman

The Shirley Holden Helberg Grants for the Mature Women, NLAPW, Inc.

Grants will be awarded in 2018. Postmark Deadline is October 31, 2017.

Download the Shirley Holden Helberg Grants for Mature Women Application:
shirley-holden-helberg-grants-for-mature-women-application

Must be age 35 or older to receive this grant.

Each applicant in Art, Letters or Music must send a letter stating that she will be age 35 or older during the calendar year 2016, is not a member of NLAPW or a member of the immediate family of an NLAPW member. She must state her background and purpose for the grant. Money from this grant must be used for the purpose stated in the letter of application. Entry must be accompanied by a check or money order for $35.00 payable to NLAPW, Inc with the memo line: Mature Woman Grant. Do not send cash.

Winners are announced at the NLAPW Biennial Convention. Those applying in multiple categories must send separate applications with entry fees for each. Send your complete application packet to the judge in the appropriate category:

Art $1,000

Submit three 4×6 color prints (NO SLIDES) of your work. All work must have been created in full by the artist applying. Any or all media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, original works on paper or sculpture. Photography: Submit three 8×10 prints. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. If you wish to have your prints returned, include a mailer with sufficient postage for their return. Do not send originals; send only copies.

Letters $1,000

Submit an article or short story not to exceed 2,500 words or the first chapter of a nonfiction book or novel or the first act of a play/film script. The chapter/act should not exceed 4,000 words, and a detailed outline or synopsis must also be included. The chapter not to exceed 4,000 words and a detailed outline or synopsis must also be included. The work must have been created in full by the writer applying. The submission must have been written within the past five years. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. No manuscripts will be returned. Do not send originals; send only copies.

Music $1,000

Submit scores of two published or unpublished musical compositions. All work must have been created in full by the composer applying. Each score should have a minimum performance time of 10 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes. Please include an audio MP3 or CD of the scores you are submitting. At least one of the scores must have been written in the past five years. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. If you wish to have your scores returned, include a mailer with sufficient postage for their return. Do not send originals; send only copies.

Residency: The DoSeum has money for their artists-in-residence (San Antonio, TX)

The DoSeum seeks to partner with professional mid-career artists who revel in the challenges of creating socially engaged works of art that allow children and their families exposure to Contemporary Art. By interacting with the artist’s work, children will appreciate both artistic process and product permitting the experience to connect them, through the arts, with STEM and Literacy themes.

In particular, the 2018 Artist(s)-in-Residence will become key members of The DoSeum’s Tricentennial Team, and will contribute their work to our Summer 2018 Tricentennial exhibit. As the only museum poised to celebrate the 300 years of San Antonio with a forward look at the future, this exhibit will empower visitors to imagine their desired future, and then begin to practice the skills necessary to achieve their future. We are specifically looking for local and regional artists who are prepared to engage the public with experiences that help our guests reflect on what we all want for our future and what we can each contribute to building that future together.

Lots has been written about 21st Century skills-- that wide range of skills that we consider necessary for a happy and successful future. For the Tricentennial exhibit, these skills have been pared down to include the following ones that we wish to engage our guests with. Potential artist(s)-in-residence and their work should respond to one or some of these skills: Problem-solving, Maker-based and DIY approaches, Actions & Consequences, Forecasting, Decision Making, and Empathy.

Additional information that will aid in understanding what we have in store for our Tricentennial Exhibit are the following goals for the project. When visiting the exhibit, guests will:

*Understand how problems are solved in many different ways over time.
*Have imagined their vision of the future and seen this vision as important and relevant.
*Have collaborated and communicated together to create the best possible future.
*Have practiced the skills necessary to achieve their vision of the future.
*Feel empowered that their vision of the future could happen.
*Want to get involved with the city’s future through different organizations and civic participation.
*Eligibility

Winning Projects

The DoSeum’s arts committee and staff will convene to review and select from the received proposals with the possibility of artists having the opportunity to present personally in front of a convened committee. We encourage ambitious, yet realistic, project proposals that aim to engage children and their families in ways that fulfill the museum’s mission and vision as well as the Tricentennial exhibition standards and objectives. The DoSeum highly encourages projects with components that promote thoughtful public impact, including a significant outreach or interactive component. This could range from visits to local schools, workshops, public lectures, or other interactions that engage public participation and further involve the public in the artist’s creative process and final product.

The DoSeum will value the proposals by assessing feasibility, alignment with museum’s Mission, Exhibition Policy and Educational focus selecting up to two final projects. The selected Artist(s)-in-Residence will receive an honorarium of up to $6,000.00 and production costs of up to $10,000.00 to aid them in the execution of their project(s). Upon contractual agreement, the artist(s) will have the fall of 2017 and the spring 2018 for design, prototyping, and production. Winning Artist Residents will be showcased within the Tricentennial Exhibit slated for the summer and fall of 2018 in our travelling exhibit gallery.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 25, 2017

More info and application here

 

 

Grant: The GRAMMY Museum has funds for audio preservation projects (Los Angeles)

GRAMMY Museum Grants Program
GRAMMY Museum
 

The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2018 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects, as well as scientific research efforts. The program's aim is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy. To date, more than $7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 400 recipients.

HOW TO APPLY:
A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2018 GRAMMY Museum grant cycle, please visit http://www.grammymuseum.org/programs/grants-program. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.


Contact: 
Phone: 
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Website: http://www.grammymuseum.org
Grant link: http://www.grammymuseum.org/programs/grants-program
Deadline: 10-01-2017

Grants: Center for Cultural Innovation has $105,000 to give away (California)

Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants
Change capital for shaping the future of California's arts nonprofit field
by arts organizations and its visionaries

New Funding Opportunity to invest in California's Future Arts Leaders

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 12 pm PST

As part of the Center for Cultural Innovation's (CCI) efforts to support new
arts leadership with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,
Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants is a new, one-time grant program
that will invest $105,000 in bold ideas by individuals at California
nonprofit or fiscally sponsored arts organizations that have the potential
to re-shape the future of the arts sector in exciting and important ways. 

At this time, there are no grants of this type -- field wide change capital
for promising leaders to improve the nonprofit arts sector through existing
arts organizations. Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants will
therefore surface and support catalytic individual and institutional
leadership at this time of tremendous social, economic, generational,
demographic, and technological change.

To learn more about Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants, please
visit http://www.cciarts.org/Investing_in_Tomorrow_Org_Grants.html

Grant: Crayola "Keeping Creatively Alive" grant for work with students (US)

The 2017 program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary/middle schools. Beginning December 1, 2016, submit your application for the opportunity to receive a grant to help build your school's creative capacity. Each grant-winning school (up to 20 grants awarded) receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000.

Here's how you can get started now...

  • Form a collaborative team to plan innovative ways of infusing creativity throughout the school.
  • Brainstorm a leadership program that will enrich the creative capabilities and confidence within the school community.
  • Plan how and who will lead this collaborative effort.
  • Complete the application.
  • Submit application by June 23, 2017 (the principal must be a member of NAESP).
  • Receive a gift - every Early Bird application submitted before midnight on Monday, June 5, 2017 will receive a Crayola product Classpack.

In collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Crayola offers up to 20 grants for schools in the United States or Canada. The applications will only be accepted from principals who are members of NAESP. If you are not the principal, please collaborate with your school's leader to develop the plan. The National Art Education Association encourages their members to partner with their school's principal and colleagues to generate grant proposals.

Schools who received this grant in 2016 will not be eligible to apply for a 2017-2018 grant. Instead, we urge those grant winners to become judges to help score new proposals. 2016 winners may apply again in 2018.

Applications should be sent to creativelyalive@crayola.com or faxed to 610-515-8781, Attn: Anita DeChellis. Applications will be accepted until 12:00 Midnight ET Friday, June 23, 2017.


Email: creativelyalive@crayola.com
Grant link: http://www.crayola.com/for-educators/ccac-landing/grant-program.aspx
 

Grant: 2017 Lucie Foundation has funds for Emerging Photographers (Los Angeles)

2017 Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarships
For International artists
 

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

Deadline: June 15, 2017 at 12am PST

Learn More & Apply: http://www.luciefoundation.org/programs/scholarship/

Deadline: 06-15-2017
Lucie Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Teal Thomsen
email: tthomsen@luciefoundation.org
Phone: 310.601.8723
Website: http://www.luciefoundation.org/programs/scholarship/

Grants: Nevada Arts Council has $1000 quarterly for Nevada-based Artists (Nevada)

  • DEADLINE: May 15, 2017 (Qtr. 1, For projects occurring: July 1–Sept. 30)
  • More info and apply here
  • (Advanced Review Deadline: 45 days prior to quarterly deadline)

    GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $1,000.

    Quarterly Jackpot Grants support new or exemplary art projects by nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations, schools, public institutions or artists that take place during a three-month period. (For example, apply for the First Quarter Jackpot Grant to support projects/activities scheduled for July 1–September 30.)

    Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to: art exhibitions, performances, readings and concerts, sponsoring of arts-related workshops and conferences, marketing and promotional activities and planning, implementation, and/or evaluation of arts education/learning programs for school-aged students or other targeted participants.

  • An applicant may receive only one Jackpot Grant per fiscal year.
  • Organizations applying for funds to support an artist residency must submit an Arts Learning Project Grant or Artist Residency Express Grant application.
  • REQUIRED MATCH

    No match for individuals. 1:1 cash match for organizations. NAC requires that grantees report all in-kind contributions of goods and services as they have a cash value and demonstrate a broad base of community support

    ELIGIBILITY: INDIVIDUALS

    Individual artists of all disciplines, including folk and traditional artists, community scholars and teaching artists.

  • Individual applicants must have U.S. citizenship or legal resident status, be at least 21 years old, be a Nevada resident for 12 months prior to the date of application, and not be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the area for which they are requesting NAC funds
  • ELIGIBILITY: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS & SCHOOLS

    Nevada 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public institutions such as schools, colleges, community centers, youth organizations, museums, tribal entities, senior centers, park districts and libraries. Organizations in the process of applying for nonprofit 501(c)3 status may apply using a Fiscal Agent.

    APPLICATION & REVIEW PROCESS

    This is a quarterly grant category. As applications arrive, each is reviewed for eligibility and completeness by NAC staff, processed and scheduled for committee review.

    REQUIRED SUPPORT MATERIAL

  • All required Support Material must be submitted using the GO™ system
  • An organization that has not previously applied for NAC funding is required to submit an IRS 501(c)3 letter confirming legal nonprofit status and a copy of its current board list
  • Individuals are required to submit a photo copy of your Nevada Driver’s License for proof of eligibility. If you don’t have a Nevada Driver’s License, please call NAC staff to discuss alternate documents to demonstrate eligibility
  • Individuals collaborating with other artists must provide work samples and résumés for those artists

Grants: Long Beach Arts Council has a total of $4000 over 4 awards (Long Beach, CA)

RISK AND INNOVATION GRANT

The Arts Council believes in the transformative power of the arts. Through the Risk and Innovation Grant, we invite our creative community to explore problems in our city, nation and world. The arts are a platform for community engagement, collaborative problem solving and creative expression. The Arts Council invites local artists, performers, collectives and groups to create a work of art that expresses how they feel about an issue in our current political and social climate. Artists may approach this project in three ways: Use an issue you care about to create a work of art that communicates your perspective and passion; Learn about an issue that does not impact your everyday life and create a work of art that builds awareness; use social practice to bring people together for a collaborative creative effort. The projects will be presented in a public forum between June 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017. There will be four awards at $1000 each with a total of $4000 in funding.

Guidelines and application instructions here

The Fiscal Year 2016–2017 Applications are extended to Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Grant: The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation has money available for US-based artists

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions (except as those media are integrated into a larger craft or visual art project).

An independent jury of artists and/or art professionals will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. Between 4 and 7 awards are granted annually. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second award.

Materials from the winning submissions will be retained by the Foundation and may be used by the Foundation for publicity purposes.

More info and apply here. Applications will be accepted beginning May 15th, and must be either postmarked or emailed by NO LATER THAN July 15th. If you have questions about the application process, please send them to pbunten@chenvenfoundation.org.

Grants: City of West Hollywood has funds available to/for transgender artists (Los Angeles, CA)

OPEN - TRANSGENDER ARTS INITIATIVE GRANT- Transgender Arts Initiative Grants are a pilot program initiated by City Council intended to support and enhance artwork to be presented or exhibited in West Hollywood by transgender artists or nonprofit organizations with a history of supporting transgender individualsThe maximum award any individual artist or artist collective may receive under this grant is $3,000. The maximum award any 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization may receive under this grant is $5,000. All proposed projects funded under the Transgender Arts Initiative Grant must be completed or in progress by June 30, 2017.

Grants: Oregon Arts Commission has $1,500 up for Oregon-based Artists (Oregon)

Career Opportunity Grants support individual Oregon artists by enabling them to take advantage of unique opportunities to enhance their careers through the development of arts, business or professional skills; expanded marketing capacity and/or the further development of the nature or quality of their artwork. The following list, while not including all potential activities for which support may be used, illustrates the range of activities for which artists may request support:

  • Travel associated with an imminent, specific professional artistic opportunity (with costs calculated at most economical and direct route);
  • An exceptional opportunity for advanced study with a significant master or mentor (outside of a classroom setting and not related to any degree program);
  • Professional fees and services for a specific opportunity (i.e. a photographer to document work);
  • Rental of equipment, instruments, or working space in response to a unique artistic opportunity;
  • Materials to complete work scheduled for a gallery exhibition, performance or publication, etc., that will have a significant impact on the artist’s career; and
  • Preparation, freight and shipping costs associated with an exhibition or presentation of the applicant’s work.

Grant amounts may range from $300 to $1,500. Collaborations with The Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation provide additional resources for established visual, performing and literary artists through this same application and review process. Deadline is April 5, 2017 5:00 pm

More info and apply here

Call for Artists: Nampa Public Library is getting a mural (Idaho)

The Nampa Public Library is looking for a local artist to create a mural for the 3rd floor Spanish Language Area.

CALL-FOR-ARTISTS

CONTACT: Claire Connley, email: connleyc@nampalibrary.org, phone: 208.468.5806
DEADLINE: Tuesday April 4th 2017, 2:00 PM (mst)
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all visual artists, giving preference to artists with “Treasure Valley ties”
BUDGET: $2,800 (including all supplies and the cost of installation which shall include all costs related to labor, equipment, travel, parts and all miscellaneous costs including but not limited to liability insurance.)

Application: 
Artists submit by Tuesday April 4th 2017, 2:00 PM (mst) the following:
o The Completed Application Form (included at the end of this document)
o Letter of Interest (describe ties to the Treasure Valley, maximum one page)
o Resume (maximum two pages) with 3 references
o Visual Representation of Examples of Past Work. Digital Images (artists may submit up to 10 images of past work examples)

    • Standard jpeg format under 1 MB in size
    • Title each image with first and last name and sequence number (IE: sallyjones01.jpg, sallyjones 02.jpg)
    • Provide an image list describing artwork (title, date, medium)

o Mail or deliver application on a cd or thumb drive to:
Nampa Public Library Call to Artists – Spanish (Language) Area Mural
Attention: Claire Connley
215 12th Avenue South, Nampa, ID 83651
Please note: No submissions will be accepted after the deadline.

Selection Process: 
This call is for qualifications and past experience only. No design concepts need be presented at this time.
A selection panel representing the Nampa Public Library will meet, review applications and will choose two finalists who will be paid $100 each to create site-specific proposals for consideration. Preference will be given to artists with ties to the Treasure Valley. Chosen finalists will then prepare proposals on a 24” x 36” board.

About the library: 
The Nampa Public Library and the Library Foundation want to enhance the library experience and celebrate our community with art. Operated by the City of Nampa, the Nampa Public Library provides access to information, as well as educational and cultural opportunities, regardless of means. As an added attraction to the downtown community, the library also helps build Nampa’s economy. The Nampa Public Library is a place for literacy and an environment for art.

Project Overview: 
This mural is financed through the Nampa Public Library Foundation will be funded by a Hispanic (Spanish) grant from Key Bank. The mural will be located on the third floor of the library building in the Spanish (Language) area. The design of the installation is open to interpretation, yet the selection panel will encourage artwork that feels welcoming to all ages. Chosen art should reflect the library’s character. The library’s “guiding principle” is that of a rooted tree.

The Mural Should…

  • Be of cultural and/or historical importance to the Hispanic community of the treasure valley.
  • Reflect the struggle of Hispanics in Idaho to balance a desire for educational success and the demands of working in the agricultural industry.
  • Provide excitement and interest for the community as a whole.

The artist should be aware of other art elements in the building:

  • The three-story Feature Wall entitled “A Wider World” by Boise artist Leslie Dixon
  • The ‘main donor wall’ in the lobby (Four panels of an abstracted tree in a landscape by artist Jerri Lisk and surrounded by birds cut out of aluminum)
  • The hanging lobby sculpture entitled “Planting Seeds” by Boise artist Matt Grover

The new mural should complement these existing art elements. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that all artwork is of a permanent nature, meets safety requirements and adheres to building codes. Artwork must be durable and must require minimal maintenance.

Project Details: 
The wall space is approximately 13’ 5” high and 8’ 7” wide. Installation of the artwork is to be coordinated with library staff, and not to exceed the $2,800 budget. The two finalists will be able to tour the site and meet with staff to ask questions.

Timeline:
January 18th Call to Artists
April 4th Application Deadline
April 6th 2 artists notified as finalists
May 18th Finalists proposal boards due
May 24th Artist chosen
May 25th to July 25th Artist to produce and install mural.

Questions:Contact Claire Connley, email: connleyc@nampalibrary.org , phone: 208.468.5806
For more information on the Nampa Public Library go to: http://nampalibrary.org

Grants: Vermont Arts Council has Creation Grants (Vermont)

Creation Grants help Vermont artists create new work. Grant funds may be used to compensate the artist for time spent creating work, the purchase of materials, or the rental of equipment or space. All projects must have a strong potential for future public presentation and should strive to increase greater public understanding of the arts.

Who May Apply

Individual artists and artist groups may apply. Individual applicants must:

• be a resident of Vermont at the time the award is granted, and must have been a resident of Vermont for a minimum of one year prior to the application deadline
• be 18 years of age or older at the time of application
• have submitted all required reports on any prior Council grants Artist groups must:
• be Vermont-registered nonprofit organizations
• have 501(c)3 tax-exempt status or work with a fiscal agent Who May Not Apply
• Artists whose projects involve activities for which college credit is given
• Artists or arts organizations that have received a creation grant within the past three years

Grant Amounts and Matching Requirements

The grant amount for this program is $3,000 per award. No match is required. Seventy-five percent of the grant amount will be paid on receipt of a signed contract; twenty-five percent will be paid on receipt of the final report. Grant amounts are dependent upon federal and state funding and subject to change. Criteria for Selection Proposals will be evaluated in two rounds. All artists may apply in round one. Artists may apply by invitation only in round two. Applicants will be evaluated on the same criteria in both rounds but those advancing to round two will be asked to provide more detailed information in a second application. Artistic Quality (60%) The work, as evidenced by artistic support materials, is: • of high artistic quality • relevant to the proposed activity Impact/Project Management/Evaluation (40%) The applicant provides: • a clear description of the proposed project and timeline • a clear description of the art form and/or artists’ creative process • evidence of relevant experiences and/or a plan for creating the work • clear project goals and outcomes • evidence the work can be presented to the public beyond the grant year Grantee Requirements and Expectations Arts Council funding must only be used for the creation of the work (e.g., artist time, materials etc.) and not for the public presentation of the work. Grantees will be expected to sign a contract agreeing to specific funding requirements (e.g. insurance, accessibility, promotional, and accounting system expectations). A final report will be due 30 days after the project, and no later than September 30, 2018. Application and Deadline The application is available online. Activities outlined in the project must take place between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018. The Council reserves the right to work with the applicant to improve or clarify grant requests before funding decisions are made. The deadline for round one is March 29, 2017. 

Preparing Your Application

Applicants in round one will be expected to submit applicant and project information, a project summary, and artistic support materials (e.g. images, video, audio, writing samples, etc.). No panel feedback will be provided on applicant materials in the first round. Applicants invited to apply in round two will be given four weeks to prepare and submit a more detailed project description including a timeline, budget, method of evaluation and measurement, plan for promotion of the project, and evidence of potential for future public presentation of the work. All materials for both rounds must be submitted through the council’s online granting system. 

More information and apply here

Grants: Jim Henson Foundation is accepting letters of intent for Production, Workshop, and Family grants (National)

Description: The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. Production Grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in the coming year. Workshop Grants of $3,000 are for the development and workshopping of these pieces. Workshop Grants and Production Grants can be combined over a two year period for the greatest benefit to the piece; keep in mind, however, that a Production Grant does not need to be proceeded by a Workshop grant and a Workshop Grant in no way ensures a future Production Grant.

Family Grants of $4,000 fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers. Please keep in mind that Family Grants will be evaluated by the same high artistic standards as works for adults.

Grants are made only for the development of new works of live puppet theater. The Foundation does not award funds for the presentation or remounting of existing work. Grants cannot be applied retroactively; substantial portions of a proposed project must take place after the funds are awarded. The foundation does not fund publications, parades, pageants, exhibitions, spectacle, festivals, film or television projects, projects for school credit, workshops, education or outreach activities, or purely digital performance.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: March 13, 2017

Grant: Alexia Foundation (Student and Professional grants awarded, various amounts)

The Alexia Foundation is accepting applications for Professional and Student Grants.

Description: The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities. See rules below for details on each.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: January 31, 2017 (Professional), February 14, 2017 (Student)

Grant: Open Meadows project support ($2000)

Open Meadows Foundation is accepting applications for project support.

Description: Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age or ability. It offers grants up to $2000 to projects that:

  • Are designed and implemented by women and girls
  • Reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization
  • Promote building community power
  • Have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding.

Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000. Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Call for proposals, entry: Phantom Art Galleries (Wisconsin)

The Wisconsin Arts Board recognizes and encourages the potential of artists to help create healthy communities and vibrant downtown spaces. Because of this, the Wisconsin Arts Board developed the "Phantom Art Galleries – Wisconsin" Pilot Program, to encourage artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations to partner with downtown development entities (and vice versa) in order to revitalize their downtowns. Specifically, the program provides grant recipients with funding and technical assistance to turn vacant downtown storefronts into temporary art galleries. In doing so, the empty downtown spaces have been revitalized, and local/regional Wisconsin artists have access to non-traditional spaces in which to show their work.

From this program, we have seen much growth and positive outcome within the communities involved. We at the Arts Board, as well as our Phantom Art Galleries - Wisconsin grantees, hope to inspire more communities to create this dynamic partnership between their own local artists and downtown developers. Feel free to contact any of the involved organizations.  Each group is willing to discuss the creation, maintenance, and outcomes of their Phantom Art Gallery program, as well as tips for starting a similar program in your own downtown area!

Deadline: Open

More info:

(Edit: Link to Wisconsin Arts Board now fixed. Thanks, Jessica!)