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Conservation Arts
Design Arts
Media Arts
Visual Arts
Art Exhibitions
Public Art
Institutional Grants

Conservation Arts

The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, Inc. MID-CAREER GRANT
Research grants for preservation-related projects by mid-career professionals who have an advanced or professional degree and at least ten years experience in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. Award: $15,000.Deadline: September 15. 
    • THE RICHARD BINDER AWARD - For the best proposal exploring the preservation of an existing structure, complex of buildings or genre of building type through addition, renovation or other means for use for a cultural purpose. The subject of the submission may be a real project or a polemical exercise; in either case originality is highly valued. The proposal must demonstrate that it fosters architectural preservation in the U.S. Eligible applicant must be an architect holding a professional degree or a valid license to practice architecture. Award: $15,000.Deadline: September 15.

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC). LECTURE GRANTS
Provide funds toward the presentation of public lectures to help advance public awareness of conservation. Funds may be used to help defray lecturer travel costs, honorarium, site fees, and publicity costs. Award: $500. Deadlines:  February 15, September 15. 
    • SMALL MEETING SUPPORT GRANT - To help defray costs to develop and hold small meetings of American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) members. Meetings may include seminars, research, or other continuing education endeavors that support professional development and the conservation profession. Eligible expenses include meeting space or conferencing technology costs, AV support, etc. Award: $2,500. Deadline: September 15. 
    • WORKSHOP DEVELOPMENT GRANTS - To develop continuing education workshops for conservation professionals and other interested individuals. Funds may be used to help defray costs for instructor fees, instructor travel, materials and supplies needed for the workshop. Award: $1,000. Deadlines: September 15, February 15.
    • INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP - Proposed projects may include seminars, courses, research, or other continuing education endeavors that support the professional development of AIC members. In 2013, eligible workshops are Digital Imaging for Conservation and Museum Professionals, Contemporary Print Identification, and Conservation of Glass in Photography. Award: $1,000. Deadlines: September 15, February 15.
    • CHRISTA GAEHDE GRANT - Promotes study and research in the conservation of art on paper for members of AIC. Projects may involve individual study, attendance at workshops, conferences, or other events, purchase of materials for research projects, or other activities in keeping with this goal. Deadline: February 1.
    • TAKE A CHANCE GRANTS - To help defray costs for innovative conservation research or projects that may not otherwise be funded. An important component of this grant is dissemination of the project results, regardless of the project outcome. Award: $1,000. Deadline: February 1.

Grants support the creation and dissemination of research and information on art history and art conservation, or fund the travel of experts to professional symposia or conferences. Maximum Award: $25,000. Deadline: Open. 
     •CONSERVATION GRANTS - Support the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Also funds the travel of experts to professional symposia or conferences. Maximum Award: $30,000.  Deadline: April 11.
    • CONSERVATION FELLOWSHIPS - Provide one-year internships in advanced fine arts conservation at a museum or conservation research facility. Restricted to individuals who have completed a Masters degree in art conservation. Award: $32,000. Deadline: January 22.

The Society of Folk Life Studies. DAPHNE BULLARD TRUST
Accepts applications from students of or persons engaged in the conservation and study of dress and textiles of any period and their display. Award: £300- £1,000. Deadline: Open.

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts. Carter Manny Award

Provides funding for academic dissertations whose focus is on areas directly concerned with architecture, and with other arts that contribute to architecture. Areas supported include architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, architectural technologies, architectural research, architectural history and theory, urban design and planning, and the fine arts in relation to architectural topics. Award: $15,000. Deadline: March 15.

International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
.Milka Bliznakov Prize

For research on women in architecture and related design fields. Eligible applicants are architects, scholars, and researchers. Proposals may include an original project, research or scholarly work which contributes to and advances the recognition of women's contributions in design. Proposals that draw upon or expand the IAWA collections andreflect upon the broader context of women's contributions in the field of design are encouraged. Award: $2,500 plus $500 for travel. Deadline: May 1.

International Furniture and Design Association Education Foundation.  Irma Dobkin Universal Design Grant - Awarded to an individual working independently and involved with universal design in one of the following areas: product development, design project, education (e.g. an individual developing a curriculum, arranging a symposium, establishing a program or department, or writing a textbook/resource guide on the subject), or marketing (e.g. the promotion and/or dissemination of universal design information). Award: $2,000. All Deadlines: June 30.
             •Tony Torrice Professional Development Grant -Awarded to a professional working in the interior furnishing industry who wants to advance his or her professional development and career through independent or academic study. An applicant may work in, but is not limited to, the areas of design, marketing, education, writing/publishing, retailing, or manufacturing. Award: $1,500. 
 •Elizabeth Brown Grant for Interior Design Programs - For supplementary design program materials, such as books, periodicals, audio-visual aids, computer software, or other needed resources. Award: $1,000.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Research in Islamic Architecture - For scholars with a Ph.D. in any field related to architecture, including architectural and urban history, design, technology, computation, urban planning, anthropology, and archaeology, who are engaged in research on an Islamic topic. Fellowships are up to nine months. Award: $3,272 per month. Deadline: April 15. 

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).Architecture, Planning and Design
Promotes excellence in design and planning in the public realm for the benefit of all New Yorkers. Funds institutions and individuals to support the evolution of the design arts in the following fields: Design fields which are supported include: architecture, landscape architecture, graphic, fashion, industrial, and interior design. New and innovative solutions to design problems in all areas of funding are sought. Maximum Award: $10,000. Must be registered with NYSCA by February 22.Deadline:April 1.

Media Arts

Jerome Foundation.
Supports exhibitions, fellowships, production grants, and workshops for emerging artists in: arts criticism, dance, film/video, media arts, literature, music, theater/performance art, visual arts, and multi-disciplinary work. Individuals may apply for the New York City Media Arts production grants. Otherwise, the Foundation prefers to fund organizations which offer stipends to artists for their participation, and which provide documentation and analysis of the work. Grant amounts vary.
  Deadline:  Open.  


Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. FRANKLIN FURNACE FUND
Awards grants to emerging artists, allowing them to produce major works in New York. Works may engage the Internet as an art medium and/or venue. Maximum Award: $10,000.
Deadline: April 1.

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC).FUND FOR THE ARTS PROJECT GRANTS - Dedicated to the preservation, development and promotion of the cultural and artistic expressions of the diverse Latino populations of the U.S. Latino artists may apply for support for professional or career development, or for the creation, development and presentation of work. Maximum Award: $5,000.
All Deadlines: September 1.
     •MASTER ARTISTS GRANT- Recognizes an established Latino artist for his/her work in the community and provides support that enables the Master Artist to serve as a mentor to another artist in the community. For established artists with at least ten years working in his/her artistic capacity. Award: $15,000.   


 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).  INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS’ PROGRAM
Support for the creation of new work by New York State artists through artist-initiated projects in electronic media (video, sound art, installations, and new technologies) and film production, and the commissioning of new works by composers and theatre artists. The application must be submitted by a nonprofit Sponsoring Organization on behalf of the artist. Maximum Award: $25,000. Must be registered with NYSCA by February 22.
Deadline: April 1.   


Prix Ars Electronica 2014. COMPUTER ANIMATION/FILM/VFX
Recognizes excellence in independent work in the arts and sciences as well as in high-end commercial productions in the film, advertising and entertainment industries. Eligible works include 2D or 3D computer animation, digital short films and narratives, character animation, scientific visualizations, commercials, music videos, visual effects, and game cut scenes. Awards in Interactive Art, Digital Music & Sound Art, Hybrid Art, Digital Communities. The work entered must have been created, realized or significantly updated within the last two years, and originality counts. Participants may be individuals, groups, institutions, or companies. Maximum Award: $20,000 Euro.
Deadline: March 8.  


Women in Film Foundation. FILM FINISHING FUND
Support for the completion of films or videotapes. Submissions are accepted for documentary, dramatic, educational, animated or experimental projects that adhere or relate to the following goals: increase employment and promote equal opportunities for women; encourage individual creative projects by women; enhance the media image of women; further the professional development of women; and influence prevailing attitudes and practices regarding women. Eligible applicants are independent producers, nonprofit art and/or cultural organizations, artists, and writers. Maximum Award: $15,000.
Deadline: April 29





Visual Arts

Encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. Grants are awarded to artists who can demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Award: $20,000. Deadline: December 15
     • THE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – Grants are given as one-time financial assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. Artists must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Maximum Award: $10,000. Deadline: Open.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
Supports emerging artists in their study of drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture to assist in the early stages of their careers. Artists must be intent on pursuing artwork full-time, and have technical competence in representational or figurative art. Award: $15,000 Canadian. Deadline: Open.


Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts. CARTER MANNY AWARD
Provides funding for academic dissertations whose focus is on areas directly concerned with architecture, and with other arts that contribute to architecture. Areas supported include architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, architectural technologies, architectural research, architectural history and theory, urban design and planning, and the fine arts in relation to architectural topics. Award: $15,000. Deadline: March 15.

Jerome Foundation.GENERAL PROGRAM

Supports exhibitions, fellowships, production grants, and workshops for emerging artists in: arts criticism, dance, film/video, media arts, literature, music, theater/performance art, visual arts, and multi-disciplinary work. Individuals may apply for travel and study grants, or for the media arts production grants. Otherwise, the Foundation prefers to fund organizations which offer stipends to artists for their participation. Award amounts vary. Deadline: Open.



For a talented writer and/or illustrator of children’s books who wishes to use the Kerlan Collection for the furtherance of his or her artistic development. Award: $1,500. Deadline: January 30.

    • MARILYN HOLLINSHEAD VISITING SCHOLARS FUND. - For Travel to the Kerlan Collection. Award: $1,500. Deadline: January 30.

One-month fellowship promotes scholarship in visual culture through the study of textual and graphic sources from the 16th through early 20th centuries held in the collections of the library. Possible research topics include the production and consumerism of printed graphics; the histories of printing and photographic processes; popular iconography; ephemera; incunabula; the illustrated book trade; and historical depictions of gender, race, and class. Fellows will have the opportunity to attend the Library Company’s public programs and events, participate in the vibrant scholarly community of Philadelphia, and present a lecture about their research. Award: $2,000. Deadline: March 1.

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.
Provides small grants to individual feminists active in the visual arts, fiction, poetry, or nonfiction. The work must speak for peace and social justice and in some way shed light upon the condition of women. Write to: Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 630125, Bronx, NY10463. Maximum Award: $1,500.  Deadline: June 30. 

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC). FUND FOR THE ARTS PROJECT GRANTS - Dedicated to the preservation, development and promotion of the cultural and artistic expressions of the diverse Latino populations of the U.S. Latino artists may apply for support for professional or career development, or for the creation, development and presentation of work. Maximum Award: $5,000. All Deadlines: September 1.
      •MASTER ARTISTS GRANT- Recognizes an established Latino artist for his/her work in the community and provides support that enables the Master Artist to serve as a mentor to another artist in the community. For established artists with at least ten years working in his/her artistic capacity. Award: $15,000. 

Oregon College of Art and Craft.  JUNIOR RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Offers a sixteen-week program designed to encourage outstanding emerging artists with less than five years experience as an exhibiting artist to pursue a focused project in: book arts, ceramics, drawing, fibers, metals, photography and wood. Artists from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Award: $2,200; housing and studio space. Deadline: May 1.
      •SENIOR RESIDENCY - Allows mid-career artists six weeks to pursue a focused project in a stimulating art environment. Award: $750; on campus housing and studio space; $500 for travel; $200for materials. Deadline: March 1.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
Awards grants to painters, sculptors, and other artists who work on paper, including printmakers.  The Foundation’s dual criteria are artistic merit and financial need.  Award: $1,000 - $30,000.  Deadline: Open.

The Studio Museum in Harlem
Serves emerging African-American artists and artists of African descent internationally. Artists’ media may include sculpture, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, photography, and film and video. Artists receive a $20,000 fellowship, studio space, and a $1,000 materials stipend for a period of eleven months. Deadline: April 1.

Dedalus Foundation. SENIOR FELLOWSHIP

To encourage and support critical and historical studies of modern art and modernism. Awarded to writers and scholars who have demonstrated their abilities through previous accomplishments and who are not currently matriculated for academic degrees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Maximum Award: $30,000. Deadline: September 15.

      NEW! MASTER OF FINE ART FELLOWSHIP IN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE - Awarded annually to final-year students who are graduating from an M.F.A. degree program. Each fellowship includes the use of free studio space. Candidacy for the fellowship is by nomination only. Each fall, department chairpersons from M.F.A. programs are invited to nominate two candidates. Nominees should be graduating in the spring semester that directly follows the fall nominating cycle. Nominees need not be U.S. citizens. Award: $20,000. Deadline: October 1.


Open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public. The entry will consist of three illustrations done by the applicant in a color or black-and-white medium created from the artist’s imagination. Use of grayscale in illustrations and mixed media, computer generated art, and the use of photography in the illustrations, are accepted. There will be three co-winners in each quarter and a grand prize winner. Award: $500. Grand Prize: $5,000. Deadline:  September 30.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

Awards grants to painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. The Foundation’s dual criteria are artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. Award: $1,000 - $30,000. Deadline: Open.



Academy of American Poets.  LENORE MARSHALL POETRY PRIZE
For the best book of poetry published in the previous year. Award: $25,000. Deadline: May 15.
    • JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD - Recognizes and supports a poet's second book. Award: $5,000. Deadline: May 15.

The Akron Poetry Prize.
To bring to the public, writers who speak in original and compelling voices. Award: $1,500 and publication of book. Deadline: June 15

American Institute of Physics. SCIENCE  COMMUNICATION AWARD
To promote effective science communication for the non-specialist in print, broadcast and new media, in order to improve the general public's appreciation of physics, astronomy, and allied science fields. The award categories are:science writing, writing for children and new media. Entries must be published in 2013. Award: $3,000, an engraved Windsor chair, and travel expenses to receive award. Deadline: February 22.

For the best-published book in 2011 in American Studies. Award: $750.Deadline: March 1.

Sherwood Anderson Foundation. FICTION AWARD
For developing writers who have published at least one book of fiction or have had a collection of short stories published in major literary and/or commercial publications. Award: $20,000. Deadline: April 1.  Anhinga Press. ROBERT DANA-ANHINGA PRIZE FOR POETRY     Open to all poets writing in English. Award: $2,000and a reading tour of selected Florida colleges and universities, and the winning manuscript will be published by Anhinga Press. Deadline: February 15, May 15.http://www.anhinga.org/index.html

Arts and Letters. PRIZES       
Journal of contemporary culture offers an annual competition for original unpublished work in: Fiction (Short Story), Poetry, and Drama (One-Act Play). Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 18.
     •NEW! PRIME Poetry Prize - Offers a $401  prize for a short collection of poems as well as publication in the following issue of PRIME.  Deadline: July 31.

Association for Asian Studies. JOSEPH LEVENSON PRIZES
For nonfiction scholarly books on China published in 2012. Books must be in English and contribute to increased understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China. Two awards are offered, one for works whose main focus is on China before 1900 and the other for works on post-1900 China. Award: $1,000. Deadline: June 30.
     •JOHN WHITNEY HALL BOOK PRIZE - For an outstanding English language book published on Japan during 2012.Award: $1,000. Deadline: June 30.

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs.  AWP AWARD SERIES  
A nonprofit organization of writers, teachers, colleges, and universities which sponsors an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. Categories: novel, short fiction and creative nonfiction. Award: $2,000 and publication. All Deadlines: February 28.       
     •DONALD HALL PRIZE FOR POETRY - Open to published and unpublished poets alike for the best book-length manuscript of poetry. Award: $5,500 and publication.
     •GRACE PALEY PRIZE IN SHORT FICTION- Award: $5,500 and publication.

The Bellingham Review. LITERARY CONTESTS     
This biannual, nonprofit literary arts magazine offers fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry awards for unpublished works. Winners will be published in the Review. Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 15.

Binghamton University.
For the strongest collection of poems by a poet over 40 published in 2013.  Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 1
     •JOHN GARDNER FICTION BOOK AWARD - For the strongest novel or collection of fiction published in 2013. Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 1.

Black Lawrence Press. THE HUDSON PRIZE
For an unpublished collection of poems or short stories. Award: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: March 31. 

Bristol Prize, LTD. SHORT STORY Prize
For authors of short stories on any theme or subject, and in any style whether it is graphic, verse or genre-based. Awards: £1,000, £750, £400. Deadline: April 30.

Anna Burland Services Limited. DAVID BURLAND POETRY PRIZE
Entries will be accepted from writers of any nationality and from any country provided that they are written in the English or French Language. Poems must not have been published prior to entry and should not appear in print, on a website, self-published, or broadcast before announcement of the winner and the winning poem. Award: £500, £100, £30. Deadline: May 31.

The Carnegie Fund for Authors. GRANTS-IN-AID     
Offers emergency assistance to qualified authors of published books who have experienced a financial emergency. Grants vary according to need. For more information on how to apply, write: Carnegie Fund for Authors, 1 Old Country Place, Carle Place, NY 11514.

Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation. ARTS WRITERS GRANT
Supports the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. For writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants. Awards are given for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing. Award: $3,000-$50,000. Deadline: May 15.

Exeter Writers. SHORT STORY
The competition is open to published and unpublished authors writing in any genre anywhere in the world. Awards: £500, £250, £100. Deadline: March 31.

For publication of a book-length collection of poetry. Open to any poet writing in English who is a citizen of the United States and has not published a book-length collection of poetry. Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 31.

Open to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any publication with a circulation over 5,000. Awards: $1,500, $500, $300. Deadline: May 31.
      •FAMILY MATTERS - Open to all writers. Stories about family, not to exceed 12,000 words. Awards: $1,500, $500, $300. Deadlines: April 30, July 31. 
      •FICTION OPEN - For all writers, all themes. Awards: $2,500, $1,000, $600. Deadlines: March 31, June30.
      •VERY SHORT FICTION AWARD - Open to all writers, up to 3,000 words. Awards: $1,500, $500, $300. Deadline: July 30.

Gulf Coast Magazine. PRIZES
A journal of literature and fine arts at the University of Houston. Awards for unpublished Poetry,
Fiction, and Nonfiction, of no more than 25 pages for stories and essays, and 10 pages maximum for up to five poems. Awards: $1,500, $250. Deadline: March 15.

For books on the history of science directed to a wide public (including undergraduate instruction). The book should introduce an entire field, a chronological period, a national tradition, or the work of a noteworthy individual. Books published during the three years prior to the award date are eligible for nomination. Award: $1,000. All Deadlines: April 1.
     •PFIZER AWARD - Recognizes an outstanding published book on the history of science in the past three years. Award: $2,500.
     •THE MARGARET W. ROSSITER HISTORY OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE PRIZE - For an outstanding book (or, in even-numbered years, an article) on the history of women in science. The writing may take a biographical, institutional, theoretical, or other approach to the topic, which may include discussions of women's activities in science, analyses of past scientific practices that deal explicitly with gender, and investigations regarding women as viewed by scientists. These may relate to medicine, technology, and the social sciences as well as the natural sciences. Award: $1,000.

The eligible disciplines for 2014 are dance, film and video, literature. The program supports activities including research leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, and time for reflection and individualized study. Travel must occur between June 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016. Award: Varies. Deadline: February 24.

For nonfiction book publishing about the city; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; civil liberties, and other public issues of the day. Grants apply to writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and printing and binding. Application must be through a non-profit, academic institution, independent and university presses, and professional societies. Award: $500 - $15,000. Deadlines: March 1, September 1.

Middle East Studies Association. ALBERT HOURANI BOOK AWARD
Recognizes outstanding publishing in Middle East studies. Books must be non-fiction scholarly monographs based on original research published in English between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. Areas primarily of interest include Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, and the countries of the Arab World from the seventh century to modern times. Spain, Southeastern Europe, the Soviet Union and other regions also are included for the periods in which their territories were part of the Middle Eastern empires or were under the influence of Middle Eastern civilization. Award: $1,000. Deadline: April 1.
      •Houshang Pourshariati Iranian Studies Book Award - Subject matter must deal with Iran and the work must seek to advance knowledge and scholarship on Iranian society, culture, and history from ancient times to the present and as addressed by the fields of literature, philosophy, social studies, art, science, and other disciplines. Books must be non-fiction scholarly monographs based on original research published in English between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. Award: $2,000.Deadline: April 15.

Modern Language Association of America. PRIZES AND AWARDS   
For recently published books, scholarly articles or studies. Some of the topics are: teaching foreign languages and literature; Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures; French or francophone linguistic or literary studies; Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian; teaching English language, literature, rhetoric, and composition. Studies dealing with literary theory, media, cultural history, and interdisciplinary topics are also eligible. Maximum Award: $2,000.  Deadlines: March 1, April 1, May 1.

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. - See Women Artists.

The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC). - See Media Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts.  CREATIVE WRITING
Through fellowships to published creative writers of exceptional talent in the areas of prose and poetry, the Endowment enables published writers to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. This program operates on a two-year cycle with poetry fellowships this year, and prose fellowships available next year. Award: $25,000. Deadline: February 28.

National Press Foundation.  EVERT CLARK/SETH PAYNE AWARD
For young science writers age thirty or younger reporting in all fields of science including, but not limited to, writing in the biological, physical, environmental, computer, and space sciences, along with technology, mathematics, health, and science policy. The award is limited to non-technical, print and online journalism only. Articles published in newspapers (including college newspapers), magazines, and newsletters are eligible. Any story printed between June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2014 will be eligible. Award: $1,000. Deadline: July 1.

University of Memphis Literary Journal provides awards for the best writing. Winners will be published in the spring issue. Fiction Award: $1,000. Poetry Award: $1,000, Creative Nonfiction Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 15.

Open to all writing in English, the competition is for previously unpublished work. Entries are accepted in seven categories: Novel, Novella, Novel-in-Progress, Short Story, Essay, Poetry, and Short Story by a high school student. Overall goals of the competition are to seek out new, talented writers and assist them in finding literary agents and, ultimately, publishers for their work. Awards: Novel: $7,500; Novella: $2,000; Narrative Non-Fiction: $2,000; Short Story: $1,500; Essay: $1,500; Poetry: $750. Deadline: May 1.

Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.
The Center has been accorded international recognition for many of its activities including the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. 
    •PATTERSON POETRY PRIZE - For a book of poems published in 2012, must be 48 pages or more and have a print run of 500 copies or more. Award: $1,000. Deadline: February 1.
    •ALLEN GINSBERG AWARDS - For poetry honoring Allen Ginsberg's contribution to American literature. The winning poems and all honorable mention winners as well as editor's choice poems will be published in "The Paterson Literary Review." Awards: First prize: $1,000, second prize: $200, and third prize: $100. Deadline: April 1.
    •PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE -For the best book for young people published in 2012. One award will be made in each of three categories: Pre-K through grade three; grades four to six; and grades seven to twelve. Award: $500. Deadline: March 15.  
     •PATERSON FICTION PRIZE -For a novel or collection of short fiction published in 2012. Award: $1,000. Deadline: April 1.

Published twice a year, the magazine’s mission is to promote the practice of poetry. Open to writers, worldwide, for one previously unpublished poem. Poems may be any length, any style, and any subject. Award: $5,000.  Fifteen finalists will receive $100 each and be published in the winter issue of Rattle. Deadline: July 15.

Poems that treat larger themes with lyric intensity are especially welcome. The winning entries will be published on the College’s Language Exchange website. Previously published work is accepted. Award: $3,000. Deadline: March15.

Supports a poetry contest, previously published poems are eligible. Award: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: August 31.
    •SERENA MCDONALD KENNEDY AWARD – For a 50,000 word maximum novella or 200 page manuscript of short stories. Any well written manuscript on any topic will be considered. Previously published works may be entered. Award: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: August 31.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. WORK-IN-PROGRESS GRANTS
To assist children’s book writers and illustrators in the completion of a specific project. Categories: Picture Book Text, Contemporary young adult novel, Multi-cultural fiction, Nonfiction research.
Award: $2,000, runner-up $500. Deadline: March 31.

The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
For submissions of fine poetry of any style and length, for work that is carefully crafted, keenly felt, and freshly perceived. Poems previously published are acceptable. Award: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: May 1. 

Literary magazine published three times a year includes a fusion of fiction, poetry, photography and graphic illustration from rising Canadian, U.S. & International writers and artists. Awards for unpublished material in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Awards: $750, $250. Deadline: May 15.

Textile Society of America. R. L.SHEP BOOK AWARD
To encourage the study and understanding of textile traditions, the award is for the best book on ethnographic textiles published in 2012. Award: $750. Deadline: March 1.

Tupelo Press. AWARD
Fora first or second book of poetry. Submissions are accepted from anyone writing in the English language. Award: $3,000. Deadline: April 30
.     •SNOWBOUND SERIES CHAPBOOK AWARD - This competition is open to any poet writing in English. Previously published poems with proper acknowledgment are acceptable. Translations are not eligible, nor are previously self-published books. The winning poet will receive 50 copies. Award: $1,000. Deadline: February 28.

University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK).CHARLES PICK SOUTH ASIA FELLOWSHIP
Supports  the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writer of fictional or non-fictional prose. The residential fellowship at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK lasts for six months, starting on September 1. Award: £10,000. Deadline: January 31.

University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences. THE THATCHER HOFFMAN SMITH PRIZE – See Media Arts.

University of Pittsburgh Press. AGNES LYNCH STARRETT POETRY PRIZE
Award and publication for a first full-length book of poems. Award: $5,000. Deadline: April 30.
    •DRUE HEINZ LITERATURE PRIZE - Award and publication for a collection of short fiction. Open to writers who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals. Award: $15,000. Deadline: June 30.
Presented to writers and poets for either a poem or work of short fiction. Cash awards plus publication are given to first and second prizewinners. No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere are eligible. Awards: $2,000, $1,000. Deadline: April 30.

George Washington University. JENNY MCKEAN MOORE FELLOWSHIP
For a fiction writer with significant publications and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. The writer need not have conventional academic credentials. Subsidized housing is provided at the historic Lenthall House, a 4-story Federal-era townhouse on campus from September 1 through early May. Teaching one course per semester is required. Award: $58,000. Deadline: Open.

Awards an American author of a first novel-in-progress. Novellas and collections of closely linked short stories may also be considered for the competition. Award: $10,000.Two runners-up awards: $750. Deadline: March 1.

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.  ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE FELLOWSHIPS
For unpublished new writers working on a first book of poetry or fiction to spend an academic year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Eligible applicants must have completed an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing. Award: $27,000. Deadline: February 28.
    •DJERASSI PLAYWRITING FELLOWSHIP - Encourages playwrights whose work is not only performed, but also has intrinsic literary value. For playwrights whose work has been produced at major regional or professional theaters, and who have university-level teaching experience. Award: $27,000. Deadline: April 20.

Supports writing prizes in each of the following categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious); Memoirs/Personal Essay; Magazine Feature Article; Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.); Mainstream/Literary Short Story; Rhyming Poetry; Non-rhyming Poetry; Stage Play; Television/Movie Script); and Children's/Young Adult Fiction.Entries must be original, written in English, and unpublished and unproduced. Maximum Award: $3,000. Deadline: May 5.

Writers Emergency Assistance Fund.
Financial assistance to established, professional freelance writers of nonfiction books and magazine articles. Writers who are elderly, ill, disabled, or facing an extraordinary crisis are eligible. Deadline: Open. 

Yale University Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC). FREDRICK DOUGLASS BOOK PRIZE- For the most outstanding nonfiction book published in English in 2013 on the subject of slavery and/or abolition and antislavery movements. All geographic areas and time periods are of interest. Award: $25,000. Deadline: March 1.

The W.B. Yeats Society of New York. POETRY COMPETITION
Open to members and nonmembers of any age, from any locality. Poems in English up to 60 lines, not previously published, on any subject may be submitted. Awards: $250, $100. Deadline: February 1. 

Art Exhibitions

Open to all visual artists working in any media. Competition will be juried by Mr. Carlo McCormick, one of New York’s noted culture critics and curators. He has also written many books and catalogs on the subject of contemporary art and artists. Exhibition to be held August 22- September 11. Maximum Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 18.

Allegany Arts Council (Cumberland, MD).MOUNTAIN MARYLAND PLEIN AIR
For a “plein air” painting juried exhibition and art competition, at the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, Maryland. The event will take place throughout Allegany and Garrett Counties in Western Maryland from May 27-May 31. Only30 artists will be accepted to participate. Awards: $5,000, $3,000 Best of Show. Deadline: March 1.

Emerald Art Center (Springfield, OR).  “EMERALD SPRING EXHIBITION”
A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fine art. Eligible media, paintings only. Exhibition to be held April 30-May 30. Maximum Award: $1,500. Deadline: March 8. 

The Guild of Creative Art (Shrewsbury, NJ).EYESIGHTS2014
Open to all photographers working in traditional, digital or a combination of both. Entry and judging categories: Monochrome and Color photography for exhibition, March 1-April 1. Award: $300, $200, $100. Deadline: February 12.

Jerome Foundation.
Supports exhibitions, fellowships, production grants, and workshops for emerging artists in: arts criticism, dance, film/video, media arts, literature, music, theater/performance art, visual arts, and multi-disciplinary work. Individuals may apply for the New York City Media Arts production grants. Otherwise, the Foundation prefers to fund organizations which offer stipends to artists for their participation, and which provide documentation and analysis of the work. Grant amounts vary. Deadline:  Open.

A jewelry design competition judged on the hideousness of the necklace and how well the artist has shown an understanding of good design principles (and how to violate them) to achieve this "Ugly" end, and the quality of the accompanying poem. The top ten semi-finalists’ pieces will be displayed from May-September. First prize of a $992.93 shopping spree on the Land of Odds web-site and a Runner-Up prize of a $399.07 web-site shopping spree. Deadline: August 31.

National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic (Whitehall, PA).59thANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION. Artists’ opportunity to exhibit works regardless of style, “school” or subject matter. Maximum Award: $5,000. Deadline: March 30.

Springfield Art Museum. WATERCOLOR U.S.A.
A national competitive exhibition to be held in Springfield Missouri from June 7 to August 3. The primary purpose of the exhibition is to recognize and encourage watermedia painting. Paintings must have been executed using water-soluble paint on paper or a paper derivative. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional aqueous media are encouraged to enter. Awards: $3,000, $2,000, $1,500, $1,000. Deadline: March 18.

St. Augustine Art Association (St. Augustine, FL).5TH ANNUAL NATURE & WILDLIFE ART EXHIBITION - This exhibit to be held July 26-August 31 will explore nature in all of its beautiful forms and/or the wildlife that inhabits the great outdoors (i.e. landscapes, seascapes, floral, plant life, wild animals, marine life, birds, etc.) Artists may enter up to 3 original 2D or 3D pieces created within the past 3 years. Entries must be the original created piece of artwork, not a giclee or enhanced giclee of the original artwork, or a limited edition print (with the exception of photography and original printmaking), reproductions or enhanced reproductions of any kind. Works that reference hunting or taxidermy are not eligible. Awards: $2,000, $ 1,000, $700. Deadline: June 3.

Public Art

Coleman Center for the Arts (York, AL). PUBLIC ARTWORKS PROGRAM
A community-based contemporary arts organization introducing professional artists to Alabama’s Black Belt Region. Residencies are offered to public and community artists to make projects which use art to foster positive social change, answer civic needs, and use creativity for community problem solving. Applicants are encouraged to design projects that directly involve the community in the art making process, create open dialogue among participants, and generate revitalization throughout the region. Residencies are one to three months and, stipends cover travel, materials costs and living expenses. Deadline: Open.

Institutional Grants

The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.  PHOTOGRAPHY   
Supports museums and other public institutions by assisting in the creation or expansion of photography departments: emphasis is on permanence, that is, the acquisition of photographs or the support for study and exhibition facilities. Support is also available for important exhibitions which ideally will be accompanied by quality catalogues, books, or other documents to insure their place as reference resources for the future documentation of photography as a fine art. Award: Varies. Deadline: Open.

National Endowment for the Arts.
Most grant awards range from $5,000 to $100,000, and all require a non-federal match of at least 1 to 1, cash or in-kind contributions.
      •Art Works - To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. Deadline: February 20, July 24.
      •Challenge America Fast-Track Grants - To support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Matching grants are for $10,000.Deadline: May 8.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Awards grants on a project basis to curatorial programs to assist in the innovative and scholarly presentation of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues and other organizational activities. The work of choreographers and performing artists is occasionally funded when the visual arts are an inherent element of a production. Awards: $5,000 - $50,000. All Deadlines: March 1, September 1.
Supports efforts to strengthen freedom of artistic expression and equitable access to resources and recognizes the work of organizations with a deep-seated commitment to preserving and defending the First Amendment rights of artists. The grant rewards outstanding advocacy, legal, and curatorial efforts on behalf of those whose rights to free expression have been challenged. 
     •CURATORIAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS –Support scholarly research to develop significant exhibitions, including travel, archival research, convening of colleagues, interviews, and time to write. Institutionally-affiliated curators at any stage of their careers are eligible to apply. Research must be part of a potential exhibition and curators must have the formal support of their director. Grants to curators do not preclude separate proposals from sponsoring institutions.

French American Cultural Exchange. French Authors on Tour
Offers financial aid to American institutions wishing to invite and host French authors for readings, signings, and symposia. The Cultural Services of the French Embassy will pay for authors’ airfares. Universities and institutions involved usually participate by providing accommodation and/or an honorarium to the author.
Deadline: Open.  

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