Performing Artists Grants USArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of US based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals. Learn more.
Deadline: December 4, 2015
Poetry Translation Grants Applications are now being accepted for the National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowships Grants. Awards of $12,500 and $25,000 each are given annually to translators of poetry and prose from any language into English. Applicants must have published, alone or in collaboration, at least 20 pages of translation in digital or print literary publications or in book form between December 1, 2000, and December 8, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: December 8, 2015
Poetry The Codhill Press poetry award is currently accepting submissions. A prize of $1,000, publication by Codhill Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Pauline Uchmanowicz will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: December 10, 2015
Call for Artists The Cambridge Art Association is currently accepting entries for its 15th National Prize Show, a juried exhibition by Paul Ha. Includes cash prizes. Learn more.
Deadline: January 8th, 2016
Music Recording Grants The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting proposals for its Recording Program. The program’s objectives are to document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers, to develop audiences for contemporary American music through record distribution and other retail markets, and to support the release and dissemination of recordings of previously unreleased contemporary American music and the reissuance of recordings that are no longer available. Proposals may be submitted by non-profit professional performance ensembles, presenting institutions and non-profit or commercial recording companies. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2016
U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program 2017 The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers up to five leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States an opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan in 2017 through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program. Artists participate as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan. They also serve as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Call for Art The Boston Biennial 2016 is currently accepting entries. If selected by the jurors for inclusion in the BB4, your work will be displayed on a digital projection for the entire month of April 2016 at the BB4’s primary venue, Altantic Works Gallery, a member-run collective and artist community. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2016 (12pm EST)
Emerging Artists Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting applications to its Intern Artist Program, which offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists, the opportunity to create large-scale three-dimensional artwork, develop their nascent artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence, conduct public presentations, and participate in public engagement programs. The rural setting and chance to work alongside peers and mid-career artists creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow, learn, and mature. Recognized by the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts for program excellence, the program is designed to bridge the gap between the academic world of artistic training and a professional career. Learn more.
Deadline: February 6, 2016
Artist Residency in Canada The Extended Banff Artist in Residence (EX BAiR) in program provides time and space for artists, curators, and researchers to create, experiment with and develop production techniques, and cultivate new directions in their work during an extended stay. This program provides facilities in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, textiles, painting, performance, media arts, film, and audio, as well as supporting curatorial and critical studies. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015
Image credit: 1876—Munich, Germany: Artist Franciszek Streitt’s oil painting, Wandering Town Musicians, portrays a grouping of trombone, horn, violin, and double bass, traveling along an icy country road. The setting could be Germany or the artist’s native Poland countryside. Posen, Museum Naradowe.