One If By Land: Vermont Studio Center has received funding for 10 new Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship awards for visual artists based on quality of work and demonstrated financial need. The Vermont Studio Center is an international residency program open to all artists and writers. Year-round, VSC hosts 50 artists and writers per month, each of whom receives an individual studio, private room, and all meals. Residencies last from 2-12 weeks and provide uninterrupted time to work, a community of creative peers, and a beautiful village setting in northern Vermont. In addition, VSC’s program includes a roster of Visiting Artists and Writers (2 painters, 2 sculptors and 2 writers per month) who offer slide talks/readings and individual studio visits/conferences. Applications and information available here. Deadline: February 16, 2010
Two If By Sea: Dune Shack Residencies: Applications for residencies in the historic Fowler and C-Scape Dune Shacks in Provincetown for artists, writers, and the general public are available at The Provincetown Community Compact. One residency includes a $500 fellowship for a visual artist, and there are two funded weeks for writers. The general public is encouraged to apply for this unique, primitive experience in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Deadline: February 15, 2010
Three If By Virtual: National Arts Marketing Partnership Webinar: Marketing for the Independent Artist. How to Advance Your Career and Build Your Business. Discover the basics of marketing strategy based on those objectives and how to make it real. Presenter Deborah Obalil will address the difficult balance of making art while running a thriving small business. This webinar is free to professional members of Americans for the Arts. Americans for the Arts members should register here. Non members can learn more here. The webinar takes place on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 2 p.m. EST
Image credit: John Singleton Copley, Paul Revere, 1768, Oil on canvas, 35″ x 28 1/2″, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Paul Revere House Web site details his midnight ride and Longfellow’s poem.
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