Creative Community Fellows Applications Live!

Creative Community Fellows brings a group of twenty-five creative change makers across New England together, to be part of something bigger, to learn life-changing skills and to see dreams become reality. Fellows jump-start the program by living and learning together for one week in an incubator-like environment building their skills in strategy, leadership and design thinking. Over the course of five months, they take monthly online courses in topic areas such as community development, finding capital and support, budgeting and more. Together, they share updates on their projects and meet with leaders in the field who serve as mentors. Fellows test, adapt, and build on their work, walking away with clarity and a strategy forward. Applications close April 22, 2018.

Thanks to the generous support of The Barr Foundation, tuition is on us. All tuition, including the cost of lodging, food, local transportation and program fees ($8,000) is completely underwritten.

For more information and to apply, click here.

NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley calls for Creative Programming

NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley (NWBRV) is offering community members the opportunity to utilize space for programming and support to promote creative outlets for community members. NWBRV is looking for creative people and artists interested in using their talents to build community and make positive physical, economic, or social impacts within the Millrace District (specifically 40 South Main Street) through music, art, culture, networking and creativity events or programming. At NWBRV, we define a creative very broadly; both trained professionals and the self-taught. You can be a
musician, poet, photographer, food entrepreneur, dancer or performer, or through many other avenues. If you have an idea for how to or socially impact and build the creative community, we want to support it! We also want to ensure that this idea is grounded in the Woonsocket community.
What We’re Looking For
– Local community members to use their own ideas and talents to use through offering classes, events, and opportunities that aid in creating a creative culture in the Millrace District.
– People to host creative events, education, and opportunities that that occur once or over a series of sessions in either our pop-up café or event space at 40 South Main Street, Woonsocket.
– People that are community-minded and self-motivated
Type of Events We Would Love to Support
– Music, art, writing, creative workshops and classes (yes, you can charge participants for your expertise as long as it’s reasonable)
– Poetry slams, mic nights, pop-up galleries, food demos, networking nights

For more information and to apply, click here.

Black Earth Institute Call for Fellows

The Black Earth Institute is seeking 6 new fellows for 2018-2021

The Black Earth Institute is a community of creative, committed artists and a grant resource. Established in 2005, BEI is dedicated to supporting art in re-forging the links between spirit, earth and society, for art and its makers create the space for changing minds and the world. With this in mind, BEI endeavors to bring together a group of artists who are activists, whether in their own fields or in general causes, to foment change.

BEI seeks fellows from different genres, such as literary, dramatic and media artists; performance artists making a political statement; or journalists addressing the urgent social and environmental issues facing the planet. We seek fellows from different points in their life journeys, be they published or tenured, or new break-through artists, who have gained or are gaining recognition for leadership. BEI will continue its legacy of including fellows representing diverse communities: academic, activist, gender-identified, racial, ethnic and international.

The fellowship lasts for three years, and includes a funded annual retreat, funding for a specific arts project, and editing an issue of About Place Journal. For more information and to apply, click here.

Projecting All Voices Fellowship at ASU now Accepting Applications

The Projecting All Voices post-graduate fellows are artists from diverse communities. Through the program the fellows inform conversations about how educational and cultural institutions must change to prepare, support and advance the creative voices of a changing America through an equitable lens and framework of practice. They also work with communities underrepresented in those institutions as it relates to their own interest and creative work.

The Projecting All Voices Mellon Fellowship is a nine-month, benefits-eligible, academic position at Arizona State University. Residency during the fellowship is required (fellows are responsible for the cost of their housing). The Projecting All Voices Mellon Fellowship is designated for artists who desire additional support in terms of mentorship, research, professional development, networking, instruction and opportunities to present or cultivate projects. A $25,000 salary and a project fund of $3,500 is available to each fellow hired by ASU as a benefits eligible half-time employee.

The fellowship will begin Aug. 16, 2018 and end May 15, 2019. The application deadline for 2018-19 is Feb. 28, 2018.

For more information and to apply, click here.

LEF Foundation Grants for Production Funding due January 26th

LEF invests in documentary film and video projects that demonstrate excellence in technique, originality of vision and voice, and creativity in form. The strongest proposals will be those that clearly articulate the ways in which the proposed project aligns with the program’s funding criteria.

A maximum of (6) grants of $15,000 each will be awarded to projects in the production phase during LEF’s major grants review. Appropriate Use of Funds: Production funds may be used for shooting picture and sound, early stage editing, equipment costs, materials, travel, and staffing (creative, technical, or otherwise).

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Ocean House Artist in Residence Application due March 1

The Ocean House Artist in Residence Program is a collaboration with Ocean House that celebrates the arts, fosters creativity and advances art education. Art is an important part of the guest experience at Ocean House, our collections and programs have been enjoyed by thousands of visitors over the years.

The Artist-In-Residence Program features notable artists in September through May.

For more information, click here.

New England Dance Fund Grants for Choreographers due February 9th

Through the New England Dance Fund, NEFA will award small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance.

To be eligible for the Februrary 9, 2018, deadline for the New England Dance Fund, choreographers must:

  • Have a Creative Ground profile with DANCE as the primary discipline.
  • Reside full-time and make work in one of the six New England states.
  • Fulfill the Requirements & Reports for Grant Recipients (see below), if awarded.
  • Be applying for an opportunity that will take place between April 1, 2018-March 31, 2019.

Eligible opportunities may include, but are not limited to: residencies; research trips; conferences; workshops or other trainings that build creative or administrative skills; tour planning; publication expenses; documentation; video shoots; artist fees needed to prepare the work for a pivotal  presentation opportunity; hiring a consultant; mentorship.

For more information, and to apply, click here.