Opportunities, Awards and Funding

Stamps School of Art and Design Invites Applications for Residency

Deadline: January 14, 2018

The Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for its Roman J. Witt Residency Program.

The annual program supports the production of new artistic work by a visiting artist/designer through a one-year residency that allows the artist to work at the school and collaborate with students and faculty.

The Witt Resident receives an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition, the resident will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $4,000 for project materials. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.

The residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers. Ideal candidates will value collaboration, have good social and communication skills, and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines.

A $10 application fee to offset the cost of media uploads and storage is required at the time of submission.

See the Stamps website for complete program guideline, information about last year's resident, and application procedures.

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Terra Summer Residency Fellowships in Giverny, France

Deadline: January 15, 2018

The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences.

To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting nominations for its Terra Summer Residency program. Founded in 2001, the residency brings together doctoral scholars of American Art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny, France. The program encourages independent work while providing seminars and mentoring by senior scholars and artists to foster reflection and debate. In 2018, the residency runs from June 4, 2018, to August 3, 2018.

In addition to a $5,000 stipend and a travel contribution of up to $500, fellows receive on-site lodging, use of working facilities, and lunches for the duration of the residency.

Nominees must be either a visual artist with a master's degree or its equivalent at the time of application (Preference is given to those who have completed their degree within the past five years) or a doctoral candidate researching American art and visual culture or its role in a context of international artistic exchange prior to 1980. Applicants must be nominated by their dissertation advisor or professor or previous art-school supervisor. Each professor may nominate a maximum of two candidates each year.

For complete program guidelines, information about past fellows, and nomination and application instructions, visit the Terra Foundation's website.

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Kress Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarly European Art Projects

Deadline: January 15, 2018

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for scholarly projects designed to enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

Through the foundation's History of Art program, grants will be awarded in support of projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, the development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogs and publications, and technical and scientific studies. The program also supports activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.

In previous years, grant amounts have ranged from $1,000 to $100,000.

To be eligible, nonprofit organizations, including supporting foundations of European institutions, must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

See the Kress Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application guidelines.

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J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Through its Furthermore program, the J.M. Kaplan Fund supports nonfiction book publishing about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues.

The program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience; demonstrates evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; promises a reasonable shelf life; might not otherwise achieve top quality or even come into being; and "represents a contribution without which we would be the poorer."

Individual grants range from $1,500 to approximately $15,000 and may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding.

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization. Trade publishers and public agencies may apply for grants in partnership with an eligible nonprofit sponsor.

See the Furthermore website for complete application guidelines, and FAQ, and program information.

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