Opportunities, Awards and Funding

Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Invites Applications for Philanthropic Arts Program

Deadline: October 31, 2019

The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation is accepting applications for its Philanthropic Arts (“P/Arts”) Program.

In its inaugural year, the program seeks to promote the teaching power of the arts and, to that end, invites applicants from Florida, New York, New England, or the District of Columbia that have a good idea for how the arts and education can be combined to create a more immersive and engaging atmosphere for learners. The program’s primary goals are to enhance or transform outdated school curricula; motivate and engage children, students, and alternative learners; deepen professional development for teachers, professors, and/or childcare workers; create linkages between school and home; encourage evidence-based art-based instruction; and help close the achievement gap.

Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of programs dedicated to strengthening and rebuilding visual and performing arts programs, as well as ideas that create or expand on existing art programs. Programs or initiatives should be based on the use of the arts and arts education to teach core academics in a qualified education program within a public school, private school, university, or public charitable organization.

The foundation is also interested in promoting programs and ideas where the arts are being used in early childhood education, in university and community colleges, and in the engagement of alternative learners. Proposed or existing programs must impact at least thirty children or students within the first six months of implementation and no fewer than sixty by the end of the first year.

Grant decisions for the program will be made on a monthly rolling basis until the final deadline of October 31, 2019.

To be eligible, applicants must be located in Florida, New York, New England, or the District of Columbia.

See the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

https://ctbfoundation.org/parts-program

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Kurt Weill Foundation Accepting Applications for Grant Program

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Founded in 1962, the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music is dedicated to promoting understanding of the life and works of composers Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and Marc Blitzstein (1905-1963) and preserving the legacies of Weill and his wife, actress-singer Lotte Lenya (1898-1981).

The foundation awards grants to individuals and nonprofit organizations for performances of musical works by Weill and Blitzstein; for scholarly research pertaining to Weill, Lenya, Marc Blitzstein; and for relevant educational initiatives. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for projects and performances taking place on or after January 1, 2019, and before July 1, 2020.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Kurt Weill Foundation website.

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Women’s Studio Workshop Invites Applications for Art-in-Education Artist Book Residency

Deadline: November 15, 2019

The mission of the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York, is to operate and maintain a workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, provide professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers, and promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

In support of that mission, WSW is accepting applications for its Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant.

The eight-to-ten-week residency is awarded to two emerging women artists who are interested in creating a new artist's book and in teaching young people. Generally, residents dedicate their first month to producing a limited edition artist's book, which is hand-printed and bound in the studio. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance.

During the second half of the residency, the artist works with young people in WSW’s studios, teaching one to two days/week for three to four weeks, and visiting the students twice in school. Studio space and equipment is reserved for students during program hours, but artists may work at any time outside of AIE.

The program provides a stipend of $350 per week for up to ten weeks, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the continental United States, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions.

All applications must be physically mailed, with a postmark no later than November 15, to the Women's Studio Workshop:

Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book Application
Women’s Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472

See the WSW website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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