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Arts and Humanities

Aug 01 2017

The Terra Foundation for American Art supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980. Exhibitions taking place internationally or in Chicago must be aimed at the general public, scholars, or both; exhibi tions that take place only the United Sates but outside of Chicago must present historical American art in an international context and reach a scholarly audience.

The Terra Foundation has a particular interest in exhibitions that add an international dimension to the study of presentation of historical American art.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be a nonprofit institution with 501(c)(3) status based in the United States. Grants are not made to individuals.

Due Date: Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than August 1, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, which must be returned by October 16, 2017.

For more information, visit: https://www.terraamericanart.org/what-we-offer/grant-fellowship- opportunities/exhibition-grants/

 


Aug 09 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Public Humanities Projects supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life. NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities programming. This grant program supports a variety of forms of audience engagement.

Applications should follow the parameters set out below for one of the following three program format:

Community Conversations: This format supports one- to two-year-long series of community-wide public discussions that bring together a diverse group of residents to address important topics relevant to their town or city, guided by the perspectives of the humanities. Applicants must demonstrate prior experience conducting public and nonpartisan dialogues about important topics.

Exhibitions: This format supports permanent exhibitions that will be on view for at least three years, or travelling exhibitions that will be available to public audiences in at least two venues in the United States (including the originating location). 

Historic Places: This format supports the interpretation of historic sites, houses, neighborhoods, and regions, which might include living history presentations, guided tours, exhibitions, and public programs.

NEH encourages projects that explore humanities ideas through multiple formats. Proposed projects may include complementary components: for example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website, mobile app, or discussion programs. The application must identify one primary format for the project and follow the application instructions for that format.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $1,000,000 are available.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include:

•City or township governments

•Private institutions of higher education

•Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

•Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

•Special district governments

•State governments

•County governments

•Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Due Date: August 9, 2017

For more information, visit: https://www.neh.gov/grants/public/public-humanities-projects

 


Aug 30 2017

The California Arts Council and the National Arts and Disability Center have partnered to provide small grants to arts organizations seeking to make their programs accessible for all. California -based arts organizations may request small grants to support the hiring or involvement of artists with disabilities in arts events, and/or to increase the attendance and enhance the experience for audiences with disabilities. Sample projects included:

•Services and supports to hire California artists with disabilities

•Increased access for audience members with disabilities to enjoy the full experience by creating alternative formats for materials such as: large print or Braille, audio description, ASL interpreter, and/or captioning

•Attendance at meetings, workshops, trainings that address accessibility

•Hiring a consultant to advise or provide training to improve the accessibility of the organization or its programs

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $500 to $2,000.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants must be:

•A California-based nonprofit arts organization with a history of arts programming for a minimum of three years prior to the time of application

•Local arts agency or unit of government with a history of arts programming for a minimum of three years prior to the time of application

•The applicant must demonstrate proof of nonprofit status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or section 23701d of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, or must be a unit of government 

•An applicant without nonprofit status may use a California-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit status, 501(c)(3)

Due Date: Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to a proposed event. This requirement is to ensure adequate time for promoting an event to the target community. The last date to turn in applications this year is August 30, 2017.

For more information, visit: https://www.semel.ucla.edu/nadc/grants

 


Sep 01 2017

The J.M. Kaplan Fund, through the Furthermore program, 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 th at 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." Applications must anticipate the press date by at least three months

Grant Amount: Grants range from $1,500 to $15,000.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicant organizations must be considered tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Private foundations may not apply. Trade publishers and public agencies may apply for grants in partnership with an eligible nonprofit sponsor.

Due Date: September 1, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.furthermore.org/index.html

 


Sep 11 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts, through the Our Town grant program, supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places – achieving these community goals through strategies that incorporate arts, culture, and/or design.

Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work - placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create or preserve a distinct sense of place.

Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking. Our Town requires partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities to achieve livability goals for communities. Our Town offers support for projects in two areas:

•Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects: These projects represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. 

•Projects that Build Knowledge about Creative Placemaking: These projects are available to arts and design service organizations, and industry, policy, or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work.

Through Our Town projects, the National Endowment for the Arts intends to achieve the following objective: Livability: American communities are strengthened through the arts.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $25,000 to $200,000 and require matching funds.

Eligibility:  The following applicants are eligible:

•County governments

•Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

•State governments

•Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

•Special district governments

•Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

•Private institutions of higher education

•Independent school districts

•City or township governments

Due Date: September 11, 2017

For more information, visit: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/our-town/introduction

 


Sep 14 2017

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, announces a call for entries for the 2017 Scholastic Art & writing Awards. Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in any one of twenty-nine categories of art and writing, including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script, and science fiction.

Student submissions are judged on the regional level by the alliances’ affiliates, with the top works then presented to national panels of creative leaders to determine which will receive the highest honors. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additionally, scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalist and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs.

Grant Amount: $10 million in total scholarships are available.

Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be in grades 7-12 in public, private, parochial, home-school, or out-of-school program in the United States or Canada, or in an American school abroad.

Due Date: September 14, 2017

For more information, visit: http://blog.artandwriting.org/2016/08/23/be-seen-be-heard-be- original/

 


Oct 01 2017

The Kress Foundation’s Digital Resources program supports the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history and primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); promising initiatives in online publishing; and innovative experiments in the field of digital art history. The program does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range between $12,000 and $70,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be a nonprofit institution with 501(c)(3) status based in the United States.

Due Date: October 1, 2017

For  more  information,  visit: http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/digital_resources/

 


Oct 01 2017

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its History of Art grant program, which supports scholarly projects that enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture, from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era.

Grants are awarded to 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 cata logs 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.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range between $1,000 and $100,000.

Eligibility: 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.

Due Date: October 1, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/default.aspx?id=142

 


Oct 01 2017

The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories: Preservation Implementation and Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation.

Preservation Implementation Grants are available to help individuals and large organizations enhance their ability to preserve their collections that embody the recorded sound heritage of North America. Large organizations are defined as organizations with annual budgets of $500,000 or more and/or are located within an institution that includes a library or museum or other division in which archiving, preservation, cataloguing and other related experts are accessible to the project.

The goal of the Preservation Implementation grant is to fund projects where the project materials have been identified and are in possession of the applicant, where preliminary assessment and planning has occurred, and where the applicant has addressed and/or is ready to implement the following:

•Prioritization of materials (based on uniqueness, historically significance, and at-risk status)

•Inventory and cataloging of the materials

•Stabilized, climate controlled storage of materials

•Address ownership or rights issues

•Identification of qualified staff and/or vendors

•Planned preservation methodology

•Identification of long-term storage

•Broad dissemination plan

Preservation Assistance Grants are available to help individuals and small to mid-sized organizations enhance their ability to preserve their collections that embody the recorded sound heritage of North America. Small to mid-sized organizations are defined as organizations with annual budgets of less than $500,000 and limited or no organizational access to “in-house” experts.

The goal of a Preservation Assistance grant is to fund the planning, assessment and preparation of recorded sound collections to be archived and preserved. Applicants must describe how they will draw on the knowledge and expertise of their staff and/or outside consultants whose preservation skills are related to the type of collection and nature of activities that are the focus of the project. A department with a budget of less than $500,000, located within an institution with a budget of more than $500,000 such as a library, museum or other organization in which archiving, preservation, cataloguing and other related experts are accessible to the project, should apply under the Implementation category and incorporate planning into their request as needed.

Grant Amount: Preservation Implementation grants range up to $20,000. Preservation Assistance grants range up to $5,000.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization or an individual.

Due Date: Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than October 1, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

For more information, visit: http://www.grammymuseum.org/programs/grants-program

 


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