AMERICAN INDIAN SUMMER INSTITUTE
July 16 - 21, 2006 - Los Angeles, CA. Presented by the FOX Entertainment
Group Diversity Development Department in association with the Native
Media and Technology Network. Twenty American Indian participants
experience behind-the-scenes of the entertainment industry in an
intensive six-day hands-on workshop, lecture series and field trips held
in Los Angeles. Participant desired age range is 18 and 25. Once in Los
Angeles, the Institute covers 100% of the cost of the program and
related expenses, including lodging and meals. Roundtrip travel to Los
Angeles is not included as part of these expenses. Native American
participants can apply for up to $500 for airfare through NAPT’s
Producer Opportunity Fund.
ART WITHIN LABS
$30 ENTRY FEE
Art Within Labs is a fellowship that fosters experimenting, innovating,
and advancing the way authentic faith is blended with great
storytelling. Compensation valued at $40,000 includes two dedicated
story coaches consulting on script development, four quarterly retreats
transportation & lodging, feedback from industry professionals, a staged
screenplay reading at Art Within’s Annual Symposium & Showcase in
Atlanta and a $10,000 cash award. The deadline for applications is
July 17, 2006.
SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION TRAVEL GRANT
SLF travel grants are awarded to assist writers (speculative fiction,
poetry, drama, creative nonfiction) in their research. They are not
currently available for academic research, though we hope to offer such
funds in the future. We are currently offering one $600 travel grant
annually, to be used to cover airfare, lodging, and/or other travel
expenses. Our travel grants will be awarded by a committee of SLF staff
members on the basis of interest and merit. Factors considered will
a one-page written description of the project in question, including
details on the travel location and an estimated completion date (no more
than 500 words)
a writing sample in the proposed genre (up to 10 pages of poetry, 10
pages of drama, or 5,000 words of fiction or creative nonfiction);
please note that the writing sample must be a solo work (work completed
only by the applicant)
a bibliography of previously-published work by the author (no more than
one page, typed); applicants need not have previous publications to
If awarded the grant, the recipient agrees to write a brief report of
their research experience (500-1,000 words) for our files, and for
possible public dissemination on our website. Deadline September 30,
SEA CHANGE COTTAGE RESIDENCY
Sea Change Cottage served as a bakery for the tiny Long Point settlement
in its years across the bay. Today, this beautiful antique home serves
as a unique retreat for artist and activists, women and men whose
artistic visions for social change – through performance, writing, and
the visual arts – are creating new possibilities and profound change in
their respective communities and beyond. Sea Change Residencies offer
four to eight week residencies and a stipend of $600 per week to
nominees deeply involved in a variety of movements, from radical
feminism to hip hop theatre, from anti-globalization to justice for
American Indians. The Sea Change Residencies’ values are simple: Support
artists and activists whose stunning work is re-creating definitions of
“center” and “margins”, whose commitment stems from a determination to
shift structures of power that are as common as air, and lethal to the
THE MAUREEN HAYES AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR
Funded from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing to honor Maureen
Hayes for her lifelong efforts to bring together children and
authors/illustrators. Used to pay for the honorarium and travel for a
visiting author/illustrator. Maximum amount of the award is $4,000. The
award will be given for three years, beginning in 2006. The deadline for
submissions for the second award year (2007) is December 1, 2006.
CALIFORNIA DOCUMENTARY PROJECT GRANTS
This grants program is designed to encourage documentarians of the new
millennium to create enduring images and text of contemporary California
life much like Dorothea Lange and John Steinbeck documented the Dust
Bowl era. The deadline for submitting proposals is October 2, 2006.
Application available at website.
KOKORO STUDIO RETREAT CENTER
RR1, Box 192
Castleton, VT 05735
(802) 273-2278; Fax: (802) 273-3402
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Located in the foothills of
the Green Mountains, offers artists a retreat space with an open studio
environment. Open to visual artists, writers, theater artists, and all
other disciplines. Brochures available.
JONATHAN LARSON PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION
The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation was created to provide
encouragement and financial assistance to composers, lyricists and book
writers as well as nonprofit producing companies. Our current priority
is on individual creative artists working in musical theatre. Grant
awards are based on merit and need, with particular attention to talent,
commitment and dedication to an ongoing career in musical theatre.
Average grant awards in prior years have ranged from $2,500 to $15,000.
Individuals may apply for general support for the ongoing development of
their work, or support for a particular project. Collaborators who work
together regularly are encouraged to apply as a team. United States
citizenship is not a requirement, but you must be eligible to work in
the U.S. and reside/work here on at least a part-time basis. Deadline:
September 15, 2006.
A ROOM OF HER OWN FOUNDATION
---$35 APPLICATION FEE
The annual Gift of Freedom award is up to $50,000 and is for creative
women who apply for support. To be selected for the Gift of Freedom,
women applicants not only must demonstrate their talent, but also their
motivation. We are looking for women who have solid creative goals and a
specific project to accomplish during the two-year term of the grant. We
are also interested in helping women who have a track record of
commitment to their art and who are also making a substantial effort to
be self-sufficient. The next award cycle will be in fall of 2006, and
will be for fiction. Deadline February 1, 2007.
CAPELLI D'ANGELI GRANTS
Capelli d'Angeli Foundation is dedicated to helping women artists with
cancer. Our MISSION is to encourage women artists who are dealing with
cancer at any stage, to focus on their art and their creative lives,
rather than on their illness. The aim of the Foundation is to help these
women maintain a positive attitude throughout the recovery process, by
offering individual artist grants and creating opportunities for artists
and writers to share their work.
SISTERS IN CRIME GRANTS
SINC is offering $300 grants to independent booksellers and libraries
who host Sisters in Crime authors! The grants must be used for
additional publicity or advertising of the event. Please tell your
favorite bookstore or library about them. We WANT to give away money!
CHANGE EMERGENCY FUNDS
P.O. Box 54, Captiva, FL 33924
Phone: (212) 473-3742
Awards of up to $1,000 for medical, living, or other emergencies. Open
to artists of all disciplines, with no U.S. geographical restrictions;
students are not eligible. Each applicant must submit a detailed letter
describing the financial emergency, copies of outstanding bills, medical
fee estimates, etc., and current financial statements, along with a
career resume, exhibition or performance announcements, slides or photos
of work and two letters of reference from someone in the affiliated
field (no video tapes). Only complete applications will be accepted.
Change, Inc does not issue more than one grant per person.
PEN AMERICAN CENTER WRITER'S FUND
The PEN Writers Fund is an emergency fund for professionally published
or produced—writers with serious financial difficulties. Depending on
the situation, the fund gives grants or loans of up to $1,000. The
maximum amount is given only under especially dire circumstances and
when monies are available. The PEN Fund for Writers and Editors with
HIV/AIDS, administered under the PEN Writers Fund, gives grants of up to
$1,000 to professional writers and editors who face serious financial
difficulties because of HIV or AIDS-related illness. The Writers Fund
does not exist for research purposes, to enable the completion of
writing projects, or to fund publications or organizations. The Writers
Fund Committee meets approximately every two months to review
AUTHORS LEAGUE FUND - EMERGENCY FUNDS
31 East 28th Street
New York, NY 10016
Main Phone: (212)268-1208
Main Fax: (212)564-5363
The Authors League Fund was established by the Authors League of
America, Inc., to help career authors and dramatists in the United
States and in financial distress due to an urgent situation. The Fund
makes interest-free loans to professional writers in need; for example,
writers with health problems and inadequate health insurance, or older
writers whose income has ceased. Loan-seekers must show need and
documentation of their professional status.
Method of contact: telephone, letter or email.
P.O. Box 5703
Portland, Oregon 97228
The fund helps professional science fiction and fantasy writers living
in the Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska deal
with the financial burden of illness.
AMERICAN POETS FUND - EMERGENCY FUNDS
The Academy of American Poets
584 Broadway, Suite 1208
New York, NY 10012
Assists poets of demonstrated ability who are in a state of urgent
financial need. Grants cannot be used to promote or otherwise enhance
literary talent or reputation, and applications are not accepted.
Academy Chancellors, Fellows, and prize winners may bring the
circumstances of qualifying poets to the attention of the American Poets
Fund committee by sending a letter of nomination, including specifics
about the nominee's current financial situation, to the Executive
Director of the Academy.
WRITERS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
(Formerly The Llewellyn Miller Fund of the American Society of
Journalists and Authors Charitable Trust )
1501 Broadway, Ste. 302
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 997-0947
FAX: (212) 768-7414
Financial relief assistance to established, professional freelance
writers of nonfiction books and magazine articles. Must be 60 years of
age or older, disabled, or who face crisis.
WRITER'S TRUST WOODCOCK FUND - EMERGENCY
90 Richmond Street East
Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario
416-504-8222 / F- 416-504-9090
Provides emergency funding for established writers in mid-project who
are facing financial crisis. Since its inception, the Woodcock Fund has
supported 103 Canadian writers in financial difficulty. The total amount
dispersed to date is $380,000.
JOHN ANSON KITTREDGE EDUCATIONAL FUND.
c/o Key Trust Company of Maine, P.O. Box
1054, Augusta, ME 04332 - Application Address, P.O. Box 2883, Cambridge,
Grants awarded to artists in very special
circumstances. $1,000 - $10,000. Initial contact by letter stating
purpose, amount requested, period of funding, supporting letter.
COMING SOON --
SHEILA M. ADDISON
The fund is sponsored by the author to honor
the memory of her best friend and to help inspiring writers residing in
Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia with financial burden
of getting self published. (Coming soon -- details to follow).