Museum of Art

GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS

Award / Funder: Smithsonian Institution Minority Internships
Description: The Office of Fellowships offers a number of opportunities to increase participation of minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. Stipend awards are available for interns through the Minority Student Awards Program to participate in supervised ongoing research, or museum-related activities for periods of ten weeks. Minority undergraduate and beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: October 1, 2010
Link: http://www.si.edu/ofg/ofgapp.htm

Award / Funder: Architecture – The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Description: Grants for projects that investigate the contemporary condition, expand historical perspectives, or explore the future of architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society (Ex: publications, exhibitions, installations, conferences, films, new-media projects) Includes Production/Presentation Grants to individuals and organizations and Research/ Development Grants to individuals. Criteria for evaluation includes potential for promoting diversity in subject matter, participants, and audience. (Topics explored in past grants include African-American Architects, Racial Politics, Spatial Impact of Racial Subordination, and Landscapes of Race and Ideology).
Deadline: Individuals 09/15/2010
Link: http://www.grahamfoundation.org/foundation/grantguidelines.asp

Award / Funder: Documentary Photography Audience Engagement Grant – Open Society Institute
Description: The Audience Engagement Grant (formerly the Distribution Grant) supports innovative projects that use existing bodies of work to actively engage audiences on human rights and social justice issues. Projects should include a partnership between individuals and organizations that combines expertise in documentary photography with experience working on the topic or community the project addresses.
Deadline: 7/23/2010
Link: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography/focus_areas/engagement/guidelines

Award / Funder: Access to Artistic Excellence, FY 2011 – National Endowment for the Arts
Description: Support is available to organizations for projects that do one or more of the following: Provide opportunities for artists to create, refine, perform, and exhibit their work. Present artistic works of all cultures and periods. Preserve significant works of art and cultural traditions. Enable arts organizations and artists to expand and diversify their audiences. Provide opportunities for individuals to experience and participate in a wide range of art forms and activities. Enhance the effectiveness of arts organizations and artists. Employ the arts in strengthening communities. The Arts Endowment is particularly interested in projects that extend the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
Deadline: 8/12/2010
Link: http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/UpdateOffer?id=17407

Award / Funder: Astraea Visual Arts Fund – The Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice
Description: Recognizes the work of contemporary lesbian visual artists within the U.S., in the following categories: sculpture, painting in any medium, print, drawing, work on paper, and mixed media. This fund does not include film/video, or photography submissions.
Deadline: 9/7/2010
Link: http://www.astraeafoundation.org/grants/grant-applications-and-deadlines/#visual_arts

Award / Funder: American Research in the Humanities in China Fellowship – American Council of Learned Societies
Description: This program is open to scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application. Applicants must submit a carefully formulated research proposal that reflects an understanding of the present Chinese academic and research environment. The proposal should include a persuasive statement of the need to conduct the research in China. Those submitting a joint proposal must apply individually. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars. Fellowship tenure is from four months to one year of continuous research in China.
Deadline: 9/29/2010
Link: http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=524

Award / Funder: ArtsLink Projects – Visual & media arts
Description: ArtsLink Projects provides support to US artists, curators, presenters and arts organizations undertaking projects in Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Applicants must be working with an artist or organization in that region and projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both the US and the host country. Support is provided to create new work that draws inspiration from interaction with artists and the community in the US; to establish mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and expertise between artists, arts organizations and the local community and to pursue artistic cooperation that will enrich creative or professional development or has potential to expand the community’s access to the art of other cultures.
Deadline: 1/15/2011
Link: http://www.cecartslink.org/grants/artslink_projects/

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: The Arts Council of the African Studies Association
Description: The Arts Council of the African Studies Association is seeking papers proposals for a various panels for the upcoming Triennial Symposium to be held in Los Angeles March 23 to 26, 2011. Please respond the the individual panel organizers if you have a paper to propose. 1. Marketing African Contemporary Art: The role of commercial galleries in the shaping of artistic careers and discourse. This panel will explore the influence of commercial galleries on the identification and shaping of the careers of African artists. Pamela Allara, Associate Professor emerita, contemporary art and visual culture Brandeis University Allara@brandeis.edu; 2. Documentary/Archive? The panel seeks to explore the extent to which contemporary South African documentary practices might be trapped in a social-realist mode in which the archive plays a central mediating role. We are seeking papers that examine the different ‘documentary’ or ‘factual’ modes in post-apartheid South African photography, as well as how archival and other factors have ameliorated stasis and change within the genre. Rory.Bester@wits.ac.za; 3. Africa and Its Diasporas in the Market Place: Cultural Resources and the Global Economy This panel encourages the submission of papers that explore how the public and private sectors value traditional and contemporary African art, and how value is justified by both tangible and intangible properties
Deadline: 9/15/2010
Link: http://www.acasaonline.org/conf_next.htm