Theater, Dance and Rhetoric

GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS

Award / Funder: Cultural Exchange Fund / Association of Performing Arts Presenters 
Description: The Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program that assists U.S.-based presenters working to build partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies, and their collaborators to promote the display of work by artists from around the world in its own cultural context. In promoting cross-cultural arts programming, Arts Presenters strongly encourages travel to the following locations (including but not limited to): the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Arts Presenters will award travel subsidies to individual presenters, presenting organizations, and to groups of presenters traveling to see the work of artists, companies, and/or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators. All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Deadline: November 15, 2010
Link: http://www.apapconference.org/cultural-exchange-fund-application-guidelines-final.html

Award / Funder: Arts / Nathan Cummings Foundation
Description: The foundation’s program in Arts & Culture supports artistic practices, programs and policies that encourage cross-cultural and multidisciplinary collaborations, and give voice to the issues and experiences of underrepresented communities, in order to build a stronger society.
Deadline: Invited proposals due August 15th, but Letters of Inquiry accepted any time
Link: http://www.nathancummings.net/arts/

Award / Funder: Film Projects – All Roads Seed Grant Program – National Geographic 
Description: The All Roads Seed Grant Program funds film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers year-round and from all reaches of the globe. The program seeks filmmakers who bring their lives and communities to light through first-person storytelling.
Deadline: Quarterly on the 15th of each March, June, September, and December
Link: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/all-roads/seed-grants/

Award / Funder: Tournées Film Festival / The French American Cultural Exchange (FACE)
Description: FACE is accepting applications from U.S. colleges and universities for the Tournées Festival. The Festival’s purpose is to encourage colleges to begin their own self-sustaining French film festivals, thereby furthering French-American cultural exchange. 
Deadline: 10/01/2010
Link: http://www.facecouncil.org/tournees/index.html

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: Humanities Writing Competition – UNC Institute of African American Research
Description: The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will offer a $1000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the Arts and Humanities that yields a historically-grounded script on a topic of African American research. Established and aspiring scholars and writers with expertise in creative writing, literary criticism, philosophy, history, communications, performance studies, sociocultural anthropology, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Submitted scripts will be considered for production. There are no limits on the historical time frame or genre of writing.
Deadline: 9/1/2010
Link: http://aar.slu.edu/announce.html#OTHER

Award / Funder: Enduring Questions grant program – National Endowment for the Humanities
Description: The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day. The Enduring Questions program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s new Bridging Cultures initiative. Such projects could focus on cultures internationally or within the United States. International projects might seek to enlarge Americans’ understanding of other places and times, as well as other perspectives and intellectual traditions. American projects might explore the great variety of cultural influences on, and myriad subcultures within, American society. These projects might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest.
Deadline: 9/15/2010
Link: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/EnduringQuestions.html

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: Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Description: Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. The Radcliffe Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.
Deadline: The deadline for applicants in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is 1 October. The deadline for applicants in natural sciences and mathematics is 15 November.
Link: http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/apply.aspx?CFID=9896908&CFTOKEN=94185560

Award / Funder: Tournées Festival – FACE (French American Cultural Exchange)
Description: FACE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting contemporary creative work in the context of French-American cultural and educational exchange, has announced a new season of the Tournées Festival, a program designed to help bring contemporary French cinema to college and university campuses in the United States. Qualifying candidates must plan to show the films for which they are seeking support as part of a festival, and screenings of all films must take place within a one-month period. The festival should consist of a minimum of five films. The films may be presented as part of a larger festival of French or international films.  Deadline: October 1, 2010, for those planning a spring program.
Link: http://www.facecouncil.org/tournees/index.html

Award / Funder: William F. Sibley Memorial Translation Prize – University of Chicago
Description: In keeping with William Sibley’s lifelong devotion to translation and to the place of literature in the classroom, up to three awards of $2500 each will be offered for the translation from Japanese into English of a work of fiction, poetry, or drama (including screenplays), or scholarship in literary studies, broadly understood. To encourage classroom use and comparative research, the winning entries will be published on the Center for East Asian Studies website. Submissions should be on the scale of short story rather than novel, on the one hand, but a body of poetry rather than single poems, on the other. Essays, reportage, and criticism are all genres for consideration. Retranslations of works previously translated, especially of premodern literature, may also be submitted.
Deadline: 12/1/2010
Link: http://ealc.uchicago.edu/SibleyPrize.pdf

Award / Funder: Jacobs Research Funds – Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington
Description: Grants for anthropological and linguistic research working with Native American (First Nations) peoples. Grants are given for work on problems in language, social organization, political organization, religion, mythology, music, other arts, psychology and folk science. Priority is given to research on the Pacific Northwest (the Pacific Coast from Northern California to Alaska and the Columbia Plateau in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho). However, research on other areas in Canada, the continental United States, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and South America will be funded if possible.
Deadline: 2/15/2011
Link: http://depts.washington.edu/jacobsf/application.html

Award / Funder: ArtsLink Projects – Performing arts & literature
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.
Deadline: 1/13/2012
Link: http://www.cecartslink.org/grants/artslink_projects/

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – American
Description: Panels include Chicas, Nǚhái, Batang babae: Girlhood in Contemporary Ethnic American Literature, Discourse on Democratic Identity & Freedom: Douglass, Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, The Early Black Atlantic: African Muslims and African Diasporic Narratives, Family Formations in Contemporary Multiethnic American Literature, Gender, Sexuality and New Perspectives in Asian American Literature and Cinema, Label Me Latina or Latino, No Longer Silent: Trauma in Contemporary Asian American (Korean) Literature, Pan-American Immigration Narratives, ‘Savages we call them’: Imagining the Native in Early American Literature, Suddenly Everyone Has a Cherokee Great-Grandmother: Teaching Native Literatures, The Text of the Body: Art, Technology, Slavery. and Empire in the 19th century, Toni Morrison and Marilynne Robinson: Revisioning the American West
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#american

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – British and Anglophone
Description: Panels include African Modernisms, African Modernities, The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century, Contemporary Theatre in South Africa, New Old Stories: Reinventing African Narratives in Black British Fiction
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#british

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – Cultural Studies and Film
Description: Panels include Affects and Spaces in Latin American Cinema, Performance and Literature, Concepts of Identity in Post-colonial African Culture, Experimentation in Latin American Film, Figuring Diversity in the Cultural Imaginary, New Media and the Asian Diaspora, Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, Representations of Disability in Literature and Culture, Transnational Relations: Sexuality and Body Traffic across the Global Village
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#culturalstudiesandfilm

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – German
Description: Panels include Hybrid Identities: Second Generation Immigrants (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Images of Eastern Europe in Recent German Literature and Film,Rafik Schami – The Poet and Storyteller
Deadline: 9/30/2010
Link: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#german

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Western Social Science Association
Description: The Western Social Science Association invites papers and panels on American Studies topics for its 53rd annual conference, April 13-16, 2011, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The WSSA’s annual meeting presents panels in 30 different academic fields, offering an extensive, interdisciplinary range of subjects for scholars to explore. Individual paper — or panel — proposals on American Studies topics could be submitted. The subjects may range broadly across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Send a 150-word abstract and c.v. by 1 December 2010 to: daniel.mcinerney@usu.edu — or to Prof. Daniel J. McInerney, WSSA-American Studies Program Chair, Department of History, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-0710. Scholars willing to serve as moderators/discussants should indicate their research specialties.
Deadline: 12/1/2010
Link: http://wssa.asu.edu/conferences/default.htm

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: “Latino Cultures of NYC.” New York Institute of Technology  -seventh interdisciplinary conference- March 4, 2011
Description: Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-day conference at NYiT’s Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 4, 2011. This interdisciplinary conference will focus on the Latino cultures of New York City and its surrounding areas. At a moment when Latino migration to the United States has become a hot-button political issue and Latino culture continues to exert phenomenal worldwide influence, we propose to examine and discuss the historical and current role New York City, or other urban spaces, play in Latino culture, and how Latino migration has changed the way such sites are conceived. We welcome paper proposals that analyze these issues from both geopolitical and rhetorical perspectives; we are particularly interested in fresh readings of Latino cultural objects (defined widely – either produced by Latino subjects or focusing on Latino culture), including literature, film, music, visual art, websites, video games, or television.
Deadline: 12/1/2010
Link: http://www.latinoculturesnyc.com/

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Hip Hop and the Literary: A special issue of African American Review
Description: African American Review solicits articles applying the tools of literary theory and criticism to hip hop artistry. We invite a variety of literary methods and approaches. Scholars such as Imani Perry and Adam Bradley have published recently on hip hop poetics; articles for this special issue might, then, deepen and extend this nascent body of work with new considerations of rap as lyric form. Articles may also examine hip hop as narrative, a medium of storytelling – and even as discourse, a constituent of language as well as a creative cultural practice. Individual or comparative analyses of particular performances and recordings are welcome, as are broader theoretical considerations of hip hop as literary, cultural, and linguistic artifact. Inquiries and queries encouraged. E-mail completed essays (not to exceed 8,500 words) to cjenki@hunter.cuny.edu
Deadline: 12/31/2010
Link: http://aar.slu.edu/announce.html#CALL_FOR_SUBMISSIONS