Friday, October 18, 2013

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Deadline: November 1, 2013. The Asian Cultural Council supports international dialogue, understanding, and respect through cultural exchange and nurtures the individual talents of artists and scholars in Asia and the United States. Asian Cultural Council grants are open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States or citizens and permanent residents of the countries of Asia, from Afghanistan eastward through Japan and Indonesia.

Deadline: November 1, 2013. The Glass House Collective is seeking artists or artist teams to work within the East Chattanooga community for one year. Two artists or artist teams will be selected to receive up to $30,000. Over the course of one year, artists will implement projects that address one or more priority areas identified by resident stakeholders including community engagement, neighborhood safety, and beautification.

Deadline: November 4, 2013. New Music USA will provide between 100–150 musicians with project grants ranging from $250–$20,000 each to support music projects that involve premieres of new music through a live performance or recording. Requests can come from individuals or organizations, and projects can take place up to two years past the deadline or up to six months prior. New Music USA is especially interested in funding artists directly for their work, whether that involves creating, engaging, performing, or something else.

Deadline: November 5, 2013. A program of the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca All Access supports working filmmakers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry with grants and other resources. The program seeks feature-length narrative and documentary submissions from established and emerging filmmakers whose team includes a U.S.-based director or screenwriter. Five narrative filmmakers and five documentary filmmakers will each receive a grant of $15,000 to use toward the development, production, post-production, or marketing of their project. Grantees automatically qualify for the Creative Promise Award of $10,000, which is awarded to one narrative project and one documentary project at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Deadline: November 26, 2013. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation seeks high-achieving college seniors or recent college graduates with financial need who plan to begin a graduate degree program in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing. This award offers up to $50,000 per year for up to three years study at an accredited graduate institution in the United States or abroad. In 2014, the Foundation will select up to 20 recipients for this award.

Deadline: December 2, 2013. A Blade of Grass (ABOG) provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. ABOG is inviting letters of interest for its Fellowship for Engaged Art to promote art as a catalyst for social change. Project proposals in which co-creation with non-artists are highly encouraged. Artists may not currently be enrolled as students and must be legal residents of the United States or U.S. citizens and at least 25 years of age.

Deadline: December 6, 2013. The Creative Work Fund invites letters of inquiry for projects featuring literary artists or performing artists working in collaboration with nonprofit organizations. A literary or performing arts project may culminate in any form, but it must feature a lead artist with a strong track record as a literary/performing artist.

Deadline: January 13, 2014. Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000–$200,000. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with arts and/or design organizations and artists, seek to: improve their quality of life, encourage greater creative activity, foster stronger community identity and a sense of place, and revitalize economic development.
Calls for Entries

Deadline: October 30, 2013. The City of Asheville is requesting qualifications from artists, architects, and design professionals who are capable of creating and installing a permanent exterior public art feature above the public parking garage exit at the North side of the Aloft Hotel on Aston Street. The 51 Biltmore Public Art Project is intended to enhance the sense of local identity in downtown Asheville, as well as compliment the architecture of the Aloft Hotel and is part of the City’s Percent for Art Program.

Deadline: November 1, 2013. The Albuquerque Arts Board and the Sundowner Art Sign Selection Committee invite U.S. artists to create light-based (neon, LED, or other) artwork on the old Sundowner Motel sign structure that sits along Central Ave. This is an urban space that suggests a conceptual, off-beat design, one that makes viewers look twice. A budget of $30,000 is available for selected artist/design team.

Deadline: November 7, 2013. The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to create an integrated artwork in streetscape developments connecting to the Elliott Bay waterfront. The call is one of a series of calls for permanent and temporary artworks along the redeveloped Seattle waterfront. This call is open to professional artists working in the United States and Canada. The total project budget is estimated to be $200,000, all-inclusive of travel expenses, taxes, fabrication, delivery, installation, and other project costs.

Deadline: December 6, 2013. The Albuquerque BioPark Zoo is in search of woodcarvers and artists working primarily in wood to create artworks out of several trees damaged from summer storms. Instead of removing them, Zoo staff would like some of them to be turned into artworks. The themes for the artworks include, but are not limited to, zoo animals and local flora and fauna.

Deadline: December 15, 2013–January 15, 2014. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers invites teens in grades 7–12 to submit work in one of 28 categories for a chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists. Student submissions are judged on the regional level. The top winning works are then presented to national panels to determine which will receive the highest honors.

Deadline: January 27, 2014. The Kennedy Center invites musicians with a disability, ages 14 to 25, to enter the 2014 VSA International Young Soloists Competition. The competition is open to international and domestic musicians, soloists, and ensembles of two to five members of all genres. The VSA International Young Soloists Competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from the United States and around the world, and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. These emerging musicians receive $2,500, professional development opportunities, and a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Recruiting Officers

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To networking and build quality relationships among college students to help them with their career goals by providing real world situations in the community. Also to travel as a group to artistic and entertainment related activities in the Central Florida area, visit beaches, and art related adventures. To build an alumni network to share job leads with the group. Our group's purpose is for networking with college students. We have a monthly meeting to talk about our goals and build friendships and help students find employment after graduation.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Florida Residents - URGENT - CALL TO ACTION

Keep Film Going in Florida

As you are all most probably aware, the 2013 legislative session is in full swing - budgets have been submitted from the Governor's Office, the House of Representatives and the Senate - none of which include the additional funding for our Film & Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive program that we have been advocating for these past of yet.

While this is by no means good news, it is not yet a "fait accomplis" - there is still much time for us to act and voice our request for additional funds for the Film & Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive program.

We are requesting that concerned members of the film and entertainment production industries take some time between now and Wednesday to email the legislators/public officials listed below:

Executive Branch
Governor Rick Scott
Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope
House of Representatives
Speaker Will Weatherford
Chairman Ritch Workman
Chairman Jimmy Patronis
Chairman Eddy Gonzalez
Rep. Manny Diaz
Chairman Ed Hooper
President Don Gaetz
Chairman Andy Gardiner
Chair Nancy Detert
Sen. Jack Latvala

Let these legislators/public officials know that you work in the film and entertainment production industry or have benefited from the industry, and tell them what the incentive means to you personally. Thank them for their past support and ask for their support this legislative session for our three (3) key legislative priorities:

  • Additional funding for the remaining fiscal years of program - the tax credits allocated to the program are completely certified and we have now "conditionally" certified close to $40million in potential projects; soon Florida will begin turning away or losing projects due to lack of adequate funding for the program;
  • Adequate funding for the Office of Film & Entertainment so that the  office can continue to properly oversee, administer and market this tremendously successful program;
  • Additional long-term commitment to the program in the form of additional years or no sunset - this will encourage more long-term investment and growth.

Remind these legislators/public officials that our incentive program is performance-based, it's "Florida-centric" and it has been a huge success creating thousands of new jobs for Florida workers, bringing new money to our local communities and spawning financial investment throughout the state.

Most importantly, please remain polite and respectful - these legislators are our most powerful allies. For your convenience, we have created a template letter to legislators - it is posted in our "Advocacy Toolkit" on this site - click the link below to access the letter:

We greatly appreciate your time and assistance with this issue - thank you for your continued support!

SHEENA FOWLER | Orlando Film Commissioner
Metro Orlando Film Commission
A Division of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
301 E. Pine Street, Suite 900 | Orlando, Florida 32801
p 407.422.7159 x262 | c 407.923.3454 | f 407.425.6428

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Wholehearted Short Film Online Contest

Wholehearted is gaining momentum on the film festival circuit.

The film is currently running in the FirstGlance Short Online Contest. If you've been wanting to see Wholehearted, here is your chance! Good news, part 4: All films are available to view online from now thru May 14th! Entries will receive awards based on votes, so please sign up and/or pass the link along. If you wish to vote for Wholehearted, just fill in your name, email address, create a password, and hit “login or sign up." Then simply click on the “vote” button under the Wholehearted thumbnail. Voting refreshes on a 24-hour basis, so by all means, vote more than once if you are inspired to do so!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Call for Artists in Central Florida

Exciting news from Orlando Fringe! 

This year Visual Fringe will have its own space in a 13,000 sq ft warehouse on Alden Rd. (near the Fringe office). 

In addition to the usual space at Orlando Shakes, festivities will include a weekend art market, artist-designed indoor putt-putt course, live music, food trucks and more!

Artists who are interested in the putt-putt, installation or street art can contact

Apply at this link 

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