Emergency Relief for Artists + Makers Hit by Hurricane Harvey

If you sell your arts and crafts in an Etsy shop and your work and livelihood have been halted by Hurricane Harvey, then you may be able to get some support.

If you weren’t impacted by Hurricane Harvey maybe you can help–Etsy tweeted and also sent out email announcements that they are matching your donations:

 

Find out more at Cerf+ here.

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Business Accelerator Grant for Visual Artists

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Nicole McGarrell, the person who coordinates marketing partnerships for the fund, wrote–I am writing on behalf of The Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists to let you know about our unique Business Accelerator Grants for visual artists, and to ask you please to share this information with Artist Marketing Resources’s network. The fund provides professional working artists with direct financial assistance and support to help them become as skilled at managing their businesses as they are at creating their artwork (details below). Additionally, I’ve attached a flyer that has information about the grant.

The Clark Hulings Fund 2015 Business Accelerator Grant

The fund offers targeted financial assistance and business support to professional visual artists to help them boost their careers and succeed as managers of their art businesses. Applicants must detail exactly how the grant would help them undertake, improve, or expand a specific project. Examples of activities covered by the grant include mounting, casting, creating marketing materials, and transporting work to an exhibition. The fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work.

Timing: Applications accepted from September 1 through 30, 2015

Winners and finalists announced in November 2015

Amount:Two $5,000 grants (no fiscal sponsorship required)

Additional Benefits for Winners & Finalists:
  • Free 12-month subscription to ArtWorkArchive.com, a cloud-based inventory- and collection-tracking system that includes a public page for showcasing an artist’s work
  • The chance to interview an industry leader for our podcast, gaining knowledge and a networking connection
  • Exposure through the fund’s podcast, blog, and PR outreach efforts

Requirements: Applicants must be professional painters, artists working on paper, and/or sculptors who:

  • Employ traditional media (not including photography, film, or video)

  • Have had their work published and/or exhibited professionally

  • Are pursuing specific opportunities or projects for which financial support from CHF would make a substantive difference.

For submission guidelines and additional information, please visit www.clarkhulingsfund.org/guidelines

Our New Visual Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund Campaign

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Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund–let’s give artists what they need–time, funding, visibility–

Normally, we spring fully developed programs on our readers. But with this one, we are letting you in on the project and getting feedback as the project develops.

There is no shortage of artists around the world who would love to receive funding for exhibitions. There are many exhibition spaces who want to work with us, as well, so that we can assist artists to successfully show in their programs. The need is clear and present and made apparent to us daily.

There is much to be done. Guidelines and procedures need to be discusses, drafted and put into place within our project plan.

The first action phase of this new scholarship program is fundraising. We need donors, supporters and backers to create the scholarship fund. To  support our scholarship campaign click here.

Help us get the ball rolling!

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We’re using the Megafounder platform that takes 0% of funds raised and allows for an ongoing campaign with no all-or-nothing goal amount to set and reach, and no ending deadline date. We expect such lack of restrictions to allow our project to evolve, change and mature. Your web and mobile donations to our scholarship fund are processed via Stripe, which accepts payments from users globally in 139 currencies.

Artists around the world need support. Our new scholarship has no geographic restrictions. We understand, that in the Bahamas, where one Bahamian dollar equals one US dollar, there may be less need. But in Argentina, where it takes $8.52 Argentine Pesos to equal one US dollar– ( The currency symbol for the Argentine Peso is the dollar sign the same as it is for the US dollar)–the un-equal currency exchange rate my cause hardships. If an artist in Argentina wishes to participate in an online US-based exhibition opportunity that requires a submission fee of say $35.00 US dollars, the artist will have to pay $298.20 Pesos to participate.  In the Czech republic it takes $22.34 CZK or Kruna to equal one US dollar. So that $35.00 fee comes to $781.90 CZK. Both relatively large amounts of money in those countries. Perhaps you’ve never consider this before, but now you get the idea of how even paying a relatively small amount in US dollars can be a huge limiting factor to artists outside the US wishing to gain more international visibility.

The goal of our scholarship fund is to remove limiting fee obstacles for artists. With this new scholarship fund we will use monies raised to pay the exhibition fee for a select number of international artists, as well assist artists with promotional and other expenses.

Artist Marketing Resources will be administrating this new scholarship fund for visual artists, working in conjunction with ArtWorld and Exhibitions Without Walls.  We will offer a portion of our scholarship fund to cover the submission fees for a limited number of photographers and digital artists wishing to submit their art for online exhibitions with Exhibitions Without Walls. The scholarship fund also seeks to assist artists working in all media to exhibit in a physical gallery space in Amsterdam, New York City, and other locations via the ArtWorld exhibition projects. There are no fees to exhibit with the ArtWorld exhibition program.

We understand that some artists may be unable to participate due to the expenses to ship their artwork to gallery spaces and to travel to attend the exhibition to meet with gallerists and collectors. The goal of the scholarship fund is to provide needed assistance to artists.

As we said, the first phase of this new scholarship program is to raise funds. Help support artists here.

Once a balance of funds is available we will begin administering payments for artists as these funds allow. Follow this blog for updates and calls to artists for future funding opportunities.

Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund.

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Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund

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Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund–let’s give artists what they need–time, funding, visibility–

The first phase of the new scholarship program is to raise funds. You can support our scholarship campaign here.

Help us get the ball rolling!

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We’re using the Megafounder platform that takes 0% of funds raised and allows for an ongoing campaign with no all-or-nothing goal amount to set and reach, and no ending deadline date. We expect such lack of restrictions to allow our project to evolve, change and mature. Your web and mobile donations to our scholarship fund processed are via Stripe, which accepts payments from users globally in 139 currencies.

Artists around the world need support. Our new scholarship has no geographic restrictions. We understand, that in the Bahamas, where one Bahamian dollar equals one US dollar, there may be less need. But in Argentina, where it takes $8.52 Argentine Pesos to equal one US dollar– ( The currency symbol for the Argentine Peso is the dollar sign the same as it is for the US dollar)–the un-equal currency exchange rate my cause hardships. If an artist in Argentina wishes to participate in an online US-based exhibition opportunity that requires a submission fee of say $35.00 US dollars, the artist will have to pay $298.20 Pesos to participate.  In the Czech republic it takes $22.34 CZK or Kruna to equal one US dollar. So that $35.00 fee comes to $781.90 CZK. Both relatively large amounts of money in those countries. Perhaps you’ve never consider this before, but now you get the idea of how even paying a relatively small amount in US dollars can be a huge limiting factor to artists outside the US wishing to gain more international visibility.

The goal of our scholarship fund is to remove limiting fee obstacles for artists. With this new scholarship fund we will use monies raised to pay the exhibition fee for a select number of international artists, as well assist artists with promotional and other expenses.

Artist Marketing Resources will be administrating this new scholarship fund for visual artists. Working in conjunction with Exhibitions Without Walls, we will offer a scholarship to cover the submission fees for a limited number of photographers and digital artists wishing to submit their art to exhibitions. The scholarship fund also seeks to assist artists working in all media to exhibit in a physical gallery space in Amsterdam via the ArtWorld exhibition projects. There are no fees to exhibit with the ArtWorld exhibition program in conjunction with gallerist, Ella Arps of Arps&Co. In 2014 Arps&Co set up its aptly named Win-Win program for emerging artists. The program was marketed by Artists Marketing Resources, with Artworld providing a permanent online exhibition, editorial and community support. Win-Win delivered solo exhibitions in Amsterdam, so far, for about a dozen emerging artists chosen from around one hundred applicants worldwide. Arps&Co were responsible for the selection, curation, organization and provision of the exhibition space (the Window Gallery, a modest venue outside the Amsterdam city center). The artists met their own travel, shipping and accommodation costs, and were expected to make an ex gratis payment to a small arts’ education based charity,  TeachForLife, itself based in Amsterdam. Win-Win was very well received by the artists and Arps&Co signed a number of promising young talents. On several occasions, the exhibitions of artists from the smaller countries were attended by the ambassador of the artists’s country or at least the cultural attaché. One artist himself secured an repeat exhibition in the Mexican Embassy in The Hague.

We understand that some artists may be unable to participate due to the expenses to ship their artwork to the gallery and travel to attend the exhibition to meet with gallerists, collectors, and ambassadors. The goal of the scholarship fund is to provide needed assistance to artists.

The first phase of this new scholarship program is to raise funds. Help support artists here.

Note: the fundraising platform we are using takes 0% of funds raised and allows for an ongoing campaign with no all-or-nothing goal amount to reach and no ending deadline date.

Once a balance of funds is available we will begin administering payments for artists as these funds allow. Follow this blog for updates and calls to artists for future funding opportunities.

Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund.

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Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing

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Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing

Open to: Candidates in the early stages of their careers and who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking
Grant: First grants are in the amount of CAD$15,000 each, and second and third grants are in the amount of CAD$18,000 each

Awards are limited to candidates in the early stages of their careers and who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. The terms of the Foundation’s Charter preclude consideration of non-objective art.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a grant, candidates must:

  • have already started or completed training in an established school of art; and/or
  • demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career.

Grant

First grants are in the amount of CAD$15,000 each, and second and third grants are in the amount of CAD$18,000 each. The foundation reserves the right to award grants in other amounts.

Application

You can apply by filling the application form, along with reproductions of six recent works (one image per work) – on CD only – preferably completed within the past two years, but definitely no longer than three years ago. Sculptors may send two images of six different works for a maximum of twelve images.

Important Information

  • The Foundation will not accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, craft-makers or any artist whose work falls primarily into these categories.
  • Grants are made directly to the beneficiaries – not through other organizations.
  • The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year.

Contact Information

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
Email: greenshields@bellnet.ca

1814 Sherbrooke Street West
Suite no. 1
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E4
Quebec H3H 1E4

Full details on The Official Website
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.com/2012/01/10/elizabeth-greenshields-foundation-grants-for-artists/#ixzz2JsE3eLah

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.com/2012/01/10/elizabeth-greenshields-foundation-grants-for-artists/#ixzz2JsDcpNxP