Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing


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.


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.


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.


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

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

Full details on The Official Website
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New Amazon CD Trade In Program Gets You Store Credit + More Space

Have art books on your Amazon wish list you’d really love to get? ( I know my wish list is long.) Have CDs taking up space?

Amazon recently announced that they are offering a CD Trade-In Program…

Once limited to more expensive trade-in items camera gear, Kindle, iPad, iPhones, and Android tablets, Amazon’s CD Trade-In Program now let’s you search for CDs to trade-in (if they meet their acceptability criteria), ship them for free at their cost, and after processing, receive an Amazon Gift Card directly into your account.

Trade-in values start at $0.50 and go up to $6.40, $10.00 etc.

Amazon does not resell used CDs, though a variety of used and like-new offerings are available through their marketplace. It’s actually third-party merchants handling this trade-in process. If you’ve migrated to an all digital library  and still have CDs taking up space, this Amazon trade in offer may be the way to go.

Gallery TPW Call for Submissions

Call For Submissions:

Gallery TPW welcomes exhibition proposals from local, national and international artists in all stages of their careers.

Gallery TPW pays artist fees –read the full submission guidelines here:

Length of exhibitions: Approximately 4-1/2 weeks

Insurance: All exhibitions are insured against fire and theft

Please include the following with your submission:

  1. Artist’s Statement and Exhibition Proposal: a concise 1-2 page summary of the work submitted.
  2. 10 to 20 images – digital format on Mac accessible CD. DO NOT send digital images as Power Point presentations. Time-based work should be in DVD format.
  3. All images must be labeled with a corresponding image list describing dimensions of work, media, title and year of production.
  4. C.V. or other biographical information.
  5. Copies of press reviews and other support material, if available.
  6. The dates the work will be available.
  7. Self-addressed stamped envelope (S.A.S.E.).

Blogger note: This is just one of many more opportunities on our PDF lists.

Naive Emerging Artists Operating on Assumption + Attitude

Sunday News after the Passing

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Some emerging artists maintain a fantasy that someone will search the web for details and put together news about them. They may even expect this and assume that is how things will happen for them. When asked for a press release or if they have a news room, in comes the attitude! They don’t have time, don’t want to “sell out”(!?) or “become corporate”(!?).

Guess what?! Your good friend, spouse, partner or a paid assistant might search the web about you and put together a news room for you but why would a news writers do all that work for free? If you want press coverage–whether an article published in a traditional print newspaper or magazine, or an online article by a contributing writer for Yahoo! or Technorati news or for a blog, then you will need to provide lots of new and up-to-date information to the writer!

Become a Press Friendly Artist (article details news rooms and why you should have one and how to get a news room).

Another assumption some emerging artists make is that news writers rehashing old content found online and turn that into an article. Wrong! Guess what news writers need? News! That news may be your exhibit, open studio, new CD or DVD, your new book, the competition you won, your fascinating art-making technique, a new project, a new website community,a new shop, a new product, etc.

Any news article writer appreciates receiving a press release! All your details should be in a press release. (It is far too time consuming for the writer of any article to track down details about an artist! It is unrealistic to ask them to do so). Send your press release so the writer can formulate and ask questions from the information in the press release.  If you have news you should write a press release and send it out to all appropriate contacts. If you send out a press release it is likely that you will get an article published about your art that will bring you valuable exposure, attention, and increased sales.

6 Month EBOOK Anniversary 27% Discount

The ebook– Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions by Marie Kazalia became available to artists in April of 2011–ISBN 978-0-615-47557-8   ebook: 90 pages

Visual artists, the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook contains:

  • cover letters for you to adapt and use for making your own submissions
  • cover letters that can be used by artists working in any media,
  • insider tips
  • how to get your art viewed by those in positions to help your art career
  • 100′s of resource links
  • how to contacting art gallerists
  • how to contact museum curators
  • how to get your art represented by corporate art consultants
  • how to get contracts for your art with Giclee print companies
  • how to get contracts with art licensing companies
  • how to get your art on calendars
  • how to get your art printed on CD music inserts
  • how to get free PR
  • how to create your own artist opportunities
  • how to generate income streams to support their art making practice
  • this ebook will save the artist time– on a daily basis, and months and years of trial and error
  • The letter formats are tried and have brought results for artists

The sample letters in this ebook are based on actual letters used to obtain solo exhibitions, lucrative art licensing contracts, representation with top artist agencies, and representation for lucrative Giclee print sales internationally.

To mark the 6 month anniversary of my ebook I am offering a special  27% discount off cover price to my newsletter and blog subscribers.

Take advantage of the special discounted price of $19.95USD today!


Information Page with Discount Buy Button Available in October only–Buy Today to get the discount.



Latest Technorati Article and a glitch

R. Weis Excitable Audible Album Cover

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, sound artist R. Weis sent me his latest CD. After I listened to it, he sent his press release, and the jpegs of himself and his CD album cover I requested for my Technorati article.

I wrote my article and submitted it to Technorati news editors around midnight, expecting morning publication. The next morning the notice oddly absent. As the day progressed, I received no notice that my article had gone live. That afternoon, R. Weis emailed thanking me for the article. I hadn’t even known it had been published! I found my article and the noticed it had been published at 9:28 a.m., yet I had not received the automated email notice of publication.  I contacted the Technorati editors and received an immediate reply that they had experienced a glitch of two that morning.

Here is the article:

Sound Artist R. Weis Makes Music From Everyday Objects On New  EXCITABLE AUDIBLE CD

by Marie Kazalia for Technorati news

Artists Pooling Resources for New Amazon Store


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Dear Artists and Readers of Artist Marketing Resources blog

The Transmedia Artist Amazon Store is set-up  to sell original art and artist products (such as posters).

The advantage to selling on Amazon is that Amazon has millions of shoppers and the holiday buyer season

is approaching.

If you have a Giclee print or two (etc) you would like to sell in the Transmedia Amazon store.

All sales are on commission basis, but to list, each item must have a UPC or EAN or ISBN etc code.

UPC codes are purchased in blocks of 100.

One artist may not need 100 UPC codes (for $760USD and up to thousands)

So I have purchased 100 UPC codes and will share the UPC codes with each artist

listing in my Transmedia Artist Amazon store.

Or if you wish to purchase your own,

codes can be purchased online here:

Here is the link to the PDF of terms for selling in the Amazon Transmedia Artist Store:

If you would like to take part in the Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro Store sales


Marie Kazalia, Artist Marketing Resources blog owner, and group owner on LinkedIN, Transmedia Artist Marketing owner (


6 Brick and Mortar Galleries Accepting Email Submissions from Artists

This New York CIty Art Gallery is Accepting Email Submissions from Artists, provided they are within the gallery guidelines:

Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, 37 West 57th Street, New York, NY  Artist Submission Guidelines:The Gallery accepts artist submissions only under the following conditions:
1. Artwork submitted for review must be realist painting, drawing or sculpture. No exceptions.
2. Email (3) THREE low-res jpegs only, plus one detail. No other attachments.
3. Include the title, year executed, medium and dimensions of each piece submitted in the body of the email.
4. Include a brief description of your work, written in English.
5. No links, no CDs, no slides, no artist statements.
6. Email submissions


3 Art Galleries in California accepting artist submissions via email. See sites for details:

5 Claude Lane Gallery,  5 Claude Ln. San Francisco(415) 956-1310

Market Street Gallery, 1554 Market St. San Francisco (415) 290-1441

Paragone Gallery 621 West Knoll Drive West Hollywood, CA 90069

Elsewhere in the US:

Wilde Meyer Gallery in Arizona is accepting email submissions:

18 Rabbit Gallery in Florida, accepts email submissions that curators keep on file for future exhibitions


Would you like to review a lot more art galleries?<ClickHere

Swing Space Gallery call for artists

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: IMPACT (October 6–27, 2011) is the inaugural exhibition at the College of Arts and Sciences Swing Space Gallery.

For the exhibition IMPACT, swing space gallery is seeking submissions from artists and writers who are immigrants or the children of immigrants.

The exhibition, and related programming, are presented in conjunction with the international conference Immigration: What is at Stake? (October 20–21)  at the Ohio State University–Columbus Campus. Visit: for more information on the conference.
Application Deadline: Wednesday August 31st
Please submit images for up to 3 works, no more than 6 images, in JPG format on a CD (no power point presentations). Include an image list that contains the title, dimensions, media, and year for each piece.  Video work should be under 10 minutes, submitted on a CD or DVD-rom as a high quality Quicktime movie.   Submit an artist’s statement explaining how your artwork relates to immigration, 300 words maximum.
Include your name, email address, and daytime phone number.
Send application materials to:
Swing Space Gallery
IMPACT Application
1556 North High Street
Columbus, OH  43201

New Amazon Store Seeking Art

Dear Artists

I am opening a new Amazon Pro Shop. An Australian artist already sent 8 of his paintings to me, and I agreed to post them for sale on Amazon. I would like more items to fill out my store ready early for the holiday shopping season.

Amazon takes 15% commission on most items.  For somes item, such as CDs, books, and DVD, they also take an addition $1.39 per item sold. Since I must pay $40. per month for the shop, and maintain it, I also will take a commission.

I am looking for more art items to add to my Amazon shop. Original art, artist cards, posters, Giclee prints, artist books, 3D items. I require samples sent to me to list them in my Amazon shop.

PDF file of terms and Call to submit:

To discuss more details, feel free to email:     Also available on Skype.

CASE STUDY: making a submission to an art consultant–


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Art 4 Business Case Study

CASE STUDY: making a submission to an art consultant–

There is much for you to learn from just one submission, and many things to consider.

I recommend reading my 90 page ebook, The Transmedia Artist Guide To Making Artist Submission, prior to making your submission, to learn what *corporate appropriate art* is and isn’t, including best sizes and subject matter to submit. Link to ebook buy page:

Another valuable time-saving tip I will give you here, is to let you know that some large art consulting firms only review artist submissions quarterly, so that doing follow-ups to initial submissions may be a waste of time and effort on your part! If you have sent a CD or DVD on request, then by all means follow-up. But if you have made a first contact with an unsolicited submission, and have received no reply after a few weeks, I do *not* recommend making follow-up contact. This may not seem logical to you, or may even seem counter-intuitive, but, with the additional information below, you will begin to understand why I do not recommend follow-ups in most cases.

Just as commercial art galleries have to make sales and complete numerous tasks on a daily basis, so that they are too busy to respond to email from artists that they do not represent, art consultants have a myriad of tasks to complete. Art consultants work on teams with architects, interior designers, framers, project managers, corporate executives, and building site facility managers. Art consultants have to study blueprints, coordinate and handle framing, shipping and installation of large-scale art works, and multiple art works. They have to write project proposals, make written bids, write-up budgets, write RFQs for artists they work with, along with basic business tasks, including continually working to get new business/new clients for their firm.

Of all the many art consultants I have communicated with, every one of them has stated that *they are always looking for new artists* or * are always looking at art.* Some art consultant firms have galleries. Some art consultant firms have a large staff and review the artist submissions in meetings with all staff members present. This may be done in a variety of ways, from large screens, to printouts. I know an artist liaison with an art consulting firm who told me that her job is to review submissions and print the art images of the artists that she thinks are a good fit for their gallery. She explained that the owners of the company *like* to sit in a meeting and review the printed materials, including printed images and artist Bio /CV on paper. I make a point of mentioning this here, to emphasis how little control the person receiving your submission may actually have in how your submissions are handled.

That is why I recommend that you do not  add to the burden of the submission process by sending multiple email messages as follow-up to submissions.

Send in your full submission with bio/CV, image list and properly labeled jpegs, and then wait. You may hear back right away. If you do not receive a reply right away, it is very likely that your submission has been filed for future review or consideration. That is what art consultants do. That is not the case with most art gallery submissions. If you do not receive a reply from a gallery within a few weeks, you will most likely never hear from the gallery. But for artist submission to art consultants, your submissions may be kept on file for long periods of time.

Consider, for instance, that if you have submitted a series of landscape paintings, and the art consultant has no need for landscape paintings for any current project, but likes your images so puts them on file for future projects. Your work is sitting there and available for the consultant to present to any client seeking landscape paintings, or if a new project comes up requiring paintings in the sizes you offer, then the art consultant may contact you. Think about this for a moment. At no charge to you, the consultant keeps your work on file and shows it to clients.

If you wish to do a follow-up to an email submission, then follow-up by submitting new work.

It is very important that you present yourself in a professional manner during all contacts with any art consultants. Artists who demonstrate competency with computers and sales, a willingness to work cooperatively and meet deadlines, plus art world and art business savvy, are more likely to receive large orders, multiple orders, and commissions of art works for specific projects.

My reasons for recommending a submission to Art4Business are many. I am not affiliated with Art4Business in any way, but I know that they have been around for a long time, and I also know of artists who have been with them for years and receive payment for sales of their artwork.

So, if this is your first submission to an art consultant, Art4Business is a good place to start, since it will be easy for you to upload images on the Art4Business site–no letter to write and no images to attach to an email.

You may open an account on the Art4Business site and upload one or more images and return when you wish to add more images, for a maximum of 12 for your submission.

Here are the steps:

1. Go to:

2. In the right sidebar, under the heading *Info for Artists*, click *Artist Login*

3. Click the blue text: *Click here to register as an artist*

4. Complete the form

5. Read the agreement

6. Submit the form–Now you have an *artist account*

7. Now you will see various ways to enter your account, including *add new artwork*.

8. Enter the details in the form: Title, dimension, select size category, and enter your *wholesale or net price* that is, the amount you want to receive for the sale of this artwork.(Net/Wholesale is Generally 50% of your retail price, but some artists will do a different split when listing wholesale/net prices only). You may also indicate a work as Commissionable. Then the size and price are not needed.

9. Click *create entry*

10. Then click *update image* to add your image.

11. Save.

Tip: Art4Business reviews art entries quarterly. Submissions made in January receive a response in April. After review, all or some of your artworks may be selected for their website. As you will note on the site home page, Art4Business clients review artworks on the site for purchase or commission.

Tip: Consider uploading some of your sold art works and listing them as Commissionable.

Tip: Upload a variety, such as original paintings and Giclee prints in the largest sizes you have available, or list Giclee prints on paper or canvas as Commissionable. This may open up more possibilities and fit more search criteria of site users.

You will find 500+ more in the Directory of Art Consultants:

500+ Places to sell your art:  :

Art Gallery Share List:

Link to share list of Art Licensing contacts: