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Call for Musicians Ages19 – 35: One Beat

Deadline February 24, 2012 One Beat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. OneBeat builds on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision of “smart power” diplomacy. It embraces the use of a full range of diplomatic tools, including music, to bring people, especially youth, together for greater understanding.

OneBeatSM is an international music exchange that celebrates musical collaboration and social engagement through innovative people-to-people diplomacy. In the fall of 2012, 30 musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world will come together in the U.S. for four weeks to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop ways that music can make a positive impact on our local and global communities.

OneBeat will be a musical journey like no other. It is a chance for adventurous musicians from an incredible diversity of traditions to seek common ground, creating new musical combinations, pushing the boundaries of music technology, and finding ways to involve all members of society in the process of musical creativity. OneBeat endeavors to be the nexus of a new way of thinking about how music can connect people from across the world and around the block.

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Funding for Music: Guitar Center Deadline:  Open. The Guitar Center Music Foundation’s mission is to support nonprofit music programs across America that offer instruction so that more people can experience the joys of making music. The Foundation accepts grant applications from music academies, schools, local music programs, and national music programs that teach people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music. Online applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed three times per year.  For more information, and a link to the online application, please visit

Funding: Southern Arts Foundation Touring Deadline:  Rolling. SAF Touring Grants: The Southern Arts Federation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts offers Southern Fast Track Touring grants. This program, through its rolling deadline, is designed to offer Southern presenters more opportunities throughout the year to apply for fee support. Aimed at smaller presenters, the Southern Fast Track Touring program seeks to establish an active arts environment in underserved communities. This program offers fee support to present performing artists and writers from outside the presenter’s state. These grants are limited to presenting organizations with operating budgets of $100,000 or less.  Applications must be postmarked 60 days prior to the project start date. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $2,500. Touring support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, literary, and dance projects that contain both a public performance or reading AND an educational component.  For more information, please see:

Fine Art

The Michael P. Smith Documentary Photography Grant

The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography will begin accepting applications for the 2012 $5000 grant , February 1 through March 30, 2012.

New Orleans, LA (February 24, 2012) – The New Orleans Alliance (NOPA) is proud to announce a call for applications for the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) 2012 grant. This fund, established by NOPA to honor the legendary New Orleans photographer Michael P. Smith, will award one $5,000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida are eligible to apply. The subject matter for the proposed project, however, is not limited to the Gulf Coast region. NOPA will accept grant applications from February 1 through March 30, 2012. For submission guidelines and to download an application form, visit the Michael P. Smith Fund’swebsite.

The MPS Fund grant is awarded through a two-part review process. We are proud to announce our 2012 jurors. Three preliminary jurors will select ten finalists. They are Glenn Ruga, director of the Photographic Resource Center and the website, Paul Moakley, Photo Editor at TIME magazine, and Ellen Fleurov, Director of the Silver Center For Photography. Brett Abbott, the Curator of Photography at the High Museum in Atlanta GA will select the 2012 recipient from the ten finalists.

About NOPA The New Orleans Photo Alliance is comprised of a diverse group of photographers who joined forces in 2006 to create unity and opportunity for photographers in the Gulf South. It is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which currently includes more than 400 members from across Louisiana and the United States. Since its inception, the New Orleans Photo Alliance has sponsored numerous photographic exhibitions, workshops, and educational programs including PhotoNOLA, the annual photography festival in New Orleans. NOPA administers two $5000 annual awards, The Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography and the Clarence John Laughlin Award. Please visit for more information.

Art Residency – A Studio in the Woods Six-Week Environmental Residency Series – Deadline May 18

Four six-week residencies which include a stipend and supply budget are to be offered between September 2012 and April 2013. The deadline for submissions is May 18, 2012.

To download the application, please click HERE. With questions or for more information please email Ebb & Flow is a 6-week residency based on the premise that Southern Louisiana can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the challenges and possibilities inherent in human interaction with urban and natural ecosystems. We ask artists to describe in detail how the region will affect their work, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community. A Studio in the Woods, located in the Louisiana wetlands, has observed firsthand the dynamic nature of this rapidly changing territory which in turn affects the entire northern hemisphere. We envision this as a powerful context for the exploration of critical thinking, the development of new ideas and strategies, and using the creative process as a catalyst for social change.

“Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water and nobody knows what it is.” D.H. Lawrence, Pansies, 1929

At one level water is easy. Its chemical and physical properties are not hard to understand nor is its fundamental importance to all life on Earth. But, there is another dimension to water that is just as essential but which is much less understood. That is the realm of our relationship with water and how we experience it. Water serves us, soothes us, and inspires us. We manage it, study it, abuse it, celebrate it and fear it and yet we are continually surprised by it. Water has always been central to how and where we live– a fact that hurricanes, droughts, rising seas and changing climates remind us are no less true today, particularly in New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta.

The water we experience is not just hydrogen and oxygen but is the intersection of water as a physical, economic, legal, spiritual, cultural and artistic thing.   Those factors, and perhaps others, make up the third component of water, a component which this Studio in the Woods residency seeks to explore and express.

Mark Davis, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy

We invite artists to submit applications to our environmental residency series titled Ebb & Flow: Dialogues between art and water, addressing the ecological challenges exemplified by Southern Louisiana. The call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental issues and a commitment to seeking and plumbing new depths. Artists are invited to design their own interface with the public and are encouraged to propose ways to engage the larger community of New Orleans and beyond.
Ebb & Flow Residencies are sponsored in part thanks to generous support of the The RosaMary Foundation and Surdna Foundation. This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.
Call to Photographers: Cemeteryscape

Deadline April 16, 2012

Save Our Cemeteries is now accepting submissions for its 20th annual Cemeteryscape photography contest and exhibit. Photographers will compete for up to $2,000 in cash and prizes. For entry requirements and deadlines, or e-mail

Call to Artists: St Tammany Summer Show

Deadline March 31, 2012

The St. Tammany Art Association announces the 47th National Juried Exhibit July 14-August 11, 2012, awarding over $1000 cash and other prizes. Juried by Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Entries are accepted March 1-31, 2012.

Open to all artists 18+ in the United States, STAA’s annual juried show of contemporary visual art is one of the most diverse in the Southeast. Accepted artwork is original visual art completed within the past two years and not previously exhibited at STAA. Not admitted: reproductions of original artwork, film/video, and large installations.

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Individual Artist Funding: Pollock-Krasner

Deadline:  Open. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation makes grants to painters, sculptors, and other visual artists working in two-dimensional media (excluding photographers) who demonstrate artistic merit and financial need. Grants are intended for a one-year time period. For complete information on how to apply, visit

19th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas announces a call to artists for a national ceramic competition, April 20 - June 24, 2012. Jurors: Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio. Open to all ceramic artists in the United States, Canada and Mexico. All work, both functional and sculptural must have been completed within the last two years. Works previously accepted into this competition are ineligible. Deadline: February 1, 2012. $20 for up to 3 pieces. Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: 19th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Musuem of Fine Arts, One Love Street, San Angelo, TX 76903. Questions? Contact Karen Zimmerly at or 325-653-3333.

21st Annual National Art Exhibition & Sale  The Artists Association of Northern Colorado announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, April 21 - May 25, 2012 in Fort Collins, CO. Awards: Over $5000 Cash, BoS $2000, Many Merchandise awards. Juror: Betty Carr, Cottonwood AZ, Open to all artists. 2D & 3D original artwork only. 2D artwork allows maximum width or height of 48" of outside edge of frame or a gallery wrap canvas-sides painted. 3D art to fit into 4x4x6' space up to 250 lbs. Digital images only. Enter 1 to 3 images per artist. AANC members $35, Non-members $45. Online using PayPal members $37.50, Non-Members $47.50. Deadline: February 6, 2012Download prospectus (PDF format) for complete information. Questions? Contact Helen Cook at or call 970-223-8297.

The Red Clay Survey: 2012 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art  -- The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional competition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art, May 20 - September 16, 2012. $8,000 in cash awards. The exhibition "takes the pulse" of contemporary Southern art every three years through a selection of work in all styles and media. The exhibition provides a permanent record of the development of regional art through the publication of a comprehensive catalogue. Jurors, Janet Monafo and Paul Rahilly, have the option to select up to three works per artist for inclusion in the show. Works selected will be displayed in five galleries in the Museum's facility, located inHuntsville, AL. The exhibition is open to all artists 18+ residing in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN and VA. $10 per digital image, up to 6 images allowed. Deadline: February 11, 2012.Submit entries online. Questions? Please contact David Reyes, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at or call 256-535-4350, ext. 216.


CALL FOR POEMS for “Overplay/Understate,” an anthology of poetry in the third dimension. We seek poems conceived/constructed in tiers/layers, designed for printing on multiple overlaid transparent, semi-transparent, and/or opaque sheets. Text only; no color, images, paper cutting. Postmark deadline January 9. For details, see

THE POVERTY INITIATIVE of Union Theological Seminary in New York is seeking poems for an anthology entitled Out of the Depths, poems about experiences with poverty and emerging from poverty. Please send submissions of up to 5 poems, no more than 60 lines each, by March 31

Seeking short horror and suspense stories
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Biff Bam Pop! (Toronto) seeks submissions of short stories for their first e-book of prose short stories. Looking for imaginative fiction with elements of the horror, thriller and/or suspense genre. Deadline: April 1, 2012. Compensation via percentage of book revenue.

The Amy Clampitt Residency Program "">

The Amy Clampitt Fund seeks to “benefit poetry and the literary arts by converting Amy Clampitt’s prior residence . . . into a facility which would provide for a place to foster the study and promotion of poetry and/or a poet in residence” through six to twelve month residencies at the Amy Clampitt House near Lenox, Massachusetts. It is expected that the resident fellow will commit to residing in the house full-time and focusing exclusively on his/her creative work except for occasional absences. The resident fellow will be asked to give a reading locally of his/her work. The Amy Clampitt House is a charming, fully furnished, 3-bedroom, 2-story house in the Cape style.

Please click the links below to read the first-hand experience of two of our previous residents: Reflections on Amy Letter from a resident

Read the original press release announcing the creation of the residency.

The Anderson Center

About Us:

Named one of the top artistic destination points in the upper Mississippi River region by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, the Anderson Center has served the artistic community and the citizens of Minnesota through artistic leadership, program development, and support since 1995. A national registered landmark, the Anderson Center's mission is to uphold the unique wealth of the arts in the region; to develop, foster, and promote the creation of works by artists of all kinds; and to provide leadership and services that help to insure a strong, healthy arts community and a greater recognition of the value of the arts in society.

The Center does this by:

  • Providing retreats of two to four weeks duration to enable artists, writers, and scholars to advance or complete work in progress.
  • Participating in the planning and presenting of collaborative public programs with other cultural entities in Red Wing and elsewhere.
  • Restoring and preserving the buildings and grounds of the historic Tower View estate.
  • Editing and publishing the award-winning Great River Review, Minnesota's oldest literary journal.

As a fully accredited member of the National Alliance of Artists' Communities and RES ARTIS: International Association of Residential Arts Centres, the Anderson Center serves creative people of all kinds - writers, poets, visual artists, sculptors, composers, dancers, archaeologists, anthropologists, scholars, and others. The interdisciplinary nature of the Center inspires creative dialogue among the disciplines and places the Center at the forefront of thoughtful exchange.

In addition to 16 on-site artist studios, the Center offers a black-and-white equipped dark room, an outdoor kiln, glass blowing studio, blacksmith shop, printmaking facilities, and a press-in-residence.


Opportunity:  The Philanthropy Film Award Deadline:  Monday, January 30, 2012 The Philanthropy Film Award includes a $5,000 prize to the film that best captures the impact of philanthropy on North Louisiana.  The winning film will be picked by a jury of five individuals from the film and arts industry and the local community.  The top three films will be screened at the Robinson Film Center in April 2012. Download Guidelines and information from The Community Foundation website at