TourWest Applications


The TourWest application cycle is now open. The TourWest 2014-2015 grant program application period begins on January 22, 2014. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at midnight MST. We are sending you the attached announcement to share with your constituents who may be interested in applying.
A few important things to note:
·        The TourWest 2014 site has moved! TourWest is now using GrantsOnline™ (GO™) as its new grant application management system. Please direct your presenters to http://tourwest.culturegrants.org/to access the TW2014 grant application and updated guidelines. Please note that beginning this year (TW2014) and for all subsequent years, we will only accept applications and final reports on the GO™ system.
·        To complete final reports from previous years, including TourWest cycles 2011, 2012, and 2013 (application ID prefixes TW2011, TW2012, and TW2013), presenters will need to visit westaf.cgweb.org.
·        New sign-up is required for TW2014.Presenters must sign up new starting this cycle, TW2014. They will need to complete the registration and organization profile before they can can apply to the grant. In subsequent years, they will NOT need to sign up again. They can use this newly created login in the future.

TourWest Applications

Chamber Music America


Presenter Consortium for Jazz
Deadline: February 7, 2014
Grant Period: June 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015
Contact:  Jeanette Vuocolo, Program Director, CMA Jazz, jvuocolo@chamber-music.org
CMA provides support to consortiums of three U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. small jazz ensembles to perform at each presenter’s venue. Additional funding is available to each presenter that invites one of the 171 New Jazz Worksgrantee ensembles to perform its CMA-commissioned work http://www.chamber-music.org/programs/grants-awards/recipients/731
Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development
Deadline: March 7, 2014
Grant Period: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017
Contact:  Jeanette Vuocolo, Program Director, CMA Jazz, jvuocolo@chamber-music.org
Through this program, CMA supports the creation and performance of new works by U.S. jazz ensembles, as well as activities that extend the life of the work.
Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Classical Commissioning
Deadline: March 21, 2014
Grant Period: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017
Contact:  Susan Dadian, Program Director, CMA Classical Commissioning, sdadian@chamber-music.org
U.S. ensembles and presenters of classical, contemporary, and world music apply to this program for support to commission and perform new chamber works by American composers. Works may represent any of the musical styles associated with contemporary classical music.
Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the CMA Commissioning Endowment Fund
Chamber Music America

GRAMMY FOUNDATION


I hope this finds you well.  I work for the GRAMMY Foundation, and we have launched our 2014 Grant Cycle and are now accepting Letters of Inquiry.  We support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, as well as scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. I would love to hear if you have any ideas about how to get this information out to those seeking music related Grants in Montana.  The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program is generously funded by The Recording Academy®. To date, the Program has awarded over $6 million to more than 300 noteworthy projects and we are entering our 27th year of Grant giving.  Please let me know if you and your organization may be willing to help us spread the word. I will be more than happy to send you copy for any type of web or newsletter posting you may have in mind.
For more information, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org/grants
GRAMMY FOUNDATION

Digital Media Challenge

From Trudy Skari-

Digital Media Challenge

From the MacArthur Foundation….

Looking@Democracy has a challenge… the deadline is April 30, 2013.

The Looking@Democracy challenge is offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy.  Here’s how the competition works:
 Create and send us short digital media content that either:
(a) Tells a story about why government is important to our lives, or
(b) Tells how we might together strengthen American democracy.
Your submission can come in many formats such as short videos, audio stories, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, even Facebook and iPhone apps. They all just need to be digital so they can be shared electronically– the rest is up to YOU!
We’re looking to hear from independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers, artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
Use your creativity to share your vision of how to make government work to improve our nation, our communities, and our lives. 

Go to their website to learn more.

Looking@Democracy submissions will be accepting submissions today through April 30, 2013. View full challenge rules and sumbission information.    – See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
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Looking@Democracy submissions will be accepting submissions today through April 30, 2013. View full challenge rules and sumbission information.    – See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists. – See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Today marks the launch of a new digital media challenge that seeks to start a national conversation on ideas and solutions to improve American democracy, with cash prizes for the most fresh and creative submissions.
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists.
Examples of welcome submissions would be addressing a critical topic that is absent from the national debate, looking at data and exploring the stories behind them, or highlighting an aspect about democracy taking place on a local level. By making submissions in any digital format welcome, the challenge hopes to engage with independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers and artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
– See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Today marks the launch of a new digital media challenge that seeks to start a national conversation on ideas and solutions to improve American democracy, with cash prizes for the most fresh and creative submissions.
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists.
Examples of welcome submissions would be addressing a critical topic that is absent from the national debate, looking at data and exploring the stories behind them, or highlighting an aspect about democracy taking place on a local level. By making submissions in any digital format welcome, the challenge hopes to engage with independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers and artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
– See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Today marks the launch of a new digital media challenge that seeks to start a national conversation on ideas and solutions to improve American democracy, with cash prizes for the most fresh and creative submissions.
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists.
Examples of welcome submissions would be addressing a critical topic that is absent from the national debate, looking at data and exploring the stories behind them, or highlighting an aspect about democracy taking place on a local level. By making submissions in any digital format welcome, the challenge hopes to engage with independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers and artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
– See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Today marks the launch of a new digital media challenge that seeks to start a national conversation on ideas and solutions to improve American democracy, with cash prizes for the most fresh and creative submissions.
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists.
Examples of welcome submissions would be addressing a critical topic that is absent from the national debate, looking at data and exploring the stories behind them, or highlighting an aspect about democracy taking place on a local level. By making submissions in any digital format welcome, the challenge hopes to engage with independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers and artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
– See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf

Today marks the launch of a new digital media challenge that seeks to start a national conversation on ideas and solutions to improve American democracy, with cash prizes for the most fresh and creative submissions.
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists.
Examples of welcome submissions would be addressing a critical topic that is absent from the national debate, looking at data and exploring the stories behind them, or highlighting an aspect about democracy taking place on a local level. By making submissions in any digital format welcome, the challenge hopes to engage with independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers and artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
– See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/challenge-offers-prizes-fresh-ideas-democracy/#sthash.vJdfJWWK.dpuf
Digital Media Challenge

innOVATION Grant Program



In partnership with Americans for the Arts and guidance from the NEA, Ovation has developed the innOVATION Grant Program to fund and recognize the impact of artists and the arts in communities’ revitalization efforts.
Three $25,000 innOVATION grants and two $10,000 innOVATION grants will be awarded through a panel review process. In addition, communities can compete for a “Viewers’ Choice Award” of $15,000 at www.facebook.com/ovationtv.  Total funding available for the innOVATION Grant Program is $110,000.
Applications will be reviewed and the innOVATION grants will be awarded by a panel comprised of representatives from Ovation, Americans for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, with the exception of the “Viewers’ Choice Award,” which will be chosen by voting members of the public via facebook.com/ovationtv. In addition to funds, recipients will gain national visibility for their stories across Ovation’s various media platforms (TV, online, VOD, and TVE).
Applicants must be Americans for the Arts Organizational Members. For more information, please visit www.AmericansForTheArts.org/go/innOVATIONgrants.  Applications will be accepted starting June 18 and the deadline to apply is July 31!  To apply online go to:  https://innovationgrants.myreviewroom.com
Please contact me if you have questions.
Thanks,
Theresa A. Cameron
Local Arts Agency Services
202-371-2830
innOVATION Grant Program

New American Paintings 2012 Western Competition


New American Paintings
2012 Western Competition
Deadline: 4.30.12 (Midnight EST)
Juror: Bill Arning, Director, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
New American Paintings is a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly by The Open Studios Press. Each 184 page volume is a regional exhibition-in-print, selling for $20 at 1,500 bookstores, museum shops and art supply stores nationwide. The books have become periodical resources for collectors and art world professionals.
Competition winners retain all rights to their images and pay nothing to appear in New American Paintings.
Now accepting entries from:
AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, and WY
The competition’s 40 winners will appear in the Oct/Nov 2012 edition of New American Paintings.
All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.
To Enter, visit:
For more details, visit:
Questions? Call 617.778.5265
New American Paintings 2012 Western Competition

Creative Capital Grant

Dear Friend,

I’m writing to let you know that Creative Capital’s online application for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts will open on February 1, 2012. We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word to your network by posting this opportunity in January or including it in your newsletter. I’m pasting a short blurb below-please let me know if we can provide you with any additional information. Thank you for helping us expand our grant outreach!

Best,
Kemi Ilesanmi
Director of Grants & Services

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Save the Date! On February 1, 2012, Creative Capital will begin accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. The Inquiry Form will be open until March 1. Visit creative-capital.org/apply to read the grant guidelines and learn more about the application process, or attend an in-person or online  information session.

Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing innovative and adventurous projects. Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, we support artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their art forms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft, yet are also boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; who create work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape. Selected grantees receive up to $50,000 in direct support and a suite of services valued at more than $40,000.

To be eligible to apply, an artist must be:
* A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
* At least 25 years old
* A working artist with at least five years of professional experience
* Not a full-time student

Questions? Visit creative-capital.org/apply or email mailto:grants@creative-capital.org?.

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Creative Capital Grant