Sunday, October 14, 2007

Opportunities for Artists

Puffin Foundation 2008 Grants to Artists - Deadline December 30
This foundation makes grants that encourage emerging artists…whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired. It does not award grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books. Average grants are: $1,000 - $2,500. To receive an application packet please send a #10 SASE to:
Puffin Foundation Ltd.
20 Puffin Way (formerly East Oakdene Avenue)
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
This fund provides small grants ($500-$1500) to individual feminist women in the arts whose work in some way focuses upon women. Contact:
Susan Pliner, Administrator
Money for Women, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
PO Box 630125
Bronx, NY 10463 (no phone, fax, or email)

E. D. Foundation Grants to Individual Artists - Deadline Ongoing
The E.D. Foundation offers grants to individual professional artists, sculptors, and printmakers. Programs open to applicants living in any US state, territory, or Indian nation. Initial approach is by letter, application form required. Write to:
E. D. Foundation
953 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10021

The Kaiser Permanent Art Program announces the availability of guidelines for artists who wish to have art considered for purchase. The art program features quality original art in all mediums from regional and nationally know artists. Art will be purchased for Kaiser Permanente medical facilities located in the Kansas City area. Slides are reviewed throughout the year, and selections for direct purchase and/or commissions are made when employee art committees meet. For guidelines, contact:
Art Management and Planning Services, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente Kansas City Art Program
1660 Wynkoop St. Ste. 1060
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: 913/967-4604

The HFA Gallery of the University of Minnesota, Morris is currently accepting exhibition proposals for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years.
Deadline January 15, 2008
Exhibitions may be solo or group shows. Possible visiting artist opportunity in conjunction with exhibition. Please submit proposals including a brief typed cover letter explaining your work and general purpose of your exhibition, artist resume, artist statement, 10 - 20 jpg/psd digital images on a CD, Mac compatible (no slides). This is the only acceptable format in which your work will be reviewed (DVD will be accepted for video, installation, and performance proposals only); no Powerpoint or e-mailed/web site proposals. Send proposals to:
Michael Eble, Curator
HFA Gallery
600 E.Fourth Street
University of Minnesota Morris
Morris, MN 56267
For more info download a prospectus at

American University Museum Reviewing Work for Exhibitions, DC
Deadline - Ongoing
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, in Washington, DC, accepts submissions for exhibitions. Guidelines for being considered: A CD of up to 20 jpeg images along with a resume, image list, a short statement and/or cover letter. If you are proposing a group exhibition please include resumes by all artists involved. Please do not send slides. Submitted materials will not be returned. The reviewing process should take 6 - 8 weeks. We will contact you if we would like to see additional materials. Submissions should be mailed to:
Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400, Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Three Rivers Community College (CT) - Three Rivers Community College, located in Norwich, Connecticut, seeks artists who work in 2-D media to display work in the college's exhibition spaces. Exhibition duration is 1 - 2 months; exhibition dates are ongoing and submissions are accepted on a rolling-basis. Accepted work must be either matted and framed or mounted and ready to hang. To apply, send 5 - 20 labeled slides, resume, artist's statement, and SASE with sufficient postage for return of slides to:
Sandra Jeknavorian, Instructor of Art
Three Rivers Community College
Thames Valley Campus
574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360

Community Center Art Gallery, Greenbelt, MD - Deadline Ongoing
The Community Center Art Gallery of Greenbelt, Maryland reviews work of local, national, and international artists for 5 ñ 6 week shows in its primary exhibition space on an ongoing basis. Exhibitions feature both established and emerging artists with original, thought provoking work of professional quality. Community engagement is central to the mission of the Community Center Art Gallery. Artists who are interested in leading one or more paid, hands-on workshops in conjunction with their show will be given first consideration. To apply, submit letter of introduction, commenting on your work and concepts for a visually and conceptually unified exhibition; images of your work (CD, slides, DVD or video) (no limit); artistís resume; and padded SASE for return of materials. A proposal for related workshop for youth, teens or adults is not required, but highly recommended. Mail to:
The Community Center
Attention: Nicole DeWald, Arts Coordinator
15 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
For additional information, e-mail

International Fiber Collaborative - Deadline March 15, 2008
The goal of the International Fiber Collaborative is to provide an opportunity for people who enjoy working with crafts, whether professional artists, hobbyists, or students to come together from all over the world to express their concerns about their countries extreme dependency on oil for energy. Those who participate will crochet, knit, stitch, patch, or collage three-foot square fiber panels that will express each participants concern about this topic. By designing and creating a panel and participating in this project you are, in the larger picture, expressing your concern about this important subject to the rest of the world. Once all 800 panels are received, they will be sewn together to completely cover an abandoned gas station in central New York State, USA. To learn more about this project, visit or email Jennifer Marsh at

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