(New)Winter Spring 2020 Residencies - NH Deadline: September 15, 2019. Call for Applications: MacDowell seeks applications for the winter spring 2020 residency season. Financial aid available for artists of all disciplines. The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. Emerging and established artists may apply in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. A MacDowell Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. The MacDowell Colony believes that all talented artists should have the opportunity a MacDowell Fellowship provides. There is no cost for a Fellowship; however, artists are responsible for materials and travel expenses. In order to open the residency experience to a broader community of artists, MacDowell offers two financial assistance programs to those who have been awarded a Fellowship. Through the generosity of several foundations and individuals need-based stipends are available to artists who would not otherwise be able to afford the time away that a Fellowship requires. Additionally, travel reimbursement grants are available to defray the cost of domestic and international travel to and from New Hampshire. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. The application deadline for the winter spring 2020 residency period is September 15, 2019. For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.macdowellcolony.org/apply-for-fellowship For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org phone 603-924-3886 ext. 1
Anne Spencer Fellowship - VA Deadline: September 15, 2019. The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is accepting applications for the Anne Spencer Fellowship, to be awarded for a residency in 2020. The Fellowship is named in honor of noted Harlem Renaissance poet, teacher, civil rights activist, librarian, gardener, and longtime Lynchburg resident, Anne Spencer (1882-1975), whose lasting artistic impact derives both from her inspiring body of work as a poet and from the creative community she assembled around her from near and far. The Anne Spencer Fellowship is a fully-funded one-month residency that includes a private bedroom, individual studio, and all meals provided in a community of more than 20 other artists. The fellowship also includes a $1,500 honorarium for travel and expenses. The Fellowship rotates annually between the genres served at VCCA and this year will be awarded to a visual artist. As part of their residency, each Anne Spencer Fellow will engage with the Anne Spencer Memorial Foundation Inc., in Lynchburg, VA. Applications are open to African-American visual artists, both locally and nationally. This juried fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis, and the selection will be made based on the quality of the work. For more about VCCA and how to apply, visit www.vcca.com. For more about Anne Spencer, visit the Anne Spencer House and Garden site at www.annespencermuseum.com.