by Rob Boylan
Grants and Funding Opportunities as reported by United Arts of Central Florida and the Americans for the Arts monthly wire:
THE ROY W. DEAN VIDEO GRANT
Deadline: April 30, 2014. Independent filmmakers, student filmmakers, independent producers, and independent production companies are invited to submit film shorts, documentaries, and independent features for grants totaling less than $500,000.
WOMEN IN FILM FOUNDATION: FILM FINISHING FUND
Deadline: May 23, 2014. The Women in Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund provides cash awards ranging from $1,000–$15,000, as well as in-kind services, for the completion of films by, for, or about women. This opportunity is open to short and long formats in all genres, including narrative, documentary, educational, animated and experimental.
AARON SISKIND FOUNDATION: INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHER'S FELLOWSHIPS
Deadline: May 23, 2014. The Aaron Siskind Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 Individual Photographer's Fellowships program. The annual program encourages and celebrates artistic achievement in contemporary photography by supporting the creative endeavors of artists working in photography and photo-based art media. A limited number of fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to artists working in photography and photo-based art.
HARPO FOUNDATION INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR 2014 EMERGING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: July 5, 2014. The Harpo Foundation's Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute was established in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist who is at least 25 years old and who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects. Artist fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a well-appointed room with private bath, well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend.
Calls for Entries
THE WRITERS PLACE: SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Deadline: April 30, 2014. The Writers Place is seeking scripts in all genres in the following categories: full-length Screenplay (130 pages maximum), and half-hour short or teleplay (45 pages maximum). Single or multiple authors welcomed. Multiple entries welcomed.
FARGO-MOORHEAD LGBT FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline: May 1, 2014. The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival in Minnesota seeks to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lived experience through the vision of innovative film and video makers. It invites submissions that especially encourage a sense of community.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO ARTS AND HUMANITIES BUILDING
Deadline: May 16, 2014. California State University, Chico is seeking applicants for a commissioned exterior artwork for the new Arts and Humanities building, currently under construction. Artists or artist teams are asked to submit qualifications for the development and production of an integrated work of art and three semifinalists will be selected to develop proposals.
UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline: May 24, 2014. United Nations Association Film Festival in California celebrates the power of films dealing with human rights, environmental themes, population, migration, women’s issues, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, health, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF is seeking entries for documentary feature and documentary short. UNAFF offers a unique opportunity to view documentaries that are rarely screened, to become familiar with global problems, and to acquire a better understanding of the means to address these problems.
LEMOYNE CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: June 1, 2014. The Le Moyne Center for the Visual Arts in Tallahassee, FL invites visual artists to participate in a call for exhibition proposals. Submissions must be original and completed without supervision by an instructor in a class or a workshop. The final selection will showcase a diverse group of representational artists.
PUBLIC ART LEAGUE: CALL FOR SCULPTURE
Deadline: June 6, 2014. The Public Art League (PAL) in Champaign-Urbana, IL is seeking artists to display sculptures in the community. Selected sculptures will be installed in the community metro area and will serve as major visual anchor points, community identity, and a statement that creativity and art are of vital importance to our existence in Central Illinois.