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    The New Group, one of New York’s leading non-profit off-Broadway theaters, is an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. In addition to producing four main stage productions in their upcoming 2017-2018 season, the organization’s New Group/New Works play and musical development program champions original works by emerging and established authors.

    The New Group also operates a variety of theater education programs that provide opportunities for artistically inclined high school, college, and adult students. The New Group has received a Building Demand for the Arts Implementation Grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) to implement defined strategies to enhance organizational opportunities for diversity and inclusion. Working together with playwright Thomas Bradshaw, we will work to execute and evaluate a series of initiatives, including the recruitment of a DDCF Diversity and Inclusion Fellow.

    This 30-week Fellowship is designed to provide a career enrichment opportunity to an early career professional of color interested in working in arts administration. At The New Group, our small and collaborative office environment creates the space for unique cross-departmental exposure. The Fellow will receive a tailored hands-on training experience to gain the skills and insight required to reach career goals.

    The Fellow’s responsibilities will include: • Lead efforts to produce a reading series for new work by playwrights of diverse backgrounds • Organize and coordinate a regular series of talkbacks, curated and moderated by Thomas Bradshaw • Work with a community engagement specialist on marketing outreach efforts to reach diverse community populations to help build new audiences • Support audience surveying efforts to help The New Group measure the impact of our implementation initiatives • Assist with other administrative and creative planning and execution activities as required

    Successful candidates must be highly organized with excellent written and verbal communication skills and a passionate interest in participating in The New Group’s initiatives to transform the organization into a more diverse and inclusive community. Fellows should demonstrate an ability to coordinate and execute tasks efficiently and effectively with great attention to detail. Candidates must have a commitment to a collaborative working style and an ability to relate to diverse audiences. Some experience in theatre and/or non-profit arts is preferred, but is not required.

    Compensation: The Fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend for up to 30 hours per week for 30 weeks between September and June). Perks: In addition to discount and complimentary tickets to New York theater performances, the Fellow will have regular meetings with The New Group’s Artistic and Executive Directors as well as Thomas Bradshaw and other New Group artists. We are committed to providing mentorship within the organization and beyond to provide contacts to help further the Fellow’s professional development.

    Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, a current resume, and the contact information of two references. Send all materials to Fellowships [at] TheNewGroup.org. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2017. The New Group is an E.O.E., encourages diversity in all forms and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. No phone calls, please. For more information on The New Group, please visit: www.thenewgroup.org

    The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions (except as those media are integrated into a larger craft or visual art project).

    An independent jury of artists and/or art professionals will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. Between 4 and 7 awards are granted annually. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second award.

    Materials from the winning submissions will be retained by the Foundation and may be used by the Foundation for publicity purposes.

    More info and apply here. Applications will be accepted beginning May 15th, and must be either postmarked or emailed by NO LATER THAN July 15th. If you have questions about the application process, please send them to pbunten@chenvenfoundation.org.

    Call for Photography Submissions

    We are pleased to offer our new Working Artist Photography Award, a regular one-time art purchase award dedicated solely to photography and photo-based artwork. This award works in tandem with our monthly general discipline Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award.

    The Working Artist Photography Award is available to all photographers and photo-based artists worlwide working in all traditional and non-traditional photography formats, genres and styles. Work accepted for review includes but is not limited to film, digital photography, digitally manipulated photography, glitch, straight and abstract photography, landscape, still life, fashion, documentary, street, black and white, color, and all methods concerning the finished photographic print.

    If selected as our winner, we ask that the award recipient be willing to exchange one of their original works or smaller series of original works for inclusion in our collection in return for our award. Work considered by the artist as of equal value, and available for acquisition can be negotiated upon receipt of the award. We do pay the artist’s shipping costs. Please send us your best work for review.

    If you are interested in being considered for our award, please either: send us your websiteor, send us 5 digital images/files of recent work, (total mail size no larger than 2 MB please)  to us via email. No written proposals or CV’s are required unless the artist would like to include them. Instead, please simply include in the body of your email current contact information, and send to: photographyaward@workingartist.org. There is no application form.

    http://www.workingartist.org/photography-award-submission-guidelines.html

    grant_4The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

    Application Guidelines
    The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

    Artists can apply to The Pollock-Krasner Foundation by submitting an online application. Requirements for consideration are the application form, a cover letter, a current resume including an exhibition record, and ten digital images of current work with a corresponding identification list. All applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered.

    Artists interested in applying to the Foundation should:

    1. Review the grant guidelines to ensure eligibility before you begin the application. If you have additional questions regarding eligibility that are not answered on these pages, please contact us.
    2. Read the FAQs.
    3. Begin an online application by following this link.

    A crucial part of the application process is based on the Committee of Selection’s review of each artist’s images. The Foundation will only accept images completed within the past ten years. The Foundation urges artists to send the highest quality images of their work.


    If you have any questions, please contact us at:

    E-mail: grantapplication@pkf.org
    The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
    863 Park Avenue
    New York, New York 10075
    Telephone: (212) 517-5400

    In 2017, CERF+ will award “Get Ready” Grants of up to $500 to individual artists and up to $1,500 to groups of artists in two grant cycles. The “Get Ready” Grant Program encourages awareness of and provides funding for artists to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and implement other safety measures to help artists build and sustain strong and resilient careers. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

    Deadlines

    Grant Cycle 1

    Applications submitted by August 15, 2017 Award announcement: September 1, 2017

    Grant Cycle 2

    Applications submitted by November 15, 2017 Award announcement: December 1, 2017

    Grant funds may be used to purchase goods and/or services that will have a direct impact on protecting an artist’s career and increasing emergency readiness. Artists are encouraged to use the Risk Assessment activity to generate ideas and review recommended activities in the Get Ready and Studio Safety sections of the CERF+ website.

    Examples of eligible activities include:

    Business Protection Business insurance Inventory software Business planning for continuity and contingencies Creating secure business record-keeping systems Studio Safeguards Safety equipment Upgrading studio and/or equipment to improve studio health and safety Contractor consulting Purchasing safer materials and supplies Emergency/Disaster Readiness Emergency tools, supplies and equipment Upgrading studio to reduce disaster risk Contractor consulting Theft protection measures Career Protection Legacy or estate planning Financial planning services Documentation or digitization of artwork and/or related records Legal counsel Enrolling in a professional development course or workshop to enhance career protection

    For full information including eligiblity and application instructions, visit https://cerfplus.org/get-ready-portal/get-ready-grants/ or contact Les Snow at les@cerfplus.org, 802.229.2306.