General Opportunities

Senior Fellowship – American Alliance of Museums
Deadline: December 14, 2018
With the generous support of Aroha Philanthropies, the American Alliance of Museums has launched the search for their first senior fellow. This individual will spend two years advancing the work of museums with respect to creative aging. The Alliance is encouraging applications from individuals representing the age demographic that is the focus of the initiative. For more information and to apply, click here.

Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP) – Contemporary Craft
Deadline: December 31, 2018
The LEAP Award recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. The yearlong retail program features, markets and sells the work of one winner, who also receives a $1,000 prize, and 4 finalists. LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials. For more information and to apply, click here.

Lead Guitar Lovell Fellowship for Teaching Artists – Lead Guitar
Deadline: January 15, 2019
Lead Guitar is a 501c3 with a 20-year history of establishing sustainable guitar programs in schools that serve students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. Thanks to an initiative grant from The David and Lura Lovell Foundation, Lead Guitar is seeking proposals from colleagues at our partner institutions (outside of Pima County, Arizona) and from your local community at-large to identify, mentor, and invest in Lead Guitar Lovell Fellows – talented teaching artists with the seed of a curriculum that, with guidance and resources, could be adopted for broad in-school use in the local community and grow into the next UpBeat, Music First, Step Up or Lead Guitar program. For more information and to apply, click here.

CFSA Endowment for the Arts Grant – The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona / Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Deadline: January 16, 2019
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) has embraced the opportunity to establish a fund to support the work of small- and medium- sized arts organizations based in rural communities. This year, the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is pleased to help facilitate the award of these funds. The goal of the Endowment for the Arts Fund is to assist arts groups develop into organizations that, possess a mission/vision that promotes high quality artistic expression, have an active and engaged Board of Directors, and recruit volunteers and staff members that have a strong relationship with the community. For more information and to apply, click here.

National Endowment for the Humanities Regional Application-Writing Workshop – University of Arizona / National Endowment for the Humanities
Date of Event: January 17-18, 2019
The University of Arizona is hosting a National Endowment for the Humanities Regional Application-Writing Workshop which will be conducted by Russell Wyland, PhD, Deputy Director of Research, and includes presentations on NEH programs, specific writing strategies for competitive applications, Q&A sessions, and optional 1:1 proposal review sessions with participants. There is no charge for the workshop. For more information and to sign up, click here.

Professional Development Grants (Cycle C) – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Professional Development Grants (PDG) are designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators, and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth. For more information and to apply, click here.

MAP Fund Grant – MAP
Deadline: February 15, 2019
The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining — and ultimately co-creating — a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States. Funded projects address these concerns through the processes of creating and distributing live performance to the public, and/or through the content and themes of the work itself. For more information, click here.

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