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Artist Opportunities: July 25, 2012


Maryland artists: apply by Friday for Individual Artist Awards

Deadline: July 27, 2012. The Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards Program awards grants to Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive process that encourages the artistic excellence throughout the state. The Program is administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF). Recipients of the award will be announced in February of 2013. The 2013 Individual Artist Award application is open for Maryland individual artists practicing within these disciplines: Fiction, Theater: Solo Performance, Visual Arts: Media/Digital/Electronic Arts, Visual Arts: Painting, and Visual Arts: Works on Paper. For detailed eligibility instructions and guidelines, please review the FY 2013 Individual Artist Award Guidelines (PDF). Applications must be submitted through CueRate, MAAF’s electronic grant application system. View the MAAF web site for detailed application instructions.

American Craft Council 2013 — Baltimore
Deadline: August 1, 2012. (Late applications through August 8.) Our show artists range from seasoned makers to emerging artists and represent the finest quality craft in the country. Come be a part of it! We encourage you to apply if you produce original and handmade work in any of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, clothing & accessories, decorative fiber, furniture & lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys & puzzles, or wood. For full details, click here.

Franz and Virginia Bader Fund grants
Deadline: September 15, 2012. The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund welcomes applications from visual artists aged 40 years or older, who live within 150 miles of Washington, D.C., and can demonstrate that they have the potential to benefit as artists from a grant. More details are here.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowships – Visual Arts and Art History
Deadline: November 9, 2012. The VMFA Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and as well as full-time students in the arts and art history who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen disciplines, and as such has awarded over $4.4 million in fellowships to Virginians since 1940. VMFA is now accepting applications for the following 2013-14 fellowships: •$8,000: Professional artists. •$6,000: Graduate students in the visual arts or art history. •$4,000: Undergraduate students in the visual arts (includes college-bound high school seniors). For detailed eligibility criteria, an application, and a printable PDF flyer visit: www.VMFA.museum/Fellowships

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