1. Comic-con Scholarship for Two Emerging Artists
Deadline: annual contest so it will be announced again in the future through their newsfeed in June 2012
Airfare for a two day trip to San Diego, hotel accommodations, passes to Comic-con, $50 per diem for food and other expenses
Any emerging comic artist located anywhere in the world who is over the age of 18 can submit a Portfolio for consideration.
San Diego, Comic-Con will be providing two scholarships to emerging artists - one web-based comic artist and one traditionally-based comic artist - who will be guests of deviantART at Comic-Con.
The chosen artists will spend two days at Comic-Con.
Only one Gallery of up to 18 images selected from your existing work. Your contact information, including your full name, email, and city and country of residence. A very brief description of why you're an emerging artist and why Comic-Con should choose you for the sponsorship. Resume or CV, noting your educational and art experience.
Additional Information: http://comic-con.deviantart.com/journal/Welcome-to-Comic-Con-We-want-to-sponsor-you-214789713
Previous winners: http://comic-con.deviantart.com/journal/The-recipients-have-been-chosen-227315903
2. Emerging Writers Fellowship Fall 2012
Deadline: April 15 2012 (annual)
Writers of any scale (emerging to published,) of any genre (fiction, non-fiction or poetry)
The Writer’s Center, metropolitan Washington, D.C.’s community gathering place for writers and readers, will be accepting submissions for the competitive Emerging Writer Fellowships for Fall 2012. Fellows will have 1-2 single-author books published in a single genre, and no more than three published to their credit over the course of this fellowship.
One page letter of interest with bio, CV resume, your most published work in Microsoft document or .rdf format (poetry: 10 pages 1 poem per page, fiction/non-fiction 16 pages double-spaced 1 inch margin)
The Writer's Center
Attn: Laura Spencer
Re: Emerging Writer Fellowship
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
3. The PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship
Deadline: August 15, 2012
Amount: $1000 stipend, one on one professional mentorship
U.S. citizen writers over the age of 18.
Eight month fellowship in Los Angeles for emerging writers of poetry, non-fiction or fiction... that lack access to traditional writing education and literary community
Fiction and nonfiction manuscripts should be double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins all around. You may format poetry manuscripts however you feel best represents the poetry you are submitting, as long as you do not exceed the page limit and the typed font is legible. Please number your pages.
c/o PEN Center USA
PO Box 6037
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Emerging Artist Fellowship
Deadline: January 23 annual, subject to change.
$5000 residency in an outdoor studio in New York City.
Applicants are eligible if they are not currently enrolled, in need of financial assistance, and not yet established as full artists.
This sculpture park encourages the applicants that get in to install large-scale multi-media sculptures within the environment of the park, There seems to be an emphasis on establishing community bonds between artists, as well as between artists and visiting public.
The applicant may download the attached pdf and either mail or e-mail their application. No fees necessary.
Socrates Sculpture Park
P.O. Box 6259, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106
1. “16th Annual No Dead Artists Juried Exhibition” at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
Deadline: June 15th, 2012 (offered annually)
$0.00 given. Month-long Solo Exhbition in 2013 at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.
This exhibition is limited to artists working within the United States.
This is a juried show for emerging artists competing for a solo show at the prestigious Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans. In its 16th year, this exhibition offers press coverage, recognition, gallery representation and a valuable tool to emerge into the art world. Judges include Eric Shiner, Director of the Andy Warhol Museum, Amanda Coulson, Director of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, founder and Artistic Director of the VOLTA Fair (Basel, Switzerland and New York), and collector Thomas Coleman.
Each application has an entry fee of $30.00.
All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, mixed media and installation art.
Contact Information: http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com/
Links to Previous Winners:
Meredith Dytch: http://meredithdytch.com/
T.J. Griffin: http://www.tjgriffinart.com/
Leslie Lyons: http://leslielyons.com/
Aaron McNamee: http://aaronmcnamee.blogspot.com/
Rebekah Miller: http://www.rebekahmillerprintmaking.com/
2. Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center: Portland, Oregon
Deadline: Ongoing (year-round)
Must be a citizen of the U.S.
Disjecta is a nonprofit organization in Portland, Oregon that chooses art proposals to fund and put in exhibitions. Work is chosen based on artistic strength and social relevance. Disjecta is an exhibition space that links the higher gallery scene in Portland to the grass-roots art movements. The work submitted is evaluated by a panel of artists, curators and art professionals who are diverse in their backgrounds and disciplines.
Email Submissions to: email@example.com
3. Washington Printmakers Gallery (WPG), Call for Submissions: National Small Works Exhibition, 2012
Deadline: April 19, 2012 and May 19th, 2012 (annual event)
Grand Prize: Solo Show at Washington Printmakers August 2013; other prizes: (2) $200 cash awards and (2) $150 Merchandise awards
Open to all artists 18 years or older and residing in the United States of America. Submitted work must be an original hand-pulled print made in the last two years. No digital prints or photographs.
This is an annual exhibition that showcaes contemporary hand-pulled small sized prints. Maximum size of print is 170 square inches and it can be in any print medium. The grand prize winner is given a solo show at Washington Printmakers in August 2013. Other prizes include the Tran Van Dinh Award of $200 cash, the Utrecht Art Supplies Award of $150 in merchandise, and the Renaissance Graphics Supplies Award of $150 in Merchandise.
4. Roots Division’s Open Call: Introductions
Deadline: June 18, 2012 (annual event)
Duration of Show: September 6-29, 2012
Must be an artist living and working in one of the nine counties of the Bay Area and cannot have existing gallery representation.
Roots Division is a non-profit organization that puts out an annual Open Call for Introductions, an exhibition focused on showcasing talented emerging artists working in the Bay Area. Roots Division was founded in 2002 by three MFA graduates of the San Francisco Art Institute with the goal of creating a space of artistic expression that is accessible to the community. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply. $15 application fee.
Additional Information: submissions are emailed electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Past Recipients:
Jeremiah Barber: http://rootdivision.org/JeremiahBarber.html
Angie Crabtree: http://rootdivision.org/AngieCrabtree.html
Blake Gibson: http://rootdivision.org/BlakeGibson.html
Dana Hemenway: http://rootdivision.org/DanaHemenway.html
Cabrillo College Arts and Business Resources
These are available all year.
-Cabrillo Community College in Aptos, right next to Santa Cruz, offers a number of courses on the weekends geared towards establishing yourself as a successful artist and entrepreneur. These classes are open to anyone, and include subject matters such as how to sell art, what your art is worth, how to take advantage of social media sites to promote your work, and many more. These classes usually meet just one day, usually on weekend, and cost on average about $20. To see a class schedule for these courses go to http://centralcoastsbdc.org/ scroll down and on your left will be a column labled events where you can find out when these classes are being offered.
Cabrillo also has a business development department that does free consultations in person and over the phone. Whether you need help writing a business plan, already have one and are looking for fellow entrepreneurs who can help you launch a successful business, or just want some ideas for things you should be thinking about or investigating while considering launching a business however large it may be, Cabrillo offers experts who can help you. Go to http://centralcoastsbdc.org/ and scroll about halfway down the page. You will see in the middle of the page a button that says “request for service.” This will take you to a page where you can enter your information and a member from the department will contact you and help answer any questions you may have. They will also meet with you free of charge.
Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant Program
Submission Deadline: the 15th of every month
The Quick Grant Program provides reimbursement funds to nonprofit organizations and individual artists in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles to enroll in workshops, attend conferences locally and nationally, and to work with consultants and coaches to build administrative and business skills and strengthen the economic sustainability of an organization or arts practice.
Individual artists may receive up to $500 and arts organizations up to $1,000 in professional development reimbursement funds for activities that will build administrative and business skills.
1.) 24th Annual National Geographic Photo Contest 2012
Deadline: April 5 to June 28
A National Geographic Galápagos Photography Expedition, a Santa Fe Workshop, a National Geographic Traveler Seminar, or $200 gift certificates to B&H Photo.
$15 entry fee, after July 11 increases to $25 per entry. Contest is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and who do NOT reside in New Jersey, Vermont, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, the Province of Quebec, Sudan, or Syria. Employees of National Geographic Society, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible.
Now accepting digital entries online in any of these four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. Last year nearly 13,000 images were submitted from all over the world. The pictures captured an assortment of the places, wildlife, and people that make traveling memorable, evoking a sense of delight, discovery—or both.
2.) Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar :
Deadline: Deadline will be announced later this year.
Offered: The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar with:
• Hands-on workshops for learning the latest photo tricks, techniques and technological advances
• Distinguished speakers from the field of photojournalism
• Vendor display and sale of the latest photo gear
• Nikon and Canon camera clean and check
• Yearly photo contest with more than $5,000 in prizes
• Portfolio critiques by editors who make the hiring decisions
Our annual competition accepts only digital entries. Photographs may have been originally shot on film or with a digital camera, but the entries must be submitted in digital form. No slide or print entries are accepted. Photographs do not have to be published to qualify. You do not have to attend the Seminar to enter. Any photographer from any country is
eligible to enter.
All photographs must have been taken (except for picture story entries, please see next paragraph) between November 8, 2010 and November 7, 2012.
They do not allow any sort of manipulation to the content of an image, with the
exception of our photo illustration categories. Only basic color correction and
cropping are allowed to maintain the integrity and ethical standards of the industry.
It is photojournalists’ responsibilities to document and present images in an
honest manner. As a result, the judging panel or members of the board may
disqualify any images that do not meet the ethical standards put forth. Each
entrant may submit a maximum of 15 entries. Each picture story, which
may contain a maximum of 12 images, entered counts as one entry. A
portfolio entry does not count towards the 15 entry maximum.
No photograph previously entered in the Seminar competition may be entered
again. Photographs in a picture story entry, taken over a period of time that
begins before the eligible date but extends into the period of eligibility, may
be entered as long as they have not been entered in the Seminar’s competition
To see submission categories go to:
Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Inc.
PMB 420, 5579-B Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338
REGISTRATION AND WORKSHOPS
Contact: John Amis
Contact: Jeremy Brooks
Contact Phil Skinner or Erik S. Lesser
3. Nikon's Small World Competition
Deadline: April 30, 2013
- 1st Prize - $3,000*. In addition, the winner will be invited to attend an awards presentation ceremony in New York City as Nikon’s special guest.
- 2nd Prize - $2,000*
- 3rd Prize - $1,000*
- 4th Prize - $800*
- 5th Prize - $600*
- 6th Prize - $400*
- 7th-10th Prizes - $250*
- 11th-20th Prizes - $100*
- Honorable Mentions - A 16 x 20-inch Commemorative Print.
Anyone over the age of 18 interested in photography through the microscope is eligible, with the exception of employees of Nikon Instruments Inc. ("Nikon"), their families, the contest judges, and individuals engaged in the manufacture or sale of microscopes or photographic equipment.
Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope, such as one of the Nikon series of compound or stereoscopic microscopes. The use of Nikon equipment is not required. Any type of specimen is acceptable. All techniques of light microscopy are acceptable: brightfield, darkfield, phase contrast, differential interference contrast, fluorescence, multiphoton, modulation contrast, Rheinberg, oblique, confocal, deconvolution, mixed techniques, etc
Digital Submissions at: http://www.microscopyu.com/smallworld/registration/entrypage1.aspx
Additional Information: A similar Competition: Small World Video is also running through same site. Submissions at: http://www.microscopyu.com/smallworld/videoregistration/entrypage1.aspx