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Foundation Center 6th edition of the National Guide to Funding in Arts and Culture!

The Foundation Center has just released the all-new 6th edition of the National Guide to Funding in Arts and Culture! This 1,000+ page directory features the most current information on over 7,500 foundations, corporate direct giving programs, and public charities that have a history of awarding grants to arts and culture related projects and organizations!


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is dedicated to helping people relearn the value of community appearance through visual environmental education. The Foundation believes that an understanding of the visual environment and the forces that shape it will strengthen the connections young people have to places and reinforce the civic values vital to healthy communities. The Dunn Foundation's K-12 grant program focuses on developing and publishing curricula and other educational materials; identifying educational materials and programs related to the visual environment and increasing student and educator access to them; and developing a network to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas. Visual environmental education is multifaceted and includes the natural environment, art, architecture, conservation, preservation, community planning, economics and civics. Application forms and more information are available.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Grants

Listings and links to MA grants published

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management

DEM offers a valuable service to municipalities, non-profit organizations and planning agencies by funding and supporting grant programs. The funding provided supports worthwhile projects that might not be able to be completed otherwise. The web site offers brief explanations of some of the grants that are being offered by the Department right now and links to contact names and email.

NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service

(look under "Community-based Restoration" or "What's New") NMFS continues to partner with the Five Star Challenge Grants Program and the American Sportfishing Association FishAmerica Foundation to evaluate and co-fund marine, estuarine, and coastal habitat restoration projects to benefit NOAA trust resources including anadromous fish.

Essex County Community Foundation
49 Salem Road, Topsfield, MA 01983-2112 USA

The ECCF addresses the needs of Essex County through education, collaboration andphilanthropy.

Engaging the community and fostering connections,
Building endowment via financial instruments for donors and by fund raising,
Making grants to Essex County non-profits at donor direction or by recommendation of the ECCF Grant Management Committee,
Promoting philanthropy by bringing together donors and nonprofits and,
Providing pro-bono technical and management services

The Technology Opportunities Program (TOP),

formerly known as the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program, is a highly-competitive, merit-based grant program that brings the benefits of an advanced national information infrastructure to communities throughout the United States. TOP grants play an important role in realizing the vision of an information society by demonstrating practical applications of new telecommunications and information technologies to serve the public interest.

 Bruce J. Anderson Foundation

The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation is a supporting organization of the Boston
Foundation. Supporting Organizations are affiliated charitable organizations
that enjoy the continuing involvement of their founders, yet maintain public
charity status through their affiliation with the Boston Foundation.

                                         Main Funding Areas

The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation makes grants in two geographic areas of
Massachusetts, including the Cape Ann area, north of Boston along the shore,
and the Nashoba Region in central Massachusetts.

Grants are made to projects in four main categories:
Mental Health Services;
Historic Preservation;
Environmental Preservation; and
The Arts.

Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund

The Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund is a national, private grantmaking foundation located in New York City. Its mission is to invest in programs that enhance the cultural life of communities and encourage people to make the arts and culture an active part of their everyday lives.

Two Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 USA
Tel: (212) 251-9800 Fax: (212) 679-6990
E-mail: lwrd@wallacefunds.org

DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund

The DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund is a national, private grantmaking foundation located in New York City. Its mission is to improve the quality of educational and career development opportunities for school-age youth, especially young people growing up in low-income communities.

DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund
Two Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 USA
Tel: (212) 251-9800 Fax: (212) 679-6990
E-mail: dwrd@wallacefunds.org

Ongoing Projects * Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation
Vogelstein Foundation Grants to Individuals in the Arts and Humanities - supports artists with specific projects, especially those with no other source of funding. Study is not supported. About 25 grants of $2,500 are made annually.
For more information, contact:

Diana Braunschweig, Exec. Dir.
Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 510
Shelter Island, NY 11964-0510

Rhode Island Community Foundation, Jewelry Foundation Scholarships
May 11, 1999 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for students enrolled intoolmaking, design, metals fabrication, or other jewelry-relatedcourses of study at colleges, universities, or technical schools in the US. Two or more awards of $1,000 will be made annually. For further information, please contact:

Rhode Island CommunityFoundation,
Jewelry Foundation Scholarships,
70 Elm St, Providence RI 02903
OR 401-274-4564
OR 401-331-8085(FAX)

The Actors' Fund's goal is to provide the arts community with information on a community and national basis and to inform artists of their health insurance options. Information is providedthrough a website accessible through The Actors' Fund's website -- http://www.actorsfund.org -- and is organized on a state-by-state basis, because laws and health insurance coverage vary by state. A new toll-freehotline will also be available.

INROADS - makes eight to twelve grants of up to $30000 to supportmulti-disciplinary and collaborative planning residencies in the US for artists from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific Islands to work with US-based artists under the umbrellaof a U.S. host organization. For details, contact:
Arts International/IIE, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York NY 10017. (212) 984-5588.

Ongoing Visual *Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation - supports visual artists under 31 years of age who work in painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking. Work must be representational or figurative; the foundation's charter forbids the support of other styles. To learn more, contact: Greenshields Foundation, 1814 Sherbrooke St. West, Apt. 1, Montreal, PQ, Canada H3H 1E4. (514) 937-9225.

Critical Needs Fund for Photographers With AIDS
-provides fellowships to photographers with AIDS or HIV for the continuation of their artistic practice. Fellowships range from $1000 to $1500 and are awarded on the basis of artistic merit and the critical needs of the applicant. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Sponsors: Art Matters, Inc. and Photographers and Friend United Against AIDS. For initial inquiry, call Alexander Gray: (212) 929-7190.

Ongoing Pollock-Krasner Foundation
- gives financial assistance to artists of recognizable merit and financial need working as painters, sculptors, mixed media or installation artists. Grants awarded throughout the year, $1,000- 30,000. For guidelines, write: Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 725 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021.

Ongoing Women in Film Foundation Film Finishing Fund
- awards $25,000-50,000 to allow completion of work. Subject matter must relate to women, project must be broadcast-quality and at least 50% of production personnel must be women. Lifetime Cable receives 1-year or four-broadcast exhibition rights. For guidelines, contact: Lifetime TV Completion Grant, 6464 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 900, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Art in the Embassies Program
- open to all artists working in a wide variety of 2- and 3-D media, all styles and sizes. Slides are shown to various ambassadors and/or retained in the slide registry. Please call for information before submitting materials. U.S. Dept. of State, Rm. B-258, Washington, DC 20520; (202) 647-4000.

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance Program
- provides financial assistance to painters, sculptors and printmakers whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident (such as fire, flood or an emergency medical need) and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Artists must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Requests to cover the costs of dental work, capital improvements, general indebtedness and projects of any kind are ineligible. For guidelines and an application form, contact:

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc. 380 West Broadway New York, NY 10012 tel: (212) 226-0581 fax: (212) 226-0584

Salt Hill Journal Poetry Prize
- offers $500 and publication for an unpublished poem of 150 lines or less. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit three poems with a $5 reading fee.
Terry Zolo, Editor,
Salt Hill Journal Poetry Prize,
Dept. of English,
Syracuse University,
401 Hall of Languages,
Syracuse, NY 13244-1170
(315) 443-2174

Copland Fund Recording Grants
- support recordings and re-releases of contemporary American music. Performing ensembles, presenting institutions and record companies may apply for $2,000-20,000 in funds. For details and an application,
Wes York,
Aaron Copland Fund for Music,
American Music Center,
30 W. 26th St., Suite 1001,
New York, NY 10010-2011.
(212) 366-5260, ext 29.

Fetching Pictures - seeks works of film and video
--shorts and features of any genre or style--by independent producers who currently lack a U.S. or Canadian distributor. A World Wide Web site will be built for each work selected for distribution.
For details, contact:
Fetching Pictures,
509 St. Clair Ave.,
West Toronto, Ontario 61,

September 15 Deadline: Lower East Side Printshop - awards six grants to emerging artists to create printmaking projects in collaboration with a master printer during an 8-week residency. A $500 stipend, materials and technical assistance are provided. For complete guidelines, contact:
59-61 East 4th St., 6th fl.,
New York, NY 10003
(212) 673-5390 Fax: (212) 979-6493
E-mail: lesp@ingress.com

August 31 Deadline: Green Foundation Travel Fellowships - support outdoor historical dramas with $750 grants. Funds offer managers and artistic and marketing directors the opportunity to learn from their counterparts at other outdoor theater companies. For more information, contact:
Paul Green Foundation
PO Box 3624
Chapel Hill, NC 27515

September 15 Deadline: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts - makes grants to cultural institutions for innovative and scholarly presentation of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues and related activities. The creation of new work is supported with regranting initiatives and artist-in-residence programs. Performing arts using the visual arts as an inherent element, and efforts for freedom of expression and equitable access to resources are also funded. For complete information and application, contact:
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts,
65 Bleecker St., 7th fl.,
New York, NY 10012
(212) 387-7555
Fax: (212) 387-7560.

September 15 Deadline: Judith Rothschild Foundation - offers grants primarily to non-profit cultural institutions (i.e. museums, public galleries, art schools and academic institutions) for the promotion of under-recognized artists, who died after Sept. 12, 1976. Painting, including collage and relief, sculpture and photography are eligible. Submit a brief 2- to 3-page letter with a project description, artist biography, amount requested and purpose, budget, timetable and organization's statement; 10 slides; and slide list. For complete guidelines, contact:
John James Oddy,
Program Director,
Judith Rothschild Foundation,
1110 Park Ave.,
New York, NY 10128
(212) 831-4114
Fax: (212) 831-6222

Purchase Award: Liquitex Artist of the Month Program - awards $1,000 purchase award and $1,000 worth of Liquitex art materials to professional artists on a monthly basis. Selected artists' work will also be featured on the Liquitex World Wide Web site. Artwork obtained through the purchase award becomes part of Liquitex manufacturer Binney & Smith's corporate art collection. Deadline is the 22nd of each month.
For entry form at the Liquitex Web site at http://www.liquitex.com
or send SASE to:
Liquitex Artist of the Month,
PO Box 3669, Easton , PA 18043-3669
(610) 253-6372, ext. 4744.

Graham Foundation - awards grants of up to $10,000 to individuals and organizations for projects in architecture, design, planning and related fine arts fields. For details, contact:
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts,
4 W. Burton Place,
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 787-4071

Denver, CO. The Kaiser Permanent Art Program announces the availability of guidelines for artists who wish to have art considered for purchase. The art program features quality original art in all mediums from regional and nationally know artists. Art will be purchased for Kaiser Permanente medical facilities located in the Kansas City area. Slides are reviewed throughout the year, and selections for direct purchase and/or commissions are made when employee art committees meet. For guidelines, contact Art Management and Planning Services, Inc., Kaiser Permanente Kansas City Art Program, 1660 Wynkoop St. Ste. 1060, Denver, CO 80202. 913/967-4604. E-mail ksmithwar@aol.com.

Aaron Siskind Foundation - offers a limited number of Individual Photographers Fellowships of up to $5,000 to support ongoing work in photography and related media. Judging is done by a peer panel on the basis of accomplishment and potential. Application deadline is Sept. 1. For an application, send SASE before June 30 to:
Aaron Siskind Foundation, School of Visual Arts,
MFA Photography,
214 E. 21st St.,
New York, NY 10010
(212) 677-8310 Fax: (212) 592-2366.

Kohler Arts Center offers an Arts/Industry residency program that takes place at Kohler Company. Residencies last two to six months. Studio space is provided in the pottery and in the foundry and is accessible 24 hrs. per day. Artists are provided with materials, housing, round-trip travel reimbursement, a weekly honorarium, and photographic services. Participating artists may create work in clay (slip-cat vitreous china), cast iron, cast brass, and enameled cast iron. Residencies are open to all artist working in all disciplines. Although applying artists need not be trained ceramists or metal sculptors, they must have the capability of quickly mastering the industrial technologies. Applications are accepted year-round, but August 1 is the final deadline for residencies proposed for the following year; 15-22 artists are selected annually. Artists are asked to give one day per month of their stay to educational activities. For more information and an application, contact Lynne Shumow at 414/458-6144 or send a 55-cent SASE to JMKAC, 608 New York Ave. PO Box 489, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0489

NEA International Program- announces the availability of residencies for architects, creative writers, media, visual artists, and others in Canada, Mexico & Japan. The International Program, NEA, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20506.

Apr 1: EDWARD F. ALBEE FOUNDATION maintains the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center ("The Barn") in Montauk, Long Island. Open to writers, painters, sculptors and composers, June-October , for one-month residencies with room and studio. For information and application materials, contact: Edward F. Albee Foundation, 14 Harrison St., New York, NY 10013 (212) 226-2020.

Apr 1: MEDIA STUDENTS - WHITNEY MUSEUM INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM accepts 20 students per year in 2- and 3-D media, film, video and interdisciplinary media. Students receive studio space in lower Manhattan, as well as the attention of faculty, visiting artists and critics. For details, contact: Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, 384 Broadway, 4th fl., New York, NY 10013 tel: 212-431-1737

supports printed information in areas of architecture, design, landscape, parks, farmlands, cultural history, the life of cities, preservation of historic and community resources and related public policy. Furthermore will support publication of books, catalogs, guides, pamphlets, maps, etc. that are marked by high standards and distinct character. Apply for assistance in research, writing, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, promotion and marketing and radio programming. Matching grants ranging up to $15,000 will be awarded twice annually, in November and May. For an application form, contact: Lori Schafer, Administrative Assistant, Furthermore, J. M. Kaplan Fund, Post Office Box 667, Hudson, NY 12534 (518) 828-8900 Fax: (518) 828-8901


Mass. Cultural Council Program Grant Deadlines
- Toll Free: 1 800 232-0960 for information.


Ongoing Visual Performance Music Emergency * Change Inc Change Inc. - assists artists of all disciplines in need of emergency aid to avoid eviction or to cover medical expenses, unpaid utility bills, fire damage or other emergency. Grants range from $100- 500. Submit a letter describing the financial emergency and copies of outstanding bills or eviction notice, along with resume, announcements of exhibitions or performances, work sample and at least two letters of recommendation from the field. For more information, write to: Change Inc., PO Box 705, Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276. (212) 473-3742.

Ongoing: CHARLES A. LINDBERGH FUND - offer grants of $10,000 to artistsworking in the arts and humanities. Send SASE to Ms. White, Charles A. Lindbergh Fund, 708 S. 3rd St. Ste 110, Minneapolis, MN 55415

FROMM MUSIC FOUNDATION - provides commissions as well assubsidies for performance and recording of commissioned works. For guidelines contact Ann Steurnagel, Fromm Music Foundation, Department ofMusic, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 495-2791.

Many of our listings here have come from Arts Wire CURRENT which is a project of Arts Wire < http://www.artswire.org , a national computer-based network serving the arts community. Arts Wire CURRENT features news updates on social, economic, philosophical, and political issues affecting the arts and culture. Your contributions are invited. Contact Judy Malloy, editor, at jmalloy@artswire.org

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