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A to Z GRANTWRITING MONTHLY ARTS AND EDUCATION NEWSLETTER
February 2011

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FEDERAL FUNDING SOURCES IN A VARIETY OF TOPICS

Federal Grants Wire <http://www.federalgrantswire.com/>
http://www.federalgrantswire.com/

<http://www.grants.govGrants.gov http://www.grants.gov/

FirstGov <http://www.firstgov.gov/Business/Nonprofit.shtml#resources>
http://www.firstgov.gov/Business/Nonprofit.shtml#resources

FundsNet http://www.fundsnetservices.com/

ARTS AND CULTURE

National Endowment for the Arts – http://www.nea.gov/

State Arts Agencies –
http://www.nasaa-arts.org/new/nasaa/aoa/aoa_contents.shtml

Artdeadline – http://artdeadline.com/

Art Deadlines List – <http://artdeadlineslist.com>
http://artdeadlineslist.com

Cultural Funding: Federal Opportunities – http://arts.endow.gov/federal.html

Target Arts in Education Program – http://target.com/schools/grants.asp

FundsNets – Arts and Humanities – http://www.fundsnetservices.com/arts2.htm

LA Municipal Art Gallery Associates Feitelson Arts Fellowship Award,
Deadline: February 16. Grants of $5K and solo exhibition in Projects Room
for artists early in their careers. Info and app
http://www.lamag.org/home/artist-call-lorser-feitelson-and-helen-lundeberg-f
eitelson-arts-fellowship/

Nominations for Best Companies Supporting the Arts, Deadline: February 18.
(10) businesses that support the arts will be recognized with media
coverage. Info and app
<http://artsusa.org/information_services/arts_and_business_partnerships/bca/
programs/bca_ten/default.asp>
http://artsusa.org/information_services/arts_and_business_partnerships/bca/p
rograms/bca_ten/default.asp

Institute of Museum and Library Services Native American Applications,
Deadline: March 1. Grants to support library operations and services in
tribal communities. Info and app
<http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/nativeAmerican.shtm>
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/nativeAmerican.shtm

Creative Capital Film/Video and Visual Arts Grants, Deadline: March 1.
(Online Inquiry) Financial and advisory support to produce relevant film,
video, and visual arts projects. Info and app
<http://creative-capital.org/pages/apply>
http://creative-capital.org/pages/apply

California Community Foundation Artists Grants, Deadline: March 4. $20K for
professional development to mid-career Los Angeles visual artists. Info and
app <http://www.calfund.org/receive/fellowships.php>
http://www.calfund.org/receive/fellowships.php

Creative Connections Fund Small and Midsize California Arts Organizations,
Deadline: March 4. Grants up to $50K to small and midsize organizations.
Info and app
<http://www.irvine.org/grantmaking/our-programs/arts-program/creativeconnect
ionsfund>
http://www.irvine.org/grantmaking/our-programs/arts-program/creativeconnecti
onsfund

Moving Walls Documentary Exhibition on Social Justice, Deadline: April 1.
Travel grant to NY for photographers for group exhibition. Info and app
<http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography/news/mw19-20110105>
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography/news/mw19-20110105

Open Society Documentary Photography Project, Deadline: May 13. Grants up to
$30K for photographers using social justice or human rights issues as a
catalyst for social change. Info and app
<http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography/news/call-for-proposals-audien
ce-engagement-20110104>
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography/news/call-for-proposals-audienc
e-engagement-20110104

Grants for Theater, Dance, & Film, Deadline: Various (Final deadline is June
1). For residency, publication, scholarships, apprenticeships, fellowships.
Info and app <http://www.pgfusa.org/http://www.pgfusa.org/

Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grants, Deadline: March 1 & October 1. $25K &
assistance to organizations to build in low-income areas. Info and app
<http://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants/apply/>
http://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants/apply/

EDUCATION

US Department of Education Forecast of Funding Opportunities
http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html

California Department of Education UPCOMING DEADLINES
http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/af/

The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com/cgi2-bin/texis/events/searchdeadlines?q=fellow*,grant*
&s=type&d=1&pg=gf

GrantsAlert UPCOMING EDUCATION DEADLINES <http://grantsalert.com/>
http://grantsalert.com/

NAMM Foundation Wanna Play Instruments Grants, Deadline: Rolling. Grants for
musical instruments to schools and community organizations to expand or
reinstate music education for low-income and special-needs students. Info
and app
http://www.nammfoundation.org/grant-information/apply-grant-and-scholarship

Lexus and Scholastic School Environmental Contest, Deadline: Various.
Grants up to $40K to middle and high schools in recognition of student-led
efforts to address environmental issues. Info and app
http://www.scholastic.com/lexus/

Intel Schools of Distinction Awards, Deadline: February 17, 2011. Grants up
to $25K to K-12 schools for math and science education with innovative
teaching and learning environments. Info and app
http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/soda/index.htm#

Shell Science Lab National Teachers Challenge, Deadline: February 28, 2011.
Grants totaling $93K including a science lab makeover to teachers with
replicable science lab curriculum using limited school and laboratory
resources. Info and app http://www.nsta.org/shellsciencelab/

American Association of Community Colleges Grants, Deadline: March 4. $12K
for community colleges helping adults over 50 for employment in high-demand
fields. Info and app
<http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=322600005>
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=322600005

Third Annual Siemens K-12 We Can Change the World Challenge, Deadline: March
15, 2011. Students and teachers in grades K-8 will be awarded grants for
replicable solutions to environmental issues in their schools. Info and app
http://www.wecanchange.com/

ING Unsung Heroes K-12 Educational Projects, Deadline: April 30, 2011. $2K
grants to K-12 education professionals using new teaching methods and
techniques to improve learning. Info and app
http://ing.us/about-ing/citizenship/childrens-education/ing-unsung-heroes

National Environmental Education Foundation Green Prize, Deadline: February
15. $10K to K-12 public schools for success in “greening” efforts. Info and
app <http://neefusa.org/grants/green_prize.htm>
http://neefusa.org/grants/green_prize.htm

PHILANTHROPY AND VOLUNTARISM

RGK Center Summer Fellowship Program, Deadline: February 28. $3K plus
housing to graduate students to examine the nonprofit sector. Info and app
<http://www.rgkcenter.org/programs/summerfellows>
http://www.rgkcenter.org/programs/summerfellows

Young Activists Do Something Awards, Deadline: March 1. $100K for citizens
and residents (-25) who improve communities. Info and app
<http://www.dosomething.org/programs/awards>
http://www.dosomething.org/programs/awards

IN THE NEWS

Ford Foundation Announces $50 Million for Documentary Film Initiative
(1/19/11). The JustFilms Initiative will invest $10 million a year to
expand the community of filmmakers working to create documentaries with
social conscience. The initiative will focus on film, video, and digital
works that show courageous people in pursuit of a more just, secure, and
sustainable world.

Barnes, Brooks. “Ford Foundation to Put Up $50 Million for Documentaries.”
New York Times 1/18/11.

<http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/ford-foundation-to-put-up-50-m
illion-for-documentaries/?scp=1&sq=Ford%20Foundation&st=cse>
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/ford-foundation-to-put-up-50-mi
llion-for-documentaries/?scp=1&sq=Ford%20Foundation&st=cse

Info and app: <http://www.fordfoundation.org/newsroom/news-from-ford/443>
http://www.fordfoundation.org/newsroom/news-from-ford/443