Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

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Capital Development Grants Program
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the Spring Cycle of its fiscal year 2008-2009 Arts and Cultural Grants Programs available to Miami-Dade County based groups. The Capital Development Grants Program provides grants to non-profit cultural organizations to renovate, adapt and/or equip neighborhood cultural facilities. Facilities improvement projects should be designed to improve the artistic capabilities of and/or the audience ability to experience programs in the applicant facilities. Priority consideration will be given to facilities proposing ADA-compliance improvements. Requires control of facility (ownership or a 5-year minimum lease agreement). Award ceiling: $40,000. Application deadline: March 28, 2008.
Charles E. Peterson Prize
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP), National Park Service, is pleased to announce the 2008 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition. The Peterson Prize annually recognizes the best sets of architectural measured drawings of historic buildings produced by college students and submitted for inclusion in the HABS Collection at the Library of Congress. The Prize, jointly sponsored by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and the American Institute of Architects, is named in honor of Charles E. Peterson FAIA (1906-2004), founder of the HABS program, and is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic buildings throughout the United States. Eligible applicants include: college and university students. Award ceiling: $3,000. Application deadline: June 30, 2008.
Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts Grants
Creative Capital funds artist projects in four disciplines: visual arts (includes installation art, painting, fiber art, mixed media works, public art, etc.), film/video arts, performing arts (includes music, dance, theater, puppetry, performance art, etc.), and emerging art fields (includes all forms of digital work, and innovative literature). Projects that transcend traditional discipline boundaries are highly encouraged. Emerging Fields may include digital arts, gaming, sound art, architecture, design, interdisciplinary projects, and new genres. Innovative Literature may include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and genre-defying literary work. Performing Arts may include dance, music theater, experimental music performance, non-traditional opera, spoken word, theater/performance art, puppetry, and interdisciplinary projects. Eligible applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; at least 25 years old; and a working artist with at least five years of professional experience. Award ceiling: $50,000. Application deadline: March 4, 2008.
2008 Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest
U.S. children are being asked to submit creative drawings for the 2008 Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest to benefit children worldwide. One winner will be chosen from thousands of entries and their winning artwork will be reproduced as an official UNICEF holiday greeting card, sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports stores across the country during the 2008 holiday season. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this as well as all UNICEF cards sold at Pier 1 go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Children ages 14 and under are eligible to enter the contest, which will begin on March 1, 2008, the start of National Art Month. Application deadline: April 12, 2008.
Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, Inc. works to enhance access to quality health-related services for Floridians, with a particular focus on the uninsured and underserved. The Blue Foundation board of directors has identified community-based health clinics and outreach services as a priority focus for the foundation's grantmaking. The greatest percentage of the Blue Foundation funding will be to identify, nurture, and sustain such activities to benefit uninsured and underserved populations. The foundation awards up to $2 million annually in grants during two proposal cycles in the summer and winter. Requests will generally be considered for proposals of all sizes from $10,000 up to $100,000 each. Multi-year commitments up to three years may be made, but the total dollar request should not exceed $100,000. To be eligible, applicant must be a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and be located in Florida. The foundation will not accept more than one proposal from a single organization within a twelve-month period, unless the organization has received specific approval from the foundation to do so. Application deadline: March 14, 2008 and September 12, 2008.