Writers Residency

Stay for Free in a National Park to Write

Would you like to stay longer than for a day visit in one of the greatest US National Parks, writing a short story or working on your next novel – certainly paired with free accommodation?

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More than 50 National Parks feature Artist-in-Residence (AIR) programs. The National Parks Service’s Artist in Residence programs offer writers and other artists the opportunity to find inspiration in the great outdoors.
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Be an Artist-in-Residence
Whether you prefer the peaks of the Rockies or the shores of Maine, there’s a national park AIR out there for you, and you can find the full listing of residencies on the National Park Service website.

A map shows the Residency programs across the National Park system. Each park in this directory has its own application process and timeline, so please visit the park’s website for further information.

There are programs for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2 to 4 weeks in length and most include lodging. Often artists are invited to participate in park programs by sharing their art with the public.
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Examples of Natl. Park Residency Programs:

The Shenandoah, Virginia, program offers artists a chance to live and work in this exceptional environment for a period of two weeks – one in June and the second in August.

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Whiskeytown Natl. Recreation Area, in Northern California, offers professional artists (writers, composers, visual and performing artist) the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks exploring old growth forests, oak woodlands, majestic waterfalls and the forested slopes of Shasta Bally. a rustic two bedroom cabin tucked in the forest of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area to use as a studio and base camp. Residencies are scheduled through the spring, summer, and fall for stays from one to three weeks.

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The Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, Artist-in-Residence program offers a glimpse into the beauty of Padre Island to selected artists for a period up to 3 months on a free camp site (RV or tent necessary, Candidates should be comfortable with dry camping). Over this time, artists will be surrounded by the natural world and allow it to inspire them and their work. Writers, painters, sculptors, composers, cinematographers and other visual and performing artists are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

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Big Cypress National Preserve’s Artist-In-Residence Program in Southern Florida primarily looks for residencies that last less than one month during our dry season (November through April). Each person has their own room and shares living room/dining room/kitchen and bathroom space.

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The Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District near Provincetown in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is a 1900-acre National Register district significant for its association with the historic development of art and literature in America. One or two week stays in the dunes for journalists, nature, history, literature, fiction, poetry writers.

Find here a full listing of Natl. Parks with Artist-In-Residence Programs. 

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How to Get a FREE Writer Vacation?

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There are endless opportunities to make money, using your writing talent – not only with books or short stories, magazine writing or leveraging your manuscript:  Dozens of fellowships or writer’s residencies or retreats are offering not only free accommodation but also a monthly honorarium.

Many authors crave one thing: a peaceful period of uninterrupted time, dedicated only to writing.  In other words, a room of one’s own, with maybe some meals thrown in and a bit pocket money. Or even just the room.  Such a thing exists, of course, in the form of a writers residency.
You know, these rent-free, beautiful places in tranquil surroundings, maybe in the Rockies of Wyoming, or on a wild part of shore in Maine, where you can stay for a month or more and write 24/7 without interruption, no real cooking chores and nagging children and grumpy husbands …sorry, or wives.

While some residencies charge money, many are free and located in idyllic, pastoral places. You might get a room in a mansion or in a cottage, a stipend, and most important, time to let your writing go smoothly and uninterrupted.  Take for example the artist-in-residence program at Denali National Park, which offers a cabin in the middle of the Alaskan peaceful wilderness. 
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The Application Process
The good news: One proposal in three is typically funded! Late Winter and early spring are good times to apply for Writer Grants, which includes fellowships, workshops, residencies, travel expenses, sometimes even meals or small allowances … and not only in North America but worldwide.

Study the organization and successful grants, fellowships or residency applications. You can see the “language” they prefer and get an idea what type of projects were successful. Learn and understand the meanings of the vocabulary being used in grant guidelines. It’s important how well your written presentation answers their questions.

Show an interest in the Funders’ organization, call them for further information and find out the name of the person you should address the proposal if it is not stated specifically.

Create your proposal in a way for the funding organization to conclude it will fulfill their philanthropic mission. Offer a concise plan to fill a need or solve a problem.

Adhere strict to their guidelines, help them to evaluate your proposal easily. Your reader (decision maker) will evaluate your plan according to what you are proposing. And how your project can benefit others.

Many residencies ask you to present a work plan.  Usually, no more than a page or so is required.  What are residency coordinators looking for in a work plan – beyond the obvious?
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The Work Plan, Résumé, and Letter of Recommendation
Why is a work plan required?  “We are most interested in people who have a clear vision of what they will do with the time, such as revise a manuscript in progress or finish a book of poems,” explains Bob Kealing, who oversees the Kerouac Project, one of the more unique residencies available: a three-month stay in the Orlando, Florida, cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. The real purpose of a work plan might be to simply prove that you have one. Show that you’re planning to get some serious writing done.
Many residencies ask for a résumé, a word which makes some authors nervous. Many residencies don’t require letters of recommendation, but some do.  And their directors say they prefer recommendations that focus on a writer’s work ethic and creative spirit rather than the quality of work, and therefore it doesn’t matter who writes the letter as long as those points are addressed. In short, recommendations need to offer a window into who you are.

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The Manuscript
Your writing is what matters most. The writing sample is the most important piece in the application. Coordinators look for quality and originality.  But what does it mean?  They don’t look for a specific aesthetic, but each has a rigorous and specific approach to evaluating manuscripts.  Applicants should send in what they believe to be their best work.  It does not need to be published. They may also send in more than one sample and include some work-in-progress.

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Research the Organization and the Residency
Carefully research each residency that interests you and make sure you understand what each requires in terms of application materials and guidelines.  Visit their websites, study previous recipients and call or send an e-mail to clarify if necessary.  It also doesn’t hurt to translate an application into their language if you apply for a residency or fellowship in non-english-speaking countries.

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Now the Most Important Question: How to Find Residencies?
Most residencies offer artists and writers at least once a year an application period. Should the deadline be over, just mark you calendar for the next year.  To multiply your chances, apply at several places.  Find dozens of writers fellowships and free residencies at these websites and articles:

Poets & Writers, has a great database, for example, if you choose >free>residency>50 results per page, you will receive this list.  http://www.pw.org/conferences_and_residencies?type=RESIDENCY&state=All&free=yes&perpage=50

A great resource for writers, not only for residencies but also for grants and contests is the Aerogramme Studio; http://www.aerogrammestudio.com/2017/01/05/residencies-for-writers-2017/

Two weeks in the south of France to edit a book of poetry. Three months in a mill building in Massachusetts to work on a film. A year in the mountains to sculpt. A semester in Taiwan to compose. With 100s of residency programs worldwide, the choice is up to you. http://www.artistcommunities.org/residencies/directory

At Resartis.org you can search by upcoming deadlines, country, city, facilities/support, duration, setting, language, companions allowed, accommodation, wheelchair etc. The listing contains free and paid residencies, for funding possibilities they recommend a page for “cultural mobility”  On the Move.
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More useful lists of free residencies can be found on these websites:

https://thewritelife.com/writing-residencies/

http://www.savvybookwriters.com/7-grants-residencies-for-writers/

http://www.savvybookwriters.com/7-fellowships-for-writers-in-berlin-germany/

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/9-writer-residencies-grants-and-funding/

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/10-important-steps-when-applying-for-grants/
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Writer’s Residencies in Canada
“The Canada Council Author Residencies program goes to universities and public libraries, with community-run residencies at writers’ houses receiving proportionally less funding. This difference in funding is reflected in the honoraria paid to writers in residence at various types of residency hosts. 

University-based writer-in-residence appointments are well paid (the author appointed to McMaster University receives a stipend of $20,000 for a four-month term). Public library–based writer-in-residence appointments are also well paid (the author appointed to the Vancouver Public Library in 2008 received a stipend of $16,000 for a four-month term).  Writers in residence at community-run residencies at writers’ houses are somewhat less well paid (the 2010 writer in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House received an honorarium of $7,500 for a three-month appointment, plus furnished accommodation valued at $1,500 per month, for a total of $12,000 over three months)” informs a web page.

See in detail who get’s what in an article about the Canada Council Author Residencies Grant Awards by the Simon-Fraser-University, Vancouver, BC.

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How to Apply for a Free Writer Residency

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The good news: One proposal in three is typically funded! Late Winter and early spring are good times to apply for Writer Grants, which includes fellowships, workshops, residencies, travel expenses, sometimes even meals or small allowances … and not only in North America but worldwide. Here are some examples:

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EstNordEst at St Lawrence River Near Quebec City, Canada
Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer, and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the curator or the writer.
Curators and writers receive a 583$ stipend and free lodging for the four-week period of the residence. A 260$ writer’s fee will also be paid for texts on the residency produced for publication by Est-Nord-Est (250 words per artist). Curators and writers have access to an individual studio space, documentation on the artists, certain electronic equipment, logistical support… and a bicycle.
The artists and writers share a collective house next door to the Est-Nord-Est studios. It has five bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, two bathrooms and a laundry room.
http://estnordest.org/residency

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Kerouac House Residency
The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world.  You will be judged on the quality of the writing sample you submit.  Each residency consists of approximately a three months stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums.  Utilities and a food stipend of $1,000 are included.  As writer-in-residence, all you are required to do is live in the Kerouac House during your residency, work on your writing project, and participate in two events—a Welcome Potluck dinner for you, and a Final Reading of your work at the Kerouac House at the end of your residency. $30 application fee.
http://www.kerouacproject.org/submissions/

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Ucross Foundation Residency
The Ucross Foundation Residency Program offers the gift of time and space to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines. The Foundation strives to provide a respectful, comfortable and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life.
The Ucross Foundation provides free living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers, and composers. In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters.
Lunch and dinners are prepared Mo to Fri by a professional chef with ample provisions on hand for breakfasts and weekends. Lunches are delivered to individual studio doors; group dinners take place at 6 p.m.
http://www.ucrossfoundation.org/residency-program/

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Bogliasco Foundation
Bogliasco, Italy. Residencies of an average of 32 days for qualified persons engaged in advanced creative work or scholarly research in archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and visual arts.
The Residency provides housing, meals, and studios. Artist are responsible for travel, materials, and any additional living expenses.
http://www.bfny.org/english/fellowships.cfm

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How to Apply for Grants, Fellowships, and Residencies
Successful proposals are not done in an afternoon. They require strategic planning, research, preparing the proposal, building an evaluation plan, and follow-up. But once you are over the learning curve, all your following proposals will be a breeze.
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1. Study the organization and successful grants, fellowships or residency applications. You can see the “language” they prefer and get an idea what type of projects were successful. Learn and understand the meanings of the vocabulary being used in grant guidelines. It’s important how well your written presentation answers their questions.
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2. Show an interest in the Funders’ organization, call them for further information and find out the name of the person you should address the proposal if it is not stated specifically.

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3. Create your proposal in a way for the funding organization to conclude it will fulfill their philanthropic mission. Offer a concise plan to fill a need or solve a problem.
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3. Adhere strict to their guidelines, help them to evaluate your proposal easily. Your reader (decision maker) will evaluate your plan according to what you are proposing. And how your project can benefit others.
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4. Provide a detailed budget and outline how the funds will be used.
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5. Show them what you can do and how your past experience will help you achieve your objectives with this grant.
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6. Explain in detail what you or your organization does and why the grantor can trust you to handle the project and money appropriately.
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7. Add an executive summary written in non-technical language, or include your own glossary of terms, explaining technical language used in the proposal.
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8. Write it in a positive language.
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9. Break your plan down into specific steps that are tied to a specific, well-designed timeline.
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10. State exactly how you will evaluate your success and how you will follow up. Show your long-term vision and that the project is “sustainable.”
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Study the organization and successful grants. Some of them make samples of grant proposals they have funded online available. You can see the “language” they prefer and get an idea what type of projects were successful. Learn and understand the meanings of the vocabulary being used in grant guidelines. It’s important how well your written presentation answers their questions. Check out Res Artis website periodically. It can be sorted by deadlines or countries, however not all offers in this list are free, some are paid retreats. Good luck!
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Would You Like to Write in Italy or Oregon?

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Application deadlines are looming for some very attractive Residency and Fellowship offers in Italy and the USA.  Statistics claim that one out of three applications is successful…
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Each year, the Bogliasco Foundation awards approximately 50 Fellowships, without regard to nationality, age, race, gender, or religion, in any subject area of the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history,music, landscape architecture, literature, philosophy, theater, visual arts.

Located in the fishing village of Bogliasco near Genoa, in a region of extraordinary beauty whose landscape has stimulated creative expression for centuries, the Bogliasco Foundation offers one-month residencies to individuals of all nations who can demonstrate notable achievement in the Arts and Humanities.  Visit their Photo Gallery.
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For Bogliasco Fellows, the time and space to create in complete freedom, combined with the thought-provoking company of varied colleagues in an unforgettable setting, results in astounding productivity, novel approaches and often-unexpected collaborations.
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Application Deadlines:
January 15th for the subsequent fall semester, and April 15th for the subsequent spring semester. For further information about applications and to apply, click here.

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FELLOWSHIPSVisit their Photo Gallery
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SITKA Center, Oregon
The Sitka Center’s Residency Program has provided more than 200 visual artists, writers, musicians, and natural science scholars the opportunity to conduct their work while deeply engaging with the inspirational coastal environment of Cascade Head.  Up to six residents at a time, usually from different disciplines and stages in their careers, live and work on campus for up to 3,5 months free of charge.
The Sitka Center offers workshops, residencies and community events, while maintaining a facility appropriate to its needs in harmony with its inspirational coastal environment near Cascade Head and the Salmon River estuary.  Location is Otis, Oregon.
Apply for Sitka’s residency program, which is designed for an artist, writer, or naturalist with professional experience. Deadline is April 17, 2016.
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The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers.
The fellowships in Columbus, GA. are intended to afford the writers in residence uninterrupted time to dedicate to their work, free from the distractions of daily life and other professional responsibilities.

The Marguerite and Lamar Fellowship for Writers will be offered for the fall semester of 2016, the fellowship to begin the first of September and to end the first of December.  During this period of time, the Smith/McCullers Fellow will reside in a spacious private apartment in Carson McCullers’ childhood home, the Smith-McCullers House.
The Fellow will be provided with a stipend of $5,000 to cover costs of transportation, food and other incidentals. Fellowship recipients will be required to introduce or advance their work through reading or workshop/forum presentations.  The Fellow will work with the McCullers Center Director to plan a presentation near the end of the residency.

Why do you write? What are your writing goals for yourself? What kinds of projects are you working on, writing-wise and otherwise? Why do you think you’d benefit from a retreat such as this one?  The winner will be chosen and announced by August 1 and will be invited to attend the retreat free of charge.
Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2016.
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Fellowship at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Are you having several years experience in publishing?  Are you an editor, rights and licensing professional, literary agent, small publisher or a product manager (print and digital)?  Then you are in the “right position” to be considered for this fellowship, offered by the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.  Deadline for applications is April 30, 2016

The Frankfurt Fellowship Program focuses on information exchange, professional dialogue and the creation of networks between young international publishers.  Visits of publishing houses and booksellers, market presentations, match-making events and dinners, and networking opportunities take place in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin.
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15 Years Fellowship Program.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Fellowship Program.  First launched at the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1998, the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme has provided information and networking opportunities in the world of international publishing to more than 260 participants in 48 countries.
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Benefits
Travel expenses and accommodation while staying in Germany are covered by the Frankfurt Book Fair.  This also goes for part of the food expenses until October 16th.  Participants are responsible for covering their travel costs to Frankfurt and back.
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Program
Starting at 17 October to 23 October, there will only be evening engagements within the Fellowship programme. During the day the Frankfurt Fellows can arrange their own appointments.
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3 Letters of Recommendation.
The letters of recommendation should be written by international publishers, editors, foreign rights directors/managers or literary agents with which the applicant has worked. Recommendation letters written by authors cannot be considered.
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Deadline is April 30, 2016
Application Form

 



Part 2, Grants for Writers

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Would you like a free work-vacation stay, maybe in Paris, France or in Bellagio, Italy? Sometimes even paid… as a Writer-in-Residency? Book mark these tips and links and check periodically the deadlines for grants, fellowships or writers residencies. Besides accommodation, writers often receive a stipend and travel expenses paid. A great way for writers to get out of their routine, find time to write, solitude and possibilities to advance their career. See also Part 1 of Grants for Writers.

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Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio, Italy, Residencies
Four-week residencies between March 10 and July 31, 2015. Open to composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists from around the globe, with the goal of bringing together people of diverse expertise and cultures in a thought-provoking creative environment. Spouses/life partners may accompany the resident, or may apply for a concurrent residency. The Center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project.
Must demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their discipline. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments — exhibitions, publications, performances — are particularly encouraged to apply. Residency provides housing and studio/work space. Residents are responsible for travel, food, and materials.
Deadline: May 1, 2014.
http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-program/arts-literary-arts-residency/overview

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Illinois Road Scholar Program
From the history of Motown to the moral tribulations of Albert Einstein, our curiosity can lead us to unexpected places. As an IHC Road Scholar, you’ll have the freedom to wander….take Illinois along with you!
Deadline May 5, 2014.  http://www.prairie.org/roadscholars

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Grant / Residency California and Arizona
The Creatives selected will be awarded a one-year opportunity to engage the residents in one of two affordable housing communities in Southern California and Phoenix, AZ to ignite social change through sustainable practices and programs. The Creatives selected – individual and or collective groups, will be given housing (or a housing stipend), a working stipend, and a small budget to execute their projects.
Deadline May 23, 2014.
http://grandcentralartcenter.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/grant-residency-opportunity-a-social-practice-initiative-of-living-resources-and-grand-central-art-center/

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Hedgebrook Residency
Hedgebrook retreat for women writers is on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. Situated on 48 acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, with a view of Mount Rainier, the retreat hosts women writers from all over the world for residencies of two to six weeks, at no cost to the writer.
https://www.hedgebrook.org/programdetails.php?id=1

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Jentel Residency
Jentel has two sessions and two deadlines. All application materials, including contact information, resume, work sample, and reference contacts must be completed online through Submittable by September 15, 2014 for the January 15 – May 13, 2015 residencies. The Jentel Artist Residency Program lies in the Lower Piney Creek Valley with spectacular views over scoria topped hills to the majestic Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.
Deadline Nov 15. http://www.jentelarts.org/

 

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Japan Residencies for Writers
The Japan Creative Artist Residencies Program awards up to five three-month residencies, each of which includes a monthly stipend of $20,000 for living expenses, housing, and professional support. Open to published U.S. poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to live in Japan and pursue creative projects. Each residency also includes a travel grant of up to $2,000. Writers who have published a book or at least 20 poems in five or more journals or five stories or essays in two or more journals are eligible.
http://www.jusfc.gov/creative-artists-programs/

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Horned Dorset Artists & Writers Colony
Emerging and professional artists working in the fields of writing,translating, musical composition, visual arts and interdisciplinary arts will be eligible to apply for a 4-week residency in the rural town of Leondardsville, located in central New York State.
http://www.horneddorsetcolony.org

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American Library in Paris – Visiting Fellowship
The Visiting Fellowship offers writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue book projects in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library. The Fellowship award, a stipend of $5,000 is intended to cover travel and housing costs for the Visiting Fellow. He or she will be expected to present the work-in-progress to the public in a weekday evening talk at the Library and to conduct one or two workshops for Library members on a subject of common interest. Fellowship applicants should be working on a book-length project, fiction or non-fiction, which resonates with the Library’s Franco-American traditions and interests and which might benefit from an extended presence in Paris.
http://americanlibraryinparis.org/events-programs/visiting-fellowship.html

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Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency, Paris, France
The goal of the Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris is to support and invest in emerging artists and writers, to provide an opportunity for them to advance their work and explore and engage with the cultural landscape of Paris, to encourage experimentation, and to increase exposure of their work to an international audience. The Residency is open to visual artists of all mediums, art writers, critics, poets, and creative writers, 24 years or older. Recent graduates are especially encouraged to apply. Applications start in February and stay open about a month.
http://www.artslant.com/la/foundation/index

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Hambidge, GA, Residencies
Apply through April 15th for the September through December residency period. Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.
http://www.hambidge.org/program-overview.html

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For more grant offers check out these websites periodically: Mira’s List and Res Artis (can be sorted by deadlines or countries, however not all are free in this list, some are paid retreats).   Read also our former posts: Get the Money! Apply! and 10 Important Steps when Applying for Grants.  Don’t forget: one in three proposal is typically funded in average. Study the requirements carefully, ask for copies of grant proposals they have previously funded. Some samples can even be found on their websites or other resources available online. Write your proposal in a positive manner and language and proof-read it carefully. Explain how your project can benefit others.

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Part 2, Grants for Writers

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Would you like a free work-vacation stay, maybe in Paris, France or in Bellagio, Italy? Sometimes even paid… as a Writer-in-Residency? Book mark these tips and links and check periodically the deadlines for grants, fellowships or writers residencies. Besides accommodation, writers often receive a stipend and travel expenses paid. A great way for writers to get out of their routine, find time to write, solitude and possibilities to advance their career. See also Part 1 of Grants for Writers.

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Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio, Italy, Residencies
Four-week residencies between March 10 and July 31, 2015. Open to composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists from around the globe, with the goal of bringing together people of diverse expertise and cultures in a thought-provoking creative environment. Spouses/life partners may accompany the resident, or may apply for a concurrent residency. The Center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project.
Must demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their discipline. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments — exhibitions, publications, performances — are particularly encouraged to apply. Residency provides housing and studio/work space. Residents are responsible for travel, food, and materials.
Deadline: May 1, 2014.
http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-program/arts-literary-arts-residency/overview

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Illinois Road Scholar Program
From the history of Motown to the moral tribulations of Albert Einstein, our curiosity can lead us to unexpected places. As an IHC Road Scholar, you’ll have the freedom to wander….take Illinois along with you!
Deadline May 5, 2014.  http://www.prairie.org/roadscholars

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Grant / Residency California and Arizona
The Creatives selected will be awarded a one-year opportunity to engage the residents in one of two affordable housing communities in Southern California and Phoenix, AZ to ignite social change through sustainable practices and programs. The Creatives selected – individual and or collective groups, will be given housing (or a housing stipend), a working stipend, and a small budget to execute their projects.
Deadline May 23, 2014.
http://grandcentralartcenter.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/grant-residency-opportunity-a-social-practice-initiative-of-living-resources-and-grand-central-art-center/

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Hedgebrook Residency
Hedgebrook retreat for women writers is on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. Situated on 48 acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, with a view of Mount Rainier, the retreat hosts women writers from all over the world for residencies of two to six weeks, at no cost to the writer.
https://www.hedgebrook.org/programdetails.php?id=1

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Jentel Residency
Jentel has two sessions and two deadlines. All application materials, including contact information, resume, work sample, and reference contacts must be completed online through Submittable by September 15, 2014 for the January 15 – May 13, 2015 residencies. The Jentel Artist Residency Program lies in the Lower Piney Creek Valley with spectacular views over scoria topped hills to the majestic Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.
Deadline Nov 15. http://www.jentelarts.org/

 

Mark Your Calendar for Next Year, 2015:
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Japan Residencies for Writers
The Japan Creative Artist Residencies Program awards up to five three-month residencies, each of which includes a monthly stipend of $20,000 for living expenses, housing, and professional support. Open to published U.S. poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to live in Japan and pursue creative projects. Each residency also includes a travel grant of up to $2,000. Writers who have published a book or at least 20 poems in five or more journals or five stories or essays in two or more journals are eligible.
http://www.jusfc.gov/creative-artists-programs/

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Horned Dorset Artists & Writers Colony
Emerging and professional artists working in the fields of writing,translating, musical composition, visual arts and interdisciplinary arts will be eligible to apply for a 4-week residency in the rural town of Leondardsville, located in central New York State.
http://www.horneddorsetcolony.org

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American Library in Paris – Visiting Fellowship
The Visiting Fellowship offers writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue book projects in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library. The Fellowship award, a stipend of $5,000 is intended to cover travel and housing costs for the Visiting Fellow. He or she will be expected to present the work-in-progress to the public in a weekday evening talk at the Library and to conduct one or two workshops for Library members on a subject of common interest. Fellowship applicants should be working on a book-length project, fiction or non-fiction, which resonates with the Library’s Franco-American traditions and interests and which might benefit from an extended presence in Paris.
http://americanlibraryinparis.org/events-programs/visiting-fellowship.html

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Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency, Paris, France
The goal of the Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris is to support and invest in emerging artists and writers, to provide an opportunity for them to advance their work and explore and engage with the cultural landscape of Paris, to encourage experimentation, and to increase exposure of their work to an international audience. The Residency is open to visual artists of all mediums, art writers, critics, poets, and creative writers, 24 years or older. Recent graduates are especially encouraged to apply. Applications start in February and stay open about a month.
http://www.artslant.com/la/foundation/index

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Hambidge, GA, Residencies
Apply through April 15th for the September through December residency period. Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.
http://www.hambidge.org/program-overview.html

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For more grant offers check out these websites periodically: Mira’s List and Res Artis (can be sorted by deadlines or countries, however not all are free in this list, some are paid retreats).   Read also our former posts: Get the Money! Apply! and 10 Important Steps when Applying for Grants.  Don’t forget: one in three proposal is typically funded in average. Study the requirements carefully, ask for copies of grant proposals they have previously funded. Some samples can even be found on their websites or other resources available online. Write your proposal in a positive manner and language and proof-read it carefully. Explain how your project can benefit others.

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Upcoming Grants for Writers

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Are you living in the USA, Canada or United Kingdom? The following grants, fellowships or writers residencies are mostly offered on a yearly basis, sometimes even twice a year. Bookmark their links and check periodically their deadlines. Besides accommodation, writers often receive a stipend and travel expenses paid. A great way for writers to get out of their routine, find solitude and time to write in order to advance their career.

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Iowa Artist Fellowship
The Artist Fellowship provides support to individuals who demonstrate exceptional creativity in the arts and the capacity for continued contributions to the excellence and innovation of the arts in the State. The Artist Fellowship Program seeks to elevate the arts in Iowa by advancing the artistic careers of Iowa artists through funding and professional development. The Iowa Arts Council awards each fellow $5,000 to support the development of their artistic career.
Deadline May 1, 2014. http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/overview.shtml

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Gladstone Residencies, UK
Gladstone’s Library’s immensely successful Writer in Residence program is now seeking submissions for residencies to take place in 2015. There will be four residencies offered in 2015. Each of the winning writers will be awarded a full month’s residency in the wonderfully creative atmosphere of Gladstone’s Library. During that month, each writer will publish two blogs about their stay, run a one-day workshop on the craft of creative writing, and host an evening event where they talk about any aspect of their writing life. Each residency comes with full board and lodging, travel expenses within the UK and a stipend of £100 per week.
Deadline June 30, 2014. http://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/writers/
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Nebraska Mini Grants
Mini Grants are designed to provide quick access to funds supporting a variety of arts projects that use artists or arts activities as a key component. Examples of project types include exhibitions, performances, poetry readings, commissions and/or support of new work development, arts festivals, community murals, and cultural heritage projects. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations incorporated in Nebraska that are federally tax-exempt, public agencies and subdivisions of governmental agencies. Organizations may submit up to two Mini Grant applications per fiscal year. Maximum request: $100 – $2,000. Deadline: At least six weeks and no more than twelve weeks prior to the project start date. http://www.nebraskaartscouncil.org/grants/grant_categories.html/title/mini-grants
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Residencies in Southern California and Phoenix, AZ
Specifically, the Creatives selected will be awarded a one-year opportunity to engage the residents in one of two affordable housing communities in Southern California and Phoenix, AZ to ignite social change through sustainable practices and programs. The Creatives selected – individual and or collective groups, will be given housing (or a housing stipend), a working stipend, and a small budget to execute their projects.
Applications should be submitted to arrive no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, May 23, 2014.
http://grandcentralartcenter.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/grant-residency-opportunity-a-social-practice-initiative-of-living-resources-and-grand-central-art-center/

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New Orleans Arts Council Grants
The deadline to submit applications for FY2015 grants through the Arts Council of New Orleans’ Online Granting System is before midnight on May 15, 2014. Grants are available for arts activities to take place in Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptiste and Terrebonne Parishes between October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015 through the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program. Grants are also available for arts activities to take place in Orleans Parish during the 2015 calender year through the Community Arts Grants Program.
http://www.artscouncilofneworleans.org/index.php?topic=grants.announce
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Red Gate Residency in China
Red Gate Residency in Beijing is currently accepting applications for October, November and December of 2014 and all of 2015. Red Gate Residency is an international artists residency program providing artists, curators, writers, and academics with the opportunity to live and create work in China. Our objective is to provide facilities for artists to easily start their projects and offer a community in which they can participate as much as they like. Artists working in any medium, writers, academics, and researchers are all eligible.
http://www.chinaresidencies.com/residencies/red-gate-residency
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Island Art Residency Michigan
The Hill House Artist Residency supports talented artists—emerging songwriters, writers at all stages of their career and many kinds of non-studio artists—with the time and space to create new work. Artists age 21 and older from anywhere in the world may apply. Solo artists as well as collaborating teams of up to four people are welcome. Application deadlines: April 1 and October 1.
http://www.artmeetsearth.org

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Florida Artist Fellowship
The Individual Artist Fellowship Program recognizes the creation of new artworks by individuals of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability. Fellowship awards support the general artistic and career advancement of the individual artist.
Deadline June 2, 2014. http://www.florida-arts.org/programs/fellowship/

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Fellowship for Editorial Writing
The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship was established to enable a mid-career editorial writer or columnist to have time away from daily responsibilities for study and research. The cash award allows Pulliam Editorial Fellows to take courses, pursue independent study, travel, pursue other endeavors that enrich their knowledge of a public interest issue. The Pulliam Fellowship awards $75,000 to an outstanding editorial writer or columnist to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world.
Deadline June 22, 2014. http://www.spj.org/a-pulliamfellow.asp

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Arts in Education, NH
The Council invites applications from professional artists in all disciplines who are experienced in their field/s and can make a strong personal commitment to working in an educational setting with students, educators, administrators and parents to apply to the Arts in Education (AIE) Roster. Interested artists should contact the Arts in Education (AIE) Coordinator Catherine O’Brian to discuss their application prior to submitting it.
Deadline May 2, 2014. http://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/artists/aieroster.htm

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Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grants 
These grants contribute to travel costs associated with participation in professional and career development activities in order for applicants to network, share knowledge, gain skills in specific arts practices and engage in dialogue about equity in the arts. No deadline. You may apply for one of the following fixed amounts to help cover your travel costs, based on excursion fares: $500, $750, $1,000, $1,500, $2,000 or $2,500. However, the two highest amounts ($2,000 and $2,500) are available only if you are traveling to or from northern Canada or to international destinations other than the United States and Europe. These grants cannot be used for travel that occurs before the date that the application is submitted.
http://canadacouncil.ca/en/council/grants/find-a-grant/grants/capacity-building-initiative-travel-grants

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$25,000 Offer for 3 Months Writers Residency

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All Canadian writers of established literary reputation in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction or drama are encouraged to apply. The writer-in-residence receives CAD $25,000 !!!  for the three-month residency.  The Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence program is a full-time, three-month residency for Canadian writers. The writer-in-residence resides in Lucinda House, a century home close to Laurier’s Waterloo campus, and splits his or her time between writing and community programming at the university’s various campuses.

The full-time position (40 hours/week) requires 40% of the author’s time to be spent on community programs or projects, leaving 60% of the work-week available for the writer’s own creative projects. Community programs and projects include reading manuscripts and consulting with students and the public, visiting classrooms, giving readings and lectures, leading workshops, or participating in similar community programming, on Laurier’s three campuses.
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Who Should Apply?
All Canadian writers of established literary reputation in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, or drama are encouraged to apply. The following criteria are required:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Established literary reputation with critically well-received work.
  • Professional teaching or public speaking experience.
  • Willing to engage with the public one-on-one and in group settings.
  • Active participant in the writing community.
  • In the midst of a new writing project intended for book-length publication.
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The Following Criteria are Considered Assets:

  • Experience in working with youth;
  • Experience in working with the public and with beginning writers.
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Download the Call for Applications
for a complete list of rules and regulations and all the details on how to apply.
Apply electronically by 4 p.m., May 31, 2014

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$25,000 Offer for 3 Months Writers Residency

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All Canadian writers of established literary reputation in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction or drama are encouraged to apply. The writer-in-residence receives CAD $25,000 !!!  for the three-month residency.  The Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence program is a full-time, three-month residency for Canadian writers. The writer-in-residence resides in Lucinda House, a century home close to Laurier’s Waterloo campus, and splits his or her time between writing and community programming at the university’s various campuses.

The full-time position (40 hours/week) requires 40% of the author’s time to be spent on community programs or projects, leaving 60% of the work-week available for the writer’s own creative projects. Community programs and projects include reading manuscripts and consulting with students and the public, visiting classrooms, giving readings and lectures, leading workshops, or participating in similar community programming, on Laurier’s three campuses.
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Who Should Apply?
All Canadian writers of established literary reputation in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, or drama are encouraged to apply. The following criteria are required:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Established literary reputation with critically well-received work.
  • Professional teaching or public speaking experience.
  • Willing to engage with the public one-on-one and in group settings.
  • Active participant in the writing community.
  • In the midst of a new writing project intended for book-length publication.
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The Following Criteria are Considered Assets:

  • Experience in working with youth;
  • Experience in working with the public and with beginning writers.
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Download the Call for Applications
for a complete list of rules and regulations and all the details on how to apply.
Apply electronically by 4 p.m., May 31, 2014

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9 Writer Residencies, Grants and Funding

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Earlier this month we wrote already about it:  Winter and early spring are good times to apply for Writer Grants, which includes fellowships, workshops, residencies, travel expenses, sometimes even meals or small allowances … and not only in North America, but worldwide. Here are nine additional tips and addresses where you can apply. 

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Australian Publishing and Promotion Grants
This grant supports Australian book publishers and overseas publishers to publish literary work by Australian writers and supports innovative publishing projects that contribute to the development of Australian culture.  Applications are accepted from: Australian book publishers (established and emerging publishers), overseas book and magazine publishers.
The Literature Board will accept applications from Australian and overseas organisations for support towards airfares, fees and expenses for the participation of Australian writers at literary festivals and conferences and other promotional activities.
Deadline March 23
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/artforms/literature

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Art Kibbutz Residency Program / Scholarship
Art Kibbutz is delighted to announce the launch its spring residency program at Eden Village Camp – a spectacular 248-acre venue bordered on three sides by the wooded hills of Clarence Fahnestock State Park in the Hudson Valley, 50 miles north of New York City.
The pilot residency provides participants with the power to shape an innovative new program, the only one of its kind to explore creative art, Jewish teachings and tradition and environmental awareness. Scholarships are available based on need. Art Kibbutz will also work with accepted artists to find funding for their other expenses; provide letters of invitation and prepare individualized budgets. Artists are expected to participate in events that foster relationships with the international Jewish community.
Deadline March 23
http://www.artkibbutz.org/environmentalland-art-residency.html

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Atlantic Center for the Arts New Smyrna, FL
During the residency, artists participate in informal sessions with their group, interact/collaborate, and work independently on their own projects. The relaxed atmosphere, unstructured program and lush, unspoiled environment provide considerable time for artistic experimentation, exploration and creation. Location New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Application deadlines: Full and partial scholarships provided.
Deadlines: March 24 for Summer, May 19 for Fall residency.
http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org/master-artist-residence-program-details-0

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Harlem Community Arts Fund
Grants from US $1,000 – $3,000 for artists and arts organizations based in and providing services within the Harlem community. Individual artists of all disciplines of literary, media, visual, music, and performing arts may apply to support specific, forthcoming professional development opportunities or the cost of a work in progress. Deadline: March 31
http://www.harlemaa.org

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Jack Jerouac Writer in Residency
Provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums.
Utilities and a food stipend of $800 are included. Electronic applications only.
Location Orlando, FL. Application fee $25.  Deadline: March 31
http://kerouacproject.org

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Rhode Island Fellowship Grants
Rhode Island artists who have created a substantial body of work that they are prepared to present in a professional manner are encouraged to apply for a RISCA Fellowship award. Artists who are residents of Rhode Island, and working in the disciplines of: Film & Video, Fiction, Photography, Play/Screenwriting, Poetry and Three-Dimensional Art can apply for one $5,000 Fellowship and one $1000 Fellowship Merit Award in each discipline annually.
Deadline April 1
www.arts.ri.gov/grants/guidelines/fellow.php

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The Writer’s Center Bethesda, MD – Fellowship
Three fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Fellows who live within a 250-mile radius of the center receive a $250 honorarium each, and others receive $500 each. Fellows also give a reading at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Poets who have published no more than three books and prose writers who have published no more
than two books are eligible. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines. Deadline March 15
http://www.writer.org/page.aspx?pid=927

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Bogliasco Foundation
Bogliasco, Italy. Residencies of an average of 32 days for qualified persons engaged in advanced creative work or scholarly research in archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and visual arts.
Residency provides housing, meals, and studios. Artist are responsible for travel, materials, and any additional living expenses.
Deadline: April 15
http://www.bfny.org/english/fellowships.cfm

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Hub City Residency
The Writers House provides two residencies per year in a historic cottage in downtown Spartanburg, S.C. The program is open to emerging writers in the United States who have completed a graduate school degree in creative writing within the past five years.
Residents receive lodging, utilities, and a twice-monthly stipend; they are responsible for their own transportation and meals. The 10-week summer residency runs from June 15 to Aug. 24. A nine-month residency runs from September 3 to May 31of the following year. Both residencies include a community service element. The program is targeted at early-career writers, preferably without a published book.
Deadline April 1
http://hubcity.org/writersproject/fellowships-and-scholarships/the-writers-house-residencies//?/residencies/

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For more grant offers check out these websites periodically: Mira’s List and Res Artis (can be sorted by deadlines or countries, however not all are free in this list, some are paid retreats).   Read also our former posts: Get the Money! Apply! and 10 Important Steps when Applying for Grants.

Everyone knows Kickstarter and IndieGoGo in the meantime. But there are other sources to fund writing projects, workshops, prints, publicizing efforts or lectures. Writers and small publishers are offered quite a number of grants and funding money.  Most are geared towards projects, rather than core funding. Think writing projects for example instead of business/office supply or salaries.
Show an interest in the Funders’ organization, call them for further information and find out the name of the person you should address the proposal if it is not stated specifically.

Study the organization and successful grants. Some of them make samples of grant proposels they have funded online available. You can see the “language” they prefer and get an idea what type of projects were successful. Learn and understand the meanings of the vocabulary being used in grant guidelines. It’s important how well your written presentation answers their questions.

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