Grants/Scholarship Awards & Prizes

FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest (New April 30, 2015 Deadline)

Either Write a One-Page Business Plan, Make a Brief PowerPoint, or Make a Two-Minute Video about one of the following topics for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship: How Student Organizations Could Use FormSwift The Benefit of FormSwift to Schools & Colleges Registration Documents That Should Be Online How Volunteer Groups Could Use FormSwift The Environmental Benefits of E-Signature/Paperless Documents   Scholarship Prize: $1000       To be eligible: 1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or either a freshmen, sophomore or junior in college. 2. You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family. 3. You must be graduating high school or in college between the ages of 16 and 35. 4. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment. Here is how you enter: 1. As mentioned above, either write a one-page business plan, make a brief PowerPoint, or make a two-minute video about one of the suggested topics. 2. Send your entry to jamie[at]formswift.com by April 30, 2015 with the email subject line “FormSwift Scholarship Entry” 3. Make sure to include your full name, state, and date of birth within your submission. We will notify and announce the winner on May 15, 2015. *All submissions become the property of FormSwift.com Visit the website for details: ...

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FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest

Either Write a One-Page Business Plan, Make a Brief PowerPoint, or Make a Two-Minute Video about one of the following topics for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship: How Student Organizations Could Use FormSwift The Benefit of FormSwift to Schools & Colleges Registration Documents That Should Be Online How Volunteer Groups Could Use FormSwift The Environmental Benefits of E-Signature/Paperless Documents                                                                                   To be eligible: 1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or either a freshmen, sophomore or junior in college. 2. You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family. 3. You must be graduating high school or in college between the ages of 16 and 35. 4. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment. Here is how you enter: 1. As mentioned above, either write a one-page business plan, make a brief PowerPoint, or make a two-minute video about one of the suggested topics. 2. Send your entry to jamie[at]formswift.com by February 28, 2015 with the email subject line “FormSwift Scholarship Entry” 3. Make sure to include your full name, state, and date of birth within your submission. We will notify and announce the winner on March 30, 2015.    Visit the website:...

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Table 4 Writers Foundation – 3rd Annual Writing Competition

The Table 4 Writers Foundation, formed to honor the legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman, will award a grand prize of $5,000 and two runner-up prizes of $2,500 apiece to promising writers as part of its third annual competition. What’s at Stake: One grand prize of $5,000; two runner-up prizes of $2,500 apiece. Who’s Eligible: Writers 21 and older; Previous winners not eligible. What to Submit: 1. A completed application form obtained from the foundation’s website (www.table4.org). Information will include your full name, home address, phone number(s), email address, and title of the entry. In addition, the entrant must explain how the grant will be used to further their work. Identifying information should appear only on the entry form and should not appear on the title page or any other page of the entry. 2. Four hard copies of one piece of unpublished prose (fiction or nonfiction) that deals with some aspect of New York City in a meaningful way. Submissions are limited to short stories, essays, and book excerpts. Each entry should be about 4 to 10 pages long, or 1,000 to 2,500 words. The work can be self-contained or an excerpt of a longer work, but must be the work of only one person (no collaborative entries). Submissions must be the original work of the entrant and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished. 3. A $10 entry fee (check or money order), made out to The Table 4 Writers Foundation. Where to Submit: Send by U.S. Mail to 1650 Broadway, Suite 405, New York, NY, 10019. No electronic submissions will be accepted. The Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than Nov. 15, 2014. Download the 2014 Grant Guidelines Download the 2014 Entry Form > Where to Submit: Send by U.S. Mail to: Table 4 Writers Foundation 1650 Broadway, Suite 405 New York, NY 10019 No electronic submissions will be accepted. The Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than Nov.15, 2014. Additional Terms: • All entries must be written in English • Submissions will not be returned • Members, employees, competition judges of the Table 4 Writers Foundation and their immediate families, and previous winners are not eligible to take part in the competition • Grant recipients will be notified no later than Feb. 1, 2015 • Grants will be awarded at the annual spring event in 2015 Visit the website: ...

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Grants – Scholarships & Residencies

VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS http://www.vqronline.org/2014-conference Conference participants pay $950 (which includes box lunches and Saturday banquet). Auditors pay $800 (which includes box lunches and Saturday banquet). Once admitted to the conference, a nonrefundable deposit of $200 is due by July 31, 2014. The balance is due at or before registration. Payment may be made by check or credit card. A limited number of $350 scholarships will be made available based on the potential for literary excellence. To be considered for a scholarship, you must apply by July 15, 2014. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MISSISSIPPI ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS http://www.arts.ms.gov/programs/arts-industry-ind.php Fellowships are awarded to visual artists, photographers, choreographers, sculptors, poets, playwrights, fiction writers and others working in the visual, performing and literary arts. These $5,000 awards are given annually but not always in every discipline. The Mississippi Artist Roster is made available each year to local arts agencies, schools, festivals, libraries and other organizations interested in presenting Mississippi artists. Each year, Mississippi artists are encouraged to apply for the Roster to afford themselves opportunities to perform and lead workshops in schools and communities throughout the state. Presenters may apply to the Commission for Minigrants to cover up to half of an artists’ fee. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FLINT AND STEEL RESIDENCIES http://astudiointhewoods.blogspot.com/2014/05/call-to-artists-flint-and-steel.html Flint and Steel are five-week residencies designed to allow artists to join forces with a Tulane University faculty member to inspire each other in the development of new work, to excite the public, and to ignite social change. We ask artists to describe in detail how the opportunity will affect their work, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community. Deadline August 1, 2014. Location New Orleans. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CAMAC http://www.camac.org CAMAC is a creative center offering international residency programs for artists, scientists and technologists working with new media. Our ambition is to foster exchange and develop meaningful communication by providing a unique environment for individuals and collaborative groups working on the evolution of ideas or the realization of a body of work. Location Marnay sur Seine: France. Deadline July 31, 2014. Special grants, fellowships, and subsidies are available. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WILLAPA BAY RESIDENCIES http://www.willapabayair.org Willapa Bay AiR offers month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, musical composers and songwriters. Situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State, the Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to five residents each month, from March 1 through September 30, 2014 of the year. Willapa Bay AiR provides lodging, work space, and meals without charge. Location Oysterville,...

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Artistic Research & Development Grant/Writing Residencies Applications

ARIZONA ARTIST RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRANT http://www.azarts.gov/grants/artists/ Deadline September 18, 2014. Artist Research and Development Grants are designed to support individual artists from all disciplines. The purpose of this grant is to support the advancement of artistic research, aid in the development of artistic work and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KIMMEL HARDING NELSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/ Location Nebraska City, NE. Deadline September 1, 2014. Offering two to eight week residencies writers, visual artists and music composers. Housing, studio space and stipend are provided. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ COLLEEN LEWIS OPEN ARCHIVE RESIDENCY – BARBADOS http://tinyurl.com/omv623q The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados is pleased to announce an open call for the Colleen Lewis Open Archive Residency between September and November 2014. Applications from artists worldwide are welcomed. This residency aims to support visual artists, writers and creatives by offering a peaceful working space for a minimum of 4 weeks, and the opportunity to interface with the Colleen Lewis Reading Room (CLRR) as an archive with which to engage, respond and activate. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SLEEPING BEAR DUNES ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM http://www.nps.gov/slbe/parkmgmt/artistinresidence.htm The Artist-In-Residence program is open to professional American writers, composers and visual artists, including photographers, whose work can be influenced and enhanced by this superb Michigan scene. It provides resident artists the opportunity to capture the moods of Sleeping Bear Dunes in their particular medium. The program provides rent-free use of either a park house located in the vicinity of the village of Empire (no pets), or a campsite in one of the developed mainland campgrounds. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM http://home.nps.gov/romo/supportyourpark/artist_in_residence.htm Post marked application deadline for the 2014 season is November 15, 2014. All proposed residency projects must promote and celebrate Rocky Mountain National Park’s upcoming centennial celebration in 2015. The Artist-In-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. Selected artists stay in a historic cabin for two-week periods from June through September. No stipend is provided....

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Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, Crowdfunding Opportunities

SHAKESPEARE’S SISTER GRANT – http://aroomofherownfoundation.org/awards/shakespeares-sister/ — The Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a female playwright to be supported by three extraordinary institutions over the course of a year while she writes and develops a new play. In addition to a cash prize of $10,000, the playwright will receive residencies at three geographically distinct institutions—AROHO, Hedgebrook, and the Lark Play Development Center—each one providing a different kind of support at successive stages in the playwright’s process. The fellowship seeks to make possible for the playwright a breakthrough into the kind of new work she would not have had the freedom or the resources to create otherwise. Deadline July 1, 2014. ~~~~~~~~~~ EUGENE C. PULLIAM FELLOWSHIP FOR EDITORIAL WRITING – http://www.spj.org/a-pulliamfellow.asp — 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. ~~~~~~~~~~ ARTS IN EDUCATON ARTIST ROSTER APPLICATONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE – http://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/artists/aieroster.htm — 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. ~~~~~~~~~ ILLINOIS ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM – http://www.prairie.org/roadscholars — Deadline May 5, 2014. 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! ~~~~~~~~~ PUBSLUSH –  http://pubslush.com/ — Founded by mother and daughter entrepreneurs, Hellen and Amanda Barbara, Pubslush is a global, crowdfunding and analytics platform only for books. Our platform allows authors to raise money and gauge the initial audience for new book ideas, and for readers to pledge their financial support to bring books to life. Pubslush is entirely about giving: giving an opportunity to authors, giving a voice to readers, and giving books to children without access to...

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