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  • Directory of Grants & Residencies
    by stephen | September 17th, 2007 |

    Many local and regional arts organizations across North America offer grants, residencies, and other resources to support artists working on projects that might be considered interstitial. This directory of artist resources is a constantly evolving list – to contribute, please email
    (Note: These listings are provided for informational purposes only, and do not imply an official endorsement by or of the Interstitial Arts Foundation.)

    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Phone: (651) 388-2009
    The Anderson Center serves creative people of all kinds: writers, poets, visual artists, sculptors, composers, dancers, archaeologists, anthropologists, scholars, and others. The interdisciplinary nature of the Center inspires creative dialogue among the disciplines and places the Center at the forefront of thoughtful exchange. The Center offers short-term residencies of two weeks to one month from May-October to writers, artists and scholars. Through a grant from the Jerome Foundation of St. Paul, each year the Center devotes the month of July to encourage the work of emerging artists from New York City and Minnesota. Each resident is provided room, board, and workspace for the length of the stay of the residency period.

    Phoenix, Arizona
    Artist Projects is a program to support individual artists in all disciplines for project-related costs that allow the artist(s) increased time to research and develop ideas or new works. The specific definition of eligible projects is purposely left flexible to respond to artists’ ideas, dreams and needs. Ideas for projects might include, but are not limited to, projects that stretch the artist’s work, seek to advance an artform or involve interdisciplinary collaborations with other artists or non-artists. Applicants must propose a project or phase of a project that can be realized with the requested budget and completed within the proposed timeline.

    CALDERA: Artist Retreat Program
    Portland, Oregon
    (503) 937-7594
    Founded in 1996, Caldera is a nonprofit interdisciplinary arts organization committed to fostering creativity, provoking experimentation and stimulating a deeper appreciation for the environment. We fulfill our mandate to support creativity by sponsoring a variety of integrated programs for underserved youth and by offering residencies to artists. Two- and four-week retreats are awarded to selected artists and writers from November through March. Each artist is given a private creekside cottage and the time to concentrate on their work. The Hearth Center provides additional rehearsal and studio space. Caldera does not charge any fees, but artists are responsible for their own transportation, meals and materials.

    CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN SOCIETY: Fellowships at Carnegie Mellon
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    (412) 268-3239
    The purpose of these Fellowships is to provide younger scholars with free time to further their own work in a cross-disciplinary setting, to associate them with a distinguished faculty, and to allow them to contribute to an innovative humanities project recently begun at Carnegie Mellon University.

    New York, New York
    (212) 598-9900 x300
    Creative Capital is a new, national organization supporting visual artists who are pursuing innovative approaches to form and/or content in the visual, performing, and media arts. Creative Capital will work closely with its funded artists to provide audience development, marketing and other forms of assistance tailored to individual projects. Artists will, in return, share a portion of their proceeds with Creative Capital, enabling the fund to support more artists in the future. 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 experimental literature). Projects that transcend traditional discipline boundaries are highly encouraged. Creative Capital operates on a two-year grant cycle, funding alternative disciplines each year. The first year of each cycle, we issue grants in visual and film/video arts; the second year, performing and emerging arts.

    DANIEL LANGLOIS FOUNDATION FOR ART, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY: Research Grant Program for Individual Artists or Scientists

    Montreal, Quebec
    (514) 987-7177
    The Foundation’s mission is: to promote contemporary artistic practices that use digital technologies to express aesthetic and critical forms of discourse; to encourage interdisciplinary research and, in general, to sustain the development of projects calling for co-operation between people from a variety of fields, such as artists, scientists, and technologists or engineers; to render public the results of research supported by its programs. The Foundation offers grants to individuals making an exceptional contribution to advancing knowledge at the crossroads of art, science and technology, or to individuals whose project is highly original or innovative. This assistance is intended to support individuals in their research, their experimental work and the development of their projects.

    DO WHILE STUDIO: Do While Residency @ Studio Soto
    Boston, MA
    (617) 338-9129
    Do While Studio provides an opportunity for artists to consider the social ramifications of technological expansion, and to prepare for their roles as the creators rather than the consumers of new media. A six-week process-oriented artist’s residency for the development of a new media project. The residency provides living, working and exhibition space in the heart of downtown Boston, as well as “think tank” support from professionals in the field. Projects should be experimental, research-oriented, community-based, and in need of further development.

    New York, NY
    (212) 431-5127
    Experimental Intermedia was founded in 1968 by Elaine Summers to provide organizational support for artists working in intermedia forms. Throughout its history EI has produced more than 1000 events in its New York lofts. EI has also produced many intermedia events in other cities in the U.S. and other countries. EI now produces 20 events each season; manages its compact disc label, XI; develops and implements international projects in collaboration with like-minded organizations in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and elsewhere.

    Newark Valley, NY
    (607) 687-4341
    Finishing Funds provides individual artists with grants up to $2,000 to help with the completion of diverse and innovative moving-image and sonic art projects, and works for the Web and new technologies. Eligible forms include media as single or multiple channel presentations, computer-based moving-imagery and sound works, installations and performances, interactive works and works for new technologies, CD ROM, multimedia and the Web. We also support new media, and interactive performance. Work must be surprising, creative and approach the various media as art forms; all genres are eligible, including experimental, narrative and documentary art works. Individual artists can apply directly to the program and do not need a sponsoring organization. Applicants must be residents of New York State.

    HARVESTWORKS DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS CENTER: Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program: New Works
    New York, New York
    (212) 431-1130 x10
    Harvestworks, located in SOHO, NYC offers a creative environment where artists learn new technologies, create art and exhibit new works in an integrated way. The Harvestworks Artist In Residence Program offers commissions of up to $4000 to make a new work in our state of the art digital media facility. Each artist receives a $700 fee with the balance of the award posted in a “facilities account” which is used to manage and produce the work. The artist works with a team comprised of a project manager, engineer and programmer (if required). Work produced in the program is premiered in the Harvestworks’ 5.1 Presentation Lab. Residents are also included in Creative Contact, an Internet compilation of digital artwork on the Harvestworks website.

    HEADLANDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Artists-in-Residence
    Sausalito, California
    (415) 331-2787
    Headlands Center for the Arts (HCA)’s Artists-In-Residence (AIR) Program has earned international renown for bringing together pioneering artists in all disciplines–visual, literary, film/video, performing and interdisciplinary– from throughout the U.S. and the world. The AIR program provides a supportive working environment that allows time for an exceptional group of artists to experiment, reflect and grow, both individually and collectively during their stay. The facilities are wheelchair accessible.

    LEEWAY FOUNDATION: Art and Change Grant
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    (215) 545-4078
    The Leeway Foundation provides immediate, short-term grants of up to $2,500 to women and transgender women artists residing in the five-county Philadelphia region who need financial assistance to take advantage of an opportunity for art and change. All opportunities must have an impact on the work of the artist; have a transformational element; be important at this particular moment in the artist’s life; and be in collaboration with or supported by a Change Partner.

    911 MEDIA ARTS CENTER: Media Residency Program
    Seattle, WA
    (206) 682-6552
    911 Media Arts Center is considered Washington State’s premiere media arts center, dedicated to supporting the expressive use of innovative new media by providing the access, training, and environment needed to create and exhibit works of artistic excellence. The Artist in Residence Program supports innovative new media artists of all disciplines, including digital filmmakers (narrative, documentary, experimental), animators, media installation and internet art. Program is flexible depending on the artist’s needs, but typically consists of project budget, equipment and facilities access, technical assistance, exhibition or screening support, and artist honorarium. Residencies range from three to six months in duration. No travel or housing support is offered.

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