Sea Grant Visual Arts Program: Call For Entries

The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant/Rhode Island was established in 1988 to encourage New England professional visual artists to address the issue of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Grants are intended to assist individual and collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment. Curatorial proposals will be considered. The grants, up to $3,000, are awarded annually.

Applicants must submit:

1. A maximum of 10 digital images of recent work.
(Entries should be saved as RGB (not CMYK) color Image Mode, in JPEG file format, and be readable by Macintosh platforms / Recommended image size, in pixel dimensions of approximately 1024 pixels on the longest side / If possible, save the file name of each image as: ‘artists’s initials_image number_brief title.jpg’ / Do not send PowerPoint presentations or automated slide presentations / Send the images on 1 CD [no DVDs])

2. A list of your images: identify each work with your name, title, medium, dimensions, and the file name of the image.

3. A current resume.

4. A brief statement, outlining the objective of the proposal, relevance of the work to ocean environments, and the relationship of the proposal to your past work.

5. Itemized budget including: supplies, services, and support personnel.

6. A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of the slides and materials and a self-addressed, stamped postcard to acknowledge receipt and processing.

Postmark Deadline is May 27, 2011


Previous recipients of Sea Grant awards are not eligible for five years. Individuals enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students are not eligible. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of Rhode Island professionals in the visual arts. Award winners will be notified by September 2011. A written report of the results of creative activities supported by Sea Grant, including appropriate documentation, is required at the conclusion of the project.

Visual Arts Program
Seagrant Rhode Island c/o Department of Art and Art History
Fine Arts Center
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881

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