RISD Research (11.15.16)

RISD Research

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Current Research Opportunities:

Getty Foundation Invites LOIs for Architecture Conservation Grants

What: As part of its Keeping It Modern initiative, the Getty Foundation is inviting Letters of Intent for projects designed to support the conservation of modern architecture. The program offers both Planning and Implementation grants. Planning Grants are awarded in support of research and planning projects focused on significant twentieth-century buildings.

When: Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than December 1, 2016. Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal by March 1, 2017.

How much: Grants awarded in 2015 ranged between $46,000 to $200,000.

Asian Cultural Council Invites Applications for 2017 Grants

What: The Asian Cultural Council works to advance international respect and understanding between people and cultures through transformative cultural exchange. To that end, the council awards fellowship grants to artists and scholars in three categories of cross-cultural exchange: Asia to the United States, the United States to Asia, and inter-Asia.

When: Deadline to apply is December 1st, 2016.

How much: There is no specific amount designated for individual fellowships or organizational projects. As grants vary in length of time (from a month to a year), amounts vary accordingly.

Stamps School of Art and Design Invites Applications for Residency

What: The annual program supports the production of new artistic work by a visiting artist/designer through a one-year residency that allows the artists to work at the school and collaborate with students and faculty.

When: Proposals due January 15th, 2017.

How much: Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $5,000 in funding support for project materials.

Big Read Accepting Grant Applications for Community-Wide Reading Programs

What: The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, aims to restore reading to the center of American culture. Managed by Arts Midwest, the program provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources in support of their efforts to inspire their community to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet.

When: Applications are due on or before January 26, 2017.

How much: Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000.


Contact Daniel Hewett via dhewett@risd.edu.

RISD Research 11.14.16

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