RISD Research (01/24/17)

RISD Research

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Current Research Opportunities:


Alexia Foundation Invites Applications for Professional Photography Projects

What: Through the program, a professional photographer or visual journalist will receive a grant to produce a substantial body of work that shares/promotes the foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. The foundation welcomes proposals for still photography as well as multimedia projects.

When: Deadline for submission is January 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.

How much: A $20,000 grant.


Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Invites Applications for Residencies

What: Five to ten residencies of three to twelve months will be awarded to craft artists working in wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay, or mixed media.

When: Deadline: March 1, 2017. Fee (USD): $30.00

How much: Each artist will receive a $500 monthly stipend and a $300 quarterly housing/materials allowance. The residency also provides twenty-four-hour access to two-hundred-square-foot artist studios equipped with sinks, telephones, and wireless Internet access. In addition, a wide variety of resources and opportunities, including teaching assignments through HCCC and collaborative works with fellow residents, are also available.


Princess Grace Foundation-USA Accepting Applications for Student Films

What: Through the annual program, grants are awarded in support of student thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate level. The categories of eligible films include narrative/documentary/experimental/animation/hybrid work, as well as media installations, transmedia, webisodes, interactive Web work, and other projects where the moving image is the primary component.

When: Deadline June 1, 2017.  

How much: Grant amounts generally range from $7,500 – $30,000.


Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars

What: The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts — except the performing arts. The foundation awards approximately two hundred fellowships a year. Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a period of between six and twelve months.

When: Applications are due September 19, 2017.

How much: Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.


Rhode Island Foundation Invites Applications for Arts in Academics Program

What: The Rhode Island Foundation is accepting applications from artists and art educators for educational projects that integrate art into other core academic subjects.

When: Applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) on October 27, 2017. Please note that no assistance will be available after 5 p.m. (EST).

How much: Through the foundation’s Arts in Academics program, grants ranging between $500-$1,000 will be awarded to projects that foster collaborations among artists and educators and promote the arts as an integral part of the learning process.


Contact Daniel Hewett via dhewett@risd.edu.

RISD Research (01.24.17)

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