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Grants/Residencies for Writers & Poets

Fireline Fellowship
Corvallis, OR
Deadline: May 3, 2024

The Fireline Fellowship invites writers, artists, and thought leaders in the humanities to become part of a thinking community that, for two and a half years, will explore issues related to wildfire at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (the Andrews). Fellows will meet in person with scientists and stay at the Andrews, and then will meet quarterly online. Fellows will receive a stipend, opportunities to learn alongside scientists in the field, and up to four weeks of residency time at the Andrews. Fellows will develop new projects for a public audience and/or involving public engagement.

SFCB Book Arts Mentorship Award
Deadline: May 5, 2024 at 11:59PM PST

San Francisco Center for the Book has partnered with three esteemed artists and educators to offer three, five-day, one-on-one mentorships for mid-career and established artists from underrepresented communities. Mentees receive a $2,500 stipend and learn skills in the bookbinding, letterpress, and artists book fields onsite at SFCB.

CALI Catalyst
Deadline: May 6, 2024

Unrestricted grants of up to $7,500 to California changemakers whose bold actions are shifting the arts and culture sector in ways that give underrepresented populations — Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities — more power and influence.

Firelight Documentary Lab
Deadline: May 13, 2024

Firelight supports filmmakers from underrepresented communities in the United States who make artful and innovative documentary films that take risks, and provide new narratives about the most pressing issues of our time. Firelight will consider all types of documentary projects: historical, investigative, personal, vérité, and experimental.

Nicholson Project Artist Residency Program
Deadline: May 13, 2024

The program welcomes emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists and designers, but also dancers, poets/writers, makers, chefs, gardeners, architects, engineers, and scientists. Open to all local and national artists, but focus is on BIPOC artists and those who live in or have ties to Southeast Washington, DC.

MoCADA and Asian American Arts Alliance’s 2024-25 Bandung Residency
Deadline: May 14, 2024

A4 and MoCADA are seeking artists who are interested in fostering solidarity between Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Black communities with a one-year residency. Residents receive a $3,000 honorarium⁠, attend programming, create a new or build upon an existing project, work with the community, publish work in a book, and more.

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Deadline: May 15, 2024

The program supports writing about contemporary art and aims to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging with the visual arts. Open to any art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or a writer in an outside field who is strongly engaged with contemporary visual arts.

James Laughlin Award
Deadline: May 15, 2024

The James Laughlin Award recognizes and supports a second book of poetry forthcoming in the next calendar year. The winning poet receives $5,000, an all-expenses-paid weeklong residency in Miami Beach, Florida, and distribution of the winning book to approximately one thousand Academy of American Poets members.

Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
Deadline: May 15, 2024

This $25,000 award recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous calendar year. The prize includes a ten-day residency at Glen Hollow in Naples, New York, and distribution of the winning book to hundreds of Academy of American Poets members.

Deadline: May 15, 2024

The Emerging Writer’s Contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. One winner in each of the three genres is awarded publication, $2,000, review from Aevitas Creative Management, and a 1-year subscription.

The Studios of Key West
Deadline: May 15, 2024

The Studios of Key West, the premier arts organization at the Southernmost Point of the United States, offers a residency program for emerging and established artists and writers from around the world. Residencies are available to visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, media artists, performers, and interdisciplinary artists.

Parent Residency Grant
The Parent Grant is a four-week residency for an artist with at least one dependent child under the age of 18. Artists may choose to work in any of the following studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. This grant includes a $1450 unrestricted stipend that can be used for childcare or other costs at the artist’s discretion, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. 

Art-in-Ed Workspace Residency
The Art-in-Education (AIE) Workspace Residency is for artists interested in working with local school students while creating their own work in WSW’s supportive and immersive environment. This is an opportunity for artists with a range of teaching experience, from seasoned teachers and professors, to those with minimal experience and an interest in gaining skills and knowledge.

Legacy Playwright Grants
Deadline: May 15, 2024

AGE in the Arts seeks to change the equity landscape of the American Theatre canon by increasing the representation of BIPOC playwrights 40+ years of age of marginalized gender. Three playwrights receive individual unrestricted grants of $10,000 each.  

Parallax Futures
Deadline: May 15, 2024

The fellowship is a five-month program that trains practitioners to become conceptual technologists through the application of conceptual thinking to emergent technologies. By bringing together individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, disciplines, and perspectives, we create an environment where diverse thought and innovation thrives.

Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency
Saranac Lake, NY
Deadline: May 19, 2024

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers a free, two-week residency annually in autumn to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Six residents will be chosen: three from the Adirondack region (“The North Country”). Residency dates: September 22–October 6, 2024.

Summer Lake, OR
Deadline: May 30, 2024

PLAYA’s residencies are open to the global community of scientists and artists whose work promotes dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world. We encourage naturalists, biologists, musicians, designers, sustainability leaders, social practitioners, musicians, visual artists, writers, and performing artists to apply. PLAYA welcomes applications from both emerging and seasoned professionals.

Jonathan and Barbara Silver Foundation 2024 Grant for Writing on Sculpture
Deadline: May 31, 2024

This grant from the Jonathan and Barbara Silver Foundation encourages and supports sculptors, whether emerging or established, and writers about sculpture. In 2024 the Foundation will award a $20,000 grant to a writer who demonstrates fresh thinking on the history, aesthetics, and/or purposes of sculpture. 

Jewish Book Arts
The sum of $1,500 will be awarded towards the creation of a unique or limited-edition work in the field of Jewish book arts. All active, professional artists, working in the field of book arts, who have exhibited within the last five years are eligible to apply.

Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors
Deadline: June 24, 2024

Grist invites writers from all over the globe to imagine a future in which solutions to the climate crisis flourish and help bring about radical improvements to our world. Winning writers will be awarded up to $3,000. All winners and finalists will have their story published in an immersive collection on Grist’s website.

Centrum Artists-In-Residence Program
Port Townsend, Washington
Deadline: June 30, 2024

Since 1974, the Centrum Artists-In-Residence program has welcomed hundreds of writers, artists and creative thinkers to immerse themselves in the historic charm and natural beauty of Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington. The campus has sweeping views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, miles of wandering beach and forest trails, and a peppering of World War I–era batteries and bunkers.

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