I love Funds for Writers:
SUNKEN GARDEN NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION
$20 ENTRY FEE – First prize $1,000. Chapbook publication and publication in Connecticut Review. Future reading in the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, summer 2006. Second prize $400. Introductory reading in the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, summer 2006. Publication in Connecticut Review. Honorable Mention publication in the Review. Deadline February 1, 2006. Must be 18 years of age.
THE WE PROJECT POETRY CONTEST
$10 ENTRY FEE – The Writing Empowerment Project announces its inaugural Poetry Contest, with adult and youth divisions. This year�s theme is The Landscape Politic -The impact of geography and environment on the body, politics, community, love, connection, empowerment and change. There is a $10 reader�s fee for the adult division. The youth division has no fee. For the Adult division, the first prize award is $300, second prize is $100. There will be 15 honorable mentions. The Youth division prizes include a first prize award of a $100 gift certificate (TBA), a second prize award of a $50 gift certificate, and seven honorable mentions. All winners, adult and youth divisions, will be included in the published contest anthology, and will receive 5 copies. Youth division winners will receive a framed certificate. Deadline February 15, 2006 (received).
THE DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENTS SHORT PLAY AWARD
NO ENTRY FEE – Dramatic Developments, a U.S. Department of Education Research and Dissemination Grant program implemented through the Boston Public Schools’ Arts Office, invites playwrights to submit original short plays that address present-day issues facing Boston’s middle-school students. Three scripts will be selected for use in classroom and afterschool student
performances. The playwrights of each of the three selected scripts will receive a $2,000 prize, to be presented in April 2006. Plays should be 20 to 30 minutes in performance length. Playwrights must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2006. Scripts must be relevant to middle-school students and appropriate for classroom use and performances for 6th, 7th and 8th graders (approximate ages: 11-14).
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE – HERBERT HOOVER NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITE, Iowa
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch, Iowa USA 52358
Residencies open to two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers, craft artists. Application deadline: March 3. Residency period: May 1 through October 31. Number & length of residencies: Two of two to three weeks each.
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, North Rim, Arizona
P.O. Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
Residencies open to two-dimensional visual artists,photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers. Application deadline: January 1 – April1, 2006. Residency period: Late September – early October 2006, mid-May – end of May 2007, mid-July – end of July 2007. Number & length of residencies: Three in total, three weeks each.
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE – GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Headlands Center for the Arts – California
Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, California USA 94965
415-331-2787, ext. 24, PST
Residencies open to: California, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Ohio. Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers,sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers (Each state has individual eligibility requirements). Application deadline: First Friday in June. Residency period: February through November. Number & length of residencies: Thirty of one to eleven months each.
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