January 5, 2007
ARD International Music Competition in Munich
The International Music Competition is intended for a selection of young musicians who must be at concert standard. The standards are therefore high and the cash and concert performance prizes are only awarded for outstanding performances. The 2007 competition will comprise the following categories: Oboe, Trombone, Percussion, Piano Trio. The Competition will be held late-August through mid-September, 2007. All rounds are open to the public.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: For all classes - first, second and third place prizes are EURO 8,000, 6,000, and 4,000 for soloists; EURO 20,000, 15,000, and 10,000 for wind quintet.
APPLICANT INFORMATION: The invitation for this competition is intended for young musicians of all nations who are interested in following an international career.
Posted by sharum at 10:48 AM
October 4, 2006
NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
Deadlines: November 15, 2006
April 3, 2007
Maximum award: $30,000
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants is the first new program under the NEH’s new Digital Humanities Initiative. The name "Start-Up Grant" is deliberately evocative of the technology start-up--a company like an Apple Computer or a Google that took a brilliant idea and, with a small amount of seed money, was able to grow it into a new way of doing business. NEH's Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants will encourage scholars with bright new ideas and provide the funds to get their projects off the ground. Some projects will be practical, others completely blue sky. Some will fail while others will succeed wildly and develop into important projects. But all will incorporate new ways of studying the humanities.
The cross-divisional nature of the Start-Up Grants is a key. Applicants don't need to be concerned with determining exactly which NEH division or program is best suited for their projects. Their job is to be innovative and the NEH's job is to provide the funding they need to be successful. NEH staff will work with potential applicants in the pre-application stages to help them craft their submissions.
NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants are offered for the planning or initial stages of digital humanities initiatives in all areas of NEH concern: research, publication, preservation, access, teacher training, and dissemination in informal or formal educational settings. The maximum award is $30,000. Applications should describe the concept or problem that is being addressed, the plan of work, the experience of the project team as it relates to the plan, and the intended outcomes of both the grant and the larger project that the grant will initiate.
Application guidelines for this program are available at:
General information about the NEH’s Digital Humanities Initiative is available at:
Questions? Please contact: email@example.com
Posted by sharum at 9:10 AM
March 10, 2006
Grants for Arts Projects (NEA)
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED: 03/13/2006 and 08/14/2006
The National Endowment for the Arts is interested in projects, regardless of the size or type of applicant organization, that are of national, regional, or field-wide significance; that tour in several states; or that provide an unusual or especially valuable contribution because of geographic location. This includes local projects that can have significant effects within communities or that are likely to serve as models for a field. For the past several years, the guidelines have directed applicants to the Arts Endowment through a particular category of funding (e.g., Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth). Assistance is available to eligible organizations of all sizes for projects in: dance, design, folk & traditional arts, literature, local arts agencies, media arts: film/radio/television, multidisciplinary, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting, theater, and visual arts. Within each field or discipline above, organizations may apply through the Access to Artistic Excellence category which seeks to foster and preserve excellence in the arts and provide access to the arts for all Americans. The Arts Endowment is particularly interested in projects that reach and involve new audiences.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. Most grant awards will range from $10,000 to $100,000. Few grants will be awarded below $10,000; grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact.
Posted by sharum at 2:21 PM