(FILM/MEDIA ARTISTS) Experimental Television Center Finishing Funds: Provides film and new media artists who are residents of New York State with grants up to $2,500 to help with the completion of diverse and innovative moving-image and sonic art projects, and works for the web and new technologies, ranging from film and video to interactive media performance. Works must be surprising and creative, and must approach the various media as art forms. All genres are eligible. Individuals may apply directly and do not need a sponsoring organization. Undergraduate students ineligible. Application requires a project description, resume, and support materials. See website for complete guidelines and application. Sherry Miller Hocking, Program Director, Experimental Television Center Ltd., 109 Lower Fairfield Rd., Newark Valley, NY 13811, T: (607) 687-4341, etc@experimentaltvcenter.org, www.experimentaltvcenter.org. Deadline: March 15, 2010!

(INDIGENOUS ARTISTS) National Museum of the American Indian Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program / Artist Leadership: Supporting wide range of arts activities with goal of increasing knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts. Awards of $6,000-$7,000 enable indigenous artists to research, document, network, and develop life skills to enhance artistic growth and strengthen career development. Two-part program includes visit to Washington, D.C., to conduct research and to receive professional training services, as well as an artist-facilitated community project to share knowledge learned from visit. Eligibility: Must be an indigenous artist of the Western Hemisphere who is recognized by the their community and can demonstrate significant artistic accomplishments; may work in any media (visual, media, performance arts, literature, etc.) Artist Leadership Program, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, Cultural Resources Center, Community and Constituent Services Department, 4220 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746-2863, T: (301) 238-1557, FAX: (301) 238-3200, ALP@si.edu, http://www.nmai.si.edu/icap/leadership.html. Deadline: April 5, 2010,

(ALL) Art Farm Residencies: Art Farm (June 1-November 1, 2010, Marquette, NE) – Residencies of an average of 2-3 months for artists working in visual arts, electronic arts, film and video, multi-media, and performance art, as well as writers. Residency provides housing and some materials. Artist responsible for food, travel, and other materials. (402) 854-3120, af@artfarmnebraska.org, www.artfarmnebraska.org. Deadline: March 15, 2010!

(ALL) NYFA Affordable Workspace Program: New York Foundation for the Arts Affordable Workspace Program (New York, NY) – Open to artists and arts organizations who have been directly affected by the recession – through loss of office space, employment, etc. Activity must be arts, literary, or culture-related; artists and organizations working in all genres are welcome to apply. Workspaces at NYFA are private and equipped with high-speed wireless internet access. Meeting space is available by appointment. Workspace also includes a free printing quota of 200 pages per month (discounted printing fee for larger printing projects), discounted rate for copying, fully equipped kitchen (including coffee and tea!), and individual phone service with additional fee. Applicants must complete an application form (available on website) and include a CV and 2 professional references. Contact: Maria Villafranca, Program Officer, New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay St., Ste. 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201, T: (212) 366-6900 x251, mariav@nyfa.org, http://www.nyfa.org/level2.asp?id=158&fid=1.

***Thanks to WomenArts for the above notices! http://www.womenarts.org/news_funding/filmenews60.htm#Funding WomenArts (formerly known as The Fund for Women Artists) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women artists get the resources they need to do their creative work. Created in 1994 by Martha Richards, the organization has raised over $4 million and created a website that provides free networking, fund-raising and advocacy services to over 500,000 visitors a year. For more information about their programs, please see the About Us section of their website at www.WomenArts.org/share.

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