Sunday, August 21

Guggenheim offers 220 Fellowships for Artists &Tribeca Film Institute to Give Filmmaker Grant Program ($10,000 + Grant Awards)

New Grant and Fellowship deadlines coming up soon from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Tribeca Film Institute.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Offers Fellowships 
for Artists and Scholars

Deadline: For U.S. and Canada competition, the deadline is September 15, 2011
 For Latin America and Caribbean competition, deadline is December 1, 2011

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (creative arts, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, visual arts). The fellowships are intended to further the development of artists and scholars  by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.

 Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean.

 Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

The amounts of grants vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project. Working with a fixed annual budget, the foundation strives to allocate its funds as equitably as possible, taking into consideration the fellows' other resources and the purpose and scope of their plans.

Members of the teaching profession receiving sabbatical leave on full or part salary are eligible for appointment, as are those holding other fellowships and appointments at research centers.

Approximately two hundred and twenty fellowships are awarded each year. The foundation only supports individuals.

Tribeca Film Institute Invites Submissions for Narrative and Documentary Filmmaker Grant Programs

Deadline: October 10, 2011

The Tribeca Film Institute has opened the application period of four of its grant programs for narrative, non-fiction, and new media filmmakers. The TFI Documentary Fund, the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, Tribeca All Access, and the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund are all open for applications.

The TFI Documentary Fund provides grants of at least $10,000 and guidance to support exceptional character-driven, nonfiction works-in-progress that sit outside of the social issue landscape and aim to take audiences into someone else's environment and spotlight the journey of the individual. Support is available for documentary films that are in the advanced stages of development or either in production or post-production. The program is open to filmmakers based anywhere in the world.

The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, provides grants of $10,000 to $40,000 as well as professional guidance in support of innovative and compelling narrative features that offer a fresh take on scientific, mathematic, and technological themes. Funding is available for narrative films at any stage of development. The program is open to filmmakers based anywhere in the world.

 The Tribeca All Access program supports working filmmakers who come from communities traditionally underrepresented in the film industry, including female filmmakers and filmmakers of color, by providing grants of $10,000 (with participants eligible for one of two additional $10,000 awards), access to industry contacts, workshops, panels, and year-round support. Funding is available for documentary or narrative films that are in development or in production. The program is open to filmmakers based in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund provides grants of at least $10,000 to innovative film and video artists living and working in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America whose works reflect their diverse cultures in documentary or mixed media format. Funding is available for documentary or nonfiction new media projects that are in production or post-production.

Beyond providing grants for filmmakers, these programs also include year-round support, filmmaker resources, and industry connections for grantees. Grant recipients also will be invited to attend events during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

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