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Art Without Boundaries Grants

The Art Without Boundaries Foundation is offering grants and educational loans to deserving artists who wish to become Certified Mnemetecnic Therapists. MT is a new, multidisciplinary neuro-therapy designed to allow Alzheimer’s patients to reconnect with their wholeness through the life affirming pleasure of creativity. Once certified, the artist will be licensed for use of the trademark and process in a rewarding and lucrative career. This program is designed to provide a regular source of income while the artist continues to paint, show and sell their work. Artist must be skilled in watercolor or acrylic painting; have experience with persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other related disorders; have two years of college or equivalent life experience and be able to sing or carry a tune. Artist must also have entrepreneurial spirit and some financial resources for business start-up. In keeping with the mission of The Art Without Boundaries Foundation, artists who are women and in a minority will be given first consideration, but all are welcome to apply on their website: http://www.artwithoutboundaries.org

Community Care Foundation Workshops

Located in Springdale, AR they offer workshops in Board Development, Strategic Planning, Fund Development and Marketing. Call 479.927.0970

Entergy Charitable Foundation

Entergy offers grants in education and the arts and culture to organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas; the Foundation concentrates it's funding in two broad program areas: Low Income Initiatives and Solutions, and Education and Literacy

Glass Art Society Discussion Forum

The Glass Art Society is pleased to announce the new and exciting glass Discussion Forum. GAS is sponsoring this forum as a service to the entire glass community-those who work with glass, collect glass, provide technical support for artists or have a general interest in the medium. It is our hope that this forum will become a place where people will come to share information, exchange ideas, debate issues and make new friends within our international community. To participate you do not need to be a member of GAS. Anyone can view the forum at www.glassart.org/forum and have access to the information, but you will need to register (free of cost) in order to post messages and take part in the discussions. To register, go to www.glassart.org/forum.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

Check their website for grant opportunities and deadlines

National Endowment for the Arts
various deadlines

In most areas, funding is limited to organizations. Federal Partnership projects such as Save America's Treasures and Coming Up Taller are listed within the disciplines/fields. The Arts Endowment makes direct awards to individuals only through its Literature Fellowships, NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships, and NEA National Heritage Fellowships in the Folk & Traditional Arts.

Outdoor Photography Workshop for Women
A unique outdoor photography workshop for women photographers has been scheduled for Sept. 15-18, 2016, near Mountain Home, Arkansas. The event, offered as part of the annual Women Artist Retreat sponsored by the Ozark Regional Arts Council, will be based at Stone Creek Ranch. “This workshop will focus on using digital cameras to capture the many characteristics of nature in an artistic manner,” said workshop leader Bill Barksdale. “We will explore ways of using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings to achieve specific effects,” Barksdale adds. “And we will discuss the importance of white balance, use of histogram, and how various camera modes can be used to best advantage.” Participants will work on landscapes, waterscapes, close-ups, and nature abstracts. Sessions will begin before sunrise and extend into the post sunset hours. Any type of camera is acceptable, but those who bring DSLR’s or interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras will benefit most. No smartphones. Tripods required. Participants must already know how to operate their cameras. For further workshop details, contact Debby Lively at: [email protected] or phone 870 425-8291.
Save America's Treasures Grants

Save America's Treasures grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and nationally significant historic structures and sites. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash, donated services, or use of equipment. All types of arts organizations have competed successfully in the Save America's Treasures program -- museums, performing arts organizations, public television stations, literary magazines, archives, and many more.

The Grantwriting Institute at Garland County Community College

Located in Hot Springs, AR Basic Proposal Writing; Editing, Proofreading, and Packaging Your Proposal; Forms and Formats for Grant Proposals; Researching Your Proposal Idea & Writing the Program Design Section of Your Grant Proposal; Basic Computer Skills for Proposal Writing Attend each individually or take all five; call Claudia at 501.760.4223

The Richard Florsheim Art Fund

Funds artists over the age of 60