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Idea Capital grants

Idea Capital
Small, yet important idea grants for Atlanta artists.
A work in progress.

Continuing its innovative pilot project for a second cycle, Idea Capital will grant a Metropolitan Atlanta artist a minimum of $500 to encourage an experimental and investigative art project. We seek to foster a new tone of experimentation and support in the Atlanta [...]

Arts Writers Grant Program

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program announces its third round of grants as part of the Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Initiative.
The online application form will open on Monday, August 4, 2008 and the deadline for completed applications is Monday, September 22, 2008.
The Arts Writers Grant Program recognizes [...]

The BAC Community Arts Regrant Program

The BAC Community Arts Regrant Program funds Brooklyn-based nonprofit organizations and artists in the areas of visual arts, film and video, photography, craft, folk arts, dance, music, opera, theater, literature/writing, and multidisciplinary arts. Capacity-building grants are also available to Brooklyn-based nonprofit organizations.
The Brooklyn Arts Council administers four Community Arts Regrant Programs that are [...]

they can never have too much support

Fund for Teachers enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities.
(thanks for the link, Laylah!)

grants due soon

(thanks, Orville)

January 16The Alexia Foundation offers $15,000 grants to allow professional photographers to produce images that further the foundation’s goal of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Applicants must submit a proposal for a photo project of no more than 750 words. For complete guidelines and application information, visit
January 22The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s [...]

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  • CARLAGIRL PHOTO was founded on 14 February 1999 by Carla Willliams, a photographer, writer, and editor, born, raised and heading back to (yea!) Los Angeles, California.

    It was established with two goals: to be able to make my own work widely available for free, and to make accessible my research about artists of the African Diaspora, especially photographers, and in particular women. As it developed it grew to also include GLBTQ artists.

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    • Taking a Break November 11, 2011
      Site visitors will probably notice that I haven’t updated here frequently. I am taking a break from my site(s) for at least the summer. I’ve been working in this field for 25 years and I’m burned out on photography and art, the site(s) are in need of major updates/ revamping/ retooling, social media is exhausting, [...] […]
    • A New Mission for Aperture? November 11, 2011
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine November 11, 2011
      Danielle was briefly a contributor to this site; I am very excited to hear about her latest venture, the collective and now journal Mambu Badu “that seek to find, expose, and nurture emerging female photographers of African descent.”  Congrats, Danielle! As you may (or may not) know, last fall, I co-founded Mambu Badu, a photography collective […]

  • "Dedicated to the real photographers of the world—to those who, with their second-hand equipment and their makeshift darkrooms, are today fighting their solitary battles with their recalcitrant medium, not for money or for glory, but because they would rather make pictures than anything else in the world." - William Mortensen
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