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December 2, 2015  
In This Issue

In this issue of Arts Funding Watch, Foundation Center's newsletter devoted to arts-related topics, you'll learn about grants totaling $100 million to arts organizations in Indiana. You'll also find links to other health-related news, resources, funding opportunities for individuals and organizations, and job listings.

Lilly Endowment Awards $100 Million to Cultural Organizations

Lilly Endowment The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment has announced grants totaling $100 million to fourteen arts and cultural groups in Indiana. The grants will support initiatives designed to strengthen each organization's financial well-being over the long term. Recipients include the American Pianists Association ($5 million), the Children's Museum of Indianapolis ($10 million), the Conner Prairie Museum ($7.5 million), Dance Kaleidoscope ($5 million), and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art ($7.5 million).... Read the article»

Recent Arts News from Philanthropy News Digest

Detroit Institute of Arts Faces $170 Million Fundraising Challenge
Less than a year after raising $100 million for the city's "grand bargain," DIA is trying to build a $400 million endowment....
Posted: 11/30/2015

United States Artists Announces 2015 Fellows
Thirty-seven artists and collaboratives will each receive $50,000 to support their practice and professional development....
Posted: 11/21/2015

2015 Piper Trust Encore Career Prize Winner Announced
Act One founder Russ Perlich was honored with the prize, which comes with a $50,000 cash award....
Posted: 11/14/2015

Carson Foundation Awards $20 Million to University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The gift from the longtime Tonight Show host's foundation will support the new Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts....
Posted: 11/14/2015

Knight Foundation Extends Detroit Arts Challenge
The Knight Foundation has announced a commitment of $9 million to extend the Knight Arts Challenge Detroit for another three years....
Posted: 11/12/2015

More arts news...

Funding Opportunities

Artist Trust Invites Applications From Washington Artists for Fellowships
Sixteen grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded to practicing professional artists in Washington State working in the craft, literary, media, or music arts....
Deadline: 1/11/2016

Kress Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarly European Art Projects
Grants will support projects that enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture, from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era....
Deadline: 1/15/2016

Stamps School of Art and Design Invites Applications for Residency
An honorarium of $20,000 will be awarded for up to twelve weeks in residence served over the course of an academic year....
Deadline: 1/15/2016

American Music Abroad Invites Applications for International Exchange Program
Each year, approximately ten ensembles are selected to conduct regional cultural exchange tours in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, and the Middle East....
Deadline: 1/24/2016

New York Foundation for the Arts Accepting Applications for 2016 Artists' Fellowships
Unrestricted awards of $7,000 are available to individual artists in New York State working in the categories of architecture/environmental structures/design, choreography, music/sound, photography, and playwriting/screenwriting....
Deadline: 1/28/2016

Arts Midwest Invites Proposals for Shakespeare in American Communities Program
The Shakespeare for a New Generation program supports nonprofit theater companies that present works by Shakespeare to underserved middle- and high-school students....
Deadline: 2/4/2016

Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Fall 2016 Artist Residencies
Located in Sheridan, Wyoming, the residency program provides uninterrupted time, work space, and living accommodations to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers....
Deadline: 3/1/2016

Terra Foundation Offers Funding for American Art Exhibitions
The foundation supports exhibitions designed to enlarge public understanding and appreciation of American art made between 1500 and 1980....
Deadline: 3/1/2016

University at Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative Accepting Applications for Residency Programs
Short-or long-term residencies that include a grant of up to $60,000 will be awarded to artists working in any artistic discipline....
Deadline: 3/1/2016

More requests for proposals...

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DeVos Institute of Arts Management

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management The DeVos Institute of Arts Management, which operates on the premise that while much is spent to train artists, too little is spent to support the people who keep those artists at work, provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards. The institute is accepting applications for its annual fellowship program, which provides mid-career arts managers from around the world with four weeks of intensive training, over three summers, in arts and cultural management, artistic planning, marketing, fund-
raising, evaluation, and finance. Apply by December 15. Learn more.

Theatre Facts 2014

Theatre Facts 2014 The state of not-for-profit theater in the United States is mixed, with about half of theaters benefiting from the economic recovery, a report from the Theatre Communications Group finds. Based on annual surveys of its member theaters, the report, Theatre Facts 2014 (39 pages, PDF), found that between 2010 and 2014 surveyed theaters saw an increase in total income, with 53 percent closing the books on 2014 with a surplus. At the same time, increases in individual giving and foundation funding were offset by lackluster corporate giving and a significant drop in government funding. Download the report

Job Opportunities

Membership Manager and Writer
Frick Collection
New York, New York
Posted: 12/1/2015

Director of Programs
CERF+ The Artists' Safety Net
Montpelier, Vermont
Posted: 11/29/2015

Institutional Giving & Government Relations Manager
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
New York, New York
Posted: 11/25/2015

Executive Director
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Washington, District of Columbia
Posted: 11/23/2015

Program Officer, Jazz
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted: 11/20/2015

More job opportunities...


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