Archive for the 'Grants/Scholarship Awards & Prizes' Category

Lake Forest College – Madeleine P. Plonsker Residency

18 January 2016

Madeleine P. Plonsker Residency

A prize of $10,000, publication by &NOW Books, an imprint of Lake Forest College Press (with distribution by Northwestern University Press), and a three-week residency at Lake Forest College is given in alternating years to an emerging poet or fiction writer to complete an innovative work-in-progress. This year the residency will be offered to a fiction writer. Brian Evenson will judge. Writers who are under the age of 40 and who have not published a book are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit up to 30 pages of prose, a project statement, and a curriculum vitae by March 1. Only the first 200 entries will be considered. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Lake Forest College, Madeleine P. Plonsker Residency, English Department, P.O. Box A16, 555 North Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. (847) 735-5274. Joshua Corey, Contact.

DEBORAH ROGERS FOUNDATION – must be from the Commonwealth or Ireland

9 January 2016


A £10,000 award to a first-time writer who needs financial support to complete their work.

Entrants must be from the Commonwealth or Ireland

and submissions should take the form of 20-30,000 words

of a work in progress (fiction or nonfiction) which is not under option or contract.

Deadline: January 31, 2016

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9 January 2016



Deadline January 11, 2016 at 5pm, EST.
All women who consider themselves emerging playwrights

(as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights)

are eligible to apply for the FEWW Prize.

Playwrights from all over the world are encouraged to apply,

but the play must be written in English.

Eligibility does not require that a submitted work adhere to the traditional three-act structure.

One-acts, two-acts (even four-, five-, six- acts), monologues, adaptations,

and any other wild (or deceptively tame) format will be considered with equal seriousness.

The only absolute requirement is that the submitted text be a completed full-length work for theater.

The 2016 winner will be presented her award as part of the 2016 Lily Awards,

which honors the work of women in American theater.

The winner will also receive a cash award of $2,500

as well as a staged reading of her play hosted by FEWW

at a theater in New York City. In addition, a stipend of up to $700

for travel and accommodation may be provided by FEWW if necessary.

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Enter to win a Prize Package from Writer’s Digest, BookBaby, and Edit911

7 May 2015

Everything you need to release your inner book!

The complete prize package includes:

  • Writer’s Digest 1-Year Subscription ($55.92 value)
  • Suite of Writer’s Digest Books
    • You’ve Got a Book in You ($19.99 value)
    • The Author Training Manual ($19.99 value)
    • The Writer’s Idea Book ($19.99 value)
    • 90 Days to Your Novel ($16.99 value)
    • Revision and Self-Editing for Publication ($17.99 value)
  • 2015 Writer’s Digest Conference Pass ($449 value)
  • 1-Year Subscription to Writer’s Digest Online Tutorials ($199 value)
  • Scrivener Story Writing Software ($45 value)
  • 100 Printed Books ($649 value)
  • eBook Conversion with Worldwide Distribution ($299 value)
  • Print-On-Demand with Worldwide Distribution ($199 value)
  • Deluxe Cover Design ($399 value)
  • $500 Credit towards Editing Services ($500 value)
  • Total value: $2,889.87

Giveaway ends June 15, 2015.

For complete giveaway rules click here.

FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest (New April 30, 2015 Deadline)

2 March 2015

Either Write a One-Page Business Plan, Make a Brief PowerPoint, or Make a Two-Minute Video about one of the following topics for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship:

  • How Student Organizations Could Use FormSwift
  • The Benefit of FormSwift to Schools & Colleges
  • Registration Documents That Should Be Online
  • How Volunteer Groups Could Use FormSwift
  • The Environmental Benefits of E-Signature/Paperless Documents


Scholarship Prize: $1000      

To be eligible:

1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or either a freshmen, sophomore or junior in college.
2. You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family.
3. You must be graduating high school or in college between the ages of 16 and 35.
4. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

Here is how you enter:
1. As mentioned above, either write a one-page business plan, make a brief PowerPoint, or make a two-minute video about one of the suggested topics.
2. Send your entry to jamie[at] by April 30, 2015 with the email subject line “FormSwift Scholarship Entry”
3. Make sure to include your full name, state, and date of birth within your submission.

We will notify and announce the winner on May 15, 2015.

*All submissions become the property of

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FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest

21 January 2015

Either Write a One-Page Business Plan, Make a Brief PowerPoint, or Make a Two-Minute Video about one of the following topics for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship:

  • How Student Organizations Could Use FormSwift
  • The Benefit of FormSwift to Schools & Colleges
  • Registration Documents That Should Be Online
  • How Volunteer Groups Could Use FormSwift
  • The Environmental Benefits of E-Signature/Paperless Documents                                                                                  

To be eligible:
1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or either a freshmen, sophomore or junior in college.
2. You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family.
3. You must be graduating high school or in college between the ages of 16 and 35.
4. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

Here is how you enter:
1. As mentioned above, either write a one-page business plan, make a brief PowerPoint, or make a two-minute video about one of the suggested topics.
2. Send your entry to jamie[at] by February 28, 2015 with the email subject line “FormSwift Scholarship Entry”
3. Make sure to include your full name, state, and date of birth within your submission.

We will notify and announce the winner on March 30, 2015.   

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Table 4 Writers Foundation – 3rd Annual Writing Competition

13 October 2014

The Table 4 Writers Foundation, formed to honor the legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman, will award a grand prize of $5,000 and two runner-up prizes of $2,500 apiece to promising writers as part of its third annual competition.

What’s at Stake: One grand prize of $5,000; two runner-up prizes of $2,500 apiece.

Who’s Eligible: Writers 21 and older; Previous winners not eligible.

What to Submit:
1. A completed application form obtained from the foundation’s website ( Information will include your full name, home address, phone number(s), email address, and title of the entry. In addition, the entrant must explain how the grant will be used to further their work. Identifying information should appear only on the entry form and should not appear on the title page or any other page of the entry.
2. Four hard copies of one piece of unpublished prose (fiction or nonfiction) that deals with some aspect of New York City in a meaningful way. Submissions are limited to short stories, essays, and book excerpts. Each entry should be about 4 to 10 pages long, or 1,000 to 2,500 words. The work can be self-contained or an excerpt of a longer work, but must be the work of only one person (no collaborative entries). Submissions must be the original work of the entrant and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished.
3. A $10 entry fee (check or money order), made out to The Table 4 Writers Foundation.
Where to Submit: Send by U.S. Mail to 1650 Broadway, Suite 405, New York, NY, 10019. No electronic submissions will be accepted.
The Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than Nov. 15, 2014.

Download the 2014 Grant Guidelines

Download the 2014 Entry Form >

Where to Submit:
Send by U.S. Mail to: Table 4 Writers Foundation 1650 Broadway, Suite 405 New York, NY 10019
No electronic submissions will be accepted.
The Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than Nov.15, 2014.
Additional Terms:
• All entries must be written in English
• Submissions will not be returned
• Members, employees, competition judges of the Table 4 Writers Foundation and their immediate families, and previous winners are not eligible to take part in the competition
• Grant recipients will be notified no later than Feb. 1, 2015
• Grants will be awarded at the annual spring event in 2015

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Grants – Scholarships & Residencies

6 July 2014

Conference participants pay $950 (which includes box lunches and Saturday banquet). Auditors pay
$800 (which includes box lunches and Saturday banquet). Once admitted to the conference, a
nonrefundable deposit of $200 is due by July 31, 2014. The balance is due at or before registration. Payment may be made by check or credit card. A limited number of $350 scholarships will be made available based on the potential for literary excellence. To be considered for a scholarship, you must apply by July 15, 2014.


Fellowships are awarded to visual artists, photographers, choreographers, sculptors, poets,
playwrights, fiction writers and others working in the visual, performing and literary arts. These $5,000 awards are given annually but not always in every discipline. The Mississippi Artist Roster is made available each year to local arts agencies, schools, festivals, libraries and other organizations interested in presenting Mississippi artists. Each year, Mississippi artists are encouraged to apply for the Roster to afford themselves opportunities to perform and lead workshops in schools and communities throughout the state. Presenters may apply to the Commission for Minigrants to cover up to half of an artists’ fee.


Flint and Steel are five-week residencies designed to allow artists to join forces with a Tulane University faculty member to inspire each other in the development of new work, to excite the public, and to ignite social change. We ask artists to describe in detail how the opportunity will affect their work, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community. Deadline August 1, 2014. Location New Orleans.


CAMAC is a creative center offering international residency programs for artists, scientists and technologists working with new media. Our ambition is to foster exchange and develop meaningful communication by providing a unique environment for individuals and collaborative groups working on the evolution of ideas or the realization of a body of work. Location Marnay sur Seine: France. Deadline July 31, 2014. Special grants, fellowships, and subsidies are available.


Willapa Bay AiR offers month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, musical composers and songwriters. Situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State, the Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to five residents each month, from March 1 through September 30, 2014 of the year. Willapa Bay AiR provides lodging, work space, and meals without charge. Location Oysterville, Washington.

Artistic Research & Development Grant/Writing Residencies Applications

20 June 2014

Deadline September 18, 2014. Artist Research and Development Grants are designed to support individual artists from all disciplines. The purpose of this grant is to support the advancement of artistic research, aid in the development of artistic work and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities.

Location Nebraska City, NE. Deadline September 1, 2014. Offering two to eight week residencies writers, visual artists and music composers. Housing, studio space and stipend are provided.

The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados is pleased to announce an open call for the Colleen Lewis Open Archive Residency between September and November 2014. Applications from artists worldwide are welcomed. This residency aims to support visual artists, writers and creatives by offering a peaceful working space for a minimum of 4 weeks, and the opportunity to interface with the Colleen Lewis Reading Room (CLRR) as an archive with which to engage, respond and activate.

The Artist-In-Residence program is open to professional American writers, composers and visual artists, including photographers, whose work can be influenced and enhanced by this superb Michigan scene. It provides resident artists the opportunity to capture the moods of Sleeping Bear Dunes in their particular medium. The program provides rent-free use of either a park house located in the vicinity of the village of Empire (no pets), or a campsite in one of the developed mainland campgrounds.


Post marked application deadline for the 2014 season is November 15, 2014. All proposed residency projects must promote and celebrate Rocky Mountain National Park’s upcoming centennial celebration in 2015. The Artist-In-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. Selected artists stay in a historic cabin for two-week periods from June through September. No stipend is provided.


Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, Crowdfunding Opportunities

19 April 2014

SHAKESPEARE’S SISTER GRANT – The Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a female playwright to be supported by three extraordinary institutions over the course of a year while she writes and develops a new play. In addition to a cash prize of $10,000, the playwright will receive residencies at three geographically distinct institutions—AROHO, Hedgebrook, and the Lark Play Development Center—each one providing a different kind of support at successive stages in the playwright’s process. The fellowship seeks to make possible for the playwright a breakthrough into the kind of new work she would not have had the freedom or the resources to create otherwise. Deadline July 1, 2014.


EUGENE C. PULLIAM FELLOWSHIP FOR EDITORIAL WRITING – Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship was established to enable a mid-career editorial writer or columnist to have time away from daily responsibilities for study and research. The cash award allows Pulliam Editorial Fellows to take courses, pursue independent study, travel, pursue other endeavors that enrich their knowledge of a public interest issue. The Pulliam Fellowship awards $75,000 to an outstanding editorial writer or columnist to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world. Deadline June 22, 2014.


ARTS IN EDUCATON ARTIST ROSTER APPLICATONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE – Council invites applications from professional artists in all disciplines who are experienced in their field/s and can make a strong personal commitment to working in an educational setting with students, educators, administrators and parents to apply to the Arts in Education (AIE) Roster. Interested artists should contact the Arts in Education (AIE) Coordinator Catherine O’Brian to discuss their application prior to submitting it. Deadline May 2, 2014.


ILLINOIS ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM – Deadline May 5, 2014. From the history of Motown to the moral tribulations of Albert Einstein, our curiosity can lead us to unexpected places. As an IHC Road Scholar, you’ll have the freedom to wander….take Illinois along with you!


PUBSLUSH – — Founded by mother and daughter entrepreneurs, Hellen and Amanda Barbara, Pubslush is a global, crowdfunding and analytics platform only for books. Our platform allows authors to raise money and gauge the initial audience for new book ideas, and for readers to pledge their financial support to bring books to life. Pubslush is entirely about giving: giving an opportunity to authors, giving a voice to readers, and giving books to children without access to literature.

May 15-18: Writers’ Retreat at Folly Beach, S.C.

4 March 2014

The Writers’ Workshop 15th Annual Writers’ Retreat will be held May 15-18, 2014 at Folly Beach, SC. It is open to a small group of beginning or experienced writers, and is an ideal place to relax, write and review participant’s work. Daily sessions in fiction, creative non-fiction and memoirs will be led by The Writers’ Workshop instructors. Participants stay at a beach house across from the ocean. The all-inclusive rate (except for meals) is $495 for a private room, or $450 shared.

The commuter rate is $55 per session.

Please register a.s.a.p. since space is limited, at,

or contact 828-254-8111/ for more information.


27 January 2014

Deadline February 28, 2014. $2,000 and $6,000 awards. To be eligible, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing. We encourage writers working in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and poetry to apply. $10 application fee. Writing portfolios should be no more than 25 pages.

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The Raoul Wallenberg International Essay Competition

25 August 2013

The Raoul Wallenberg International Essay Competition
TYPE OF CONTEST: Essay Contest

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The Raoul Wallenberg International Essay Competition, jointly organised by Student Competitions, The Swedish Institute and Raoul Wallenberg’s International Foundation, is inviting all students to take part in an international essay competition. The participants are encouraged to reflect upon Raoul Wallenbergs extraordinary life and come up with creative ideas on how, through their actions, they can inspire acts of courage, tolerance and unselfishness in the world!  

ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to all students worldwide ( Bachelor/Master/PhD), between 18-30 years of age.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: The participants are encouraged to reflect upon Raoul Wallenbergs extraordinary life and come up with creative ideas on how, through their actions, they can inspire acts of courage, tolerance and unselfishness in the world!
PRIZE: Winners of the competition will receive the opportunity to win gift cards worth 1,000, 500 & 250 Euros!


Sign up for the competition here by entering your name and email.

Reflect on Raoul Wallenberg’s life and share your thoughts on how his qualities and humanitarian spirit have encouraged you to contribute to developmental and humanitarian work.

Submit the completed competition application on the competition website by the December 31, 2013 deadline. 

DEADLINE:December 31, 2013

MORE INFORMATION: For more information click here

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Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

4 June 2013

Individual Artist Grants for Women

Deadline: June 30, 2013
Entry Fee: $20

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086. Susan Pliner, Executive Director.


2 June 2013

The mission of The Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts is to offer a place where gifted creative artists and scholars in various disciplines may find the conditions of quiet solitude and privacy in which to pursue their work. The Center offers each resident a furnished cottage, which includes a bathroom and a kitchen facility. A fee of $100 per week is charged to help defray the basic expenses of maintenance and operation. It is anticipated that the length of each residency period shall be negotiable between the applicant and the director. Location Clayton, GA.

Applications will be accepted from August 15th, 2013 to June 1, 2014

All inquiries re: The Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts should be addressed to Nancy Smith Fichter at the following address:
August 15-June 1: 710 Waverly Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312
June1-August 15: P.O.Box 467, Clayton, GA 30525
Email: Dr. Nancy Smith Fichter, Director.

Visit the website for details and application:


2 June 2013

Apply from August 1st through September 15th for the mid-February through April residency period. Hambidge is closed from mid-December
to mid-February. All new applicants will automatically be considered for the NEA Fellowship which provides a $700 stipend and waives the $400 residency fee for two-week residencies. This is offered to the nine top scoring candidates. $30 application fee. Submit up to 30 pages of a novel, play, short story or other written work. Please include a synopsis if necessary. Poets submit 5 to 8 poems or appropriate excerpts from longer works. For writers who work in languages other than English, submit both original language examples and English translations. Location Rabun Gap, GA.

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Last Call: BookBaby’s Mega Book Launch Sweepstakes

25 April 2013

Enter to win $16,000 in prizes!

This is our most amazing grand prize package ever! Featuring everything an indie author could possibly need to publish, promote, and sell their book, this grand prize is positively packed with goodies.

Deadline for entries is 04/30/2013!

The Grand Prize includes:

  • BookBaby – Premium eBook Publishing Package (A $249 value!)
  • BookBaby Print – 300 Books, Deluxe Cover Design, Interior Formatting (A $3,000 value!)
  • HostBaby – 12 Months Web Hosting (A $199 value!)
  • BEA Trip – BEA Passes, Transportation, Hotel, Book Signing (A $4,000 value!)
  • – Interview & Review (A $500 value!)
  • Circle of Seven Productions – Book Trailer Production/Distribution (A $2,000 value!)
  • Smith Publicity – Press Release, Media Blast (through Net Galley), Publicity Consultation (A $3,000 value!)
  • – CityStand Book Stands (A $80 value!)
  • JKSCommunications – 15-Date Virtual Book Tour (A $1,750 value!)
  • PR Newswire – Web ReachPLUS Press Release Distribution (A $400 value!)
  • PR by the Book – Social Media Consultation (A $900 value!)

Total Prize Value: $16,078

There’s no cost to enter. Hurry! Deadline for entries is 04/30/2013.

Void where prohibited by law.

View complete sweepstakes rules here. – WC&C Scholarship Competition

3 February 2013

AWP offers two annual scholarships to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference,
center, retreat, festival, or residency. The scholarships are applied to fees for winners who attend
one of AWP’s member WC&C programs. Winners and four finalists also receive a one-year
individual membership in AWP.
Eligibility Requirements:
• Former or current students of the judge are ineligible. Previous recipients of WC&C
scholarships are also not eligible to submit.
• Submissions in fiction and poetry will be considered. Separate submissions in each genre are
• Writers’ names must not appear on submissions. A separate cover sheet must accompany
submissions and include the following: name, address, phone number, email address, title,
and genre. Please bind submissions by staple, binder clip, or paper clip. If you wish to be
notified that your manuscript was received please include a self-addressed, stamped
• All manuscripts must be single-sided and typed. Prose must be double-spaced. A maximum
of one short story (or novel excerpt) up 25 pages or 10 pages of poetry will be considered.
Each new poem must start a new page.
• You may enter in more than one genre, and you may also enter multiple manuscripts in one
genre, provided that each manuscript is accompanied by its own entry fee.
• A $10 reading fee, either as a check or money order in U.S. dollars made payable to AWP,
must accompany each submission.
Submissions are accepted between December 1 and March 30 of each year and should be mailed to:
WC&C Scholarship Competition
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Ideas Tap: Bursary for arts students and recent graduates – Must be United Kingdom based

2 February 2013

Saddled by student debt? Whether you’re a first-year student or a graduate, if you embarked on a BA or BMus in 2006* or later, you could benefit from having £9,000 wiped off your Student Loans Company balance by IdeasTap. 

For a chance to win, simply tell us in 100 words or less what you could offer to IdeasTap’s network in exchange for the money. It could be an idea or a service, for example “This is how you could improve your site…” or “I’ll run this Spa event for your members…” – the more imaginative, original and feasible the idea, the better!

We’ll then invite a shortlist of our favourite 50 ideas to submit further information, from which we’ll select one lucky winner of a £9,000 lump sum, paid directly to the Student Loans Company – and four runners-up, who will each receive a £500 lump sum, also paid directly to the Student Loans Company. The winner will then be required to deliver their idea with appropriate support from IdeasTap.

To be eligible to enter, you must be UK-based and have:

• embarked on a Bachelor of Arts or BMus degree in 2006 or later.

• £9,000 or more in debt (we’ll ask to see a Student Loans statement, if shortlisted).

• studied in the UK and taken out a loan with the Student Loans Company.

• a first degree – we won’t pay towards a Masters or Postgraduate qualification.

• a profile picture on your IdeasTap profile.

• intellectual property of the ideas submitted – IdeasTap must be able to use any of the ideas from submissions, shortlisted entrants, runners-up and the winner.

 Find out more and apply by 29 March at

The brief closes on Friday 29 March at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 18 and over. If you have any technical queries, please visit our Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.
*Please note, this opportunity is open to those who commenced Higher Education study in September 2006 onwards, to reflect the introduction of £3,070 per year top-up fees.

Summer Programs for High School Students at Georgetown University

2 November 2012

Uncover your potential this next summer at Georgetown.

Explore an array of exciting subjects ranging from Law to History and the Arts.

Interested in a career in medicine? Apply to the Medical Programs for High School Students

to learn about a variety of current topics and medical breakthroughs.

Study what interests you while experiencing campus life before you graduate high school.

Visit our website for more info and to start an online application.

Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund Application – (round two) – £30,000 for citizens or 5 year residents of UK or Ireland

29 January 2012

Sky Arts is offering five young artists £30,000 each to fund their work for a full year as part of the Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund – in association with IdeasTap. We’ve just announced the two winners of round one, and now we’re on the lookout for three more talented artists to fund.

Sky Arts recognises that there’s an incredible amount of young talent in the arts today, but finding a way to get your work made is an ever-present challenge. The Futures Fund is designed to help bridge the gap between formal education and becoming a working artist.

Whether you want to direct a piece of theatre, choreograph a new dance piece, write a novel, record an album, create a sculpture or produce a live art performance, Sky Arts will give you the time and money to make it happen. We’ll also pair you with a mentor from Sky to help you develop your networks, skills and knowledge in the arts and the commercial sector.

The Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund is open to individual artists working in visual art, theatre, performance art, film, music, dance or literature.

To apply, you must be an IdeasTap member aged 18-30 by the closing date, 24 February 2012, and either be a citizen of the UK or Ireland or have been resident in the UK or Ireland for the last five years. Either way, you must currently be living in the UK or Ireland to apply. It’s free to become an IdeasTap member and just takes a few minutes.sign up here.

Tell us how the Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund bursary can help take your work to the next level and you could be in with the chance of receiving one of three £30,000 bursaries, as well as an opportunity to showcase your work on Sky Arts – be it on TV, online or on demand.

Three winners will be selected during this round of funding.

The Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund is part of the Sky Arts Ignition Series, which seeks to collaborate with six arts organisations over the next three years in the creation of brand new works, and further expanding Sky’s support of the arts in the UK and Ireland.

For advice on how to create a successful application, visit the Sky Arts judging: Top tips article.

About Sky Arts

Sky is the only broadcaster in the UK and Ireland with channels dedicated solely to the arts, with 48 hours of the best arts content from around the world across Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 2 daily.

Sky Arts also seeks to connect with culture on the ground, creating and collaborating with the best of the arts in the UK and Ireland to bring new experiences to life. For more information on Sky Arts, please visit

Download the terms and conditions and the application form.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 24 February 2012. Please do not leave it to the last day to apply – we are expecting a very high volume of applications, so if you experience technical difficulties or have any questions we may not be able to help you at that late stage. The deadline is final and we will not accept applications by any other means.

For details visit:


25 September 2011


For artists and organizations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin,
Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San
Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Stanislaus
counties in California. Currently accepting letters of inquiry
from media artists or performing artists. Just finished a
deadline for literary artists and traditional artists. Annually,
the Creative Work Fund invites letters of inquiry for projects
in which artists and nonprofit organizations collaborate to
create new works. Deadline, artforms invited, funding available,
and eligible counties vary from year to year. Sign up to keep
informed about deadlines, guidelines and projects. $10,000 to
$40,000 for projects in which artists and nonprofit organizations
are working closely together to create new art works. Any kind of
nonprofit organization is eligible to apply to collaborate with
an artist.

The Writer’s Travel Scholarship

23 April 2007

The Writer’s Travel Scholarship is an annual writing contest, now in its third year. The winner receives a round-trip ticket to anywhere in the world. Really.

This time around the event has special significance for me, because I am myself travelling again. I write these words from the remote village of Ghourma-Rharous, a town of 3000 on the Niger river in northern Mali. Despite the river, this place is well and truly the Sahara, and the daytime temperature exceeds 40 degrees celsius. It is also the most remote place I’ve ever been to; the nearest paved road is hundreds of kilometers away, and there is no
running water or electricity here. Except, of course, at the offices of the local aid agency which has a generator, and also a microwave-relay internet connection. In a place where most of the population is illiterate and starving, I’ve found a solid 128kps line. The world is a very strange place.

I’m learning, rapidly. And I’m writing about it.

Are you writing too? Not about the remote places in the world, perhaps, but about something that matters to you? If so, please enter the 2007 Writer’s Travel Scholarship. As usual, the prize is a round-trip ticket anywhere in the world. As usual, the basic rationale for the contest remains:

I think travel is good. I think writing is good. I think it is important that writers travel.

The Writer’s Travel Scholarship is my attempt to like to support the entwined causes of understanding and communication. Oh, I’ve written paragraphs before trying to explain why I think this is so important, but I’ve given all that up now. If you have to ask, I probably can’t explain it to you in the space of a contest announcement. Besides, I have better things to write today.

As before, I would like to make it clear that I am not specifically calling for travel writing. Write about your pet dog, if you can do it in an interesting an enlightening way. This contest is not about travel writing but writers travelling.

Now Acccepting Poetry! This is a change from prior years. How one can judge poetry against prose is something of a mystery to me, but then, I can’t really explain in any formal way how I (and my literary friends) judge one piece of prose against another either. Some writing is simply better than others. So this is something of an experiment, and hopefully we’ll see some interesting poems in with the prose pieces. Just make it good, okay?

On to the details:

Applicants must submit a short piece, 10,000 words maximum. Fiction, non-fiction, whatever, poetry or prose, on any topic.

Also tell me a little about yourself, where you would go with your free ticket, for how long, and why. You can’t ever have been to that country before I impose this restriction to encourage people to go somewhere new, rather than using the ticket to visit their overseas girlfriend. You don’t have to write about your destination. I just want to know what about it inspires you to go through the considerable effort required to actually travel there.

Email entries as an attached document in text or Word format to by May 31st 2007. They will be judged by myself and my writer friends, the winner to be announced on June 15th 2007. There is no entry fee.

All entries will by anonymized by a third party before review. (Yes, this means people I know may apply.) To make it easy on us, please do NOT include your name in the submitted document file.

Entries must be previously unpublished, there is a limit of one entry per author, and the ticket is limited to $2000 US. I will book the cheapest available round-trip ticket, based on departure and return dates given to me by the winner. I will try to accomdate these dates and other preferences as much as possible, but I reserve the right to shift each date plus or minus up to a week, and to make other choices such as routing and airline, in order to find the best fare. Other travel requirements, such as additional destinations or an open return date, may be accommodated if the winner wishes to make up the difference in cost.

By submitting a piece, you grant me (Jonathan Stray) limited web-publishing rights, specifically the right to display it on and any other sites of I may have some degree of editorial control over. I reserve no other rights. If someone sees your work here and wants to publish it, fantastic.

All decisions are final, and by submitting a piece you agree that I am under no obligation to award any prize at all. The idea is also to fund a developing writer who might not otherwise be able to afford to travel, so please keep this in mind when considering whether to apply. I have no funding, no committees, no mandate. I’m doing this just because I think it’s a good idea, so let’s keep it simple.

Good Luck!