Lately there has been more grants and prizes than you can shake a stick at. Beginning with the Frieze prize, Iâ€™d say itâ€™s the perfect time to devote yourself to writing. If youâ€™re lazy like me though, you take pictures and should apply for the Humble grant for emerging photographers. If youâ€™re just straight up post modern (read: into â€˜net art) you should apply to the new Creative Commons prize, notably titled â€œThe Liberated Pixel Cup.â€ If youâ€™re a painter…well, I just donâ€™t know what to tell you. More info below!
Itâ€™s also worth noting that thereâ€™s a new video up of the ENTIRE how-to-win-the-Propeller-Fund workshop AKA, â€œFunding and Creating Your Independent Projects.â€ Check it out here.
OR, be there in person:
Saturday, June 16, 2pm
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago
Wednesday, June 27, 6pm
6932 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago
Wednesday, July 18, 6pm
Gallery 400, UIC
400 South Peoria Street, Chicago
Frieze Prize 2012
deadline: July 20th
Aspiring writers are invited to submit an unpublished 700-word review in English of a recent contemporary art exhibition. Applicants must be over 18 years old and must not have had more than three pieces of writing on art published in a newspaper or magazine. The winner will be awarded Â£2,000 (a lot of American dollars) and commissioned to write a review for an upcoming issue of frieze.
Humble Foundationâ€™s New Photography Grant
deadline: June 29th
Given twice annually (fall and spring), the grant is a $1,000 cash award that recognizes the strongest new proposal in contemporary art photography as submitted to Humble Arts Foundation.
Funded projects can be new or ongoing and with visual strength and clarity of proposal.
THE LIBERATED PIXEL CUP
deadline: June 30th
Liberated Pixel Cup is a two-part competition: make a bunch of awesome free culture licensed artwork, and then program a bunch of free software games that use it. Liberated Pixel Cup brings together some powerful allies: Creative Commons, Mozilla, OpenGameArt, the Free Software Foundation, and you.
I definitely missed the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation grant program for arts writers, but with that said, there is always next year. Itâ€™s basically amazing and I think everyone involved in the arts should enter.