MADE Magazine Issue 8 - Page 35

MADEINC. GRANTS THE MACARTHUR GRANT “The Asian Cultural Council supports transformative cultural exchange by awarding grants to artists, scholars, and arts and humanities professionals, as well as organizations and educational institutions from the United States and Asia for research, study, and creative work in the United States and Asia and within the countries of Asia. Who should apply: Those interested in journalism and media Application deadline: Varies; Nomination only If you’d like to be in the company of Ta-nehisi Coates along with countless other “geniuses,” the MacArthur Fellowship Grant is for you. For more than three decades, the prestigious MacArthur Foundation has supported creative people and their powerful “global betterment” efforts through substantial monetary support over the course of a five year period. Although you cannot apply and must be nominated, it’s great to check out their guidelines for more information, you know, just in case. When people think about an internship, they envision getting coffee, running errands, and slaving away behind a copy machine where everyone knows you as the 'intern'. ” THE JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION GRANT Who should apply: Painters, sculptors and multimedia artists Application Deadline: Varies; Nomination only “The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in 1993 to fulfill the ambitions of Joan Mitchell to aid and assist contemporary artists and to demonstrate that painting and sculpture are significant cultural necessities. To further this mandate, the Foundation supports visual artists through a range of grant programs.” The Foundation awards grants nationally, by nomination, to deserving individual artists. THE ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL GRANT Our online application is available each year in September and October, and can be accessed during that time period through our website.” Who should apply: Asian artists Deadline: September and October 35