The Fine Art Of Financing: 6 Opportunities For Starving Louisville Artists This Month

The 2021 George Garrett Fiction Prize
Established in 1998, The George Garrett Fiction Prize highlights one book a year for excellence in a short story collection or novel. The George Garrett Fiction Prize comes with a $1,000 advance, a standard royalty contract and 20 copies of the published book. The judge for 2021 is Selah Saterstrom, author of five books and the director of Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Submissions open until Nov. 30, $28 fee.
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The Hudson Review Short Fiction Contest
Submit your original short fiction to The Hudson Review. All genres of fiction welcome, but work must be previously unpublished and under 10,000 words. No submission fee. 1st Prize: $500; 2nd Prize: $250; 3rd Prize: $250. Prizewinners will also be published and paid at regular rate. All submissions to the contest will be considered for publication. Submissions open until Nov. 30.
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Kentucky Shakespeare jobs
The spring tour is “Julius Caesar.” Rehearsals begin Feb. 14 and the performances are various days and times in May. Rehearsals and performances occur on weekdays during the day and weekends. The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park will consist of three full-length Shakespeare plays, to be announced in early November. Rehearsals begin April 26 and performances are May 27-July 24. Please note rehearsals for the summer season are full-time, six days a week. The 2022 spring tour and summer season open auditions will be held Nov. 6 and 8. Technician jobs and paid summer internships are also available.
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Integrity: Arts and Culture Association
Integrity: Arts & Culture Association (IACA) believes the arts are essential to the health and vitality of communities and the nation. According to their listing, “This is why we decided to do what we can to assist you and why our application process has been made simple. IACA Mini-Grants generally average $250. Funding is intended to assist with such things as: art supplies, recording studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, etc. This is our way of planting seeds that we believe will continue to grow.” Deadline: Nov. 15.
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Currier Museum Artist-in-Residence
Artists with a history of community engagement in their work can apply for this social practice residency in Manchester, New Hampshire. Artists will be housed in a fully-furnished home, have museum access and receive a $1,000 per week stipend, travel allowance and materials budget. The application invites artists to describe the type of issues they plan to address, the impact their previous projects have had, and their working styles. Examples of potential projects should be included. These residencies can be for a period of 6-12 weeks between mid-Oct. 2022 and mid-March 2023. Deadline: Dec. 1, 2021.
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Bernheim Artist-in-Residence Program
Up to four artists are selected for residencies at Bernheim on an annual basis, each receives a stipend of $2,500. One residency is always dedicated to a regional artist currently living in Kentucky, or in Clark and Floyd counties of Southern Indiana. One residency is dedicated to an artist whose work addresses environmental issues and climate change. In exchange for comfortable rustic housing, access to studio space, as well as financial and staff support for the development of new work, artists will create a site-inspired artwork, temporary installation or project as a donation to the Bernheim Foundation. Recipients are also asked to engage the public with their work and/or process while in residence. Deadline: Dec 15.
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The Fine Art Of Financing: 6 Opportunities For Starving Louisville Artists This Month

Melissa Chipman is a freelance writer and editor whose previous work can be seen in the now-defunct Insider Louisville (Louisville Future), the now-defunct The Paper, and the still-funct LEO and Churchill Downs Magazine, among other places. She’s a native New Englander who’d spent most of her adult life in New Orleans until she moved to the Highlands of Louisville in 2006 where she still resides with her husband and a cat named Josephine. You can follow her on Twitter @loueyville.

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