SÌRA

Sìra –an Arabic word meaning biography, story; a human life in its course- is a non-profit organization that seeks to create a platform for high quality photojournalism and documentary photography. In other words, we strive to present engaging images designed to tell stories and to give voice to the visual narrators of today. We present rich visual narratives by photographers from all over the world. Some include in-depth reportage on the daily life of humans; environmental issues, accounts from war torn regions and untold stories from around the globe.

 

Through an extensive program of exhibitions and educational activities, the festival aims to be a platform that stimulates public dialogue, a force that supports the creation of new works and a picture show that appeals to professionals as well as those who love photography and are simply curious to discover the unknown that surrounds them.

Note that we only accept photojournalistic works and documentary photography. We will accept a series of portraits only if accompanied by a story.

http://www.sirafoto.com/

DEADLINE 30 MARCH 2017

 

EU LABOUR MARKET INTEGRATION OF MIGRANTS, ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES GRANTS

The EU has issued a new call for proposals for projects that fast track labour market integration of third country nationals, specifically those targeting asylum seekers, refugees and their family members.

 

Projects should:

Promote the development and testing of innovative and effective mechanisms

Develop sustainable multi-level partnerships models conducive towards the integration of the targeted groups into the labour market

Foster knowledge and experience sharing between Member States, with a strong emphasis on the challenges faced by women.

To be eligible, proposals must involve an international consortium made of at least 4 organisations (1 lead applicant + 3 co-applicants) with at least one established in a EU Member States. Lead applicant must be:

 

A public body (such as national, regional and local authorities or public employment services)

Co-applicant organisations must be public bodies, for-profit or non-profit-making private entities, or international organisations.

There is €14.2m funding available to support 5-7 projects and you applicants must have 20% match funding in place.

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=502&furtherCalls=yes

DEADLINE 30 MARCH 2017

 

F THE ART WORLD

F THE ART WORLD is an international art competition where fine artists, photographers, digital artists, graphic designers, and sculptors compete for a chance to be exhibited in New York City for an entire week!

Artwork will NOT be judged on the technique and professional skill, but on the interpretation and depth of the subject matter.

http://www.ftheartworld.com/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017                   

 

SOLO AWARD

The SOLO Award is an annual contemporary art prize open to artists working in all media. The finalists are exhibited in a group show each spring and the overall winner receives a £1000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the London Art Fair each January. There is a £25 submission fee.

http://www.chiarawilliams.com/solo-award.html

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2015

 

YOUNG MASTERS ART PRIZE

Artists working in any medium and from anywhere in the world are invited to apply for the Young Masters Art Prize – an international prize for emerging and established contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and innovation of the Old Masters and art of the past. The main prize is £2,000 and other awards between £500 and £1,000 are available. There is a submission fee of £30.

https://young-masters.co.uk/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

WATERFORD HEALING ARTS TRUST ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) invites applications from artists of all arts disciplines for a six month residency based at University Hospital Waterford in Ireland. The focus of this residency will be the artist’s engagement with patients in University Hospital Waterford in participatory / collaborative arts experiences. The successful artist will receive a studio space for a six month period in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, and a fee of €4000 to include materials and / or production costs.

http://waterfordhealingarts.com/call-for-applications-for-artist-in-residence/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2015

 

ROBERTO CIMETTA FUND VALLETTA 2018 MOBILITY FUNDING

Applications are open for the Roberto Cimetta Fund and the Valletta 2018 Foundation travel grants. Artists and cultural operators living and working in the Euro-Arab region who wish to undertake collaborative projects are invited to apply. The application for mobility must directly address one of the four themes of Valletta 2018’s European Capital of Culture Cultural Programme, these being Island stories, future baroque and voyages. The fund supports travel to Malta to make an artistic intervention in the wider Euro-Arab context; or travel within the Euro-Arab Region for collaborative work specific to Malta’s context in that region (for example, travelling to a third country to collaborate on a project that has a tangible link with Malta, or with a Maltese artist).

http://www.cimettafund.org/article/index/rubrique/2/lang/en/fm/1

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

EXPERIMENTAL STUDIO RESIDENCY

Based at Abject Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, The Experimental Studio is a 3 week in-gallery residency to create new work, culminating in a 2 week exhibition. The residency will take place between July and August 2017. Residencies are open to artists in any field of practice. There are no restrictions in terms of age or nationality of artists, although applicants should note that this is a non-residential opportunity and any required accommodation must be arranged by the artist. The residency will include an artists’ bursary of £1000 for exhibition ready work.

http://experimentalstudio.org.uk/residencies

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

MONSTERING

Monstering is a new magazine created by and for disabled women and nonbinary people. They publish writing, artwork, and audiovisual work. For their inaugural issue, they are seeking work exploring the core concept of "monstering", which may include reclaiming and celebrating the otherness that society has imposed on you. Editor Brianna Albers says, "Do you see yourself in the hulking creatures of legend? The warped beings of myth? If you're disabled and identify as either female or nonbinary, we encourage you to submit. Walk us through the rituals of your cleansing; milk your power, and touch it to our tongue. Bring us to our knees with the meat of your howl. We are looking for the divine, the profane, the righteous; we are looking for the twisted fairy tales—the origin stories—of the monsters behind your eyes."

http://www.monsteringmag.com/submit/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

BRISTOL POETRY PRIZE 2017

1st Prize: £600 plus an invitation to read your poem at Bristol Poetry Festival 2017. 2nd Prize: £300 3rd Prize: £100. Open theme. Line restriction: 100 lines. Judge: Liz Berry (All poems will be seen by Liz Berry)

Entry Fee: £6.00 per poem. Members of Poetry Can may submit second and third poems free.

Contact: To enter by post or online download the postal guidelines and entry form: http://www.poetrycan.co.uk/comp-news/bpp16-form.html

Send your postal entries and payment to: Bristol Poetry Prize 2017, Poetry Can 12 Great George St, Bristol, BS1 5RH

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

AURORA POETRY & SHORT FICTION OPEN COMPETITION

Enter the second Aurora writing competition and help celebrate the very first National Writing Day on 21st June 20017. Poems up to 40 lines. Stories up to 2000 words (excluding titles). Poetry judge Penelope Shuttle and Fiction Judge Jacob Ross. The prizes are: 1st £500, 2nd £100, 3rd £50, and the Stonewood Press Regional Prize* £70 which includes a Writing School East Midlands course. Winners will be invited to the prize-giving event at Bromley House Library in Nottingham City of Literature as part of National Writing Day. *Enter the Stonewood Press Regional Prize when you enter the main competition. Inclusion is at no extra cost. Only East Midlands residents are eligible to enter this prize. Separate prizes will be awarded per category.

Entry Fee: £7 for first poem or story and £6 for subsequent entries.

Contact:

 

Enter online at www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk or fill in an Entry Form and send it with a cheque, made payable to Writing East Midlands, to: Aurora Poetry & Short Fiction Open Competition, Writing East Midlands, 32a Stoney St, Nottingham NG1 1LL.

For full competition rules and entry form see http://www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk/opportunities-events/aurora-competition/aurora-poetry-short-fiction-open-competition-2017/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

THE CATERPILLAR POETRY PRIZE 2017

€1,000 plus publication in The Caterpillar for a single poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11. No line limit. You can enter as many poems as you like. Judged by John Hegley. Last year’s winner Laura Mucha had this to say about the prize: ‘I love writing poetry for children, and believe it’s one of the best ways of getting young people interested in language, reading and performance. I think The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is an important award, particularly as there are so few outlets for children’s poets, and it’s a huge honour to have won it.’

Entry Fee: £€12

www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

FENCE

Deadline March 31 (must be received by this date; don't enter before January 1). Fence, a well-regarded journal of avant-garde literature, seeks submissions of unpublished poetry, fiction, and cross-genre work for its 2017 open submission period. There is a $3 fee for each submission. One submission is 1-5 poems, maximum 15 single-spaced pages total; one story, 8,000 words maximum; 3 flash fiction pieces, 1,000 words maximum each; or 25 pages maximum of cross-genre work

https://fence.submittable.com/submit?mc_cid=898ef36a85&mc_eid=2e14874522

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

GOVER STORY PRIZE                                          

Neutral free contest from Hopewell Publications awards $250 and anthology publication for short fiction or essays (both genres compete together) up to 10,000 words. No simultaneous submissions. All entries must be previously unpublished.

https://winningwriters.com/templates/contest_detail?contest_id=1936

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

L. RON HUBBARD'S WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST   

Highly recommended free contest for emerging writers of short science fiction, fantasy, and horror awards quarterly prizes of $1,000 plus an annual $5,000 grand prize for one of the four winners. Send only one story per quarter, maximum 17,000 words. See website for eligibility rules. Entrants may not have professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.

Deadlines 31 March, 31 June  30 September, 31 December

https://winningwriters.com/templates/contest_detail?contest_id=1184

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION OLDER WRITERS GRANT

Recommended free contest awards two grants of $500 apiece for unpublished writing samples (poetry, drama, fiction, or nonfiction) by writers aged 50+ who are just starting to write professionally. Submit a sample of up to 10 pages of poetry or drama, or 5,000 words of fiction or creative nonfiction. Along with your writing sample, send a 500-word personal statement as well as a 1-page bibliography of any previously published work. If sending a segment of a novel or novella, include a 1-page synopsis. See website for other submission requirements. Enter by email. Sponsored by Speculative Literature Foundation.

https://winningwriters.com/templates/contest_detail?contest_id=2798

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

IPPA AWARDS

All images must be taken with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The photos should not be altered in any desktop image processing program such as Photoshop.

http://www.ippawards.com/the-competition/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY PHOTO CONTEST

The contest is open to all amateur or professional photographers around the

world.

Participation is free.

(It's understood that underage participants have parent or tutor authorization to participate. If they should win the contest,

such authorization will be required).

 

2. CATEGORIES:

“MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY”: Any image related to sport activities (non motorized)that take place on mountains. (For instance: alpinism, climbing, ski,

trekking, speleology, paragliding)

http://www.cvcephoto.com/index.php/engl/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

SPIRIT OF FLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION 2017

The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA is once again accepting submissions for its annual Spirit of Flight juried photography exhibition. Exhibit participation is open to all photographers, and photographs need only reflect the photographer’s interpretation of the “Spirit of Flight”. A jury of museum staff and volunteers will select a number of photographs to go on display in the Museum’s Great Gallery. The show will run from June 16 – September 17, 2017. http://www.museumofflight.org/Exhibits/2017-Spirit-of-Flight

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

FIX PHOTO FESTIVAL

Photocrowd has teamed up with FIX Photo to bring you the FIX Photo Festival Awards giving you the chance to be exhibited in London during the prestigious FIX Photo Festival, 2017. Win great prizes and have your work judged by a panel of photography experts. The festival gives you invaluable exposure attracting a knowledgeable and influential crowd from the world of photography.

https://www.photocrowd.com/series/fix-2017/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL

Change and transformation is the only thing we cannot avoid. Photographers of all career levels are welcome to show all kinds of social and political transformations you’re witnessing or taking part in. We live in a world that is transforming even faster than ever in many different ways, either positive or negative.

 

Therefore, our society is and has been transformed in many ways as a result of: – globalization – wave of immigration, both voluntary and involuntary – environmental transformation – human rights transformation (including racial inequality, feminist movement, and LGBT social movements).

 

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change.”― Heraclitus

http://www.reartiste.com/art-competition-transformation-social/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

THE BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Barcelona International Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.

Late Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Extended Deadline:  May 15, 2017

https://barcelonafilmfestival.com/submission/film-submissions

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

WH SMITH COMMUNITY GRANTS

Voluntary organisations, charities schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WH Smith Trust.

 

The WH Smith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WH Smith operates.

 

Deadlines 30 March and 30 September 2017

https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

THE DAIWA FOUNDATION

Grants of £3,000 - £7,000 are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfil this broad objective. New initiatives are especially encouraged.

Deadlines each year are 31 March and 30 September.

http://www.dajf.org.uk/grants-awards-prizes/daiwa-foundation-small-grants

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

GREAT BRITAIN SASAKAWA FOUNDATION

Organisations and schools in the UK that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply for funding through the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.  The Foundation makes small grants to support activities that support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past the Foundation has made grants towards visits the between the UK and Japan between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools.

31 March for a decision by the end of May

15 September for a decision in early November

15 December for a decision in early March

 http://www.gbsf.org.uk/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

SANCTUARY HOUSING GRAND IDEAS FUND

Charities, community groups, residents’ associations and voluntary organisations can apply for funding of up to £1,000 from the Sanctuary Housing Grand Ideas Fund for projects that make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents and communities.

 

Projects must fit with one of Sanctuary’s five priority themes:

Employment, Education, Skills and Training

Health and Wellbeing

Community Safety and Infrastructure

Environment

Financial Inclusion.

They must also have a community focus and be open and inclusive of all community members. Applicants need to have 50% match funding in place equivalent to the amount of funding being requested from Sanctuary. The first step is to submit an outline proposal and if successful at this stage you’ll be invited to make a full application.

 

Applications can be made at any time until the 31st March 2017.

https://www.sanctuary-housing.co.uk/community-investment/about-the-grand-ideas-fund

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

THE WILLIAM AND JANE MORRIS FUND

The William and Jane Morris Fund is open to applications from churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896.

 

The Fund offers grants of between £500 – £3,000 towards work concerned with the conservation of decorative features such as:

Stained glass windows

Sculpture

Furniture

Internal monuments and tombs

Wall paintings; etc.

The decorative feature, monument, etc must be dated before 1896 (the date of William Morris’s death). Applications for features dated after 1896, even if they are in churches dated before 1896, are not eligible.

https://www.sal.org.uk/grants/morris-fund-conservation-grants/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

THE COLWINSTON CHARITABLE TRUST

Distributes grants to UK registered charitable organisations working predominantly in the areas of Opera, Classical Music and the Visual Arts. They offer grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 to enable organisations achieve higher standards of performance and/or presentation. The trust will give priority to high quality projects, and projects that help people to better appreciate the possibilities the arts can offer, especially in Wales.

There are two deadlines a year, the 30th September and the 31st March.

http://www.colwinston.org.uk/index.htm

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

WEAVERS COMPANY GRANTS

Organisations must normally be registered charities or in the process of applying for registration. The Weaver’s Company Benevolent Fund supports projects working with disadvantaged young people (aged 5 to 30 years) to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. The Fund also aims to help young people at risk of criminal involvement to stay out of trouble and assist in the rehabilitation of offenders, particularly young offenders both in prison and after release.

 

Grants are usually no more than £15,000 per annum, and to make sure grants of this size have an impact, we will not fund large organisations. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK should normally have an income of not more than £250,000.

 

Deadlines

31 March (shortlisted applications will be considered at the June meeting)

31 July (shortlisted applications will be considered at the November meeting)

30 November (shortlisted applications will be considered at the February meeting the following year)

http://www.weavers.org.uk/content/grant-application-guidelines

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

COOPERATIVE BANK DONATION FUND

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Cooperative Bank have until 31st March 2017 to apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund.

 

Since 2003 the Cooperative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £701,000 to 815 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply.

http://www.co-operativebank.co.uk/business/community/community-directplus#customerdonationfund-2

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

FAMILY HOLIDAY ASSOCIATION – HOLIDAY GRANTS

Through its funding programme families on a low income that have not been on holiday for the past four years and have at least one child between three and 18 years of age can obtain financial support for a break during 2016 and 2017. The FHA can only accept applications from referring agents (such as a teacher, social worker or health visitor, etc) and not directly from families. The holidays provided in the UK. Holiday breaks include free accommodation, linen rental, entertainment passes and holiday insurance (subject to medical conditions). FHA may also make a contribution towards the family’s holiday expenses.

 

To be eligible families must be on a low income (household income must be less than £24,000), not be going on holiday this year and be unlikely to afford a day out.

Deadlines 31 December 2016, 31 March 2017

http://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

URBAN COMMUNITY ENERGY FUND                     

Grants of up to £20,000. The funding is available for the early stages of a project. This can include public consultations and preliminary viability studies, etc. The Urban Energy Community Fund will also provide loans of up to £130,000 to develop planning applications and a robust business case to attract further investment. This will help projects become ‘investment ready', to secure a bank loan or another form of investment.

 

The type of organisations that can apply include:

Registered Companies (including CICs)

Charitable Incorporated Organisations

Registered Societies (formerly known as IPS)

Parish and Town Councils; etc.

Local Authorities, businesses and Housing Associations can apply in partnership with the local community.

Deadlines 2016 are the last Friday of every other month – January, March, May, July, September and November

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/urban-community-energy-fund

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017 

 

TREES FOR SCHOOLS GRANTS

The Tree Council, the lead tree campaigning charity working to promote the importance of trees within the changing environment, has announced that its Trees for Schools grant making programme is now open for applications.

 

Funds are available for schools within the UK who are able to show that children under the age of 16 will be actively engaged in tree planting projects during National Tree Week 2017 (26th November to 4th December 2016, or as soon as possible afterwards). Schools must be local authority run or registered as a ‘not for profit’ organisation (including a community interest company, a charity organisation or a social enterprise). The Tree Council can fund projects between £100 and £700 and successful applicants will receive up to 75% towards their planting four fruit trees. For example, if your project totals £700, The Tree Council would offer up to £525. The remaining 25% will need to be secured by your school or organisation.

http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/Grants/Trees-for-Schools

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

ORCHARD WINDFALLS FUND 2017

Through the Fund grants of between £100 and £700 are available to schools and community groups for the planting of apple and pear trees with the condition that children aged sixteen or under are involved in the planting or, where the trees are too large to be directly handled by them, related educational activities. This educational aspect might be during the design, planning and planting of the orchard or, in schools, it might be part of curriculum related projects that will be enhanced by the preliminary activities or the subsequent availability of fruit trees on or near to the school site. To be eligible planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in public or charity ownership. In addition, the School or Community Group must be able to raise 25% of planting costs.

http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/grants/orchard-windfalls

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

BigCi ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

Australian and International Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2017. The two winning artists will each receive 4 free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,000 (approx. £1,226) spending money. In addition to that, up to AUD$2,000 ARTFLIGHT travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners. Submissions must show how the artist will respond to the environment around BigCi. BigCi is located 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia, on the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the Greater Blue Mountains.

https://bigci.org/new-news/

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

ON PAPER AWARD

The On Paper Award first prize is 1000€.  The second prize is The Awagami Paper Award – 100 sheets of Awagami editioning paper worth 500€, sponsored by The Awagami Factory, Japan. The shortlisted artists for the On PAPER Award 2017 will be exhibited in The Chicago Printmaking Collaborative, Chicago USA, in July – August 2017. Artists can submit one piece of work on a paper size of 300mm x 400mm. The work must have been made using any traditional printmaking techniques, including screenprinting, lithography, etching, calligraphy, monotipe, electro-etching, woodcut, photopolymer, etc. There is a submission fee of 25€.

http://www.onpapercontest.com/

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

ENLIGHT RESIDENCIES

Four funded residency opportunities for mid-career artists across Europe to take part in new international partnerships developing installations that combine light and sound. Curated Place with SPECTRA Festival  in partnership with MIRIAD at the Manchester School of Art (UK), I/O Lab in Stavanger (Norway), and Fondazione Mondo Digitale in Rome (Italy), are offering artists the opportunity to participate in a new programme and network producing and promoting light and sound artworks – exploring the meeting point of art, technology and design. Artists will be invited to undertake several short residencies with their host organisations – supported by their teams of technologists and technicians to create a new public realm work for exhibition in our existing festivals. The project will provide all travel, accommodation and a sustenance budget and an artist bursary of €2000.

http://www.curatedplace.com/enlight2017/

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST

Now in its 16th year, this contest seeks today's best humour poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,250 in prizes.

https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/wergle-flomp-humor-poetry-contest-free

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

MANUSCRIPT CONSERVATION TRUST GRANTS

The NMCT helps preserve important manuscript and archive collections by awarding grants for their conservation. Record offices, libraries and other similar publicly funded institutions including local authority, university and specialist record repositories are eligible for grants. Private owners can also qualify if they meet a range of criteria. Applications can be made for a grant to conserve one item or a whole collection and the grants can cover the cost of the conservator’s time, conservation materials and digitisation if it is part of the conservation project. The majority of grants awarded fall between £2,000 and £10,000 and projects with other funding in place are usually prioritised.

http://www.nmct.co.uk/applying-us

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY – SCIENCE EDUCATION AND

OUTREACH GRANTS         

The Society for Microbiology provides grants to promote microbiology or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology.

 

Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members of the Society living in the UK or Republic of Ireland can apply for grants up to £1,000 for educational outreach activities. A variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology will be considered for support. These might include:

Talks

Workshops

Demonstrations

Posters

Leaflets

Broadcasts

Activities at science

Festivals and audio-visual or computer-based packages

Activities that take place as part of a National Science and Engineering Week event at the applicant's place of work.

Two deadlines per year 1 April and 1 October

http://www.sgm.ac.uk/en/grants-prizes/education-outreach-funds.cfm/education-and-outreach-grants

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

PROJECT OARSOME REFURBISHMENT GRANTS

Initially only Project Oarsome boats manufactured by Janousek were eligible for the scheme but after a review by the Trustees, it has been decided that, for the time being, all boats regardless of the original manufacture that are being used EXCLUSIVELY by juniors are eligible for the scheme.

 

The applications are to be submitted in the form of a handwritten A4 sheet of plain paper by a J15 rower who has been through the J14 category in the previous year.

Applications are to be submitted by the first day of each month to:

Jeremy Dale, The King’s School, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4DB

http://www.therowingfoundation.org.uk/refurbishment/

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017                                                                                             

 

ABSTRACT ARCHITECTURE PHOTO CONTEST

Approach your architectural photography from a new angle, take a step closer or choose a new perspective. Patterns, shapes and interesting objects can be found in both old and modern buildings – we want to see your best abstract architectural shots, whether they are black-and-white high-contrast images or bright colourful captures, submit them now for the chance to win professional Lexar products and get printed in Digital Photographer magazine.

https://www.photocrowd.com/contests/1009-abstract-architecture/

DEADLINE 2 APRIL 2017

 

WOON FOUNDATION PRIZE

The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize offers an opportunity annually for students currently in the final year of their undergraduate study within the United Kingdom. The first prize is a £20,000 fellowship with a 12-month studio space in the Woon Tai Jee studio at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle’s city centre. The year-long fellowship includes mentoring from staff from both institutions and a final exhibition with catalogue at the end of the Fellowship. There are also two runner-up prizes of £9,000 and £6,000.

http://www.baltic39.com/woonprize/

DEADLINE 3 APRIL 2017

 

FRIDAY ISLAND – POWER

Friday Island is looking for artists working in any medium (performing arts, fine arts, video/film, literature, etc.) for its next event, taking place in May 2017 in Luxembourg. The theme of the event is Power. The theme should be approached in a critical way in relation to social/political/philosophical perspectives. The artists will receive a remuneration of 600,- euro per artistic contribution, travel refund to Luxembourg City up to 150,- euro are also available upon request. Accommodations for three nights will be provided by the organisation.

http://www.fridayisland.net/call-for-proposals/

DEADLINE 3 APRIL 2017

 

EMERGE CALL FOR ARTISTS, THE MIGHTY CREATIVES/UK YOUNG

ARTISTS/ARTS CONNECT

Contact Aja aja@ukyoungartists.co.uk

The Mighty Creatives (TMC) working in partnership with Arts Connect and UK Young Artists are offering a unique opportunity to artists aged 18 - 30. ‘Emerge’ is a regional programme of one-day festivals led by young people in the heart of local communities. The festivals are directed by a commissioned young artist (you), in partnership with schools and community organisations. Over the next two years Emerge will deliver 24 children and young people-led arts festivals in 12 Midlands locations. These festivals will celebrate the life and work of William Shakespeare, with an emphasis on language and storytelling using a range of different disciplines from performance to visual art.

 

The Emerge festivals happen simultaneously across the midlands over one day. The festivals are planned, programmed and promoted by young people, led by artists selected through an open call. This is the second year of the Emerge project (2017/18), and the festivals will take place in these geographic areas:

 

East Midlands - Ashfield, Boston, Corby, East Lindsey (Horncastle), Mansfield and South Holland.

 

West Midlands - Cannock Chase, Dudley, Sandwell, Tamworth, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

 

To be eligible for this opportunity you must be aged 18 - 30 on the closing date for applications: Monday 3 April 2017 and you must have the legal right to work in the UK. If you are applying as a company at least 75% of your company members must satisfy our age requirement (18 – 30), and all members of the company working on the project must be able to work legally in the UK.

 

The artist fee will be £13,000 inc Vat and will be over approximately 87 days. In addition to this fee, funds will be available for delivery of the work - for materials, technical support etc.

www.ukyoungartists.co.uk/emerge

DEADLINE 3 APRIL 2017

 

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY OUTREACH FUND SMALL

Small grants – up to £2,000

 

The fund will be open to individuals and organisations (this includes, but is not limited to, Society members and member networks, researchers in academia or industry, museums, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries) to enable them to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people’s everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the science communication skills of people who are already highly trained in chemistry.

https://mfip.org.uk/2017/02/23/royal-society-of-chemistry-outreach-fund-uk-closing-date-for-small-grants-3rd-april-2017-and-large-grants-3rd-july-2017/

DEADLINE 3 APRIL 2017

 

ERASMUS+ SPORT – COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS GRANTS

The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals through its Erasmus+ Sport – Collaborative partnerships programme to support innovative projects relating to sport and physical activity.

 

Collaborative partnerships consisting of not for profit and public organisations can apply for grants of up to €400,000 for innovative projects that combat doping at grassroots level, notably in recreational environments such as:

 

Amateur sport and fitness

That fight match fixing

And / or develop innovative approaches to tackle violence, racism and intolerance in sport.

A particular focus will be put on projects that address grassroots sports. To be eligible to apply, the collaborative partnership must be transnational and involve at least five organisations from five different Programme Countries.

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions/sport/collaborative-partnerships_en

DEADLINE 6 APRIL 2017

 

JERWOOD/FVU AWARDS 2018 ‘UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES’

What the hell just happened? Did anyone see that coming? 2016 has already offered numerous examples of how the best-laid plans can unravel, and be subject to the law of unintended consequences.

 

There has been much talk in recent times about the ‘wisdom of crowds’, and how the aggregation of information about people’s individual choices and behaviour will generate invaluable data that can be used to establish the greatest good for the greatest number. This may be the moment to interject an element of doubt. Once we start to have the suspicion that if shit can happen then it probably will, how can we trust that next time it will be different? And anyway, even if it were to be the case, and exercises in prediction became such a safe bet that they were, in effect, a foregone conclusion, might this state of affairs not provoke a counter reaction, whose implications are not at all easy to foresee?

 

Art, on the other hand, should be contrary, quixotic – hard to fathom where it comes from, hard to work out where it might lead. Arts funders may want to try to measure and manage it; may seek ‘outcomes’ and have a desire to reach an optimum number of people, but art’s magic will always be elusive. Good art will continue to move us, but the how and the why by which it does so will always be moveable too.

 

The world we live in has become unfeasibly complex, and our urge to find solutions often only creates, or reveals, a new set of problems. Bugs get fixed but the fixes go on to spawn new bugs. Software designed to speed up the system (or shake up the market) unwittingly causes it to crash. Well-intentioned actions frequently have unintended side effects.

 

As we all know by now, you don’t always get out what you put in, but the efforts you do make can bring rewards when or where you least anticipate. Accidents will happen – you may be fated to be the unlucky fall guy of someone else’s bright idea or even end up as a victim of your own success, but not every inadvertent by-product or unexpected outturn need have unwanted repercussions or negative consequences. They can also sometimes come as a pleasant surprise!

 

We want you to surprise us, disconcert us and disarm us with your responses to this theme.

http://www.jerwoodfvuawards.com/apply/

DEADLINE 4 APRIL 2017

 

NEAR NOW FELLOWSHIP

Near Now is Broadway’s (Nottingham) studio for arts, design and innovation. They invite applications for the Near Now Fellowship, their artistic and professional development programme. The Near Now Fellowship is aimed at emerging to mid-career artists. Applications are invited from artists, working in any art form, who use technology in their practice and/or explore the place and impact of technology in everyday life. Three Near Now Fellows will be selected, at least one of whom will be an artist using screen-based technology in their practice.

 

The Near Now Fellowship is a national programme open to artists based anywhere in England. They aim to select at least one artist based in the Midlands and all Fellows should be committed to producing and presenting work in the Midlands. Over the ten month programme, three selected Fellows will receive support to originate and publicly present work. Each Near Now Fellow will receive: £5908 Research & Development Stipend; £1000 towards R&D resources and materials; £1000 towards mentors’ fees and the cost of research visits; £3000 towards production costs (including any collaborators’ fees) to stage the work emerging from the Fellowship; travel to and from Nottingham, accommodation and catering during residency periods.

https://nearnow.org.uk/studio/fellowship

DEADLINE 4 APRIL 2017

 

CINESTORY'S FEATURE RETREAT

CineStory's Feature Retreat is dedicated to the advancement of fresh voices in screenwriting by selecting 25 screenwriters for a four-day program held in the Fall. One writer will receive $10,000 and a 12-month mentorship from Industry Mentors.

http://www.cinestory.org/submit-now

DEADLINE 5 APRIL 2017

 

PUBLIC ART RESIDENCIES

Mayo County Council and Aras Inis Gluaire/Erris Arts Centre invites submissions for three public art projects/residencies in Erris, County Mayo, Ireland. This is an opportunity for artists to work with communities and revisit some of the Tír Sáile sculpture trail sites with new artistic vision and approaches to contemporary public art practice. Mayo County Council invites artists to develop proposals for these commissions/residencies.  Artists can apply for any or all sites but the intention is to have a different artist for each site. They aim to engage with artists to realise contemporary artworks, assumed at this stage to be temporary, ephemeral, performance or similar, which will provide artists with opportunities to engage with the North Mayo landscape and local people. All artforms will be considered and groups of artists are also welcome to apply. Maximum budget is €10,000 for each residency, and will cover design, supply, installation or performance, artist’s fee and any community involvement initiatives. This is based on approximately a one month residency period, 2 week research and development phase and attendance at launch events. Accommodation for the full period of the residency will be provided and further supports around documentation, launch costs, marketing etc will be provided.

http://www.mayococo.ie/en/Services/ArtsOffice/ArtsNews/StoryIfNoFilesToUpload,29046,en.aspx

DEADLINE 6 APRIL 2017

 

CHISENHALE STUDIOS SUMMER RESIDENCIES

Chisenhale Studios are inviting proposals for Studio4 Residencies. Residencies will take place between July and September 2017, ranging between one and two months depending on project needs. The residencies provide free use of the Studio4 Project Space to artists seeking a short-term studio to develop an idea or execute a project. In exchange for use of the studio, the artist undertaking each residency is expected to engage a wider artistic network as well as people who live and work in the local area, involving them in the artistic process through the development of the work itself or a few small public events, showings, workshops, studio conversations etc. Studio4 is on the first floor and the building unfortunately has no lift.

http://chisenhale.co.uk/chisenhale/studio4-summer-residencies-call-for-proposals/

DEADLINE 6 APRIL 2017

 

SENSORY ATELIER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Attenborough Arts Centre is seeking proposals from experienced visual artists and musicians with experience and specialism of working with SEN schools and children with complex needs and disabilities to be part of their Sensory Atelier project with 2 SEN Schools in Leicester/shire. Through a programme of creative inventions and workshops, the artist(s) in residence will support and develop the schools as active cultural spaces to explore, learn and play. Artists will be paid an hourly rate for the residency at £34.60 per hour. There is also a materials budget for each school.

https://unlockingtheworldblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/arist-in-resdidence-send-job-pack1.pdf

DEADLINE 7 APRIL 2017

 

POETS MEET POLITICS COMPETITION 2017

First prize of €500. Poems must be on any theme related to politics. Each poem must be uploaded in PDF format. Other file types can no longer be accepted, for formatting reasons. Each poem should not exceed 40 lines, and should be typed single-spaced. Each poem must be in either Arial, Times New Roman or Open Sans font. Judge: Cherry Smyth. The launch of the Competition Anthology will be held in Castletownbere, Co. Cork, on the 3rd of June 2017. There will be readings and workshops throughout the weekend.

Entry Fee: £A fee of €10 is payable per entry of up to three poems. Payment should be made via the Paypal

Contact: For online entry and full submission details see http://www.hungryhillwriting.org/tandcts.html

DEADLINE 7 APRIL 2017

 

THE BASIL BUNTING AWARD POETRY COMPETITION

Open to any poet writing in English. Each poem should be no longer than 40 lines. Entries will be judged by Ahren Warner. The prizes are as follows: first prize: £1,000, second prize: £750, third prize: £250 The Basil Bunting Award also includes a separate competition especially for young poets. The three best poems submitted in each category each win a prize of £20 in gift tokens. The competition is open to any poet aged 19 or under, writing in English and resident in the UK. The competition has two categories: 14 and under and 15-19. Poems should be no longer than 40 lines.

Entry Fee: £7 for a single poem, or £5 per poem for multiple entries. The maximum number of entries per poet is 10. For young poets entry is £2 per poem and the maximum number of entries per poet is three

Contact:

 

You can enter via the Newcastle University WebStore or by posting hard copies to:

Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, Percy Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RU. Further information see the website http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ncla/competitions/#thebasilbuntingpoetryaward

DEADLINE 7 APRIL 2017

 

EAST END FILM FESTIVAL

The East End Film Festival (June 2017) accepts all UK and international titles irrespective of length or genre. This includes, but is not limited to: fiction, documentary, music film, animation and experimental work. All submissions must have been completed after 1st of January 2016.

Submission dates for your diary

Regular deadline: 15th March 2017

Late entry closure: 7th April 2017

http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/

DEADLINE 7 APRIL 2017

 

YOUTH MUSIC GRANTS FUND A

Fund A awards smaller grants for high-quality projects that will help us achieve our vision for a musically inclusive England.

How to apply One-stage online application.

Grant duration          6 to 24 months

Setting your own intended outcomes      Projects are required to set and

work towards achieving three

outcomes.

How much can I request? £2,000 to £30,000

How much match funding do I need to raise?  10% (at least half must be cash

match funding)

DEADLINES 7 April 2017, 8 August 2017, 8 December 2017

http://network.youthmusic.org.uk/Funding/Choose%20your%20fund/start-your-a-fund-application

DEADLINE 7 APRIL 2017

 

SUMMER PLAYSCHEME GRANTS PROGRAMME

Registered charities that want to run summer play schemes for children between the ages of 5 and 16 can apply for grants of between £500 and £1,000.

 

The funding is made available by the Woodward Charitable Trust which supports about 35 playschemes each year that run for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days across the summer holidays. Preference is given to:

 

Small local playschemes that provide a wide-ranging programme of activities

Schemes that involve a large number of children

Schemes catering for those from disadvantaged backgrounds or that have a disability

Schemes that are inclusive such as projects that work with children from a range of backgrounds, abilities and races

Schemes where past users are encouraged to come back and help as volunteers.

Grants can only be paid to registered charities. Organisations that are not a registered charity can still apply but need the agreement of a registered charity to accept the grant on their behalf.

http://www.woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/

DEADLINE 7 APRIL 2017

 

THE CONTEMPORARY NUDE

The fine art nude has been a celebrated subject of photography since the beginning and played an important role in establishing photography as a fine art medium. Early on, both in history and most photographers experience, the nude has been featured in a classical pose and setting, maturing to illustrating the human body as a sculptural abstraction, and with some pushing boundaries.

 

With the 21st century flooding us, the photographer and the viewer, with images of the nude in every form of media, it has become more difficult for the fine art nude photographer to make a statement. The SE Center is looking for photographers who can make a statement. Stop us in our tracks and make us see more in the image.

 

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Centre’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date.

http://www.photocontestinsider.com/2017/02/the-contemporary-nude/

DEADLINE 9 APRIL 2017

 

IN SEARCH OF NEW MAKARS

Submissions of creative adaptations of the Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedy. Flytings were medieval poetic exchanges of insults between poets, also known as makars, whose goal was to defeat the opponent through a demonstration of skill and originality. Record a three-stanza performance as Dunbar or Kennedy. Make a transcript of your performance and submit it along with the video. If you are shortlisted you will be invited to Edinburgh to take part in the final live event ‘Ready? Flyte!’ where the audience chooses the winner of the competition. Join in as audience in one or both of the following ways: Help build the final presentation by sharing feedback on your favourite submission (submissions and online feedback form can be found here). Come to the final event Ready? Flyte! and help select the winner. Prize for the winner: £250

Entry Fee: £0

Contact:

https://twitter.com/NewMakarsSearch

DEADLINE 10 APRIL 2017

 

THE ELEPHANT TRUST

The Elephant Trust offers grants of up to £2,000 to artists and institutions, (for new, innovative visual arts projects based in the UK.

Application is by post only, and must include the following:

Brief synopsis of the project
300 words maximum on one A4 sheet.

Budget on one A4 sheet stating:
a. Total cost of the project
b. Amount requested
c. Details of other funding applications made.
d. Name 

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