Skip to content

Folio Society Book Illustration Competition

WHO:

The annual international competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18, both student and professional, with the winner receiving a prestigious Folio Society commission.

WHAT:

Each year entrants are asked to submit three illustrations and a binding design for a particular book chosen by The Folio Society. The winner receives a highly sought-after commission, worth £5,000, to complete a total of nine illustrations and a binding design for the book, which is then published by The Folio Society. Five runners each receive £500 cash. Three prizes of the six are awarded to student entries.

This year, the book to be illustrated is the Folio Collection of Ghost Stories. Ghost stories by well-known raconteurs of the paranormal such as E. F. Benson and James himself sit alongside lesser-known gems. It encompasses all the best-loved hallmarks of the ghost story tradition: dilapidated houses, servants and townspeople with dark secrets to guard, creaking floorboards and moving doors, footprints, noises and hair-raising sightings of ghostly beings by turns benevolent, pitiful and evil. From edge-of-the-seat psychological tension to the vestiges of grisly murder, this collection is destined to haunt its readers.

WHEN:

Deadline:  January 19, 2015

LINK:

http://competitions.houseofillustration.org.uk/book-illustration-competition-2015/

Creative Quarterly 38

WHO:

Our show is open to all art directors, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and fine artists in all countries. There are separate categories for professional and student entries.

WHAT:

Our categories include Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration Photography, and Fine Art. We accept both commissioned and personal work for judging. Winners will appear in Creative Quarterly as well as in our online Gallery. All winners receive a certificate of excellence. Runners-up will be featured only in the online Gallery. All entries must have been completed during the last twelve months. We accept both commissioned and personal work for judging.

This year we’ll be adding a special judging at the end of the year, all winning entries for 2014 will be judged by an outside honorary judging panel, one for each category. Our instructions to the judges will be to select the top twenty-five entries from each category (advertising, graphic design, illustration, photography and fine art) bringing our grand total to the top 100 entries of 2014. We will then prepare a book for publication at the beginning of 2015.

WHEN:

CQ38 Deadline: October 31, 2014

LINK:

https://artisanalmedia.secure-awards.com/a/

International Glass Prize (IGP)

WHO:

The competition is open to all professional artists, collectives, and designers as well as to students.
There will be no age limit.

WHAT:

The International Glass Prize (IGP) is a competition for art, design and craft. This edition explores the technical aspects as well as the conceptual perception of the process. Glass – or the reference to glass – should be an essential part of the work. The sculptural work may consist of mixed media without limitations. Also installations, film, performance, photography, painting, printing and jewellery are allowed. The work should lend itself to be installed/presented at the exhibition venue from April 5 to September 13. The work must have been created in or after 2012.

Jury: Hans Op de Beeck, Nynke Tynagel, Ilse Van Roy, Philip Wiesman, and Jeroen Maes.

The cash prize money to be awarded amounts to 12,000 euros. The jury will award this to one prizewinner, or may divide the amount in accordance with their findings between two or (at the most) three prizewinners. In addition to the cash prizes, two 6-day residencies in the GlazenHuis glass studio will be awarded at a value of 3,900 euros including hot and cold glass studio time with a resident glass blower assistant, travel and accommodation expenses.

WHEN:

Only online and complete applications submitted before January 1, 2015 will be accepted.

LINK:

http://www.internationalglassprize.be/en/terms-and-conditions

Puffin Foundation

WHO:

Grants from the Puffin Foundation, Ltd. can only be awarded to permanent residents and citizens of the United States. U.S. citizens whose projects encompass work in other countries are still eligible to apply.

WHAT:

Video/Film, Fine Arts, and Public Interest. The fine art category include a broad range of creative endeavors such as painting, drawing, weaving, crafts, collage and sculpture. It does not include photography which is funded in alternate years. Projects in other disciplines will not be considered.

In September of 2015 we will begin accepting Music, Photography, Theater, and Public Interest. Proposals for radio based projects may be submitted under the video/film category.

We’re interested in art that educates the public on topical issues. For example, projects that seek to enrich and inform the public on important subjects such as the environment, social justice, civil rights and other contemporary issues facing the country (and the planet), that some organizations might hesitate to fund. The Foundation also gives special consideration to communities and school districts that are underserved by the arts.

WHEN:

To receive an application packet for the 2015 Grant Cycle please send a SASE (#10 self-addressed stamped envelope) Requests for application forms must be received by December 6, 2014. We do not provide applications via email or via download.

Puffin Foundation Ltd.
Application Request
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111

LINK:

http://www.puffinfoundation.org/grants-info.html

Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome

WHO:

Applicants for all Rome Prize fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities post-doctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application.

U.S citizens, and those foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for three years immediately proceeding the application deadline, may apply for the NEH post-doctoral fellowships.

Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for pre-doctoral fellowships only if they are ABD.

Previous winners of the Rome Prize are not eligible to re-apply.

Undergraduate students are not eligible for Rome Prize fellowships.

WHAT:

Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues’ erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Academy have to offer.

Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of 6-month and 11-month fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively. Winners of the 2 year fellowships receive $28,000 annually.

Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines: Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature (awarded only by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Music Composition, Visual Arts, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Modern Italian Studies

WHEN:

The deadline for applying is November 1

LINK:

http://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/faq

La Fragua Artist Residency

WHO:

La Fragua Artist Residency is open to artists of all disciplines and nationalities.

WHAT:

We offer an opportunity to participate in a non-conventional residency experience. Founded in 2010, La Fragua is an international residency program and arts center located in the 15th century Monastery of Santa Clara in province of Belalcázar, approximately 1 hour north of the city of Cordoba on the border of Andalusia and Extremadura. La Fragua is a non-profit cultural organization conceived with the purpose of developing the arts in the rural environment. A multi-purpose public space for artistic research, production, and exhibiting – a place for artists working with moving projects which aim to dynamically reinterpret the rural environment.

WHEN:

Our application process is open all year- no deadlines- so please feel free to get in touch for more information at javi@lafragua.eu.

LINK:

http://lafragua.eu/residency

LAND – SHAPE , Land Art North Denmark Competition

WHO:

International designers, artists, architects, scientists and entrepreneurs are invited to submit proposals for visionary site specific land art for Northern Jutland. Ten winning projects will be selected.

WHAT:

Selected artists will receive a stipend and room and board for 10 days in June 2015 to complete their projects. Projects will compete as part of a festival for cash prizes and stay up through December 2016.

The project calls for land art proposals in a widened artistic perspective: Investigates the potentials of contemporary land art and its relation to society. We recognize both the roots and historical emergence of “classical” land art form together with new approaches through cross aesthetics, different media, relational aesthetics, new material art, all kinds of collaborative forms.

WHEN:

The application deadline is November 1, 2014

LINK:

http://www.prokk.dk/Meddelelser/Open%20Call3.pdf

http://www.land-shape.dk/open-call/faq/

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 162 other followers