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Updated 6/2/04
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Call for proposals for artistic & imaginative outdoor street performances of music, dance and/or theater. Send letter of interest, project description & video of previous work to: Jane Schilling, Three Rivers Festival, 707 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222, or email April 15 deadline.

The League of Historic American Theatres is pleased to announce that it is now accepting reservations for "A Celebration of Historic Theatres in London," part of the LHAT 2004 International Travel Program. The trip will take place from July 25 to August 1, 2004. Program details and registration information are now available.

Voice 2005: Montreal International Music Competition, Deadline January 21, 2005. In three disciplines: voice, violin & piano. Information & official entry form at, or email for guidelines

Magic Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and Guest House ( providing unique year-round creative opportunity for artists seeking renewal and solitude in the northern Maine wilderness. Registered guide service available for photographers on (and off) this 75-acre wooded refuge with pond, streams, and fields. Owned and operated by artists for the safe observation of moose, bear, coyote and hundreds of indigenous inhabitants.

Center for Arts and Culture Documents Research Initiatives and Projects E-mail: The Center for Arts and Culture is inventorying research initiatives and projects-including those in the arts, humanities, cultural heritage and creative industries, and those that examine the intersection of creativity and culture.

ART 21: Art in the 21st Century Art:21 Art in the 21st Century is a new four-part PBS television series focusing on contemporary U.S. visual art and artists. The series is augmented by a website offering online chats with the artists, interactive community forums, artist bios, photos of work, detailed transcripts and film clips, a schedule and station finder, a downloadable educator's guide, and a place to order the Art:21 companion book and home videos.

Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168 offers a call for artists, writers, choreographers, composers and filmakers. Work with the world's most distinguished artists in a retreat-like setting. The Center provides selected artists with free housing, weekday meals and studio time. For application procedures, visit or phone 800-393-6975.

Arizona Musical Theatre institute is seeking submissions from authors for upcoming seasons. Full-length musicals, operas, operettas and children's musicals are being sought. For more information contact James B. Crowley at 602-508-0708 or email

American Dance Festival, Duke University, Durham, NC offers a 6-week and 4-week school for young dancers, workshops for professionals, internships, and scholarship auditions. For more information email

National Directory of Artist Internships, Millenium Edition at

NEW funding for individual artists. Creative Capital, a new national consortium comprised of 23 foundations and individuals, was launched in January of 1999. Their purpose is to fund individual artists whose work holds the potential to significantly impact arts and culture at the local, national or international level. For more information visit

The Recording Academy is offerring grants ranging from $10,000 - $20,000 to support efforts that advance 1)the archiving and preservation of music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. 2) research and research implementation projects related to music such as: teaching methodology in early childhood and its impact on development, 3) the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals. For more information and downloadable application forms visit

The National Dance Project offers two forms of dance support: production grants and touring grants. For more information about these programs email or

ArtsLink Collaborative Projects - allows US artists and arts organizations to undertake projects overseas with their colleagues in Central and Eastern Europe. Projects should offer demonstrable benefits to participants from both countries. For more info email

New dance resource - visit

Residency opportunity at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Writers, painters, sculptors, dancers, and composers can participate in an interdisciplinary artists' community. For information on how to apply visit

Chamber Music America- 1999 Heidi Castleman Award for teachers dealing with students (6-18) of chamber music.

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts. Year round residency in photography, painting, ceramics, textiles, writing, music, performance. Phone or fax (508)228-2451.

Vibe Music Seminar on urban culture. For information, see

Headlands Center for the Arts accepts ongoing applications for residencies in the visual, media, literary, and performing arts. Write Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry Sausalito, CA 94965, call (415)331-2787, or fax (415)331-3857.

Montana Artists Refuge. Ongoing applications, all disciplines. 3 months-1 year stays. Send SASE to Montana Artists Refuge Box 8 Basin, MT 59631 or call (406)225-3525.

Change, Inc. Grants. Emergency grants to artists for medical, living, other expenses. Around $100-$500. Change, Inc. Box 705 Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276 or call (212)473-3742.

Emergency Assistance Grant for artists working on a mature level for 10+ years who have needs arising from unforseen catastrophic accidents. Around $4,000. Write Gottleib Foundation 380 W. Broadway New York, NY 10012.

Visit Meet The Composer's new website at The site includes information and guidelines for programs, and links to other music sites.