Funding for the Arts

We know way too much about how hard it is to fund art making, so 
we wanted to pass on this press release and a new source of 
information for those looking for funding:

Artists and photographers can now find financial support for
their work on Art Opportunities Monthly with more than $7.7 million in calls for

These include juried shows, residencies, fellowships and grants,
slide registries, public art commissions, apprenticeships and
special contests. In addition, AOM lists calls for group and solo
shows at universities, community colleges and art centers, as
well as for mail art, political art, posters and web-based
projects. For more details on a listing, artists can click on any
of the more than 500 active links to go to the sites of
sponsoring organizations or send emails. Phone and fax numbers
are also provided where appropriate.

Access to all parts of the site is free, but artists wishing to
receive monthly updates can subscribe to Art Opportunities
Monthly. The information-packed publication, available by email
as an easily searchable PDF, is designed for fine artists and
photographers working in any style, media or geographic location.

The 300-plus listings in each issue are the cream of the crop,
hand picked from among hundreds as those most suitable and
rewarding for active painters, sculptors, photographers,
printmakers, video artists, computer artists and all others
seeking support for their art.

Each entry has been checked to make sure is from a viable
organization and not a ripoff. ("Unfortunately, there are lots of
scams out there aimed at artists. We don't publish them but
others do," says editor Benny Shaboy.) The listings are clear and
concise so the reader can quickly pick out those most suitable
for his or her goals, type of work and level of skill. In
existence for nearly 15 years, Art Opportunities Monthly is
highly praised  and trusted by those in the art world. See

Subscriptions are $20/yr by email and may be ordered directly
through PayPal by going to, through the
website or by mail. All new subscribers receive four bonuses for
signing up: a free list of 120+ open-deadline opportunities, free
website space in the online gallery, a link to their site and
free membership in an email list to announce their shows or ask
or answer questions about opportunities.

For a free sample copy of the full PDF version, email or contact AOM, Box 502,
Benicia, CA, 94510-0502.

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