PRACTICAL TRAVELER | 5-day sale to fly to South Africa runs now through April 30 - South African Airways Fares announces discounted flights to Johannesburg starting at just $1,299.00. These Freedom Day Fares are available for travel June 1 through August 10, 2016.
MEET THIS DEADLINE | Apply now for “Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones” workshop - Covering crisis presents big challenges. Training is relevant to working in natural disaster situations.
Can you meet this deadline? MEET THIS DEADLINE | Dramatists Guild seeks new fellows for 2016 - The Fellows Program is a nine-month intensive in New York, sponsored by the Dramatists Guild
DEADLINES | 4 scholarships for filmmakers available at European Social Documentary 2014 - ESoDoc focuses on new ways of producing, funding and distributing documentaries on social themes.
DEADLINES | Asia-Europe Museum Network seeks applications for exchange among museum educators - The ASEMUS Exchange of Museum Educators Grant Program enhances professional development of museum educators in Asia and Europe and strengthens connections and cultural understanding between the two regions.
DEADLINES| “Transnational Dialogues” (2014) seeks participants from Europe, China and Brazil - In 2014, Transnational Dialogues: Change Utopia will bring forward a specific collaboration between Europe, China and Brazil, coordinating young creatives from the three continents to reflect and create together in a year-long process of networked-production, a multi-layered exchange and mix of virtual collaboration, meetings, seminars and research caravans that outline a new transnational model of cross-media and cross-national production.
DEADLINES | 2-minute videos sought for Arab Fund’s “Why Culture?” competition - AFAC is now tossing the question into the field of pictures in motion, videos and animation. AFAC has opened the call for the "Why Culture? Video Competition," and the challenge is: Can you create a 2 minute video that delivers a concept on why culture matters? The competition is open to everyone.
DEADLINES | Berwick Media & Arts Festival seeks “border crossing” apps for film residency in England - In 2014 the festival will take it's starting point as Berwick's position at the heart of what was once known as the "debatable lands," with an identity neither English nor Scottish but all of its own. The residency opportunity is open to UK and internationally based artists who have been out of college (BA graduate) for a minimum of 3 years. Those who have completed an MA and /or PhD are also welcome to apply.
DEADLINES | Japan Foundation seeks applications for its Exhibitions Abroad Support Program - Japan Foundation gives funding to an Exhibitions Abroad Support Program, designed to support museums and art institutions overseas that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas.
DEADLINES | Arab arts foundation seeks applications for $10,000 fellowships in Jordan - Darat al Funun is a home for the arts and artists from the Arab world. It organizes exhibitions, talks, film screenings and educational programs, hosts performances and concerts, offers artist residencies, and publishes books and catalogs. One to three fellowships are sought in Amman, Jordan.
DEADLINES | Submit your dance piece for Stuttgart’s 18th international solo dance-theater festival by Nov. 11 - Dancers! choreographers! Lend me your ears. Submit your latest productions to this international dance festival in Germany. They will pay for virtually everything, including your meals. There is no entrance fee.
DEADLINES | ArtPlace invites letters of inquiry for “creative placemaking projects” - Grants will be awarded to projects that involve arts organizations, artists, and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to have a transformative impact on community vibrancy. Applications are encouraged from all 50 states and any U.S. territory.
DEADLINES | South Asian residents requested to apply to ARTThinkSouthAsia’s fellowship - ARTThinkSouthAsia welcomes applications from South Asian practitioners working across a wide range of creative and cultural activity, as also from those who are working outside it who demonstrate knowledge, understanding and passion for culture. Artists and persons with unconventional careers and experiences are also invited to apply.
DEADLINES | Young circus artists invited to apply to French cirque festival - Deadline for circus artists to apply to the Festival du Cirque de Demain in Paris is October 31. Now directed by Alain M. Pacherie, the Festival welcomes every year dozens of acrobats, tightrope walkers, clowns, jugglers and trapeze artists in Paris and confront their hopes and energies. The next festival takes place January 23 to 24, 2014.
DEADLINES | Brighton Festival’s caravan seeks UK-based artists, delegates, potential collaborators for 2014 showcase - The caravan showcase is able to host up to 60 international and national delegates providing hotel accommodation and/or contribution to international travel. caravan is a three-day showcase of site specific, interactive and incidental performance presented as part of Brighton Festival (United Kingdom).
DEADLINES | “Inspiring Thailand” photography contest seeks submissions - Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced a photo contest of inspiring images of Thailand. Those interested in photography (professionals and amateurs) are invited to enter photos with the theme: "Inspiring Thailand."
DEADLINES | Network of Ensemble Theater seeks proposals for travel grants ranging from $300 to $2,000 - Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) links a diverse array of ensembles and practitioners to one another and the performing arts field, encouraging collaborations and knowledge building and dissemination. NET/TEN Travel Grants support activities to initiate new relationships or further develop existing relationships.
DEADLINES | Open call for 6 UK literary editors for Korea research trip - This is a fantastic opportunity for UK publishers and editors to learn about Korean literature, showcase literature from the UK, gain insights into the market and build long-lasting relationships with their counterparts at Korean publishing houses.
DEADLINES | German foundation seeks exchanges between artists and cultural institutions in Germany and African countries - What follows is a call to German cultural organizations in all artistic areas to engage in new forms of artistic collaboration with African partners.
Goethe-Institut Washington DEADLINES | 3 Goethe-Institut Residency Programs seek Germany- and Israel-based artists and/or cultural professionals - The purpose of the Goethe-Institut’s residency programs is to provide a "space for new perspectives," wherein artists and cultural workers have the opportunity to live and work in another country and another culture for an extended period of time.
DEADLINES | Czech Republic seeks university applications from the Philippines for governmental scholarships - The Embassy of the Czech Republic Manila is pleased to announce that applications for scholarships will be accepted to universities in the Czech Republic beginning next week (from 23 July 2013).
DEADLINES | YoungArts Foundation seeks high-school teenagers for 2014 Young Artists Prize - YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2014 prize cycle, with support offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.
DEADLINES | Early career African-American artists invited to apply to $25,000 William H. Johnson Prize - The Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early career African-American artist working in the areas of painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation, and/or new genres. The 2012 prize winner was Clifford Owens. Deborah Grant won in 2011. Karyn Olivier won in 2010. Sanford Biggers won in 2009.
DEADLINES | National Endowment for the Humanities seeks media projects for grant program - WASHINGTON, D.C.| Through the America’s Media Makers program, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports the creation of interactive digital media and film, television, and radio projects that engage the public in the exploration of humanities concepts. Under the program, NEH offers two kinds of grants. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars… Read More
DEADLINES | Applications sought for National Dance Project Touring Awards - BOSTON | An initiative of the New England Foundation for the Arts, the National Dance Project Touring Awards program provides grants of up to $40,000 to dance companies to support national tours of new dance works. The deadline is October 7, 2013. Touring Awards are automatically given to all NDP Production Grant recipients in the… Read More
DEADLINES | Cambridge university calls for papers on “Cultural Exchange: Russia and the West” by Aug. 30, 2013 - Proposals for papers are being requested for a symposium. The focus will be on the visual arts in Russia during the 19th and 20th centuries, both periods of revolutionary and ideological change.
DEADLINES | Schools with innovative arts programs may apply for $3,500 grant awards - Applications should highlight programs that expand student potential by promoting creativity, innovation, and critical thinking skills.
Sundance Institute's feature film program DEADLINES | Emerging film producers can apply for Sundance Institute producing fellowship - PARK CITY, UTAH |  The Sundance Institute is accepting applications from emerging film producers for the Creative Producing Fellowship and Lab. Created to help develop and support the next generation of American independent producers, the year-long program is designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through labs, grants, and long-term advisor relationships. The fellowship… Read More
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Call for performing arts ensembles from Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia and Vietnam - This call seeks nominations of performing arts ensembles in all disciplines (dance, music, theater) from Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Vietnam for month-long tours of the U.S. from June through December 2014
McHenry Library stacks at University of California Santa Cruz Deadlines | National Endowment for the Humanities offers cash grants for “Muslim Journeys” book program, Oct. 25 - Apply now before the Republicans take over the White House and kills arts funding, including the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Natasha Bowdoin, artist-in-residence 2012 at Bemis Center in downtown Omaha, NE Deadlines | Nebraska Arts Center seeking applications for artists’ residency, Sept. 30 - Are you ready for your residency? To apply for a residency for July to December 2013, apply by this deadline: September 30, 2012
Deadlines | Shubert Foundation announces 2012-13 grant guidelines for support of theater and dance - Not-for-profit, professional resident theater companies are the primary recipients of Schubert Foundation funding, with an emphasis on producing, rather than presenting, organizations. A smaller amount of funding is provided for dance companies.
Deadlines | MAP Fund offers funding for contemporary arts performance projects, Oct. 17 deadline - MAP supports only projects that contain a live performance. Eligible projects must not have premiered anywhere in the world before the first date of the current grant activities period
Deadlines | Grant proposals for music archiving and preservation sought, Oct. 11 - The scientific research projects grant program awards funding of up to $20,000 to organizations and individuals working to research the impact of music on the human condition.
Deadlines | Jewish Helping Hand’s Tikkun Olam grant program seeks applications by Oct. 1 - The fund will support projects that focus on reaching needy and vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad, particularly those that have been overlooked or marginalized
Barack Obama is the most followed world leader with 17,115,077 followers | Courtesy Burson-Marsteller Burson-Marsteller “Twiplomacy” study reveals | Obama does not rule Twitterverse | World’s best connected world leaders are EU prexy @euHvR (Herman van Rompuy) and Aussie PM @JuliaGillard - Do world leaders tweet themselves, or they do they ask other minions do tweet for them? According to the Twiplomacy study, "30 heads of state and government actually do their own tweeting. The most conversational are the prime minister of Uganda, Amama Mbabazi, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame who frequently engage personally in tweets with their followers."
Native Americans are invited to apply to grant programs by New England Foundation for the Arts - These programs are designed to build regional and national support structures to help Native artists reach broader audiences, connect with new markets for their work, and gain access to financial resources.
Deadline for proposals for Native American artists’ fellowship program set for June 21 - The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of indigenous arts and cultures in the United States, is accepting applications for its 2013 Artist Fellowships. Through the fellowship program, the foundation seeks to foster the creativity of Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation,… Read More
Shantigar, located on a spectacularly beautiful old farm on a mountainside in Western Massachusetts Shantigar, a performing-arts retreat and center, to hold workshops in rural western Massachusetts setting - NEW YORK; LOS ANGELES; and ROWE, MASS: “Acting.” “Being.” “Meditation.” “Awakening vision.” “Radiant health.” “Retreat.” These words and ideas leap out when one speaks of Shantigar, the educational foundation and performing-arts retreat founded by the playwright Jean Claude van Itallie in an old Davenport farm on a mountainside in Western Massachusetts near Vermont. One of… Read More
Young Fil-Am child celebrates 2011 Phil-Am Friendship Day | Photo by Richard J McCormack (Jersey Journal) Call for Fil-Am performers to compete in April “Star Search,” leading to June parade on Phil-Am Friendship Day - On Sunday April 15, PAFCOM is going to sponsor a PAFCOM STAR SEARCH in Jersey City NJ. PAFCOM is calling all Filipino American talents to compete. Click here to read the rules and guidelines. PAFCOM is opening this year’s competition to all talents
U.S. international festival of readings seeks plays from abroad by October 15 - NEW YORK CITY: A premiere showcase in the U.S. of new contemporary theater from around the world has issued a call for scripts. Playwrights, directors, translators, literary agents, managers and advocates of international theatre are being asked to submit plays for consideration to the 2012 hotINK Festival, a series of readings of new work from around the world… Read More
Transgender Symposium, slated for Feb. 2012, seeks presenters, corporate partners, papers - NEW YORK CITY — The Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy (GLAP) invites all mental-health professionals to attend, participate and deliver presentations in its third bi-annual Transgender Symposium. This upcoming symposium will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 in New York City. The topic of discussion will be “Trans Spectrum,” an exploration of the diverse make-up… Read More
Brazil, Croatia Grab 2 Gold Medals at Prague Quadrennial 2011 - PRAGUE:  Brazil and Croatia topped the 12th edition of the Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design and Space. These two countries were the major winners, with each taking home two PQ gold medals at this year’s award ceremony held June 21 at the New Theater of the National Theatre of Prague. Other awards went to Latvia, Hungary,… Read More
Cebuano News: Overseas Filipinos giawhag pagpadayon sa pagtabag - PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY PRESS RELEASE Thursday, December 16, 2919   Manila (December 16, 2010) — Giawhag ni Presidente Benigno C. Aquino III ang mga overseas Filipino workers kon OFWs ug mga organisasyon sa gawas sa nasud pagpadayon sa espiritu sa pagtinabangay o “bayanihan” pinaagi sa pagdonar sa Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino Program sa Department of… Read More
CFO Secretary Imelda Nicolas, Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino, Randy Gener. Photo by Malacanang Photo Bureau TCG Press Release: American Theatre’s Randy Gener Receives Pamana ng Pilipino Presidential Award - The President's official citation for Gener states: "President Benigno S. Aquino III — in conferring the Pamana Ng Pilipino Presidential Award to Randy Gener — recognizes his excellence in the field of theater arts and creativity, and diligence in promoting Filipino-American cultural interests and accomplishments to mainstream audiences in Europe and the United States of America."
2010 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas Philippine Embassy News Release: President Benigno S. Aquino III hands out 2010 Presidential Awards - Philippine Embassy News Release 15 December 2010 Aquino exhorts OFWs to continue to instill bayanihan spirit and help victims of calamities MANILA, PHILIPPINES: President Benigno S. Aquino III has urged all Filipino individuals and organizations abroad to continue to instill their “bayanihan” spirit by donating to the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino Program of the Department… Read More
Gener to be conferred Pamana Philippine Presidential Award in December - 24 RECIPIENTS FOR THE 2010 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR FILIPINO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS MANILA, PHILIPPINES:  Randy Gener will be conferred with the “Pamana Ng Pilipino” Presidential Award (“Pamana Ng Pilipino” means Legacy of the Filipino Nation) by the President of the Philippines in a simple ceremony to be held in December. The Pamana Ng Pilipino Presidential Award is conferred on Filipinos… Read More
A TV Interview for Filipinas Magazine Show - NEW YORK CITY:  On May 23, 2009, the “Filipinas Magazine Show” came to New York City to interview me in New York City. Why? That month, I became the first Asian American and Filipino American to win the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, the highest accolade for dramatic criticism in the United States. The ceremony took… Read More
Randy Gener by Rivka Katvan | Katvan Studios Randy Gener Wins NLGJA Journalist of the Year - WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Today the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announces the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards.      The recipient of this year’s Journalist of the Year is Randy Gener of American Theatre magazine.  The recipient of this year’s Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media goes to Kerry Eleveld of… Read More
2010 SPJ Deadline Club Award Goes to Randy Gener -     NEW YORK CITY — The DEADLINE CLUB, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, honored the best of the best in New York area journalism June 7 at the Annual Dinner of the DEADLINE CLUB AWARDS, one of New York City’s most prestigious journalism awards. Randy Gener won the… Read More
Gener Wins 2 Awards for Writing Excellence in Travel Media Competition - PASADENA, CA — The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) today announced that Randy Gener won two awards of merit for writing excellence in the 2009 annual awards competition. “The North American Travel Journalists Association honors the best of the best in travel journalism,” says Helen Hernandez, CEO of the membership organization. In the leisure activity… Read More