NYFA Source | Pride Month Opportunities Round-Up

NYFA Source | Pride Month Opportunities Round-Up

Celebrate Pride Month with opportunities for artists of all disciplines.

You may already know that NYFA Source is the nation’s largest online arts database. But did you know that it can also be used to find opportunities for LGBTQIA+ artists, and artists who address and portray the LGBTQIA+ experience? We’ve provided a sampling of these opportunities to close out Pride Month 2017.

Searching with NYFA Source

To start using NYFA Source, you can take the tutorial on How to Use NYFA Source, or you can jump right in with the NYFA Source Search page. To search for opportunities and services specific to LGBTQIA+ artists, choose the “other criteria” tab, and, in “Special Population,” select “Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender.” You can narrow your search by award, discipline, location, or other criteria, being sure to select “Next” at the bottom of each tab.

Selected Opportunities from NYFA Source

Here are a few opportunities from across the country to help you flesh out your application calendar for this summer or the following months.

  • Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival: Festival Submission
    The festival accepts shorts and features with LGBT subject matter for screening at its annual program.
    Deadline: August 1, 2017
    Application Fee: None
  • The Leeway Foundation: Art and Change Grant
    Provides immediate, short-term grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans artists residing in the Delaware Valley: Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County, who need financial assistance to take advantage of an opportunity for art and change. 
    Deadlines: August 1, 2017; March 1, 2018
    Application Fee: None
  • Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best in LGBT Cinema. Short and feature-length films and videos should be of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgendered people.
    Deadlines: late deadline – July 7, 2017; extended deadline – July 22, 2017
    Application Fee: $40.00 – $45.00
  • QUEER|ART: Queer|Art|Mentorship
    QUEER|ART|MENTORSHIP pairs emerging, New York City-based artists with established artists in a year-long exchange across five different fields: Film, Literature, Performance, Visual Art, and Curatorial Practice.
    Deadlines: statement of intent – June 30, 2017; complete application – July 31, 2017
    Application Fee: $12
  • Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR): Artist-in-Residency Program
    FIAR will offer live/work spaces to five artists, who will participate in a two-week summer residency while immersed in the Fire Island community.
    Deadline: March 2018
    Application Fee: $45

To find more opportunities, use NYFA Source, a free searchable database of 12,000+ awards, residencies, and services. Sign up for our free bi-weekly e-newsletter, NYFA News, to receive articles about the Business of Art along with upcoming programs and services.

– Mirielle Clifford, Program Officer, Online Resources

Image: Jacob Naughton (Fellow in Photography ‘16), For a Moment, 2015

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