CFP – NEA Creativity Connects Grant Opportunity

Creativity Connects is an initiative that will show how the arts are central to the country’s creativity ecosystem, investigate how support systems for the arts have changed, explore how the arts connect with other industries, and invest in innovative projects to spark new ideas for the arts field.

DEADLINE: March 03, 2016

A key component to the Creativity Connects initiative is a pilot grant opportunity in the Art Works category to support partnerships between arts organizations and organizations from non-arts sectors that include, but are not limited to, business, education, environment, faith, finance, food, law, health, science, and technology.

Art Works: Creativity Connects grants will seek to benefit the arts and non-arts sectors by:

  • ​Demonstrating the value of working with the arts.
  • ​​Supporting the infrastructure for the arts to work in new ways with new sectors.
  • ​Building bridges that create new relationships and constituencies.​
  • ​Creating innovative partnership projects to advance common goals.
  • ​General range of support is between $20,000 and $100,000 with a required 1:1 match.

*Creativity Connects grants require a partnership between an arts organization and an organization from a non-arts sector.

*The official applicant must be an arts organization. This may include nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, and institutions of higher education or their components having arts as a core focus, either as the primary work or as part of a transdicisplinary mission.

Details and application [web]

BIO ART & DESIGN AWARD – 2015 Open Call

The award highlights and explores exciting new intersections among design, artistic practice and the life sciences.

Deadline: February 02, 2015

“Artists and designers interested in the life sciences are invited to propose new projects for funding. The BIO ART & DESIGN AWARD (previously called the DA4GA) grants three awards, each of them is €25.000, to fully realize a new work of art or design that pushes the boundaries of research application and creative expression. Winning proposals are developed in collaboration with a Dutch research institution over several months then exhibited to the public in MU Art Space in Eindhoven at the end of the year.

To be eligible for the award you must have graduated no longer than five years ago from a design or art program at either the Masters or Bachelors level. Applicants are encouraged to relate their proposals to recent advances in the life sciences, including (but not limited to) those within specialties such as biomedicine, synthetic biology and ecology…”

More information and to apply [web]

ASCI International Open Call — BRAIN Art-Science Exhibition

16th international art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. will be held at the New York Hall of Science October 11, 2014 – March 29, 2015

Entry Deadline: August 24, 2014

From ASCI:

A new openness from science practitioners and a desire for public engagement with their research findings, has created a plethora of recent art+neuroscience activities including: the new scientific field of Neuroaesthetics; “The Beautiful Brain: Art and Science of the Human Mind” online forum; The Interalia Magazine dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences, and consciousness; “Neuroscience Art” exhibitions mounted at The Society of Neuroscience annual meetings; and a 2014 production of a planetarium journey, the NEURODOME, that utilizes the data visualization tools of astronomy to depict high-resolution imagery of the brain.

With this exhibition, “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: The Brain,” Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) and the New York Hall of Science, want to display the aesthetic results of human curiosity about the brain (human or other). We seek stunning, two-dimensional images of original art (executed in any visual media), inspired or informed by any aspect of the brain or new discoveries in neuroscience.

Competition Guidelines [web] [web]