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]


The Bio Art & Design Award highlights and explores exciting new intersections among design, artistic practice and the Life Sciences.

DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2016

Designers and artists interested in the Life Sciences are invited to propose projects for collaborative work across disciplines. The Bio Art & Design Award (previously called the DA4GA) is a € 25.000 award for successful applicants to fully realize a new work of art or design that pushes the boundaries of research application and creative expression.

The Bio Art & Design Award highlights and explores exciting new intersections among design, artistic practice and the Life Sciences. The award is a product of collaboration between ZonMW, NWO, MU, BioArt Laboratories, TU/e and Waag Society. The selection procedure will be organized by ZonMw.

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 those within specialties such as ecology, biomedicine and genomics. Please be sure to read all information about the call, deadlines and requirements detailed here before submitting an application.

More information and application [web]

International Open Call for Entries – Biodiversity/Extinction

17th international art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. October 10, 2015 – February 28, 2016 at the New York Hall of Science

Deadline: August 23, 2015

The Paleolithic cave paintings at Lascaux, France are a magnificent record of early man’s portrayal of the biodiversity of his surroundings. Artists have continued this long tradition, finding endless inspiration from the shape, color, pattern, texture, movement, and sounds of our natural world to create art in all expressive media. Taking the example of birds: Leonardo keenly observed and drew the flight pattern of birds in an attempt to invent a flying machine; Alfred Hitchcock used bird sounds as a psychological metaphor in his film, The Birds; Audubon’s self-published opus, Birds of America, proved his dual genius as a naturalist and artist; and a growing number of contemporary artworks are being created in reaction to avian species extinction, such as Rachel Berwick’s “may-por-é,” “Zugunruhe,” and “A Vanishing: Martha” installations…