The National Endowment for the Arts cooperates with the U.S. Japan Friendship Commission in the implementation of this program. The U.S/Japan Creative Artists’ Program provides support for up to five outstanding contemporary or traditional artists from the United States to spend a three-month residency in Japan.  Eligible applicants are architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists, or solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Multidisciplinary artists and artistic directors of theater or dance companies are also eligible.

The next deadline for this program is March 1, 2013 for residencies in 2014.

Selected artists will receive:

  • A grant award in the amount of $20,000 to cover housing, living, and professional expenses for either 1 artist or a collaborative team.
  • Up to $2,000 for round trip transportation for the artist.

Additional information, including guidelines and the application, can be found at http://www.jusfc.gov/creative-artists-programs/

The Global Connections program was designed by TCG and is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. US-based theatre organizations and individual artists may apply to one of the two initiatives of this new program:
Global Connections—On the Road:This initiative will award 10 grants of up to $5,000 each to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange.

Global Connections—In the Lab: This initiative will award six grants of $10,000 each to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading up to a full production.

On the Road grants are not prerequisites for the In the Lab grants. Previous recipients of either initiative are not eligible to apply in consecutive cycles. Please review the deadline section which identifies specific periods for all eligible activity.

Both initiatives of the Global Connections program were created in response to the natural evolution and development of TCG’s previous international programs and services. To date, many U.S.-based theatre organizations and individual artists have made substantial strides in learning and developing projects with colleagues abroad. As a result of this work, many require additional resources to further the relationships established from their initial travels and first encounters. In addition, TCG recognizes the importance in continuing to seed new relationships by building a solid foundation for fruitful cultural exchanges—The Global Connections On the Road and In the Lab grants are designed to meet these two distinct needs.  Application deadline: March 11, 2013.

Please contact global@tcg.org for additional information.

The Franklin Square community was recently featured on ABC Baltimore’s “The List” for their participation in the PNC Transformative Art Project. As a recipient of the 2012 grant, Franklin Square has worked with Civic Works, Can Collective, Living Classrooms and artists Emily CD, Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn to create a multi-media sculptural installation that celebrates the power of people and plants.

From day one, Park School was at the forefront of the progressive education movement. Determined to utilize the enlightened teaching methods advocated by John Dewey (in contrast to the child-as-empty-vessel techniques in common use), Park teachers embraced the notion that the best educational practices placed learning in the context of the wider world. In particular, Park’s founders sought to cultivate generations of learners with the education, creativity, passion, and dedication necessary to improve the world.

Park alumni, from the first graduating class to the most recent, have enthusiastically fulfilled those goals. This exhibit, Creative Paths, takes a look at just a few Park graduates who have been, and often continue to be, trailblazers in a wide variety of fields and disciplines. Whether guiding Baltimore into its recent renaissance, or creating the world’s most utilized online resource for medical information on breast health, or gaining international recognition for experimental music, these alumni shape our world in countless ways.

Twelve artists created and exchanged limited edition prints exploring the aesthetic and relevance of the still life in contemporary art. A fundraiser for Current Space’s screen-printing studio will be happening during the opening. Visitors can bring t-shirts and get them printed with designs made by the artists for $5.

Artists:
John Bohl
James Bouché
Lauren Brick
Nate Cubeta
Alice Dan-Ding
Max Guy
Alex Lukas
Chloe Maratta
Hermonie Only
Joseph Parra
Nikholis Planck
Flannery Silva

Current Space
421 N. Howard St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Friday, January 18th. 7-10pm. More INFO.