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Artist-in-Residence Program

Grants to Buffalo, New York Arts Companies and
Collaborating Artists for Residencies in Any Discipline

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University at Buffalo (UB) - Creative Arts Initiative (CAI)

Deadline Date:

11/15/17 Receipt


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Grants to Buffalo, New York arts companies and collaborating individual artists from outside the Buffalo area for residencies in any discipline. Applications are welcome on behalf of both emerging and established artists. All forms of creative art are eligible under this program, including music, plastic arts, film, drama, visual arts, architecture, writing, and so-called emerging disciplines.

CAI residencies are intended to bring in artists from outside the Buffalo area to enhance the experience of the UB and Buffalo communities.

CAI is interested in artists who have demonstrated artistic excellence, and have achieved demonstrable professional accomplishment, or who, through the submitted works, display exceptional promise. Resident artists should use their residency to create new works, or complete works in progress. Your project description should describe your project and goals in specific detail.

Artists/companies must demonstrate a strong commitment to arts education and community involvement — such commitment must be directly addressed to the variety of opportunities that exist in the Western New York region, though national and international collaboration may also be an integral part of any proposal.

Resident artists will provide educational and community components. For some a public conversation about their work might be appropriate; for others, it might be a micro-seminar or a master class. It might be a semester-long encounter. Or it might be major interactions with the community’s arts organizations combined with interaction with the university community. CAI welcomes other creative methods of engaging students and the local community as well. Description of intended form of engagement should be included in all proposals along with information regarding communication with and buy-in from intended local partners.

Artists may request honorarium, travel expenses, housing expenses and other expenses up to the New York State allowable rates.

Applications will be reviewed on the basis of:
-The quality of the project concept.
-Artistic excellence.
-Artist engagement with UB students and the Buffalo community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166141

Term of Contract:

CAI accepts proposals for residencies for sessions from as short as a few days up to four months.

Applications will be reviewed in the Fall for projects for the following academic year. Projects should be completed in July 2018 through June 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Companies and collaborating artists may apply.

Proposals may be submitted directly by artists outside the Buffalo area. Members of the UB and Buffalo arts communities are also welcome to propose projects to bring performing artists and creators to the region to create and present new work.

CAI is not able to provide accommodations for out-of-town artists at this juncture.

Funds may not be used to compensate persons already associated with UB or to underwrite operating expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

In order to be considered for the Fall 2018- Spring 2019 cycle, completed applications must be received no later than November 15, 2017.

Semi-finalists will be identified in early December 2017 and may be asked to provide supplementary materials or respond to reviewer queries by January 22, 2018.

Final decisions regarding residencies for 2018-19 will be announced in March 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Proposal Form:

Creative Arts Initiative
University at Buffalo
610 Samuel Clemens Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260-7015

(716) 645-6073

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Buffalo