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Updated: Apr 30, 2023

Looking for creative opportunities for the month of March? We have compiled a list of opportunities for creative minds like yourself brought to you by our database "for the lost creative."

1. McKnight Visiting Composer Residencies | March 14, 2023 American Composers Forum will select two music creators for an artistic residency in Minnesota. Artists work with the ACF team to design and produce a residency that integrates with the Minnesota community in a unique way. Visiting composers spend approximately 30 days in Minnesota over an 18-month period, building relationships and working on projects. New work may be part of the residency, but the focus is on the exploration of an artist within a Minnesota community. ACF believes in the power of music creators to be storytellers, connectors, or catalysts through their art. This program invites artists to respond to or reflect on the unique qualities of people and communities in our home state.

Awards: Up to two residencies of $10,000 will be awarded. All funds are distributed directly to the selected music creator across four installments. Awards are subject to state and federal income tax guidelines. Consultation, time, and resources from the ACF.

BronxArtSpace (BAS) invites applicants with a strong affiliation with the Bronx to submit proposals for a thematic group exhibition to be presented at BAS. The exhibition will be on view April - May, 2023. Applicants should be from or currently live or work in the Bronx. BAS encourages applications that contribute to the gallery's commitment to diversity. Proposals will be judged on merit and adherence to guidelines. Half of the exhibiting artists in the proposal should be affiliated with the Bronx. Curators may not include their own work in the exhibition. Extra consideration will be given to those in the beginning stages of their curatorial careers. Curators will receive a $500 honorarium and a budget of $1.000 to split between the artists. BAS will cover costs of postcards and vinyl, and provide an installer for 2 days.

Creative Generation encourages systemic change by working within and disrupting the current structures of the arts/cultural, education, and social change sectors. Recognizing the negative impacts of traditional internship structures, the organization seeks to mentor new professionals with the necessary tools, training, and resources that will aid them in changing the landscape for the future. With a commitment to our values of honoring diversity and enabling radical inclusion, Creative Generation will work with individuals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the sectors in which the organization works.

Residents will work directly with numerous members of the team at Creative Generation in these areas, research, learning, and communications. Prospective residents will develop specific skills applicable in arts and culture, education and youth development, and social and policy change. They will hone their commitment to and clarity of identity and values, skills in written communication, presentation for learning, research, project management, and media/artistic practice.

The Program will span from May 29th to August 18th (this can be flexible to meet the needs of participants). Participation over the course of the Program includes: professional learning and mentorship opportunities, work experience on current organizational projects and objectives, and leadership experience through a guided capstone project of your choice. Timeframe: May 29th to August 18th, including July 15th - 19th for an expense paid organizational in-person retreat (these dates are flexible and can fit the needs of residents)

It's no secret that a career in the performing arts can be not only challenging, but expensive! The $250 Stagetime Stipend has been created for performing arts professionals within the Stagetime community to use toward any career advancing expenses including audition travel, studio rentals, and hiring collaborators. Stipends will be awarded weekly starting on February 21, 2023 and ending on March 28, 2023 and may be used for any approved expenses within 6 months of being awarded. Stipends are available to members of the Stagetime community, and applicants must be at least 18 years of age. You will have an opportunity to join Stagetime during the application process (it’s free!), which takes about 3 minutes.

5. enCORE Accelerando 2023 - JMI | March 31, 2023

The enCORE Accelerando is an event full of fun, learning and sharing, where participants will have the chance to connect with other young music changemakers from around the world and put their ideas to the test, receiving guidance from industry professionals, who will help them shape their projects. At enCORE, you will have the opportunity to work on, pitch and develop project ideas (in teams or solo) through workshops that will help you shape your ideas into concrete projects. During the event you will undergo training in modules related to a project and financial management, fundraising and communications, all the while being supported by mentors who will help you take your ideas to the next level. Each project team will have the chance to pitch their idea to a professional jury, who will award the best 3 projects with a microgrant of €1000 each, turning your dreams into reality! The winning project will also receive further training, support and promotion throughout the following year by JM International. Selected enCORE participants will also have the opportunity to participate in the “Bach to the Future” conference. Bach to the Future aims to connect and inform institutions and related professionals about the upcoming trends in the classical music field to keep up with all the rapid changes of the digital era and be inspired by new methods and best practices from all around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to network with industry stakeholders and experience top-level sessions by industry thought leaders.

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