|Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts
Application Deadline: 5/15
Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts in New York City is the first MFA program for students who want to harness the power of design to create positive change and impact. The Buffalo Prize is a new program that will award a woman with a connection to Buffalo a scholarship for a masters degree, and a chance to help lead change in that city. Applicants must be a current or former resident of Buffalo and have an undergraduate degree, an ability to think visually, a passionate desire to make a difference, and a willingness to commit to work in Buffalo after graduation.
|Anne Sanford Legacy Fund
The Berkshires and Pioneer Valley, MA
Application Deadline: 5/20
The Anne Sanford Legacy Fund, established in 2009 by The Women’s Times, is now accepting applications from women interested in scholarships to attend political or professional leadership training. Women artists and activists are eligible. Anne Sanford achieved remarkable professional success during her 30-year corporate career at a time when there was little support for women in business. To honor her spirit and to continue that work, The Women’s Times has created a scholarship fund in her memory under the auspices of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Awards will generally range between $100 and $1,500 to be used toward the cost of political or professional leadership training. Eligible applicants include women 18 years and older who currently reside in in the “Berkshire Taconic region” or in Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley.
|Turkey Land Cove Foundation
Application Deadline: 6/15
The Turkey Land Cove Foundation offers a personal retreat for motivated women to pursue their professional, educational & artistic goals, away from the distractions of daily life. The retreat provides a quiet space for women to progress toward a defined goal, complete a project, and develop tools to propel their lives in a new direction. Applications are currently being accepted for the fall retreat session (September 15th – December 15th). The TLC Foundation will review the financial circumstances of each applicant and will only make grants to women who could otherwise not afford the period of retreat.
|Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
Application Deadline: 6/30
Barbara Deming founded the Money for Women Fund in 1975 to give financial and moral support to creative women. The Fund provides small grants ($500- $1,500) to individual feminist women in the arts whose work in some way focuses upon women. During the month of June, the Money for Women Fund will be accepting applications from creative women working within the realms of non-fiction writing or poetry. The Fund is interested in funding projects which you have begun or which are well underway and for which you have work to show. Eligibility is restricted to citizens of the United States and Canada with primary residence in these countries.