New Things Coming Your Way....

    Greetings everyone! So sorry I have been out of earshot as of late. I have been out of town, visiting with my sister and my oldest friends from childhood. We found each other after my book, The Memory Palace came out this past January. Speaking of which, it is coming out in paperback on August 9th! More on that later. But you should know that I will be going on book tour one more time, starting August 20th. You can check out my schedule on my memory palace website (under 'events') to see if I will be coming to a town near you. There are more events being added, including an event in Philedephia and maybe others, so please check my schedule from time to time if you think you might want to come and hear me read. The other announcement I have is that along with posting opportunities for artists, writers, composers, etc., I will also start posting opportunities for children's book authors and illustrators. To start the ball rolling, this weekend I will be posting an interview with children's book author Jane Schoenberg. So keep those eyes peeled.... For now, here are a couple things for you---there are tons of deadlines in September for many residencies and grants. And I will try to gather some good things for you soon. xoxo, Mirabee

    (ALL) MILLAY COLONY ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT NEW RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIESThe Millay Colony for the Arts is pleased to announce some important new additions to its roster of artist residencies on its pastoral upstate New York/Berkshire area campus. While continuing to offer month-long residencies to visual artists, writers and composers, the Millay Colony is now offering three new ways to spend time as a resident. "In our continuing efforts to meet the ever-evolving needs of the artistic community,” says Executive Director Caroline Crumpacker, “we are now able to support artists who can’t manage a full month away, but for whom a shorter residency could provide a tremendous boost. We also want to recognize the importance of collaborations and collectives to and within contemporary art-making."

    The Two-Week Residency
    In order to accommodate artists who cannot partake of a month-long residency, we are now offering two two-week sessions in the month of September only, for up to seven artists per session. These sessions function exactly as our popular longer sessions do, highlighted by private bedrooms, private studios, and all meals.

    The Virtual Residency
    This new residency is specifically for working artists and/or artists with children who cannot spend prolonged time away from home but could benefit from the support of a residency in modified form. The 'Virtual Resident' can participate in one of The Millay Colony's month-long residency on weekends only and will receive a stipend of $1,000 to assist in securing time off/childcare/art supplies or other resources necessary to the making of new work.

    The application process for these residencies is the same as that for the month-long residencies. Applicants will note on their application form that they are looking for the two-week residency or the virtual residency.

    The Group Residency
    The Millay Colony awards one five-day Group Residency each year to a group of between three and seven collaborating artists. This is available to any artists groups, including but not only musicians and bands, publishing collectives, theater and dance troupes, galleries, etc. -- or simply individuals collaborating on a project.

    The basis for the application as a group is work samples, a statement detailing the history of the collaboration or organization, and a project description describing proposed activities for the residency. The residency may be used only to support the creation and dissemination of new or revived art works. It is not available for institutional support or organizational retreats. The residency is awarded through a separate application process and includes private bedrooms, studios, public meeting spaces, and all meals.

    The Millay Colony for the Arts is an artists' residency program and artists' center located on the extraordinary property of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, NY. Our mission is to nurture and promote the vitality of the arts by providing artists with a rural home that encourages intensity and exploration in the context of nurturing artistic community.

    New deadline for 2012 residencies is September 15, 2011.

    To apply for any of these residencies visit Or for more information call Residency Director Calliope Nicholas at 518-392-3103.

    (SOUND ARTISTS/RADIO/MEDIA ARTISTS) WARM YOUR EARS = Apply for Sounds Elemental in NYC! | December 12 - 16, 2011
    The summer temperatures are climbing. You know you'll be dreaming of these
    days come shivery December. Make sure your ears keep warm this winter by
    signing up for AIR's Sounds Elemental intensive at Harvestworks Digital
    Media Arts Center in NYC. It's happening December 12 - 16.

    We just finished up a smashing summer session focusing on ”metal," with
    reviews like "…it was great to be surrounded by people who don't need an
    explanation for why [working with] sound is awesome" and "I feel like I have
    new ears for listening, a new toolkit for making sound." This time around,
    our focus is Wood.

    Are you up for it? We're looking for ten producers open to learning unconventional approaches to assembling sound and telling story. Slots are
    already filling up!


    This opportunity may be especially appealing to those working in traditional
    documentary formats eager to recalibrate their orientation to sound and
    craft. Producers benefit from intensely individualized attention from renowned
    sound artists-teachers, Harvestworks’ Hans Tammen, and public radio producer
    and musician Brenda Hutchinson. New York _Times_ new media editor Amy
    O’Leary will also lead an afternoon mini-dive into audio slideshows - called
    "bang on," "cutting edge," and "the highlight of the week" by participants.

    The cost is $700. A non-refundable $350 deposit is required upon acceptance.
    AIR members who live outside of New York City are eligible for a small
    stipend to help underwrite the cost of the intensive and travel to NYC.

    +++Attendance is mandatory for all sessions. If you are unable to attend
    each day of the intensive, please do not apply.+++

    Learn more:

    _Listen to instructor and AIRster Brenda Hutchinson's audio montage of
    Sounds Elemental: Sky:_

    Questions? Contact AIR's Membership Director Erin Mishkin
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