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ArtsLink Awards 2012: Grant Opportunities for Artists & Arts Managers from 32 Eligible Countries


CEC ArtsLink invites artists and arts managers from 32 eligible countries to apply for residencies and grants in the US.


ArtsLink Residencies

Structured residencies for artists and arts managers in visual and media arts

English proficiency required

New this year!

Submission Deadline for Residencies moved up to October 15, 2011

The five-week residencies will take place in fall 2012. ArtsLink places Fellows at established US non-profit arts organizations and covers associated living, working, travel, and health insurance costs.


Applicants do not need to have contacts with organizations in the US to apply for this program, but working knowledge of English is required. Since 1993, 453 Fellows have participated in Residencies at 223 arts organizations throughout the US. Deadline for artists and arts managers in performing arts & literature: October 15, 2012.

Application and Guidelines

ArtsLink Independent Projects

Project grants for arts professionals in all disciplines to carry out projects in the US

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2011

Project grants in all disciplines enable artists and arts managers from the eligible countries listed below to carry out self-directed projects in the US. Applicants must have a letter of invitation from a non-profit organization or individual in the US to enter this competition. Projects to take place between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013. Since 1999, ArtsLink has supported 79 Independent Projects.


Application and Guidelines


Eligible countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

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