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Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Invites Applications From Women Artists
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund


The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund gives encouragement and grants to individual feminists in the arts, specifically writers and visual artists, in the United States and Canada.

Grants of up $1,500 will be awarded to women poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, visual artists, and mixed-genre (illustration and text) artists whose work in some way focuses on women. Priority will be given to projects that have been initiated or are well under way and for which the artist has substantial work to show.

The fund does not support theater, playscripts, videos, or work that is or will be self-published. It also does not provide funds for editing services, business projects, or emergency situations for people in need.

Individuals working in fiction, mixed genres, and visual arts must apply by December 31, 2015. The deadline for nonfiction and poetry writers is June 30, 2016.

As of this year, the foundation no longer accepts applications by physical mail. A processing fee of $25 is required to submit an online application.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, as well as examples of previously funded projects, visit the BDMF website.

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Deadline: 12-31-2015

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