Deadline: October 15, 2015

From their call: Are you an aspiring visual artist, dancer, photographer, musician, film maker, or writer? If so you can now apply for the S&R Foundation Washington Award.

This year S&R Foundation is looking to increase the number of applications from artists in the field of visual, interdisciplinary, photography, dance, and film. Since its inception in 2001, the Washington Award has remained open to talented artists working in any medium.

Each winner will be awarded the cash prize of $5,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who receives an additional $5,000 and will be eligible for a Foundation sponsored event showcasing the winner’s talents, such as a concert hall debut, gallery showing, or screening (depending on the artist’s medium and career goals). Award winners are honored annually in the spring at the Washington Award Gala.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicant may not be enrolled either part-time, full-time, or finishing work in a degree-granting program.
  • Applicant must not have received an advanced level of recognition in his or her artistic discipline.
  • Applicant must have documented proof of having performed or exhibited during the past year.
  • Applicant must submit three (3) letters of recommendation from recognized authorities or professionals in the applicant’s discipline. The recommendations must be mailed with the application package.

Website link for guidelines, terms, and link to apply: http://sandr.org/programs/washington-award

About: Established in 2000 by Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Dr. Ryuji Ueno, S&R Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. In the beginning, S&R Foundation’s mission was grounded in its support of talented artists and scientists involved in work for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes. Over the past 13 years, S&R’s mission to support talented individuals has evolved to encompass broad support of individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on furthering international cultural collaboration and ensuing social benefits.


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