New Creative Opps for Travelers in Norway, Australia, NYC, San Francisco, Portland, Michigan

Nordic Arts Center | Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen
Nordic Arts Center | Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen

Norway: Professional artists, designers, architects and independent curators invited to apply for A.I.R Programme 2015, 2 to 3-month arts residency from NKD/Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen. The residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre includes a monthly grant of 8.000 NOK, living and working space, as well as support of travel expenses up to 5.500 NOK, which will be reimbursed on arrival. “The centre has five private residencies of various sizes for the selected artists, and five identical north-lit studios, each 50 m². Artists’ houses are fully equipped and provided with wireless internet access.” Not available for students. Free to apply; deadline: 4/11/14.

NYC: Emerging Writer Fellowship from ‘A Public Space’ awards 3 US-based writers with publication, 6-month mentorship+$1000 stipend+free workspace offered in New York City. Free to apply by 4/15/14.

San Francisco: Bay Area Discovery Museum is accepting proposals on themes of Water, Land + Sky for Artist-in-Residence program, includes project stipends up to $20K. Visual artists, musicians, composers, media artists, architects, poets, scientists, dancer/choreographers, writers, builders, naturalists, puppeteers, storytellers, actors & playwrights encouraged to apply. Various deadlines per theme.

Bellaire, Michigan: Artists, Writers + Musicians invited to apply for 2 to 4-week residencies, Jun-Nov, at Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND), includes housing in semi-secluded log cabin+small stipend. Families welcome. $25 app fee; apply by 4/1/14.

Portland, Oregon: Applications open for Photographer Instructor-in-Residence, Fall 2014 at Oregon College of Art & Craft, includes $6K living stipend+housing+studio space. Apply by 4/1/14.

‘Ideas Island,’ anyone? If you have a creative project or great idea you’d like to work on, Swedish creativity expert Fredrik Härén may let you stay at one of his private island getaways, free.

Songwriters + Musicians: Enter your song(s) to win a $20,000 publishing contract from Secret Road Music Publishing and Martin Guitar. $10 entry fee; deadline: 5/3/14.

Have you always wanted to visit Australia, but your wallet said otherwise? Enter to win 1 of 52 trips Down Under from Tourism Australia, Virgin Australia and Delta Airlines. Enter by 4/21/14.

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