If you're an emerging creative artist (with "emerging creative artists" defined as "writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and spoken word; film and video artists; and choreographers"), and you are a resident of New York City or Minnesota, you may want to check out the Jerome Foundation's Travel and Study Grant Program. Funds "support periods of travel for the purpose of study, exploration, and growth" outside of New York City or Minnesota. The grant awards may not be used, however, "for touring, performances, appearances, exhibition expenses such as shipping, production of new work, and teaching."
Grants up to $1,500 will be awarded for shorter-term travel (three to six days). Award amounts of up to $5,000 will be awarded for trips lasting one week or longer.
There's no application fee. Applications must be postmarked on or before January 13, 2006. For more information and forms, click here.