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February 15, 2017: Grants and Artist in Residences: Where to Find Them / How to Win Them

© Randall Armor


Grants and artist-in-residence opportunities can seem out of reach or mysterious to many photographers. Where do you find ones applicable to you and your work? What are some good strategies for applying for grants? To answer these questions and more, ASMP New England has put together a panel with two local photographers and one local artist Neal Rantoul, Randall Armor, and Mary Sherman. Each has won grants to further their work. They will share the project(s) for which they won the grants along with what they’ve learned in the grant application process. Mary will also speak to the great potential in arist-in- residence programs, share her experiences being an AiR in various places, and talk about where to find them. We will open it up to Q&A afterwards.  Come get some ideas for doing more than self-funding your project.


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Presenter Bios:


Mary Sherman is an artist, curator and the director of TransCultural Exchange, which she founded in Chicago in 1989. One of the chief activities of TCE is hosting the International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts in Boston. At this conference, more than 50 directors of international AiRs come to meet artists. She also teaches at Boston College and Northeastern University and, recently, served as the interim Associate Director of MIT's Program in Art, Culture and Technology. She will share from her experience of winning three Fulbrights along with an Artist Resource grant which supported the publication of What if You Could Hear a Painting and production of Delay. Outside of her own work, she also has a background in winning grants for the non-profit TransCultural Exchange. She has been an artist-in-residence at MIT and in Romania, France and Taiwan. Mary Sherman’s full bio.


Randall Armor is a long time Boston-based commercial photographer, and has directed career training programs at Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts and New England School of Photography. He will speak about helping Brandeis University sociologist Wendy Cadge and Wellesley College architectural historian Alice Friedman document Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces which is a project funded through multiple faculty research grants from both institutions and an award from Mass Humanities. Randall Armor’s full bio.


Neal Rantoul retired as head of Northeastern’s Photo Program in 2012. Since then, he has completed various bodies of work including Wheat, Island Aerials, and Monsters. He will speak on grants in general, specific grants obtainable if you are in academia, and artist in residence programs. He will share his experience winning the Jasper and Marion Whiting Fellowship (designed to help professors conduct research in other areas than at their own university) which enabled him to travel to southeast Washington State Palouse region and photograph the wheat there. Neal Rantoul’s full bio




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Preregistration At the door


STUDENTS $10 $20


PARTNERS (Griffin, AIGA, PRC, NPPA, PPA) $10 $20


* Special note to Lesley students: Since this program is hosted at Lesley, you can attend for free. Please bring your current Lesley ID listing the fall of 2017 on it. To register so we can accurately order enough food, please email Mike Ritter at (our registration process doesn’t allow for a category specifically for Lesley students). Thank you.





Lunder Arts Center
1801 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02239 


The Lunder Arts Center is located at 1801 Mass. Ave in Cambridge, MA.  It’s a short walk south down Mass Ave from the Porter Square T Station (Redline and Fitchburg Commuter Rail line).  There is metered parking on Mass Ave, and there is a fee parking lot behind University Hall (1815 Mass Ave).  To reach the lot make a right on Roseland off of Mass Ave. and then take your first left into the lot.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
• 6:00-7:00 PM - Social Hour
• 7:00-9:00 PM - Program 



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