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Monday, October 7, 2013


Greetings long lost friends,

I am still alive and kicking but not doing this blog anymore. I do, however, go around the country and speak about the things that are on this blog: grants, fellowhips, residencies, how to get published, what opportunities are out there for all the arts, how to write a successful grant application, etc. And, as I state in the post below, Mira's List is still a great resource to peruse. I have many useful links, articles, interviews, etc. And  I will continue to share arts opportunities information on my Mira's List facebook page as well as twitter, so feel free to follow me there.

I am currently speaking at various events, universities and other venues about how to find time, money and a place to create. The next one Girlfriend Sex coming up is at the TransCultural Exchange Conference in Boston next week, Oct. 9-13. I will be moderating a panel on how to fund your creative projects on Friday, October 11th, 2013. Go here for more information:

I will also be in Kansas City next month, speaking at two venues, one on opportunities in the arts on sex hookups Sunday, Nov. 3rd:
and on how to get published on November 4th:

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 If you are interested in bringing me to your institution, please write me at [email protected] for fee information and availability.

I also skype with different institutions, in case your organization or school doesn't have enough to bring me there. Just email me and ask about my skyping fees.

So make great art and pay it forward....share information about opportunities to those you know and to those who need it most.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Till We Meet Again...

Greetings my long lost readers and friends....

I know you haven't heard from me much the past few months. Unfortunately when using, not only has it been a rough fall and winter for a variety of reasons, it has become too difficult to keep up with this blog and also try to generate new writing and art projects. Not to mention doing events, etc. I have been running this website since the economic crash of 2008 and doing a fairly good job of it for free but the time it takes to keep up with so many emails and posting requests and research, etc. has taken a toll. I just can't continue doing it, at least for now. What I am hoping is that if I get an advance for a new book this coming year (cross your fingers!) I can afford a part time assistant who could help keep Mira's List going. So I haven't completely thrown in the towel. Not yet. I am going to suspend it for now until further notice.

That said, Mira's List is still a great resource to peruse. I have many useful links, articles, interviews, etc. I will continue to share information on my Mira's List facebook page as well as twitter, so feel free to follow me there. I am also still available to speak at events, universities and other venues about how to find time, money and a place to create. I did several speaking gigs this year across the country and they were well received! So if you are interested in bringing me to your institution, please write me at [email protected] for fee information and availability.

I also have started skyping with different institutions, in case your organization or school doesn't have enough to bring me there. Just email me and ask about my skyping fees.

So until next time, take care, make great art, and stay subscribed to my blog in case I jumpstart it again later this year!


Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Greetings

Dear Readers,

Just a note to say Happy Holidays to all of you and to apologize for not being in touch. I was pretty devastated when using Miss Rebecca Joy for dating as it can make it hard to hookup with people, as many of us in the US were, and I just couldn't bring myself to post anything about residencies, etc. I do have some things coming up but in the meantime, be well, hold your loved ones close, and be grateful for all you have.

Much love to you all....and may you create beautiful new things in the New Year!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Back from Down Under

Greetings everyone! I just got back from two weeks in Australia where I attended the NonfictioNOW Conference at RMIT (the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). I was on two panels, one about memoir and one on graphic narratives and comics. Now I am just catching up on tons of emails, etc.

Coming soon....finally, an interview with our 2012 art contest winner, Karol Slowik, a special post about Australian artist residencies, and a post about Australian graphic novelists and comic book yes, Mirabee is still alive, just not posting as much these days.

More soon....need to finish unpacking!

p.s. I saw an wombat in the wild in Australia. He said he was a fan of Mira's List. I guess in Australia, even marsupials need residencies to do their work. :-)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Still Alive and Kicking But Taking a Break: Mira's List Update

Hi everyone,

No, I'm not dead. Still alive and kicking. It is just hard to keep doing this blog sometimes, especially these days after over a year and a half of being on a book tour. And I am still doing a lot of traveling for the book and for conferences, and meanwhile, trying to do some new work. I have been doing this blog for over four years now (for no pay) and while it has been fun and worthwhile, it has also been tiring and very hard. I now receive over 500 emails a week from people asking me to post something or people asking me to help them with their grants or their book proposals or something else. Frankly, I'm quite overwhelmed, and am dying to work on my new book. I also need to make a living. But I still love you all!

So for now, my friends, I will only post here and there when the mood strikes me and will continue to let people announce opportunities on my Mira's List Facebook page:

Please, if you announce an opportunity, make sure it is helpful to all international artists and is not just self-serving. You can do a shout out about grants, residencies, exhibition opportunities, writing contests, etc. If I don't think your post is appropriate, I will take it down.

You can also find me on twitter (, tweeting about all kinds of things, but mostly about how to fund your creative dreams and where to realize them.

To all you institutions, organizations and universities: I speak about funding and residencies all over the country. I'd love for you to hire me. If you are interested in contacting me about speaking at your college or arts organization, please write me here: [email protected] and I will give you my fee scale. 

You can watch me in action in this video taken this summer at Ashland University:

And to all of you who have lots of questions about grant applications, opportunities, etc., you should take an hour and a half and watch the video too. Your questions might be answered.

So for now, sorry to all you wonderful people who sent me things to post this past month. I just have been way too busy or out of town. Please keep using my blog for all its resources and stay subscribed for now because I will still post when I can. I will be leaving for Australia (for the NonfictioNOW Conference in Melbourne) in a couple days and back in early December. So until then, have a great rest of the month and keep making art! 

Thanks for sticking around this long, oh loyal readers....

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mirabee at the Walls and Bridges Festival, NYC, October 20th

Hey New Yorkers!

I'll be participating in a panel discussion & book signing with French Authors Claude Arnaud, Gwenaëlle Aubry, and American authors Mira Bartók, Marco Roth. Hosted by Amanda Angel, Editor “This Week in New York” for Time Out New York, Co-presented with McNally Jackson Bookstore, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York, Time Out New York and Tin House.

WHEN: THIS Saturday, October 20 from 4 to 5:30 pm. 
WHERE: McNally Jackson Bookstore 52 Prince Street (Between Lafayette & Mulberry Streets) NY 10012

This event is presented as part of “Walls and Bridges,” an arts and ideas series curated by the Villa Gillet, a French cultural institute interested in thought in all its
expressions, bringing together thinkers and artists from all over the world; and is co-presented with Les Subsistances, an international laboratory for live arts based in Lyon, France. Curated by Villa gillet (Director: Guy Walter), and supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

Villa Gillet's site:

McNally Jackson Bookstore:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Artist Residency in Italy at the Bellagio Center, Deadline November 30th, 2012

Call for Applications: The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Resident Fellows Program 

Deadline: November 30, 2012

 The Residency Program (in Northern Italy) allows for focused work, uninterrupted by the professional and personal demands of daily life.  In addition to time for dedicated work on individual projects and for reflection during the day, building new connections and collegial interaction with other residents is a defining characteristic of the Bellagio experience.  During a residency, people of diverse expertise and backgrounds come together in a thought-provoking, creative, collegial environment that helps create change and have impact on a wide range of world issues.  Residents include an international group of academics, writers, artists, scientists, journalists, non-governmental organization practitioners, researchers, and policymakers.  Meals and informal presentations of residents' work afford an opportunity for dynamic discussion and engagement with each other.  The combination of quiet time for individual, focused work and connections with such a diverse community is unparalleled.

Academic Writing as well as Arts & Literary Arts residencies typically last four weeks, and spouses/life partners may accompany residents.  Practitioner residencies can last between two to four weeks.  Joint applications from co-authors are also welcome.
Applications for Academic Writing as well as Arts & Literary Arts residencies are due by November 30, 2012 for a residency period beginning August 19, 2013 through November 29, 2013.  Applications from practitioners and for conferences are accepted on a rolling basis. 

To learn more please visit

Welcome to Mira's List

This blog provides information on upcoming grants, fellowships and residencies for artists, writers, composers, and media artists. It is for serious professionals only, from emerging to mid-career to established. I also publish information for graduate students from time to time. However, I do not publish information on exhibition or publishing opportunities, nor do I advertise artist retreats and workshops that charge money. At least that is my current policy. For more info on where to exhibit or publish, please see my links section which I try to periodically update. I sift through hundreds of search engines and websites to find opportunities for YOU dear artist. In return, I ask you to pass the information along to those who need it. Also, since this is a free blog, I don't always have the time to weed carefully through everything. If you find a grant or website or residency that is not up-to-date, is dodgy in some way, or is no longer in existence, please let me know! Also, if you stay somewhere at one of the residencies I suggest and have a good experience, I want that feedback too. Please check my FAQs at the top right side bar if you have questions before starting your search. Best wishes and happy hunting!