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Bartol Foundation Micro Grants, Artblog new writers contest coming, a cool read, plus Ask Artblog wants your questions, Students!
It's hot, hot, hot, and this short News segment will not make you sweat. A good opportunity for Teaching Artists, a couple Artblog opportunities and a nice cool read for you for when you're in a (hopefully) cool place.



Watch for it #1 – Artblog’s Fourth Annual New Writers Contest is fast approaching. This year a donor, Mari Shaw, writer, art collector and friend of Artblog, made a challenge grant to Artblog to cover the prizes for the competition – Thank You, Mari! Complete application details coming very soon!

Artblog New Writers Contest keyboard
Warm up your keyboards and get writing for the Artblog New Writers Contest!

Watch for it #2 – Students, Ask Artblog will explore student questions this month! The essential advice column for all your art life questions, Ask Artblog began last April with Dave Kyu’s advice for graduating students about their oncoming career life. This month, Dave Kyu returns with more solid advice for all your burning questions. Have a question for Dave, or for Beth, Artblog’s other intrepid Art Advisor – email Or, click here to submit a Google form with your questions. All names kept anonymous.


Plastic was once a hot material. Now it’s a scourge on the planet. How do museums conserve art made from plastics? The New York Times


Teaching artists, Apply for a Micro-Grant – Deadline September 9, 2018

Applications are now open for the Bartol Foundation Micro-Grants to Teaching Artists. The Bartol Foundation is collaborating with Small But Mighty Arts to make ten, $500 micro-grants to teaching artists to complete a confirmed or ongoing community-based project. Read more about the guidelines and apply now.