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March 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

March 1, 2022

Colossal

Image courtesy of Lewis Miller Design

Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.

 

Open Calls

Bio Art and Design (BAD) Award 2022
Recently graduates interested in bio art and design are encouraged to submit proposals for the 2022 BAD Award. Three winning projects will receive 25,000 Euros each to realize their works.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CET on March 15, 2022.

LIFT–Early Career Support for Native Artists
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is offering $10,000 to one Native artist for a proposed project in a variety of disciplines. A minimum of $3,000 is required to be earmarked for the artist’s benefit and wellbeing.
Deadline: March 16, 2022.

CUE Art Foundation Open Call for Artists and Curators
CUE offers artists and emerging curators the resources to realize an exhibition at its East Chelsea gallery. Exhibiting artists receive a $5,000 honorarium and curators $2,500, plus a budget. There is a $12 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on March 25.

10th Annual Art Competition at Bridgeport Art Center
Open to Chicago-area artists, the 10th annual art competition at Bridgeport Art Center will award $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 prizes to winning entries. There is a $35 application fee.
Deadline: April 11, 2022.

Prix Viviane Esders Photo Prize
The Prix Viviane Esders prize recognizes European photographers over age sixty whose careers have impacted the history of the medium. One winner receives a €60,000 award and showing in Paris.
Deadline: April 15, 2022.

8th National Juried Exhibition at the Oxford Arts Alliance
Now its 8th year, the National Juried Exhibition at the Oxford Arts Alliance is hosting an open call for an October 2022 show. There’s a $30 entry fee and a top prize of $500.
Deadline: August 19, 2022.

 

Grants

Innovate Grants for Artists and Photographers
Every quarter, Innovate Grant awards two $550 stipends to one visual artist working in any medium and one photographer. International artists over age 18 are encouraged to submit their work, and there is a $25 fee to apply.
Deadline: March 24, 2022.

Creative Capital’s Wild Futures 2023/2024
During two years, Creative Capital will award 100 artists up to $50,000 each, with additional advisory services per project. 2023 is open to performing arts, technology, and literature, and 2024 is seeking visual arts and moving image/film.
Deadline: April 1, 2022, for 2023 applicants.

$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund
Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation launched a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund to support projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators. Awards are given out on an ongoing basis to creators in categories like Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing.
Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Adobe’s Creative Residency Community Fund commissions visual artists to create company projects on a rolling basis. Awardees will receive between $500 and $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

Residencies & Fellowships

Kala Fellowship Award
This fellowship is open to international artists working in printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts. Six applicants will receive a $3,000 stipend and a nine-month studio residency at Kala Art Institute.
Deadline: March 6, 2022.

Shandaken: Storm King Residency
Storm King Art Center’s residency spans two to six weeks and is open to artists of all disciplines. The application fee is $25.
Deadline: March 7, 2022.

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies
Open across disciplines, this residency at A Studio in the Woods is open to artists interested in environmental and culturally related issues. Recipients will receive a $,3000 stipend and $2,000 material budget.
Deadline: March 10, 2022.

Vera List Center Fellowships
Scholars, activists, artists, critics, curators, and cultural practitioners engaging with the theme of correction are encouraged to submit projects for a two-year fellowship. Chosen applicants will receive a $15,000 research stipend and curatorial and professional development services.
Deadline: March 13, 2022.

Arts/Industry Residency at John Michel Kohler Arts Center
Artists interested in pottery and foundry can apply for three-month residencies with access to Kohler Co. resources. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, but applications should demonstrate interest in pursuing a new body of work in one of the mediums.
Deadline: March 14, 2022.

Alex Brown Foundation Artist-In-Residency
Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the Alex Brown Foundation is accepting applications for its 2023 residency program, which is open to visual artists working in any medium. Studio space, travel funding, and a monthly stipend of $1,000 will be provided.
Deadline: March 15, 2022.

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program
This program is open to studio-based visual artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, digital media, and installation. Residents will receive $1,100 per month.
Deadline: March 15, 2022.

Galveston Artist Residency
Each year, the Galveston Artist Residency awards three fellowships running ten months, from October through July. Each artist receives access to studio space, an apartment, and a monthly stipend of $1,100.
Deadline: March 19, 2022.

Ceramic Artist in Residency at Clay Art Center
Held annually in September, the residency at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, offers one emerging artist a year-long stay to develop their craft. The program includes a private studio, free firing, a $500 monthly stipend, paid teaching opportunities, and an exhibition.
Deadline: April 8, 2022.

Changing Climate Residency at Santa Fe Art Institute
Individual artists, teams, and families of all disciplines whose work addresses the climate crisis are encouraged to apply for a 2023 Changing Climate program. Santa Fe Art Institute offers one- to three-month residencies and will award an additional $500 stipend to up to 28 regional BIPOC artists.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on April 10, 2022.

Martha MOCA Artist Residencies
Based in Lambertville, New Jersey, Martha MOCA residencies run in September and October. Artists should represent a range of disciplines and will receive a $500 stipend. There is a $12 fee to apply.
Deadline: April 15, 2022.

The Farm Margaret River Residency
Open to Australian residents working in all disciplines, The Farm Margaret River’s residency program is fully funded and focused on site-specific projects born out of the artist’s five- to eight-week stay.
Deadline: 5 p.m. AWST on May 6, 2022.

Lilstreet Art Center Artist-in-Residence
Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago offers one-year residencies to artists working in ceramics or metalsmithing and nine-month residencies to those in textiles arts, drawing, painting, printmaking, and book arts. Artists receive a monthly $400 stipend, and the application fee is $20.
Deadline: May 9, 2022.

Young Artists Competition & Intensive
This three-day intensive is located at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s estate in Upperville, Virginia, and is open to artists aged 18 to 22 working in painting, drawing, and mixed media. Applicants should be interested in the intersection of art and technology.
Deadline: May 15, 2022.

 

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February 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

February 1, 2022

Colossal

Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.

 

Open Calls

Project Room 2022-2023 Exhibition at Locust Projects
Locust Projects invites visual artists from around the world to apply to create a large-scale new work at its Miami space. Selected artists will receive curatorial guidance, a $3,500 budget, an additional stipend, and a private room at the Locust Projects residency house.
Deadline: February 5, 2022.

Guantánamo 20th Anniversary Poster Contest
January 11 marked 20 years since the Guantánamo Bay detention facility opened, and Amnesty International and the Center for Victims of Torture have teamed up for a poster contest geared toward closing the institution. The open call is open to anyone under age 30, and submissions should have an educational component. Winners will receive cash prizes.
Deadline: February 9, 2022.

Governors Island Winter Ice Sculpture Show
Ten New York City-based artists or artist teams will be selected to complete an ice sculpture with the help of a professional carver during the Governors Island Inaugural Winter Ice Sculpture Show on February 26. Proposed works should relate to Governors Island and/or New York Harbor and be based on a 40 x 20 x 10-inch block of ice. Winners will receive a $2,000 award.
Deadline: February 9, 2022.

Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
Open internationally, the 35th annual Materials: Hard + Soft exhibition celebrates contemporary works in clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. Chosen artists will participate in a group show in Denton, Texas, from May 27 to August 27, 2022, and three winners will receive cash prizes.
Deadline: February 13, 2022.

LIFT–Early Career Support for Native Artists
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is offering $10,000 to one Native artist for a proposed project in a variety of disciplines. A minimum of $3,000 is required to be earmarked for the artist’s benefit and wellbeing.
Deadline: March 16, 2022.

Prix Viviane Esders Photo Prize
The Prix Viviane Esders prize recognizes European photographers over age sixty whose careers have impacted the history of the medium. One winner receives a €60,000 award and showing in Paris.
Deadline: April 15, 2022.

 

Grants

CityArts Program Grant in Chicago
Chicago’s CityArts Program Grants are available to nonprofits working across artistic disciplines. Applicants must offer programs, operate as a museum, or provide service to the city’s residents.
Applications open on February 7, 2022.

CERF+ Get Ready Grants
CERF+’s Get Ready Grants will award up to $500 to 40 artists working in craft disciplines to safeguard their studios and prepare for emergencies. Priority will be given to BIPOC artists.
Deadline: February 22, 2022.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Grants for Artists with Children
Twenty artists and writers with children under age 18 are eligible for a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant for $5,000. Each award is unrestricted, and there’s a $20 application fee.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on February 25, 2022.

Innovate Grants for Artists and Photographers
Every quarter, Innovate Grant awards two $550 stipends to one visual artist working in any medium and one photographer. International artists over age 18 are encouraged to submit their work, and there is a $25 fee to apply.
Deadline: March 24, 2022.

Creative Capital’s Wild Futures 2023/2024
During two years, Creative Capital will award 100 artists up to $50,000 each, with additional advisory services per project. 2023 is open to performing arts, technology, and literature, and 2024 is seeking visual arts and moving image/film.
Deadline: April 1, 2022, for 2023 applicants.

$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund
Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation launched a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund to support projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators. Awards are given out on an ongoing basis to creators in categories like Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing.
Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Adobe’s Creative Residency Community Fund commissions visual artists to create company projects on a rolling basis. Awardees will receive between $500 and $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

Residencies & Fellowships

StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program
The StudioWorks program offers a $2,000 stipend for a four-week term at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. International emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: February 1, 2022.

MacDowell Fellowship
Open across disciplines including architecture, film and video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual art, the MacDowell Fellowship awards 300 artists each year. The program is open internationally and requires a $30 application fee.
Deadline: February 10, 2022.

Curatorial Fellowship at the Center for Craft
Three fellows will be awarded up to $5,000 to develop an exhibition at the Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina. They will work with program staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and lead a curatorial talk.
Deadline: February 14, 2022.

Salad Days Artist Residency
Salad Days commissions one artist to produce plates or shallow bowls from terracotta clay for the Watershed Ceramic’s Salad Days fundraiser, which celebrates the craft and local food. Residents are provided with a private room, meals, studio space, materials, and a $4,000 stipend.
Deadline: February 15, 2022.

Brown University Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America Fellowship
Artists whose work focuses on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity are eligible for a virtual fellowship at Brown University during the Spring 2023 term. Fellows will receive a $10,000 stipend and $1,500 for research and projects.
Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Shandaken: Storm King Residency
Storm King Art Center’s residency spans two to six weeks and is open to artists of all disciplines. The application fee is $25.
Deadline: March 7, 2022.

Ceramic Artist in Residency at Clay Art Center
Held annually in September, the residency at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, offers one emerging artist a year-long stay to develop their craft. The program includes a private studio, free firing, a $500 monthly stipend, paid teaching opportunities, and an exhibition.
Deadline: April 8, 2022.

Changing Climate Residency at Santa Fe Art Institute
Individual artists, teams, and families of all disciplines whose work addresses the climate crisis are encouraged to apply for a 2023 Changing Climate program. Santa Fe Art Institute offers one- to three-month residencies and will award an additional $500 stipend to up to 28 regional BIPOC artists.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on April 10, 2022.

 

 



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January 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

January 4, 2022

Colossal

Image © May Parlar

Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.

 

Open Calls

Aperture Portfolio Prize
The Aperture Portfolio Prize is an annual international competition that recognizes innovative bodies of work that haven’t been featured in major publications or exhibitions. One winner will be published in Aperture magazine, receive a $3,000 prize, and have a solo show in New York.
Deadline: 10:59 p.m. on January 7, 2022.

The Other Art Fair
Applications are open for The Other Art Fair’s 2022 schedule in cities like Los Angeles, Dallas, New York City, Chicago, Melbourne, and Sydney. Sign up for its newsletter to stay up-to-date with application deadlines.
Deadline: Varies by the city but the first are January 7, 2022.

Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards
Artists and collectives who’ve made video works (e.g. digital video art, animation, film) or videos about visual works (e.g. sculptures, photos, paintings, installations, or performances) that address the climate crisis are eligible for the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards, which will give winners $15,000 each.
Deadline: January 20, 2022.

Booooooom’s New Photo Book Circles
Booooooom is hosting an open call for photos of the strange, beautiful, and unforgettable circles all around us. Chosen images will be compiled in the publication’s third book.
Deadline: January 21, 2022.

MediaFutures Support Programme
Artists and collectives who use data to inform their work are encouraged to apply for the MediaFutures program, which will grant up to €30,000 per awardee. Proposed projects should utilize data both critically and materially to question technology’s impact on society, including addressing misinformation and disinformation.
Deadline: 12 p.m. CET on January 27, 2022.

Prix Viviane Esders Photo Prize
The Prix Viviane Esders prize recognizes European photographers over age sixty whose careers have impacted the history of the medium. One winner receives a €60,000 award and showing in Paris.
Deadline: April 15, 2022.

 

Grants

NEW WORK from Prospect Art
Prospect Art awards a $500 mini-grant to visual artists twice each year as part of its NEW WORK program, which is designed to support projects that don’t fit into commercial galleries. Submissions should be representative of today’s moment.
Deadline: January 15, 2022.

Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers
Open to international applications, Queer|Art will award $10,000 to support the work of emerging LGBTQ+ photographers whose projects address issues of sexuality, gender, or identity. The first-runner up will receive $5,000, and funds can be used for new or ongoing work at any stage of development.
Deadline: January 17, 2022.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Grants for Artists with Children
Twenty artists and writers with children under age 18 are eligible for a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant for $5,000. Each award is unrestricted, and there’s a $20 application fee.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on February 25, 2022.

Creative Capital’s Wild Futures 2023/2024
During two years, Creative Capital will award 100 artists up to $50,000 each, with additional advisory services per project. 2023 is open to performing arts, technology, and literature, and 2024 is seeking visual arts and moving image/film.
Deadline: April 1, 2022, for 2023 applicants.

$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund
Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation launched a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund to support projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators. Awards are given out on an ongoing basis to creators in categories like Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing.
Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Adobe’s Creative Residency Community Fund commissions visual artists to create company projects on a rolling basis. Awardees will receive between $500 and $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

Residencies & Fellowships

Caltech-Huntington Art + Research Residency Program
The Art + Research Residency Program provides two artists the opportunity to collaborate with the Caltech and Huntington research communities during a four-month stay. Residents will be awarded an all-inclusive stipend up to $35,000, must have an MFA or Ph.D., and their work should engage with social justice issues.
Deadline: 12 a.m. PST on January 5, 2022.

South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships
Open to visual artists in the South (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee), the South Arts Southern fellowship will award $5,000 to winners in each state. Each awardee will be eligible for an additional $25,000 and $10,000 prize.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 10, 2022.

Right of Return USA Fellowship
The Right of Return USA Fellowship will award six formerly incarcerated artists a $20,000 grant each for a project that considers criminal justice reform. Fellows will participate in a group retreat in the spring of 2022.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 14, 2022.

Sculpture Space Residency
Based in Utica, New York, Sculpture Space is offering a two-month residency slated for 2023. There’s a $35 application fee to apply.
Deadline: January 15, 2022.

Artaxis Fellowship
The sixth annual Artaxis Fellowship will award two ceramicists up to $2,000 to fund a two-week summer workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Applicants can be at any stage of their careers.
Deadline: January 15, 2022.

StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program
The StudioWorks program offers a $2,000 stipend for a four-week term at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. International emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: February 1, 2022.

MacDowell Fellowship
Open across disciplines including architecture, film and video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual art, the MacDowell Fellowship awards 300 artists each year. The program is open internationally and requires a $30 application fee.
Deadline: February 10, 2022.

Curatorial Fellowship at the Center for Craft
Three fellows will be awarded up to $5,000 to develop an exhibition at the Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina. They will work with program staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and lead a curatorial talk.
Deadline: February 14, 2022.

Ceramic Artist in Residency at Clay Art Center
Held annually in September, the residency at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, offers one emerging artist a year-long stay to develop their craft. The program includes a private studio, free firing, a $500 monthly stipend, paid teaching opportunities, and an exhibition.
Deadline: April 8, 2022.

 

 



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December 2021 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

December 2, 2021

Colossal

“Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit” by Courtney Brims

Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.

 

iStock Creative Inclusion Grants Featured
The inaugural iStock Creative Inclusion Grants will award four emerging photographers $5,000 each to support a project that draws attention to underrepresented communities.
Deadline: December 6, 2021.

 

Open Calls

Socrates Sculpture Park Open Call
The 2022 Socrates Annual Fellowship program is looking for public art proposals for its Sink or Swim Climate Futures project and group exhibition. Awardees will receive an $8,000 production grant, a $2,000 honorarium, and three months of studio access at the New York Studio.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on December 6, 2021.

Mattress Factory 2021 International Open Call
The Mattress Factory is hosting an open call for residencies followed by solo exhibitions, which are slated for the spring of 2023. Applications are open internationally.
Deadline: 4:50 p.m. on December 10, 2021.

Visual Art Open Prize
The U.K.-based Visual Art Open Prize will award £2,000 to one artist and £250 prizes to category winners. International artists working across disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: December 15, 2021.

Win a Book Deal with Walter Foster
Walter Foster is looking for submissions for instructional art and craft books and will award one creative an opportunity to publish a beginner’s text. Applicants must live in the U.S. and can work across media, from fine art to embroidery to block printing.
Deadline: December 31, 2021.

The Other Art Fair Melbourne
The Other Art Fair is looking for artists to exhibit in person at its Melbourne event next May. Sign up for its newsletter to stay up-to-date with application deadlines for fairs in Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Toronto.
Deadline: February 2022.

 

Grants

Innovate Artist Grants
Each quarter, Innovate Grant offers two $550 awards to one visual artist and one photographer. Applications are open internationally.
Deadline: December 14, 2021.

NEW WORK from Prospect Art
Prospect Art awards a $500 mini-grant to visual artists twice each year as part of its NEW WORK program, which is designed to support projects that don’t fit into commercial galleries. Submissions should be representative of today’s moment.
Deadline: January 15, 2022.

Creative Capital’s Wild Futures 2023/2024
During a two-year period, Creative Capital will award 100 artists up to $50,000 each, with additional advisory services per project. 2023 is open to performing arts, technology, and literature, and 2024 is seeking visual arts and moving image/film.
Deadline: April 1, 2022, for 2023 applicants.

$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund
Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation launched a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund to support projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators. Awards are given out on an ongoing basis to creators in categories like Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing.
Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Adobe’s Creative Residency Community Fund commissions visual artists to create company projects on a rolling basis. Awardees will receive between $500 and $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

Residencies & Fellowships

Residencies for Artists at Art Omi
Applications are open for Art Omi’s three residencies in visual art, dance, and music. Located in Columbia County, New York, each program brings together a group of creatives for cultural exchange, experimentation, and critical evaluation.
Deadline: December 15, 2021.

Bernheim’s Artist in Residence
Each year, Bernheim Forest’s Artist in Residence program awards up to four artists a $2,500 stipend and a stay at Bernheim to create site-specific work inspired by the natural environment. One residency is always awarded to a regional artist living in Kentucky or in Clark and Floyd counties of Southern Indiana, and another is devoted to environmental issues and the severity of the climate crisis.
Deadline: 11:59 PST on December 15, 2021.

Elsewhere Funded Family Residency
Elsewhere Studios will host its third 10-day residency in June of 2022. Artists will receive a $1,000 stipend to be used at their discretion and will be provided with living and studio space, which they can share with their spouse or family, if desired.
Deadline: December 17, 2021.

Right of Return USA Fellowship
The Right of Return USA Fellowship will award six formerly incarcerated artists a $20,000 grant each for a project that considers criminal justice reform. Fellows will participate in a group retreat in the spring of 2022.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 14, 2022.

Curatorial Fellowship at the Center for Craft
Three fellows will be awarded up to $5,000 to develop an exhibition at the Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina. They will work with program staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and lead a curatorial talk.
Deadline: February 14, 2022.

 

 



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November 2021 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

November 2, 2021

Colossal

“Hang on!” by Helga Stentzel

Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.

 

Professorship at the ArtCenter College of Design’s Graduate Art MFAFeatured
The Graduate Art Department at the ArtCenter College of Design (Pasadena, CA) invites artists working in any medium to apply for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. Faculty hold regular meetings with our 35 MFA students, teach two cross-disciplinary seminars per year, and maintain active exhibition schedules.
Deadline: December 1, 2021.

Black Women Photographers x Nikon Inc. 2021 Grants Featured
Black Women Photographers and Nikon have teamed up to offer ten grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, plus an additional gear giveaway. The fund is open to Black women and non-binary photographers worldwide, and you must apply to become a BWP member before you submit your application.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on November 4, 2021.

 

Open Calls

Body Politics at ARC Gallery
Chicago’s ARC Gallery is hosting an open call for works across mediums that address bodily autonomy, from reproductive rights to domestic violence to policing hair in the classroom and workplace. The exhibition will run from January 6 to 29, 2022, and there is a $40 fee to apply.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CST on November 21, 2021.

Public Art at 533 Eaton
The Studios of Key West is seeking proposals for public art at its art center with galleries, classrooms, a theater, roof terrace, and bookstore. Applications are open to all mediums.
Deadline: November 21, 2021.

Win a Book Deal with Walter Foster
Walter Foster is looking for submissions for instructional art and craft books and will award one creative an opportunity to publish a beginner’s text. Applicants must live in the U.S. and can work across media, from fine art to embroidery to block printing.
Deadline: December 31, 2021.

The Other Art Fair Melbourne
The Other Art Fair is looking for artists to exhibit in person at its Melbourne event next May. Sign up for its newsletter to stay up-to-date with application deadlines for fairs in Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Toronto.
Deadline: February 2022.

 

Grants

The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Fall 2021 and is offering two grants of $3,500 and four grants of $1,000. Submissions will be juried by Tyler Blackwell, the associate curator of Blaffer Art Museum, and Caitlin Julia Rubin, the associate curator and the director of programs at Rose Art Museum. This is an international open call, and all visual media is eligible.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on November 16, 2021.

The Aftermath Project Grant
Open internationally, The Aftermath Project Grant awards $25,000 to a photographer interested in creating work that illuminates aftermath issues and encourages greater understanding. Four finalists will also receive a $5,000 grant.
Deadline: November 30, 2021.

Innovate Artist Grants
Each quarter, Innovate Grant offers two $550 awards to one visual artist and one photographer. Applications are open internationally.
Deadline: December 14, 2021.

Creative Capital’s Wild Futures 2023/2024
During a two-year period, Creative Capital will award 100 artists up to $50,000 each, with additional advisory services per project. 2023 is open to performing arts, technology, and literature, and 2024 is seeking visual arts and moving image/film. Attend an information session on Oct. 8 for more on the application process.
Deadline: April 1, 2022, for 2023 applicants.

 

Residencies & Fellowships

2022-23 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Women and Non-Binary Artists
The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established to support underrepresented and emerging women and non-binary artists in New York City, and each year, it awards six artists year-long fellowships to develop and exhibit a project at the gallery.
Deadline: 11: 59 p.m. on November 15, 2021.

Dry Tortugas National Park Artist-in-Residence Program
Open to visual artists, writers, musicians, and performers, the Dry Tortugas National Park Artist-in-Residence Program will host recipients in September 2023. The chosen artist will spend one month in the historical lighthouse keeper’s house on the islet surrounded by a tropical landscape and the endangered Loggerhead turtle nesting grounds.
Deadline: November 15, 2021.

Wave Hill Van Lier Fellowship
This one-year fellowship is awarded to two New York City-based artists under 30 years old. Each Van Lier Fellow receives an $8,000 honorarium, studio rental reimbursement, a transportation stipend, and a solo show in the fall of 2022.
Deadline: November 23, 2021.

Bernheim’s Artist in Residence
Each year, Bernheim Forest’s Artist in Residence program awards up to four artists a $2,500 stipend and a stay at Bernheim to create site-specific work inspired by the natural environment. One residency is always awarded to a regional artist living in Kentucky or in Clark and Floyd counties of Southern Indiana, and another is devoted to environmental issues and the severity of the climate crisis.
Deadline: 11:59 PST on December 15, 2021.

 

 



Opportunities

October 2021 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

October 5, 2021

Colossal

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Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.

Open Calls

Climate Woke from The Center for Cultural Power
The Center for Cultural Power is looking for proposals for video projects at the intersection of the climate crisis and social justice. Five artists will receive $1,500 to realize their works, which can be in any discipline as long as there is a video component.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on October 8, 2021.

Toi Gallery’s Annual Art Contest
Toi Gallery’s Annual Art Contest is open to international artists at the beginning of their careers. The winner will receive a six-month to a one-year contract with the gallery and 40% of net sales of their works.
Deadline: 12 a.m. on October 20, 2021.

Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize from Contemporary Craft
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Contemporary Craft is hosting an open call for a juried exhibition, and one winner will receive a $5,000 prize in honor of the organization’s founder.
Deadline: October 22, 2021.

The Other Art Fair Melbourne
The Other Art Fair is looking for artists to exhibit in person at its Melbourne event next May. Sign up for its newsletter to stay up-to-date with application deadlines for fairs in Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Toronto.
Deadline: February 2022.

 

Grants, Residencies, & Fellowships

Residencies for Architects, Artists, and Writers at Art Omi
Applications are open for Art Omi’s three residencies in architecture, art, and writing. Located in Columbia County, New York, each program brings together a group of creatives for cultural exchange, experimentation, and critical evaluation.
Deadline: October 15, 2021.

The Next Collective from Everlane
The clothing brand Everlane launched its first fellowship program dedicated to making the fashion industry more sustainable. Open to U.S. applicants, the Next Collective is looking for ideas to reduce virgin plastic use and will award up to five recipients a $20,000 grant and mentorship with the industry experts.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PDT on October 18, 2021.

The Carmignac Photojournalism Award
The 12th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award centers around the social, economic, and ecological crises impacting life in Venezuela. It will award one photographer from anywhere in the world a €50,000 grant to support a six-month reporting residency running from January to June 2022 with the Fondation Carmignac, along with a traveling exhibition of the works produced and a monograph.
Deadline: Midnight GMT on October 18, 2021.

The Recharge New Surrealist Prize
U.S. painters, including students in BFA or MFA programs, who are working in the New Surrealist style are eligible for a $7,000 award from The New York Foundation for the Arts.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT on October 19, 2021.

Artistic Production Grants from Via Art Fund
Twice each year, Via Art Fund awards individual artists, nonprofits, and institutions $25,000 to $100,000 grants for public projects or works completed in nontraditional spaces. Applications are open for the Spring 2022 cycle, with letters of inquiry due this month.
Deadline: October 25, 2021.

Dry Tortugas National Park Artist-in-Residence Program
Open to visual artists, writers, musicians, and performers, the Dry Tortugas National Park Artist-in-Residence Program will host recipients in September 2023. The chosen artist will spend one month in the historical lighthouse keeper’s house on the islet surrounded by a tropical landscape and the endangered Loggerhead turtle nesting grounds.
Deadline: November 15, 2021.

Win a Book Deal with Walter Foster
Walter Foster is looking for submissions for instructional art and craft books and will award one creative an opportunity to publish a beginner’s text. Applicants must live in the U.S. and can work across media, from fine art to embroidery to block printing.
Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Creative Capital’s Wild Futures 2023/2024
During a two-year period, Creative Capital will award 100 artists up to $50,000 each, with additional advisory services per project. 2023 is open to performing arts, technology, and literature, and 2024 is seeking visual arts and moving image/film. Attend an information session on Oct. 8 for more on the application process.
Deadline: April 1, 2022, for 2023 applicants.

The New Museum’s Sculpture Award for Women
The New Museum announced that it’s launching one of the world’s largest art prizes in 2022, and during ten years, it will commission five women to produce new sculptures with a $400,000 award. Details haven’t been announced yet, but the museum says a nomination period will happen early next year.
Deadline: Forthcoming.