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

November 2, 2021


“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.



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.





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