April 2023 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists
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.
The Unpublished Photo 2023 Open CallFeatured
Aimed at young and emerging photographers between the ages of 18 and 30, Unpublished Photo 2023 is a global open call without theme constrictions or entry fees. The contest is organized by the Fondazione culture e musei and MUSEC museum in Lugano, in collaboration with the 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery in Milan and the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Venice. The winner will receive 2,000 Swiss Francs with additional awards through fourth place, and chosen works will be exhibited in the museum for two months.
Deadline: April 16, 2023.
The Booooooom Art & Photo Book AwardFeatured
In partnership with Artmobile, Booooooom is open to submissions for its Art & Photo Book Award, which will grant six artists the opportunity to publish a collection of work free of charge. Submissions should be finished projects as opposed to works-in-progress, and the award covers all production costs.
Deadline: 11:59 PST on May 26, 2023.
The 11th Annual Art Competition at Bridgeport Art Center (Chicago)
Bridgeport Art Center is hosting an open call for its 11th Annual Art Competition and Exhibition, which will run from May 19 to July 7. Works in a vast array of mediums are eligible, and prizes range from $500 to $3,000.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 4, 2023.
Future Lions 2023 (International)
Open to 18- to 25-year-olds, the Future Lions competition will help realize a project that respond to the question: How can we pioneer the use of technology to protect people and make them feel safe? Four finalists will pitch their ideas at the Cannes Lions Festival, and the winners will work with AKQA and Volvo Cars to bring the concept to life.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. BST on April 14, 2023.
11th PHOTO IS:RAEL International Photography Festival (International)
Photographers, video, performance, and interdisciplinary artists from around the world and at any stage of their career are eligible to submit their work to PHOTO IS:RAEL’s 11th annual festival. Twenty artists will be invited to participate in an exhibition that will take place in Tel Aviv in November 2023. The entry fee is $15.
Deadline: April 23, 2023.
Lebasse Projects Open Call (International)
Artists and artist teams are invited to apply for this open call to create public art at 2050 S Bundy. A $400,000 budget will be offered as commissions for several works at the Los Angeles space.
Deadline: April 24, 2023.
The Burke Prize (U.S.)
The Burke Prize is a biannual $50,000 prize for artists working in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood.
Deadline: April 28, 2023.
The Future Generation Art Prize (International)
All artists aged 35 or younger from anywhere in the world and working in any medium are eligible for this prize. One winner will receive $60,000 in cash and a $40,000 investment in their practice, and five special prizes totaling $20,000 are awarded to support other projects.
Deadline: April 30, 2023.
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2023: DRESS (International)
Running from October 13 to 15, 2023, and curated by Brooklyn-based artist Gretchen Vitamvas, Art in Odd Places invites artists who are using dress as a medium to apply for its 18th annual festival taking place along 14th Street in Manhattan. Works may take the form of garments, textiles, fashion design, costume, performance, sculpture, and installation.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on May 14, 2023.
Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise (U.S.)
The Vilcek Prizes support emerging to mid-career immigrant designers who have demonstrated exceptional achievements early in their careers. Three winners will receive $50,000.
Deadline: June 12, 2023.
Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants (U.S. and U.S. territories)
The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants will distribute $300,000—up to $20,000 per project—to support environmental art projects led by women artists. Proposals must have a public benefit.
Deadline: April 18, 2023.
Fundación Botín Art Grants (International)
Fundación Botín will award six grants worth € 23,000 to support individual projects that may consist of training (academic or not), research (non-academic), and production.
Deadline: May 5, 2023.
Jerome Foundation Arts Organization Grants (New York City and Minnesota)
These two-year flexible grants are designed to support Minnesota and New York City-based arts organizations that offer ongoing programs, services, and/or opportunities for multiple early career generative artists.
Deadline: 4 p.m. CST on May 18, 2023.
Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund (Ukraine or refugee)
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.
Residencies, Fellowships, & More
The Bloom Residency (International)
The 2023 Bloom Residency is the third annual artist-in-residence opportunity at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Awarded to a woman of color, one applicant will be chosen for this two-week, project-based residency, culminating in the creation of a limited-edition print. The chosen artist will receive two weeks of 24/7 studio access, a $500 stipend, and mentorship.
Deadline: April 1, 2023.
Fondation Fiminco Residency (International)
Each year, Fondation Fiminco welcomes 12 transdisciplinary visual artists for 11-month residencies in research, creation, and production. The program is open to artists anywhere in the world, of any age, and at any stage of their career, and residents receive accommodations, studio space, 5,000 euros, and travel stipends.
Deadline: Midnight on April 6, 2023.
Santa Fe Art Institute Thematic Residency Program (International)
Sovereignty is the theme for the 2024 program, which calls for artistic and creative engagement as it pertains to the individual, jurisdictions, systems, and society as a whole. Artists receive studio space and accommodations.
Deadline: April 9, 2023.
KODA Borders + Boundaries Residency (International)
Open to two mid-career, women or non-binary artists who create conceptual and socially engaged work, this year’s KODA residency is based on the theme of borders and boundaries. Chosen artists will receive a $1,000 award, $200 professional development credit, studio space, and exhibition opportunities.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on April 10, 2023.
A Studio in the Woods: Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies (International)
Open to artists of all disciplines, this program is for artists who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental and cultural issues. The six-week residency includes a $3,000 stipend and a $2,000 materials budget. There is a $20 application fee.
Deadline: April 10, 2023.
Fire Island Artist Residency (International)
LGBTQIA+ emerging visual artists are encouraged to apply to this four-week program. Artists receive lodging, workspace, stipends for meals and travel, and an honorarium. There is a $40 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on April 15, 2023.
Quinn Emanuel Artist-in-Residence Program (New York City)
Open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines across New York City, this residency offers studio space in the Quinn Emanuel New York office. Chosen artists will receive $20,000, plus a $1,500 materials budget.
Deadline: 11:59 PST on April 16, 2023.
Parent Artist AIRspace Residency (New York City)
One parent artist working in visual arts, music, curatorial practice, and/or literary arts will receive studio space, a $1,000 unrestricted stipend, a semi-private studio, a $300 studio visitor stipend, and $2,000 for child care.
Deadline: April 16, 2023.
LMCC Workspace (International)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is accepting applications for its nine-month studio-based residency. The program is open to visual arts, film, performance art, social practice, design, digital media, and the literary arts.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on April 18, 2023.
Lillstreet Art Center Artist-in-Residence Program (International)
Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago offers residencies in ceramics, metalsmithing, textiles, drawing & painting, and printmaking & book arts beginning in September every year. Residents receive a $400 monthly stipend, studio space, access to the center’s facilities, an exhibition, and paid teaching opportunities.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CST on May 1, 2023.
ON::View Artist Residency Program (International)
Artists working in any medium are eligible for the ON::View residency in Savannah. Artists receive free lodging, studio space, and opportunities for exhibition, lectures, workshops, and other public programming. There is a $50 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 1, 2023.
ICCI Art Valley Program (International)
The USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is recruiting five international artists and scholars to participate in the ICCI ART VALLEY PROGRAM from November 1 to December 15. Visiting artists will hold exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and/or other public programs and will receive accommodations, airfare, and a stipend of at least 10,000 RMB.
Deadline: July 15, 2023.