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February 2023 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

February 1, 2023

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.

 

$1,800 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo—Winter 2023 Open CallFeatured
For its Winter 2023 grant cycle, Innovate Grant is thrilled to introduce its newly increased awards of $1,800. Two awards are offered each quarter to one visual artist and one photographer, and six honorable mentions are also featured on the Innovate Grant site. Applications are open to anyone 18 and older from anywhere in the world.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on March 23, 2023.

Contemporary Craft’s Artist ResidenciesFeatured
Artists at any stage of their careers working in metalsmithing, jewelry, fibers, weaving, wood, encaustics, paper and book arts, small ceramics, and small-scale woodworking are encouraged to apply for Contemporary Craft’s Artist Residencies. Distinguished by two tracts—National for artists 100 miles or more from Pittsburgh and Regional for local artists—the program grants artists studio space, staff support, and the opportunity to interact with the public while creating a body of work. National residents also receive a $1,200 monthly stipend and housing.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on February 15 for National Artist Residencies. Rolling for Regional Artist Residencies.

 

Open Calls

Artadia Awards (Los Angeles and Chicago)
The Artadia Awards provides artists with financial support and exposure. Three artists will receive unrestricted funds of $15,000, and one artist will receive the Marciano Artadia Award of $25,000.
Deadline: February 1, 2023, for Los Angeles artists. March 1, 2023, for Chicago artists.

Tidemarker Art Installation (International)
One artist will be selected to create a site-specific public art project for the environmental nonprofit Elizabeth River Project at the site of the new Ryan Resilience Lab in Norfolk, Virginia. The project will be installed in September 2023 with a total budget of $50,000.
Deadline: February 15, 2023.

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Call for Artists (Wisconsin)
Artists and curators living in Wisconsin are encouraged to submit proposals for an exhibition at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. There is a $5 application fee.
Deadline: 5 p.m. CST on March 1, 2023.

World of WearableArt 2023 Competition (International)
Entries are open for the World of WearableArt Awards Competition, which brings the work of international designers to life each year in a large-scale theatrical spectacle held in Wellington, New Zealand. As well as a total prize pool of over $185,000 (NZD), the competition offers the chance to access exclusive residencies and internships with global creative companies.
Deadline: March 2, 2023.

The Flag Project (International)
Artists of all skill levels can submit work inspired by their most memorable food memories in the city for the fourth annual Flag Project. The exhibition will display works on the 193 flagpoles that surround Rockefeller Plaza.
Deadline: March 2, 2023.

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year 15 Competition (International)
Royal Observatory Greenwich hosts the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 15 competition, which invites entrants of all ages to submit up to ten photos of the cosmos for a chance to win the grand prize of £10,000. There is a £10 fee covering up to ten images.
Deadline: Noon GMT on March 3, 2023.

STARTS Prize 2023 of the European Commission (International)
Artists and others working at the intersection of science, technology, and the arts are eligible for the STARTS Prize 2023. Two prizes worth 20,000 Euros will be awarded to projects that combine industry or technology and the arts, with the goal of opening new paths for innovation.
Deadline: March 3, 2023.

Vestige Concept Gallery’s ‘Your Wildest Dreams’ Open Call (U.S. and Canada)
Exploring reality, fantasy, and perception, ‘Your Wildest Dreams’ will showcase surreal, bizarrely imaginative, and vibrant works in its juried spring exhibition at Vestige Concept Gallery. Artists working in any medium are eligible to submit pieces for a show in March, and there is a $28 application fee.
Deadline: Midnight MST on March 11, 2023.

LAVO’s Reminiscence Art and Design Competition (International)
This prize is for artists and designers with work centered around themes of reuse, repurpose, and recycle. Eleven applicants will be selected for the exhibition, and the first-prize winner will receive $20,000. Runners-up will receive $3,000 each.
Deadline: March 31, 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.

 

Grants

Barnard Library Research Awards (International)
Two artists, scholars, writers, and other researchers will gain access to the Barnard Archives and Zine Library for a project that supports access, equity, inclusion, and social justice. The award comes with $3,000 to support research.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects (U.S.)
Applications are open for the NEA’s largest granting program, which offers $10,000 to $100,000 awards to projects from visual arts organizations.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on February 9, 2023.

Design Impact Grant (Chicago)
The project of Designing a Better Chicago, the Design Impact grant program supports individuals and organizations with annual, project-specific awards of up to $25K. Projects must use design or design principles to directly address pressing issues in Chicago communities
Deadline: February 17, 2023.

Hartwig Art Foundation Curatorial Fellow (International)
One curator will contribute to the Performa Institute, Performa Publications, and Performa Magazine and will be directly involved in preparation for the Performa Biennial 2023. The salary is $52,000 and includes two weeks of paid time off, health insurance, and a travel and research budget.
Deadline: February 17, 2023.

What Can We Do? by the Asian American Arts Alliance (New York City)
This micro-grant opportunity is for artists looking to support the AAPI community in New York City with engaging, creative projects. Thirty artists selected by a random draw will receive $500 to create community projects in Chinatown, Manhattan, and Flushing, Queens.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on February 20, 2023.

Call Leaky Archive Digital Fellowship (Global South)
Artists, activists, makers, professionals, and collectives from the Global South are invited to apply for this digital fellowship to explore how colonial archives and collections can be critically developed and reflected upon. Fellows receive a 2,500 Euro grant and 500 Euros for project funding.
Deadline: March 2, 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.

The Fluevog Artist Grant (U.S., Canada, The Netherlands, and Australia)
The John Fluevog Shoes Emerging Artist Grant is intended to help emerging artists develop their skills and increase the visibility of their artwork. The winner will receive $10,000.
Deadline: March 31, 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.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

Residencies & Fellowships

Fine Arts Work Center Visual Artist Fellowship (International)
This seven-month residency offers 10 artists an apartment, a studio, a $1,250 monthly stipend, and $1,000 for relocation at the end of the program. There is a $65 application fee.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

StudioWorks Artist Residency (International)
Visual artists and crafters are eligible for this four-week residency that offers a $2,000 stipend and workspace.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Artist-in-Residence (International)
Applications are open to artists working in multiple disciplines for this two-week residency. Studio space and lodging are provided, and there’s a $35 application fee.
Deadline: February 2, 2023.

MacDowell Fellowship (International)
MacDowell grants about 300 fellowships with studio space, meals, and lodgings across disciplines. The application fee is $30.
Deadline: February 10, 2023.

McKinney International Art and Design Residency (International, outside the U.S.)
The Eskenazi School of Art Architecture + Design invites artists and designers for a four- to six-week residency. Applicants must have a primary country of residence outside the United States. Studio space, lodging, and a $7,000 stipend will be provided.
Deadline: February 15, 2023.

Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency (U.S.)
The Squeaky Wheel Residency is open to artists and researchers working in film, video, virtual reality, game development, textiles, metal, woodwork, 3D printing, sonic arts, installation, performance, and more. Residents receive a $1,000 stipend, up to $700 for child care and/or disability support, and up to $300 in travel.
Deadline: February 19, 2023.

NXTHVN 2023–2024 Fellowship Applications (International)
NXTHVN welcomes eight artists and two curators to this ten-month program. Each fellow receives a stipend ($45,000 for curators and $35,000 for artists), studio or office space, housing, and professional development sessions led by visiting artists, curators, scholars, and practitioners. Participants are also matched with a high school apprentice.
Deadline: February 27, 2023.

Etant Donnés Curatorial Fellowship (U.S.)
Open to U.S.-based curators interested in researching the French art scene, these fellowships offer research opportunities and a $3,000 stipend.
Deadline: February 28, 2023.

Belle da Costa Greene Curatorial Fellowships (International)
The Morgan Library & Museum is hosting a two-year curatorial fellowship awarded to two scholars from communities historically underrepresented in the curatorial and special collections fields. Fellows receive $50,000 annually, benefits, and an annual $1,500 travel budget.
Deadline: February 28, 2023.

Ucross Foundation Residencies and Fellowships (International)
Ucross has two programs open across disciplines: a general studio residency and Ford Family Foundation Fellowships open to Oregon artists only. Chosen applicants receive studio space, living accommodations, and a $1,000 stipend. There is a $40 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on March 1, 2023.

Mainframe Studio Residency (International)
The aim of this residency is to provide emerging and established artists the experience of the working conditions that artist Alex Brown (1966-2019) found in Des Moines. Residents receive housing, studio space, and a $1,000 monthly stipend, plus airfare or reimbursement for other travel to and from Des Moines.
Deadline: March 15, 2023. 

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Artist Residency (International)
Five to ten artists working in wood, glass, metal, fiber, and clay will be awarded residencies. The program offers a $1,000 monthly stipend, studio space, cultural and professional development opportunities, and an opportunity to give an artist talk.
Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Martin House Creative Residency Program (U.S.)
Artists and researchers working across disciplines are eligible for this residency that supports ongoing projects or the creation of new work with ties to architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, and/or the Martin House. Residents receive a stipend of $5,000 and travel expenses up to $1,000.
Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Lillstreet Art Center Artist-in-Residence Program (International)
Lillstreet Art Center 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.

 

 

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January 2023 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

January 3, 2023

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

Aperture Portfolio Prize (International)
This annual international competition is designed to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography. The first prize winner receives $3,000, an exhibition in New York, and publishing in Aperture magazine.
Deadline: January 6, 2023.

PHDC Request for Proposals at Festival Pier, Philadelphia (International)
PHDC is seeking a proposal for a public artwork for Festival Pier, at Spring Garden Street and Columbus Boulevard, with a budget of $1,100,000. Five finalists will develop and present their proposals and receive a $3,500 honorarium before one project is chosen for commission.
Deadline: 3 p.m. EST January 10, 2023.

Passepartout Photo Prize (International)
The Passepartout juried contest will award one photographer 500 Euros, exhibition participation, publication in a catalog, and promotion opportunities. This year’s prize also includes three additional awarding categories and has an entry fee of 25 Euros.
Deadline: January 15, 2023.

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Call for Artists (Wisconsin)
Artists and curators living in Wisconsin are encouraged to submit proposals for an exhibition at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. There is a $5 application fee.
Deadline: 5 p.m. CST on March 1, 2023.

World of WearableArt 2023 Competition (International)
Entries are open for the World of WearableArt Awards Competition, which brings the work of international designers to life each year in a large-scale theatrical spectacle held in Wellington, New Zealand. As well as a total prize pool of over $185,000 (NZD), the competition offers the chance to access exclusive residencies and internships with global creative companies.
Deadline: March 2, 2023.

 

Grants

Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant (International)
This grant is open to painters, sculptors, and printmakers working for at least 20 years with current financial needs.
Deadline: January 18, 2023.

Barnard Library Research Awards (International)
Two artists, scholars, writers, and other researchers will gain access to the Barnard Archives and Zine Library for a project that support access, equity, inclusion, and social justice. The award comes with $3,000 to support research.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects (U.S.)
Applications are open for the NEA’s largest granting program, which offers $10,000 to $100,000 awards to projects from visual arts organizations.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on February 9, 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.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

Residencies & Fellowships

OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts Fellowships (International)
Scholars and artists with teaching experience and a research project are eligible to apply for this one-year fellowship in human rights and the arts at Bard College. Two fellows will receive a $65,000 salary, health benefits, and a research budget.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 5, 2023.

AnkhLave Garden Project Fellowship (New York City)
Five BIPOC artists will be commissioned to create site-specific works in a public space and a traditional gallery. Artists receive a $1,000 honorarium and can be reimbursed up to $1,000 for other expenses. One artist will also be granted $10,000 to create an original treehouse.
Deadline: January 6, 2023.

*This Is Not A Drill* Community Fellowship  (New York City)
*This Is Not A Drill* is seeking socially-engaged artists, scholars, and arts workers who are interested in the intersection of art, technology, equity, and the climate emergency. Chosen applicants will receive access to NYU facilities, resources, and support, a $3,000 stipend, and a fall exhibition.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 19, 2023.

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (International)
Open across disciplines, this residency offers a $1,000 stipend and space to work for a seven-week residency. There is a $45 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on January 10, 2023.

Good Hart Artist Residency (International)
This residency offers 10 to 21-day stays to visual artists, writers, and composers at any stage of their careers. Each artist receives lodging, a $500 stipend, and food.
Deadline: January 11, 2023.

Hayama Artist Residency (International)
The residency offers two visual artists roundtrip flights to Japan, shared accommodations, and a weekly $200 stipend for meals and transportation. There is a $95 application fee.
Deadline: January 15, 2023.

Anderson Center Residency Program (International)
The Anderson Center offers multiple residency opportunities, for all early-career and emerging artists living in Minnesota or New York City. Most include stipends and lodging.
Deadline: Noon CST on January 16, 2023.

Solitary Artist Retreat in the Desert  (International)
This two-week solitary retreat in the Nevada desert is for artists focused on environmental awareness. There is a $20 application fee, but there is no cost for this program. Artists must cover travel and living expenses.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 22, 2023.

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Fellowship Program for Art and Theory (International)
Visual and media artists, art critics, theorists, and curators are eligible for this five-month fellowship. One chosen fellow will receive 4,000 Euros, a studio for working and living, a production budget, and money to invite experts to Büchsenhausen for professional exchange.
Deadline: January 29, 2023.

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program (U.S.)
This program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2023.

Residency Unlimited’s Artist Residency Program (New York City)
Open to artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color, this program focuses on research-based practices that explore gaps in historical knowledge. The residency will run from April 3 to June 30, 2023, and comes with a $3,300 stipend and $500 for production support.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2023.

Fine Arts Work Center Visual Artist Fellowship (International)
This seven-month residency offers 10 artists an apartment, a studio, a $1,250 monthly stipend, and $1,000 for relocation at the end of the program. There is a $65 application fee.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

StudioWorks Artist Residency (International)
Visual artists and crafters are eligible for this four-week residency that offers a $2,000 stipend and workspace.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Artist-in-Residence (International)
Applications are open to artists working in multiple disciplines for this two-week residency. Studio space and lodging are provided, and there’s a $35 application fee.
Deadline: February 2, 2023.

MacDowell Fellowship (International)
MacDowell grants about 300 fellowships with studio space, meals, and lodgings across disciplines. The application fee is $30.
Deadline: February 10, 2023.

Ucross Foundation Residencies and Fellowships (International)
Ucross has two programs open across disciplines: a general studio residency and Ford Family Foundation Fellowships open to Oregon artists only. Chosen applicants receive studio space, living accommodations, and a $1,000 stipend. There is a $40 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on March 1, 2023.

Etant Donnés Curatorial Fellowship (U.S.)
Open to U.S.-based curators interested in researching the French art scene, these fellowships offer research opportunities and a $3,000 stipend.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

 



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

December 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.

World of WearableArt 2023 CompetitionFeatured
Entries are open for the World of WearableArt Awards Competition, which brings the work of international designers to life each year in a large-scale theatrical spectacle held in Wellington, New Zealand. As well as a total prize pool of over $185,000 (NZD), the competition offers the chance to access exclusive residencies and internships with global creative companies.
Deadline: March 2, 2023.

 

Open Calls

More Art Commission (U.S.)
More Art will commission one public art project from an early career artist with an $8,000 budget.
Deadline: December 1, 2022.

ArtsConnect Topeka’s Civil Rights Summer 2024 (U.S.)
ArtsConnect is marking the 70th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision with a project from artists and collectives that centers on the ruling. The budget is up to $350,000.
Deadline: December 5, 2022.

2022 Booooooom Photo Awards (International)
Six photographers will win $500 prizes as part of the Booooooom Photo Awards. Chosen entrants will also be featured in a miniature publication and on the site.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on December 9, 2022.

The David Prize (New York)
This prize awards five New Yorkers in any of the boroughs unrestricted $200,000 grants to support their vision for a better, brighter city.
Deadline: December 12, 2022.

Visual Art Open Prize (International)
Artists working across mediums are invited to apply for this prize, which offers £10,000 in awards. There is a £20 submission fee.
Deadline: December 12, 2022.

Aperture Portfolio Prize (International)
This annual international competition is designed to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography. The first prize winner receives $3,000, an exhibition in New York, and publishing in Aperture magazine.
Deadline: January 6, 2023.

PHDC Request for Proposals at Festival Pier, Philadelphia (International)
PHDC is seeking a proposal for a public artwork for Festival Pier, at Spring Garden Street and Columbus Boulevard, with a budget of $1,100,000. Five finalists will develop and present their proposals and receive a $3,500 honorarium before one project is chosen for commission.
Deadline: 3 p.m. EST January 10, 2023.

Passepartout Photo Prize (International)
The Passepartout juried contest will award one photographer 500 Euros, exhibition participation, publication in a catalog, and promotion opportunities. This year’s prize also includes three additional awarding categories and has an entry fee of 25 Euros.
Deadline: January 15, 2022.

 

Grants

Innovate Grants (International)
Innovate Grants offers two $550 grants each quarter to a visual artist and photographer. All mediums are accepted. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: December 15, 2022.

Chicago Presents (Chicago)
The 2023 Chicago Presents grant program will support large-scale indoor and outdoor events across artistic disciplines that are free and open to the public. Nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses can submit proposals for events taking place anytime in 2023.
Deadline: December 15, 2022, with an application with a rolling deadline opening in February 2023.

Puffin Foundation Annual Artist Grant (U.S.)
The Puffin Foundation provides grants of up to $2,500 to artists and art organizations addressing environmental, social justice, civil rights, and other contemporary issues.
Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant (International)
This grant is open to painters, sculptors, and printmakers working for at least 20 years with current financial needs.
Deadline: January 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.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

Residencies & Fellowships

Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship (International)
This fellowship is open to sculptors with public art projects centered on the theme of “transformation.” Fellows receive $8,000 to support their project, a $2,000 honorarium, and access to fabrication facilities.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on December 4, 2022.

On::View Artist Residency Program (International)
Sulfur Studios in Savannah, Georgia, will host four artists throughout the summer of 2023 for consecutive residencies with a group exhibition slated for early 2024. The application fee is $50.
Deadline: December 10, 2022.

LMCC Arts Center Residency (New York)
New York City-based artists and creatives in need of studio space are eligible for this three-month residency.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on December 13, 2022.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan’s Artist Residency (Greater Los Angeles)
Open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines, this four-month residency offers artists $20,000 and up to $1,500 for materials, plus studio access.
Deadline: 11:59 PST on December 15, 2022.

Elizabeth Murray Art Residency (International)
On a 77-acre farm in Washington County, New York, this residency program brings emerging and established artists together for a communal experience of working and sharing ideas. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: December 15, 2022.

AnkhLave Garden Project Fellowship (New York City)
Five BIPOC artists will be commissioned to create site-specific works in a public space and a traditional gallery. Artists receive a $1,000 honorarium and can be reimbursed up to $1,000 for other expenses. One artist will also be granted $10,000 to create an original treehouse.
Deadline: January 6, 2023.

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (International)
Open across disciplines, this residency offers a $1,000 stipend and space to work for a seven-week residency. There is a $45 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on January 10, 2023.

Good Hart Artist Residency (International)
This residency offers 10 to 21-day stays to visual artists, writers, and composers at any stage of their careers. Each artist receives lodging, a $500 stipend, and food.
Deadline: January 11, 2023.

Hayama Artist Residency (International)
The residency offers two visual artists roundtrip flights to Japan, shared accommodations, and a weekly $200 stipend for meals and transportation. There is a $95 application fee.
Deadline: January 15, 2023.

Anderson Center Residency Program (International)
The Anderson Center offers multiple residency opportunities, for all artists and early-career and emerging artists living in Minnesota or New York City. Most include stipends and logging.
Deadline: Noon CST on January 16, 2023.

Fine Arts Work Center Visual Artist Fellowship (International)
This seven-month residency offers 10 artists an apartment, a studio, a $1,250 monthly stipend, and $1,000 for relocation at the end of the program. There is a $65 application fee.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

StudioWorks Artist Residency (International)
Visual artists and crafters are eligible for this four-week residency that offers a $2,000 stipend and workspace.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Artist-in-Residence (International)
Applications are open to artists working in multiple disciplines for this two-week residency. Studio space and lodging are provided, and there’s a $35 application fee.
Deadline: February 2, 2023.

MacDowell Fellowship (International)
MacDowell grants about 300 fellowships with studio space, meals, and lodgings across disciplines. The application fee is $30.
Deadline: February 10, 2023.

Etant Donnés Curatorial Fellowship (U.S.)
Open to U.S.-based curators interested in researching the French art scene, these fellowships offer research opportunities and a $3,000 stipend.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

 



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

November 1, 2022

Colossal

A photo of a paper sculpture with white outsides and a colorful center. It evokes coral bleaching

Image © Rogan Brown

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

Beam Center Open Call (International)
Beam Center is requesting design proposals for ambitious public artworks that will be brought to life through collaborations with youth. Chosen artists will receive a $5,000 award and a $15,000 fabrication budget.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on November 7, 2022.

Passepartout Photo Prize (International)
The Passepartout juried contest will award one photographer 500 Euros, exhibition participation, publication in a catalog, and promotion opportunities. This year’s prize also includes three additional awarding categories with an early entry fee of 20 Euros and a regular fee of 25 Euros.
Deadline: Early November 15, 2022, and final January 15, 2022.

The Hopper Prize (International)
The Hopper Prize is offering two unrestricted grants of $3,500 and four of $1,000 for its fall award cycle. All mediums are welcome.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on November 15, 2022.

London Craft Week 2023 (International)
The 2023 edition of London Craft Week runs May 8 to 14, and the annual event is accepting applications from emerging artist-maker-designers. There are a few free spaces available for those who qualify.
Deadline: November 25, 2022.

More Art Commission (U.S.)
More Art will commission one public art project from an early career artist with an $8,000 budget.
Deadline: December 1, 2022.

2022 Booooooom Photo Awards (International)
Six photographers will win $500 prizes as part of the Booooooom Photo Awards. Chosen entrants will also be featured in a miniature publication and on the site.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on December 9, 2022.

The David Prize (New York)
This prize awards five New Yorkers in any of the boroughs unrestricted $200,000 grants to support their vision for a better, brighter city.
Deadline: December 12, 2022.

Visual Art Open Prize (International)
Artists working across mediums are invited to apply for this prize, which offers £10,000 in awards. There is a £20 submission fee.
Deadline: December 12, 2022.

 

Grants

Bronx Council on the Arts Community Engagement Grants (Bronx)
Multiple applications are open through the Bronx Council on the Arts. Individual artists, collectives, and organizations are eligible for up to $5,000 through different funds.
Deadline: November 14, 2022.

Getty Images + GLAAD Chosen Family Grant (International)
Open to photographers and videographers, the Chosen Family grant will provide a $10,000, $7,000, and $3,000 award to three entrants. The goal is to help increase the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community while also challenging harmful and cliched stereotypes.
Deadline: November 18, 2022.

The Aftermath Project Grant (International)
The Aftermath Project will award $25,000 to one photographer interested in exploring the effects of war. Four finalists will also receive $5,000 grants.
Deadline: November 18, 2022.

Dexter Jones Award (U.S.)
Open to artists born between 1983 and 2004, the Dexter Jones Award grants one sculptor working in bas-relief with either figurative or nature-based subject matter a $5,000 stipend.
Deadline: November 21, 2022.

Black Women Photographers Grant Fund (International)
In partnership with Nikon, Black Women Photographers announced its annual grant fund, which awards $50,000 to Black women working in the industry.
Deadline: 7 p.m. EST on November 25, 2022.

Innovate Grants (International)
Innovate Grants offers two $550 grants each quarter to a visual artist and photographer. All mediums are accepted. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: December 15, 2022.

Puffin Foundation Annual Artist Grant (U.S.)
The Puffin Foundation provides grants of up to $2,500 to artists and art organizations addressing environmental, social justice, civil rights, and other contemporary issues.
Deadline: December 31, 2022.

$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund (U.S.)
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 (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.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

Residencies & Fellowships

BigCi Environmental Awards (International)
Artists of all disciplines are eligible for the BigCi Environmental Awards, which will offer two recipients a four-week residency in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains and a $4,000 prize. There is a $35 entry fee.
Deadline: November 4, 2022.

Recycled Artists in Residency (International)
RAIR Philly announced that it was extending its deadline for this year’s two residency programs, which give artists access to Revolution Recovery’s waste stream to create new works.
Deadline: November 7, 2022. (Note that the RAIR website states the deadline is October 31.)

Lenore Tawney Fellowship (International)
Artists, scholars, writers, and curators are invited to apply for the 2023 remote Lenore G. Tawney Fellowship at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. This fellowship fosters engagement with Tawney’s art environment installed at JMKAC’s Art Preserve in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Deadline: November 14, 2022.

Amant Studio & Research Residency Program (International)
Artists working in visual arts, cultural theory, performance, filmmaking, and writing are encouraged to apply for the Amant residency, which provides a $3,000 monthly allowance, roundtrip flights and airport transit to New York City, studio space, and access to the artistic team.
Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Women’s Studio Workshop Residencies (International)
Women’s Studio Workshop has several residencies open to women, trans, intersex, nonbinary, and gender-fluid visual artists.
Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Baxter St Residency (New York)
Open to emerging New York-based photographers, the Baxter St Residency provides a monthly $1,000 stipend, use of the facilities and equipment at Baxter St at Camera Club of New York, a secondary photo lab, and a solo exhibition.
Deadline: November 17, 2022.

Print Public Municipal Artist Residency (Bay Area)
Print Public is seeking two artists or artist teams to work within the City of Berkeley’s Planning Department. Recipients will receive a $9,000 stipend, a $1,000 materials budget, and a 16-month residency at Kala.
Deadline: November 18, 2022.

Smack Mellon Studio Program Open Call (International)
Six emerging or early-career visual artists will be awarded private studio space and access to a digital production lab and a fabrication shop in Dumbo.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on November 23, 2022.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s Artist in Residence Program (International)
Open to artists working in any medium, this program offers four residencies, each of which comes with a $2,500 stipend. One residency is dedicated to an artist currently living in Kentucky or southern Indiana, and another is geared toward work addressing the climate crisis.
Deadline: Midnight EST on November 28, 2022.

Moab Arts Re-Use Residency (International)
This residency aims to challenge the perception of waste culture by working with artists at the intersection of art, community, and waste systems. This four-week residency offers artists studio space, project and community facilitation, a $1,500 stipend, and access to materials at local waste disposal sites.
Deadline: 12 a.m. MST on November 30, 2022.

Center for Craft Teaching Artist Cohort (International)
Twenty-one mid-career craft artists will receive unrestricted grants of $10,000 and participate in an eight-month program that explores artists’ roles as educators.
Deadline: November 30, 2022.

On::View Artist Residency Program (International)
Sulfur Studios in Savannah, Georgia, will host four artists throughout the summer of 2023 for consecutive residencies with a group exhibition slated for early 2024. The application fee is $50.
Deadline: December 10, 2022.

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (International)
Open across disciplines, this residency offers a $1,000 stipend and space to work for a seven-week residency. There is a $45 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on January 10, 2023.

Etant Donnés Curatorial Fellowship (U.S.)
Open to U.S.-based curators interested in researching the French art scene, these fellowships offer research opportunities and a $3,000 stipend.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

 



Opportunities

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

October 3, 2022

Colossal

Yayoi Kusama, “Pumpkins Screaming About Love Beyond Infinity” (2017), mirrors, acrylic, glass, LEDs, and wood panels, 59 x 59 x 83 ½ inches. Collection of the artist, courtesy of Ota Fine Arts

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.

 

Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA) – SHELTER 2023Featured
This request for qualifications asks artists to consider themes of shelter for an outdoor public installation in New Bedford. Three finalists will get $1,000 to develop proposals; the selected artist receives another $25,000.
Deadline: November 1, 2022.

Lenore Tawney FellowshipFeatured
Artists, scholars, writers, and curators are invited to apply for the 2023 remote Lenore G. Tawney Fellowship at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. This fellowship fosters engagement with Tawney’s art environment installed at JMKAC’s Art Preserve in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Deadline: November 14, 2022.

 

Open Calls

The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Painters (U.S.)
U.S.-based painters are invited to apply for the third iteration of The Bennett Prize, which awards $50,000 to one artist with a runner-up receiving $10,000. The entry fee is $40.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on October 7, 2022.

Carmignac Photojournalism Award (International)
One photographer will receive a €50,000 grant to produce a body of work, followed by a traveling exhibition and a monograph. The project will focus on Ghana and the ecological and social challenges it faces.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. GMT on October 17, 2022.

Marshall Fire Commemoration (U.S.)
The Louisville Cultural Council of Louisville, Colorado, will commission one public sculpture to commemorate the Marshall Fire that began on December 30, 2021. The chosen project must have a community engagement component and will be awarded a budget of up to $22,000.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on October 28, 2022.

apexart Open Call (International)
apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its open call. Five curators, artists, writers, and others will be awarded $10,000 and a chance to curate an exhibition at the New York City space.
Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Beam Center Open Call (International)
Beam Center is requesting design proposals for ambitious public artworks that will be brought to life through collaborations with youth. Chosen artists will receive a $5,000 award and a $15,000 fabrication budget.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on November 7, 2022.

London Craft Week 2023 (International)
The 2023 edition of London Craft Week runs May 8 to 14, and the annual event is accepting applications from emerging artist-maker-designers. There are a few free spaces available for those who qualify.
Deadline: November 25, 2022.

 

Grants

Precipice Fund (U.S.)
The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art will award up to $5,000 to unincorporated visual art collectives, alternative spaces, and collaborative projects as part of Round 11 of the Precipice Fund. Proposed projects must be based in and around the City of Portland.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PDT on October 7, 2022.

The Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant (U.S.)
This grant awards $5,000 annually to a sculptor who has created a body of work inspired by nature in bas-relief and in the round.
Deadline: November 1, 2022.

$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund (U.S.)
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 (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.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

Residencies & Fellowships

Art Omi Residencies (International)
Art Omi provides residencies to international artists working in architecture, visual arts, dance, music, and writing. Residents receive lodging and meals.
Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Hyperallergic’s Journalism Fellowship for Curators (International)
Hyperallergic will grant five curators $5,000 to support research and writing. Established and emerging curators with more than two years of experience are eligible.
Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Squeaky Wheel Workspace Residency (U.S.)
The Squeaky Wheel Residency is open to artists and researchers working in film, video, virtual reality, game development, textiles, metal, woodwork, 3D printing, sonic arts, installation, performance, and more. Residents receive a $1,000 stipend, up to $700 for child care and/or disability support, and up to $300 in travel.
Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship (U.S.)
Five mid-career artists will be awarded $10,000 to five mid-career artists to support research that advances craft practices and supports further research in the discipline.
Deadline: October 21, 2022.

Denbo Fellowship (International)
Artists interested in papermaking, printmaking, and book arts are eligible for the Denbo Fellowship, which provides studio and storage space, access to facilities, and a living stipend.
Deadline: October 18, 2022. 

Wildacres Residency Program (International)
Artists and artist pairs working across disciplines are eligible for the Wildacres Residency, which provides lodging and workspace for one or two weeks near Mt. Mitchel. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: October 31, 2022.

A.I.R. Fellowships Program (New York)
Open to emerging women and non-binary artists living in New York City, this fellowship offers sponsored membership with A.I.R. Gallery for one year, professional development, a solo exhibition, an artist-mentor, and a stipend.
Deadline: November 1, 2022.

2023 Rome Prize Fellowship (U.S.)
Each year, the American Academy in Rome recognizes about 30 artists and scholars working in the humanities. Fellows  Each receive stipends of either $16,000 or $30,000 depending on the duration of the program, meals, a bedroom with a private bath, and a private workspace.
Deadline: November 1, 2022.

Amant Studio & Research Residency Program (International)
Artists working in visual arts, cultural theory, performance, filmmaking, and writing are encouraged to apply for the Amant residency, which provides a $3,000 monthly allowance, roundtrip flights and airport transit to New York City, studio space, and access to the artistic team.
Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Women’s Studio Workshop Residencies (International)
Women’s Studio Workshop has several residencies open to women, trans, intersex, nonbinary, and gender-fluid visual artists.
Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Baxter St Residency (New York)
Open to emerging New York-based photographers, the Baxter St Residency provides a monthly $1,000 stipend, use of the facilities and equipment at Baxter St at Camera Club of New York, a secondary photo lab, and a solo exhibition.
Deadline: November 17, 2022.

Smack Mellon Studio Program Open Call (International)
Six emerging or early career visual artists will be awarded private studio space and access to a digital production lab and a fabrication shop in Dumbo.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on November 23, 2022.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s Artist in Residence Program (International)
Open to artists working in any medium, this program offers four residencies, each of which comes with a $2,500 stipend. One residency is dedicated to an artist currently living in Kentucky or southern Indiana, and another is geared toward work addressing the climate crisis.
Deadline: Midnight EST on November 28, 2022.

On::View Artist Residency Program (International)
Sulfur Studios in Savannah, Georgia, will host four artists throughout summer 2023 for consecutive residencies with a group exhibition slated for early 2024. The application fee is $50.
Deadline: December 10, 2022.

Etant Donnés Curatorial Fellowship (U.S.)
Open to U.S.-based curators interested in researching the French art scene, these fellowships offer research opportunities and a $3,000 stipend.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

 



Opportunities

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

September 2, 2022

Colossal

Tomás Sánchez, “A la orilla” (1996), acrylic on linen

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

Joyce Awards (Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Artists of color working in Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis-St. Paul can apply for the Joyce Awards, which commissions new work from five artists. The award has a $75,000 project budget and $25,000 stipend.
Deadline: September 7, 2022.

NYC Mural Arts Project (New York City)
Three artists will receive a $20,000 honorarium to complete a proposed work for the NYC Mural Arts Project. The project should raise awareness about mental health issues.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on September 9, 2022.

SPIE International Day of Light Photo Contest (International)
The annual SPIE International Day of Light Photo Contest focuses on light and its vital role in nature, art, and technology. One winner will receive $2,500, with smaller cash prizes for runners-up.
Deadline: September 16, 2022.

50 Reasons Why: Your Take on the East End (U.S.)
East End Arts is accepting submissions for a juried exhibition centered around the East End of Long Island. U.S.-based artists of any medium are eligible, and the application fee is $40.
Deadline: September 30, 2022.

The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Painters (U.S.)
U.S.-based painters are invited to apply for the third iteration of The Bennett Prize, which awards $50,000 to one artist with a runner-up receiving $10,000. The entry fee is $40.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on October 7, 2022.

London Craft Week 2023 (International)
The 2023 edition of London Craft Week runs May 8 to 14, and the annual event is accepting applications from emerging artist-maker-designers. There are a few free spaces available for those who qualify.
Deadline: November 25, 2022.

 

Grants

Manhattan Art Grants (Manhattan, New York City)
LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grants awards up to $10,000 for presentations that respond to the community and local culture.
Deadline: 5 p.m. on September 13, 2022.

Teiger Foundation Grant for Curators (U.S.)
The Teiger Foundation will award up to $3.5 million annually, through individual grants of up to $150,000, to curators working on exhibitions and research supported by a non-profit organization. Recipients can be involved in the climate action pilot program, which will offer climate-conscious planning.
Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Foundwork Artist Prize (International)
The annual juried Foundwork Artist Prize is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in any media. One artist will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant.
Deadline: September 26, 2022.

Precipice Fund (U.S.)
The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art will award up to $5,000 to unincorporated visual art collectives, alternative spaces, and collaborative projects as part of Round 11 of the Precipice Fund. Proposed projects must be based in and around the City of Portland.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PDT on October 7, 2022.

$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund (U.S.)
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 (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.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

Residencies & Fellowships

The Civic Practice Partnership (New York City)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a two-year residency for socially engaged New York City artists and collectives. Recipients receive a $20,000 yearly honorarium and a $20,000 yearly project budget.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on September 6, 2022.

HATCH and BOLT Residencies at Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago)
Applications for both the HATCH Curatorial Residency and BOLT Residency for artists are open at Chicago Artists Coalition. There are fees to submit.
Deadlines: September 7, 2022, for HATCH. September 30, 2022 for BOLT.

MacDowell Fellowship (International)
International artists of all backgrounds working in multiple disciplines are eligible for the MacDowell Fellowship. The program awards about 300 fellowships each year, and there’s a $30 application fee.
Deadline: September 10, 2022.

Golden Foundation Artist Residency (U.S.)
Six artists working in paint are eligible for this residency that focuses on exploring the diversity of the materials. Studio space, loading, and materials are provided.
Deadline: September 12, 2022.

Princeton Arts Fellowship (International)
Open to early career artists, this fellowship is geared toward artists who also want to foster a robust teaching practice. The two-year program comes with an $88,000 yearly stipend.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on September 13, 2022.

Laundromat Project Create Change Residency (U.S.)
New York City artists of color between 21 and 30 years old can apply for a residency rooted in community.  The program offers a $15,000 honorarium and up to $10,000 in project production.
Deadline: September 14, 2022.

Monson Arts Residency (International)
Open to visual artists, photographers, and writers, the month-long Monson Arts residency offers studio space, housing, and a $1,000 stipend. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency (International)
International writers, visual artists, and composers can apply for this residency, which grants studio and living space and meals to its recipients. There is a $30 application fee.
Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Pioneer Works Residency (U.S.)
Open to visual artists, musicians, and those working in technology, the Pioneer Works Residency offers studio space and a $200 monthly stipend.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on September 30, 2022.

Grand Canyon Artist in Residence Program (International)
Three spots are available for the Grand Canyon Artist in Residence Program, which offers space and a stipend of $2,500 for eight weeks. Artists working across disciplines and engaging with conservation, identity, and community are encouraged to apply. There is a $45 application fee.
Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Art Omi Residencies (International)
Art Omi provides residencies to international artists working in architecture, visual arts, dance, music, and writing. Residents receive lodging and meals.
Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Denbo Fellowship (International)
Artists interested in papermaking, printmaking, and book arts are eligible for the Denbo Fellowship, which provides studio and storage space, access to facilities, and a living stipend.
Deadline: October 18, 2022. 

2023 Rome Prize Fellowship (U.S.)
Each year, the American Academy in Rome recognizes about 30 artists and scholars working in the humanities. Fellows  Each receive stipends of either $16,000 or $30,000 depending on the duration of the program, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a private workspace.
Deadline: November 1, 2022.

On::View Artist Residency Program (International)
Sulfur Studios in Savannah, Georgia, will host four artists throughout summer 2023 for consecutive residencies with a group exhibition slated for early 2024. The application fee is $50.
Deadline: December 10, 2022.

 

 

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