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

October 5, 2021

Colossal

Image © Tatsuya Tanka

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.

 

 



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

September 2, 2021

Colossal

Artwork by Felicia Chiao

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

Lincoln Park Gallery Without Walls Mural Project
The Lincoln Park Gallery Without Walls Mural Project will award one muralist or artist collective from Newark or the greater Newark area a $5,000 stipend to complete a public work near the historic New Ark Cathedral Church and the Dryden Mansion.
Deadline: 11:59 a.m. GMT September 7, 2021.

Young Space’s Autumn 2021 Online Exhibition
Young Space is looking for submissions across mediums for its autumn 2021 show. Geared toward early and emerging artists, the call for work is open internationally and has a pay-what-you-can application fee starting at $5.
Deadline: September 12, 2021.

Open Call for Artist Banners at the Noguchi Museum
The Noguchi Museum is looking for designs from emerging Queens-based AAPI artists that advocate for anti-racism. They will be placed on the institution’s outdoor banners. One $1,000 award will be given to the winning artist, and two runners-up will each receive $500.
Deadline: September 24, 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 one-year contract with the gallery and 40% of net sales of their works.
Deadline: 12 a.m. on October 20, 2021.

 

Grants, Residencies, & Fellowships

Passa Ao Futuro’s Applied Arts from Nature Residency
Designed to preserve Portugal’s cultural heritage, the Applied Arts from Nature residency will task five designers and five artisans with working with traditional materials—cork, hammered copper, palm, terracotta pottery, and tiles—and techniques from the Algarve region to create new utilitarian pieces. It will take place in the Loulé Criativo space and in the artisans’ workshops in the Algarve.
Deadline: September 5, 2021.

Legler Regional Library Artist in Residence Program
During a two-year residency, one artist or artist team will be given an annual budget of $50,000 and studio space at Chicago’s Legler Regional Library to develop public art projects and art programs. It’s open to artists living or working in the city.
Deadline: September 12, 2021.

2022 Experimental Weaving Residency at Unstable Design Lab
The Unstable Design Lab will host its second experimental weaving residency from January 15 to May 15 in an effort to develop new techniques and open-source resources. Available to international applicants, the program will task one resident with will create a series of samples at the intersection of fiber arts and engineering.
Deadline: September 15, 2021.

Longform at Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists’ Residency
Designed for artists with at least five years of studio practice, Ox-Bow’s inaugural residency will bring together a cohort of 20 for a three-week-long program founded on experimental education. Longform will offer mentorship and studio space at the campus in Michigan.
Deadline: 9 a.m. EST on September 15, 2021.

Innovative Grant for Artists and Photographers
The Summer 2021 Innovative Grant will award $550 each to one photographer and one visual artist working across mediums. Applications are open internationally to anyone over 18 with a $25 fee.
Deadline: September 16, 2021.

Fort Union National Monument Residency
Applications for the October 2022 Fort Union National Monument residency are open. It’s located at one of New Mexico’s legendary and historic frontier army posts in Mora County and is accepting artists working across mediums.
Deadline: September 30, 2021.

Craft Research Fund’s Artist Fellowship
Craft Research Fund will award $20,000 to two mid-career artists, designers, or makers who identify their practice within the field of craft to support research projects. Applicants must have lived in the U.S. for the last two years.
Deadline: October 4, 2021.

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.

Creative Residencies at Zūnya
Open across disciplines from visual and performing arts to environmental projects and literature, Zūnya currently has two listings open for one-week and nature immersion residencies at its Costa Rican space. The former is fully funded and centered on collaborative learning, while the latter runs at least one month with a focus on project development.
Deadline: Rolling.

Emergency Grants from Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Emergency Grants is a multi-disciplinary program offering $500 to $3,000 grants to artists living and working anywhere in the United States for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad. It’s designed to mitigate hardship when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding or when unexpected expenses occur.
Deadline: Rolling.

 

 



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

August 5, 2021

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

New Futures at The Other Art Fair Chicago Featured
As part of The Other Art Fair’s mission to break down traditional barriers of the contemporary art world, New Futures is designed to launch the careers of talented emerging artists through a prize that includes free exhibition space at this fall’s fair and mentorship. Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit physically at the Chicago fair and digitally through Virtual Editions. New Futures Chicago is presented in partnership with Colossal.
Deadline: August 8, 2021.

Recycle at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition has an open call for Recycle, a national juried exhibition that will run from September 12 to October 17, 2021. Submissions should utilize discarded and repurposed materials for 2- and 3D artworks. Recycle is open to U.S. artists and has a $35 application fee.
Deadline: August 8, 2021.

7th Annual National Juried Exhibition at Oxford Arts Alliance
Oxford Arts Alliance is hosting its 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition this October with $700 in prize money for the winning entrant. Juried by Charles Goolsby, professor of art at Emory & Henry College and chair of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts, the exhibition has no theme, and the entry fee is $15.
Deadline: August 27, 2021.

A Billboard Contest through Fine Art America
The online marketplace Fine Art America is seeking submissions for a public art campaign. Twenty winning artists will have their work, name, and social media information featured on a billboard in a U.S. city for at least one month.
Deadline: August 31, 2021.

Call for Illustrators for Bitch Magazine
Bitch is accepting applications for illustrators on a rolling basis with payments ranging between $300 and $600 for magazine features, $200 and $400 for spot illustrations, and $600 for photo essays. To apply, send a portfolio link and any specific suggestions (style or topic) for artwork to [email protected].
Deadline: Rolling.

 

Grants, Residencies, & Fellowships

Creative Climate Awards from The Human Impacts Institute
The Creative Climate Awards is accepting short films, features, PSAs, and documentaries about the intersection of health and the climate crisis. Winning projects will be eligible for prizes of $1,000, $600, and $400, screenings in-person in New York City and virtually worldwide, and consideration for licensing by PBS All Arts.
Deadline: 11:30 p.m. EST on August 9, 2021.

City Artist Corps Grants from New York Foundation for the Arts
The New York Foundation for the Arts launched its third round of City Artist Corps Grants, which will award more than 3,000 NYC-based artists one-time stipends of $5,000. All projects, which span visual arts, music, dance, theater, and literature, must have a live component and be held in one of the five boroughs.
Deadline: 10 a.m. EST on August 10, 2021.

Curating Sustainable Projects with Curate for Change
Curate for Change is launching its next program, Curating Sustainable Projects, a three-week series of workshops, debates, lectures, and visits from September 6 to 24 in Barcelona. Geared toward students and professionals, the program will culminate in a final exhibition related to the environment and sustainability.
Deadline: August 15, 2021.

PleinAir Salon’s 11th Annual Competition
Each year, PleinAir Magazine awards artists $33,000. International applications are open for the 2021 competition, and all types of paintings are eligible. They don’t have to be completed in Plein air but should originate from a Plein air study or experience.
Deadline: August 31, 2021.

Braun Prize 2021
Students and young creatives with less than five years of work experience are encouraged to submit their designs for the Braun Prize 2021. All submissions should be geared toward making an impact on today’s society and the planet. Applications are free and open to anyone around the world, and the winner will receive $100,000.
Deadline: August 31, 2021.

Innovative Grant for Artists and Photographers
The Summer 2021 Innovative Grant will award $550 each to one photographer and one visual artist working across mediums. Applications are open internationally to anyone over 18 with a $25 fee.
Deadline: September 16, 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.

 

 



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

July 1, 2021

Colossal

“The Safety Patrol” (2018) by Bisa Butler

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

New Futures at The Other Art Fair Chicago Featured
As part of The Other Art Fair’s mission to break down traditional barriers of the contemporary art world, New Futures is designed to launch the careers of talented emerging artists through a prize that includes free exhibition space at this fall’s fair and mentorship. Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit physically at the Chicago fair and digitally through Virtual Editions. New Futures Chicago is presented in partnership with Colossal.
Deadline: July 19, 2021.

Booooooom’s New Art Book Quiet
Booooooom announced an open call for its next art book centered around a theme of quiet, or “images provides a little escape from the blaring sounds and the busyness of daily life.” It’s open to drawings and digital and traditional paintings.
Deadline: July 9, 2021.

Public ARTery at the Garment District NYC
The Garment District NYC is looking for a local artist to transform the Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal into a large-scale mural. Positioned on 40th Street between 8th and 9th avenues, the chosen work will be installed at the world’s busiest terminal this fall.
Deadline: July 15, 2021.

7th Annual National Juried Exhibition at Oxford Arts Alliance
Oxford Arts Alliance is hosting its 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition this October with $700 in prize money for the winning entrant. Juried by Charles Goolsby, professor of art at Emory & Henry College and chair of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts, the exhibition has no theme, and the entry fee is $15.
Deadline: August 27, 2021.

 

Residencies & Grants

The Neon Museum National Artist Residency
Applications are open for The Neon Museum’s 2021 residency, which will run from October 25 to December 5, 2021, and award one artist a $2,500 honorarium, in addition to providing travel, lodging, and materials. Whether working in digital, performance, or visual arts, the resident will develop a project inspired by the museum’s collection. Neon production is not a prerequisite.
Deadline: July 11, 2021.

Oak Spring Garden’s Botanical Artist-in-Residence
Oak Spring Garden is hosting its third annual botanical artist residency, which will run between two and four weeks during the period of March 27—May 7, 2022. It’s open to artists who create scientifically accurate depictions of plants in watercolor, pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, mixed media, oil, acrylic, gouache, egg tempera, and original prints.
Deadline: July 15, 2021.

#BlackDesignVisionaries Aspiring Designer & Small Business Grants
To support the global Black design community, the inaugural #BlackDesignVisionaries program, which is presented by Instagram’s @design and the Brooklyn Museum, will award three $10,000 grants to aspiring Black designers between the ages of 18 and 30, as well as one $100,000 grant to a small, Black-led design business no more than 10 years into its practice.
Deadline: July 16, 2021.

The Ginkgo Creative Residency
This three-month residency brings artists working in fiction, poetry, sound, coding, linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, and visual art and design to Gingko to pursue projects at the intersection of creativity and synthetic biology. It’s open to international applicants and awards residents a $5,000/month stipend.
Deadline: July 18, 2021.

Creative Futures Grant
Led by the Black Artists and Designers Guild, the Creative Futures Grant will award $5,000 each to four recipients working in visual arts, furniture, lighting, textiles, interior design, and architecture. It’s open to Black third- and fourth-year undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. institutions.
Deadline: July 26, 2021.

 

 



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

June 7, 2021

Colossal

“Enjoying the View” by Romain Laurent

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

The Other Art Fair Featured
The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art is tailor-made to support independent artists. Each fair attracts thousands of art lovers looking to buy directly from a curated collection of artists, whether as first-time buyers or seasoned collectors. Free applications are now open for Los Angeles, Chicago, and Sydney, with other locations opening soon.
Deadline: Variable based on city.

Hot Summer City: Street Photography Exhibition
Vestige Concept Gallery is hosting an open call for street photography that captures the essence of summer in the city. Whether focused on late nights and outdoor fun or the more insidious effects of the season like oppressive heat, the work should capture the intensity and multifaceted nature of that time of year. Hot Summer City will be guest curated by Rafael Fuchs and is open to international photographers. There’s a $25 entry fee.
Deadline: June 20, 2021.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
The Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair is looking for artworks that explore the breadth of contemporary print. Using a hybrid model this year, the fair will be in person at Royal Arsenal Woolwich from November 11 to 14 and will run online until November 28. Part of its goal is to position emerging artists alongside those who are established in the medium, including Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley, Tracey Emin, and David Hockney. The application fee is £25.
Deadline: June 27, 2021.

SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2021
The SPRING/BREAK Art Show is seeking independent curators, galleries, and nonprofits for its fall 2021 exhibition in New York City. Titled HEARSAY: HERESY, the central theme involves rumors, misinterpretations, and conceptual betrayal of the norms, in addition to works inspired by the physical trades of Medieval tradition. There’s an application fee of $100.
Deadline: July 1, 2021.

7th Annual National Juried Exhibition at Oxford Arts Alliance
Oxford Arts Alliance is hosting its 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition this October with $700 in prize money for the winning entrant. Juried by Charles Goolsby, professor of art at Emory & Henry College and chair of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts, the exhibition has no theme, and the entry fee is $15.
Deadline: August 27, 2021.

 

Residencies & Grants

Artist Relief Grants
To support those affected by the COVID-19 crisis, Artist Relief is an emergency initiative offering $5,000 grants to U.S. artists experiencing financial hardship.
Deadline: June 23, 2021.

Hyperallergic’s Journalism Fellowships for Curators
Hyperallergic is offering five $5,000 grants to support curators in research and realization of an email exhibition. Running from August to December, each fellowship will last one month.
Deadline: 12 p.m. EDT June 30, 2021.

Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists
Queer | Art is hosting its second annual Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists, which will award $10,000 to one winner and $1,250 to four finalists. Established to celebrate underrepresented artists and offer support for their work, the grant is open to those in the U.S. who self-identify as Black trans women and trans femmes.
Deadline: June 30, 2021.

The Neon Museum National Artist Residency
Applications are open for The Neon Museum’s 2021 residency, which will run from October 25 to December 5, 2021, and award one artist a $2,500 honorarium, in addition to providing travel, lodging, and materials. Whether working in digital, performance, or visual arts, the resident will develop a project inspired by the museum’s collection. Neon production is not a prerequisite.
Deadline: July 11, 2021.

 

 



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

May 4, 2021

Colossal

“Easy Way Out” (2021) by Rustam QBic

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

Backroads: The Art Less-Travelled at Vestige Concept Gallery
This open call from Pittsburgh’s Vestige Concept Gallery seeks artworks that venture off the beaten path, especially with regard to travel, and is open to artists in the U.S. and Canada. Projects could include hidden gems, special or unusual spots, wanderings, odd travel, strange encounters, and or “lost” and fading places. The $25 application fee includes two submissions.
Deadline: May 22, 2021.

 

Residencies & Grants

The Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities
This unrestricted grant gives $1,000 to artists with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. It’s open to visual, media, music, performing, and literary artists who live in New York City.
Opens: May 4, 2021.

21c Artadia Award
The inaugural 21c Artadia Award launches in Louisville, Kentucky, this month and will provide $10,000 in unrestricted funds to one artist living and working in the creative communities where 21c Museum Hotels are located.
Opens: May 15, 2021.

WIRED Resilience Residency
The WIRED Resilience Residency is designed for non-journalists to tell the most powerful and urgent stories from their fields and to start new conversations through written features, photo essays, data visualizations, podcasts, videos, social media experiments, and other mediums. The residency starts in June and runs for six months.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on May 16, 2021.

Coney Family Fund
The Coney Family Fund will award two $5,000 grants to Chicago-based visual artists who identify as Black or African-American and are committed to sustainable studio practices and artistic career development. There is a $12 application fee.
Deadline: May 17, 2021.

Esalen Artist in Residence
Esalen Institute will bring three artists—writers, performers, visual artists, filmmakers, podcasters, activists, organizers, and ​philosophers, sociologists, and other types of social workers are encouraged to apply—to its Big Sur campus for a four-week period between June and September.
Deadline: May 17, 2021.

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
In its 2020 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant awarded a total of $675,000 to 22 writers. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing. Find more in the 2021 Application Guide.
Deadline: May 19, 2021.

The Farm Margaret River Funded Residency
Open to Western Australians working across disciplines, this residency grants one recipient $5,000 for research, creative development, and collaborations that are reflective of their time spent at the property. The artist will be announced in July 2021, with the residency scheduled to run for five to eight weeks between October and December.
Deadline: 5 p.m. AWST on May 28, 2021.

2022 AIRIE Residency
The Artists in Residence in Everglades is asking residents to engage with this question: how can we make the outdoors a space of belonging? Open to international applications across disciplines, AIRIE Fellows receive a $4,000 grant and up to a month-long stay in the Everglades. The application fee is $10.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on June 1, 2021.