Time to Create: Upcoming Grant and Residency Opportunities


ANIMA by Studio Nick Verstand. Photo by Nick Verstand. Courtesy of SXSW.com.

Uninterrupted time for art making is precious and too often elusive. A residency can reinvigorate an idling practice or provide essential time to finish a big project. The list below has something for artists of all disciplines with opportunities in international metropolises and remote villages.

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 2017 Artist as Activist Two-Year Fellowship
New York, NY
Deadline: December 7, 2016

The online application to the 2017 Artist as Activist Two Year Fellowship is now open. This fellowship provides the opportunity for creative professionals who are committed to moving the dial on mass incarceration, and by extension racial justice, to seek a robust set of resources to advance their work. The fellowship lasts from May 2017 – April 2019 and includes a grant of up to $100,000 over the two year period.
Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship
New York, NY
Deadline: December 12, 2016
The Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship supports visionary leaders by giving them boundless space to turn an inspired idea in the field of social justice into a world-changing reality.The Fellowship awards three individuals up to $150,000 each to pursue an innovative project that seeks to address a challenge related to climate change or inequality – or within the intersection of these two major issues. An NCF Fellowship must align with at least one of the Foundation’s core focus areas: Inclusive Clean Economy; Racial and Economic Justice; Corporate and Political Accountability; and Voice, Creativity and Culture.
La Sierra Artist Residency
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Columbia
Deadline: December 15, 2016

La Sierra Artist Residency brings art and nature together to inspire new works of art and to generate dynamic ideas around its core values of creativity, sustainability, cultural exchange and wellness. La Sierra takes its name from its unique location on the Caribbean Sea in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in northern Colombia, South America. The residency includes accommodation for one month, with meal plans available for purchase by the artist.
MFU: Miami
Miami, FL
Deadline: December 15, 2016
The MFU: MIAMI is the pilot semester of ArtCenter/South Florida’s Fellowship Program, which brings distinguished faculty, alternative education initiatives, and cultural practitioners together in Miami to foster the exchange of knowledge.  The 12-week residency (February – May 2017) offers a stipend of $3750, travel expenses, and live/work housing at ArtCenter/Downtown Miami. This program welcomes applications from visual artists, curators, researchers, writers, performers, and musicians at any stage in their career.
SXSW 2017 Art Program 
Austin, TX
Deadline: December 16, 2016

All visual artists are eligible to enter their project to SXSW. This is open to studios, designers, and collectives in addition to individual artists. All proposals are confidential and will not be shared outside of the SXSW review process. For installations selected for SXSW 2017, SXSW will provide: funds for installation expenses up to $10,000, dedicated SXSW staff liaison to assist with on-site production needs, platinum credential(s) to attend SXSW and consultation on media outreach.
Harvestworks New Works Residency
New York, NY
Deadline: January 4, 2017
The Harvestworks New Works Residency is a national program that offers American artists and legal US residents commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for TEAM lab activities including research and development, sound and image production, programming and prototyping. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. The proposed projects should explore new aesthetic premises and push the boundaries of conventional art forms and media.
Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) Equal Justice Residency
Santa Fe, NM
Deadline: January 6, 2017
SFAI’s international Residency Program continues to grow and expand to serve the needs of artists, writers, architects, and creative practitioners of many different disciplines, in the support of innovative thinking and creative risk taking. SFAI supports more than 60 residents per year for creative practitioners from all over the world, and offers a cohesive, theme-focused creative environment and supportive working conditions.
Terra Foundation Summer Residency 
Giverny, France
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Founded in 2001, the Terra Summer Residency brings together doctoral scholars of American Art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny, France. In addition to a stipend, fellows receive on-site lodging, use of working facilities, and lunches for the duration of the residency.
BRIClab Residency
New York, NY
Deadline: January 17, 2017
BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for Brooklyn and New York City-based artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance.  Free and open exploration and intentional commitment to process – with the support of the staff and resources that BRIC offers – are at the heart of the BRIClab program.  Artist’s receive: exclusive use of the BRIC House Artist Studio for 10-12 days (8am – 10pm), artist stipend of $1750, additional $200 for Creative Advisor honorarium, up to 30 hours of technical support and two work-in-progress showings on Thursday and Friday of the 2nd week at 7:30pm, followed by moderated artist/audience dialogues.
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