2017 Resolution? Make More Art: Upcoming Grant and Residency Opportunities


Artist-in-residence Jessica Auer at Bare Loon Lake. Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency 2014. Courtesy of Yukon Arts Centre

Start the new year off on an artistic high note by taking time to prioritize your creative practice. We’ve gathered here residency, grant and award opportunities created to give you the time, space and money you need to make more art in 2017.

Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship
Long Island City, NY
Deadline: January 9, 2017
The Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF), is an annual residency program and exhibition that awards 15 artists the opportunity to produce and exhibit sculpture and installation in the Park. Fellowship recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project, and five-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor studio.
Open Call: Art Africa Fair 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
Deadline: January 10, 2017
Art Africa Fair (AAF) 2017 is excited to announce their open call for artists and galleries to participate in Africa’s first fully curated international art fair, set to take place at the V&A Waterfront , Cape Town, between the 24th February – 5th March 2017. 2017 AAF 2017 invites artists and gallerists to propose work that challenges parochial perceptions surrounding Africa and provokes alternative artistic visions of the continent as defined by individual, lived experiences.
Center for Photography at Woodstock Artist-In-Residence Program
Woodstock, NY
Deadline: January 16, 2017
WOODSTOCK AIR is open to artists and critics/scholars/curators of color working in photography and related media who currently reside in the United States. Residents are provided with workspace, critical and technical support, housing, stipends for food and travel, and honoraria. Residents working in photography and related media are invited to embark on new work, continue work on existing projects, and/or contemplate their artistic and/or scholarly goals.
The Wassaic Project Summer Residency
Wassaic, NY
Deadline: January 16, 2016

The Wassaic Project accepts 1 – 6 month proposals from artists and writers for their Summer Residency season (May – October). Residents are selected by a review committee composed of the board of directors and professionals in the field. They will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large. The Wassaic Project cultivates and supports community for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community.

Wysing Arts Centre Polyphonic Residency
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Deadline: January 16, 2016
Wysing Arts Centre Polyphonic Residency invites artists, musicians and writers to explore a diversity of contexts and positions to help better understand the role of art, artists, and arts organizations at this moment of global political change. Selected artists will receive an artist’s fee, materials and travel, free on-site accommodation during the period and a free studio.
BRIClab Residency
Brooklyn, 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. Artists receive stipends and an intensive residency in BRIC’s Artist Studio with development time, opportunities for artistic mentoring, and work-in-process performances.
Residency Unlimited (RU) 2017 Residency
Brooklyn, NY
Deadline: January 20, 2017
Residency Unlimited (RU) is pleased to invite US based visual artists to participate in a three month residency program. Each artist will receive a stipend of $1,000, access to RU’s shared multi-use workspace, ongoing logistical and technical support from the RU staff for the successful realization of their project, and invitations to participate in monthly field trips and workshops.
Indiana University McKinney International Art and Design Residency
Bloomington, Indiana
Deadline: January 27, 2017
The School of Art and Design at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a 4-6 week Fall 2017 McKinney International Art and Design Residency. The residency is open to artists at all levels of their career whose primary country of residency is outside of the United States. Approximate dates for Fall 2017 are September 4th through Dec 15th. Selected applicants will be featured as part of the McKinney Visiting Artist Lecture Series and will receive studio space, lodging and a $4,000 USD honorarium. The program will also reimburse travel up to $2,000.
Zuckerman Museum of Art Emerging Curators Initiative
Kennesaw, GA
Deadline: February 1, 2017
The Zuckerman Museum of Art announces its annual call for exhibition proposals from emerging curators in the field of contemporary art.The Emerging Curator(s) will receive a $1,500 fee and an exhibition budget of $7,500 for the 2016-2018 cycle, and will work with the ZMA’s staff of museum professionals to stage an exhibition or project in the ZMA’s galleries no less than 12 months and no more than 24 months from the date of notification.
Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency 
Skagway, AK
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Together, the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service are providing an opportunity for established visual artists to pursue their work amidst history and nature on the Chilkoot Trail. Artists will hike the entire trail during a two week backpacking trip, spending one to three days at each campsite. Artists will also receive up to $100 USD support from Skagway Arts Council in purchasing necessary art supplies and a $1,000 CAD honorarium from the Yukon Arts Centre. This residency is open to Canadian and American visual artists for 2017.
Los Angeles Artadia Awards
Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: February 1, 2017
The Los Angeles Artadia Awards are open to visual artists who have lived or worked in Los Angeles County for at least two years. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media, and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Artadia Awardees are selected through a two-tier jury process that combines local expertise with outside perspective from leading curators and artists. Two Awardees will be selected from the Finalist pool to receive unrestricted Artadia Awards of $10,000.
Santa Fe Art Institute Sponsored Equal Justice Residency
Santa Fe, NM
Deadline: February 12, 2016
SFAI offers living and working space for one to three months in a beautiful, Ricardo Legorreta-designed building within Santa Fe. Each residency includes a fully furnished, private apartment and bath, communal kitchen, dining, and living room areas, laundry facilities, gallery / installation / event space, access to outdoor spaces and interior courtyards, a contemporary art library, basic foodstuffs, and bicycle access. SFAI subsidizes all the above at no cost to residents as part of their commitment to supporting individuals dedicated to positive social change through creativity.
School of Visual Arts NYC Artist-In-Residence
New York, NY
Deadline: February 15, 2016
MFA Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts invites emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines to apply for the inaugural Art Practice Artist-in-Residence program. One artist will be selected to be the Artist-in-Residence for the duration of the Art Practice program’s summer semester. The residency period will be June 12 – August 4, 2017. The Artist-in-Residence will receive a studio, access to the facilities, including the Metal Shop, Wood Shop, Digital Sculpture Center, Digital Editing Lab, Fibers Lab, Ceramics Lab and Nature and Technology Lab, and a $2500 stipend.
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