Residency, Commission, and Open Application Opportunities in May and June

Kinosaki International Arts Center in Japan

Every month we compile a list of residencies, grant and award opportunities, and exhibition open calls for artists, writers, musicians, composers, and curators.
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Bemis Center for Contemporary Art Residency
Omaha, Nebraska
Deadline: May 1, 2018

Located in downtown Omaha, the residency includes a private live/work studio complete with kitchen and bathroom. Artists-in-residence have 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000 square-foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication.
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The Shed Open Call
New York, New York
Deadline: May 4, 2018

Early career, New York-based artists are invited to apply to submit their project ideas to receive a commissioning fee of $7,000 – $15,000 to support the creation of their work. Open Call will occupy various spaces at The Shed throughout the year, including one of the galleries, the theater, and the outdoor plaza, allowing for artistic diversity in commissioned works.
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The Studios of Key West
Key West, Florida
Deadline: May 15, 2018
The Studios offers a month-long residency for emerging and established artists and writers designed to encourage creative, intellectual, and personal growth. The residency comes with housing and work space in the program’s Conch cottages.
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Mitten Lab Residency
Bear Lake, Michigan
Deadline: May 15, 2018
This is a residency for artists who are playwrights, musical theater composers, lyricists, and librettists. The residency happens in September at Bear Lake, and is open to individual artists or duo collaborators. It includes support for travel, housing, workspace, as well as a stipend.
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Art Center South Florida Creator Award
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Deadline: May 24, 2018
The Ellies Creator Awards has an open application. The Award supports artists in Miami-Dade County, Florida, with grants from $2,500 to $25,000 to realize a significant visual arts project that will advance their careers.
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Solarium International Hostel
Fort Collins, Colorado
Deadline: May 31, 2018
This hostel supports writers and poets of any level to take their readers on a journey. The residency comes with living space, access to their tropical solarium, and cultural activities in Northern Colorado.
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Borscht Film Festival Commission
Miami Beach, Florida
Deadline: June 1, 2018
CC Awardees Lucas Leyva and Jillian Mayer are looking for new film projects to be created for their upcoming Borscht Film Festival. Depending on the nature of the project, filmmakers may be eligible for a cash commission, full production support, and/or other considerations.
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BigCi Environmental Award
Blue Mountains, Australia
Deadline: June 1, 2018

International Artists working in visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, filmmaking, and curating are eligible to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2018. Artists will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,000 spending money.
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Kinosaki International Arts Center Residency
Kinosaki, Japan
Deadline: June 4, 2018
The Arts Center is situated in Kinosaki Onsen, a hot spring town known for its rich natural environment. The residency program is looking for performing artists to respond to themes of  internationality, locality, and innovation. The artists will be supported through studio and accommodation space for up to three months.
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McColl Center for Art + Innovation Artist-in-Residence
Charlotte, North Carolina
Deadline: June 6, 2018

Regional, national, and international artists are welcome to apply for McColl’s annual Innovation Artist Residency. The program comes with $6,000 living allowance, a $2,000 materials stipend, one bedroom, and much more!
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Gallery Affero Studio For Artists-Parents
Newark, New Jersey
Deadline: June 23, 2018
Gallery Affero is offering a free studio space with $1,000 stipend to artists who are parents. The open call is open to national artists and collectives who are working in any media.
Apply here

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