Residencies and Other Opportunities with Deadlines in November and December

Every month we compile a list of residencies, grant and award opportunities, and open calls for artists and curators working in all disciplines. Each residency we choose to highlight is either free to the artists, or comes with funding.
We have an upcoming online workshop November 8 to help artists design their own residency. Neil Ramsay has created several of his own residencies, and offers insights into building a personalized partnership with corporate entities that stresses key values that artists specifically bring to the table as creative individuals.


McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Charlotte, North Carolina
Deadline: October 28, 2018

The McColl Center’s residency is open to nine artists of any discipline and nationality. They offer more than 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, common-use spaces (including a studio for large-scale sculpture fabrication), a $6,000 stipend, living space, and more!

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Weir Farm Art Center Residency
Wilton, Connecticut
Deadline: November 1, 2018

Visual artists are invited to apply to this two week to one month residency on the pastoral grounds of the Weir Farm National Historic Site. The program supplies artists with a modern studio near the living space.

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Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: November 2, 2018

In response to the city’s lack of affordable spaces for artists living and working New York City, Smack Mellon launched their Artist Studio Program. Residents receive access to the program’s production lab, tools of video and graphics editing, access to the organizations staff, and more.

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Art Gallery of Ontario Residency
Ontario, Canada
Deadline: November 15, 2018

The Art Gallery of Ontario launches a new residency program that seeks to engage artists with families, and multi-generational audiences. The program offers a $8,000 honorarium, studio space, promotional support, and access to the Gallery’s curatorial and marketing departments.

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Asian Cultural Council Grant
Deadline: November 15, 2018

The Asian Cultural Council provides grants for travel and research expenses between specified Asian countries focusing on cultural immersion and impact. The grant is available for professional artists, arts administrators, scholars, and organizations working in fields that promote cross-cultural engagement.

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The Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellowship
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Deadline: November 15, 2018

Visual Artists in the Philadelphia area are invited to apply to this Fellowship, which seeks to support artists as they make the leap to the next stage of their career. The Fellowship comes with a $1,000 award, and up to $3,000 to cover expenses related to the proposed activity.

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A Blade of Grass
Deadline: November 16, 2018

One of the premier Fellowships for socially-engaged artists, A Blade of Grass has a new open application period. In addition to receiving $20,000 in support, artists will participate in a retreat, networking events, and more.

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Abrons AIRspace Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: November 16, 2018

The Abrons AIRspace Residency Program offers time-based residencies to interdisciplinary artists engaged in the fields of visual art, performance, curatorial and social practices. Artists are supported with $5,000 in commissioning fees, studio space for performance artists, and more.

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Urban Glass Studio Residency
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: November 16, 2018

Artists working in glass arts are welcome to apply to this studio residency at Urban Glass. The program comes with access to their state-of-the-art glassworking studio.

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Artist Alliance’s LES Studio Program
New York, New York
Deadline: November 25, 2018

The program supports artists with three or six-month residencies to emerging and mid-career artists. The program comes with studio visits, a group exhibition, and a monthly stipend.

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Onassis Artist Residency
Athens, Greece
Deadline: November 26, 2018

This new residency welcomes international artists, curators, and thought-leaders to work on their practice in the center of Athens, and engage with each other to build on their work.

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Baxter Street Workspace Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: November 30, 2018

The Baxter Street residency invites New York-based artists working with photography to apply. The program offers three months of free access to darkrooms, laboratories, and a $1,000 monthly stipend.

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Est Nord Est Residency
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Canada
Deadline: December 1, 2018

Four artists  and an author will be chosen for this eight-week residency on the south short of the St. Lawrence River, an hour drive from Quebec City. Artists receive a $1,500 honorarium, living and work space, and more.

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Filmmakers Without Borders
Deadline: January 1, 2019

Filmmakers Without Borders supports independent filmmakers around the world with grants and funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange.

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: Reviewed on an ongoing basis monthly

Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

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Access Arts/School of Service Residency
Columbia, Missouri
Deadline: Rolling basis

Artists will receive studio space and accommodations in exchange for 10-15 hours of service to the Columbia, Missouri, community in the form of education, outreach, and maintenance. Some materials are provided, and residencies can range from 3 months to 1 year.

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