Artist Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines in May and June 2019

Every month, Creative Capital compiles a list of residencies, grant applications, and award opportunities as part of our commitment to sharing resources for artists working in all creative disciplines. This month’s opportunities include a residency on the coast of Ireland, and a grant for nonprofit arts spaces in the Bay Area.

Arts writers writing about contemporary visual art are welcome to apply to the Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant by May 20. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences in four categories: blogs, articles, short-form writing, and books.

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MASS Hot Box Residency
Austin, Texas
Deadline: May 1, 2019

For their annual residency MASS invites two artists to develop work and programs for the Austin community during one month in the summer. Artists are supported with gallery space and a $500 honorarium.

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Council AFIELD
Deadline: May 12, 2019

Council has launched a new open call to support individuals engaged in social and artistic experimentation with seed funding of $1,500 and mentorship opportunities.

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Watermill Center Artist Residency
Water Mill, New York
Deadline: May 13, 2019

The Watermill residency is a free, process-based program helping artists find time and space to develop their practices in a communal environment that encourages experimentation.

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McColl Center for Art + Innovation Artist Residency
Charlotte, North Carolina
Deadline: May 15, 2019

Regional and local 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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Center for Book Arts Exhibition Proposals
New York, New York
Deadline: May 15, 2019

The Center for Book Arts invites curators and artists to submit exhibition proposals for their main gallery space. A selected proposal will receive a $3,000 honorarium, as well as a budget for programming and artists.

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Bemis Center Artist Residency
Omaha, Nebraska
Deadline: May 17, 2019

This artist residency provides international artists time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The program comes with a $1,000 stipend, live/work studios, and travel support.

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Sirius Arts Centre Residency
Cork, Ireland
Deadline: May 17, 2019

This residency is designed to offer artists the opportunity to make work, write, research and develop their practices and to engage in dialogue with Sirius Arts Centre, other organizations in Cork and the surrounding community. Artists stay in an apartment along the Irish southwestern coast near Cork, and will have access to work areas.

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Abrons Arts Center AIRspace Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: May 22, 2019

Visual artists are eligible to apply to this nine-month program, which comes with semi-private studio space, studio visits, access to the gallery, a $1,000 stipend, and more.

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Follow Focus Short Documentary Grant
Deadline: May 31, 2019

This is a new grant for a short documentary film entering post-production. The selected finalist will receive $10,000 for to finish a cinematic documentary film and the opportunity to screen at Camden International Film Festival.

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Rainin Foundation Open Spaces Program
Bay Area, California
Deadline: May 31, 2019

The Open Spaces Program is intended to support nonprofits to partner with artists to create temporary, place-based public art projects in the Bay Area, CA. Grants range from $50,000 to $200,000.

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Printed Matter Emerging Publication Series Open Call
New York, New York
Deadline: May 31, 2019

The Emerging Publication Series supports early career artists in the New York City area who are looking to realize an artist book project. Artists will be published under Printed Matter’s imprint, with all production and design expenses paid for, and will receive a fee of $1,500 and 5% of the edition.

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Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship
Acra, New York
Deadline: May 31, 2019

This fellowship is a nine-month, part-time engagement for an American radio artist with strong interests in the history of radio art and related practices to develop new work. The program supports artists with a $15,000 stipend.

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Latino Public Broadcasting Funding Cycle
Deadline: June 3, 2019

The Latino Public Broadcasting Funding Cycle is now accepting applications for two funding initiatives, the Public Media Content Fund and the Current Issues Fund. This is an open invitation to independent producers to submit between $40,000 and $100,000, exploring a range of topics on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans.

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Headlands Center for the Arts
Sausalito, California
Deadline: June 7, 2019

International, national, and local artists are welcome to apply to Headlands Center for the Arts’ residency based in Marin County. The program is four to ten weeks, and comes with studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends.

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Sharhaj Art Foundation Publishing Grant
Deadline: June 8, 2019

Sharjah Art Foundation invites artists, writers, collectives and independent publishing houses working with art publications and printed matter to apply for the FOCAL POINT Publishing Grant worth a total of $30,000. The award will provide support for individual book and print projects and/or independent set-ups that demonstrate a long-term plan for publishing books and other printed matter.

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Prairie Ronde Artist Residency
Vicksburg, Michigan
Deadline: June 15, 2019

Located in historic Vicksburg, the site of a former paper mill and its 80 acres of property, the Prairie Ronde residency encourages artists to engage in community-building as they hone their practice. The program supports artists with a $2,000 stipend, a $500 travel grant, housing and work space, and private use of a car.

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Firelight Documentary Lab Open Call
New York, New York
Deadline: June 17, 2019

Firelight is looking for applicants who make artful and innovative documentary films that focus on underrepresented communities and provide new narratives about pressing issues. The program provides filmmakers with customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, funding, professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

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Eyebeam Artist Residency
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: June 21, 2019

Guided by the central prompt “what are the terms of refusal?” Eyebeam’s 2020 Residency supports artists creating work engaged in technology and society. The program comes with a intensives led by visiting professionals, 24-hour access to workspace, public platforms, and a $22,000 award.

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We, Women Open Call
Deadline: June 30, 2019

We, Women seeks to support women, transgender, and non-binary artists whose photography-based works are rooted in community engagement and collaboration. Projects will re-frame issues and highlight underrepresented narratives that resist and interrogate social and political landscapes while promoting empathy and unity.

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Access Arts/School of Service Residency
Columbia, MO
Deadline: rolling basis

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

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: rolling basis

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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Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
Deadline: rolling basis

This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

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