Artist Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines in August and September, 2019

Every month, Creative Capital compiles a list of residencies, grant, and award opportunities as part of our commitment to sharing resources and opportunities for artists working in all creative disciplines.

This month’s list includes an artist residency at Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park, as well as a fiscal sponsorship opportunity for filmmakers.

BigCi 10th Anniversary Awards
Sydney, Australia
August 18, 2019

Located within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains, the Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives (BigCi) is an artist-run artist-in-residence program, and is celebrating its 10th anniversary with two awards: BigCi10 Past Residents Award and BigCi10 New Residents Award. Each comes with a four-week residency at BigCi.


Appalachian Forest Stewardship Residency
Columbus, Ohio

Deadline: August 19, 2019

Individuals or groups of two to three working in all media are encouraged to apply with projects that address issues around the relationship between humans and nature.


Landskrona Foto Photography Residency
Landskrona, Sweden
Deadline: August 19, 2019

As one of the Nordic regions’ eminent photography initiatives, Landskrona Foto is offering a photographer or artist working with lens-based media the opportunity to engage in a project related to the city, with a grant of $1,500, travel budget, and an apartment in Landskrona.


ISCP Indigenous Artist’s Residency Open Call
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: August 20, 2019

The International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) invites professional artists who are First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to apply for a six-month residency. The selected artist will have 24-hour access to a private studio space, regular studio visits from visiting critics, and participation in artist talks and Open Studios events.


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FLAD / AiR 351 Grant Open Call
Lisbon, Portugal
Deadline: August 20, 2019

United States-based artists at any stage of practice are invited to apply to the Luso-American Development Foundation grants for residencies at AiR 351, an independent international visual arts residency program located in Cascais, Lisbon region. Each grant offers a monthly allowance of €1,150 for a total period of four months plus residency fees.


OC Film Fiesta
Santa Ana, California
Deadline: August 25, 2019

Each year, the OC Film Fiesta presents a selection of feature films, documentaries, short films and activities. For this year’s award, it encourages films dealing with the multicultural history of Santa Ana and Orange County, including films by and about the diverse US Latino and immigrant communities.


TED Fellowship
Deadline: August 27, 2019

Each year, the TED Fellows program selects a group of 20 multidisciplinary individuals to attend each TED conference. Fellows will work with the team to deliver their individual TED talk, and participate in a pre-conference where they meet the other Fellows, participate in skill-building workshops and more.


Mural Arts Philadelphia Artist Residency
Deadline: August 30, 2019

Mural Arts Philadelphia is seeking an artist to participate in a six- to nine-month residency that will culminate with works of art that explore the human toll of incarceration and that highlight the importance of creating alternatives to our current system.


Latitude Chicago Artist Residency
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: August 31, 2019

Latitude maintains a community digital lab with high-end scanning and printing equipment and is seeking proposals that make productive use of the lab. Selected artists will receive free access and use of the lab for one month, as well as project consultation and oversight from the Lab Director and Lab Technician.


Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson Artist Residency
Tucson, Arizona
Deadline: August 31, 2019

Artists working in all media and at any stage of their career are welcome to apply for MOCA Tucson residencies. The selected artists will each receive a private 400 sq. ft. studio and a private living space to create new work with a potential solo presentation of that work.


Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residencies
Nebraska City, Nebraska
Deadline: September 1, 2019

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts serves visual artists, writers, interdisciplinary artists, and composers by providing them working and living environments for work, reflection and creative growth. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio for two to eight week stays.


Cross Award Open Call
Novara, Italy
Deadline: September 6, 2019

The goal of the award is to identify new, unpublished productions that put in dialogue the language of the body and of the stage performance with musical composition, without any restrictions or constraints of kind, category, or practice.


Tulsa Artist Fellowship
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Deadline: September 6, 2019

Open to contemporary artists and arts workers of any medium and/or discipline, this fellowship provides fully-subsidized housing and studio space and an unrestricted $20,000 award.


NPAF Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Residency
Big Island, Hawaii
Deadline: September 7, 2019

The National Parks Arts Foundation invites artists of all artistic media to join their artist-in-residency program at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which offers a $2,000 stipend, a studio, housing, events, and workshops.


Purchase College Windgate Artist in Residence
Purchase, New York
Deadline: September 8, 2019

Each semester, the School of Art+Design at Purchase College invites one artist who exhibits strong communication skills and proven dedication to working in an academic studio environment to its Windgate Artist Residency in applied design. Benefits include a $19,000 stipend, 24/7 studio access, on-campus housing, and exhibition at the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery.


The Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency
Calgary, Canada
Deadline: September 9, 2019

Open to local, national and international professional artists of all disciplines, the Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency is an opportunity to be embedded in Calgary Chinatown, exploring its rich history and culture while engaging with the community. Each artist will be offered a one-time CA$15,000 stipend, a CA$5,000 material budget, and a CA$2,000 travel budget.


Harvard University Radcliffe Fellowship
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Deadline: September 12, 2019

This fellowship program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study of Harvard University is designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts.


The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Social Justice Grants
New York, New York
Deadline: September 13, 2019

This grant is for non-profit arts and culture organizations that catalyze collective action, promote equality, contribute to advocacy and policy change, and develop capacity for greater civic engagement.


Independent Filmmaker Project Fiscal Sponsorship
Deadline: September 15, 2019

IFP’s Fiscal Sponsorship program enables independent filmmakers the ability to access grant funding that may only be accessible to non-profit organizations or fiscally sponsored projects. It focuses exclusively on documentary films and other works of nonfiction, short films, and low-budget fiction or narrative features.


Hambidge Center Creative Residency
Rabun Gap, Georgia
Deadline: September 15, 2019

Located in the north Georgia mountains, the Hambidge Center Creative Residency is open to all kinds of creative thinkers, offering each resident a private studio and living space, with communal meals provided four nights a week. Fellowships for first-time residents are available—they come with a $700 stipend and a free two week a residency.


Salisbury University Art Galleries Open Call
Salisbury, Maryland
Deadline: September 17, 2019

SU Art Galleries is seeking proposals from artists for a site-specific installation at their newly-designated project space. Installation artists working in all mediums are invited to apply.


Borscht Film Festival Open Call
Miami, Florida
Deadline: September 20, 2019

Borscht is calling for completed works to be exhibited at the next Borscht Film Festival in November 2019. Films of any length and format, as well as installations, experiences, and episodic content are welcomed as long as they address South Florida and/or the principal artists were born, raised, inspired by, or are currently living in South Florida.


Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice
New York, New York
Deadline: September 29, 2019

The Fellowship program is open to projects taken place within the five boroughs of New York City that aim to create positive social change through civic engagement and horizontal learning opportunities. Selected projects will receive an honorarium of $1,250, as well as fiscal sponsorship for additional grant-based fundraising and individual contributions.


The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
Deadline: September 30, 2019

The Beauchamp Prize will consider submissions of work that has been written (or published) within the last year. A variety of creative approaches and formats to writing on the visual arts are encouraged. There will be one first place prize of $3,000 dollars and two runners up awarded $1,000 each.


The Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM Fellowship
Bronx, New York
Deadline: September 30, 2019

Emerging visual artists working in all media are encouraged to apply to the AIM Fellowship, a four-month course of professional development workshops, seminars, and community-building activities with leading experts and cultural producers.


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.


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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