Artist Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines in October and November, 2019

Artist Sharon Louden recommends setting aside time each day to research and apply for exhibition and funding opportunities. Knowing where to look is often half the battle, so every month Creative Capital compiles a list of residencies, grant, and award opportunities to help artists in all disciplines get the ball rolling to find funding, residencies, or exhibition opportunities.

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Squeaky Wheel Workspace Residency
Buffalo, New York
Deadline: October 5, 2019

The Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts. Residents will have tailored access to facilities, equipment, technical consultation, and a $950 in stipend and artist fees. Accommodations and $300 travel support will also be provided for non-local residents.


Center for Book Arts Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: October 13, 2019

The Center for Book Arts awards four to five residencies to early career artists working within the five boroughs of New York with little or no background in book arts.


Keshet Makers Space Experience Residency
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Deadline: October 15, 2019

The Keshet Makers Space Experience is a residency program in which choreographers and dancemakers have access to space to develop their craft and their products, at any stage. Artists can use the theater space in exchange for teaching a master class.


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A Blade of Grass
October 16, 2019

A Blade of Grass offers a one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives creating social practice work. The organizations pairs project support of $20,000 with strategic support, field research tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists working nationwide.


Common Field Open Call
Houston, Texas
October 28, 2019

The Common Field Convening brings together visual arts organizers for a four-day gathering to share resources, ideas, and methods for artist-centered spaces, projects, and practices. The gathering invites people to submit proposals for programming with a free and open call.


apexart Open Call
New York, New York
Deadline: October 31, 2019

Apexart’s open call will accept three proposals for exhibitions at their New York City art space as part of its 2020-21 season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative practitioners are welcome to apply will receive a budget of $10,000, plus support staff.


Locust Project Artist Exhibition Open Call
Miami, Florida
Deadline: October 31, 2019

Locust Projects, Miami’s longest-running alternative art space, has an open call to produce an exhibition. The selected proposal will receive $5,000-$10,000 project budget, a $1,000 artist fee, and travel support.


PlySpace Residency
Muncie, Indiana
Deadline: November 1, 2019

PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program that is dedicated to offering visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices. All residencies include living space, studio space, a $500 travel stipend and a $500 living stipend.


Wave Pool Residency
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: November 2, 2019

Artists interested in engaging Cincinnati with their artistic practice are welcome to apply to this residency two to six week residency. The program provides artists with a live and work studio space, a month long exhibition in the gallery, and a $1500 stipend for the project.


Space on Ryder Farm
Brewster, New York
Deadline: November 6, 2019

This residency for artists of all disciplines and social activists comes with work and living space, as well as three communal meals a day.


HB Studio Rehearsal Space Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: November 8, 2019

HB Studio is dedicated to training and practice for the theater, and seeks to provide a commerce-free environment for the nurturing and growth of theater artists. The residency offers free rehearsal space and performance venue for the development of new theater pieces.


Jerome Foundation AIRspace Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: November 14, 2019

This residency is designed for early career movement-based performing artists. The program comes with a one-week production residency, up to 200 hours of access to their performance studios, and a $5,000 commission.


Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships
Deadline: November 19, 2019

This fellowship is designed to support actors’ artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a Theater Communications Group member theatre. Selected actors with 10 years of experience can receive $15,000, while actors with 20 years of experience are eligible to receive $25,000.


Governors Island Indoor Public Programs
New York, New York
Deadline: November 29, 2019

Governors Island is accepting proposals for indoor public programs from artistic, cultural,and educational organizations for their 2020 public access season. The program offers a unique opportunity to reach new audiences in an unforgettable setting.


Script-to-Screen Contest
Deadline: November 30, 2019

Screenwriters who have a script ready to become a film should submit their work to this contest. Directors will choose a script with a unique voice and compelling original dramatic story to be made into a film.


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.


Rhizome Microgrant Program
Deadline: rolling basis

The microgrant program awards $500–$1,500 to proposals with a compelling vision for net art, which considers political radicalization and the internet.


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