Artist Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines in May and June, 2020

As organizations are weighing their options to reopen after the COVID-19 crisis, some have pushed their timelines to the late summer and fall. Many still have open applications for grants, residencies, and other opportunities for artists, which we have compiled. The Arts Writers Grant Program’s application is currently open through May 20. The grants support visual arts writers with grants in articles, books, and short-form writing.

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Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship
Deadline: May 6, 2020

This fellowship supports Minnesota or New York City-based artists, early in their careers with $50,000 over two consecutive years to support creation of new work, artistic development, and professional artistic career development.


Rose Fellowship
Deadline: May 10, 2020

Architects, socially-engaged creative practitioners, teaching artists, and culture bearers working in all disciplines can apply for this fellowship. The program partners architects and artists with local community development organizations to develop an inclusive approach that creates and preserves sustainable, healthy and affordable communities.


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Tournesol Award
Deadline: May 11, 2020

The Tournesol Award recognizes one painter in the Bay Area, supporting them with a $10,000 cash stipend, a private studio, and access to Headlands’ creative community.


AFIELD Mentorship Program
Deadline: May 12, 2020

Artists will be granted $1,500 of seed funding to develop their initiatives and will receive advice from a mentor, meant to encourage and support early initiatives in their initial development.


HCAC Resident Emerging Artist Residency Program
Ellicott City, Maryland
Deadline: May 15, 2020

This residency is perfect for emerging and mid-career artists working in a variety of styles and media. Studio spaces are best suited to artists working in two-dimensional media.


The Studios of Key West
Key West, Florida
Deadline: May 18, 2020

This community-based, one month residency is open to visual artists, writers, composers, performers, and interdisciplinary artists. The program is built upon the hope that visiting artists will take inspiration from Key West’s people and rich artistic culture.


National Park Arts Foundation Artist Residency
Loggerhead Key, Florida
Deadline: May 20, 2020

This residency allows artists to go off the grid and complete their work. Residents will be housed in a solar-powered house in Florida with all the amenities, and receive $2,000.


Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: May 21, 2020

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers a two-week residency in October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The program offers indoor and outdoor writing spaces, family-style meals, and fireside discussions at a lakeside lodge in the Adirondack Mountains.


Abrons Artist Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: May 22, 2020

This residency offers four New York City-based visual artists a nine-month residency, which includes a studio, visits with curators and arts workers, a $3,000 unrestricted stipend, a culminating group exhibition in Abrons’ galleries, and more.


Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer Residency
Boston, Massachusetts
Deadline: May 29, 2020

This program offers emerging children or young adult writers with the financial support and office space needed to complete one literary work.


RedLine Artist Residency
Denver, Colorado
Deadline: May 29, 2020

This residency offers two-year residencies for emerging, contemporary artists. Residents receive mentorship, career development, and promotion, and all artists receive fully subsidized studio spaces.


The Burke Prize
Deadline: May 31, 2020

Museum of Art and Design’s Burke Prize, worth an unrestricted $50,000, is a contemporary art prize for a new generation of artists working in a world of expanded media with a foundation in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood.


Manifest Artist Residency Award
Cincinnati, Ohio
Deadline: June 9, 2020

The Manifest Artist Residency program is open to serious emerging or established artists including recent graduates from college art programs.


Wassaic Project Artist Residency
Wassaic, New York
Deadline: June 9, 2020

This residency includes a semi-private studio, private bedroom, a visiting artist program, studio visits, staff support, and more. Wassiac Project offers subsidies and financial support to some artists.


Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise
Deadline: June 10, 2020

Immigrant directors, editors, screenwriters, producers and cinematographers working across a variety of genres including narrative, documentary, experimental or animation, are invited to apply for this prize.


Art on theMART Open Call
Deadline: June 15, 2020

This open call seeks artists to submit their qualifications to be commissioned to create an original artwork with accompanying sound as part of Art on theMART, an innovative digital public art platform. Selected artists will receive $10,000 to exhibit their work.


Headlands Center for the Arts Residency
Deadline: June 26, 2020

This program awards fully sponsored residencies to 50 local, national, and international artists. Residencies include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living expense reimbursements.


Latino Public Broadcasting Open Applications
Deadline: July 1, 2020

The Latino Public Broadcasting has two separate open application for documentary filmmakers making films from a Latino-American perspective. Funding will help filmmakers with production and post-production funding, or with online distribution.


Stochastic Labs Summer Residency
Berkeley, California
Deadline: rolling basis

The Stochastic Labs offers fully-sponsored residencies to engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access, a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials.


Rauschenberg Emergency Grant
Deadline: rolling basis

NYFA and the Rasuchenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies.


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.


Joan Mitchell Emergency Grant
Deadline: rolling basis

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides grants of up to $6,000 to US-based visual artists who have suffered significant physical losses after natural or man-made disasters.


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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Artists that have lost income, health-related expenses, or any other issues related to COVID-19 should check out our list of resources, updated daily.

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