Artist Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines in January and February, 2021

Creative Capital is committed to helping artists and their careers so that their work can carry us forward. As we embark on a new year, with unforeseen challenges ahead, the livelihood for many artists still remains uncertain and unstable. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of artist opportunities for artists in all disciplines looking for time, space, and funding to make work in 2021.

The Studios at MASS MoCA
North Adams, Massachusetts
Deadline: January 8, 2021

Artists-in-residence receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, housing, shared use of printmaking and weaving equipment, a daily meal with other residents, and more. Financial aid can be provided.

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A Studio in the Woods
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: January 9, 2021

The Studio in the Woods seeks Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, people of color speculative fiction writers working in prose, poetry, and stage or screenwriting. Writers will receive a stipend of $5,000, a 6-week residency at over 18 months, Tulane University library access, and staff support from the presenting partners.

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Joshua Tree Highland Artist Residency
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Deadline: January 10, 2021

Artists at all stages of their careers and working in all media are welcome apply to this residency in Joshua Tree. Residents receive living and working space, a $1,500 stipend, and more.

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Tulsa Artist Fellowship
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Deadline: January 15, 2021

Grounded in social change, this fellowship provides an equitable environment for a diverse community of artists in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The fellowship comes with $40,000 stipend over two years, a fully subsidized private studio space in Tulsa, and more.

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Hambidge Center Creative Residency
Rabun Gap, Georgia
Deadline: January 15, 2021

This residency is open to visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, ceramicists, arts, cultural administrators, and creative thinkers of all kinds. Each resident has a private studio & living space, with socially distanced meals provided four nights a week.

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Pilchuck Glass School Emerging Artist Residency
Stanwood, Washington
Deadline: January 15, 2021

This residency serves promising younger artists who have had previous experience working with glass. Artists receive $1,000, open studio space, shared cooking facilities, and a private room in a cottage with shared bath.

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BBA Gallery Artist Prize
Berlin, Germany
Deadline: January 17, 2021

Emerging artists are welcome to apply for this art prize. The first place artist will receive a solo exhibition at the gallery, promotion through the gallery’s Artsy page, and €1,000.

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Bernheim Artist in Residency
Clermont, Kentucky
Deadline: January 18, 2021

For this residency based in an arboretum, artists receive rustic housing, access to studio space, financial and staff support for the development of new, site-specific work.

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I-Park’s 2021 Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale
East Haddam, Connecticut
Deadline: January 18, 2021

This residency is devoted exclusively to the artists and other site-responsive practitioners whose works will be exhibited at I-Park’s 2021 Biennale. Artists receive, living and work space, a stipend of $3,500, along with economy travel costs.

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Fountainhead Residency
Miami, Florida
Deadline: January 21, 2021

This year’s residency is dedicated to BIPOC artists who are mothers. Artists will receive studio and living space, career counseling, and a $1,500 stipend.

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Mother’s Milk Artist Residency
Newton, Kansas
Deadline: January 22, 2021

Mother’s Milk is an interdisciplinary residency, designed to support visual artists, sound artists, or creative writers, who are pursuing innovative work in their field.

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Rhizomatica Residency
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Deadline: January 31, 2021

This residency is an in-person seeks to bring together an intimate cohort of Black, Indigenous, Queer, and Trans artists, activists, healers, herbalists, writers, thinkers, choreographers, and dancers of Culture. This year’s pilot version will take place within the dance studios of the University of the Arts in Pennyslvania.

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Some Serious Business Residency
Abiquiu, New Mexico & Podere Malabiccia, Italy.
Deadline: January 31, 2021

Artists in all disciplines can apply to work in beautiful settings of either Abiquiu, New Mexico, or Podere Malabiccia in Tuscany, Italy.

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Los Angeles Artadia Awards
Los Angeles County, California
Deadline: February 1, 2021

Artadia identifies innovative visual artists through an open application and supports them with unrestricted financial awards worth between $25,000 and $10,000. The Los Angeles Award cycle is open to visual artists living and working within Los Angeles County.

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Wave Farm Radio Artist Residency
Los Angeles County, California
Deadline: February 1, 2021

Wave Farm allows artists to concentrate on new radio artworks and conduct research. Artists receive a $700, accommodations, and access to the institution’s resource library.

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Locust Project Open Call
Miami, Florida
Deadline: February 6, 2021

Artists can apply for the opportunity to access Locust Project’s gallery space and resources to create ambitious, large-scale new work. Artists receive curatorial guidance, a production budget, artist WAGE fee, documentation, and an opportunity to stay in the gallery’s residency house.

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Crystal Ruth Bell Residency
Remote
Deadline: February 9, 2021

Residents will receive $10,000, project feedback, in-depth workshops on budgeting and fundraising, mentorship. Artist project should address mainland China, Hong Kong, and the greater Chinese and Asian diasporas worldwide.

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Bay Area Video Coalition MediaMaker Fellowship
San Francisco, California
Deadline: February 17, 2021

The MediaMaker Fellowship is devoted to supporting documentary filmmakers grappling with critical issues of our time. Filmmakers receive $10,000, professional mentorship and strategy sessions focused on documentary storytelling, career sustainability, fundraising, distribution, and more.

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Good Hart Artist Residency
Good Hart, Michigan
Deadline: February 17, 2021

This residency is designed for visual artists, writers, and composers. It provides full room and board including a newly completed residency building, a fully stocked kitchen, a $500 stipend, and quiet, natural surroundings to concentrate on creative work.

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BRIClab Artist Residency
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: February 18, 2021

BRIC’s newly reimagined residency program offers Brooklyn-based emerging and mid-career artists working in contemporary art, performing arts, and video art essential resources, mentorship, and opportunities to share their work.

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Creative Capital Award Open Application
Deadline: March 1, 2021

The application for a Creative Capital Award opens starting February 1. Artists working in all disciplines are welcome to apply for $50,000 in project funding, networking opportunities, career development sessions, and more.

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Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program
Chautauqua, New York
Deadline: March 2, 2020

The Chautauqua School of Art residency program welcomes artists working in all disciplines who have yet to receive wide recognition of their work to apply for this residency. Curriculum is designed to break typically siloed disciplines from each other, embracing a full range of studio and pragmatic studies including professional development for artists, the art of pedagogy, archiving, and more.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000.

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Other Resources

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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Residency Listings:
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Funding, Grants and other Financial Opportunities:
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