Artist Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines in March and April, 2021

Every month we compile a list of artist opportunities with open applications for artists in all disciplines. This month’s roundup includes fellowships for Native American visual artists, an opportunity for artists to explore the media of clay or cast metal, and a residency in Belgium for artists working in architecture.

Due to the ongoing impact of extreme weather across southern states of the US, the application for the Creative Capital Awards has been extended through March 8 at 4pm ET.

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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Artist Residency Program
Houston, Texas
Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Houston Center is looking for artists who work with wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay, and mixed media. Artists will have access to studio space, cultural and professional development opportunities, a monthly stipend that includes a small housing/materials allowance, and more.

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Keyholder Residencies
New York, New York

Deadline: March 1, 2021

This residency program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Artists receive a $1,000 stipend, group exhibition opportunities, and more.

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Chicago Artadia Awards
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: March 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 Chicago cycle is open to visual artists living and working within any eligible counties.

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Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists
Clearmont, Wyoming

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Open to Native American visual artists at all stages in their professional careers, this fellowship offers a four-week residency in the fall, a stipend of $2,000, and a featured gallery exhibition at Ucross.

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Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program
Chautauqua, New York
Deadline: March 2, 2021

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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Creative Capital Award Open Application
Deadline: March 8, 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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OneBeat Virtual Fellowship
Deadline: March 10, 2021

Musicians and sonic artists are invited to apply to this fellowship that comes with a $1,500  honorarium, a per diem for online work sessions, and, a small subsidy for technical support. Fellows will digitally convene with 70 musicians from up to 44 countries and territories in two separate virtual residencies.

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Thoma Foundation Publication Grant
Deadline: March 11, 2021

Thoma Foundation’s publication grants are designed for university and museum presses advancing scholarship in select disciplines like digital and electronic art. The grants assist with production-related expenses.

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Asian Women Giving Circle Request for Proposals
Deadline: March 12, 2021

Asian Women Giving Circle (AWGC) supports Asian American women-led organizations and individual artists in NYC who are using arts and culture to bring about progressive social transformation around critical issues that affect Asian American women, girls and families. Their grant cycle awards 5–8 projects, with a maximum grant amount of $15,000.

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Arts/Industry Residency
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Deadline: March 14, 2021

This John Michael Kohler Arts Center residency is open to artists in all disciplines. Up to twelve artists are selected for residencies in pottery or foundry—no experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas.

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Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens Artist Residencies
Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
Deadline: March 14, 2021

Two residencies are available at the Woning Van Wassenhove house, open to Europe-based artists of any nationality—the FABA Artist Residency for practicing artists in any creative field, and the Art & Architecture Residency for practitioners in any creative discipline whose work is situated at the intersection of art and architecture.

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Greg Grummer Poetry Prize
Deadline: March 15, 2021

Poets are welcome to submit multiple entries of their work to be published in Phoebe Journal’s “contest” issue. Winners receive $500.

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Headlands Art Center Bay Area Fellowship
Bay Area, California
Deadline: March 15, 2021

Artists based in the Bay Area are welcome to apply for this two-year fellowship which comes with access to Headlands’ studios, meeting spaces, and staff expertise. It also comes with an annual stipend of $15,000 and additional financial resources to cover the tax burden of that stipend, health insurance, and more.

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Cue Art Foundation Open Call for Exhibitions
Deadline: March 15, 2021

Emerging and under-recognized artists and curators can submit their ideas for a solo exhibition. Artists will receive mentor support, a studio visit and installation guidance in preparation for the exhibition, as well as a $5,000 honorarium and an accompanying exhibition catalogue.

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Experimental Projects Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: March 15, 2021

New York-based artists working in visual arts or electronic media can apply for this residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University. Artists receive a $1,000 stipend, travel support, lodging, technology access, materials, and technical assistance.

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Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program
Roswell, New Mexico
Deadline: March 15, 2021

This residency program provides artists working in any medium a full year to focus on their creative endeavors in rural New Mexico. Accommodations include a studio with a woodshop, ceramics studio, litho and etching facilities, and a digital print room. Residents are given $1,100 a month, with an additional $100 for spouses and $200 for children.

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Ucross Residency Program
Clearmont, Wyoming
Deadline: March 15, 2021

This two to six week residency program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, performance artists and collaborative teams. Ucross provides each artist with living accommodations, meals, work space, and uninterrupted time so that the artists can focus on their creative process.

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Climate Justice Fellowship
New York, New York
Deadline: March 20, 2021

Culture Push has an open call for proposals for actions or critiques that speak to Environmental Racism and Climate Justice in direct relation to New York City’s shorelines and waterways. Selected fellows will receive a stipend of $1500, communal resources, and a full year of project support.

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Jadin Wong Fellowship
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: March 21, 2021

This fellowship, open to early-career artists age 30 or younger, grants an emerging Asian American dance artist with a stipend and an eight-month fellowship to create new work.

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Asian American Arts Alliance Van Lier Fellowship
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: March 21, 2021

This eight-month fellowship beginning in May 2021 will be awarded to a music artist for the creation of new work in music performance and composition. The artist receives a cash stipend of $6,000.

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Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Residencies
Otis, Oregon
Deadline: March 30, 2021

Sitka Center offers residencies located within the unique ecosystems of Cascade Head and the Salmon River Estuary on Oregon’s central coast. Artists of all disciplines whose practices are inspired by ecology can apply.

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Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity Fellowship
Providence, Rhode Island
Deadline: March 31, 2021

Artists, media makers, and writers whose work focuses on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States can apply to be a Practitioner Fellow for the Spring academic semester.

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GLEAN 2021 Call for Artists
Portland, Oregon
Deadline: March 31, 2021

GLEAN is a juried program that gives five selected artists from the Portland area access to the Metro Central transfer station to glean materials to use to create art. The program provides virtual studio visits, marketing support, interviews, a stipend, and virtual group critiques, culminating in an exhibition. 

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Franklin Furnace Fund Grant
New York, New York
Deadline: April 1, 2021

This grant supports early-career artists interested in producing major performance art works in New York City. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000.

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Bemis Center for the Arts Residency
Omaha, Nebraska
Deadline: April 1, 2021

Bemis Center has several opportunities for artists and curator to participate in their residency. Residents have access to private live/work studios, installation and production spaces, a 9,000 square foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication, a sound studio for rehearsing and recording, and more.

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Marble House Project Artist Residency
Dorset, Vermont
Deadline: April 1, 2021

This residency integrates sustainable practices, including small-scale organic food production and waste conservation. Residents sustain their growth by engaging with the grounds while working on their artistic practice. Applications are accepted in all creative fields including but not limited to writing, dance and choreography, performance, music composition and sound, film and video, visual arts, and culinary arts.

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Fire Island Artist Residency
Cherry Grove, New York
Deadline: April 2, 2021

This residency offers five emerging artists who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer a shared live/work space in the secluded community of the historic LGBTQ settlement of Fire Island. The four-week program includes studio visits with, and public lectures by, renowned leaders in contemporary art and curation.

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Bethany Arts Community Residencies
Ossining, New York
Deadline: April 15, 2021

This residency is open to emerging and established artists for the development of both new works and works in progress. Artists from most disciplines can apply, including visual artists, writers, playwrights, choreographers, musicians, composers, performance artists, filmmakers, and more.

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Hambidge Center Creative Residency
Rabun Gap, Georgia
Deadline: April 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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MacDowell Fellowship
Peterborough, New Hampshire
Deadline: April 15, 2021

The MacDowell Fellowship is open to artists with professional standing in their fields, as well as emerging artists, working in architecture, film/video, multidisciplinary, literature, music composition, theater, and visual arts. The residency consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks.

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Culturehub Residency
New York, New York, or Los Angeles, California
Deadline: April 18, 2021

Culturehub supports artists who critically examine technology from a diverse array of mediums and creative perspectives. Residencies come with a $2,500 stipend for the development of their project, access to a studio, equipment, and technical support, and more.

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Jerome Foundation Film, Video, and Digital Production Grants
Deadline: April 21, 2021

The Jerome Foundation offers three types of grants to early career artists based in Minnesota and New York City, who are working in film, digital production, and video. The grants offer $7,000 to $30,000 in support.

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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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