Artist Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines in April and May, 2021

Each month, we compile a list of residencies, grants, and open calls for artists working in all disciplines. This month’s list includes a residency to develop technology-based projects and a prize for Black poets looking to publish a new manuscript.

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant application opens April 14. This grant, administered by Creative Capital, is open to arts writers producing articles, books, and short-form writing.

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We also created list of resources and ways to support Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.

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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New York Artadia Grant
New York, New York
Deadline: April 1, 2021

Artadia identifies innovative visual artists through an open application and supports them with unrestricted financial awards worth between $10,000 and $25,000. The New York cycle is open to visual artists living and working within any eligible boroughs.

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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residencies
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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Pabst Blue Ribbon Open Door Grant Contest
Deadline: April 2, 2021

This grant awards a $5,000 prize to five artists, working across disciplines, with projects that make an impact in their local communities. The program is open to residents of Washington, California, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Colorado, or Oregon who are 21 or older.

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Saturnalia Books Prize
Deadline: April 5, 2021

Saturnalia is accepting unpublished, original poetry and book manuscripts to receive a cash prize, and publication. This year’s judge is Creative Capital Awardee Sabrina Orah Mark.

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The Steel Yard
Providence, Rhode Island
Deadline: April 7, 2021

This residency offers a 10,000 square foot studio space for emerging to mid-level artists to forge, mold, weld, shape, and create. Accepted residents pay a subsidized monthly fee of $200, by they also offer a number of fellowships in recognition of leadership, artistic merit or contributions of sweat equity.

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Contemporary Arts Center Call to Artists
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: April 9, 2021

The CAC invites contemporary visual artists living across the Gulf South region to submit to this year’s open call for submissions. Artists who live and/or work in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, or Florida can apply.

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Recess Session Open Call
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: April 10, 2021

Session supports the creation of new work by giving artists a project stipend, artist’s fee, technical support, mentorship, and approximately two months to transform Recess into a hybrid of a productive studio space dynamic exhibition platform.

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Converging Liberations Residency
North Adams, Massachusetts
Deadline: April 12, 2021

This residency opportunity is offered to Massachusetts-based artists, creatives, and community organizers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, a person of color, queer or trans, as a caretaker, and/or as disabled. It provides a private studio and living space, and stipends for participation, meals, and travel.

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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

This fellowship is open to artists with professional standing in their fields, as well as emerging artists, working in architecture, film and 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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Nicholson Project’s Artist Residency Program
Washington, DC
Deadline: April 15, 2021

BIPOC artists with ties to Southeast Washington, DC are eligible to apply for this three month residency. Residents are paid $2,000 per month, and up to $3,000 for materials, supplies, and fees for an onsite exhibition or community program activation.

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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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Studio Museum Artist Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: April 19, 2021

Studio Museum offers an eleven-month residency for three local, national, or international artists working in any media. Artists receive institutional guidance and professional development, research support, and a stipend.

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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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Jerome Foundation Film, Video, and Digital Production Grants
Deadline: April 29, 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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Triangle France
Marseille, France
Deadline: April 29, 2021

Early to mid-career international artists can apply for this residency at Triangle in Marseille. Artists receive studio and living space, 1,000€ artist fee, curatorial assistance, and more.

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Cave Canem Poetry Prize
Deadline: April 30, 2021

The Cave Canem Poetry Prize is a first-book award dedicated to the discovery of exceptional manuscripts by black poets of African descent. The winner receives $1,000, publication by Graywolf Press, and more.

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Open Call: UC Berkeley Leaf Veins Artist Residency
Berkeley, California
Deadline: April 30, 2021

This artist residency embedded in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley, will allow an artist to create a project inspired by leaf vein networks. The artist will help illuminate the evolution of complex networks and biomimicry applications.

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Chinati Foundation’s Artists in Residence Program
Marfa, Texas
Deadline: April 30, 2021

This residency provides artists with a stipend of $1,500 is provided to assist with travel and art materials, and studio and living space on the museum’s grounds. There is an application fee of $40.

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Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists 
Deadline: April 30, 2021

The award provides direct support of up to $10,000 to under-recognized visual artists 21 years or older. The application fee is $15.

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Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Fellowship 
Deadline: April 30, 2021

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition gives two awards of $5,000 each and two $500 Student Fellowship Awards to resident Oklahoma artists each year. Applicant must be OVAC members.

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NOT REAL ART Grant
Deadline: May 1, 2021

The grant provides $2,000 each to six contemporary artists working in the visual arts. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and reside in the US or Canada.

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William Greaves Fund Open Call
Deadline: May 1, 2021

The William Greaves Fund is open to mid-career nonfiction filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities in the US, and filmmakers in Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia, with particular interest in those who identify as Indigenous and/or of African descent. It awards up to $40,000 to support research and development on feature-length nonfiction films.

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Queens Arts Artist Commissioning Program
Queens, New York
Deadline: May 2, 2021

The Artist Commissioning Program is looking for proposals for Queens choreographers, dance artists, and small dance organizations. Artists who receive a commission will earn a $250 stipend.

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Roddenberry Fellowship
Deadline: May 7, 2021

This fellowship offers artists $50,000 to take an existing to the next level and amplify its impact, or to launch a new initiative.

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Bemis Center Curator-in-Residence Open Call
Omaha, Nebraska
Deadline: May 14, 2021

This fully subsidized live/work residency is open to applicants strong knowledge of national and international contemporary art and a genuine interest in researching and responding to cultural production in Omaha and the region.

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Digital Art Call for Entries for the Public Art CA
Sacramento, California
Deadline: May 14, 2021

Public Art CA is seeking proposals from US artists for a new commission that consider experimentation, innovation, and inclusion as central components of creation.

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Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency
Amherst, Virginia
Deadline: May 15, 2021

National and international writers, visual artists, and composers can apply for this time and space to work in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is an application fee of $50.

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The Studios of Key West Residency
Key West, Florida
Deadline: May 17, 2021

Visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, media artists, performers, and interdisciplinary artists can apply for a month-long residency program. Application fee is $40.

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Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant 2021
Deadline: May 19, 2021

This grant, administered by Creative Capital, awards arts writers with prizes ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books and short-form writing.

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2022 AIRIE Residency
Miami, Florida
Deadline: June 1, 2021

This yearlong program offers fellows $4000 research grant, institutional support from AIRIE’s network and partners, and a month-long residency in the Everglades National Park. The program is open to emerging or professional artists ages 21 and over, with environmental themes in their work. There is a $10 application fee.

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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 $1,000 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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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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