Artist Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines in January and February 2022

Each month, we compile a list of residencies, grants, and open calls for artists working in all disciplines. This month’s list includes the Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants of up to $5,000 for professional dancers in need; the Right of Return USA Fellowship supporting formerly incarcerated artists in the creation of original works with an award of $20,000; and the Frankenthaler Climate Awards which provides $15,000 to selected artists and collectives with visual artworks that tackle the climate change emergency.

Art Omi Residencies
Ghent, New York
Deadline: January 2, 2022

Art Omi has five distinct residency programs supporting artists working in dance, music, visual art, architecture, and writing. The residency is free to all artists with lodging and meals provided.

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SPACE on Ryder Farm Residencies
Brewster, New York
Deadline: January 5, 2022

These residencies are open to families, writers, Black creatives, institutions, playwrights and lyricists, and musicians. The space provides a unique and dynamic atmosphere that nourishes artists and innovators both individually and relationally.

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Sustainable Arts Fellowship Residency
Newark, New Jersey
Deadline: January 5, 2022

Gallery Aferro offers this open call to all artists or writers that are parents and would like to continue their creative practice in a free workspace studio for 6 months, with a $1,000 stipend and bespoke solo programming opportunities within the vibrant context of Gallery Aferro and Newark, NJ. Application fee: $10

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Lynn and John Kearney Fellowship
Newark, New Jersey
Deadline: January 5, 2022

This fellowship is in support of gender-based, racial and economic justice is open to Women Artists of Color of any age, and will cover all workspace studio costs of 6 months each for 2 artists annually, along with a stipend of $1,000 and bespoke solo programming opportunities within the vibrant context of Gallery Aferro and Newark,
NJ. Application fee: $10

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Aperture Portfolio Prize
Deadline: January 7, 2022

The Aperture Portfolio Prize is an annual international competition to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography. The first prize winner will be published in Aperture magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize and exhibition in New York.

Apply


Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants
Deadline: January 7, 2022
This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Skowhegan Artist Residency
Deadline: January 10, 2022
Skowhegan offers artists the opportunity to engage fully with their studio practice, with their peers, and with distinguished faculty and mentors in it’s nine-week intensive &  residential program. Tuition is $6,000, and financial aid is available.

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Good Hart Artist Residency
Good Hart, Michigan
Deadline: January 12, 2022
Visual artists, writers, and composers can apply for this residency, which provides full room and board, a meal or two provided by a local host, a $500 stipend, and quiet, natural surroundings to concentrate on creative work.

Apply


Right of Return USA Fellowship
Deadline: January 14, 2022

This fellowship program supports formerly incarcerated artists in the creation of original works. Six artists will be awarded a grant of $20,000 each to support a project aimed at reforming our criminal justice system.

Apply


Anderson Center Residency Program
Red Wing, Minnesota
Deadline: January 15, 2022

The Anderson Center has residency opportunities open to artists, writers, musicians, and performers: a General Artist Residency Program for emerging, mid-career, and established artists working across all disciplines and based anywhere in the world; a Deaf Artists Residency Program; and a Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program for early-career and emerging artists living within the state of Minnesota or in New York City.

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Hambidge Residency Program
Rabun Gap, Georgia
Deadline: January 15, 2022

Visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, ceramicists, arts and cultural administrators, creative thinkers of all kinds can apply for this residency in the mountains of north Georgia. Each resident is given their own private studio which provides work and living space with a bathroom and full kitchen.

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New Work Open Call
Deadline: January 15, 2022

Prospect Art’s New Work program provides a $500 mini-grant twice a year to an individual visual artist or artists’ collective who requires financial assistance to finish the production of new work. The call is open to local, national, and international artists.

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SPACES Open Call
Cleveland, Ohio
Deadline: January 15, 2022

SPACES offers fully supported residency and exhibition opportunities designed to foster the exchange of ideas between audiences in Northeast Ohio and artists from around the world. Artists, curators, and other cultural producers are able to apply.

Apply


The Folger Institute Artist Research Fellowship
Washington, DC
Deadline: January 18, 2022

This fellowship is open to artists working in all media whose work would benefit from significant primary research, including visual artists, writers, dramaturgs, playwrights, performers, filmmakers, and composers. The program supports artists with research resources, networking opportunities, and more.

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Wurlitzer Foundation Artist Residency Program
Taos, New Mexico
Deadline: January 18, 2022

Painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, screenwriters, composers, photographers, and filmmakers of national and international origin can apply to stay in one of The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico’s eleven fully furnished artist casitas, or guest houses. Application fee: $25.

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Frankenthaler Climate Awards
Deadline: January 20, 2022

Starting January 10, 2022, visual artists and collectives are invited to submit video artworks (e.g. digital video art, animation, film) or videos about visual artworks that tackle the climate change emergency. Each winner will receive $15,000.

Apply


Circ Artist Grant
Deadline: January 20, 2022

The Circ Artist Grant provides unrestricted funding to artists with a demonstrated commitment to their art. Two artists per grant cycle are awarded $500 each to enhance and further their creative practice. Emerging, mid-career, and professional artists are eligible to apply in an international open call, several times throughout the year. There is a $25 application fee.

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Forge Project Open Call
Taghkanic, New York
Deadline: January 21, 2022

Forge Project is offering a funded fellowship program for Indigenous artists, scholars, organizers, cultural workers, researchers, and educators. Each fellow will receive a total of $25,000 toward their practice and will have full access to the Forge Project site.

Apply


Residencias Rhizomaticas Remix 2022
Los Angeles, California
Deadline: January 21, 2022

This in-person, experimental, nomadic, performance residency lab led by Creative Capital Awardee Estrellx Supernova centers the healing arts, choreographic excavation, and ritualistic cartographies. BIQTPOC and and Allied artists, activists, healers, herbalists, writers, thinkers, choreographers, and dancers are eligible to apply.

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Foreland Fellowship
Catskill, New York
Deadline: January 31, 2022

The Foreland Fellowship provides a free 1,000 square foot studio at Foreland to an exceptional Hudson Valley-based artist who identifies as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI or as a person of color.

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Wave Farm Artist Residency
Hudson, New York
Deadline: February 1, 2022

Artists are invited to propose visual and sonic projects that fall within the Transmission Arts genre to this radio-focused residency.

Apply


StudioWorks Artist Residency
Eastport, Maine
Deadline: February 1, 2022

Professionally established or emerging visual artists and craftspeople from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply to this artist residency, which comes with a $2,000 stipend for a four-week term.

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Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant
Deadline: February 1, 2022

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation offers three grants (up to $60,000, $30,000, $20,000) to artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture.

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Project Room Open Call
Miami, Florida
Deadline: February 5, 2022

Locust Projects invites local, national, and international visual artists to apply for the opportunity to access the space and resources to create ambitious, large-scale new work. Selected artists will receive curatorial guidance, a $3500 max production budget, an artist stipend, and a private room at the Locust Projects residency house.

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MacDowell Fellowship
Deadline: February 10, 2022

MacDowell encourages artists from all backgrounds and all countries in the following disciplines to apply: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. Application fee: $30.

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Center for Craft Curatorial Fellowship
Deadline: February 14, 2022

This fellowship program supports emerging craft curators to explore and test new ideas about craft. The award is worth up to $5,000.

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Mother’s Milk International Artist & Writer Residency
Newton, Kansas
Deadline: February 15, 2022

Mother’s Milk is a 2-6 week interdisciplinary residency, designed to support three or four visual artists, sound artists, or creative writers, who are pursuing innovative work in their field. There is a $25 application fee.

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MediaMaker Fellowship
Deadline: February 15, 2022

BAVC Media’s ten-month-long program supports the development of documentary projects that are nearing post-production. The selected eight Fellows—half Bay Area-based and half from elsewhere in the United States—will receive $10,000 each.

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Saltonstall x Circus Culture Juried Residency
Ithaca, NY
Deadline: February 15, 2022

The Saltonstall x Circus Culture residency is designed to provide a generous and spacious environment for the development of the circus arts. “Circus artist” is defined very broadly and includes designers, dramaturges, choreographers, directors, circademics, writers, photographers, riggers, performers, teaching artists, and more. Applicants must be based in NY State and at least 21 years of age.

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Resonances IV SciArt Summer School 
Ispra, Italy
Deadline: February 15, 2022

Artists across creative disciplines, countries, and at any stage of their career are invited to submit an application for this summer school workshop where they can collaborate with scientists on projects at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and society.

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Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival Open Call
Lisbon, Portugal
Deadline: February 28, 2022

Professional choreographers, dance companies and video directors are welcome to submit their projects to be presented at this large forum for performance, dance, and interaction, to be held in Portugal from September 22 to October 9, 2022.

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New Voices Filmmaker Grant
Deadline: February 28, 2022

This new initiative,, a partnership between Netflix and NewFest, supports emerging LGBTQ+ filmmakers. Four filmmakers with documentary, narrative, animated or episodic projects by and about the LGBTQ+ community will each receive a $25,000 grant.

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Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program
Chautauqua, New York
Deadline: March 2, 2022

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. The curriculum intentionally breaks from the traditional methods of art education that silo disciplines from each other, and instead embraces a full range of studio and pragmatic studies including contemporary professional development. A central focus of the program is community building, which promises artists will leave with new friends, opportunities and resources well beyond their time at Chautauqua.

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Armstrong Now Artist in Residence for 2022
Queens, New York
Deadline: March 15, 2022

This residency provides emerging artists with a platform to create new work inspired by the vast collection of artifacts and documents in the Armstrong Archives. Two residencies will be awarded to multidisciplinary artistic collaborations that draw upon Armstrong’s legacy, using the unique resources of his archives to inform new works that place Armstrong within a contemporary context. Selected artists will receive a one-time $10,000 award.

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LIFT–Early Career Support for Native Artists
Deadline: March 16, 2022

Native artists working in dance/choreography, fiction/poetry writing, film/video, multi-disciplinary arts, music, performance art, theater and screenplay writing, traditional arts, or 2D + 3D visual arts are eligible for this program hosted by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Selected artists will receive a monetary award of $10,000 for their proposed project.

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Armory Art Center Artist-in-Residence Program
West Palm Beach, Florida
Deadline: March 20, 2022

This residency program for emerging artists working in 2D, jewelry and metalsmithing, ceramics, and sculpture provides participants with a studio space, the opportunity to refine their teaching skills, and a generous monthly stipend. Residents are also paid for teaching and extracurricular events in the community. Candidates must have least a BFA and 25 hours experience teaching in a studio environment.

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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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NARS Studio Relief Program
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: rolling basis

NARS offers a program for artists who are in need of a temporary studio space and unable to afford it. The subsidized studio space is available for 3 months, and is a work-space only.

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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 $3,000 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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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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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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Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Deadline: rolling basis

The Adobe Creative Residency program supports creators of visual digital work, offering grants of $500–$5,000 for either a portfolio project or a paid Adobe project commission.

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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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