Artist Opportunities: May and June 2022

Looking for grants, residencies, and open calls? We’ve got you covered. Every month, Creative Capital compiles a list of opportunities for artists of all disciplines. Arts writers can apply for the Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant with prizes of $15,000 to $50,000 for articles, books, and short-form writing about contemporary visual art. Also check out OVERTONES, a new 2-month program for emerging electronic musicians in Los Angeles; and the Dance Research Fellowship, granting scholars and practitioners a $10,000 stipend to investigate dance and ecology.

Discover more below.

Cleveland Arts Prize
Cleveland, Ohio
Deadline: May 1, 2022

Cleveland Arts Prize is open to artists who currently or have previously lived or worked in Northeast Ohio. Five unrestricted $10,000 prizes are awarded to applicants in the disciplines of Music, Visual Arts, Literature, Theatre/Dance, and Design.

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Culturehub Residency
New York, New York, or Los Angeles, California
Deadline: May 1, 2022

Culturehub supports artists who critically examine technology from a diverse array of mediums and creative perspectives. One-week residencies come with a $1,000 stipend for the development of a project, a $500 budget to go towards the public presentation, access to a studio, equipment, and technical support, and more.

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Mirante Xique-Xique Research Residency
Chapada Diamantina, Brazil
Deadline: May 1, 2022

The residency program is geared toward visual artists, curators, writers, architects, designers, chefs, environmentalists, and scholars who are interested in living, creating or being immersed in the environment of the Chapada Diamantina. The program is research-oriented, and anyone who can determine their own working conditions is welcome.

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Innovator in Residence Program
Washington, DC
Deadline: May 2, 2022

This program supports innovative and creative uses of the Library of Congress collections to showcase how the Library relates to and enriches the work, life, and imagination of the American people. Selected artists receive up to $80,000 each year for a maximum of two years to do research with the collections, produce a creative and transformative digital work for the American people, and serve as an ambassador for the Library.

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ACTA Living Cultures Grant Program 
Bay Area, California
Deadline: May 3, 2022

The Living Cultures Grant Program seeks to sustain and strengthen traditional arts with project-based grants up to $5,000 for nonprofits, tribal entities, and other organizations who work with fiscal sponsors in the Bay Area.

Apply


The Latinx Project Artist-In-Residence Program
New York, New York
Deadline: May 5, 2022

NYU’s Latinx Project Artist-In-Residence Program provides artists with an honorarium of up to $10,000, a $5,000 budget for developing a solo presentation at NYU with a curator of the artist’s choice, opportunities to develop related public programming, press materials, and PR support.

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The Latinx Project Open Call for Curatorial Proposals
New York, New York
Deadline: May 5, 2022

NYU’s Latinx Project is looking for curatorial proposals for group exhibitions. The winning proposal will receive an exhibition budget of $10,000, an honorarium of $5,000, a three month exhibition, curatorial support, opportunities to develop related public programming, press materials, and PR support.

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Abrons Arts Center Visual Artist AIRspace Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: May 8, 2022

This residency supports four New York City-based visual artists. Residents receive a $3,000 unrestricted stipend and a semi-private studio for up to nine months at Abrons.

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Lillstreet Art Center Artist-in-Residence
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: May 9, 2022

Lillstreet Art Center is seeking artists who are highly skilled in ceramics or metalsmithing residencies September 1, 2022–August 31, 2023. Artists will be given personal workspaces in a group studio, 24-hour access to facilities and equipment, free classes, paid opportunities to teach, and a monthly $400 stipend. Application fee: $20

Apply


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Velvetpark LGBTQ+ Visual Artist Residency
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: May 13, 2022

Velvetpark’s Visual Arts Residency awards an LGBTQ+ artist with six months of workspace in Brooklyn to explore and complete a project or body of work.

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OVERTONES
Los Angeles, California
Deadline: May 13, 2022

Los Angeles emerging electronic musicians, aged 18-32, are eligible to apply for this in-person, 8-week program providing tools to navigate and demystify the music industry. All participants will be granted a stipend of $4,375.

Apply


Residencias Rhizomaticas
Portland, Oregon
Deadline: May 15, 2022

Rhizomatica is an in-person, experimental, nomadic, performance residency lab, led by Creative Capital Awardee Estrellx Supernova. The performance lab is open to BIQTPOC and allied creatives and centers the healing arts, choreographic excavation, and ritualistic cartographies.

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Marble House Project Artist Residency
Dorset, Vermont
Deadline: May 15, 2022

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 visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition and performance. Application fee: $35.

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Emerging Writer’s Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2022

The Emerging Writer’s Contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. The winner will receive $2,000 and be published in the Winter 2022-23 issue of Ploughshares. Application fee: $24

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Dance Research Fellowship
Deadline: May 15, 2022

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division invites applications from scholars and practitioners interested in investigating dance and ecology, highlighting the work of dance practitioners who engage(d) with ecosystems and the biological interdependence of the natural world. Fellows receive a $10,000 stipend, and the research period is July 1 – December 31, 2022.

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Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) Residency
Amherst, Virginia
Deadline: May 15, 2022

National and international writers, visual artists, and composers can apply for time and space to work in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is an application fee of $30. Established fiction writers are also eligible for a Wachtmeister Award, which comes with a 30-day residency and $1,000 honorarium.

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Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant 2022
Deadline: May 18, 2022

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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Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants
Deadline: May 20, 2022

The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need across the U.S. who are in dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dire financial emergencies include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food.

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Creative Time Open Call
New York, New York
Deadline: May 22, 2022

Creative Time is looking for proposals for bold, ambitious public art projects that speak to a pressing social issue, and spark public dialogue and debate. Artists residing in the US, at any stage of their career, are eligible. The selected artist will receive $10,000 and support to them realize their project in New York City.

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Silver Art Projects Residency
New York, New York
Deadline: May 22, 2022

This residency supports, incubates, and accelerates overlooked artists by providing up to 10 months of free studio space in New York City, a $1,200 stipend, and mentorship opportunities with curators, artists peers, mentors, arts professionals, collectors, and thought-leaders.

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MAP Fund Grant
Deadline: May 27, 2022

Artists working on a new, live performance project are invited to apply for the MAP Fund Grant. 85 grantees will receive a $25,000 grant for the creation and development their projects and a $5,000 unrestricted general operating grant.

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The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants
Deadline: June 14, 2022

This program provides up to $20,000 for projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories with environmental art projects that inspire thought, action, and ethical engagement.

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ACE Artist in Residence Program
Alta, Utah
Deadline: June 15, 2022

This residency, open to artists nationwide and all creative disciplines, provides seven days and a $1,000 spend to reflect, relax, and create in the inspiring mountains of Alta, Utah. Residents will receive a $1,000 stipend for supplies, food, travel. Application fee: $10

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Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists
Deadline: June 30, 2022

This $10,000 grant, awarded to draw attention to an existing body of work, sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work.

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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.

Apply


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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Residency Listings:
Resartis
Rivet
Residency Unlimited
Artist Communities
Trans Artists

Funding, Grants and other Financial Opportunities:
Foundation Center
Women Arts


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