Artist Opportunities: February and March 2023

Get ready, artists! The 2024 Creative Capital “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” Awards open to project proposals in the Visual Arts, Film/Moving Image, Multidisciplinary and Socially-Engaged Forms opens March 1. Watch our info session here

Read about our groundbreaking 2023 Creative Capital Awardees in Hyperallergic: “Creative Capital Grants Fund Basket-Weaving Robots and More”

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Creative Capital 2024 “Wild Futures” Visual Arts and Film OPEN CALL
Deadline: March 31, 2023

The 2024 Creative Capital “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” grant cycle invites project proposals for the Visual Arts, Film/Moving Image, Multidisciplinary, and Socially Engaged forms. Creative Capital has simplified the grant application process from 40 to 6 questions in Round I. The 2024 grant application opens March 1, 2023 and closes March 31, 2023. Awardees will receive grants of varying amounts up to $50,000 per project with additional professional advisory services and community-building opportunities.

Movement Research: Parent Artist Residency
Deadline: February 7, 2023

This program aims to address the need for flexible and supportive creative arts services for New York City-based parent artists in the field of dance and movement-based art forms. Selected artists will receive 50 hours of rehearsal space, a $1000 residency stipend, and a childcare stipend in the amount of $1000.

MacDowell Fellowship
Deadline: February 10, 2023

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

New York, New York
Deadline: February 12, 2023

WORTHLESSSTUDIOS is looking for four resident photographers from across New York City to partner with them as part of FREE FILM : NYC. Each resident photographer will collaborate with FREE FILM for one month in the neighborhood of their choice. WORTHLESSSTUDIOS will provide: $2,500 stipend for each artist, access to Airstream Darkroom for one month, and more.

Theater Mitu Hybrid Arts Lab
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: February 12, 2023

The Hybrid Arts Lab is a program supporting trans, non-binary, and women artists working at the intersection of performance and technology. This support includes a $5,000 stipend, creation and exhibition space, technical resources, training, and mentorship for the exploration, development, and expansion of their practice and new artwork.

McKinney International Art and Design Residency
Bloomington, Indiana
Deadline: February 15, 2023

The Eskenazi School of Art Architecture + Design invites applications for a 4–6-week residency. Applicants must be an established artist or designer whose primary country of residence is outside the United States. Applications from practitioners of studio disciplines, as well as criticism, are welcome.

Furious Flower Poetry Prize
Deadline: February 15, 2023

Poets with no more than one published book are invited to submit up to three poems (no more than a total of 6 pages) for consideration for this prize. The winner and honorable mention receive $1500 and $750 respectively. Submission fee: $15

Salad Days Artist Residency
Edgecomb, Maine
Deadline: February 15, 2023

The Salad Days Artist-in-Residence is commissioned to produce plates or shallow bowls from terracotta clay for Watershed Ceramic’s Salad Days annual fundraiser, celebrating handmade ceramic work and locally-sourced food. Residents are provided with a private room, meals, studio space, materials, opportunities to showcase and sell work, and a $4,000 stipend.

Mother’s Milk International Artist & Writer Residency
Newton, Kansas
Deadline: February 15, 2023

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. Application fee: $25.

Tulsa Artist Fellowship
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Deadline: February 16, 2023

Tulsa Artist Fellowship addresses pressing challenges for contemporary artists and arts workers living in and joining the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. A central part of the Fellowship’s initiative is stimulating and participating in Tulsa’s growing and thriving arts community. TAF supports contemporary artists across all mediums and celebrates the transformative power of arts through intentional programming.

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants
Deadline: February 17, 2023

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 and its consequences.

Squeaky Wheel
Buffalo, New York
Deadline: February 19, 2023

Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts. It offers up to $1,600 in artist fees and stipends, accommodations, $300 travel support, and optional $1000 financial assistance for childcare and/or disability support.

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Mudflat Pottery School Summer Artists of Color Residency
Somerville, Massachusetts
Deadline: February 25, 2023

We are excited to invite applicants, at any career stage, to apply for a short term ceramic residency program at Mudflat Pottery School in Somerville, MA. This residency program will be offered during a flexible period within the summer months. Mudflat will provide support to candidates to structure the residency to further their artistic career, facilitating mentorship relationships, as desired, within the area(s) of interest. Residency includes a studio space at Mudflat Pottery School, $2,500 per month stipend towards housing, materials, & expenses, and more.

Forecast Open Call
Berlin, Germany
Deadline: February 26, 2023

Forecast offers artists and creative thinkers from anywhere in the world the chance to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition. The only requirement is to submit projects that are relevant to the expertise of the mentor you wish to work with.

NXTHVN 2023–2024 Fellowship Applications
New Haven, Connecticut
Deadline: February 27, 2023

NXTHVN welcomes artists and curators to participate in this paid 10-month intensive Fellowship Program. Each fellow will receive studio or office space, a stipend, subsidized housing, and professional development sessions led by visiting artists, curators, scholars, and practitioners. Selected fellows are also matched with a high school apprentice, for focused one-on-one mutual learning.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards
Deadline: February 27, 2023

This opportunity awards $5,000 each to twenty visual artists and writers with at least one child under the age of 18 and a strong portfolio. Awards are based on demonstrated excellence in your discipline. Application fee: $20.

New Voices Filmmaker Grant
Deadline: February 28, 2023

This 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.

Circ Artist Grant
Deadline: February 28, 2023

This grant provides unrestricted funding to visual artists with a demonstrated commitment to their art. Two artists per grant cycle are awarded $850 each to enhance and further their creative practice. Application fee: $25

Budapest, Hungary

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Artist Residency is an opportunity for a small community of artists to work independently for a short term in Budapest.   Our goal is to provide professional opportunities for individual or collaborating artists, writers and encourage experimentation and inquiry in all media.  In addition to the residency, the selected artist will have the opportunity to present their works in a Gallery exhibition, also at an Artist Talk and an Open Studio.

The Clay Studio: Resident Artist Program
Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: March 1, 2023

The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and standards, and to work within a community of like-minded individuals in an urban environment for up to three years. The program is designed to reflect a range of experiences and diverse aesthetic approaches, cultures and perspectives. The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program assists artists to become successful members of the Philadelphia art community, while making national and international connections. 

The Dome House: Al & Mickey Quinlan Artist Residency
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Deadline: March 1, 2023

The Al & Mickey Quinlan Residency is an application-based 8-week program for emerging and mid-career Midwest artists focused in the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, created and led in partnership with the Miller Art Museum. The 2023 resident is invited to live and work at the Dome House from August 1 to September 25, 2023. The residency serves the broader mission of the Dome House to provide artists working in all mediums with space for creativity, contemplation and inspiration. 

Keyholder Residency Program
New York, New York
Deadline: March 1, 2023

This free, year-long residency program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended.

Lower East Side Printshop: Keyholder Residencies
New York, New York
Deadline: March 1, 2023

The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year, and they take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, including the solvent/etching area and the darkroom.

Ucross Residency Program
Sheridan, Wyoming
Deadline: March 1, 2023

This residency program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, and performance artists, as well as collaborative teams. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field. Ucross provides each artist with living accommodations, meals, work space, and uninterrupted time so that the artists can focus on their creative process. Application fee: $40

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency
Nebraska City, Nebraska
Deadline: March 1, 2023

This 2 to 8 week residency offers a $100 weekly stipend, free housing, and a private studio. Established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world are eligible to apply. Application fee: $35.

Re:Touch open call photo contest presented by Freie Universität Berlin and Kulturprojekte Berlin
Deadline: March 6, 2023

On the occasion of EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography 2023, professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit images exploring expanded surfaces of digital photographic images. Digital images on screens and smartphones play a significant role in our everyday social lives, media and networks, while being underestimated as photographic practices with a potential for critical agency and aesthetics.

CERF+ Get Ready Grants
Deadline: March 7, 2023

CERF+’s Get Ready Grants have awarded up to $500 to individual artists working in craft disciplines to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies.

Persea Books: The Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award
Deadline: March 7, 2023

The Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award competition is open to any poet who has previously published at least one full-length book of poems. The winner receives an advance of $2,000.00, publication of their collection by Persea.

McKnight Visiting Composer Residencies
Deadline: March 14, 2023

ACF will select two music creators for an artistic residency in Minnesota. Artists work with the ACF team to design and produce a residency that integrates with the Minnesota community in a unique way.

ACF believes in the power of music creators to be storytellers, connectors, or catalysts through their art. This program invites artists to respond to or reflect on the unique qualities of people and communities in our home state. Up to two residencies of $10,000 will be awarded.

McKnight Composer Fellowships
Deadline: March 14, 2023

The intent of the McKnight Composer Fellowship is to recognize and support Minnesota artists and culture bearers who are beyond early practice, have sustained experience in their discipline, and demonstrate exceptional accomplishment. Four fellowships of $25,000 in unrestricted funds will be awarded. Fellows also have an opportunity to attend an artist residency program coordinated by the Artist Communities Alliance within two years of the fellowship program. They will also receive consultation, time, and resources from ACF and Springboard for the Arts

ACF | create
Minnesota, or New York City
Deadline: March 14, 2023

ACF | create supports the creation and presentation of new works and is an evolution of the Jerome Fund for New Music (JFund), which started in 1979. Through this program, ACF has supported the creation of hundreds of new works. This program is for music creators who are in the early stages of their creative development and are vocational artists that are residents of Minnesota or the five boroughs of New York City and have been residents for at least one year prior to application or program participation. Five commissions totaling $11,000.00 are available: for each award $8,000.00 is designated for the music creator’s time to create the work, and $3,000.00 is designated to help with production and promotion support. 

Kala Fellowship Award
Berkeley, California
Deadline: March 15, 2023

This international award is open to artists producing innovative work in mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts. Selected artists will receive a $3,000 stipend and a studio residency at Kala Art Institute.

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program
Roswell, NM
Deadline: March 15, 2023

The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program’s interest is in strengthening the vitality of the visual art in New Mexico and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of contemporary art for over fifty years. Professional visual artists 21 years of age or older, involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, digital media and installation are invited to apply. A stipend of $1100 per month is offered by RAiR to each artist-in-residence.

National Endowment for the Arts: Creative Writing Fellowships
Deadline: March 28, 2023

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the criteria for review are the artistic excellence and artistic merit of the submitted manuscript. Through this program, the NEA seeks to sustain and nurture a diverse range of creative writers at various stages of their careers and to continue to expand the portfolio of American art.

USArtists International
Deadline: March 29, 2023

This grant program, run by Mid Atlantic Arts, supports in-person and virtual performances by American artists from across the US at engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces. The program provides up to $18,000 toward eligible expenses.

Martin House Creative Residency Program
Buffalo, NY
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is pleased to announce a call for applications to its newly established Creative Residency Program. The residency provides individuals from multiple disciplines a thought-provoking environment in which to produce new works of the imagination inspired by one of the great examples of 20th century architecture. Creative makers who are selected to participate will generally spend 2-4 weeks onsite. Residents are also expected to deliver a free public program, performance, exhibition, or other creative presentation in order to share their Martin House-inspired work with the larger public. Residents will receive a stipend of $5,000.

Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts & Letters
Spartanburg, SC
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Nine-month residency in Spartanburg, SC. One writer & one visual or performing artist will be selected to work together on a joint capstone project that will be presented at the end of the residency period. Fellows will be provided with an apartment, including utilities, & a monthly stipend of $900. Fellows will also travel in the Southeast to do research, & travel expenses will be covered. This residency will run from Sept 2023 to May 2024. 

The American Library in Paris
Paris, France
Deadline: April 1, 2023

The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship was created to nurture and sustain a heritage as old as the Library itself: deepening French-American understanding. The Visiting Fellowship offers writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue a creative project in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library. A $5,000 stipend will be paid before start of a Fellowship period. The award, to be spent at the discretion of the Fellow, is designed to cover travel to Paris, accommodation, and expenses associated with the month in Paris. In addition to the stipend, the Library will connect the fellow to resources and people in Paris that could be helpful to his or her project. Writers, researchers, and artists should apply.

Artis Residency Grants
Deadline: rolling

Residencies can be an important component of artistic process, offering opportunities to create new work, learn new skills, meet peers, and forge professional connections. Recognizing this, Artis provides support for artists and curators from Israel who have been accepted at major international residency programs. Residency grants are provided directly to the successful applicant in support of travel, program fees, production costs, or other needs associated with the residency. Given COVID-19 pandemic-related travel regulations, Artis now welcomes applications for residencies that are held in-person or virtually.

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.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: rolling basis

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $500 and $3,000 for experimental artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

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.

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.

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.

Awesome Foundation On the Water Grant
Deadline: rolling basis

This grant awards $1,000 per month to a water-focused project that brings creativity, culture, and inclusion to the water or provides a new way of thinking about the water. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world.

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