Artist Opportunities: March and April 2023

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 is now open!

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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. Awardees will receive grants of varying amounts up to $50,000 per project with additional professional advisory services and community-building opportunities.

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Momus & Forge: An International Indigenous Art Criticism Residency
Upstate New York
Deadline: March 5, 2023

Seminars, workshops, and other activities will be conducted by leading writers, artists, curators, and scholars belonging to Indigenous communities around the world. Their respective approaches to mentorship will bring together multiple forms of Indigenous writing and voicing, coalescing with complementing one another under Eshrāghi and Hopkins’s leadership. Participants in this residency will develop texts, share in community-based mentorship, and participate in professional development informed by the breadth of global Indigenous art criticism and cultural protocols.

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.

RHIZOMATICA #3 | The Glitch in the Crossroads
Deadline: March 6, 2023

An explicitly virtual, experimental, somatic-healing based performance lab co-led by Estrellx Supernova, june yuen ting, and Guest Instigators that centers the healing arts, choreographic excavation, and ritualistic cartographies. This cycle will dive more deeply into the realm of choreographic inquiry, divinatory performance, and ritual. Each session will include time for dialogue, movement, meditation, writing, and activation of somatic scores within public, virtual, and private domains. Guest Artists will come and pay the cohort a visit throughout the timeline of this experience to instigate further thought and deviations on the core theme.

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.

The Ora Lerman Charitable Trust
Deadline: March 10, 2023
Laceyville, PA

Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat offers visual artists, writers, composers, and instrumentalists a quiet country setting for three week residencies to focus on their creative endeavors. Spaces are available from mid-May to mid-September. Soaring Gardens has no fees, makes no demands, and there are no intrusions from the administration—only the studios, gardens, deer, other creatures, and time.

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. 

The CultureHub Residency
New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: March 15, 2023

Artists will receive one week of studio access with full technical support at CultureHub New York or Los Angeles to target specific areas of their project’s development and engage the CultureHub community around their work. CultureHub envisions a world where technology amplifies our humanity rather than diminishes it. They support artists who critically examine technology from a diverse array of mediums and creative perspectives.

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.

Lucas Artists Residency Program at the Montalvo Arts Center
Saratoga, CA
Deadline: March 17, 2023

The Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency (LAP) at Montalvo was designed especially for artists, consisting of ten unique live/work studios designed to accommodate many artistic practices including music, visual, literary and performing arts. Lucas Artists Fellows can access and utilize Montalvo’s many buildings and grounds, including a workshop for woodworking and an adjacent ceramics studio.The LAP is dedicated to providing artists with a flexible and expansive space in which to create, encouraging the creative process, risk-taking, collaboration, and cross-disciplinary investigation of contemporary themes.

Mirante Xique-Xique (MXX)
Bahia, Brazil
Deadline: March 22, 2023

Mirante Xique-Xique (MXX) is a place for research, production, immersion, and contact with nature. We promote careful and positive relationships with the community of Igatu and the National Park. The residency program is geared toward visual artists, curators, writers, architects, musicians, chefs, environmentalists, and scholars who are interested in living, creating or being immersed in the environment of the Chapada Diamantina.

NARS Foundation International Residency Program
Brooklyn, NY
Deadline: March 27

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation Artist in Residency Program supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies. The program is open to both International and US-Based artists, creating a shared space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time.

Project Mesquite: New Works Projects Grant
Tuscon, AZ
Deadline: March 28, 2023

The New Works Artist Project Grant seeks to support the depth and breadth of innovative new artwork created and produced in the City of Tucson and Pima County. The grant program supports individual artist projects that meet the highest standards of excellence across a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines and cultural expressions. Proposed projects must include the production of new artwork, an original and imaginative approach to content and form, and a public presentation of the work (virtual or in-person premieres are acceptable).  

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.

Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts: Artist in Residence Open Call
Omaha, NE
Deadline: March 31, 2023

The Bemis residency is a process-based experience–residents have the ability to research, experiment, and explore free from expectations. Bemis residents enjoy generous sized, private live/work studios and have 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces; the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000 square foot industrial workshop used for large-scale sculpture fabrication; and a Sound Studio for rehearsing and recording.U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $1,000 USD monthly stipend and an additional $750 USD travel stipend. Application fee: $40.

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. 

ARMSTRONG NOW Artist-in-Residence program
New York, NY
Deadline: April 1, 2023

The residency provides emerging artists with a platform to create new work inspired by the vast collection of artifacts and documents in the Armstrong Archives. Three artists will be awarded $10,000 and will create new multidisciplinary works incorporating music, dance, spoken word, and other visual or performing arts. The new works will be performed for the public at the Museum.

SVA Artist Residency Programs
New York, NY and Online
Deadline: April 1, 2023

Applications are now available for SVA’s Artist Residency Programs—on-campus in New York City and across online platforms, offering artists, designers and creative thinkers time, space and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction.

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.

Bayard Rustin Residency
New York, NY
Deadline: April 1, 2023

The Bayard Rustin Residency at Penington Friends House (PFH) is envisioned as an ongoing ladder to empowerment for Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) working to end Systemic Racism and to create a culture of anti-Racism and intersectional equality in the United States of America. It will provide up to one year of room and board to a person who demonstrates a strong project that addresses ending Systemic Racism. They will reside at the Penington Friends House located in New York City’s Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Wassaic Project Programs
Wassaic, NY
Deadline: April 3

2023-24 Winter Residency Program
Winter residents receive 24-hour access to an adaptable, semi-private, ~100 square-foot studio space in the historic Maxon Mills. Accommodations include a private bedroom in a shared house, complete with common spaces, 1–2 full bathrooms, and a kitchen (artists participating in our Family Residency will receive a private house).

2023-24 Programming Fellowship
Our Programming Fellow works alongside our Director of Artistic Programming on our exhibitions, artist residency program, summer and winter benefits, and public programming — including our annual Haunted Mill in October, summer block parties, and other seasonal events. Preference will be given to those with experience in exhibitions and/or programming and who have an artistic practice (visual or otherwise) of their own.

2023 Enterprise Production Fund
Deadline: April 4, 2023

Since its inception, the fund has distributed more than four and a half million dollars to mid-career filmmakers working on feature-length documentary projects taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process. Grants requested can go up to 100K.

Santa Fe Art Institute: 2024 Sovereignty Residency
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Deadline: April 9, 2023

SFAI supports the expression of differing perspectives regarding the role of the artist, creative practitioner, and culture bearer in shaping and being shaped by social and political conditions. As the US Supreme Court and other international political bodies in the world debate, restrict, and claim autonomy over the body, community, and the ability to self-govern, we seek proposals that articulate a response as a creative call to action and challenge imperial and colonial concepts of sovereignty that have laid claim to land and personhood.

SOMA Summer
Mexico City, Mexico
Deadline: April 9, 2023

An intensive three-week residency program in Mexico for artistic inquiry that welcomes a cohort of international artists, curators, critics, and art historians interested in collaborative pedagogical models. Each SOMA Summer is organized around a different theme that provides a compelling conceptual framework for research and creative work.

A Studio in the Woods: Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies
New Orleans, LA
Deadline: April 10, 2023

The call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental and cultural issues. A Studio in the Woods encourages artists to guide our collective response to this challenging issue while bringing wisdom, integrity, optimism, and even humor to intentional projects seeking transformation for our species and our planet. The 6-week residency includes a $3000 stipend and a $2000 supply budget

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR)
Cherry Grove, New York
Deadline: April 13, 2023

This residency exclusively for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex, two-spirit or queer, is accepting applications for its summer program. Artists will share a live/work space for four-weeks in the secluded beach community of Cherry Grove, NY, an historic LGBTQ settlement. Application fee: $40.

Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants
Deadline: April 18, 2023

The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants (AWAW EAG) will distribute a total of $300,000 in funding—up to $20,000 per project—to support environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories.

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication
Deadline: April 19, 2023

Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. Competitive submissions embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

MAD Museum: Burke Prize
Deadline: April 28, 2023

The Burke Prize is a biannual contemporary art prize for a new generation of artists working in a world of expanded media with a foundation in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood. Selected by a diverse and distinguished jury of curators, artists, and scholars through an open-call application process, the Burke Prize winner receives an unrestricted award of $50,000. One Burke Prize artist will also be selected for the biannual Burke Residency at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. 

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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