Artist Opportunities: April and May 2023

Are you on the hunt for residencies, grants, or awards to further your creative career dreams? We’ve got your back. Current listings include the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize—a $25,000 award for the best poetry book published in the U.S. last year. There are Latinx Project grants specifically for curators, scholars, and artists. And the PLAYA residencies are perfect for scientists and artists whose work promotes dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world. Don’t stop there, though. Scroll down to explore many more opportunities below!

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.

Shandaken: Storm King Residency
New Windsor, NY
Deadline: April 6, 2023

Residencies are meant to facilitate experimentation, process, research, or production by providing space and time for residents to do as they wish—but residents are asked to bring or buy their own materials. Past residents have included visual artists, writers, curators, activists, dancers, historians, and more. Fee: $25.

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

KODA Social Practice Residency
New York, NY
Deadline: April 10, 2023

KODA offers an artist residency program for two mid-career, female-identifying and/or non-binary artists who create conceptual and socially engaged work. The program is placed under the theme of Borders + Boundaries. 

Bethany Arts Community
Ossining, NY

Young Artist Residency
Deadline: April 11, 2023
This residency is designed to offer a creative home to emerging artists from 21-30 years old as they transition and deepen their professional careers and artistic practice. Young Artist Residents will be in a community of artists and culture workers from a broad range of disciplines, including our Fall Multidisciplinary residents, local studio artists, BAC staff and board members, those presenting programs on campus and more.

Multidisciplinary Residency
Deadline: April 26, 2023
BAC offers residencies to emerging and established artists for the development of both new works and works-in-progress. BAC welcomes artists working across any discipline and medium, including visual artists, sculptors, writers, playwrights, choreographers, musicians, composers, performance artists, filmmakers, and more to our Fall Multidisciplinary Residency. Any and all artistic mediums are encouraged to apply. 

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.

The Latinx Project
New York, NY
Deadline: April 15, 2023

Curatorial Projects
TLP accepts exhibition proposals from curators, scholars, & artists to develop an exhibition exploring issues of relevance to our evolving community. In honor of next year’s 5th year anniversary celebration of our founding, we are especially interested in projects that explore the past and present futures of Latinx art.

Artist in Residence
TLP Artist in Residence is invited to be part of the NYU academic community for 4-6 months. AIRs have a unique opportunity to shape the contemporary/historic dialogue surrounding Latinx Art & Culture. In addition, our AIR receives invaluable resources toward creating a solo/group presentation at NYU.

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Otis, OR
Deadline: April 15, 2023

Sitka residencies provide time and space for self-paced work and reflection in an inspiring natural setting. Residents from a broad range of art, writing, performance and science-based practices come to Sitka to create and explore away from the familiar contexts and constraints of daily routines, and free from external expectations. Fee: $30.

Locust Projects
Miami, FL

WaveMaker Grants
Deadline: April 15, 2023

Miami’s longest running nonprofit alternative art space, Locust Projects makes art happen by supporting artists with opportunities and resources—like WaveMaker incubator grants. Grantees receive up to $6,000 each in three categories: New Work / Projects, Long-Haul Projects, and Research & Development + Implementation. In the spirit of Locust Projects’ artist-driven mission, WaveMakers experiment and take risks, creating innovative work that is shared with the public in unconventional spaces.

LAB MFA – Summer Residency

Deadline: April 16, 2023

Locust Projects invites graduate-level artists to submit project proposals for the LAB MFA: R+D Mobile Studio program. This year’s residency and exhibition opportunity focuses on art and social practice offering current MFA students across disciplines the time, space and resources to be in residence for up to 4 weeks as part of the ongoing R+D Mobile Studio series.  The goal of the residency is to allow for experimentation that creates a jumping off point for staging performances, convenings, artist activations, or happenings working with the available spaces in our new home. 

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan’s Artist-in-Residence Program
New York, NY

Deadline: April 16, 2023

This residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines across New York City. For four months the artists-in-residence will be given a studio in the Quinn Emanuel New York office to support their existing practice or a new project as appropriate. At the end of the residency an exhibition will be held to display the works of the artist and at least one work will be incorporated into the permanent collection.

Abrons Arts Center Parent Artist AIRspace Residency
New York, NY
Deadline: April 16, 2023 

The residency annually provides support for one parent artist working in the visual arts, music, curatorial practice, and/or literary arts. It will provide studio space, an artist fee, a child care stipend, and opportunities for intergenerational engagement.

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.

Abrons Arts Center
Visual Art AIRspace Residency
New York, NY
Deadline: April 23, 2023

Abrons Arts Center’s Visual Artist AIRspace Residency annually supports 4 New York City-based visual artists. Residents receive an artist fee and a semi-private studio for nine months at Abrons Arts Center. Throughout the residency cycle, studio visits are arranged with critics, curators, artists and other arts professionals to foster critical and professional development. The residency period will culminate in a group exhibition at Artists Alliance Inc (AAI)/Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space.

Curatorial AIRspace Residency
New York, NY
Deadline: April 23, 2023

Abrons Arts Center’s Curatorial AIRspace Residency, presented in partnership with Artists Alliance Inc (AAI), will provide one New York City based curator or curatorial collaborative with an honorarium, production budget, materials budget, and office space to support the curation of 2 exhibitions.

National Academy of Design Abbey Mural Prize
Deadline: April 23, 2023

Artists, architects, designers, arts and community-based organizations, and other nonprofits can apply for grants ranging from $10,000 to $40,000 to create or restore public murals in the US.

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. 

Cleveland Arts Prize
Deadline: May 1, 2023

Cleveland Arts Prize promotes creativity in Northeast Ohio by honoring artists for artistic excellence and recognizes community leaders who help regional arts flourish. Five unrestricted $10,000 prizes are awarded to applicants in the disciplines of Music, Visual Arts, Literature, Theatre/Dance, and Design. Applicants must currently or have previously lived or worked in Northeast Ohio.

Lillstreet Art Center Artist-in-Residence
Chicago, IL
Deadline: May 1, 2023

Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. Available Artist-in-Residence programs: Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Printmaking and Bookarts, Textiles. Fee: $20.00.

BRIClab Residency
Brooklyn, NY
Deadline: May 8, 2023

A multi-disciplinary residency program created to advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers, BRIClab offers emerging to mid-career artists essential support and opportunities to share their work. All residents receive a $2,500 stipend, mentorship, skills-based learning and professional development, and documentation of their work. The program’s four tracks are Contemporary Art, Film + TV, Performing Arts, and Video Art.

The Tournesol Award
San Francisco Bay Area
Deadline: May 8, 2023

The award recognizes an emerging Bay Area painter in support of establishing and maintaining a career in the region. The Award supports a full year of artistic development, and includes a $10,000 stipend, a private studio, and a culminating exhibition or project of the artist’s choice.

Velvetpark LGBTQ+ Visual Artists Residency
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Deadline: May 12, 2023

Artists at any point of their career are welcome to apply. A six-month workspace will be awarded to the resident to develop and complete a body of work. 

Academy of American Poets
Deadline: May 15, 2023

Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
This $25,000 award recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous calendar year. The prize includes a ten-day residency at Glen Hollow in Naples, New York, and distribution of the winning book to hundreds of Academy of American Poets members.

James Laughlin Award
This award recognizes and supports a second book of poetry forthcoming in the next calendar year. The winning poet receives a prize of $5,000, an all-expenses-paid weeklong residency at The Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, and distribution of the winning book to approximately 1,000 Academy of American Poets members.

Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2023

This annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,500 cash award and invitation to an awards dinner; a second place cash prize of $750; and a third place cash prize of $500. The winning stories will be published in the fall print issue of Philadelphia Stories. Writers from underrepresented groups and backgrounds are especially encouraged to submit work. Fee: $15.

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2023

Open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. The winning story, essay, and poems will be published in the Winter 2023-24 issue of Ploughshares. Fee: $24 (free for subscribers to Ploughshares).

Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence
Upperville, VA
Deadline: May 31, 2023

The fellowship is awarded to an outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. It is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2 – 5 week stay at Oak Spring. While at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, the Fellow will be able to meet with staff, explore our 700-acre landscape and our efforts in sustainable land management, and visit our rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art. 

PLAYA Residency
Summer Lake, OR
Deadline: May 31, 2023

PLAYA’s residencies are open to the global community of scientists and artists whose work promotes dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world. Naturalists, biologists, musicians, designers, sustainability leaders, social practitioners, musicians, visual artists, writers and performing artists are encouraged to apply. PLAYA welcomes applications from both emerging and seasoned professionals. Fee: $40.

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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