Artist Opportunities: June and July 2023

The summer brings warm days and new opportunities for artists in the form of grants, residencies, and more! Enjoy the sun while honoring your practice — from jazz tours, to residencies in the Catskills, to funding for filmmakers, there’s something for everyone this season.

WORTHLESSSTUDIOS Artist in Residence

WORTHLESSSTUDIOS Artist in Residence
Brooklyn, NY
Deadline: June 7, 2023

WORTHLESSSTUDIOS is excited to launch its Artist in Residence program running from September to December 2023. The residency will be production focused, supporting underserved sculptors and installation artists at pivotal moments in their careers. Over the past three years, WORTHLESSSTUDIOS has provided mission-driven opportunities for artists through their open calls for FREE FILM : NYC, the Plywood Protection Project, and 1-800 Happy Birthday.

This residency will expand on their comprehensive approach to helping artists realize their creative visions while ensuring they have resources to advance their skills and careers. This program will provide support for artists working in sculpture and installation to advance their fabrication and production processes while making a specific artwork. The first cohort will be welcomed to WORTHLESSSTUDIOS’ new 10,000 square-foot facility at 7 Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn. The residency aspires to include Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIAP+, women, nonbinary, and disabled artists, to fulfill the urgent need for fabrication tools, financial support, technical assistance, and space that so many underrepresented artists seek.

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Cutty Hunk Island Artists’ Residency
Deadline: June 1, 2023

CIAR’s Fall Residency Program offers visual artists focused time and a uniquely supportive natural and human environment to develop their work. On a small island off the coast of Massachusetts, CIAR will host a group of twelve artists to use the island itself as their studio. 

ToftH School Cohort III
Deadline: June 1, 2023

ToftH School is designed to bring into existence a new practice located at the intersection of philosophical (conceptual) research, art practice, and technology. Admitted candidates are expected to live in the San Francisco Bay Area throughout the duration of the program, which is free to attend and comes with need-based assistance in the form of stipend funds (up to $50,000). 

Catskills Creative Residency for Playwrights
Deadline: June 1, 2023

The Catskills Creative Residency invites two playwrights for a fully funded week-long stay in the Sullivan County Catskills of upstate New York. The residency includes accommodations in a lovely two-bedroom home in Livingston Manor. Each playwright receives a $200 travel and food stipend. Playwrights collaborate with director Eugenia Manwelyan and Catskills-based actors to workshop their plays. The residency culminates in a works-in-progress performance at the historic Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg.

Deadline: June 1, 2023

Located in the heart of Savannah’s Starland District at ARTS Southeast’s flagship project, Sulfur Studios, the ON::VIEW Artist Residency provides a free, high visibility studio space for an artist to complete a new project, to continue an in-progress endeavor, or to conduct research exploring conceptual, material, performative, and social practices.The Residency supports artists from across the globe, working in all media.

Touchstone Gallery People and The Planet Open Call
Deadline: June 4, 2023

This international open call invites visual artists working in any medium to think about how humans interact with the earth and all of its inhabitants. Artists are encouraged to submit pieces that explore environmental & social issues, climate change, natural materials & resources, Indigenous perspectives, changing landscapes, connections to the land, and more. Works must be original and completed within the past five years. Fee: $35.

Headlands Center for the Arts
Deadline: June 5, 2023

The Chamberlain Award
This fully sponsored artist residency and $10,000 prize will support an artist working in the social practice discipline. The award supports artists employing non-traditional media to creatively engage with social concerns of the day. 

The Chiaro Award
This fully sponsored artist residency and $15,000 prize will support a mid-career painter residing in the United States. The residency includes a private studio, and inclusion in a dynamic network of Headlands’ creative practitioners and thinkers.

NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant
New York
Deadline: June 6, 2023

The program will distribute $1,000 to New York State artists with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. The grant is open to visual, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary artists. 

Firelight Media William Greaves Research and Development Fund 
Deadline: June 6, 2023

The Fund provides up to $40,000 to mid-career nonfiction filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities in the U.S, and in Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia, with a particular interest in those who identify as being of Indigenous and/or of African descent.

Prospect Art Open Call for Curators
Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: June 10, 2023

Prospect Art is currently searching for a Los Angeles-based curator to join their team and contribute to their BROADCAST arm of programming. This role involves showcasing media-based artists throughout the year. They welcome applications from curators at any stage of their career. 

Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Design
Deadline: June 12, 2023

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant designers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in design. Eligible categories include digital, graphic, product, and social design.

Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia Working Artist Project
Atlanta, GA
Deadline: June 14, 2023

This year-long fellowship from MOCA GA champions established visual artists of merit who reside in the Atlanta region. Three fellows receive a solo exhibition, promotion, a studio apprentice, a full-color catalog, and a $15,000 stipend to create work over the course of the year. Applicants must both currently live in, and have studio space in the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale, and remain an Atlanta-based artist for the length of the grant period, until the exhibition’s end.

New York Foundation for the Arts JGS Fellowship for Photography
New York
Deadline: June 14, 2023

The Fellowship is a $7,000 cash grant open to New York State photography artists living and working outside of New York City. The Fellowship is awarded to five artists working in traditional and experimental photography or any form in which photographic techniques are pivotal. 

Vilnius Academy of Arts, SODAS 2123, and the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association Symposium
Deadline: June 15, 2023

The Symposium is looking for contributors for the artistic and research-based gathering “Walking is Still Honest: About Being and Moving Together.” The call is open to artists, urban planners, art historians, cultural historians, philosophers, historians, sociologists, neuroscientists and other researchers who are interested in the act of walking, its various forms and cultural meanings, and the history, present and future of walking.

Stove Works Residency
Deadline: June 15, 2023

This residency invites eight artists to live and work for one to three months at a time in Chattanooga, TN. Six of the studios are designed to accommodate artists who require significant space in their practice, while the remaining two accommodate non-object based practices, i.e. writers, curators, and academics. Fee: $20-$30.

Mophradat Self Organizations Open Call
Deadline: June 15, 2023

The program supports projects in which arts practitioners take the initiative and join forces to define a mutual resource or interest that’s important for their work, and propose how to share or develop it. Informal groups or collectives across three different categories are supported: informal co-ops, topical assemblies, and ideas that haven’t yet been considered but fall under the notion of self-organization and working together. Priority will be given to proposals taking place within the Arab world.

South Arts Jazz Road Tours
Deadline: June 15, 2023

Jazz Road Tours offer grants of up to $15,000 to develop jazz tours into communities across the country. The program supports small, three-to-six site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre. Eligible artists are professional jazz artists, working solo or with a composer-led or collective jazz ensemble which consists of two to ten musicians.

Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation: Art Works
Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: June 16, 2023

Art Works accepts applications from local cultural nonprofit (or fiscally sponsored) organizations with annual operating budgets between $250,000 and $5 million as well as individual artists with a commitment to incorporating community perspectives into their work. Individual artists will each receive $50,00 over two years. Organization awards will range from $75,000-$150,000 over two years and can be used to support any aspect of an organization’s mission.

SaveArtSpace This Place Meant Open Call
Deadline: June 19, 2023

Curated by Sadaf Padder, applicants receive the chance to display their art on a billboard in New York City. This open call is for third-culture applicants, for descendants of mass displacement who are tapping into the spiritual realm by connecting with natural elements, found objects, and plant-human hybridity to establish a sense of belonging and home. Artists of all ages and talents are encouraged to submit their work. Fee: $10 donation.

Springboard for the Arts Rural Regenerator Fellowship
Upper Midwest
Deadline: June 20, 2023

This Fellowship brings together individual artists, makers, grassroots organizers, community development workers, public sector workers, and other rural change- makers who are committed to advancing the role of art, culture, and creativity in rural development and community building. Fellows participate in two years of peer learning and exchange, and receive an unrestricted $10,000 stipend. Applicants must live, work, or have a strong connection to a rural community. Open to Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, and/or the Native Nations that share those geographies

Filmed by Bike BIPOC Filmmaker Grant
Deadline: June 20, 2023

This grant provides $1,500 individual prizes to Black, Indigenous, and all people of color who are emerging filmmakers. Projects must have a strong central theme of bicycles, and final films should be 25 minutes or shorter.

Innovate Grant
Deadline: June 22, 2023

This grant supports one visual artist and one photographer each with a $1,800 grant. Visual artists and photographers 18 years and older from all around the world are eligible to apply, and all media and genres are accepted. Fee: $35-$50.

Artist Trust Grants for Artists’ Progress (GAP)
Friday, June 23, 2023 

Grants for Artists’ Progress (GAP), are unrestricted project-based grants of $1,500 for artists working in all disciplines across Washington State. This year, the grant will support artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) residing in King County, and artists of all backgrounds residing outside King County. Artist Trust will award 65 GAPs to be distributed in six regions across Washington State: East, North Central, Puget Sound, South Central, West, and King County. 

CUE Open Call for Solo Exhibitions & Curatorial Projects
Deadline: June 30, 2023

CUE’s annual open call provides emerging and underrepresented artists and curators the opportunity and necessary resources to realize an exhibition at CUE’s storefront gallery space on West 25th Street in Manhattan, New York City. Fee: $10.

Laura Patricia Calle Grant
Deadline: June 30, 2023

This grant invites artists and art collectives to present proposals for a mural to be painted in the Metro Atlanta region. The mural should inform and promote awareness on the subject(s) of: Social Equality, Feminism, Immigrants’ Rights, LGBTQIA+ Rights, and Cultural Diversity.

The Ryan Hudak LGBTQ+ Playwright Award
New York
Deadline: June 30 at 5PM ET.

This $10,000 cash grant will support one New York State-based playwright who self-identifies as LGBTQ+. The application is open to New York State playwrights, including those who live within the five boroughs of New York City.

RedLine Contemporary Art Center INSITE Fund
Denver Metro and Front Range, Colorado
Deadline: June 30, 2023

The INSITE Fund awards grants of up to $10,000 to public facing visual arts projects that take place beyond the studio, museum, art center, or traditional gallery setting. The Fund specifically seeks to support projects that expand the public’s understanding of the visual arts, and to make visible the often unseen and under-supported artistic activity while engaging communities around the work.

Deadline: June 30, 2023
The Circ Artist Grant provides unrestricted funding to artists with a demonstrated commitment to their art. Two artists per grant cycle are awarded $1000 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.

Niels Bohr Institute Arts & Science Residency
Deadline: July 1, 2023

The Strong team at the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) is a research group working on gravity, black holes, and gravitational waves. They are inviting proposals for artist residencies of up to three months that engage the science of the Strong group. Projects can take various forms such as literary works, performances, and art works or installations that explore the field of black holes, gravitational waves, and the notion of time.

Portland Art Museum’s Center for an Untold Tomorrow Sustainability Labs Program
Deadline: July 1, 2023

PAM CUT’s program provides five mid-career storytellers working in various mediums with bespoke support on business plans, project and personal financial planning, creative brand expansion, growth opportunities, and small group sessions on mental health, balance, and personal sustainability. Artists receive a $3,000 stipend and travel and lodging in Portland during one week in October. Preference will be given to mid-career artists, storytellers, and creative producers who have completed at least one significant project in at least two disciplines or mediums. Fee: $35.

Sista Creatives Rising Art & Mind: I Know Who I Am! Open Call
Deadline: July 1, 2023. 

This open call is for a virtual event that will take place on October 5th, 2023 showcasing artists that find solace and healing in art. Five artists, national and international, will be chosen for their narrative videos and artworks discussing their experiences around race, gender, disability, sexuality and more. All five artists selected will be compensated a total of $200 each. Any medium is accepted, and the call encourages disabled and/or queer BIWOC and femmes of color to apply.

Prospect Art Open Call for Visual Artists
Deadline: July 3, 2023

Prospect Art invites visual artists globally to submit their work for review in their ONE WORK and NEW WORK programs. The NEW WORK program offers a $1,000 project grant, while ONE WORK is a monthly publication program that showcases an artist’s work. Fee: $10.

The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency
Deadline: July 8, 2023

Fully-funded fellowships at MASS MoCA are available for two or four-week residencies, including General Fellowships and fellowships for Black or Indigenous Artists, Massachusetts Artists, Oregon Visual Artists, and Puerto Rico Artists. The opportunity is open to national and international artists, and it is free to apply. Selected artists receive private studio space, housing, access to workshops, member benefits, and more. 

Mophradat Orbitals Open Call
Deadline: July 10, 2023

This open call will take four curators and arts researchers to Dakar, Senegal to learn about the city’s artistic context and share their knowledge with their communities. During the one-week guided research trip, the participants, along with members of Mophradat’s team, will meet and share experiences with peers from the art scenes they are visiting. Mophradat will provide flights, travel insurance, accommodation and per diems, and reimburse visa costs. Applicants must be from or living in the Arab world. 

QUEER | ART Illuminations Grant 
Deadline: July 12, 2023

This annual $10,000 grant will support Black trans women visual artists, drawing attention to an existing body of work. Four finalists will also receive a $1,250 award. Winning artists will receive additional professional development resources and further guidance to bolster their creative development in the field.

USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry Art Valley Program Open Call
Deadline: July 14, 2023

The USC-SJTU ICCI of Shanghai Jiao Tong University will accept five international artists and scholars who create art based on comprehensive media materials. From November 1 to December 15, 2023, selected visiting artists will hold exhibitions at  art museums in downtown Shanghai, virtual space, and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University History Museum, giving artists the opportunities to collaborate with art experts and build close relationships within the art education community in Shanghai. Applicants can be at all career stages and artwork can be in many genres including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, interdisciplinary, and architecture. 

Loghaven Artist Residency
Deadline: July 15, 2023

Loghaven invites artists working in architecture, dance, music composition, theater, visual arts, writing, and interdisciplinary practices to apply for residencies occurring in 2024 and 2025. Both emerging and established architects are encouraged to submit applications. Loghaven provides all resident artists with a living stipend of $850 per week in addition to travel and freight reimbursement.

Art For Change Prize 2023
Deadline: July 17,  2023

This free-to-enter prize is an international art initiative from M&C Saatchi Group and Saatchi Gallery. This year’s prize asks emerging artists to creatively respond to the theme of Regeneration. A total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six winners, and winning artists will be able to exhibit their work at Saatchi Gallery in London. Entry is open to emerging artists based in: UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, Australia, Middle East & Africa. A winner from each location will be decided by the judging panel before a grand jury selects the overall winner.

Huntington Arts Council Community Impact Micro Grants
New York
Deadline: July 28, 2023

Community Impact Micro Grants provide $1,000 in funding to non-profit organizations or individual artists for arts & cultural projects and activities that enable Nassau and Suffolk communities to experience and engage with the performing, literary, media, and visual arts on a bimonthly basis. 

Boynes Artist Award
Deadline: July 30, 2023

The 9th Edition of this award will accept artists of all career stages, experiences, and backgrounds within the categories of Emerging Artist, Young Artist, and Professional Artist. Winning artists have access to a $3,500 cash prize pool, $250 in art supplies, the creation of a professional artist website, publication, newsletter features, and long-term support and guidance from the Boynes Artist Award team. Fee: $25-$35.

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