Artist Opportunities: September and October 2023

As summer comes to an end, welcome the fall with new opportunities for artists in the form of grants, residencies, and more. The beginning of sweater weather is the perfect time to focus on your practice by applying for an artists and writers’ program in Antartica, documentary film grants, and fellowships for emerging artists. 

Foundwork artist Junghun Kim pictured with A one time breathing is a world, 2022. Photo by Steven Maybury.

2023 Foundwork Artist Prize: International Open Call
Deadline: September 26, 2023 at 5PM PT
Prize: Unrestricted $10,000 grant

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practice by emerging and mid-career artists working in any media. The 2023 honoree will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with each of this year’s distinguished jurors. In addition, the honoree and three shortlisted artists will be invited for interviews as part of the Foundwork Dialogues program to further public engagement with their practices. 

The jury for the 2023 Foundwork Artist Prize includes esteemed curators, gallerists, and artists: Alex Gartenfeld, Artistic Director, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Miami; Davida Nemeroff, Founder, Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Shinique Smith, Multidisciplinary Artist, Los Angeles; Emiliano Valdés, Chief Curator, Medellín Museum of Modern Art, Medellín; and Nicola Vassell, Founder, Nicola Vassell Gallery, New York. 

The Foundwork Artist Prize is open to artists residing anywhere in the world with limited exceptions, and the deadline to register is 5:00 pm PT, September 26. Artists should see the FAQ and Prize Rules posted on the Foundwork website for instructions and terms that apply to this year’s award.

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Storyknife Writers Retreat: 2024 Residency Applications
Deadline: August 31, 2023

Storyknife provides women with the time and space to explore their craft without distraction. Residencies at Storyknife in Homer, Alaska, are either for two or four weeks, with food and lodging covered during the period of their residency. Travel to and from Homer, Alaska, is the responsibility of the resident. Applicants must be woman-identified, 21 years or older, and applying as an individual artist. Fee: $40.

Willapa Bay AiR: 2024 Residencies
Deadline: August 31, 2023

Situated on 20 acres in coastal southwest Washington state, Willapa Bay AiR offers month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, filmmakers, writers, playwrights, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. The Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month from April 1 through October 28 of the year. Fee: $30.

Bryn Du’s Artist in Residence Program
Deadline: August 31, 2023

The focus of this residency is to enhance local awareness and engagement in the arts by introducing new and varied artists to the Granville community throughout the calendar year. The residency is open nationwide for artists of all disciplines to apply including but not limited to those in the fields of visual arts, literature, music, theater, fashion, dance, storytelling and audiovisual studies. Stipends include $2000 for an 8 week residency and $3000 for a 12 week residency. Fee: $15.

Corning Museum of Glass BIPOC Residency
Deadline: August 31, 2023

The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) Residency allows artists to spend a month at The Corning Museum Studio exploring new directions in glassmaking or expanding on their current bodies of work while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum.

Polar STEAM Open Call: Antarctic Artists & Writers Program
Deadline: August 31, 2023

This program facilitates deployments to the Antarctic for creative practitioners within the arts and humanities. Collaborations between polar researchers and artists & writers help increase the public’s understanding of and appreciation for human and scientific endeavors in Antarctica through the resulting works.

The Gotham and HBO Documentary Films Documentary Development Initiative
Deadline: August 31, 2023

This  program seeks to provide resources to develop thought-provoking, character-driven ideas for documentary films and limited series from storytellers who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or storytellers with disabilities.

Breck Creek Artist-in-Residence Program
Deadline: September 1, 2023

Open to regional and national artists of all disciplines, Artists-in-Residence spend 2-4 months in a live/work studio in cozy downtown Breckenridge, Colorado. Artists receive a biweekly stipend of $600.

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency
Deadline: September 1, 2023

The Center awards up to seventy juried residencies per year to established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and the world. Residencies are available for 2 to 8 weeks. Each resident receives a $175 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio. Fee: $35

The National Arts Club Artist Fellowship Program
Deadline: September 1, 2023

This fellowship provides established professional artists with a year-long full membership to the historic National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, New York. The chosen Artist Fellows can be working in any one (or more) disciplines: Archeology, Architecture, Art and Technology, Culinary Arts, Dance, Decorative Arts, Fashion, Film, Fine Arts, Literature, Music, Photography, and Theater.

Bloedel Reserve Creative Residency
Deadline: September 1, 2023

This residency provides artists in Visual Arts, Performance, Film & Composition, Poetry, Prose Fiction and Nonfiction, and Research & Design with a three-week stay in a well-appointed home on Bainbridge Island, WA, with unlimited access to the Reserve’s 140 acres of sculpted gardens, forests, meadows, and wildlife habitats.The fellowship is supported by a $2,000 stipend.

Corsicana Artist & Writer Residency
Deadline: September 1, 2023

This Residency takes place fifty miles south of Dallas, Texas in the historic downtown of Corsicana, and provides both artists and writers with two-months of fully-funded accommodations in live-work studio residencies. Fee: $30

Lower East Side Printshop Keyhold Residency
Deadline: September 1, 2023

This Residency 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.

SaveArtSpace and Art at a Time Like This (ATLT) Open Call
Deadline: September 1, 2023

The Houston, TX edition of 8X5, a nationwide public art campaign named for the size of an average prison cell, is looking for up to ten Houston artists to submit artworks to be displayed on billboards, kiosks and digital trucks at important sites throughout the city. Artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply.

All About Photo Call for Entries: Shapes
Deadline: September 5, 2023

Submit your best photographs within the theme “shapes.” Winners will receive $1,000 in cash, and their winning image(s) or full portfolio will be published in AAP Magazine Vol.34.

The Golden Foundation Residency Program
Deadline: September 6, 2023

This Residency is for artists working in paint and is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring a wide array of materials and technologies available today, such as waterborne materials, oil paint technology, and PanPastel. Fee: $30.

Joyce Foundation 2024 Joyce Awards
Deadline to register: September 6, 2023

This award supports an artist and organization in the creation and production of a new work developed with communities in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and/or Minneapolis-St. Paul. Organizations can receive $100,000 (including a $30,000 artist stipend.) New applicants must register by September 6, with applications due September 11, 2023.

Print Center New York Open Call: New Voices 2024
Deadline: September 8, 2023

A cohort of six to eight U.S.–based artists will present their work and develop their practices through a group exhibition, artist-led public programming, focused conversation and community-building.

Gulf Coast Magazine: Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
Extended deadline: September 8, 2023

This prize seeks to bring exposure to writers who are dealing with the spirit of the age and are unafraid to ask difficult questions in critical art writing. The winning essay will receive $3,000 dollars and publication in GC’s print journal. Two runners up will receive $1,000 each. 

MacDowell Residency
Deadline: September 10, 2023

This spring and summer residency offers a studio, accommodations, and three meals a day for up to six weeks. There are no residency fees, and financial assistance is offered to reimburse the costs of travel, rent, lost income, and childcare. The residency is open to artists of all backgrounds and all countries in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theater, and visual arts.  

LMCC Manhattan Arts Grants
Deadline: September 12, 2023

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Creative Engagement, Creative Learning and UMEZ Arts Engagement programs provide technical support to applicants and awards of up to $16,000 to enable hundreds of arts projects in all disciplines, serving communities in New York City from Inwood to The Battery.

Princeton Arts Fellowship
Deadline: September 12, 2023

This fellowship is awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors and performance artists who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community. A $90,000 a year stipend is provided. The current application cycle is open to applicants in Writing, Theater, and Visual Arts.

Ox-Bow Residence Evil
Deadline: September 13, 2023

Since 2019 Ox-Bow has produced Halloween events open to the public and for all ages. Artists, or “creeps-in-residence,” will participate in a residency in preparation for Ox-Bow Goes to Hell 2022, producing at least one of many creepy, beautiful, and bizarre scenes for the weekend of October 28th and 29th.

OneBeat Open Call
Deadline: September 15, 2023

OneBeat is accepting applications for two month-long U.S.-based music exchanges scheduled for the spring and fall of 2024 open to musicians and sonic artists ages 19-35. Accepting 50 musicians from up to 54 eligible countries and territories,  OneBeat Fellows will spend approximately one month in an intensive residency which offers a chance for artists to write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement.

Monson Arts Winter Residencies 2024
Deadline: September 15, 2023

This residency supports emerging and established artists and writers with 2-week and 4-week programs throughout the year. Each cohort of five visual artists and five writers are invited to immerse themselves in small town life at the edge of Maine’s North Woods and focus intensely on their work within a creative and inspiring environment. They receive a private studio, private bedroom in shared housing, all meals, and $1,000 stipend for 4-week programs or $500 for 2-week programs.

Women’s Studies Quarterly Call for Papers
Deadline: September 15, 2023 

This peer-reviewed journal is open to interdisciplinary submissions that explore the literary, theoretical, and cultural lifeworlds created by and about unbearable being(s) for an issue published in the fall of 2024.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency
Deadline: September 15, 2023

This residency provides time and space for national and international writers, visual artists, and composers of talent and promise to reside in either Mt. San Angelo in Amherst, Virginia or the Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France lasting anywhere from a week to two months. Fee: $30

Hambidge Center Residency
Deadline: September 15, 2023

In the mountains of north Georgia, each resident is given their own private studio which provides work and living space with a bathroom and full kitchen. Residencies span from two to eight weeks. Disciplines include: Arts & Culture Administration, Ceramics, Culinary Arts, Dance, Music, Science, Visual Arts, Writing, and Multidisciplinary practices. Fee: $30.

Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2024 Lab Artists Program
Chicagoland Region
Deadline: September 18, 2023 at 5PM CT

This program provides chosen candidates with a $25K grant and a year of tailored support. The selection process prioritizes dancemakers recognized have been historically underrepresented in the program: Indigenous, Immigrant, Trans and Non-Binary, Parent/Caregiver, and Disabled Artists. Applicants must be age 21+, not enrolled in a degree program, and living in the Chicagoland region which expands from southern Wisconsin to western Indiana.

Prospect Art Open Call
Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: September 24, 2023

Open to Los Angeles-based visual artists, selected artists will participate in Prospect Art’s NEW WORK series. Selected candidates receive a $1,500 project grant.

National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Deadline for preliminary application: September 27, 2023

This grant provides funds for creation and U.S. touring of new, artist-led, ensemble, devised projects. These grants are awarded to ten projects annually, and ensembles must have nonprofit status.

Dry Tortuga National Park Artist in Residence Program
Deadline: September 29, 2023

This one- month artist residency and $4,000 stipend is open to artists across all disciplines and takes place in a historic lighthouse keepers house on Loggerhead Key, an islet in the Florida Keys.

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Open Calls
Deadline: September 29, 2023

EFA Project Space 2024-2025 Exhibitions Open Call

EFA is interested in exhibitions, community engagements, and public programming that celebrate personal narratives, memories, traditions, and ceremonies under the theme “Folklore”. The selected candidates will be awarded an honorarium, production budget, materials budget, programming and logistical support to organize a six-week-long exhibition at EFA Project Space.

EFA Project Space 2024 Projects Open Call

EFA is accepting project proposals that are based on group gatherings and offer a bi-weekly thematic structure for its participants. EFA Project Space will provide a venue and will allow continuous gatherings in it throughout a three month period in 2024. Projects can include thematic conversations, poetry readings, music, movement and dance exercises, activism, and various workshops under the theme “Folklore.”

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park May 2024 Artist in Residence Program
Deadline: September 30, 2023

Opening September 1, The National Parks Arts Foundation invites artists in all artistic media to join their 2024 artist-in-residency programs at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, which offers a $4,000 stipend, housing, and artist events.

True/ False Film Fest Artist Residency Program
Columbia, Missouri
Deadline: September 30, 2023

True/False is seeking original large-scale installations, projections, and performance works that have the flexibility to be modified to function in a variety of locations and unconventional venues within the theme “The Human Paradox.” Aimed at emerging and mid-career artists, this five-week virtual residency will culminate in an in-person exhibition of work at the 2024 True/False Film Festival.

Eyebeam Fellowship Open Call
Deadline: October 1, 2023

This open call invites artists working within tech that focuses on decolonization, reframing history, language, care, the digital divide, and the future of tech to participate in a six-month program. Selected artists receive a $20,000 stipend.

Monument Lab Re:Generation Initiative
Deadline: October 2, 2023

Monument Lab’s Re:Generation supports teams of two or more individuals working together to create a new or expand an existing public-facing project. Each selected Re:Generation team will receive a total of $100,000 in unrestricted funding towards their commemorative campaign or project.

BigCi Environmental Awards 2023
Deadline: October 2, 2023

Two winners of this awards will receive four free weeks of BigCi residency and $4,000 in prize money. International and Australian artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating, are welcome to apply.

Art Omi Residencies
Deadline: October 15, 2023

Art Omi: ArchitectureArt Omi: Artists, and Art Omi: Writers are currently open for applications. Through a competitive jury process, residents are invited to attend at no cost to themselves except travel. Abundant, catered meals and comfortable, beautiful lodgings are provided in a scenic location in Columbia County, New York.

Circ Artist Grant
Deadline: October 15, 2023

The Circ Artist Grant provides unrestricted funding to artists with a demonstrated commitment to their artistic work. For the Fall 2023 grant cycle, three artists will be 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.

Rbhu Engineering: Rbhu Gives Back Grants
Deadline: October 16, 2023

Rbhu is a minority and women-owned business that specializes in engineering large-scale artwork and entertainment structures. The Rbhu Gives Back Grants offer $12,000 worth of free engineering services to artists in need. Any art piece that needs engineering services is eligible. 

Loewe Foundation Craft Prize
Deadline: October 25, 2023

The seventh edition of the international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship, The Loewe Foundation seeks to recognize uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision and will to innovate set new standards for the future of craft. The prize for the winning entry is 50,000 euros. The shortlisted and winning works will be featured in an exhibition and accompanying catalogue in Paris in spring 2024.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: October 26, 2023 

This fellowship supports thirty New Americans— immigrants or the children of immigrants—who are pursuing graduate or professional school in the U.S. Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the U.S. up to a total of $90,000.

Queens Museum Open Call: QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists
Deadline: October 29, 2023 

This fellowship will grant two visual artists $20,000  each, individual studio space, professional development consultations, and close mentorship from Museum staff members working toward the artists’ projects. Fellows will have individual studio space from January 2024 through January 2025, as well as a solo-exhibition in 2025.

Wildacres Residency Program
Deadline: October 31, 2023

The Wildacres residencies are open to artists in all disciplines and are offered at no cost to participants. Wildacres hosts approximately seventy artists each year for one-week residencies from April through October. Fee: $25

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