Artist Opportunities: May and June 2024

From printmaking to playwriting, revel in the spring weather with opportunity that serve you and your artistic practice. Read the list below for new artist opportunities in the form of grants, residencies, and more. 

Cleveland Arts Prize
Northeast Ohio
Deadline: May 1, 2024

The Cleveland Arts Prize promotes creativity in Northeast Ohio by honoring artists for artistic excellence and recognizes community leaders who help regional arts flourish. Established by the Women’s City Club in 1960, it continues today as the nation’s oldest municipal arts award and an ongoing platform for celebrating Northeast Ohio’s exceptional arts community.

Lillstreet Art Center Artist in Residence
Chicago, IL
Deadline: May 1, 2024

Lillstreet offers year-long residencies in Ceramics and Metalsmithing, and nine-month residencies in Drawing & Painting, Printmaking & Book Arts, and Textiles beginning in September 2024. Resident artists have 24-hour access to facilities and equipment, free classes, paid opportunities to teach and/or assist classes, participation in a group exhibition, and a monthly stipend.

Ohio Arts Council
Deadline: May 1, 2024

Artist Opportunities
Artist Opportunities grants support Ohio artists who have opportunities that will significantly impact their professional growth or have projects that will contribute to the vitality of their community. This grant is open to artists of all disciplines, at any stage of their career, and includes all types of artistic practice.

Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP)
The Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP) provides funding that gives individual artists with disabilities the resources they need to further their artistic development. ADAP awards help artists with disabilities advance their practices, making Ohio a more accessible and inclusive place to build an artistic career.  

Olney Theatre Center Vanguard Arts Fund
Washington, DC
Deadline: May 1, 2024

The Vanguard Arts Fund provides developmental support to diverse teams of artists interested in creating theatrical works. A successful proposal for new work will bring together more than one generative artist in an interdisciplinary fashion to explore new or classic stories. 

Rella Lossy Award
Bay Area, CA
Deadline: May 1, 2024

This award honors the memory of Rella Lossy, a lifelong champion of the American theater and playwriting, by honoring the best new full-length script of a play by an emerging playwright that will premiere in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma in the coming year.

Processing Foundation Fellowship: Sustaining Community: Expansion & Access
Deadline: May 2, 2024

The Processing Foundation seeks to support innovative projects from artists, designers, activists, educators, engineers, researchers, coders, collectives, and many more, who are working at the intersection of creative technology, art, and open-source software.The fellowship includes a $10,000 stipend, dedicated mentorship, skill-building workshops, public programs, and community engagement opportunities. 

Fireline Fellowship
Corvallis, OR
Deadline: May 3, 2024

The Fireline Fellowship invites writers, artists, and thought leaders in the humanities to become part of a thinking community that, for two and a half years, will explore issues related to wildfire at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (the Andrews). Fellows will meet in person with scientists and stay at the Andrews, and then will meet quarterly online. Fellows will receive a stipend, opportunities to learn alongside scientists in the field, and up to four weeks of residency time at the Andrews. Fellows will develop new projects for a public audience and/or involving public engagement.

Fundación Botín Art Grants
Deadline: May 3, 2024

This call for projects will award six grants to support individual art projects that may consist of training (academic or not), research (nonacademic), and production. Artists of any nationality may apply.

The Tournesol Award
Bay Area, CA
Deadline: May 3, 2024

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.

Sista Creatives Rising The Sistas Uprising Fund
Opens: March 28, 2024
Deadline: May 5, 2024

Sista Creatives Rising (SCR) is a project founded by Black, invisibly disabled mother-daughter duo Claire Jones and Amaranthia Sepia. Seven women of color and femme-expressing creatives of color in any medium, based in the US and Canada, will receive a $200 micro-grant by submitting a two-minute video about how funds will help, artwork, and additional details.

SFCB Book Arts Mentorship Award
Deadline: May 5, 2024 at 11:59PM PST
San Francisco Center for the Book has partnered with three esteemed artists and educators to offer three, five-day, one-on-one mentorships for mid-career and established artists from underrepresented communities. Mentees receive a $2,500 stipend and learn skills in the bookbinding, letterpress, and artists book fields onsite at SFCB.

CALI Catalyst
Deadline: May 6, 2024

Unrestricted grants of up to $7,500 to California changemakers whose bold actions are shifting the arts and culture sector in ways that give underrepresented populations — Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities — more power and influence.

Wassaic Project Winter Residency
Wassaic, NY
Deadline: May 6, 2024

Artists receive 24-hour access to an adaptable, semi-private studio space in a historic grain elevator in Upstate New York, accommodations, and more. Fellowships with honorariums and no residency fees are available. Fee: $25.

Howard County Arts Council Rising Star Performing Arts Competition
Deadline: May 6, 2024

Each year, up to 10 emerging performing artists with roots in Howard County are chosen to perform at the Celebration gala — with the winner voted on by the audience.The competition is open to performers, both individuals and ensembles (up to four members), ages 18-35, who live, train, work or perform regularly in Howard County or have done so in the past.

IAIA MoCNA Social Engagement Art Residency
Santa Fe, NM
Deadline: May 6, 2024

The Institute for American Indian Arts Museum of Contemporary Native Arts hosts two Indigenous artists semiannually, where residents can collaborate or work independently on projects that engage the community and produce both artistic and social outcomes. Artists are offered vast creative freedom in their chosen endeavor and may produce works ranging from visual or sound installation to photography, prints, or murals.

Edna W. Andrade Grants
Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: May 7, 2024

The Edna W. Andrade Fund supports grants for local or national museums or nonprofit art organizations to benefit visual fine artists from Greater Philadelphia. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.

CultureHub Residency Program
Deadline: May 12, 2024

This program will offer one-week residencies to artists September 9–December 13, 2024. 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.

Firelight Documentary Lab
Deadline: May 13, 2024

Firelight supports filmmakers from underrepresented communities in the United States who make artful and innovative documentary films that take risks, and provide new narratives about the most pressing issues of our time. Firelight will consider all types of documentary projects: historical, investigative, personal, vérité, and experimental.

Nicholson Project Artist Residency Program
Deadline: May 13, 2024

The program welcomes emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists and designers, but also dancers, poets/writers, makers, chefs, gardeners, architects, engineers, and scientists. Open to all local and national artists, but focus is on BIPOC artists and those who live in or have ties to Southeast Washington, DC.

Hopper Prize
Deadline: May 14, 2024

The Hopper Prize provides unrestricted cash grants in the amount of $3,500 and $1,000 to artists around the globe. We view the field of visual art in its broadest and most inclusive sense and therefore make awards available to artists working in any media.

MoCADA and Asian American Arts Alliance’s 2024-25 Bandung Residency
Deadline: May 14, 2024

A4 and MoCADA are seeking artists who are interested in fostering solidarity between Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Black communities with a one-year residency. Residents receive a $3,000 honorarium⁠, attend programming, create a new or build upon an existing project, work with the community, publish work in a book, and more.

Deadline: May 15, 2025

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the Library for the Performing Arts, which houses the Mikhail Baryshnikov archive, invites applications from dance scholars and practitioners interested in exploring the legacy of Baryshnikov. Fellows receive a $10,000 stipend, dedicated support to work with a dance librarian as they work in the archive, and an opportunity to present their projects at our annual Dance Symposium in January 2025.

Deadline: May 15, 2024
The Circ Artist Grant provides unrestricted funding to artists with a demonstrated commitment to their artistic work. For the Spring 2024 grant cycle, three artists will be awarded $1,000 each to enhance and further their creative practice. Emerging, mid-career, and professional artists are eligible to apply.

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Deadline: May 15, 2024

The program supports writing about contemporary art and aims to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging with the visual arts. Open to any art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or a writer in an outside field who is strongly engaged with contemporary visual arts.

Arts Access Mini-Grants
Deadline: May 15, 2024

This grant provides up to $2,000 for professional fees and supplies for arts projects that focus on increasing access to underserved and underrepresented people which may include ethnic groups, people with disabilities, people aged 60 years and older, and active-duty military/veterans and their families.

James Laughlin Award
Deadline: May 15, 2024

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

Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
Deadline: May 15, 2024

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.

Deadline: May 15, 2024

The Emerging Writer’s Contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. One winner in each of the three genres is awarded publication, $2,000, review from Aevitas Creative Management, and a 1-year subscription.

Sawtooth Residencies in Ceramics and Woodworking
Winston-Salem, NC
Deadline: May 15, 2024

The year-long Artist-in-Residence programs encourage the development of new skills, connections, and bodies of work while assisting with studio operations. Ceramic Residents are given 24/7 access to studio space, materials at cost, free firings, and the opportunity to teach, inspire, and energize our community. The Woodworking Resident will receive round-the-clock access to Wood and Lathe studios, a semi-private studio space, and a $3,000 stipend in exchange for working several hours per week.

The Studios of Key West
Deadline: May 15, 2024

The Studios of Key West, the premier arts organization at the Southernmost Point of the United States, offers a residency program for emerging and established artists and writers from around the world. Residencies are available to visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, media artists, performers, and interdisciplinary artists.

Mophradat Open Call
Deadline: May 15, 2024

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 two different categories are supported: informal co-ops and topical assemblies. Groups from all disciplines and stages of their careers are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to proposals taking place within the Arab world.

Women’s Studio Workshop
Rosendale, NY
Deadline: May 15, 2024

Parent Residency Grant
The Parent Grant is a four-week residency for an artist with at least one dependent child under the age of 18. Artists may choose to work in any of the following studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. This grant includes a $1450 unrestricted stipend that can be used for childcare or other costs at the artist’s discretion, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. 

Studio Workspace Residency
The Studio Workspace Residency is an opportunity for artists to create new work and fully immerse themselves in WSW’s supportive environment. We invite applications from artists at any stage of their careers. Artists may choose to work in any one or more studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics.

Art-in-Ed Workspace Residency
The Art-in-Education (AIE) Workspace Residency is for artists interested in working with local school students while creating their own work in WSW’s supportive and immersive environment. This is an opportunity for artists with a range of teaching experience, from seasoned teachers and professors, to those with minimal experience and an interest in gaining skills and knowledge.

NewFest: The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Deadline: May 15, 2024

NewFest seeks narrative, documentary, experimental, and animated films (both features and shorts) inclusive of–and of interest to–the LGBTQ+ community. Festival submission fees for Black filmmakers with LGBTQ+ stories centering Black characters and perspectives will be waived.

Legacy Playwright Grants
Deadline: May 15, 2024

AGE in the Arts seeks to change the equity landscape of the American Theatre canon by increasing the representation of BIPOC playwrights 40+ years of age of marginalized gender. Three playwrights receive individual unrestricted grants of $10,000 each.  

Mid-Atlantic New Painting Biennial
Deadline: May 15, 2024 

Artists in the Mid-Atlantic region can submit up to three pieces to this juried exhibition in Fredericksburg, Virginia. All materials and mediums accepted; multiple prizes, including a Purchase Award, will be awarded. Fee: $25.

Parallax Futures
Deadline: May 15, 2024

The fellowship is a five-month program that trains practitioners to become conceptual technologists through the application of conceptual thinking to emergent technologies. By bringing together individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, disciplines, and perspectives, we create an environment where diverse thought and innovation thrives.

Wachtmeister Award and Residency for Music Composition
Amherst, Virginia
Deadline: May 15, 2024

The 2025 Wachtmeister Award is open to established composers and/or sound artists using acoustic sources who have not previously been in residence at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Eligible applicants will have worked professionally as a composer for at least the past 15 years with substantial national or international achievement in their field, including publications, grants, awards, and other signs of achievement.

Miami Book Fair Emerging Writer Fellowships
Deadline: May 15, 2024

Miami Book Fair’s Emerging Writer Fellowships supports unpublished writers who are working to complete a book-length project within a year. Emerging Writer fellows are granted professional experience in arts administration, teaching creative writing, and other opportunities; a $50,000 stipend; and strong literary community support to allow for 12 months of uninterrupted time to craft their works. Applications available in English and Spanish for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

McKnight Fellowship for Ceramic Artists
Deadline: May 17, 2024

The fellowship supports outstanding Minnesota ceramic artists who identify with any methodology. The intent is to recognize and support mid-career artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence.

100 Voices of Florida
Deadline: May 18, 2024

100 Voices of Florida offers an unrestricted prize of $1,000 for Floridian-based filmmakers with completed short films of any genre to promote and encourage storytellers to keep creating. There will one winner for every 100 submissions.

Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency
Saranac Lake, NY
Deadline: May 19, 2024

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers a free, two-week residency annually in autumn to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Six residents will be chosen: three from the Adirondack region (“The North Country”). Residency dates: September 22–October 6, 2024.

CIFRA + Art Night Venezia: Open Call
Deadline: May 20, 2024

CIFRA, a curated streaming platform for new media art, launches an open call celebrating Marco Polo’s figure and journey. Three artists will receive an award of 1500 EUR for producing a new work. The award will include three nominations: “Bridging East and West, North and South,” “New Ways of Seeing,” and “(Re)thinking the Media.”

New York Foundation for the Arts JGS Fellowship for Photography
Deadline: May 21, 2024

The Fellowship is awarded to five artists working in traditional and experimental photography or any form in which photographic techniques are pivotal. Open to New York State photography artists living and working anywhere in the following regions: Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Hudson Valley, and Long Island.

Keyholder Residency
Hyattsville, MD
Deadline: May 22, 2024

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s Keyholder Residency is a competitive opportunity for emerging to mid-career artists who want to have unlimited access to the studios in exchange for working eight hours a week for Pyramid Atlantic. The residency is awarded to artists who hope to gain more knowledge and improve their skills in the printmaking, papermaking, or book arts studios. 

The Lumen Prize
Deadline: May 25, 2024

Applicants may enter five categories, each with a $1,500 prize: Still Image, Moving Image, Interactive Immersive, Futures, and Impact. Up to 70 artists will become finalists, whose work will then be reviewed by the Jury Panel. There will be nine total prize winners.

NYPL Across a Crowded Room Open Call
Deadline: May 25, 2024

Open to musical theater lyricists, composers, bookwriters, and performers, Across a Crowded Room is an incubator program to help artists meet other musical theater artists, and create a short musical theater work. 

Art in Odd Places: CARE Open Call
Deadline: May 26, 2024

AiOP CARE invites artists, performers, agitators, and caretakers to enact notions of care for the 19th annual NYC public art festival scheduled for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, October 18-20 along 14th Street in Manhattan. The CARE curatorial team seek individuals, collectives, collaborators, and those interested in joining forces with like-minded folks to design new team projects for the festival. CARE invites proposals to offer stations of care across the festival, where all are invited to stop, to rest, to CARE.

Prospect Art NEW WORK + ONE WORK Grants
Deadine: May 26, 2024

Open to visual artists worldwide, Prospect Art is prioritizing works that explore environmental issues, climate change, and the impact of human existence on our planet. The NEW WORK program is a mini-grant of $1, 000 that provides support for the production of new artwork. The ONE WORK publishing program is dedicated to a critical dialogue that focuses on one specific completed work by an artist for Prospect Art’s monthly online publication.

GHOSTMACHINE Gallery Open Call
Deadline: May 26, 2024

This open call for a two-person exhibition that will be on view from July 12th, 2024, to August 3rd, 2024 in the Lower East Side is open to visual artists of all disciplines and demographics. Fee: $25.00.

On::View Artist Residency Program
Savannah, GA
Deadline: May 28, 2024

This 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. Residencies take place from August to October.

Locust Projects Main Gallery Open Call
Miami, FL
Deadline: May 29, 2024

Locust Projects invites local, national, and international artists to apply for the opportunity to access the space and resources to create ambitious, large-scale new work in their 2,500 square foot main gallery. This includes: accommodations, a $10,000 project budget, and a $5,000 artist fee.

Summer Lake, OR
Deadline: May 30, 2024

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. We encourage naturalists, biologists, musicians, designers, sustainability leaders, social practitioners, musicians, visual artists, writers, and performing artists to apply. PLAYA welcomes applications from both emerging and seasoned professionals.

Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence
Upperville, VA
Deadline: May 31, 2024

The Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence is awarded annually to one outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. This award 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. 

Jonathan and Barbara Silver Foundation 2024 Grant for Writing on Sculpture
Deadline: May 31, 2024

This grant from the Jonathan and Barbara Silver Foundation encourages and supports sculptors, whether emerging or established, and writers about sculpture. In 2024 the Foundation will award a $20,000 grant to a writer who demonstrates fresh thinking on the history, aesthetics, and/or purposes of sculpture. 

McColl Center Artist-in-Residence Program
Charlotte, NC
Deadline: June 1, 2024

McColl Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program for Winter-Spring 2025 sparks artistic growth for emerging and mid-career artists. Residents enjoy private housing, a large-scale studio, guidance, marketing support, and a stipend. They have the freedom to focus on artistic exploration and engage with the local creative community. Access to shared labs: 3D, ceramics, media, and woodshop.

Artadia San Francisco
Deadline: June 1, 2024

The Artadia Awards provide financial support, exposure, and recognition to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose. Applicants must be a contemporary visual artist making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context.

Cutty Hunk Island Artists’ Residency
Cuttyhunk Island, MA
Deadline: June 1, 2024

On a small island off the coast of Massachusetts, CIAR offers twelve visual artists focused time and a uniquely supportive environment to develop their work. Full and partial fellowships are available for artists to attend the residency for free or at a lower cost. Residency Dates: September 3 – 10, 2024.

Jazz Road Tours
Deadline: June 1, 2024

Jazz Road Tours offer grants of up to $15,000 to develop tours in communities across the country. Support is for small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre.

Anolic Family Awards
Deadline: June 1, 2024

Early Career Visual Arts
The Early Career Visual Arts award offers $1,000 towards the completion of a specific project in painting, drawing, sculpture, or mixed-media. Active early career Jewish visual artists between the ages of 25 and 35 may apply. 

Jewish Book Arts
The sum of $1,500 will be awarded towards the creation of a unique or limited-edition work in the field of Jewish book arts. All active, professional artists, working in the field of book arts, who have exhibited within the last five years are eligible to apply.

Colony Emerging Design Studio Residency
Deadline: June 3, 2024

The Colony Residency works to introduce the international design market to emerging American talent. Through an 8-month incubator program resulting in an exclusive collection, The Residency ushers forth a new generation of designers, artists and makers into the contemporary design vernacular of today.

Florida Division of Arts and Culture Specific Cultural Projects
Deadline: June 3, 2024

The Specific Cultural Project grant is designed to fund a single cultural project, program, exhibition, or series. The grant activities must support the mission of the organization or artist and further the state’s cultural objectives. All applicants must be Florida-based.

Gerbode Foundation Dance & Movement Awards
Deadline: June 6, 2024

The Gerbode Foundation offers funding for the creation and development of new dance and movement-based projects by California choreographers, culture bearers, traditional and tradition-based artists, and movement-based artists. The new dance works will be commissioned and produced by Bay Area nonprofit artist-centered organizations that can apply for grants of $50,000 each. 

Great Meadows Foundation Artist Professional Development Grants
Kentucky and Indiana
Deadline: June 9, 2024

Grants promote the growth and development of visual art by helping improve the critical skills, resources, knowledge, and connections of artists. Applicants must reside in the Great Meadows Foundation region, which encompasses the 120 counties of Kentucky, and the Greater Louisville area of Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana. Grants range between $500 and $6,000.

Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Design and Curatorial Work
Deadline: June 10, 2024

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant visual artists, and three Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant curators who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in their field. 

Headlands Center for the Arts
Deadline: June 10, 2024

Artist in Residence (AIR)
The program offers fully sponsored residencies and studios to local, national, and international artists working in all disciplines.

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.

Stove Works Residency
Chattanooga, TN
Deadline: June 15, 2024

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.

Deadline: June 18, 2024 by 5PM EST

CPR invites proposals for live performance works to be presented as part of Fall Movement on December 6 and 7, 2024. Fall Movement is an opportunity for artists to present new work in dance, performance, and time-based art in a shared program, and is curated by an independent panel of artists through an Open Call. Individual artists, collectives, and companies may propose a live performance work that is 15-20 minutes in length. CPR encourages applicants to submit work with experimental approaches to content, form, and aesthetic, and values risk-taking and the unexpected.

Grants for Artists’ Progress (GAP)
Washington State
Deadline: June 21, 2024

Grants for Artists’ Progress (GAP) are unrestricted grants of $1,500 for artists working in all disciplines across Washington State.

Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors
Deadline: June 24, 2024

Grist invites writers from all over the globe to imagine a future in which solutions to the climate crisis flourish and help bring about radical improvements to our world. Winning writers will be awarded up to $3,000. All winners and finalists will have their story published in an immersive collection on Grist’s website.

Hide Tanning and Parfleche Residency
Banff, Alberta
Deadline: June 26, 2024

This three-week visual arts residency focuses on hide scraping, bone tool making, and working with parfleche with the support of faculty, elders, and knowledge keepers. This program welcomes Indigenous visual artists with traditional and/or contemporary arts practices.

Queer | Art
Deadline: June 30, 2024

Illuminations Grant
This $10,000 grant, awarded to draw attention to an existing body of work, sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work. Four distinguished finalists will also receive $1,250.

Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers
The Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers supports the creation of work by emerging LGBTQ+ photographers whose projects address issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ+ identity. Grants are $10,000 for the winner and $1,250 for distinguished finalists.

Centrum Artists-In-Residence Program
Port Townsend, Washington
Deadline: June 30, 2024

Since 1974, the Centrum Artists-In-Residence program has welcomed hundreds of writers, artists and creative thinkers to immerse themselves in the historic charm and natural beauty of Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington. The campus has sweeping views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, miles of wandering beach and forest trails, and a peppering of World War I–era batteries and bunkers.

Loghaven Artist Residency
Knoxville, Tennessee

Application Opens: June 1, 2024
Application Closes: July 15, 2024

Artists working in Writing, Visual Arts, Dance, Theater, Music Composition, Architecture, and Interdisciplinary Work can apply to receive room and board and an $850 weekly living stipend to support the creation of new work during a residency. Artists live in five historic log cabins that have been both rehabilitated and modernized to create an ideal setting for reflection and work, and they have access to new, purpose-built studio space.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Deadline: Rolling

The Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund provides support to creators during times of extraordinary hardship. Current Fund efforts are focused on supporting creators who have been directly impacted by the 2022 invasion of Ukraine. If selected, you will receive $10,000 from the Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund. 

A.I.R. Studio Paducah Residencies
Paducah, Kentucky
Deadline: Rolling

These residencies are open to visual artists, composers, architects, improvisational dancers, poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents are provided with a private efficiency apartment and studio space, located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky, six blocks from the Ohio River. The cost of the residency is $700 for two weeks and $1,000 per month. Admissions are made on a rolling basis.

The Awesome Foundation
Deadline: Rolling

The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. Projects include initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more. Many awesome projects are novel or experimental, and evoke surprise and delight.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
Deadline: Rolling

Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate, project-based assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad. Grants range in amount from $500 to $3,000, and the average grant is $1,900.

Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grants
Deadline: Rolling

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program provides interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

Indigo Arts Alliance Mentorship Residency Program
Portland, ME
Deadline: Rolling

This program brings together artists from diverse backgrounds of the African Diaspora to engage in their creative process, while building lasting relationships rooted in co-mentorship. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged (painting, sculpture, illustration, writing, dance, music, theater/performance, photography, fiber/textiles, etc). Currently accepting applications from the North Eastern region (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island). 

Innovate Artist Grants
Deadline: Rolling

Innovate Grant distributes two $1,800 grants each quarter, to one visual artist and one photographer. In addition, 12 honorable mentions (six in art and six in photo), will be featured on the website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Fee: $35.

Stochastic Labs
Berkeley, CA
Deadline: Rolling

Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a monthly stipend, and a budget for materials. Residents may apply as individuals or as teams.

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