Artist Opportunities: July and August 2024

From writing residencies to film funding, bask in the summer sun with opportunities that serve you and your artistic practice. Read the list below for new artist opportunities in the form of grants, residencies, and more. 

Loghaven Artist Residency in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo courtesy Loghaven Artist Residency.

Loghaven Artist Residency Call for Applications
Knoxville, Tennessee
$850 stipend/week
Deadline: July 15, 2024 at midnight ET

Loghaven invites emerging and established artists working in architecture, dance, interdisciplinary art, music, theater, visual art, and writing to apply. All resident artists receive a living stipend of $850 per week in addition to travel and freight reimbursement. Artists can find inspiration across Loghaven’s 90-acre campus, which includes rehabilitated depression-era log cabins and light-filled studio spaces. In 2021, the campus received the AIA Architecture Award in recognition of its design.

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Deadline: July 1, 2024

The Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) invites submissions for its 4th National Biennial Juried Exhibition, HEAT.  GFAA seeks artworks that relate to the first-order threat and prime mover of all other impacts of our climate crisis, HEAT. Participants can use any medium. All approaches, traditional and nontraditional, are welcome. Fee: $35.

The Emerald Coast National, Mattie Kelly Art Center Galleries
Deadline: July 1, 2024

ECN invites all art styles, materials, mediums, etc.—including sound art, kinetic art, sculpture, photography, video, design, craft, and even performance if you can provide documentation for the application. Typically ECN receives applications from working artists across the US and some non-US who work in contemporary, experimental, and classical mediums, styles, and techniques. Best in Show wins an award of $1,000 and a solo show curated by MKAC. Fee: $30.

Fusion Art: Lines, Shapes & Objects
Deadline: July 1, 2024

Fusion Art invites submissions for the annual Lines, Shapes & Objects art competition for an online exhibition. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit representative and/or abstract work in any media. Fee: $25.

Peters Valley School of Craft Residency
Layton, NJ
Deadline: July 1, 2024

Located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Peters Valley offers fully funded guest artist residencies for November 2024. A limited number of artists will be selected to spend two weeks or one month each in fully equipped studios immersing themselves in time dedicated to their craft. Currently seeking artists who work in Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Fibers, Jewelry/Fine Metals, Wood, Painting/Collage or Printmaking. Fee: $10.

Two Trees’ Cultural Space Subsidy Program
Deadline: July 1, 2024

Recognizing that market rents are not feasible for all, the Cultural Space Subsidy Program awards affordable studio space to artists that best demonstrate their capabilities and intent to provide a social benefit to DUMBO and the broader Brooklyn community. Two Trees is dedicated to maintaining a diverse group of commercial tenants that exemplify DUMBO’s identity as a place where creativity, entrepreneurship, and community engagement are celebrated.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR)
Deadline: July 1, 2024

This residency takes place in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, and includes a full residential suite, accommodating long and short term artist residencies. Within the space artists have the opportunity to produce a body of work in a supportive atmosphere for creative growth and development —using traditional as well as innovative printmaking techniques.

Penland School of Craft
Penland, NC
Deadline: July 2, 2024

Penland’s Resident Artist Program is designed for professional craft artists who are at a pivotal moment in their creative practice or career. The residency is an opportunity for them to pursue objectives that will have a lasting effect on their work and their lives. Depending on the nature of an applicant’s goals, there are two options: a one-year project-based residency, and a three-year career transition residency.

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation: Sight/Geist: Film and Performance Open Call
Deadline: July 2, 2024

This open call, open to emerging New York City-based artists, will provide selected artists with $300 for a one-night group screening and $1,000 for a one-night solo performance. The Foundation is looking for work that addresses their mission of art and social justice through the medium of performance.

Deadline: July 5, 2024

The VH AWARD supports emerging media artists who engage with the context of Asia through an online residency program and exhibitions of commissioned works across various global platforms. The field of competition includes audiovisual screen-based artworks including video art, motion graphics, animation, games and films, etc. Open to artists from Asia, as well as individuals or collectives of Asian descent and diasporas from all over the world.

Liberated Forms
Deadline: July 6, 2024

The Studio Door seeks artwork that represents body and sex positive visual art. This new national exhibition of visual arts hopes to be a safe space for dialogue and discussion surrounding contemporary experiences of sex and sexuality. Fee: $35

Terrain 15
Spokane, WA
Deadline: July 7, 2024

TERRAIN is an annual, juried multimedia art and music event celebrating artists in the Spokane area. From painting to poetry to interactive art and film, the event aims to showcase a little of everything that’s happening to make the Inland Empire a more vibrant, cultural and beautiful place.

Request for Qualifications: West Harbor Waterfront Public Art
Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Deadline: July 8, 2024

Angels Gate Cultural Center, the designated Public Art Advisor for the West Harbor Waterfront Development, is seeking multiple proposals for public art of various mediums, including but not limited to murals, large scale sculpture, sound art, digital art projections/video displays, and multi-sensory experiences. Total project budgets range from $1,000 to $80,000. This opportunity seeks applications from professional artists/artist-teams based in California.

Site:Brooklyn Online Exhibition
Deadline: July 8, 2024

Series and Repetition are distinct yet related terms. What they share is a focus on the elaboration of repeated elements, which has given rise to some of the most momentous shifts in art history: the classical arabesque and its calligraphic development in the arts of the Islamic world; serial photography and the development of the moving image; minimalist and pop art constructions based on the techniques of mass production. Site:Brooklyn is calling for works that contribute to this expansive and complex history. Fee: $26.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Visual Arts Thematic Residency
Deadline: July 10, 2024

This residency is for visual artists—domestic and international—who have completed formal education or training at the post-secondary level, or who have acquired equivalent experience through traditional knowledge and practices, and who have received recognition from their peers. 

Malamegi Lab Art Prize
Deadline: July 10, 2024

This call for submissions is open to professional and amateur artists. Works allowed in the competition are drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mixed media, and video. Cash prize of €1000.

This Land
Deadline: July 12, 2024

Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to the online exhibit THIS LAND. Open to all fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, ceramics, film/video, digital art). AI will not be accepted. Fee: $25.

Politically Charged
Deadline: July 12, 2024

With the presidential election heating up, the U.S. is at a crossroads. This exhibition aims to spark important conversations about the country’s future. Artists of all backgrounds and skill levels are invited to explore the complexities of American politics through their art. This is a national exhibition open to all mediums.

UCross Residency
Clearmont, WY
Deadline: July 15, 2024

Ranging from two to six weeks in length, the residency program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, performance artists, and collaborative teams. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field; both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

Art for Change Prize
Deadline: July 17, 2024

Open to emerging artists around the world in the first five years of active practice. This year’s prize asks artists to creatively respond to the theme “Tomorrow’ing: Visions of a Better Future.” A total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six winners, five to receive £2,000 and one overall winner to receive £10,000. Winning artists will exhibit their work at Saatchi Gallery in London.

Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Deadline: July 17, 2024

The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is an annual non-acquisitive international art prize that celebrates diversity and excellence in the representational visual arts. It accepts work in all static mediums including Traditional Art, Digital Art, and Photography; and all styles from realism and hyperrealism, to pop surrealism and lowbrow. Over $65,000 in cash and prizes. Fee: $40

Mountain Writers Intensive
Banff, Alberta
Deadline: July 17, 2024

The Mountain Writers Intensive is a three-week residency for nine writers working in any genre (fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or poetry) on mountain narratives, environmental journalism, stories of adventure, or projects with a theme of the human relationship to landscape. 

New York State Council on the Arts
Deadline: July 17, 2024

NYSCA funds creative commissions to individual artists across the state. Applicants must apply through a nonprofit fiscal sponsor. NYSCA embraces the rich diversity of artmaking across New York, and applicants from all artistic practices and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Grant awards are $10,000; fiscal sponsors may retain a maximum of $500 for administrative costs.

Crosstown Arts Residency Open Call
Memphis, TN
Deadline: July 20, 2024

This residency provides 2-3 month residencies tailored for visual arts, music, film, and writing. The contemporary arts organization boasts galleries, studios, exhibition spaces, a screening room, and performing arts venues. Residents benefit from access to three fully equipped music production studios, the Shared Art workspace, and 24/7 use of a private studio. Lodging options available for non-local participants.

Arts Gowanus Call for Artists
Deadline: July 22, 2024

Arts Gowanus is looking for artists interested in and capable of creating culturally meaningful, sculptural, public artwork in the newly created Waterfront Public Access Areas (WPAA) and other potential locations within the Gowanus neighborhood. The proposed public art should creatively relate to an aspect of the neighborhood’s history, culture, and geography in order to inform and enhance the public’s experience.

Lee Ufan Arles and Guerlain Art & Environment Prize
Deadline: July 30, 2024

Lee Ufan Arles and Guerlain aim to enable conceptual, semantic, and aesthetic bridges between the work of young designers and that of Lee Ufan. The winner receives a six- to eight-week support program, with a production space and accommodation in the heart of Arles. The residency is followed by a summer exhibition of the artist’s work. ‍Open to all artists, regardless of practice, with no age or degree limit, and to international artists.

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts SHIFT Residency for Arts Workers
Deadline: July 31, 2024

Each year six New York-based artists receive a shared studio space, artist honoraria and production fee, career development opportunities, group catalog production, as well as monthly peer critiques and guest studio visits. The residency period starts from January 2025, and ends in July 2025, culminating in a curated group exhibition at EFA Project Space.

AXS Film Fund
Deadline: July 31, 2024

This program is for creators of color in documentary filmmaking or nonfiction new media who identify as living with a disability. While AXS prefers that a person of color living with a disability is a key contributor to the project, the fund welcomes diverse teams to apply. Each year up to five creators receive grants of up to $10,000 each to assist in finishing their projects in any stage of production. 

Buckham Gallery
Flint, MI
Deadline: July 31, 2024

Buckham Gallery will celebrate its 42nd season from October 2025 to September 2026 with nine exhibitions each spanning four to five weeks. Solo, group, and curatorial proposals of all media are welcome. Fee: $30

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Deadline: July 31, 2024

EGPAF invites established and emerging illustrators from around the globe to share their interpretation of “What does an AIDS-free generation mean to you?” Open to all illustrators who are at least 18 years of age. Fee: $15.

Kettering Health Art Gallery at The Rosewood Arts Center
Deadline: July 31, 2024

The City of Kettering, Ohio, and Rosewood Arts Center invite artists working in any media to submit proposals for exhibition during the 2025 Exhibition Season (January–December). The Kettering Health Art Gallery specializes in the exhibition of contemporary art by emerging local, regional, and national artists. Fee: $25.

Metropolitan Community College Open Call for Exhibitions
Omaha, NE
Deadline: July 31, 2024

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Gallery of Art & Design seeks exhibition proposals for solo, group, and curated exhibitions for the 2024–2025 academic year. All visual arts media are eligible for consideration. Established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Fee: $5.

Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence
Omaha, NE
Deadline: August 1, 2024

Bemis Center’s 110,000 square foot facility accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generous sized, private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom, a $1,250 monthly stipend, and $750 travel stipend. Fee: $40. 

Saratoga Springs, NY
Deadline: August 1, 2024

Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following disciplines: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. 

Prisma Art Prize
Deadline: August 3, 2024

An international platform, Prisma showcases a diverse and inclusive array of paintings, drawings, and engravings from emerging visual artists. Awards include €2000 in cash per year and the opportunity to participate in an exhibition at the Contemporary Cluster, Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome. Fee: €29.

Fountainhead Residency
Miami, Florida
Deadline: August 4, 2024

This residency seeks exceptional visual artists who are at a pivotal point in their career where connections and conversations are the catalyst needed to evolve their art practice. Open call applications will be accepted until 300 applications have been received. Applications will go live on Monday, July 1 at 9:00AM ET.

City of Rochester City Mark Capital Art Project
Rochester, NY
Deadline: August 8, 2024

As part of the ROC the Riverway initiative to improve and revitalize public space on both sides of the Genesee River, the City of Rochester is seeking an artist for a capital art project to be located on the Sister Cities Bridge. The sculptural artwork will be a celebration of the iconic City Mark.

The Keyholder Residency Program
New York City
Deadline: August 15, 2024

The program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking techniques is available for new Keyholders. Artists based in the New York City area and without access to a studio space are encouraged to apply.

Center for Performance Research Artist-in-Residence Program
New York City
Deadline: August 16, 2024

Center for Performance Reseach’s year-long program supports artists working within various perspectives of contemporary dance, performance, and time-based forms. CPR values experimental approaches to content, form, and aesthetic, and encourages risk-taking and the unexpected. The residency is intended for New York City-based artists.

Bryn Du Mansion Artist in Residence
Granville, OH
Deadline: August 31, 2024

Residencies at Bryn Du are open nationwide for artists of all disciplines to apply, including but not limited to those in the fields of visual arts, literature, music, theatre, 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
Corning, NY
Deadline: August 31, 2024

Black, Indigenous, & People of Color Residency
Artists spend five weeks at The 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. Applicants who identify as BIPOC artists are welcome to apply for this residency and for our other residencies.

Artists-in-Residence at The Studio
The Studio offers an extended residency period of up to eight weeks and year-round scheduling options. Artists spend focused time at The 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.

Opulent Mobility
Deadline: August 31, 2024

Opulent Mobility challenges you to imagine a world where disability, mobility, and access are not merely functional, but opulent. Share your art that re-imagines disability and true freedom of movement. Open to all artists. Fee: $20, but get in touch if the fee causes hardship.

Willapa Bay AiR
Oysterville, WA
Deadline: August 31, 2024

The program offers month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, filmmakers, writers, playwrights, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. Fee: $30.

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. 

Alper Initiative for Washington Art
Deadline: Rolling

We accept and review submissions on a rolling basis from Washington, DC, artists of all ages and backgrounds, exploring different mediums. By submitting, your proposal will be added to the AIWA database and available for review by the museum’s director and curator, and to guest curators for potential inclusion in future AIWA exhibitions. 

Alterwork Residency
Long Island City, NY
Deadline: Rolling

This residency allows emerging contemporary artists time and space to create new work exploring their practice. The residency culminates in a solo closing reception that is promoted across an extensive network. Proposals should have a contemporary art focus showing experimentation and career reach for the artist. The program is especially interested in projects that involve conceptual art, practice or theory, or involve the public in their creative process.

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.

Arts in California Parks Artist Directory
Deadline: Rolling

The California Department of Parks and Recreation invites artists interested in creating public art in California State and/or local parks to join the Arts in California Parks directory. The directory is a resource available to all state and local California Parks staff, as well as the general public, to be used to search for artists based on location, art medium, or other considerations, in order to explore opportunities for collaboration. 

Artists working in a variety of mediums, styles, and techniques, as well as artists from diverse abilities, backgrounds, and cultures, and with a range of experiences, creative visions, aesthetics, and approaches are encouraged to join the directory.

Dramatists Guild Foundation
Deadline: Rolling

If you are facing a financial crisis and need financial assistance and/or support, and are a dramatist (playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists in the theatrical genre), you are eligible to apply for an emergency grant.

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). 

Musicians Foundation
Deadline: Rolling

Application for one-time financial assistance is open to professional musicians across all genres. You must be a professional music performer, composer/arranger, or educator in a specific time of need caused by an unexpected hardship (e.g., medical or dental situation, natural disaster, or certain housing crises).

Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Deadline: Rolling

The Foundation welcomes applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will review expenditures relating to an artist’s professional work and personal expenses, and amounts range up to $50,000. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency
North Adams, MA
Deadline: Rolling

The Studios is MASS MoCA’s artist and writers residency program situated within the museum’s factory campus and surrounded by the Berkshire Mountains. The residency runs year-round and hosts up to 10 artists at a time. Artists of any nationality can apply for stays of two or four weeks.

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