Artist Opportunities: August and September 2024

From residencies for filmmakers to theater emergency grants, cool off from the summer heat 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. 

POV Call for Entries
Deadline: July 31, 2024

POV American Documentary, public television’s premier showcase for independent nonfiction film, is seeking programs from all perspectives to showcase in its annual PBS series. Submit by July 31 for consideration for the 2025 season.

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.

SculptureCenter In Practice Open Call
Deadline: August 4, 2024

SculptureCenter invites artists who have not yet had an institutional solo exhibition in New York City to submit proposals for solo exhibitions in designated gallery spaces at SculptureCenter. Artists are also invited to propose off-site projects, publishing initiatives, performances, and nontraditional formats, which will be considered based on feasibility.

Nest Heritage Craft Prize: Women of the West
Deadline: August 5, 2024

Women makers, artists, and craftspeople located in Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Utah, Oklahoma, and Montana are encouraged to enter a submission that demonstrates their technical mastery, as well as a thoughtful connection to cultural tradition through a singular, one-of-a-kind handcrafted piece. Finalists will be provided with financial resources to advance their craft pursuits and/or craft-based business. The winner will receive a grant of $25,000 and four semi-finalists will receive a cash prize of $2,500 each.

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.

Lakou NOU 2024 Artists-in-Residence Program
New York City
Deadline: August 9, 2024

This program provides four artists of Haitian descent with the opportunity to create and present new work by connecting their skills and talents to four historically underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods, home to generations of Haitians and Haitian-Americans: Crown Heights, Canarsie, East Flatbush, and Flatbush. Positioning their own creative talents as a component of a collective commons, the artists, selected via an open call, further their own artistic visions while addressing neighborhood issues through support from community assets.

Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2024 Lab Artists Program
Chicagoland Region
Deadline: August 12, 2024

This program provides chosen candidates with a $25K grant and a year of tailored support. The selection process prioritizes dancemakers recognized as having been historically underrepresented in the program: Indigenous, Immigrant, Trans and Non-Binary, Parent/Caregiver, and Disabled Artists. Applicants must be living in the Chicagoland region which expands from southern Wisconsin to western Indiana.

Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists
Deadline: August 15, 2024

Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (DFA) supports dance and movement-based artists from across the U.S. and its territories who work at the intersection of social and embodied practices. DFA recognizes the wide variety of ways in which people engage in social transformation through dance, which often do not fit into established models of arts funding. This includes community-building and culture-bearing practices, healing and storytelling practices, activism and representational justice practices, and more.

Head On Photo Awards
Deadline: August 18, 2024

The Head On Photo Awards are Australia’s leading international photography awards, showcasing high-quality Australian and International images from emerging and established photographers in Portrait, Landscape and Exposure. International and Australian photographers may submit, and all Finalists will be exhibited in Sydney as part of the Head On Photo Festival 2024. Entries are $30 AUD per photo with a 50% discount to photographers’ under-25.

AICA International – Incentive Prize for Young Art Critics
Deadline: August 18, 2024 

Three early to mid-career art critics from around the world will receive $250–$1,000 cash prizes for essays. First place will be invited to read their essay via Zoom at the AICA-Int. Congress Becoming Machine, Resisting the Artificial. Art in the Present Tense in Romania in November.

Bronx Cultural Visions Fund
Deadline: August 19, 2024

The Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) seeks to support the development of new ideas and the production of new work in the performing arts, including but not limited to dance, music, theater, performance art, and multi-disciplinary performance work. Open to Bronx-based emerging and mid-career individual artists and organizations with budgets up to $250,000, BCVF awards are intended to have a meaningful impact on an artist’s career or an organization’s development.

Quinn Emanuel Los Angeles Artists-in-Residence Program
Deadline: August 19, 2024

This residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines across Greater Los Angeles. For four months the artist-in-residence will be given a studio in the Quinn Emanuel Los Angeles office to support their existing practice or a new project as appropriate.

The Golden Foundation Residency Program
Deadline: August 28, 2024

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.

CPR 2025 Artist-in-Residence Open Call
Deadline: August 28, 2024 at 5PM ET

CPR – Center for Performance Research’s year-long Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program seeks to support NYC-based artists working within various perspectives of contemporary dance, performance, and time-based forms. The residency creates an open environment for experimentation, exploration, embodiment, and exchange, providing ten artists each year with research and presentation opportunities, subsidized rehearsal space, curatorial and project support, and peer dialogue.

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.

True/ False Film Fest Artist Residency Program
Deadline: September 1, 2024

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.

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency
Deadline: September 1, 2024

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

Women’s Studies Quarterly Call for Papers
Deadline: September 2, 2024

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.

MacDowell Residency
Deadline: September 10, 2024

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. 

Princeton Arts Fellowship
Deadline: September 10, 2024

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.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency
Deadline: September 15, 2024

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

Center for Book Arts Artist Residency
Deadline: September 15, 2024

Each year, Center for Book Arts awards up to six New York-based emerging and mid-career artists with space, time, and financial support to explore the production and exhibition of artists’ books and related work. This year-long residency includes a cash stipend of $1500, tuition waiver for up to $6,000 in courses offered at CBA during the residency period, and 24-hour access to CBA’s printing and binding studios in Manhattan.

Hambidge Center Residency
Deadline: September 15, 2024

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.

ON::View Artist Residency Program
Deadline: September 16, 2024

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.

McColl Center Summer 2025 Parent + Educator Artists-in-Residence
Deadline: September 25, 2024

This residency is offered to parents and educators who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in McColl Center residency because of their responsibilities during school/university periods. This residency will support their practices, give you the chance to bring your family with you, use the facilities, and equipment offered by the Center on our Labs.  Residents enjoy private housing, a large-scale studio, guidance, marketing support, and a stipend. Access to shared labs: 3D, ceramics, media, and woodshop. The program runs from June 3 – August 11, 2025.

Hayama Artist Residency
Hayama, Japan
Deadline: September 30, 2024

The residency offers a roundtrip flight to Japan, shared accommodations with one other artist-in-residence for 4 weeks, and a weekly allotment of $200 USD for meals and local transportation. Residency also includes an exhibition in Tokyo. Open to visual artists over 21 years old, working in any medium. Application fee: $95. Residency dates: June 1-30, 2025.

Alterwork Residency
Long Island City, NY
Deadline: September 30, 2024

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.

Bennett Prize
Deadline: October 7, 2022

The Bennett Prize is a stipend/grant-in-aid program that supports the fine art practice of a woman painter working in figurative realism. The prize, administered by The Pittsburgh Foundation, provides $25,000 annually over two consecutive years and a solo exhibition to the winning artist. A runner up will be awarded $10,000.

Keshet Makers Space Experience
Albuquerque, NM
Applications Open: September 15, 2024
Application Deadline: October 15, 5:00pm MST

This 10-day choreographic residency provides studio rehearsal space, daily peer-led movement classes, business workshops specific to performing arts entrepreneurs, and housing. Keshet does not cover travel or ground transportation, nor provide additional financial resources.

Wassaic Project 2025 Summer Exhibition Open Call
Deadline: September 20, 2024

This Open Call for 2025 Summer Exhibition is for artists of all mediums, including: 2D work, sculpture, video, new media, site-specific
installation, performance, text, poems, essays, publication-specific work, etc. If selected, your work will be showcased alongside a diverse range of pieces and performances in and around historic Wassaic and Maxon Mills.

2025 Adolf Busch Award
Deadline: September 20, 2024 at 5PM ET

The mission of the Adolf Busch Award is to recognize and honor organizations that use music to address social injustice, inequity and lack of opportunity. The Award grants $10,000 to one organization each year. Smaller awards are often given to additional compelling applicants.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: October 31, 2024

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.

Lower East Side Printshop Keyhold Residency
Deadline: Rolling

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.

NES Artist Residency
Skagaströnd, Iceland
Deadline: Rolling

As one of the largest residencies in Iceland, NES currently hosts between 90–120 artists per year. NES provides artists with a workspace and living quarters within Skagaströnd, and the freedom to create as they wish. Artists receive a $175 stipend/week, with housing accommodations.

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.

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. 

Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Grants
Deadline: Rolling

Dramatists (playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists in the theatrical genre) facing a financial crisis and needing financial assistance and/or support 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).

Breck Creek Artist-in-Residence Program
Deadline: Rolling

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

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.

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