See below for grants, calls for proposals, and residency opportunities available to artists in Georgia and throughout the United States. Deadlines begin August 4, 2012.
Atlanta Photography Group Airport Show 2012
Selected artists will have a solo show in the central atrium of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Deadline: August 4
In anticipation of Atlanta Celebrates Photography coming up in fall, the Atlanta Photography Group is calling on local photographers to submit images. Seven artists will be offered a solo show in the central atrium of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Photographers should submit a minimum of six images that would work well as an exhibition series. For details on APG and how to apply, click here.
National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works
Selected artists will receive funding for a project or a series of works.
Deadline: August 9
The National Endowment for the Arts is opening up its annual Art Works call for artists. With a variety of categories, artists are sure to find a grant that will speak to their creative talents. There is funding available for artistic series, projects that contribute to local neighborhoods and empty spaces, as well as opportunities to improve upon works that one has already begun. For a complete list of grants and requirements, check out NEA’s website.
The Creatives Project Artist-in-Residency Call for Artists
Two local artists will be selected to live in a three-bedroom home in Adair Park.
Deadline: August 15
It’s that time of year again when the Creatives Project opens up its call for artists. This year, thanks to Pohl Real Estate, two artists will be rewarded with a live/work environment in Atlanta’s Adair Park neighborhood. Both artists are expected to participate in the Community Arts Program, a youth-outreach program. For more information on the Creatives Project and how to apply, click here.
Baang + Burne Contemporary Call for New Artists 2012
Gain representation by Baang + Burne Contemporary in New York City.
Deadline: August 15
Baang + Burne Contemporary is a relatively new arts organization started by artists Kesha Bruce and Charlie Grosso with the intention of taking the intimidation out of art sales and creating casual events for art lovers to gather and buy art. Based on its success from last year the duo is putting out a call for submissions in hopes of collecting a new batch of artists to represent. Artists will also be featured in exhibitions around New York City. For more information on the organization and how to apply, click here.
Billboard Art Project: Atlanta
Multiple artists will be given the opportunity to take over an LED billboard in Atlanta for one month.
Deadline: August 18
The Billboard Art Project is traveling around the U.S. and taking over various LED billboards. Included is Atlanta’s own billboard near the corner of Peachtree Valley Road NE and Peachtree Street NW, just in front of the Citgo station near the entrance down to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. This is a first-come first-served opportunity, so don’t hesitate. Various artists will be displayed over a month-long period between September 29 and October 26, 2012. For more information on how to submit work, visit their website.
Appropriated Gender: Call for Entries
Selected artists will be featured in an exhibition in Ft. Lauderdale and will be eligible to win up to $750 in cash prizes.
Deadline: August 19
The 1310 Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is calling on contemporary artists to submit works for their upcoming Appropriated Gender exhibition. Submissions should engage notions of gender expression and self-identity, as well as gender as performance. Numerous noteworthy judges will be selecting the works for this exhibition, which will take place in October of this year. Artworks of all forms will be accepted. For more information on the gallery and this call for artists, click here.
Accessibility2012: CMD+R Arts and Technology Residency
Five chosen artists will spend two weeks in Tennessee with meals, housing, and a stipend provided.
Deadline: August 20
This one is for those artists working with new media, such as video, interactive works, computer-generated arts, web-based projects, robotics, projections, and video games. Starting in October, five artists will be offered an opportunity to stay and work for two weeks on the campus of Cleveland State Community College in East Tennessee. In addition to collaborating with students to create a work of art for public display, selected residents will participate in demonstrations and discussions with other artists, the local community, and information technologists to examine the intersections of technology, art, and culture. For more information on how to apply, click here.
Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Emerging Artist Award
Winning artists will receive $1500 each.
Deadline: August 27
The Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs is currently accepting applications for it’s annual Emerging Artist Award, initiated to call attention to up-and-coming Atlanta artists who have contributed to the city. OCA recognizes one artist in each of the following categories: visual arts, media arts, music, theater, dance, and literary arts. For more information on OCA and how to apply, check out their website. You can also find OCA’s guidelines here.
Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Artist Project Grants
Selected artists are eligible to receive up to $4000 to complete a project in Atlanta.
Deadline: August 27
In addition to its Emerging Artist Awards, the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs is offering aspiration grants to complete a project within the city limits. Individual artists and groups are encouraged to apply. OCA is accepting proposals in a variety of categories, including visuals arts, theater, dance, music, literary arts, media arts, and interdisciplinary genres. Artists must have lived in Atlanta for at least one year, and projects must be accessible to the general public. For more information, please see page 27 of the following guidelines.
Selected artists will have their work displayed alongside the works of established artists.
Deadline: September 7
Slideluck, an arts organization that conducts three Potlucks a year in New York City in addition to numerous others in various cities across the United States, is coming to Atlanta for the first time. On October 28, Slideluck will be offering an evening of food and art to support the exchange of creative ideas. During this event, Slideluck will be displaying images by professional and emerging Atlanta artists alongside those of various established artists from around the world. For more information on how to take advantage of this opportunity, visit Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s website.
Jane Jackson Selects 2012
Chosen artists will have their work presented at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery.
Deadline: September 15
This fall Jane Jackson of Jackson Fine Art will be selecting a group of photographers for an exhibition at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery. Two artists will also potentially be selected by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s Annette Cone-Skelton to be included in MOCA’s permanent collection. Photographs must have been created since 2010. For details, visit APG’s website.
CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography
Winners will receive a $3000 grant and a published photo book of their work.
Deadline: September 15
This is a competition for photographers that have never published a book. The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Honickman Foundation offer artists working on less commercial projects a chance to acquire some extra money and recognition for their work. Not only will they have their photography published, but they will also be featured in an exhibition in the Rubenstein Library Gallery at Duke University. The noted Dr. Deborah Willis will be judging this year’s competition. For more information on how to apply, click here.
Idea Capital Grants
Artists will be awarded grants of $500 to $1500.
Deadline: October 1
Multidisciplinary Atlanta-area artists are encouraged to apply for unrestricted Idea Capital grants. Last year’s awardees included, among others, visual artist Jeff Demetriou, photographer Karen Shachman and dance troupe gloATL. Last year $8,000 in prize money was awarded to risky and challenging work that might not otherwise receive support. For more information on how to apply, click here.
Miniature Perspectives 2013: Call for Artists
Selected artists will show their work in the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.
Deadline: October 11
The Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech is in the process of scheduling its 2012-2013 performance season. In conjunction with its theme, Miniature Perspectives, all submissions should be no larger than 12 x 12 inches, including the frame. Only works that can be hung will be accepted. For more information click here. You can also find guidelines here.
Please leave a comment below if you know of more grant opportunities, calls for proposals, or residencies. Look for BURNAWAY‘s Call for Artists listings at the beginning of every month.