See below for grants, calls for proposals, and residency opportunities available to artists in Georgia and throughout the United States. Deadlines begin April 10, 2012.
ArtLA: Student Artist of the Year
The winning art student will be given $10,000, an Apple Macbook package, and sundry other prizes.
Deadline: April 10
ArtLA, conceived by a number of gallery owners in Los Angeles, works to support and promote artists across the globe. In an effort to encourage newer artists, they are offering all currently enrolled arts students in the U.S. an opportunity to win $10,000 and a variety of tools to foster their creativity, including an Apple Macbook package. Registration is free. For more information on how to apply, visit ArtLA’s website.
I Love Atlanta: Robots vs. Dinosaurs
Four artists will have their “battle scenes” featured in Mike Klapthor and Laura Asherman’s collaborative exhibition at WonderRoot in late May.
Deadline: April 10
Throughout the next month, artists Mike Klapthor and Laura Asherman will be staging various battles between robots and dinosaurs for an exhibition titled I Love Atlanta: Robots vs. Dinosaurs at the WonderRoot Gallery in late May. Klapthor and Asherman are currently calling on local artists to offer different sets inspired by the skylines, landmarks, and history of Atlanta to act as backdrops for their sculptures (19 x 17 x 16 inches each). Brief proposals are due Monday, April 10. Klapthor and Asherman will choose four proposals, and will collaborate closely with the selected designers to construct durable stages for their battle scenes. For more information, visit WonderRoot’s website.
Art Takes Times Square
The grand-prize winner will take home $10,000 in cash and will have their work displayed in Times Square in New York City.
Deadline: April 14
This year chashama, Times Square Alliance, and Artists Wanted are teaming up to offer artists from around the world an opportunity to showcase their work in Manhattan’s busy Times Square. In addition to a $10,000 cash award for the grand-prize winner, runners up will have their work featured in iconic signs around Times Square. They will also be printed in the Art Takes Times Square book, to be distributed world wide. Visit the Artists Wanted website for more information on how to apply.
Death is the Destination
Selected artists will have their work(s) displayed during the Death is Destination exhibition.
Deadline: April 15
In conjunction with a Death Year symposium taught at Georgia State University, professor of photography, Nancy Floyd; associate professor of sculpture, Ruth Stanford; and assistant professor of ceramics, Christina West are curating a Death is the Destination exhibition, in which artists from around the country are welcome to submit works focused on the theme of death. Artists may address this theme in a variety of ways, and are encouraged to explore alternative conceptions and manifestations of death. Those selected will be featured in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Galleries at Georgia State University from August 16 through September 21, 2012. Georgia State students are eligible for a fee waiver. For more information on how to apply, visit their call for artists on Café Press.
2012 Art on the BeltLine Public Art Proposals
Selected artists will receive funding to execute a work of art or performance along new corridors of the Atlanta BeltLine.
Deadline: April 16
In anticipation of opening new segments of Atlanta’s unused rail system, the Atlanta BeltLine is once again calling for public art proposals to be displayed and performed later in the year. There is funding available to help execute various projects spanning the spectrum of the arts. Numerous information sessions will be held around Atlanta for those interested in gaining further insight into the proposal process. For more information visit the Atlanta BeltLine’s website.
Metro Montage XII Juried Exhibition
Winning artists will receive up to $750 in cash prizes.
Deadline: April 24
The Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art is organizing its twelfth Metro Montage juried exhibition, which will be displayed from July 7 to September 8, 2012. All media is accepted, and will be judged by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Geanna M. Barlaam. Entry fees include $35 for museum members and $40 for non-members. For details on how to apply, visit the museum’s website.
The Collective Project, Inc. Call for Poster Designs
Three artists’ posters will be displayed around Atlanta; artists will also receive two free opening-night tickets.
Deadline: May 1
In conjunction with the opening of Gregory Garrison’s new play, The Red Herring, which will be performed at the Goat Farm in July, the Collective Project, Inc. is inviting local artists to submit film noir inspired poster designs to advertise the production. Artists may request scripts for inspiration. For more information on how to apply, respond to them on their Craigslist post, or reply on their facebook page.
Getty Grants for Editorial Photography
Five photographers will be given $20,000 in grants funding to support their photojournalism.
Deadline: May 1
Acknowledging the time and effort it takes to create compelling works of photojournalism, Getty Images is offering $20,000 to help five photojournalists pay for equipment, travel, and costs of living. Grants are open to all photojournalists, who will be judged by a renowned collection of photographers, photojournalists, and editors. For information on how to apply, visit their website.
Outside the Frame Call for Entries
Selected photographers will have the opportunity to show and sell their works at the Atlanta Photography Group gallery for six weeks.
Deadline: May 5
The Atlanta Photography Group is hosting another juried exhibition, titled Outside the Frame, which will take place between June 8 and July 27, 2012. Fall Line Press publisher William Boling, the juror for the show, will be looking for works that “amaze and amuse; that astound and confound.” Applicants must be APG members, or become members in the application process. For more information, visit APG’s website.
RE-DESIGN: Gallery Space 2012 Architectural Competition
The winning architect will receive a cash prize as well as various accolades from architectural and local government circles.
Deadline: May 15
The City of Atlanta has recently put out a call for architectural designs to refurbish the interior of 75 Marietta Street into a new contemporary art gallery. This historic site in downtown Atlanta was once owned by Cox Enterprises and acted as the previous headquarters of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Hoping to renovate the entryway and exhibition spaces, the City of Atlanta is currently accepting proposals from registered architects. For more information on the building and budget stipulations, visit the City of Atlanta’s website.
The South’s Next Wave: Design Challenge
Winning designers will receive a cash prize and will be featured in an Atlanta lifestyle magazine.
Deadline: May 15
The Museum of Design Atlanta is hosting a call for submissions, asking designers of various objects—including furniture, jewelry, fashion, accessories, and more—to enter their design contest. Each designer will be paired with another interior designer to create “vignettes” throughout MODA’s exhibition space. In addition to creating these comprehensively designed spaces, design pairs will also be responsible for creating a chandelier, which will be auctioned off to benefit the museum. MODA visitors will judge the pairs’ various vignettes, and thereby determine the winner of the competition. For more information on how to apply, visit MODA’s website.
Aaron Siskind Foundation 2012 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
A collection of photographers will receive grants of up to $10,000 each.
Deadline: May 18
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is calling on photographers and photo-based artists to submit applications for grants funding. Artists will be judged on their past accomplishments and their creative promise in the future. Students may not apply. For more information visit the foundation’s website.
Works on Paper NYC
Chosen artists will be featured in the Works on Paper NYC exhibition at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery in New York City this summer.
Deadline: May 22
Prior to closing out its exhibition season, the Jeffrey Leder Gallery is hosting a call for works on paper. Works may include preparatory drawings, prints, photographs, paintings, or any matter of media on paper. This juried show, which will span two floors of the gallery, will take place this summer between June 17 and July 8, 2012. For more information on the gallery and how to apply, visit the gallery’s website.
Future Cities: Planning for the 90 Per Cent
Ten projects will be displayed in the upcoming XIII Architecture Biennale in Venice.
Deadline: May 31
Acknowledging growing global trends in which more and more people are moving from the country to urban cities, Connecting Cultures, Domus magazine, Bucintoro Cultura, and the Celeste Network are calling for new visual projects in any medium that will offer creative solutions to urban problems. Designers and artists should address where our urban centers fall short, and seek ways to make improvements. Applicants will be judged by a distinguished panel of architectural scholars, including Anna Detheridge, Joseph Grima, Richard Ingersoll, Fulvio Irace, and Mary Jane Jacob. For more information on this theme and how to apply, visit the Future Cities website.
Dave Bown Projects 4th Semiannual Competition
One artist will receive $5000, and five artists will receive $1000 each.
Deadline: June 30
Dave Bown Projects, a company interested in advancing the field of contemporary art, is hosting its 4th Semiannual competition. Artists working in all types of media are encouraged to submit works. While five winners will receive cash prizes, another twenty artists will be featured on the Dave Bown website. Jurors include Diane Mullin from the Weisman Art Museum, Ron Platt from the Birmingham Museum of Art, and Mónica Ramírez-Montagut from the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. For more information on the submission process, visit the Dave Bown Project website.
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.