See below for upcoming grant deadlines, calls for proposals, and residency applications available (but not limited) to artists in Georgia.
1. 25th Annual National Juried Arts Exhibition in Douglasville
Solo show for two artists with prizes totaling $2,100
Deadline: September 9
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is currently accepting submissions for its 25th Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, which will run from November 6 through December 2 at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth, Georgia. For more information, you can visit their website here, read their press release here, or read the prospectus here.
2. Artadia Call for Artists
Awards range from $15,000 to $3,000
Deadline: September 15
Artadia, the Fund for Art and Dialogue, is calling on Atlanta artists to submit their work. Supporting artists across five different cities in the U.S., including Boston, Chicago, Houston, the San Francisco Bay Area, and most recently Atlanta, Artadia seeks to encourage artistic productivity and creativity by providing them with funding and a national network of support. Artists across greater Atlanta working in any medium are encouraged to apply. For more information on eligibility and the application process, visit Artadia’s website.
3. Hambidge Creative Residency Program
Residency for March and April of 2012
Deadline: September 15
The Hambidge Creative Residency Program, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, offers a collection of artists the opportunity to explore nearly 600 acres of its pristine, secluded landscape, while offering nine cottage/studios for quiet artistic development. Artists who are admitted to the program pay $200 each week out of the total $1,250-per-week cost; however, there are additional fellowships and scholarships available to reduce even these $200 fees. For more information on the program, location, and application process, visit their website.
4. Georgia Council for the Arts’s Tourism Product Development Grant
Up to $20,000 in funding
Deadline: September 30
The Georgia Council for the Arts is teaming up with the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Division to offer professional artists up to $20,000 to create sustainable jobs in the hospitality industry. Together, they are looking for creative projects that will stimulate tourism, including new murals, arts programs, and tourist items for sale, as well as new festivals and historic preservation projects. While salaries and administrative fees are not covered by this grant, individual artists are considered eligible, and are therefore encouraged to apply. For more information on this grant, visit their website.
1. Atlanta Printmakers Studio Emerging Artist Residency
Free studio for up to six months and a materials stipend of $600
Deadline: October 1
The Atlanta Printmakers Studio has put out their call for printmaking project proposals. Printmakers with compelling ideas who can demonstrate their experience with the medium as well as their ability to work independently will be awarded a free studio for up to six months with around-the-clock access, $600 to purchase materials, a free class or workshop at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, as well as personal mentoring from a professional artist. Applications are due October 1. For more information, visit the APS website.
2. The Third Virginia Avery Memorial “Reflections” Juried Art Exhibition
Best in Show: $1,000; in each category, first place receives $300; second place receives $200; and third place receives $100
Deadline: October 30
The Atlanta Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is calling on all women artists in Georgia to submit works of art in a variety of mediums. Applicants may submit up to three works for a $30 non-refundable entry fee. Selected artists will be able to display and sell their work from January 19 through March 3 at the Mable House Arts Center in Mableton, Georgia. For more information about the exhibition you can check out their website, or view the entry form for the competition.
Residency Program at the Sustainable Arts Society in Blue Ridge, GA
Residency in Blue Ridge, GA from January through May
Deadline: November 1
The Sustainable Arts Society provides three artists a place to stay and work on their own projects for six months. Artists are given a private, secluded space on a working farm in the mountains where they are encouraged to create works dealing with issues of environmental conservation. For more information, visit their website.
The Kress Project
24 winners will be published in a book and given $500 each
Deadline: February 1
In celebration of receiving a collection of Italian Renaissance paintings fifty years ago from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) is calling on artists to create works in response to the works in this collection. All forms of media are accepted, including visual arts, poetry, academic papers, recipes, and more. For more information on the project and how to apply, visit GMOA’s website.
Please leave a comment below if you know of more grant opportunities, calls for proposals, or artist residencies.