See below for grants, calls for proposals, and residency opportunities available to artists in Georgia and throughout the United States. Deadlines begin June 4, 2012.
2012 CCNY Annual Juried Photography Competition
Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the CCNY Gallery in August and September of 2012.
Deadline: June 4
The Camera Club of New York, one of New York’s oldest non-profit arts organizations, is hosting its annual juried photography competition. Jurors Elisabeth Biondi (former Visual Editor of the New Yorker and Director of Photography at Vanity Fair) and Martine Fougeron, of the Tête à Tête project, will be selecting a collection of photographers to feature in the CCNY Gallery. One artist will receive a $500 cash prize. There is no entry fee to apply. For more information, check out CCNY’s website.
WonderRoot Walthall Artist Fellowship
12 fellowship recipients will participate in career development and mentorship programs, and will spend five days on Ossabaw Island.
Deadline: June 5
This month WonderRoot has put out a call for artists for its Walthall Artist Fellowship, a year-long program packed with programs and events to benefit developing artists. Awardees will be paired with individual mentors who will help guide their artistic processes, will participate in a series of roundtable discussions and symposia, will gain access to numerous career development workshops with major Atlanta-arts figureheads, and will get the opportunity to spend five days on Ossabaw Island off the coast of Georgia. These 12 artists will also all be featured in a group exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in the summer of 2013. For details on the Walthall Artist Fellowship, including a list of events and how to apply, check out this website.
Fulton County Art-at-Work Summer Session
Selected arts students will participate in a month-long summer session to execute a collective art project and exhibition.
Deadline: June 5
This one is for the youth: Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture is offering a month-long summer program, from July 9 to August 3, 2012, for students interested in collaborating on a collective art project. The program employs visual arts, theater, and dance to engage students’ critical and creative skills. There are no fees associated with the summer session; rather, students will be paid for their creative participation. For more information on this program, visit their website.
MINT Gallery Leap Year Program
Chosen artists will gain access to local arts networking opportunities as well as space to exhibit their work.
Deadline: June 7
Similar to WonderRoot’s Walthall Artist Fellowship, MINT Gallery offers its own year-long Leap Year Program. With creative development and networking opportunities, as well as a number of resources and chances to exhibit work, MINT’s Leap Year Program has had a great deal of success in benefiting local artists and contributing to the Atlanta-arts community. This is an excellent way to kick off an artistic career. To learn more and apply, click here.
C4 Website Bootcamp 4 Artists
Those enrolled will learn to create and manage their own arts-related website.
Deadline: June 11
As social media and web development becomes more and more prominent in the contemporary arts community, websites for artists and arts organizations are becoming evermore integral for creative success. Atlanta’s C4 foundation, which offers technical, marketing, and business training to creative professionals and arts organizations, is hosting a Website Bootcamp 4 Artists on June 18 and 19, 2012. Enrollment is $50, or $25 for C4 members. The workshop offers participants a hands-on opportunity to quickly develop a website through WordPress. To enroll, visit their website.
Eastern State Penitentiary Call for Proposals: 2013 Season
Selected artists will be given up to $7500 each to complete a project in the Eastern State Penitentiary.
Deadline: June 13
Since its restoration began in the mid-90s, the nineteenth-century Eastern State Penitentiary has become a notable site for visual-arts performances, exhibitions, and installations. This month the historic site is calling on artists from around the United States to propose projects that would take over cell blocks and prison corners for the next annual tour season (roughly March through November of 2013). Visitations to the penitentiary are encouraged. For more information on how to apply, click here.
PhilaMOCA’s David Lynch-Themed Art Show: Eraserhood Forever
Selected artists will participate in a two-week group exhibition at PhilaMOCA.
Deadline: June 29
This is another Philadelphia-based artist opportunity, but I just couldn’t resist its David Lynch-centered theme. In honor of a new Eraserhead mural being added to its exterior, the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art is hosting a two-week exhibition, open to artists across the U.S. working in any medium, to submit works inspired by the filmmaker David Lynch. For details, check out PhilaMOCA’s website.
Kyoto Art Center Artist-in-Residence
Selected residents will receive living accommodations, studios, and 200,000-yen stipends (nearly $2500) for three months in Kyoto, Japan.
Deadline: June 30
The Kyoto Art Center is accepting applications for its Kyoto residency program. Artists and researchers may apply to live in Kyoto for up to three months during 2013 and 2014. The program will not only provide a location for residents to live and work, but will also offer additional funds and support to help visitors settle in and explore the city’s extensive arts community. For more information, visit the Kyoto Art Center’s website.
Two three-month scholarships and seven six-month scholarships are available to artists for residency in Germany.
Deadline: July 13
Located in Bad Ems, a small rural town on the river Lahn in Germany, the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral offers artists a quiet haven to discuss, cultivate, and create artwork. Residency recipients engage with other artists in public exhibitions and lectures, as well as gain access to the various resources and studio spaces available at the Art House. To be eligible artists must have completed an MFA program and must have been working on art for at least three years following their academic studies. For more information on the Balmoral Scholarship and how to apply, visit their website.
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Optic Nerve 14
Chosen artists will have their videos shown at three locations in Miami and New York.
Deadline: July 15
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is hosting its 14th annual emerging artists film and video showcase, Optic Nerve. Featured artists will not only have their work displayed at MOCA North Miami, but will also be shown at the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space in Miami, and at Big Screen Plaza in New York City. The museum will also be purchasing one artist’s video for their permanent collection. For details on how to apply, click here.
RedLine Artist-in-Residency Program
Artists participate in a two-year residency program for $135 per month.
Deadline: July 18
With two locations, one in Denver and another in Milwaukee, RedLine offers creatives a couple of quiet spaces to reflect upon, create, and discuss their work. Each artist is paired with three to four mentors to help develop his or her artistic process. Residents are expected to participate in educational forums and annual exhibitions; they will also periodically have studio visits by various international artists, curators, and arts leaders. For more information on this residency and how to apply, visit Redline here.
Atlanta Printmakers Studio Annual Members Exhibition
Selected works will be featured in a two-month long show at Chastain Arts Center beginning in August.
Deadline: July 27
The Atlanta Printmakers Studio is hosting its Annual Members Exhibition, starting on August 9, 2012. If you aren’t currently a member, now is an excellent time to consider joining. Membership costs $35 and comes with a number of discounts on workshops, classes, and studio rentals, as well as various exhibition opportunities. For more information, click here.
En Foco: New Works #16
Winners of this fellowship award will receive $1000, an exhibition, and photo gear.
Deadline: July 31
En Foco is continuing its mission of promoting emerging and mid-career Latino, African, Asian, and Native American artists by opening up its 16th annual call for photographers. Winning artists will receive national recognition, an exhibition in New York, an honorarium of $1000, and a ton of great photo gear. For information on En Foco and its previous winners, visit their website.
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.
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
One artist 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. The selected artist will have his or her work displayed for nearly a month between September 29 and October 26, 2012. For more information on how to submit work, visit their 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.