Call For Artists: April 2018 and Beyond

Marfa, TX
The Chinati Foundation provides a furnished apartment on the museum’s grounds and a studio in Marfa. Resident artists have unlimited access to Chinati’s collection and archive, and the museum staff and interns are available to assist in securing materials and preparing exhibitions. A stipend of $1,000 is provided to assist with travel and art materials.  To apply, head here.
April 1

MFAH Core Program
Location: Houston, TX
The Core Program attracts a diverse array of applicants from across the United States and abroad. The Core Program awards residencies to exceptional, highly motivated visual artists and critical writers who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training and are working to develop a sustainable practice. Residents participate in a yearlong seminar and engage with a wide range of leading artists, critics, curators and art historians who are invited to meet individually with the residents, lead group seminars, and deliver public lectures.  Click here for more information.
Deadline: April 1

First Street Gallery National Juried Exhibition 
Location: New York City
Juror and artist Ronnie Landfield will select works for an exhibition at the Chelsea gallery, June 21-July 14, 2018. Entry fee: $35/1-3 works, $5/ea. additional work, max. 6. Eligible works: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography and sculpture. Online application only. See prospectus for details. For more information, contact 336-8053
Deadline: April 3

VCUarts Summer Studio In Photography, Film and Media Arts
Location: VCU School of the Arts Richmond, VA
The Summer Studio Program in Photography, Film + Media Art is a supportive, rigorous, four week long artistic residency that combines theory, practice and professional development over four weeks in Richmond, VA. Taking advantage of our extensive facilities at VCUarts, Summer Studio provides concentrated studio time and ample workspace, artist lectures, engagement with critics and curators and generous critiques with VCUarts faculty and guest artists. This intensive, hands-on experience is ideal for artists developing a portfolio for graduate school, as well as those interested in studio immersion within a stimulating and affirmative environment.  Link to more information here.
Deadline: April 13

MacDowell Colony
Location: Peterborough, NH
The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. For more information, click here.
Deadline: April 15

Adaptations Residencies at A Studio in the Woods
Location: New Orleans, LA

Description: New Orleans and the region are frequently invoked as one of the areas most vulnerable to the effects of environmental change. Adaptations: Living with Change Residencies invite artists to examine how climate driven adaptations – large and small, historic and contemporary, cultural and scientific – are shaping our future. These six-week residencies provide artists with time, space, stipend, scholarship and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works. The call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental and culturally related issues and a commitment to seeking and plumbing new depths. More information can be found here.
Deadline: April 16

The Harpo Foundation
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Harpo Foundation provides grants up to $10,000 to artists chosen by the Board of Directors and independent professional advisors. The number of awards given each year is determined by the annual granting budget. Applications require a $15 fee, artist’s résumé, artist’s statement, and up to 10 images of sample work. Applicants must be self-identified under-recognized artists who are 21 or older, and awardees are chosen on the basis of the quality of their work and its potential to “expand aesthetic inquiry.” Find more information here.
Deadline: April 20


Masur Museum of Art in Monroe
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Masur Museum of Art is hosting their 55th Annual Juried Competition sponsored by Century Link. Joel Parsons, director of the Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College in Memphis will be the juror and will distribute the awards at reception. Best in Show will receive $1,000.00 and the total awards will be $3,200.00. Recipients are not required to be present to receive awards. The show will be on view July 12th through October 13, 2018.  Entry fee is $10.00 each piece with a five piece limit. Entry applications must be done through their website.
Deadline: May 10

1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
Location: Charleston, SC
The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted exclusively through this website from January to May each year.
Deadline: May 31


McColl Center for Art + Innovation 
Location: Charlotte, NC

McColl Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists working in architecture, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, design, music, theatre, social practice, community organizing, urban agriculture, culinary arts, or interdisciplinary practices. The residency program provides a space for creative inquiry and exploration among a dynamic group of artists, thinkers, and practitioners. McColl Center annually awards residencies to approximately eighteen artists. Regional, national, and international artists are selected through a combination of open applications, invitations, and solicited nominations. This is for the Winter/Spring 2019 Residency, running from January 7–April 30, 2019. There is a nonrefundable application fee of $35. More info & application can be found here.
DeadlineJune 6

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