Call For Artists: February 2014 and Beyond

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 This month’s Call for Artists is brought to you by Digital Arts Studio. For over 10 years, Digital Arts Studio has helped artists increase profits by providing museum-quality reproductions of their original artwork. Learn more about Digital Arts Studio here.


Arrowmount School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg, TN
The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program was established in 1991. The program provides early career, self-directed artists the time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative  community comprising artists-in-residence, visiting artists, and hundreds of students. The program encourages emerging artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team to apply.  Check it out here!
Deadline: February 1

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Location: Skowhegan, ME
Skowhegan, an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists established in 1946, seeks each year to bring together a diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry. Take a look at their application here!
Deadline: February 1

Fine Arts Work Center
Location: Provincetown, MA
The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month fellowships to 20 artists each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. Residencies run from October 1 through May 1.  Find more information here!
Deadline: February 1

Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Location: Snowmass Village, CO
Anderson Ranch offers an artists’ residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual, and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists. Finalists are chosen on the basis of artistic merit by an independent jury of established working artists and will live and work at Anderson Ranch for an approximately a 10-week residency period. While in residence, all artists will share in an established community of interaction, conceptual development, and intense production of work. With the staffing and facilities available at the Ranch, its artist residency program aims to become one of the most robust programs of its type in the United States. Please click here for more information.
Deadline: February 15

Vermont Studio Center
Johnson, VT
Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists and writers residency program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. The Studio Center provides 4-12 week studio residencies on an historic 30-building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.
Deadline: February 15

Location: Woodside, CA
Residencies at Djerassi are awarded competitively, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, and media arts/new genres. We seek applications from emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as resident artists may make a significant difference to their careers, as well as from established artists with national and/or international reputations. Applicants are evaluated by panels of arts professionals in each category. Those selected are offered living and studio space for a 30-day session during the season, which runs from mid-April through mid-November. Please check out their application page here.
Deadline: February 15

Georgia State University
Location: Atlanta, GA
Liquid Blackness, a Research Project on Blackness and Aesthetics is organizing a symposium to be hosted by the Department of Communication at Georgia State University, April 11-12, 2014. The purpose of the symposium, which will bring together scholars, artists, and curators, is to begin a conversation about liquidity as an aesthetic form in which blackness is encountered in our contemporary visual and sonic landscape.  Coinciding with the symposium, Liquid Blackness is requesting proposals for artwork for exhibition, online publication, and panel discussions. We seek to show new or adapted work that engages with aesthetic forms of black liquidity, and/or critical or creative writing. Please refer to for a series of concepts that illustrates the notion of liquidity.
Deadline: February 16

Location: Omaha, NE
The Bemis Center is housed in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet. Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private kitchen and bathroom and 24-hour access to facilities, including a wood shop, installation spaces, and a 10,000-square-foot sculpture facility.
Support is $750 monthly stipend. For more information, click here.
Deadline: February 28

Art Farm
Location: Marquette, NE
Art Farm‘s artist residency program is for emerging or established professionals in all areas of the arts. It offers accommodations and studio space in exchange for a contribution of labor of 12 hours per week to help renovate and maintain Art Farm’s buildings and grounds, as well as other projects suited to individual skills and temperament. Please visit the Art Farm site here.
Deadline: March 1

Edward Albee Foundation
Location: Montauk, NY
Located approximately two miles from the center of Montauk and the Atlantic Ocean, “The Barn” rests in a secluded knoll that offers privacy and a peaceful atmosphere. The Foundation expects all those accepted for residence to work seriously and to conduct themselves in such a manner as to aid fellow residents in their endeavors. Writers are offered a room; visual artists are offered a room and studio space. Residents are responsible for their food, travel, and other expenses. The environment is simple and communal. Residents are expected to do their share in maintaining the condition of “The Barn” as well as its peaceful environment.  Please visit the website for more information.
Deadline: March 1

Location: Deer Isle, ME
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of media, including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking, and more. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals. Application information here.
Deadline: May 1

The Lighthouse Works
Location: Fishers Island, NY
Fellowships are six weeks in length and occur year-round. The Lighthouse Works provides fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and a stipend of $1,500 to defray the costs of shipping materials, the purchase of art supplies, and other expenses incurred in making artwork in a remote location; our belief is that no artist should have to spend money to accept the opportunity of a fellowship.  Apply here!
Deadline: March 1

Abrons Arts Center AIRspace residency
New York City
The Abrons’ AIRspace program offers residencies to emerging and mid-career artists and cross-disciplinary curators, providing free workspaces and opportunities to present/exhibit works-in-progress, curate exhibitions and performances in the Abrons’ galleries and theaters, and teach in school-based education programs.
Deadline: Opens March 1

Ucross Foundation
Location: Wyoming
The Ucross Foundation Residency Program offers the gift of time and space to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines. The Foundation strives to provide a respectful, comfortable, and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life. The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year. Residencies vary in length from two to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers, and composers.  Head here for application info.
Deadline: March 1

Wonderroot and The University Avenue Corridor Public Art Project
Location: Atlanta, GA
WonderRoot invites visual artists to submit qualifications to develop a site integrated, semi-permanent public art project to be located along the linear corridor on the Annie E. Casey Foundation property at the intersection of McDaniel Street and University Avenue in southwest Atlanta.  This call includes a Lead Artist Request for Qualifications and a Supporting Artist Request for Qualifications.  Lead Artists must be professional artists.  Supporting Artists may be professional, student, or emerging artists.  All artists must reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  Please see the individual RFQs for detailed qualification information.  Please find more information about the University Avenue Corridor Public Art Project here.
Deadline:  March 3

Living Walls
Location: Atlanta, GA
Living Walls is proud to partner with One Region Atlanta , an initiative of the The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta to create a mural in one of the 23 counties that make up the Greater Atlanta region. The One Region Atlanta Grant, will be given to one neighborhood group to create a Living Walls mural this July. The application process is open to a wide variety of organizations: NPUs, civic groups, interfaith organizations, churches, mosques, temples, and others. Living Walls is excited to grow and become part of your neighborhood, and we need your help to do it.  Please click here for the application!
Deadline: March 3

Location: Atlanta, GA
Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is now accepting applications for the 2014 Artadia Award Atlanta from all visual artists living and working in the 23-county Metro Atlanta. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected in the spring of 2014 through Artadia’s two-tiered jury process. This is the third Artadia Award cycle in  Atlanta.  To learn more, click here.
Deadline: March 15

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.

fhahkh_prof_artist_mag_ad_300x150This month’s Call for Artists is brought to you by Digital Arts Studio. For over 10 years, Digital Arts Studio has helped artists increase profits by providing museum-quality reproductions of their original artwork. Their state of the art scanning & printing equipment, one-on-one customer service and marketing assistance has helped artists attain their goal of reaching greater sales. Learn more about Digital Arts Studio here.


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  • Temme Barkin-Leeds
    February 9, 2014 at

    Shara had previously listed MacDowell Colony Residency but I don’t see it here.
    I think there are several around the year deadlines

  • Oronike Odeleye
    February 4, 2014 at

    The 2014 Creative Currents Summer Artist Residency in Portobelo, Panama is open to emerging and professional Visual, Literary & Performance Artists in all mediums and genres and Scholars and Researchers of all disciplines – both creative and academic – to submit project proposals for work to be developed during the 3 week residency. The Creative Currents Summer Artist Residency attracts a diverse and talented set of individuals interested in the visual, literary and performing arts and cultures of Africa and the Black Diaspora, ethnographic and anthropological research, Spanish and Latin American Studies, and responsible and ethical tourism. Partial fellowships are available.

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