Call For Artists February 2017 and Beyond

February 2017


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 twenty fellows 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

Arrowmount School of Arts and Crafts
Location: Gatlinburg, TN
The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program was established in 1991. The program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space, and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment of 160 rotating visiting workshop artists/instructors and hundreds of students. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply. Check it out here.
Deadline: February 1


Elsewhere Residencies
Location: Greensboro, NC
The residency invites creatives working across media, fields, disciplines, and administrations to create projects that activate Elsewhere, located in a former thrift store. Residents live and work within the museum for 2-4 weeks creating site-specific, responsive work that explores the environment, surplus inventories, cultural histories, social systems, neighborhood communities, and past artworks. For more information and to apply online visit
Deadline: February 11

Callanwolde Juried Art Exhibition
Location: Atlanta, GA
Exhibition dates: April 13 – June 23, 2017.  Open to all Metro Atlanta artists ages 18 and over. Open to any and all 2D media or 3D works that can hang on a wall.  All work must be original and completed in the last two years.  We are especially interested in new art that challenges traditional themes and/or materials, and is likely to stimulate audience discussion and debate.  The artist winning Best in Show will be awarded a solo exhibition during the Callanwolde Gallery’s 2018 season.  Juror: Susan Bridges, Owner and Gallery Director at Whitespace.  Find out more and apply here.
Deadline: February 19 @ 11:45 p.m.

Ground Floor Gallery
Nashville, TN
Calling all artists!
#MakeAmericaArtAgain #Eyeminded
Please submit your work for our 5th Annual Art Exhibition. This year it’s juried by Austin Thomas.
Early submissions receive a reduced rate through December 31, 2016. Final entry deadline is February 28th, 2017.
Show opens Saturday, April 1st during the Arts & Music @ Wedgwood/Houston art crawl and runs through the month.
“Best of Show” receives a solo show.
February 28

March 2017


South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships
Location: Atlanta, GA
The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program will be open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. This inaugural program is open only to visual artists and will expand to other disciplines in the future. A total of nine fellowships will be awarded. Each will be awarded a $5,000 South Arts State Fellowship, and will compete for one of the two South Arts Prizes. The $25,000 Southern Prize will be awarded to the artist whose work exhibits the highest artistic excellence, and one finalist will be awarded a $10,000 Prize, also based on artistic excellence. The Southern Prize winner will also receive a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences. Find out more and apply 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

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 12 hours of labor 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

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: 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

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 midcareer 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 the application page here.
Deadline: March 15

Raleigh, North Carolina
Every six months, Artspace selects two emerging artists in their early professional careers to participate in a six month, rent-free studio, residency concluding with a one-month solo exhibition at Artspace. Application Fee: $25.  For more information please head here!
March 17

Fire Island Artist Residency
Location: Fire Island, NY
Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is an organization founded in 2011 that brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identifying emerging artists to Fire Island, a place long-steeped in LGBTQ history, to create, commune, and contribute to the location’s rich artistic history. FIAR provides free live/work space to five selected artist residents who work, research, relax, and immerse themselves in the Fire Island community, during which time they are visited by a handful of well-known artists, curators, and art professionals who commune with residents through intimate visits, dinners, and discussions, providing support and feedback.  Check out the application here.
Deadline: March 24

Southern Fried Queer Pride “Digital Queerness” Exhibition
Location: Atlanta, GA
Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP) is putting out a call for submissions for our first gallery exhibition! The show will debut Thursday, May 25th as a part of the 2017 Southern Fried Queer Pride Festival and run for 3 weeks at Eyedrum Gallery in Downtown Atlanta. All queer and trans artists, especially queer and trans people of color, of all disciplines – photography, painting, drawing, installation, performance art, as well as zines, presentations, video/film, etc. – are encouraged to submit work. The theme for this exhibition is queerness in the digital age. The internet has allowed previously distant communities to access each other, resources, identities, experiences, culture, and so much more. But it’s also changed how we connect, how we build community, how we fuck, how we organize, etc. What is a digital queer identity?  How do queers of color/trans folks/disabled folks/poor folks experience the digital queer world? Submissions are being accepted until Friday, March 31st and must be emailed to in the following format: “Digital Queerness – Your Name”. All submissions selected for the exhibition will be contacted on Monday, April 10th. Find more information here.
Deadline: March 31

April 2017

Bascom Ceramics Resident Artist
Location: Highlands, NC
The Bascom strives to provide quality visual arts learning experiences, through “active viewing” and hands-on learning experiences for all visitors, regardless of age, economic background, education, and/or physical/mental ability.  Prior experience in arts administration, visual arts education, or studio arts. Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree preferred. Experience with ceramic arts programs for youth or adults desired.  Follow the link for more information: or by calling Bascom Ceramics Director Frank Vickery at 828 787 2892.
Deadline: April 1st, 2017

First Street Gallery – 2017 National Juried Exhibition
Location: New York, NY
Exhibition: June 22 – July 15, 2017  Entries start Jan. 1, 2017- Open to U.S. resident artists 18 yrs. or older. Juror: Peter Colon, DC Moore Gallery, NYC.  The gallery represents nationally and internationally known contemporary artists working in diverse media—including painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, as well as important estates and foundations. Entry fee: $35/1-3 works, $5/ea. additional work, maximum of six. Eligible works: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. Online applications only. More information here.
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 14

May 2017

Alicia, Henry, Intimacy and Peace, 2012-2013; acrylic, dye, stains, paper, fabrics, wood, clay, yarn, charcoal, and thread; 21.5 by 9 feet.
Alicia, Henry, Intimacy and Peace, 2012-2013; acrylic, dye, stains, paper, fabrics, wood, clay, yarn, charcoal, and thread; 21.5 by 9 feet.

1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
Location: Charleston, SC
This prize is awarded to artists residing, working in or from one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia. Entries are accepted exclusively through the website using the SlideRoom submission management program. No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted. Artists may submit up to ten digital images or video of original artwork. Images must be high resolution (at least 300dpi/1MB). For more information here.
Deadline: May 31

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