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Call For Artists: January 2018 and Beyond

Vermont Studio Center
Vermont Studio Center


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.
Open in January!
Deadline: May 31

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio. Application for spring can be found here.
Deadline: January 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 gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry to create the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction and growth. The application can be found here.
Deadline: January 10

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Location: Clermont, Kentucky
The Artist in Residence Program is available to visual artists of all mediums, including sculptors, installation artists, painters, photographers, environmental artists, sound, video, and performance artists. Applicants may be emerging or established artists on a regional, national or international level. Bernheim provides living quarters, a stipend up to $2,500.00 and studio space in exchange for a site-specific sculpture, project or exhibition, with at least one mutually agreed upon work of art left to the Bernheim Foundation. Also required is some form of public engagement such as a lecture, workshop or demonstration. Please head here for more information. 
January 14

Sculpture Space
 Utica, New York
We offer a 5,500-square-foot shared studio with specialized equipment in addition to five private studios.  The Studio Manager provides ongoing assistance and technical expertise; the Operations Manager and Executive Director are available to assist with any other special requirements. Three to five artists are in residence each month; artists are expected to stay for a full two months. For absences longer than four contiguous days, stipend will be prorated. Housing is provided a block away in a newly renovated residence with private bedrooms, washer/dryer, TV, internet, shared living space and kitchen. Artists are responsible for materials, specialized tools and food. Bicycles are provided; transport for materials purchase and other needs is also available. Click here for more info.
Deadline: January 15

Rabun Gap, GA
Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber. Check out their application requirements here.
January 15

Location: Wyoming
The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers dedicated individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development. Here artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and meditation on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land. Apply here.
Deadline: January 15

MacDowell Colony
Location: Peterborough, NH
The MacDowell Colony is an artist residency program in New Hampshire. Participants remain in the program for up to eight weeks with five weeks being most common. The sole criterion for acceptance to the MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. We welcome artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. Click here for the application.
Deadline: January 15

Vermont Studio Center
Johnson, VT
The Vermont Studio Center provides studio residencies of 4-12 weeks on an historic 30-building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.  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.  Apply here.
January 15

Atlantic Center for the Arts
 New Smyrna Beach, FL
The three-week Residency Program brings together three “Master Artists” from different disciplines, such as the visual arts, architecture, music, literature, choreography, dance, performance art, and theater. Each Master Artist determines the requirements and basic structure of their residency, and through an online application process, they each select eight “Associate Artists” to participate in the three-week program. It is an ideal setting for the exchange of ideas, the inspiration for new work, and the cross-fertilization of disciplines. The programs can include formal classes, discussions, individual meetings, individual and group critiques, collaboration, and studio time. The award-winning Leeper Studio Complex provides residents with resources such as a painting studio, sculpture studio, digital media studio, dance studio, music/recording studio, writers’ studio, black box theatre and library.
Deadline: January 21

Atlanta Fringe Festival
Location: Atlanta GA
Atlanta-based performing arts festival seeks artists for its 6th installment, set to take place in June 2018 in Little Five Points and East Atlanta . (December 18, 2017 – Atlanta) After a year-long hiatus, the Atlanta Fringe Festival is thrilled to announce open submissions for their 6th annual festival, taking place in June of 2018. Submitting to the festival is easier than ever: performing artists of all disciplines can apply via online form at the Atlanta Fringe website, now through January 31, 2018. The 20 artists that make up this year’s lineup will be announced via Facebook Live on February 2. As always, the selection will be made via unjuried lottery (literally drawn from a hat, per Fringe tradition.) More information can be found at the Fringe website, www.atlantafringe.org.
Deadline: January 31


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 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: Tennessee
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

Mural at Midtown MARTA Station
Atlanta, GA
Midtown Alliance, in collaboration with MARTA, is seeking qualifications from artists for the commissioning of a site-specific mural at Midtown MARTA Station on the south plaza. This mural will be a major component of and set the tone for a larger placemaking enhancement effort at this plaza, including seating, lighting and other activations to be revealed this spring. Midtown Alliance’s art and activation program seeks to enhance Midtown’s public realm by making publicly-accessible spaces that are comfortable, safe and vibrant for all to use. Click here for more information and link to the RFQ:https://www.midtownatl.com/about/programs-and-projects/planning-and-urban-design/public-art-rfp
Deadline: February 2

Callanwolde Juried Art Exhibition
Location: Atlanta
Open to all Metro Atlanta artists ages 18 and over. All work must be original, wall-hung, 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 2019 season. Juror: Stephanie Smith, Founder of Atlanta Printmakers Studio and Lecturer at the University of West Georgia. Exhibition dates: March 8-May 4, 2018. Click here to apply.
Deadline: February 11, 11:45pm

Location: Chattanooga, TN
Description: For The Chattanooga Film Festival’s 5th year, ARC: Artist Residency Chattanooga and CFF are partnering for the first Featured Exhibiting Artist Residency in what is hopefully a new  festival tradition. The selected artist will live and work 2-4 weeks in Chattanooga leading up to the festival April 5-8. We provide a studio for the artist to create a new installation or exhibition of work that will be displayed around the festival venue and be exposed to over 10,000 local & national festival attendees. Lodging, Stipend, and a VIP Badge to the festival are also provided to the artist at no cost. There is potential for networking, press, and other opportunities. More information at our website.
Deadline: February 11th, 2018


Georgia Artists Juried Exhibition
Location: Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, GA
Open to all artists over the age of 18 and residing in the state of Georgia. All work must be original and completed in the last three year. The artist winning best in show will be awarded $1000. Prizes will also be awarded for first, second and third place. 2018 Jurors: Michi Meko, a 2017 Atlanta Artadia Awardee and Laura Bell, Assistant Professor of Art at Kennesaw State University. Head here for the application.
Deadline: March 19


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 njeinquiries@firststreetgallery.org(646) 336-8053
Deadline: April 3


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.
Open in January!
Deadline: May 31


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