Call For Artists March 2017 and Beyond

The Djerassi Resident Artists program provides for residencies in fields including the visual arts, literature, and choreography.

March 2017

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 is hosting its first art exhibition as part of this year’s festival, which is scheduled for the last week in May.

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

The Chinati Foundation was founded in 1986 by artist Donald Judd on the site of a former US military base in Marfa, Texas.

April 2017

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

The Bascom Art Center is located on a plateau within the Nantahala National Forest in Highlands, North Carolina.
The Bascom Art Center is located on a plateau within the Nantahala National Forest in Highlands, North Carolina.

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 this link for more information.
Deadline: April 1, 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

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

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 21

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.
Intimacy and Peace by Alicia Henry, the 2016 winner of the Gibbes Museum’s 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art.

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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