Call For Artists: March 2018 and Beyond

Artist at work at Artspace
Artist at work at Artspace

MARCH

Djerassi
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

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

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 25

Mason Fine Art’s Fresh Blood Exhibition
Location: Atlanta, GA
Mason Fine Art is pleased to announce our eighth Fresh Blood exhibition, a juried exhibition of current and recently graduated collegiate and graduate students. The show will open on May 17, 2018 and run through the first week of July. Mason Fine Art will accept submissions for Fresh Blood on February 26, 2014 and ending on March 27, 2018. All visual arts media will be accepted. All accepted works must be for sale at Mason Fine Art for the duration of the show, with a 50% consignment agreement between artist and gallery. Application Fee: $15. For the submission application & more info, head here.
Deadline: March 27

Artspace

Location: 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!
Deadline: 
March 30


APRIL

Chinati
Location: 
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.
Deadline: 
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 njeinquiries@firststreetgallery.org(646) 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, 2018

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


MAY

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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