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.
Deadline: May 31
Open Call: Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies
Location: Cusco, Peru – Oaxaca, Mexico – Puebla, Mexico
Founded in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our academic International Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists. We are invested in approaching art and art history with a critical perspective by understanding Mexico and Peru’s complexity in context and incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation especially of the 3,000-year heritage of visual culture of these two countries. Our residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, and cultural researchers age 22 and over. Website: http://www.arquetopia.org/new-open-calls-deadlines
Deadline: May 27
The Golden Record: ATHICA
Location: Athens, GA
Seeking entries for The Golden Record, an exhibition inspired by the images and sounds of “The Sounds of Earth,” the recording that is now traveling on the Voyager spacecraft far beyond our galaxy, bearing hundreds of sounds, including the Brandenburg Concerto, whales, footsteps, greetings in 55 languages, thunder, crickets, brainwaves, a heartbeat, and “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” by Blind Willie Johnson. Submit works in all media, including sound, video, performance, technology, and science that reflect on the beautiful and daft hopefulness of this compilation going forth for 40,000 years to be sort of near the closest star. Exhibition dates: August 18-October 7, 2018. A proposal with links to up to three images, videos, or sound files may be submitted for review at http://athica.org/call-for-ent
Deadline May 31
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Location: Charlotte, NC
McColl Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists working in architecture, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, design, music, theatre, social practice, community organizing, urban agriculture, culinary arts, or interdisciplinary practices. The residency program provides a space for creative inquiry and exploration among a dynamic group of artists, thinkers, and practitioners. McColl Center annually awards residencies to approximately eighteen artists. Regional, national, and international artists are selected through a combination of open applications, invitations, and solicited nominations. This is for the Winter/Spring 2019 Residency, running from January 7–April 30, 2019. There is a nonrefundable application fee of $35. More info & application can be found here.
Deadline: June 6
Headlands Center For the Arts
Location: Headlands, CA
The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.
Deadline: June 8
The Chiaro Award, Headlands Center for the Arts
Locataion: Headlands, CA
The Chiaro Award is a fully sponsored artist residency and cash prize for an accomplished mid-career painter residing in the United States. The award is designed to have meaningful impact on the life and career of one artist per year, by both recognizing past success and by fostering their ability to continue to produce exceptional and exemplary work in the medium of painting.
Residencies of six to ten weeks include dedicated use of a private studio, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and a cash award of $15,000. The Chiaro Awardee will become part of the dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ programs, sharing in peer-to-peer creative exchange while developing his or her individual artistic practice.
Deadline: June 8
Apply for Artists-In-ATHICA: Fall 2018
Location: Athens, GA
Applications are now being taken for the Artists-In-ATHICA residency program for Fall 2018. Artists may work in any or multiple disciplines and traditions, including but not limited to visual, curatorial, musical, performing, written, experimental, cinematic, digital, and theatrical arts. The work undertaken in the residency can be in a familiar or new discipline. Residents can work independently, collaborate with others, and/or work as a team. For the Fall 2018 cycle, proposals that focus on presenting a programming series in areas of unmet needs are of particular interest. Examples might include a series of spoken word events, a documentary film viewing and discussion series, or a set of workshops for high school students. For more information: http://athica.org/updates/arti
Entry fee $10.00.
Deadline: June 30