Call For Artists September 2017 and Beyond

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100 West Corsicana
Corsicana, TX
100 West grants artists and writers residencies to create work in this historic building repurposed for studio space. Large scale, light filled rooms are provided alongside complete living accommodations and wood shop access to produce work in two or three dimension, installation, or writing. This residency experience is enriched by artist-made furniture and antiques in a building virtually unaltered since the 1890s.  Original mill work, light fixtures, painted doors and walls now cracked and worn remain amid three years of preservation work, and effectively contrast contemporary modes of art making. 100W maintains a close connection with Dallas art culture less than an hour away from downtown Corsicana, where faded vestiges of the nineteenth century oil boom make it quintessentially Texas. Head here for the application.
September 1

Blanton Museum of Art
Location: Austin
Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art is starting a new residency offering emerging artists the opportunity to create a sound-based artwork to be featured in the museum’s January 2018 SoundSpace performance. Aiming to highlight the connections between art and music, SoundSpace is a biannual concert series that responds to the Blanton’s exhibitions and to what’s happening in our society at large — past concerts have included tributes to recently deceased musicians (Pierre Boulez, David Bowie, Tony Conrad, Ethan Frederick Greene, and Prince), and new pieces by legendary artists like Pauline Oliveros.  To facilitate the artist-in-residence’s sound work, the Blanton will give the artist an opportunity to host a public workshop, a $1000 honorarium, a workspace, access to the museum’s collection, and will document the new piece. The artist will be chosen by a panel that includes Blanton staff, artistic leadership of SoundSpace, and a guest sound/music curator. Applications are due September 1, and the residency will begin in December 2017.
Deadline: September 1

Location: Rabun Gap, GA
Hambidge provides a residency program for 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. Check out the application requirements here.
Deadline: September 15

Location: Banner, WY
The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers time and a supportive environment for artists and writers to reflect on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land.  Apply here.
Deadline: September 15

MacDowell Colony
Location: Peterborough, NH
The MacDowell Colony is a renowned artist residency program in New England. 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. Check out the application here.
Deadline: September 15

Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist Residency
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
The Master Artist Residency is unique in that it is a mentoring program that couples prominent Master Artists with selected Associate Artists for three week periods. Since residencies are process based, and not product-driven, time can be spent on previously existing projects, on new experiments, or on collaborations. The residency is also unique in that it focuses on creating conversations and the sharing of ideas between three disciplines per program, which can include visual artists, writers, dancers, and musicians as well as many other types of art. ACA believes that the spirit and challenges of being an artist are shared by all disciplines and that we can learn much from coming together, sharing our work and ideas, and collaborating on projects. Please visit About the Master Artists-in-Residence Program to learn more.
Deadline: September 19

Fine Contemporary Crafts Exhibition – Artspace
Location: Raleigh, NC
A national biennial contemporary craft exhibition opportunity. Juried by Roger Manley, Director of the Gregg Museum of Art + Design. Eligible media includes functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, handmade paper and wood. Entries will be juried for cash prizes. Applications accepted through CAFÉ only at $25 Application Fee. Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2017 – January 13, 2018
Deadline: September 22

Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition
Location: Ocala, FL
The City of Ocala in partnership with the Appleton Museum of Art, Fine Arts For Ocala, and Marion Cultural Alliance is accepting submissions from artists working in North America to participate in the Fourth Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a 20-month exhibition at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala. Best of Show, Second Place, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice awards will be selected. Total Awards: $24,000. Artists must be 18 or older to enter. For entry Guidelines and more information, go here.
Deadline: September 30


Vermont Studio Center
Location: Johnson, VT
The Vermont Studio Center is an artist residency for visual artists and writers. There are three deadlines per year. The residency offers 2- to 12-week studio residencies for 50+ artists and writers per month (24 painters/ mixed-media, 12 sculptors/mixed-media, 2 printmakers, 2 photographers, and 16 writers). Click here to apply.
Deadline: October 1

Millay Colony For the Arts
Location: Austerlitz, NY
The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to six visual artists, writers, and composers each month between the months of April and November. Nurturing the work of artists of all ages, from a range of cultures and communities, and in all stages of their artistic career, the Colony offers comfortable private rooms, private studio spaces, and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere. Apply here.
Deadline: October 1

Ucross Foundation
Location: Sheridan, WY
The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers and composers. In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters. Learn more about the application here.
Deadline: October 1

Penland Core
Location: Penland, NC
The Penland Core Fellowship Program is a two-year work-study fellowship that offers emerging artists the opportunity to explore artistic interests and career possibilities in a supportive artistic community.
Deadline: October 15

Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta Artadia Awards are open to all visual artists living and working throughout the greater Atlanta area. The 23 eligible counties are: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media, and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Artadia Awardees are selected through a two-tier jury process that combines local expertise with outside perspective from leading curators and one artist. A preliminary panel will evaluate all online submissions and select five Finalists in October. A second panel will conduct studio visits with each Finalist, gaining a broader context for the artists’ work. Two Awardees will be selected from the Finalist pool to receive unrestricted Artadia Awards of $10,000.  
October 18

The Lighthouse Works
Location: Fishers Island, NY
Our fellowships are six-weeks in length and provide room, board, studio space and $1750 in stipends to successful applicants.
Artist at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply through our online application system. Applicants are required to fill out a form, submit work samples and attach a CV and current work statement.  There is a $25 application fee.
While our staff reviews applications for completeness, a jury of experts in each artist’s field evaluates the applications. Finalists will be invited for phone interviews and all applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision byDecember 15, 2017.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the guidelines prior to submitting an applications as portfolios that fail to meet these requirements will be dismissed unread.
Application Guidelines:
Deadline: October 16

MadArt Studio, Project-Based Residency 
Location: Seattle, Washington
MadArt Studio invites artists whose focus is on large-scale, site-specific installation to apply for a flexible 3-month project-based residency to take place between May and August 2018. The intention of MadArt’s artist-in-residence program is to create a platform for artists to investigate and develop their contemporary artistic practice by providing the necessary workspace, resources, support staff, and tools to create an exhibition. Unique to MadArt’s residency program, participating artists are asked to hold regular studio hours during project installation. This provides public audiences with an opportunity to engage with resident artists to learn more about the process, practice, and concepts behind the work. The residency will culminate with an opening reception and exhibition at MadArt Studio.
MadArt offers a 3,500-square-foot studio space with access to a genie lift, basic tools, loading dock, internet, and parking for one vehicle. Please reference floor plans on MadArt’s website for more detailed information on significant architectural features, including large floor-to-ceiling street-facing windows, varying ceiling heights, and dome skylights. The Studio Manager and Director provide ongoing assistance in various areas throughout the residency.
More information can be found here:
Deadline: October 23, 2017


Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome
Location: Rome, Italy
Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about 30 emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Selected artists receive living space and a studio in Rome.
November 1 (15th for an additional fee)

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 a contribution of 12 hours of labor per week to help renovate and maintain Art Farm’s buildings and grounds, as well as other projects suited to skills and temperament.
Application opens November 15.

Mccoll Center Fall artist In Residence
Location:Charlotte, NC
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. The 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. Because McColl Center has an explicit mission to advance communities—to engage diverse public audiences in dialog about contemporary issues facing Charlotte and other urban environments and to facilitate creative actions for positive social impact—special attention is given to applicants whose work poses urgent questions about society or promotes civic consciousness and reciprocal exchange with community members. The residency program provides a space for creative inquiry and exploration among a dynamic group of artists, thinkers, and practitioners. Residencies vary in length, from one to three months, in the fall and spring seasons.  Head here for more information.
Deadline: November 15


McColl Center Carolinas HealthCare System Artist-in-Residence Program (Healthcare and Healing)
Location: Charlotte, NC
Since 1999, McColl Center has partnered annually with Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast, to support one artist-in-residence in a medical setting, in order to explore how the arts can extend or enhance healthcare and healing. CHS artists-in-residence have worked in various areas of the healthcare system, facilitating opportunities for self-reflection and creative expression for patients and staff. Examples of past projects include: A portraiture project, addressing the changing identities of ten women experiencing breast cancer and chemotherapy and confronting issues about beauty, femininity, and motherhood; artist-led drawing and guided-meditation workshops at Levine Cancer Institute; and a series of 3D works created in collaboration with medical staff to identify, select, and reimagine patients’ brain scans.
McColl Center seeks project proposals from regional, national, and international artists for the Spring 2019 season. We look for artists who are engaged in research and investigation. Successful proposals will clearly state how the artist’s project will advance the theme of healthcare and healing and actively engage CHS patients and/or staff.  Head here for more information.
Deadline: December 15

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