Call For Artists April 2016 and Beyond

Hambidge Center for the ARts
Hambidge Center for the Arts


APRIL 2016

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

Seven Below
Location: Burlington, VT
The Seven Below Arts Initiative was established to foster artistic development and to support arts education in the state of Vermont. Seven Below, in partnership with Burlington City Arts, is pleased to request proposals for a six-week residency at the Barn near Burlington. The residency is designed to provide artists with a peaceful, inspiring, and supportive environment for individual and/or collaborative new work. The residency program is open to artists at any stage of their career, working in various visual arts media.
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

Whitney Independent Studio Program
Location: New York, NY
The Independent Study Program (ISP) consists of three interrelated parts: Studio Program, Curatorial Program, and Critical Studies Program. The ISP provides a setting within which students pursuing art practice, curatorial work, art historical scholarship, and critical writing engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the historical, social, and intellectual conditions of artistic production. The program encourages the theoretical and critical study of the practices, institutions, and discourses that constitute the field of culture. Head here for information on how to apply.
Deadline: April 1

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: April 4

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

Location: 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.
Deadline: April 15

Spartanburg Art Musuem
Location: Spartanburg, SC
The Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2017 and 2018. All types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate museum visitors’ experience to new levels of participation and engagement. Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally may apply. All mediums and themes will be considered for exhibitions. Application fee is $30. Please head here for more information.
Deadline: April 30.

May 2016

Saugatuck, MI
Ox-Bow’s AIR program offers artists and writers at various stages in their career the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. The Arts Faculty and MFA residencies are held during the summer while core classes and community programs are in session. The small group of residents is a part of Ox-Bow’s community of students, faculty, and visiting artists. The Fall Artist Residencies are held for five weeks in September and October. This larger group of artists enjoys a more intimate community. Please head to the website for more information.
Deadline: May 15

Wonderroot: The Walthall Artist Fellowship
Location: Atlanta, GA
The Walthall Artist Fellowship is WonderRoot’s signature professional development program for artists at pivotal stages in their careers. In it’s fifth year, the Fellowship seeks to forever impact the participating artists by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, community-base, and access points to significantly advance and define their careers. Through a competitive application process, 12 artists who demonstrate both success and potential to have a working career as an artist in Atlanta are selected for this year-long program. The program is open to artists who work in a variety of disciplines but symposia presenters are more frequently visual arts professionals and the closing exhibition will be held at a visual arts institution. Head here for more information.  Program elements include:
– Monthly symposia with Atlanta’s leading arts professionals. Topics range from understand contracts and intellectual property, to working with institutions, marketing, and building a portfolio.
– Monthly roundtables in which Fellows lead discussion about critical issues to their practice
– Individualized one-to-one informal mentorships for each Fellow
– A 5-day residency on Ossabaw Island
– A group exhibition featuring all twelve fellows at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
Deadline: May 15

Please leave a comment below if you know of more grant opportunities, calls for proposals, or residencies. Look for BURNAWAY‘s Call for Artists listings at the beginning of every month.

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