Call For Artists: August 2016 and Beyond


August 2016

Saratoga Springs, NY
Yaddo offers residencies to professional artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following mediums: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio. Head here for more information on how to apply.
August 1

Location: Athens, GA
***ATHICA seeks work for WATERED DOWN (UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF JOHN WATERS). Artists are invited to submit work that reflects the influence of the artist and filmmaker John Waters. Works in all media are encouraged. Submissions are due by August 1 at midnight. The exhibition will run August 13-September 18. An entry fee of $25.00 goes to sustain the gallery. ATHICA provides a limited number of fee waivers for those in financial need. Please submit using this form.
Deadline: August 1
ATHICA seeks work from contemporary artists in all media for the Second Annual Juried Exhibition, featuring juror Annette Cone-Skelton of MOCA GA.  Submit work through 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2016. An entry fee of $25.00 goes to sustain the gallery. ATHICA provides a limited number of fee waivers for those in financial need. Please submit using this form.
Deadline: August 15

Atlanta Photography Group

Location: Atlanta
APG will be taking submissions for Arnika Dawkins Selects July 5 – August 21. The show will be featured in Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s Festival Guide and will offer two $500 awards.  Please head here for more information.
Deadline: August, 21

Bemis Curator-in-Residence Program
Location: Bemis, Nebraska
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications from national and international curators for its inaugural Curator-in-Residence Program. Starting in January 2017, the successful candidate will participate in a one-year fully subsidized live/work residency as part of the Bemis Center’s acclaimed Artist-in-Residence Program. S/he will originate and present three exhibitions and related public programs inclusive of local and national artists. The Curator-in-Residence will work alongside residency and curatorial staff, and actively contribute to the overall vision of the Bemis’s renowned exhibition program.
Deadline: August 29


Artist in the Marketplace – Bronx Museum
Location: Bronx, NY
The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, now in its 35th year, provides professional development opportunities to emerging artists residing in the New York metropolitan area. The program consists of a 13-week seminar that addresses practical concerns and cultivates networking opportunities. Every two years, AIM introduces the work of 72 artists to a greater audience via exhibition and catalogue. Every year a panel of five art professionals selects 36 artists for the AIM program. Click here for more information.
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 was the core program at our founding, and it has served over 3,500 emerging and mid-career artists from many disciplines. The 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


“Love, Artists” Exhibition
Location: Atlanta, GA
C4 Atlanta is proud to announce a Call for Submissions for our exhibition entitled “Love, Artists”. This exhibition will be featured at C4 Atlanta’s second annual fundraiser, ArtoberFest. Our goal is to break the mold of a typical art exhibition by focusing on the individual artists and their process. Member artists, regardless of artistic discipline, can submit images of yourself doing what you do best — making art! We aren’t asking you to photograph your work. Instead, we want a photograph of YOU during your process making your work happen. This is a great departure from the usual art show as it highlights the individual artists who make the art in our community possible. You must be a current C4 Atlanta member in order to submit, however there is no submission fee. To submit: For more information about C4 Atlanta membership: Cindy Brown, a professional photographer, has offered her services for free to any who would like to submit to this exhibition. To arrange a session, please contact  This exhibition will be featured at C4 Atlanta’s second annual fundraiser, ArtoberFest on October 20, 2016 from 7pm-10pm at the M. Rich Center for Creative Arts, Media and Technology. ArtoberFest is a celebration of the hardworking, dedicated arts professionals who keep Atlanta creative. C4 Atlanta will not receive any proceeds from the sale of any artwork exhibited. Deadline:  October 7

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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