Call for Artists: Deadlines for December 2011 and Beyond

DEADLINE: December 16! The Gyeonggi Creation Center is accepting applications for a three-month residency on the west coast of South Korea. Image courtesy Gyeonggi Creation Center.

See below for grants, calls for proposals, and residency opportunities available to artists in Georgia and throughout the United States. Deadlines begin December 15, 2011.

All Roads Film Project Seed Grants
Winners will have their film distributed internationally and will be eligible for more funding.
Deadline: December 15

Dedicated to supporting minority and indigenous filmmakers and photographers, the National Geographic All Roads Film Project encourages storytellers from all over the world to share their perspectives. Helping to promote global dialogue and the exchange of knowledge and ideas, winners of the All Roads Film Project will have their film showcased around the world. For more information on how to apply, visit their website.

Elsewhere Collaborative Offers Residencies in Greensboro, North Carolina
Chosen applicants will receive a three- to six-week residency.
Deadline: December 15

The Elsewhere Collaborative, a living museum set inside a former thrift store, has just extended their deadline in seeking creatives of all kinds for residencies in Greensboro, North Carolina. Elsewhere residencies foster the creation of site-specific projects across several media. For a residency fee of $500, admitted applicants receive room, board, and a small project budget. For more information on how to apply, visit their website.

Kulturpark: Call for Visions
Winners will help reanimate an abandoned amusement park in East Berlin.
Deadline: December 15

During the course of a three-week creative camp filled with international dialogue, planning, and creative documentation, Kulturpark will seek to reinvent and reimagine an abandoned amusement park along the Spreeriver in East Berlin. According to its organizers, “the project will stimulate connection, collect stories, activate memory, inspire dialogue, and model collaboration.” For more information on the project and how to get involved, visit Kulturpark’s website.

Creative Residency Program, Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea
Admitted applicants receive free two-way airfare and three months access to a private studio, living quarters, and a stipend to work at the center.
Deadline: December 16

Artists in the visual arts, design, architecture, literature, dance, performance art, and media arts as well as researchers and arts critics are encouraged to apply for a three-month residency at the Gyeonggi Creation Center (GCC) on the west coast of South Korea. Established in 2009, the Gyeonggi Creation Center fosters creative work and research in various media, with the hopes of providing a platform for experimental and progressive contemporary art and criticism. For more information on the program and the application process, check out the GCC website.

Atlanta Film Festival 365
Winners may qualify to be nominated for an Academy Award.
Deadline: December 16

This international Academy Award-qualifying festival is known as the largest and longest-running film festival in the Southeast. Attracting scores of visitors along with celebrities and leaders of the film industry, the Atlanta Film Festival is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work. Eligible films must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2010. The film festival will take place March 23 through April 1 of 2012. For information on submission guidelines, visit the Atlanta Film Festival website.

JANUARY

First Annual Atlanta Fringe Festival
Admitted applicants receive a slot in the Atlanta Fringe Festival schedule.
Deadline: January 3

Established during the summer of 2010, Atlanta Fringe has been active in pulling together a number of enthusiastic artists and performers interested in presenting innovative, progressive works of diverse and multicultural artistic expression. For its first Atlanta Fringe Festival, the group seeks a variety of artists, performers, musicians, and writers to submit the “riskiest, edgiest, most interesting performance you have to offer.” For more information on the group and how to apply, visit the AFF website.

Embracing Our Differences: The Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity
Three artists will receive $1,000 each.
Deadline: January 9

Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor exhibition that takes place annually in Sarasota, Florida. With the intent of spreading awareness of the ways in which diversity enriches life and culture, Embracing Our Differences calls on artists of all mediums to submit works that promote and engage the value of diversity. Winners will be chosen in three categories: Best in Show (Adult), Best in Show (Student), and People’s Choice. For more information on the exhibition and how to apply, visit their website.

ATHICA Call for Entries: Upcycle
Chosen artists will present their work from March 31 to May 20, 2012, in an exhibition at the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art.
Deadline: January 23

Curators Lizzie Zucker Saltz and Valerie Mathews, in collaboration with the Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) and the A-CC Recycling Division, are accepting proposals and works of art focused on upcycling, a process that requires no expended energy in reinventing discarded objects. In addition to submissions of wearable art, home décor, and architectural design, the curators are also open to including performances, lectures, and presentations on the theme. For more information on how to submit, visit ATHICA’s Call for Entries website.

FEBRUARY

Skowhegan Summer Residency Program
Live/work spaces are available for 65 successful application for nine summer weeks working closely with prominent artist and scholars to develop new projects.
Deadline: February 1

The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture is now accepting applications for its summer residency program. Established in 1946, the summer program, located in Madison, Maine, works to bring together a talented and diverse group of artists to offer “the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction, and growth.” Applicants work closely with experienced faculty members, while also receiving further instruction and guidance from a series of visiting lecturers and artists. For more information on the program and how to submit an application, visit Skowhegan’s website.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Award
The alliance offers over $250,000 in scholarships and awards to winners and their teachers.
Deadline: February 1

Strictly for students in high school, this is one of the oldest and most prestigious youth-arts awards in the nation. The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers continues to promote the creativity of students working in the visual and literary arts. In addition to scholarships and awards, winners will showcase their work in a series of publications and regional and national exhibitions. To find out more, visit them here.

The Kress Project
The project will publish the work of 24 winners and award them $500 each.
Deadline: February 1

In celebration of receiving a collection of Italian Renaissance paintings 50 years ago from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) is calling on artists to create art in response to the works in this collection. All forms of media are accepted, including visual arts, poetry, academic papers, recipes, and more. For more information on the project and how to apply, visit GMOA’s website.

Atlantic Center for the Arts: Master Artists in Residence Program
The program offers workspace, equipment, and a community of like-minded artists with whom to share ideas for nearly three weeks.
Deadline: February 3 (for residencies beginning May 14, 2012)

Located on the east coast of Central Florida, only seven miles from the beach, the Atlantic Center for the Arts offers artists a quiet location to complete their artistic projects. Resident artists have 24-hour access to personal studios, complete with materials and digital equipment. Financial aid is available to help with the $850 residency fee. For more information visit the ACA website.

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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