Call for Artists: Deadlines for February and Beyond

FEBRUARY 12! Atlanta Celebrates Photography is accepting proposals for public art projects. Image courtesy Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

See below for grants, calls for proposals, and residency opportunities available to artists in Georgia and throughout the United States. Deadlines begin February 3, 2012.


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.

The Red Clay Survey: 2012 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art
Various artists will get an opportunity to exhibit at the Huntsville Museum and will be published in its award-winning catalogue.
Deadline: February 11

Every three years the Huntsville Museum of Art “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art by calling on artists working in various media in the South to submit new works of art. A collection of artists will be showcased in five galleries of the Huntsville Museum, and will be featured in an award-winning catalogue. For more information on the exhibition and how to submit, visit their website.

ACP Photo Festival Public Art 2012
One individual, or a team of artists, will be awarded up to $9000 to complete a project for this year’s ACP Photo Festival in October.
Deadline: February 12

In preparation for Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s 2012 Photography Festival, held in and around the month of October, ACP is once again requesting project ideas. Known for its collection of public art displays, ACP offers an excellent opportunity for artists to reach a diverse audience. For additional information, check out their call for artist entries. You can also view past winners here.

American Institute of Architects 2012 Tour Series
Selected architects and designers will be featured in AIA’s annual tour of significant architectural projects.
Deadline: February 13

In preparation for this year’s tour the American Institute of Architects in Atlanta is calling on architects to submit completed projects, projects currently in construction, manufacturing facilities, and design installations to feature in their tour of significant architecture in the Atlanta area. For information on the tour and how to submit projects, visit AIA’s 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: February 20

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.

Flux 2012 Call for Proposals
Winning proposals will receive a budget of up to $30,000.
Deadline: February 29

Get excited! Flux Projects is now accepting proposals for FLUX 2012, a series of public arts exhibitions presented in Castleberry Hill. Artists, arts teams, collectives, and curators working in various media are encouraged to submit projects. For further information, visit Flux Projects’s website.


Creative Capital Emerging Fields, Performing Arts, and Literature Grants
Professional artists and authors are eligible to receive grants funding for individual projects.
Deadline: March 1

Creative Capital is beginning to accept letters of inquiry on February 5 for individual artists interested in receiving support for their creative endeavors. Offering financial and advisory support to artists in emerging fields, film and video, and performing and visual arts, Creative Capital encourages all artists to apply. For information on the application process, visit their website.

National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grants
Awardees will receive between $25,000 and $150,000 for proposed projects in the Atlanta area.
Deadline: March 10

The National Endowment of the Arts is seeking to fund a series of artists with ideas for improving neighborhoods and urban areas. Proposals should include “creative place-making projects that contribute toward the livability of communities.” For more information on how to apply, visit NEA’s website.

Fulton County Arts Grants
Recipients will receive up to $150,000 in grants funding.
Deadline: March 15

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has recently opened up a new cycle of funding, calling on artist collectives, artists, and non-profit arts organizations to submit grant applications for up to $150,000 in funding for projects in Fulton County. If interested in applying, the Fulton County Arts & Culture commission is also offering workshops to aid in the application process. For more information visit their website, or check out this pamphlet.

Creative Capital Core Weekend Workshop
24 Atlanta-area artists will be offered a slot at this extremely informative workshop.
Deadline: March 16

Flux Projects and PushPush Theater is teaming up to co-host Creative Capital’s Core Weekend Workshop, what’s been described as a “crash course in self-management, strategic planning, fundraising, and promotion.” This workshop offers useful business information for artists, including lectures, peer critiques, one-on-one consultations, interactive exercises, handouts, and written assignments. For more information on how to apply, check out the flux projects website.


Chinati Foundation Artist in Residence in Marfa, Texas
Artists will be offered an apartment at the museum, a studio in Marfa, and a $1000 stipend.
Deadline: April 1

The Chinati Foundation, well-known for its collection of modern art, is offering artists a chance to live and work on the museum grounds, as well as gain access to its archive of art works. Artists working in various media and styles are welcome to apply. For more information on the residency, visit the Chinati 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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