Call for Artists: Deadlines for October 2012 and Beyond

Merging Waters, Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve. Pull inspiration from the Alaskan wilderness during this Artist-in-Residence program. Photo by Al Smith.

See below for grants, calls for proposals, and residency opportunities available to artists in Georgia and throughout the United States. Deadlines begin October 5, 2012.


Atlanta Film Festival 2013 Call for Submissions
Film and video entries in all genres are now being accepted for consideration in the 2013 Atlanta Film Festival.
Deadline: October 5 

Feature film, short film, and music video entries are now being considered for screening in the Atlanta Film Festival taking place March 15 through March 24, 2013. Submissions should be completed after January 1, 2011 and sent in DVD form; no film reels or original material will be accepted. Chosen films will be screened at this festival, one of the largest and longest-running festivals in the country. For more information on submission guidelines, visit the 2013 Submissions page.

Infinity Art Gallery Day of the Dead Exhibit
Chosen artists will have their work presented in an online exhibition and will win prizes totaling $1,500.
Deadline: October 15

Infinity Art Gallery is now accepting submissions in all mediums and styles for an online Day of the Dead exhibit opening November 15, 2012. Artists are invited to submit work that is traditional, such as decorated sugar skulls, skeletons at work, and memorial altars, as well as nontraditional work that still represents the rituals and tributes that honor the deceased. For more information on awards and submission guidelines, visit the Infinity Art Gallery Call to Artists.

Linus Galleries Hit the Road Exhibit
Chosen artists will have their work presented in an online exhibition with an option to submit for a collective live exhibition in Southern California.
Deadline: October 15

Linus Galleries in Southern California are now accepting submissions for their upcoming exhibit titled Hit the Road. Whether it’s the road behind, the road ahead, or the open road, this idea is a metaphor for life. Art work in all mediums that pertain to the road or related subject matter will be considered. Work must be able to be hung on a wall. For more information on how to submit, visit the Linus Art Galleries Submissions Instructions page.

Idea Capital Grants for Atlanta Artists
Metropolitan Atlanta artists are eligible for grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 including one travel grant.
Deadline: October 22

Idea Capital grants will be awarded to encourage experimental and investigative art projects. Funded entirely by personal contributions from community members, these grants promote artistic growth among all genres including visual art, dance, literature, performance, digital media, music, critical writing, independent curatorial projects, film, and video. One Atlanta artist will be awarded an Idea Capital Travel Grant, worth up to $2,000 to support the artist’s travel within the United States or internationally. For more information on how to apply, check out the Application Instructions.

2013 Atlanta Dogwood Festival Artist Applications
Accepted artists will display their work and will be eligible for consideration to participate in the juried art show with awards totaling $6,000.
Deadline: October 26

Artists with visual art work in categories ranging from mixed media, painting, and drawing to fiber, glass, wood, and more will be considered for inclusion in the 2013 Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Chosen artists will be allowed to display their work in a booth and top-scoring pieces will be eligible to participate in the juried competition. For more information, visit the Artist Applications & Guidelines page.

Houston Center for Photography: 2013 Fellowships
One Houston-based artist and one artist from outside the city will each be selected to receive a $3,000 fellowship and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2013.
Deadline: October 26

This competition is open to all artists working in photographic and lens-based mediums. All participants must be or become members of the Houston Center for Photography. One artist residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston, and another artist from anywhere in the world will be awarded the fellowship. The competition will be juried by W.M. Hunt, a collector, curator, and consultant based in New York. Check out the HCP 2013 Fellowship details for more information on how to submit.

2013 Golden Foundation Artist Residency
Accepted artists will complete a four-week residency in central New York.
Deadline: October 29

Selected artists will be given the opportunity to explore a wide range of materials and technology in the paint medium. The residency includes an introduction to the Golden Artist Colors laboratories and manufacturing facilities as well as a supply of acrylic and oil paint materials. The studios and private apartments are housed in a nineteenth century barn that has been converted into a state-of-the-art artist residency. For information on how to apply, check out the Residency page on the Golden Foundation website.

Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve Artist-in-Residence
Chosen artists will participate in a summer artist residency in 2013 at the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Bettles, Alaska.
Deadline: October 30

Accompanied by a park ranger, artists chosen for this residency program will backpack and camp in the wilderness of the Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve. Artist-in-residence patrols take place from June through mid-September. For more information, visit the Artist-in-Residence page.


The 2013 Hudgens Prize
One individual artist and full-time Georgia resident will receive a cash award of $50,000 and a solo exhibition at The Hudgens Center for the Arts in March 2014.
Online submissions open November 1. Deadline: February 1, 2013

This competition is open to any artist living as a full time Georgia resident. Works from any visual art medium will be considered. Four finalists will be chosen in February 2013 and will be provided with a $1,500 stipend. These artists will compete in the Finalist’s Exhibition beginning June 2013 and the winner will be announced in August 2013. For more information on how to apply, visit The Hudgens Prize main page, or check out this YouTube video from the Hudgens Prize Slideroom on how to apply.

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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