Call for Artists: Deadlines through July 2012 and Beyond

THIS MONTH! Atlanta Celebrates Photography is accepting applications to participate in its Portfolio Review. The deadline is July 20.

See below for grants, calls for proposals, and residency opportunities available to artists in Georgia and throughout the United States. Deadlines begin July 13, 2012.


Balmoral Scholarships
Two three-month scholarships and seven six-month scholarships are available to artists for residency in Germany.
Deadline: July 13

Located in Bad Ems, a small rural town on the river Lahn in Germany, the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral offers artists a quiet haven to discuss, cultivate, and create artwork. Residency recipients engage with other artists in public exhibitions and lectures, as well as gain access to the various resources and studio spaces available at the Art House. To be eligible artists must have completed an MFA program and must have been working on art for at least three years following their academic studies. For more information on the Balmoral Scholarship and how to apply, visit their website.

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Optic Nerve 14
Chosen artists will have their videos shown at three locations in Miami and New York.
Deadline: July 15

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is hosting its 14th annual emerging artists film and video showcase, Optic Nerve. Featured artists will not only have their work displayed at MOCA North Miami, but will also be shown at the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space in Miami and at Big Screen Plaza in New York City. The museum will also be purchasing one artist’s video for their permanent collection. For details on how to apply, click here.

RedLine Artist-in-Residency Program
Artists participate in a two-year residency program for $135 per month.
Deadline: July 18

With two locations, one in Denver and another in Milwaukee, RedLine offers creatives a couple of quiet spaces to reflect upon, create, and discuss their work. Each artist is paired with three to four mentors to help develop his or her artistic process. Residents are expected to participate in educational forums and annual exhibitions; they will also periodically have studio visits by various international artists, curators, and arts leaders. For more information on this residency and how to apply, visit Redline here.

Georgia Council for the Arts Call for Georgia Artists
Selected artists will have their work hung in the executive offices of the Georgia State Capitol.
Deadline: July 20

In a new initiative, the Georgia Council for the Arts will be conducting a two-year rotating call for artists and exhibition program to feature works by various Georgia artists around the state. Starting this month the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Governor’s Office will select a series of artists from the Northeast region of Georgia. Every six months thereafter, the state will put out another call for artists for another region. Artists from each part of the state will be put into a rotating exhibition that will hang in the Governor’s Office for six months. Only 2D artists are eligible; sculpture and video art will not be selected. For more information on this program and how to apply, click here.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography Portfolio Review 2012
51 photographers will be offered a chance to meet with five reviewers for 20 minutes each.
Deadline: July 20

Since 2005, Atlanta Celebrates Photography has been offering photographers an opportunity to meet with various arts leaders—including curators, editors, and art dealers—to get feedback on their work. This year, there will be 17 reviewers, and ACP will select 51 artists to participate. Each photographer will meet with five different reviewers for 20 minutes each. These photographers will also have the chance to exhibit their works during a Portfolio Walk that will be open to the general public later that evening. If accepted, the review costs $300. For more information on how to apply, see ACP’s website.

Atlanta Printmakers Studio Annual Members Exhibition
Selected works will be featured in a two-month long show at Chastain Arts Center beginning in August.
Deadline: July 27

The Atlanta Printmakers Studio is hosting its Annual Members Exhibition, starting on August 9, 2012. If you aren’t currently a member, now is an excellent time to consider joining. Membership costs $35 and comes with a number of discounts on workshops, classes, and studio rentals, as well as various exhibition opportunities. For more information, click here.

En Foco: New Works #16
Winners of this fellowship award will receive $1000, an exhibition, and photo gear.
Deadline: July 31

En Foco is continuing its mission of promoting emerging and mid-career Latino, African, Asian, and Native American artists by opening up its 16th annual call for photographers. Winning artists will receive national recognition, an exhibition in New York, an honorarium of $1000, and a ton of great photo gear. For information on En Foco and its previous winners, visit their website.

One Life Photos Competition
Awards include up to $75,000 in cash grants, a trip around the world, and exhibition and catalogue opportunities.
Deadline: July 31

One Life, one of the largest photography competitions in the world, is currently accepting photo submissions from artists across the globe. This year they are looking for “photography that illuminates your perspective, your community, what you love, your travels—anything that reflects your world and experience.” There is a great deal up for grabs, including an opportunity to show your work in New York City, a chance to be featured in the One Life catalogue with a photo essay, a trip around the world, numerous cash grants, as well as copious amounts of publicity. For information on how to apply, click here.


Atlanta Photography Group Airport Show 2012
Selected artists will have a solo show in the central atrium of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Deadline: August 4

In anticipation of Atlanta Celebrates Photography coming up in fall, the Atlanta Photography Group is calling on local photographers to submit images. Seven artists will be offered a solo show in the central atrium of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Photographers should submit a minimum of six images that would work well as an exhibition series. For details on APG and how to apply, click here.

National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works
Selected artists will receive funding for a project or a series of works.
Deadline: August 9

The National Endowment for the Arts is opening up its annual Art Works call for artists. With a variety of categories, artists are sure to find a grant that will speak to their creative talents. There is funding available for artistic series, projects that contribute to local neighborhoods and empty spaces, as well as opportunities to improve upon works that one has already begun. For a complete list of grants and requirements, check out NEA’s website.

The Creatives Project Artist-in-Residency Call for Artists
Two local artists will be selected to live in a three-bedroom home in Adair Park.
Deadline: August 15

It’s that time of year again when the Creatives Project opens up its call for artists. This year, thanks to Pohl Real Estate, two artists will be rewarded with a live/work environment in Atlanta’s Adair Park neighborhood. Both artists are expected to participate in the Community Arts Program, a youth-outreach program. For more information on the Creatives Project and how to apply, click here.

Baang + Burne Contemporary Call for New Artists 2012
Gain representation by Baang + Burne Contemporary in New York City.
Deadline: August 15

Baang + Burne Contemporary is a relatively new arts organization started by artists Kesha Bruce and Charlie Grosso with the intention of taking the intimidation out of art sales and creating casual events for art lovers to gather and buy art. Based on its success from last year the duo is putting out a call for submissions in hopes of collecting a new batch of artists to represent. Artists will also be featured in exhibitions around New York City. For more information on the organization and how to apply, click here.

Billboard Art Project: Atlanta
Multiple artists will be given the opportunity to take over an LED billboard in Atlanta for one month.
Deadline: August 18

The Billboard Art Project is traveling around the U.S. and taking over various LED billboards. Included is Atlanta’s own billboard near the corner of Peachtree Valley Road NE and Peachtree Street NW, just in front of the Citgo station near the entrance down to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. This is a first-come first-served opportunity, so don’t hesitate. Various artists will be  displayed over a month-long period between September 29 and October 26, 2012. For more information on how to submit work, visit their website.

Appropriated Gender: Call for Entries
Selected artists will be featured in an exhibition in Ft. Lauderdale and will be eligible to win up to $750 in cash prizes.
Deadline: August 19

The 1310 Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is calling on contemporary artists to submit works for their upcoming Appropriated Gender exhibition. Submissions should engage notions of gender expression and self-identity, as well as gender as performance. Numerous noteworthy judges will be selecting the works for this exhibition, which will take place in October of this year. Artworks of all forms will be accepted. For more information on the gallery and this call for artists, click here.


Jane Jackson Selects 2012
Chosen artists will have their work presented at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery.
Deadline: September 15

This fall Jane Jackson of Jackson Fine Art will be selecting a group of photographers for an exhibition at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery. Two artists will also potentially be selected by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s Annette Cone-Skelton to be included in MOCA’s permanent collection. Photographs must have been created since 2010. For details, visit APG’s website.

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography
Winners will receive a $3000 grant and a published photo book of their work.
Deadline: September 15

This is a competition for photographers that have never published a book. The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Honickman Foundation offer artists working on less commercial projects a chance to acquire some extra money and recognition for their work. Not only will they have their photography published, but they will also be featured in an exhibition in the Rubenstein Library Gallery at Duke University. The noted Dr. Deborah Willis will be judging this year’s competition. For more information on how to apply, click here.

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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  • Hazel Berger
    July 12, 2012 at

    I participated in the ACP portfolio review last year and the feedback was very helpful! I encourage every photographer to sign up and attend. It is a once in a lifetime event for those creating photographic art.

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