Call For Artists: January 2017 and Beyond

The Elsewhere residency is located in a former thrift store in Greensboro, NC.
The Elsewhere residency is located in a former thrift store in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: 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. Application for spring can be found here.
Deadline: January 1

Hatch Training Intensive / C4
Location: Atlanta
The Hatch Training Intensive is specifically targeted towards readying artists to work in community centric art projects that are both sustainable and meaningful to all involved stakeholders. Twelve artists will be chosen for this program through a competitive application process. Arts workers of all disciplines and mediums will be considered, including those working in all visual and performing arts, music, dance, film or as arts administrators. Artists will learn:
– Methods of organizing community around social impact through arts and culture emphasizing available assets over deficits.
– Tools and activities to engage dialogue, break down barriers, and create a shared language amongst key stakeholders.
– The history and processes of city planning, and the ways in which arts and culture can be utilized in urban development.
– How to negotiate, read/build contracts, and build robust budgets that both account for all aspects of project expense, including artist fee, and reflect the story of your project to funders and stakeholders.
Please head here for more information.
Deadline: January 9

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Location: Skowhegan, ME
Skowhegan, an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists established in 1946, seeks each year to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry to create the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction and growth. The application can be found here.
Deadline: January 9

Rabun Gap, GA
Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented 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 that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber. Check out their application requirements here.
January 15

Location: Wyoming
The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers dedicated individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development. Here artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and meditation on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land. Apply here.
Deadline: January 15

MacDowell Colony
Location: Peterborough, NH
The MacDowell Colony is an artist residency program in New Hampshire. 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. Click here for the application.
Deadline: January 15

Vermont Studio Center
Johnson, VT
The Vermont Studio Center provides studio residencies of 4-12 weeks on an historic 30-building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.  The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world.  Apply here.
January 15

Telfair Museums: Boxed In/Break Out
Location: Savannah, GA
Telfair Museums is looking for local artists. Boxed In/Break Out is a museum-sponsored public art installation to activate six windows at the Jepson Center. Boxed In/Break Out will highlight the work of an artist, through public display, promotional materials, and an artist talk. In addition to museum-supported promotion, the artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium. For more information please visit
Deadline: January 16

Atlanta Print Biennial 
Location: Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta Print Biennial is an international juried exhibition of hand pulled prints and works on paper produced by renowned artists from around the world. The exhibit is organized by Atlanta Printmakers Studio and hosted by Kai Lin Art, a contemporary art gallery located in the Westside District of Midtown Atlanta, GA.This exhibit is open to all artists working with hand-pulled printmaking processes. Entries must incorporate at least one hand-pulled printmaking process. Mixed media works are welcome. Purchase awards and awards valued over $1000 will be given. Entry Fee is $35 for up to 3 entries. Apply here.
Deadline: January 21

Location: Greenhill, NC
Greenhill’s Pop-Up Residency is a 10-day program for which selected North Carolina artists create and exhibit artworks in ArtQuest. A Pop-Up Residency is perfect for the artist who enjoys interaction with visitors and likes to engage in active conversations about creative practices and artmaking. Materials stipend of $200 is provided for each artist as well as access to some of the resources of ArtQuest. Artists will be expected to work in the studio during regular business hours for a minimum of seven days, including one Family Night, which takes place on Wednesdays from 5-7pm, and a First Friday event from 6-9pm. Selected artists will be required to document their residency using Greenhill’s blog. For more information, head here.
Deadline: January 25

Nasty Women Exhibition at Gallery Luperca
Location: Nashville
This is the Nashville sister of the Nasty Women Exhibition in Queens, NYC. This is a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and immigrant rights. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization near the Trump Presidential Inauguration in January. The works in this exhibition will be available for sale – 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. Find details about submission criteria here.  Location has been updated to be at The Basement East.
Deadline: January 31


Fine Arts Work Center
Location: Provincetown, MA
The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to 20 Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. Residencies run from October 1 through May 1. Find more information here.
Deadline: February 1

Arrowmount School of Arts and Crafts
Location: Tennessee
The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program was established in 1991. The program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment of 160 rotating visiting workshop artists/instructors and hundreds of students. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply. Check it out here.
Deadline: February 1

Elsewhere Residencies
Location: Greensboro, NC
The residency invites creatives working across media, fields, disciplines, and administrations to create projects that activate Elsewhere, located in a former thrift store. Residents live and work within the museum for 2-4 weeks creating site-specific, responsive work that explores the environment, surplus inventories, cultural histories, social systems, neighborhood communities, and past artworks. For more information and to apply online visit
Deadline: February 11

Callanwolde Juried Art Exhibition
Location: Atlanta, GA
Exhibition dates: April 13 – June 23, 2017.  Open to all Metro Atlanta artists ages 18 and over. Open to any/all 2D media or 3D works that can hang on a wall.  All work must be original and completed in the last two years.  We are especially interested in new art that challenges traditional themes and/or materials, and is likely to stimulate audience discussion and debate.  The artist winning Best in Show will be awarded a solo exhibition during the Callanwolde Gallery’s 2018 season.  Juror: Susan Bridges, Owner and Gallery Director at Whitespace.  Find out more and apply here.
Deadline: February 19 @ 11:45 p.m.

MARCH 2017

South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships
Location: Atlanta, GA
The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program will be open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. This inaugural program is open only to visual artists and will expand to other disciplines in the future. A total of nine fellowships will be awarded. Each will be awarded a $5,000 South Arts State Fellowship, and will compete for one of the two South Arts Prizes. The $25,000 Southern Prize will be awarded to the artist whose work exhibits the highest artistic excellence, and one finalist will be awarded a $10,000 Prize, also based on artistic excellence. The Southern Prize winner will also receive a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences. Find out more and apply here.
Deadline: March 1

MAY 2017

1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
Location: Charleston, SC
This prize is awarded to artists residing, working in, or from one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia. Entries are accepted exclusively through the website using the SlideRoom submission management program. No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted. Artists may submit up to ten digital images or video of original artwork. Images must be high resolution (at least 300dpi/1MB). For more information here.
Deadline: May 31

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