Call For Artists: July 2015 and Beyond

ATHICA; photo by Cassie Wright
Athens Institute of Contemporary Art (ATHICA).


Short Shorts 2015: Video Festival at Whitespace Gallery
Location: Atlanta
The 2015 edition of the Short Shorts video festival is organized around the theme “Somebody Else’s Problem,” and will be guest curated by Rachel Reese. Selected video works will be shown at Whitespace on August 13, 2015. A DVD anthology presenting the selected video works and their authors will accompany the exhibition. Send one PDF attachment to with the subject line: Short Shorts 2015, submission. Winners will be notified the week of July 20. Click here for more information.
Deadline: July 3

Atlanta Photography Group
Location: Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta Photography Group announces it is now taking submissions for its fifth annual “Airport” exhibition. Fifteen artists will be selected to exhibit two photographs each in the central atrium of the world’s busiest airport. APG will produce a show catalogue as well as mat and frame the selected prints. The juror is Amy Miller, executive director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. For details and instructions, please click here.
Deadline: July 10

Location: Denver
RedLine engages approximately 15–20 artists at any given time who remain “in residence” for a two-year period. As part of the residency, artists receive free/subsidized studio space and professional support from RedLine’s staff, resource artists, and fellow residents. Interactivity and community engagement is a core element at RedLine: artists will experience frequent studio visits with curators, art professionals, and people in the creative industries. Artists will also  participate in various educational programs, community events, and exhibitions, which provide exposure to new techniques, networks, and community engagement opportunities. The Artists-in-Residence Program is based upon an equitable selection process. It is important to note that artists are responsible for outfitting their studio with the necessary tools to produce their works. Housing during the two years is also the responsibility of the artists. RedLine does not have a wood shop, and use of toxic materials is only permitted outside of the premises. Visit the website for more information.
Deadline: July 15

Call For Entries: CATALYST
Location: New Orleans
The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites photographers to submit images that investigate and/or explore the theme “Catalyst” for a juried exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. This exhibition will focus on themes of rebirth, rejuvenation, and transformation, celebrating the cultural vibrancy of post-Katrina New Orleans and the idea that prolific creation can come from destruction. Emphasis on images that focus on positive change, growth, and resilience are encouraged. Any and all interpretations of “Catalyst” will be reviewed. Head here for submission guidelines.
Deadline: July 20

Wayfinding Project, Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham, AL
The Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA), in partnership with REV Birmingham (REV) and the City of Birmingham (COB), is seeking proposals from artists and artist collectives residing in the Southeast for a sculpture to be developed and integrated into a comprehensive wayfinding system that is currently being designed for downtown Birmingham. This call seeks to identify an artist or artist collective for Phase One of the wayfinding project who will: 1) develop a concept for a large scale sculpture that will serve as an artistic gateway sculpture in the Birmingham Wayfinding System; 2) produce a prototype of the sculpture that will be used to fundraise for Phase Two: full implementation of the Birmingham Wayfinding System. Please visit our website for more information.
Deadline: July 31


Location: Atlanta
Eyedrum Art Gallery is seeking submissions that reference a “glitch” aesthetic. The exhibition “Behind the Static” is a deeper look at the subversive nature of glitch. All media considered: digital, painted, sculptural, installation, etc. Send up to five submissions with links and CV to Show opens October 24.
Deadline: August 1

Location: Athens, GA
J1: ATHICA’S First Annual Juried Exhibition” will by juried by Michael Rooks, curator of modern and contemporary art at the High Museum of Art. Three entries per artist may be submitted via digital photos. Finalists will be notified on August 25. The show will take place September 19-November 15. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from ATHICA, and travel expenses if they wish to attend the exhibition. Entry fee is $25 per artist (or collective).  Click here for more info.
Deadline: August 1

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Yaddo offers residencies to professional artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following mediums: 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. Head here for more information on how to apply.
Deadline: August 1

dk Gallery

Location: Marietta, GA
dk Gallery on Marietta Square is now accepting designs for an outdoor mural to be painted on the backside of its building — a wall measuring 19 by 26 feet — facing Atherton Square Park. The theme is “the power of art to build community.” The competition is open to anyone of any age, from professional artists to novices. A committee will choose the winning design, which will be painted by a professional muralist (unless the winner is a professional artist). The winner will receive $500, or $2,500 if the winner is also the muralist. For questions, contact Ashley Malone at Artists may submit 1-3 different designs for consideration, with the following:
Designs must be original works of art created by the artist.
Designs may contain elements from art history that are now in the public domain. All work must be free of copyright infringement.
The winning artist must be willing to grant permission to dk Gallery to reproduce the image into a mural.
Email submissions must be in the form of jpeg attachments at 300 dpi and sized to 19” high by 26” long.
Submissions must contain the artists contact information including daytime telephone number and email address.
Email submissions to: Ashley Malone: Ashley@dkgallery.usby the deadline. Artists will be notified of receipt of their entries.
Deadline: August 7, 5:00 pm

ATHICA’s 2016/17 Exhibition Season
Location: Athens, GA
Artists, curators and other creative makers are invited to submit complete proposals for consideration for ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art’s upcoming exhibition season. Complete proposals should include:
• a detailed description of the exhibition,
• 5-10 work samples
• a current CV
Anyone can submit a proposal, regardless of level of experience, education or geographic location. Artists should bear in mind the need for a consistent and very strong body of work when submitting, and curators should keep in mind the progressive and contemporary programming characteristic of ATHICA. Artists’ submissions may be retained for several annual cycles until an appropriate project arises. ATHICA is open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media, including site-specific projects or performance-based pieces. Our programming is dedicated to exhibit and showcase excellent quality in all types of art.  Because of limited staff, we apologize that we are not able to respond to every entry, but will contact you if we are interested and want to pursue your proposal further.  We prefer that you submit questions via email to and not by phone.  Head here for more information.
Deadline: September 15

Call for Chelsea
New York City
Art’s allure has broadened with the evolution of the technological means of production. As the constructs of art and capitalism undergo mutual influences and exchanges, are we left with an evolved art form or simply another high-end commodity? Visit the website for more information and to apply.
Deadline: October 15

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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