Call For Artists: May 2016 and Beyond

Walthall Artist Fellowship Deadline May 15
Walthall Artist Fellowship Deadline May 15


MAY 2016

Arts Council of York County: 27th Annual Juried Competition
Location: Rock Hill, SC
The Arts Council of York County presents the 27th Annual Juried Competition. The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery, will be accepted. Judging this year’s competition is artist, educator, and filmmaker, Seth Gadsden. Click here for more information.
Deadline: May 13

Wonderroot: The Walthall Artist Fellowship
Location: Atlanta
The Walthall Artist Fellowship is WonderRoot’s signature professional development program for artists at pivotal stages in their careers. In its fifth year, the Fellowship seeks to impact the participating artists by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, community base, and access points to significantly advance and define their careers. Through a competitive application process, 12 artists who demonstrate both success and potential to have a working career as an artist in Atlanta are selected for this yearlong program. The program is open to artists who work in a variety of disciplines. Head here for more information.  Program elements include:
– Monthly symposia with Atlanta’s leading arts professionals. Topics include understanding contracts and intellectual property, working with institutions, marketing, and building a portfolio.
– Monthly roundtables in which Fellows lead discussions about their practice.
– Individualized one-to-one informal mentorships for each Fellow.
– A 5-day residency on Ossabaw Island.
– A group exhibition featuring all 12 fellows at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
Deadline: May 15

Location: Saugatuck, MI
Ox-Bow’s AIR program offers artists and writers at various stages in their career the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. The Arts Faculty and MFA residencies are held during the summer while core classes and community programs are in session. The small group of residents is a part of Ox-Bow’s community of students, faculty, and visiting artists. The Fall Artist Residencies are held for five weeks in September and October. This larger group of artists enjoys a more intimate community. Please head to the website for more information.
Deadline: May 15

MASS Hotbox Residency
Location: Austin, TX
MASS’s Hotbox residency program—now in its fourth year—transforms the gallery space into a working studio for one month in the summer. This residency program is for artists interested in participating in self-directed residencies in Austin, TX. Up to two individual residency spots over a 4-week period, with the length of each residency determined each applicant. While applicants may be at any stage of their career, MASS is particularly interested in nurturing projects that would not be realized otherwise. MASS’s goal is to provide our gallery as studio space, give artists the opportunity to explore new ideas or practices, and allow the participating artists to engage with the Austin community. Due to space limitations, applications from groups or collectives will not be accepted. MASS offers a studio space furnished with a work table and chair, 24/7 access to the studio, air conditioning, wireless Internet, Austin-area resources via MASS connections, and an $800 honorarium. MASS offers no production workshops of any kind but, if necessary, can assist in finding available options to satisfy specific project needs and/or other desired resident activities. Each resident will be financially responsible for transportation costs to and from Austin as well as for housing, living expenses, local transportation, production costs and any additional materials.  For a complete list of requirements and application instructions or to see what past Hotbox residents have accomplished in our space, please visit
Deadline: May 20
The Center for Craft Creativity & Design
Location: Ashville, NC
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design seeks proposals from artists, makers, designers and performers in all disciplines to engage audience members in a site-specific 24-hour take over during our 20thAnniversary celebration on August 11, 2016. Accepted artists will receive a $1,000 stipend for materials and travel expenses. All applications are due Tuesday, May 31 2016 (5pm EST).  For more details and application visit : CCCD website
Deadline: May 31

JUNE 2016

WonderRoot’s CSA Season 09 Artist Proposals
Location: Atlanta, GA
We are thrilled to announce that Michael Rooks, the High Museum’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, will review the CSA Season 09 artist proposals and select this season’s six artists. Season 09 will take place from August 2016 – October 2016. The six selected artists will create 30 works of art each, give one artist talk, be compensated $1,500 and enjoy exposure to art collectors and the art-interested public throughout metro Atlanta; we hope that, by participating in the WonderRoot CSA, artists are able to grow their collector bases and make lasting connections with local artists and collectors. Please head here for more information.
Deadline: June 1

Location: Headlands, CA
The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Artists selected for this program work at the cutting-edge of their field, are at a critical stage in their career, and express a desire to work within Headlands’ unique physical environment and peer-to-peer community. Artists in Residence work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture. Residencies of four to eight weeks include flexible studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends. Learn more.
Deadline: June 3

Headlands, Chamberlain Award $5,000 Cash Prize
Location: Headlands, CA
Named for visionary artist and former Headlands Program Director Ann Chamberlain, the Chamberlain Award is a fully sponsored artist residency and cash prize designed to support an artist who displays exceptional merit working in the discipline of social practice. This award supports artists whose creative work, through a range of nontraditional or non-studio based media, encourages socially engaged interaction, participation, and investigation that directly inspires change for individual lives and communities. Learn more.
Deadline: June 3

Chiaro Award: Headlands Fully Sponsored Residency and $15,000 Cash Prize: Mid Career Artists
Location: Headlands, CA
The Chiaro Award is a fully sponsored artist residency and cash prize for an accomplished midcareer painter residing in the United States. As definitions of the medium have expanded, the Chiaro Award aims to support an individual whose investigations are yielding innovative approaches and solutions to painting’s possibilities. The award is designed to have a meaningful impact on the life and career of one artist per year, by both recognizing past success, and by fostering their ability to continue to produce exceptional and exemplary work in the medium of painting.  Head here for more information.
Deadline: June 3

Location: Atlanta, GA
En Route is looking for two (2) Supporting Artists for the upcoming phase of the mural project at H.E. Holmes MARTA Transit Station.
En Route is a community-based public art project that creates meaningful, aesthetically imaginative, high quality, text-based murals that explore issues of access, mobility, and public transportation. More about En Route here. Each Supporting Artist will work under the supervision of Lead Artist, Fahamu Pecou, to execute the project and will be involved in all relevant aspects of the fabrication and installation process. The lead artist will produce the conceptual design proposal. This opportunity is open to students, and emerging and professional artists residing in the Atlanta area with a connection to the H.E. Holmes Station, who meet the certain requirements. Please check out the website for more information.
Deadline: June 5

July 2016

APG to ATL: Airport 2016
Location:  Atlanta
The Atlanta Photography Group will begin taking submissions for their 6th annual “Airport” exhibition May 16.  Juror Amy Miller, the Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, will select two photographs each from 15 photographers to exhibit in the central atrium of the world’s busiest airport: Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The ATL has an average of 260,000 visitors a day making this an opportunity to have your photographs seen by, literally, millions of travelers from all over the world!  Exhibition Dates Sept. 30 – November 30.  Must be an APG member to enter.  See website for more info and to submit:
Deadline: July 4 2016

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