Call For Artists November 2016 and Beyond

Call For Entry: Portfolio 2017
Artists selected for inclusion in the upcoming Atlanta Photography Group exhibition “Portfolio 2017” will be eligible for the 2017 APG/High Museum of Art Purchase Award.


Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome
Location: Rome, Italy
Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about 30 emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Selected artists receive living space and a studio in Rome.
: November 1

The Imaginary Million
Location: Atlanta, GA
The Imaginary Million is an art auction for artists that seeks to foster a culture of peer collecting and empower artists as both a leading voice and the talent in Atlanta’s burgeoning arts economy. In this exhibition and auction there will be 100 participating artists from varying disciplines, experiences, and ages. On the evening of December 9, the 100 participating artists will take part in a peer-to-peer style auction.
With 100+ works available for bidding and purchase, only the selected artists are allowed to bid. While the auction and gala is open to the public as spectators and supporters, we have created this system that allows artists at various stages in their careers to collect one another’s work.
At the beginning of the evening, each artist will receive $10,000 in currency created uniquely for The Imaginary Million. With this money, the artists will purchase the work of their peers in both silent and live auctions. At the end of the night, artists will take home the piece or pieces they have won, symbolizing an economic exchange. However, no real money will have changed hands – only an imaginary million.Submission guidelines are here.
Deadline: Nov 7

Call for Work: Juried by Kirstin Mitchell 
Location: Atlanta, GA
ExLucis, Georgia State’s student-run photography club, is now accepting artist submissions for an exhibition at Gallery 84 in December 2016. We are looking for lens-based projects including video, photography, gifs, photo/video installation. All current BFA and MFA students of the GSU Welch School of Art and Design are eligible to apply. The esteemed juror of the exhibition is artist Kirstin Mitchell. More information, including details about the submission process, can be found here.
Deadline: November 8

The Hudgens Prize
Location: Atlanta, GA
The Hudgens Prize visual arts competition is intended to elevate the arts in our state and to offer a transformational opportunity to a Georgia artist. A $50,000 cash award and an invitation for a solo exhibition will be given to one selected Georgia artist.  Head here for more information.
Deadline: November 10, at 11:59pm

Sharing Our Stories – Hapeville, Georgia Public Art/Oral History Project
Location: Hapeville, Georgia
Visual artists are invited to submit proposals for Hapeville’s “Sharing Our Stories” public art project. Scheduled for installation in the months of February through April of 2017, these works of visual art will be placed throughout Hapeville’s downtown arts district in celebration of the City’s 125th anniversary. Installations will be permanent and should be based on one or more oral histories that are available online in a Dropbox folder.  The proposed works of art should celebrate the history of the community as a whole and the individual histories of its diverse residents past and present. Once installed, each artwork will include a QR code that will allow visitors to access an audio recording of the artist explaining the work along with the oral history that inspired it. Visual art installed for this project will become a part of a walking tour of public art in downtown Hapeville. This project is funded by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Hapeville Main Street Program, and the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade.  Submissions should be made through the Submittable website here.
Deadline: November 11, 2016 at 5pm

Portfolio 2017 & 2017 APG/High Museum of Art Purchase Award
Location: Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Photography Group is seeking photographic series for gallery and online exhibition – “Portfolio 2017”. Juried by Andy Adams, all selected artists will be eligible for the 2017 APG/High Museum of Art Purchase Award of $2500. Taking submissions Sept 19 – Nov 13.  See Website for details.
Deadline: November 13***updated deadline Nov 20***

Art Farm 
Location: Marquette, NE
Art Farm’s artist residency program is for emerging or established professionals in all areas of the arts. It offers accommodations and studio space in exchange for a contribution of 12 hours of labor per week to help renovate and maintain Art Farm’s buildings and grounds, as well as other projects suited to skills and temperament.
Application opens November 15.

Location: Lake City, SC
LAKE CITY, SC – Established and emerging Southeastern artists are invited to submit their work to ArtFields®, the region’s largest art competition, which is open to 2- and 3-dimensional artists in 12 states. The art festival (April 21-29, 2017) will award life-changing prizes of $100,000 for the Top Prize, $25,000 for Juried Panel prize and two $12,500 People’s Choice (one each for two- and three-dimensional work) in addition to ten Honorable Mention awards of $1,000 each.  Artists aged 18 and over working in any medium are encouraged to submit their work. ArtFieldscelebrates the art of the South through a broad mix of media, whether in the form of painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and digital media, and installation art. Established and emerging artists alike have been featured in the festival. A jury of visual art professionals will select approximately 400 competition pieces from all submissions.  Head here for more information.
Deadline: November 16

Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
Location: Boone, NC
Submissions to the contest must be received online at the organization’s website  ( by November 20 at 5pm. The contest will culminate in a juried show next spring at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA). Entrants will be eligible this year for over $4,000 in cash and prizes.
Deadline: November 18

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA): New Waves 2017
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is currently accepting submissions to their annual juried exhibition of Virginia artists, NEW WAVES 2017.
Since 1995, MOCA has offered a unique opportunity for emerging Virginia artists to have their work juried by practicing art professionals and displayed in a museum alongside renowned contemporary artists. Artists residing in Virginia are encouraged to apply before midnight on Sunday, November 27th, 2016. Work in all artistic mediums made between the years 2013-’16 will be accepted for review. Submission guidelines and application forms can be found on MOCA’s website or by applying online via Zapplication.
Deadline: November 27

Arquetopia Foundation
Puebla & Oaxaca, Southern Mexico
Arquetopia and Arquetopia Oaxaca are currently welcoming applications for Winter/Spring (all sessions during months of January through April) 2017.
Deadline: November 30


The Wassaic Artist Residency Opens
Location: Wassaic, NY
The Wassaic Artist Residency exists to provide a genuine and intimate context for art-making, and we are thrilled to be given the opportunity to reopen the Winter Resident Application exclusively for writers!  We recognize the limited number of writers that live and work with us each season, and thus want to address that need.  We accept 1 – 3 month proposals for our Winter Residency Season exclusively for Writers (February – April). Residents are selected by a review committee composed of the board of directors and professionals in the field. They will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.  Please head here for more information.
Opens in December

Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist Residency
Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
The Master Artist Residency was the core program at our founding, and it has served over 3,500 emerging and midcareer artists from many disciplines. The residency is unique in that it is a mentoring program that couples prominent Master Artists with selected Associate Artists for three-week periods. Since residencies are process-based and not product-driven, time can be spent on previously existing projects, on new experiments, or on collaborations. The residency is also unique in that it focuses on creating conversations and the sharing of ideas between three disciplines per program, which can include visual artists, writers, dancers, and musicians as well as many other types of art. Please visit About the Master Artists-in-Residence Program to learn more.
December 4

The X Show
Location: Charleston, SC
PULP Gallery is pleased to announce our second annual adults only art exhibition, The X Show. For centuries artists have explored the body as a way to understand facets of identity such as gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity.  We are seeking artists who explore these areas to make ‘art & photographs for grown-ups.’  This  X-rated show opens on Valentine’s Day, 2017. Please visit for more information.
Deadline: 12/31/2016

January 2017

Hatch Training Intensive
Location: Atlanta, GA
Applications for the Spring 2016 Hatch Training Intensive open December 1, 2016. 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 on the application.
January 9, 2017

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 6 windows at the Jepson Center facing Barnard Street. 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 $1000 honorarium. For more information please visit
Deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017


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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