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Call for Artists: November 2019 and Beyond

The Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Amherst, VA. (Courtesy VCCA.)

New Delta Review Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Photography

Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Application Due: November 15

New Delta Review seeks a series of five to eleven photographs to be featured in Issue 10.1. Together, the photographs should tell a story, or be centered on a unified theme of the artist’s choosing. This contest goes hand-in-hand with our flash fiction contest, which seeks a full narrative in 1,000 words or less.

Students currently enrolled at Louisiana State University and faculty members at Louisiana State University are ineligible for participation in this contest.

The juror, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., is an artist based in New York City who presented a solo show of photographs at the Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in September of this year. He was recently a resident of the St. Roch Community Church Artist Residency in New Orleans, from 2018 to 2019, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2017. 


Vox Populi Open Call for Exhibitions

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Application Due: November 30

This is an opportunity for artists and curators residing over miles outside of Philadelphia to have an exhibition in one of our 400- to 500-square-foot galleries in 2020. Accepted proposals receive a $500 budget, as well as additional material and labor support from the Vox Populi collective. There is a $35 fee to apply, with all funds collected supporting our artist-run space.


Day & Night Projects Open Call

Location: Atlanta, GA
Application Due: December 1

Atlanta artist-run space Day & Night Projects seeks proposals for exhibitions for its 2020 calendar. Finalists will be announced by December 20. A $15 application fee is required for submission.


Masur Juried Competition

Location: Monroe, LA
Application Due: December 5

The Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana invites contemporary artists working in any medium to enter the 55th Annual Juried Competition. Best in Show receives $1,000, and total awards are $3,200. The exhibition will be on view from February 27 – May 9, 2020 with an opening reception on February 28. Work will be judged by guest juror Allison Glenn, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Submissions are open to any artist over age 18, working in the United States. Submitted works must have been completed after December 1, 2017.


Terremoto x Ubisoft Art Residency

Location: Cary, NC
Application Due: December 9

Ubisoft and Terremoto are happy to announce the launch of an artistic residency at Red Storm Entertainment, located in Cary, North Carolina, to take place in the spring of 2020. This partnership offers an unprecedented access to vanguard technologies that are seldom available to emerging artists in Latin America. 

In order to select an artist for this inaugural program, we are looking for applications from Latin American and Caribbean artists, as well as U.S. born artists identifying as Latinx. Minimum age to apply is 21 and preference will be given to emerging and mid-career practitioners demonstrating a trajectory that confirms the viability of the project proposed for the residency.


Ground Floor Gallery: Stories of the South

Location: Nashville, TN
Application Due: January 4

Juried by Janet Decker Yanez and Mattie Ott, this exhibition seeks photographs capturing the contemporary American South. Photographs must have been shot in the South since 2015. Entries may include up to ten photographs and must be accompanied by an artist’s statement. Entry fee varies from $25 to $55 depending on the number of photos submitted and the date of submission. Exhibition will take place from March 7 through March 22, 2020. Find more details here.


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts: Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship

Location: Amherst, VA
Application Due: January 15, 2020

The Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship is open to visual artists, writers, and composers who self-identify as LGBTQ. This juried fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis, and the selection is made based on the quality of the submitted work. The Petrow Fellowship is a fully-funded, two-week residency that provides a private bedroom, separate studio, and all meals in a community of 25 visual artists, writers, and composers.

The Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship is handled through the VCCA residency program for the summer scheduling period (June – September) and does not have a separate application. Please select the fellowship in question one of your application.


Pike School of Art – Mississippi

Location: Pike County, MS
Application Due: rolling basis

PSA-MS encourages artwork and curatorial or writing projects that create articulations about the Deep South, including Mississippi’s and Louisiana’s histories of conflict and adjustment between Old and New World societies and Europeans’ early relationship with the indigenous populations. Projects about the ongoing African-American struggle to achieve full participation in American society are especially welcome.Residency space is limited to four artists at a time (collaborators interested in sharing space should please contact mail@PSA-MS.org to find out if arrangements can be made for your needs).

There is an application fee of $25. A two-week residency costs $2,000. A $500 deposit is required with the signed residency contract to reserve your residency offer two weeks after notification of acceptance. The remaining balance is due in full 30 days before your residency begins.


Rhizome Microgrant Program

Location: New York, NY
Application Due: rolling basis

The microgrant program awards $500–$1,500 to proposals with a compelling vision for net art considering political radicalization and the internet.


Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

Location: New York, NY
Application Due: rolling basis

This grant is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. he maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Location: New York, NY
Application Due: rolling basis

These grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who:

  • have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding or
  • incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.

This is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad. Each month FCA receives an average of ninety-five emergency grant applications and makes approximately twelve to fifteen grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is now $1,600.


Find more upcoming artist opportunities in these compilations published by Creative Capital , resartis and BOMB.

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