Call For Artists: October 2016 and Beyond



Location: Atlanta
Atlanta Artadia Awards are open to all visual artists living and working throughout Greater Atlanta. The 23 eligible counties are: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media, and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Artadia Awardees are selected through a two-tiered jury process that combines local expertise with outside perspective from leading curators and artists. A preliminary panel will evaluate all online submissions and select five Finalists in October. A second panel will conduct studio visits with each Finalist, gaining a broader context for the artists’ work. Awardees will be selected from the Finalist pool to receive unrestricted Artadia Awards of $10,000. The 2016 Atlanta Awardees will be announced in November and are eligible for the inaugural national Artadia Award.
Deadline: October 1

Vermont Studio Center
Location: Johnson, VT
The Vermont Studio Center is an artist residency for visual artists and writers. There are three deadlines per year. The residency offers 2- to 12-week studio residencies for 50+ artists and writers per month (24 painters/ mixed-media, 12 sculptors/mixed-media, 2 printmakers, 2 photographers, and 16 writers). Click here to apply.
Deadline: October 1

Millay Colony For the Arts
Location: Austerlitz, NY
The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to six visual artists, writers, and composers each month between the months of April and November. Nurturing the work of artists of all ages, from a range of cultures and communities, and in all stages of their artistic career, the Colony offers comfortable private rooms, private studio spaces, and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere. Apply here.
Deadline: October 1

Ucross Foundation
Location: Sheridan, WY
The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers and composers. In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters. Learn more about the application here.
Deadline: October 1

“Love, Artists” Exhibition
Location: Atlanta, GA|
C4 Atlanta is proud to announce a Call for Submissions for our exhibition entitled “Love, Artists”. This exhibition will be featured at C4 Atlanta’s second annual fundraiser, ArtoberFest. Our goal is to break the mold of a typical art exhibition by focusing on the individual artists and their process. Member artists, regardless of artistic discipline, can submit images of yourself doing what you do best — making art! We aren’t asking you to photograph your work. Instead, we want a photograph of YOU during your process making your work happen. This is a great departure from the usual art show as it highlights the individual artists who make the art in our community possible. You must be a current C4 Atlanta member in order to submit, however there is no submission. Submit here, and find more information about C4 Atlanta membership here. Cindy Brown, a professional photographer, has offered her services for free to any who would like to submit to this exhibition. To arrange a session, please contact  This exhibition will be featured at C4 Atlanta’s second annual fundraiser, ArtoberFest on October 20, 2016 from 7pm-10pm at the M. Rich Center for Creative Arts, Media and Technology. ArtoberFest is a celebration of the hardworking, dedicated arts professionals who keep Atlanta creative. C4 Atlanta will not receive any proceeds from the sale of any artwork exhibited.
Deadline:  October 7

Location: Chapel Hill, NC
A door or gate, a passage between places, time, or dimensions. Color or BW, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.
Our juror for the Portals is Lori Vrba. Lori, now residing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a self-taught artist committed to film and the traditional wet darkroom.
35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date.  Head here for more information.
Deadline: October 9

Penland Core
Location: Penland, NC
The Penland Core Fellowship Program is a two-year work-study fellowship that offers emerging artists the opportunity to explore artistic interests and career possibilities in a supportive artistic community.
Deadline: October 15

PNC Pop-In Residency at Artspace
Location:  Raleigh, VA
The PNC Pop-In Residency Program at Artspace provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity to work on a project of his/her choice and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for an artist to exhibit the work she/he creates immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist must engage with the Raleigh community through a collaborative project or through teaching a workshop. More information can be found here.
Deadline: October 17

Regional Emerging Artist Residency at Artspace
Location: Raleigh, VA
Since 2000, the Artspace Regional Emerging Artist Residency has provided 39 emerging visual artists with time and space to explore their work in a supportive and thriving open studio environment in our historic building in downtown Raleigh, NC. Every six months, Artspace selects two artists in their early professional careers to participate in the six-month residency. Resident artists receive 24-hour access to a private rent-free studio. The Residency concludes with a one-month solo exhibition at Artspace. More information here.
Deadline: October 17

Summer Artist Residency at Artspace
Raleigh, VA
The Summer Artist-In-Residence program at Artspace provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity and $2,000 stipend (paid at the end of the residency) to work on a project of his/her choice and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for an artist to exhibit the work she/he creates immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist teaches two classes or workshops in conjunction with the Artspace Summer Arts Program (ASAP), and presents a general lecture or demonstration about his/her own work or a related topic. Learn more about this residency here.                                                  Deadline: October 17

Atlanta Printmakers Studio Emerging Artist Residency 
Location: Atlanta
Atlanta Printmakers Studio’s annual Emerging Artist Residency was established in 2009 to provide emerging artists with the resources necessary to complete a printmaking project, as well as an opportunity for professional development. The residency offers the artists a unique opportunity to work with practicing artists of varied backgrounds and offering diverse skills.  The studio provides capabilities for intaglio, monotype, woodcut, linocut, letterpress, screen print, paper making, book arts and various mixed-media techniques. Up to three winning artists will be chosen by an independent panel on the basis of a proposal, including both concept and feasibility. Download the application here.
Deadline: October 28


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

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: Nov 13

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: Nov 16

 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: Nov 30


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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