Call For Artists September 2016 and Beyond

millay colony
Apply by October 1 for a residency next year at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York.


The Lighthouse Works
Location: Fishers Island, NY
Fellowships are six weeks in length and occur year-round. The Lighthouse Works provides fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and a stipend of $1,500 to defray the costs of shipping materials, the purchase of art supplies, and other expenses incurred in making artwork in a remote location; our belief is that no artist should have to spend money to accept the opportunity of a fellowship. Apply here.
Opens Sept 1

Artist in the Marketplace – Bronx Museum
Location: Bronx, NY
The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, now in its 35th year, provides professional development opportunities to emerging artists residing in the New York metropolitan area. The program consists of a 13-week seminar that addresses practical concerns and cultivates networking opportunities. Every two years, AIM introduces the work of 72 artists to a greater audience via exhibition and catalogue. Every year a panel of five art professionals selects 36 artists for the AIM program. Click here for more information.
Deadline: September  1

Color: SE Center for Photography
Location: Greenville, SC
The Color photograph. Color of course, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.
Our juror for Color is Diana Bloomfield.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: September 11

Atlanta Printmakers Studio Annual Members Exhibition
Location: Atlanta, GA
This exhibit is open to all Atlanta Printmakers Studio members. Each member may enter up to 3 entries for selection. At least one piece will be chosen from each member and you will receive email notification. All members may also include up to 3 unframed prints (either matted or on backing board with plastic wrap) that will be placed in print bins and made available for sale.  Head here for more information.
Deadline: September 12

Arquetopia Artist Residency Mexico
Location: Puebla, Mexico
This is a 4-week critical program that offers competitive professional opportunities for international emerging and mid-career artists, curators, art historians, and students age 23 and over. It offers critical approaches to the representations of Death in Mexico as a source of national identity. Through the exploration of the myths of its origins, the program will present a complex perspective of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The goal is to provide tools to understand its performativity by approaching complex nuances, including sentimental representations, material culture, and the historical transition in the meanings of death. Through the program, participants will conceptualize their art by engaging their own art practice and medium in critical perspective while observing cultural practices, including mortuary rituals, food offerings, and familial solidarity. The program will also put into context the construction of popular imagery departing from the tension in baroque representations of death, modernization and the macabre, death in the invention of Modern Art in Mexico, and its political implications with visual culture. Participants will also have a chance to place their own art practice in context, having the opportunity to learn diverse art techniques directly related to the imagery and spatial construction of ofrendas (altars) which are central to the celebration of the Day of the Dead.  Head here for more information.
Deadline: September 12


Location: Rabun Gap, GA
Hambidge provides a residency program for artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space. Check out the application requirements here.
Deadline: September 15

Location: Banner, WY
The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers time and a supportive environment for artists and writers to reflect on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land.  Apply here.
Deadline: September 15

MacDowell Colony
Location: Peterborough, NH
The MacDowell Colony is a renowned artist residency program in New England. Participants remain in the program for up to eight weeks, with five weeks being most common. The sole criterion for acceptance to the MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. We welcome artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. Check out the application here.
Deadline: September 15

Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist Residency
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
The Master Artist Residency was the core program at our founding, and it has served over 3,500 emerging and mid-career 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. ACA believes that the spirit and challenges of being an artist are shared by all disciplines and that we can learn much from coming together, sharing our work and ideas, and collaborating on projects. Please visit About the Master Artists-in-Residence Program to learn more.
Deadline: September 19


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.
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

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission
Location: Athens, GA
The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit their proposals and images of previous public art projects for consideration in the playground improvement project at the World of Wonder playground at Southeast Clarke Park in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with the ACAC and staff of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department to create an artwork that complements the playground’s new design and function. Interested artists should submit complete proposals for consideration by October 2, 2016. For further information on site design, scheduled site visit days, and the full request for proposal visit, click here.
Deadline: October 2

“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 fee. To submit: For more information about C4 Atlanta membership: 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

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

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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  • devin allen
    September 13, 2016 at

    Greetings, I am putting together an exhibit about International Women’s Day and International Worker’s day. I have the prospectus already assembles. Please send email to and I will forward the prospectus on to you.

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