See below for upcoming grant deadlines, calls for proposals, and residency applications available (but not limited) to artists in Georgia.
1. The Public Arts Program Artists Registry
A stipend of $3000 to $5000 will be awarded to those chosen, to assist a professional artist who has been commissioned by Fulton County for a public work of art.
Deadline: October 14
As one of its funding opportunities, the Fulton County Arts Council offers Georgia artists and enrolled graduate students the chance to gain experience in the execution of a work of public art. As apprentices to the commissioned artist (mentor), chosen artists will be given a stipend of $3000 to $5000 to assist at workshops and construction meetings, research materials, correspond with collaborating parties, and assist in the installation of the work. For more information on how to apply, see the Fulton County Arts Council website.
2. 86th Annual International Competition: Photography
Three artists will be given solo exhibitions; a purchase award for the Philadelphia Museum of Art; up to $3,000 in purchase, cash, and material prizes; a two-year contract from The Print Center Gallery Store; and a one-year membership to the Print Center.
Deadline: October 19
Being that October is Atlanta Celebrates Photography month, we thought it appropriate to pull out a photography-related opportunity taking place outside of Georgia. For a $45 fee. artists from around the U.S. are eligible to submit up to five images. From these submissions, Jennifer Blessing (curator of Photography at the Guggenheim Museum, New York) will select a number of artists for an online exhibition, and three artists who will be given an opportunity to show and sell their works at the Print Center in Philadelphia. All forms of artwork are eligible, though photography must be a critical component of the work. Works that push the boundaries of the photographic medium are highly encouraged. For more information visit the Print Center’s website.
3. Idea Capital: Call for Artists
Artists will be awarded grants of $500 to $1500.
Deadline: October 24
It’s that time of year again: Idea Capital is calling on Atlanta artists to submit “risky and challenging” art projects. Artists working in all forms of artistic media are encouraged to apply, including visual arts, performance, literature, dance, digital media, curatorial projects, writing, film, and video. To apply, visit the Idea Capital website.
4. The Third Virginia Avery Memorial “Reflections” Juried Art Exhibition
For best in Show artists will receive $1,000; in each category, while first place receives $300; second place receives $200; and third place receives $100.
Deadline: October 30
The Atlanta Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is calling on all women artists in Georgia to submit works of art in a variety of mediums. Applicants may submit up to three works for a $30 non-refundable entry fee. Selected artists will be able to display and sell their work from January 19 through March 3 at the Mable House Arts Center in Mableton, Georgia. For more information about the exhibition you can check out their website, or view the entry form for the competition.
1. Residency Program at the Sustainable Arts Society in Blue Ridge, GA
Artists will recieve residency in Blue Ridge, GA from January through May.
Deadline: November 1
The Sustainable Arts Society provides three artists a place to stay and work on their own projects for six months. Artists are given a private, secluded space on a working farm in the mountains where they are encouraged to create works dealing with issues of environmental conservation. For more information, visit their website.
2. ATHICA Call for Entries: Southern
Artists are given the chance to exhibit their work at the gallery from January 21 through March 3 of 2012.
Deadline: November 10
The Athens Institute for Contemporary Art has released their call for artists, asking for proposals that challenge the traditional notions of the term Southern. All forms of media are accepted, though free-standing works are preferred, as many of the walls have already been curated. For more information on the gallery and its call for submissions, visit ATHICA’s website.
3. Unbound / Liberate Art: Artist Grant Program
Five artists will receive grants of up to $5000 each.
Deadline: November 15
The public relations and arts development group Punch-Bot has recently announced the launch of their Artist Grant Program: Unbound. In addition to providing financial assistance, Punch-Bot is dedicated to supporting Atlanta creatives via training in marketing, media relations, and business development, offering a unique collection of resources to help artists execute their creative goals. The group is looking for projects “spanning various disciplines;” thus, artists working in any medium are encouraged to apply. For more information on Punch-Bot and how to apply, visit their website.
4. the inkling / Call for Entries
Artists will have their work published in the January edition of the inkling.
Deadline: November 15
Named after the Oxford literary club that included such members as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis,the literary journal, the inkling, offers a variety of compelling, experimental works in poetry, prose, and art. At the moment. they are currently calling for drawings, paintings, photography, and cartoons with literary themes. For more information on the journal and how to submit, you can check them out here.
5. Sony World Photography Awards Competition
Awards include cash prizes of $5000 to $25,000.
Deadline: November 25 (for students); January 4, 2012
Here’s another out of state photography competition to look forward to: Sony’s World Photography Awards Competition offers prizes in a number of categories for professionals, students, amateurs, and youth alike. All submissions are digital. For more information on how to submit work and the different competitions available, check out their website.
The Kress Project
24 winners will be published in a book and given $500 each.
Deadline: February 1
In celebration of receiving a collection of Italian Renaissance paintings fifty years ago from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) is calling on artists to create works in response to the works in this collection. All forms of media are accepted, including visual arts, poetry, academic papers, recipes, and more. For more information on the project and how to apply, visit GMOA’s website.
Please leave a comment below if you know of more grant opportunities, calls for proposals, or artist residencies. Be sure to look for BURNAWAY‘s Call for Artists publication on the first of every month.